Thursday, 30 November 2017

Craft Consortium Winter Woodland Fabric Hanging

Hi all

I have a home decor project to share today using the new Winter Woodland stamps by Craft Consortium.

I used a nesting die to cut out a heart from Lutradur and felt. I then stamped the images onto the Lutradur and then coloured them in with inks.

Before i started to sew the pieces together, I glued a piece of jute ribbon into the centre and stitched around the edge. i left a gap so i could add stuffing which i made from scraps of felt.

I finished off by gluing pearl trim around the edge of the decoration.

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Wednesday, 29 November 2017

How To Create A Bright And Fun Art Journal Page With Sin City Stamps

Hi all

I have created a bright art journal page using Sin City Stamps and DecoArt Fluid Acrylics.
Sin City Stamps are now available in the UK at Thats Crafty.

Products used
Sin City Stamps Hearty Doodles
Sin City Stamps Art Journal Stamp Set
DecoArt Fluid Acrylics Turquoise, Primary Magenta, Quincridone Red, Hansa yellow Medium
DecoArt White Gesso
DecoArt White Modeling Paste
Old Book Pages

Start off by applying DecoArt White Gesso over a blank journal page. Use a spatula to create a more textured layer. Apply a modeling paste to the page using a stencil and paint the page with Primary Magenta Fluid Acrylic.

Apply gesso to random sections on the page and allow to dry before painting over with Yellow-Green, Turquoise and Quinacirdone Red fluid acrylics.

Using the Hearty Doodles stamp set, Stamp out a selection of different shaped hearts onto old book pages. colour them in using fluid acrylics and then  stamp over them using texture stamps. Cut out the hearts and glue them to the journal page.

Stamp a few texture stamps in between the hearts and then use the Art Journal Stamp Set to stamp Art over the hearts.

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Monday, 27 November 2017

Vlog Thompson Crafts December Kit Reveal and Mixed Media Card Tutorial

Hi all

I have a new video for you today.

I am guest designer for Thompsons Craft Supplies and i have the Letters to Santa collection by Kaisercraftto play with so my first project is a quick mixed media tag.


12 x 12 Letters to Santa by Kaisercraft
Letters to Santa Collectibles
DecoArt Metallic lustre Gold Rush
Colourcraft Soft Foam Relief Paste Clear

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Saturday, 25 November 2017

Mixed Up Magazine Inspiration Cards Week 1 to 4

                                                                            Hi all

I have been playing along with a weekly challenge in the Mixed Up Magazine Facebook Group. We are creating our own inspiration cards and do a different theme each week. You can get the cards here

Join the group here

Week 1

Week 2

This coffee cup mark stamp is one of my favorites. ok i have 100s of favorite stamps but this is currently my favorite.

Week 3

I inked and then stamped over the letters to make them less boring.

Week 4

A bit of David Bowie for you. I tried to create a space effect but i think i need more practice. 

Cherish The Memory Frozen Forrest Card Kit

Hello all

Here are some samples i made up using the Frozen Forest Card Kit  by Studio Light and available at Cherish the Memory.

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Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Mail Art With Gummiapan

Hello crafty friends

I am on the blog today with some mail art using Gummiapan stamps.

Products used

I started off with a blank 5 x 7 envelope and i stamped the Worn Grid stamp around the edges first. Next i inked just the edge of the Photo Negative stamp and stamped it down the side over the Worn Grid.

Next i stamped two Dotted Branches at either corner of the envelope.  I then added a few Monarch Butterflies in between the worn Grid pattern. 

I finished off by adding small arrows and chevron down the edges before spritzing with blue and sepia inks.

I started this one off with the Worn Grid pattern again and then added another layer using the Worn Chessboard stamp. I used the Number Collage stamp down the edge of the envelope and i used dark colours for the texture stamps.

Next i used the Larger Butterfly stamps in Green and Warm Yellow to make them pop out from the monotone background.  I stamped these across the envelope and over the first Layer of stamps.

I finished off by stamping Live Love Laugh across the top in black ink.

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Sunday, 19 November 2017

How to create a textured mixed media card

Hi all
I have a mixed media Christmas card to share using Best Glue Ever.

I used Brusho powders on the card base and then used ExpandeIt on the edges which when heated turns into a foam. I then inked over it and added gold glitter paint.

I added some lace across the card.

I cut out two stars one from paper and one from Lutradur material. I added more ExpandIt to the star and applied heat. Material is difficult to glue down but Best Glue Ever has no problem with this. I added a bark star to the center of the star and added a charm.  

Next i eanted to add the bead trim around the center of the card so i added blobs of Best Glue Ever and let it set a little before carefully wrapping the bead trim around the focal point 

I finished off with a sentiment sticker.
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Saturday, 18 November 2017

Rubber Dance Stamps:Mixed Media Flower Card

Hello crafting friends

I have another card made using the Textured Flower stamps by Susan Rose.

I used a stencil mask with thick modeling paste on the base of the card and let it set. I then mixed Brusho powders with water and painted them down the centre. I then spritzed the card with blue mist spray.

I coloured the flowers in using Brusho powders which i mixed with water to create an ink. Once they was dry i cut then out and possitioned them on the card

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Rubber Dance Stamps:Mixed Media Flower Greeting Card

Hi all

I have been playing with my new stamps from Rubber Dance. These stamps are designed by Teamie Susan Rose.

I used a tall card and applied a stencil mask down the centre using modeling paste.
spritzed it with purple,pink and grey spritzing inks

I stamped out the flowers and leaves onto card and used Brusho powders to colour them in. 

I used a lighter colour and then a contrasting colour to add shading.

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Wednesday, 15 November 2017

How To Use ExpandIt To Create A Beautiful Frost Effect

Hi all

I am up on the blog today with a mixed media art journal page.

To start off the page i glued fown some scraps of Lutradur which i heated up and distressed.
I Then used white gesso and once it was dry i sprayed the page with water. Next i sprinkled on Grey, Ost Blue and Aquamarine Brusho powders and then sprayed more water over the top. I used a paint brush to mix the colours but you can let them dry as they are if you want to keep the patches of colour.

I used blue mettalic Lustre over the top and then i started applying the Expandit paste using a spatular. I used a heat gun to fluff it all up and as it expands, it branches out like frost. To create the frosted look i used pearl metallic lustre and glitter glue.

I applied a stencil to the background and used metalic lustre to bring out the pattern. The words were created with alphabet stickers and i used a ruler to keep them straight.

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