Wednesday, 30 September 2015

New workshop dates!

I have two new workshop dates to announce. Both workshops we will be creating a Christmas Poinsettia Wreath using my new Designs by Georgina Poinsettia Wreath chipboard kit.

Firstly I will be at That's Crafty, Romford Essex on Saturday 14th November. For more details or to book please visit the That's Crafty website.

I will also be at The Artistic Stamper, near Faversham, Kent, on Saturday 28th November. For more details or to book please visit The Artistic Stamper website or call the shop on 01795 597757.

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Craft Stamper: Blog extra

I have a two projects on Craft Stamper​ blog today using Masterboards, Ken Oliver Crafts​ Color Burst,  stamps by PaperArtsy​ and The Artistic Stamper stencil. Why not pop over to the blog for more photos and details about my projects.

Tuesday, 4 August 2015

PaperArtsy blog challenge #14 Flowers

This is my entry for PaperArtsy blog challenge #14. The theme is Flowers. My canvas was inspired by Anneke De Clerk's Canvas. I liked how Anneke had created all the different background layers using a variety of mediums and then finished her piece with the large flowers.

To create my canvas I followed step from the original blog post. I added pieces of tissue, lined paper and old dictionary to a 15x15cm canvas with Multi Medium Matt. Once dry I added a layer of Gesso.

Once the Gesso was dry I added Yellow Submarine, Sherbet and Beach Hut Fresco Finish Paint with an old credit card as shown below.

When the paint was dry I sprayed Bubblegum Pink, Lemon Zest and Calypso Teal Dylusions ink spray onto the canvas. I also sprayed water and let the ink run.

Onto the canvas I then used stamped Ellen Vargo 06 stamp from PaperArtsy in Cobolt Archival ink pad.

I then added Grunge Paste through a PaperArtsy 004 stencil. I didn't colour the Grunge Paste once it was dry as I found It had already picked up some of the colour from the canvas.

I then painted and stamped flowerheads and stems from Lin Brown 01 stamp set with Yellow Submarine, Sherbet, Very Berry and Tinned Peas Fresco Finish Paint. I stamped the painted stamps onto PaperArtsy smooth card.

I then cut out all the flowers and stemps before attaching them to the canvas. I only attached the centre of the flowerheads and stems to the canvas as shown below.

Friday, 5 June 2015

Another PaperArtsy blog challenge #10 Bottles

I have had some good crafty time this week. I have made two crafty items and therefore my second blog post for the week. Today I have a decorated bottle to share with you which I am entering into PaperArtsy blog challenge #10. The theme is Bottles. My bottle was inspired by the blog post Blue Bottle {by Sue Carrington}. I liked the tissue paper technique and painting onto the glass that was used by Sue so I wanted to give it a go myself.

I followed Sue's blog post on how to cover the bottle. I started by painting the beer bottle and cap with two thin coats of Mocha Mousse Frecso Finish paint.

Onto tissue paper I stamped the leaf and dotty paper using stamp from Eclectica Darcy 11 stamp set with a Jet Black Archival ink pad.

I turned the tissue paper over and painted in the stamped images with Cheesecake, Pumpkin Soup, Tinned Peas, Guacamole, Beach Hut and Baltic Blue Fresco Finish paints.

Once dry I painted all over the back with Mocha Mousse Frecso Finish paint.

I then torn-up the tissue paper and attached it to the bottle and cap with Decopatch glue. I also added a layer of glue on the top on the paper and then left to dry.

I stamped leaves and flower, again from the Eclectica Darcy 11 stamp set with a Jet Black Archival ink pad onot white card. I painted them in with the Fresco Finish paints. I watered down the Tinned Peas and Guacamole to make them less opaque. I tied thread around the top of the bottle and then tied on the leaves and attached the flowers.

Wednesday, 3 June 2015

PaperArtsy blog challenge #10 Bottles

Today I have a card to share with you which I am entering into PaperArtsy Challenge #10. The theme is Bottles. My card was inspired by Blossoming Bottles {by Pavla Hozíková} journal page. I have used Pavla's technique for the Gelli Plate printed background. I have also included bottles with Blooming flowers similar to the original journal page.

To make the card I started by printing the background using my Gelli Plate. I put Inky Pool and Beach Hut Fresco Finish paints onto my Gelli Plate and spread with a brayer. I used Watercolour paper to take a print.

I drew three bottle shapes onto white card and roughly cut around the edge. I scrunches up Waxed Kraft paper and attached it to the back of the bottles. Once dry I cut around the bottle shapes.

I added a little French Roast Fresco Finish paint to the edge of the bottles to add some shadow, as shown below.

I added some Snowflake Fresco Finish paint to the background before attaching to the card blank. Pavla did this on her original project and it helped the bottles and flowers stand out.

I stamped a selection of flowers, grasses and a sentiment in Archival Jet Black ink pad onto white card. I used Jofy Collections 14 and 24 stamp sets. I coloured the images with Copics.

I cut out the flowers and grasses and attached them, as well as the bottles to the card blank.

I added Glossy Accents to the centre of the flowers. Around the edge of the flowers I added Star Dust Stickles for a little sparkle. To finish I added a stamped sentiment and faux stitching.

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

PaperArtsy blog challenge #9 Words

This is my card for the PaperArtsy blog challenge #9 Words. I have taken inspiration from Eternal Star {by Alison Hall}- I have used words stamps in the background and Fresco Finish paint background which I have stamped onto.

To make my card I started with the background. I cut a square of white cards and stamped words from Jofy Collections 11 and 14, in Frayed Burlap and Tumbled Glass Distres ink pads.

Onto this I stamped the flower branches from Jofy Collection 14 stamp set with a Walnut Stain as shown below.

Onto white cards I painted panels as shown below. I used Bora Bora, Ice Blue, Pumpkin Soup, Cheesecake and Mocha Mousse Fresco Finish paints.

I stamped flowers from Jofy Collections 11 and 14 onto the background and painted panels with a Jet Black Achival ink pad as shown below. Onto the brown painted panel I also stamped words across the flowers with Potted Soil Achival ink pad.

I attached the white background panel onto a 7x7" kraft card blank. I cut out the flower heads and attached them onto the card. To finish I highlighted some of the details with Fresco Finish paints.

Friday, 1 May 2015

Craft Stamper May blog challenge - DT card

A new challenge starts today on the Craft Stamper blog. The theme of this month's challenge is Take a Stamp: Anything goes.

This is my DT project. I have used a selection of Jofy stamps from PaperArtsy for the project. The rectangle frame is by Tando.

To make my project I started to painting my frame with a layer of PaperArtsy French Roast Fresco Finish paint. Once dry I painted on a thick layer of Deco Art White Crackle Paint.

This is a close-up of the crackle finish once dry.

I them stamped a selection of Jofy stamps onto PaperArtsy Smoothy Heavy Weight 340gsm white stamping card using Tuxedo Black Memento ink pad. I used Jofy Collection sets 11 and 24. I them coloured the stamped images with Copics. The colours I used are shown below.

I attached the flower and mushroom strip behind the frame. For the large side flowers I stamp the additional header section as shown below. I coloured and cut out the flower heads.

I attached the flowerheads onto the sides of the frame. I added the additional layers with foam pads as shown below. I stamp 'Bloom' word from the Jofy 11 stamp set and attached this to the frame. To finish I added Glossy Accents and Star Dust Stickles.

For more details about the challenge, to enter or see more of the DT projects, please visit the Craft Stamper blog