Thursday, 30 July 2015

A6 Bokeh Card With Money Wallet

Hi All

Just wanted to share an A6 card I made featuring the bokeh technique which I demonstrated at our last class and would probably base a future class on. 

Products Used:
Age Awareness Stamp Set
Deco Labels Framelits
Craft Stampin' Pigment Ink
Stampin' Pads
Mirror Card


I would also like to enter the card to the following challenges:
Glitter n Sparkle Challenge Blog - Use Something That Starts With 'B' (Blue & Bokeh)
Creative Fingers Challenge Blog - 88 Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart - 70 Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion Challenges - 272 Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes


I will be giving the card to my Brother-In-Law next week with the money wallet above which I made using the following products:
Mini Treat Bag Thinlits
You're So Sweet Stamp Set
Sentimentally Yours Stamp Set
DoCrafts Paper
Parchment Paper


You can get products from our Stampin' Up! Page as well as check future classes we hold in Basingstoke.

Thanks for looking and happy crafting

Barry

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Blue, Bubbles and Shells - Claritystamp

Hi All

Another post on a new card?! I'm just trying to make up for the 3 weeks I didn't post anything as we were busy with orders, our other blog and classes.

Anyways, hope you're week is going well so far and here is the card I am sharing using Seashell Claritystamp.


Blue Centura Pearl 17.4cm x 17.4cm
Silver Centura Pearl 13.5cm x 13.5 cm
Watercolour Paper 12.9cm x 12.9 cm
Blue Centura Pearl 7cm x 7cm

For the outer frame, I randomly stamped the image using Perfect Medium pad then applied Mica Powders after.

I used the Clarity stencil brush to apply distress inks through the border of Circles Box Frame stencil on the watercolour paper. Once I was happy with the colours, I took off the stencil and spritz a little water and smudge the colours onto the white areas of the paper to soften the outlines of the 'bubbles'. 


To add highlights on the bubbles, I used Craft Stampin' pigment pad, Silver and White acrylic paints with daubers and paintbrush.

I was left with a stark white middle which I didn't like and continued to use distress inks, mica powders and glitter.

I wasn't happy with the result as it blended too much with the border so I used silver Sharpie pen and grey pigment pen to outline the inner frame. I was still undecided with the outcome so I decided to change it by using the blue centura pearl paper.


I stamped the Shell image with Archival Ink, traced inside the image with Versamarker (trying not to go over the shell outlines), before applying Mica Powders again. To finish off the card, I used foam pads to raise each layer and added the four gems.

I am entering this card to the following challenges:
Clarity stamp Challenge Blog - 28 Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin' Challenge Blog - No Designer Paper
Sister Act Card Challenge - 115 Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart - 69 Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion Challenges - 271 Anything Goes

Thank you for looking. Until next time, happy crafting.

Jay



Monday, 20 July 2015

Lavinia Stamps

Hi All

Hope you all had a lovely weekend. Today I am sharing a card using Lavinia stamps, I wanted to create something different using the stamps we had and here's the result.


White Card 14cm x 14cm
Silver Centura Pearl 14.7cm x 14.7cm

For the main image, I started with the Silhouette House Pods, bending the stalks to form the ring. I used the end of the Ivy to add foliage around the stalks. Finally I used Stampin' Marker to selectively colour the Spider's Web so I didn't have to use a mask to cover the pods.


I used the same stamps and colours on a 1cm x 14cm strip of paper before folding it to create the tiny flower. Isn't it cute? I wanted the focus on the main image so to finish the card I just added a strip of ribbon and a couple of gems.


What sentiment or occasion do you think fits the image?

I am entering this card to the following challenges:
Lavinia Stamps Challenge - 7 Add A Flower Or Flowers
Crafting From The Heart - 69 Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion Challenges - 271 Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin' Challenge Blog - No Designer Paper

Thanks for looking. Until next time, happy crafting.

Jay




Sunday, 19 July 2015

Indigoblu Stamps - Flutterby

Hi All

I want to share with you a card using Indigoblu stamps. I really like how the stamped images makes it look like you are lying on the ground.


Watercolour Paper 13cm x 13cm
Silver Centura Pearl 13.4cm x 13.4cm
Black Card 14cm x 14cm

Background was created by applying inks on a craft mat and spritzing water. Thanks to Sally-Jo for reminding me how great  this technique is!


I used a circle mask and Craft Stampin' Pad (pigment ink) to create the moon. I then heat embossed the butterfly using Perfect Medium with opaque embossing powder, coloured with Spectrum Noir alcohol pens after.


I am also entering this card to the following challenges:
Indigoblu Blog Challenge - 29 Flutterby 
Creative Moments - 72 Anything Goes / Monochromatic
Sister Act Card Challenge - 115 Anything Goes

Thanks for looking. Until next time, happy crafting.

Jay


Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Wedding Stationeries

Hi All

Sorry we haven't posted for a while, we have been busy with our other blog, classes and other projects. 

Congratulations to Dahlia & Daniel who got married last Saturday and now that the date has passed, I can share a few pics of the wedding stationeries that we have designed for them.

Placecards - designed on Inkscape, Pages and ScanNCut Canvas, also used Creative Expression die.

Menus - created with Pages using elements from the Inkscape design.

Seating Plan - wire birdcage from Hobbycraft, designed on Pages with elements from the Inkscape design. Also used butterfly punch from Paperchase and Stampin' Up! butterfly die.

Seating Plan - close up

What do you think of these wedding stationeries?

Thank you for looking and hopefully we will get to update this blog more often again.

Jay