Monday, 28 July 2014

Event Day Projects

Happy Monday blog visitors, Kirsten here with a quick post to show you two projects I made for the event day.
First up, a pencil box, which I painted with Meadowlark Martha Stewart paint & stamped one of the Hobby Art background stamps in places with a permanent ink.
For the top I stamped one of the mini Woodware flowers with embossing ink onto gloss card, left it to dry thoroughly & blended distress inks on top – the dry embossing ink acts as a resist. I stamped a selection of flowers onto card coloured with distress inks, cut them out & glued them to the top of the box.


Next, a clipboard. I painted a border with MS Sea Lavender paint first, glued on a sheet of
Anna Marie Designs Cool Gray striped card, to which I added Hobby Art background stamps with permanent grey ink.

I stamped & cut out the Woodware flowers, (mini & Georgina), applied embossing ink onto Anna Marie Designs Aquamarine dottie card through the TCW Live Love Laugh stencil & heat set with embossing powder.
Georgina   Mini Flowers     TCW Live Love Laugh    Meadowlark   Sea Lavender   Decorative Backgrounds Stamp Set   Alphabet Typed    Dottie Card Aquamarine     Striped Cool Gray      Emboss Ink Pads     WA01 Clear Gloss   WL01 Bright White  
Thanks for looking, see you tomorrow.

Saturday, 26 July 2014

Altered Tray

Hello crafters, hope you enjoyed Lisa's demoes on the Imagination Crafts shows on Create & Craft yesterday.

I'd like to show you a little tray I altered for the event day. These wooden trays would be perfect for keeping keys in, or even a doll's tea set. I gave it a coat of gesso first, to seal the wood & provide a base for the paint. Then I painted the tray with a few coats of Martha Stewart Scallion acrylic paint.

I stamped the Lavinia Stamps Field Grass stamp on the sides with embossing ink & heat set with WOW white embossing powder...........

On the handles I stamped the large butterfly from the Card-io Majestix Flutterby Garden stamp set with embossing ink & again, heat set with WOW white EP.

For the centre I cut a piece of white super smooth card to fit, stamped the Woodware Clear Magic 'Georgina' stamp & its smaller counterpart on to masking paper & cut them out. I then began stamping with Turquoise, Peony & Bamboo Versacolor inks, masking off parts of the flowers as I went.......

I filled some of the white areas with a stamps from the Card-io Collection Greenery 1 stamp set.......

I then used felt pens in a paler blue & pink around the inside edge of the flowers..........

I used a wet glue to adhere the stamped panel to the inside of the tray & covered it with a piece of acetate.............


Greenery 1  Georgina    Mini Flowers  Field Grass  Flutterby Garden

 Versacolor Bamboo   Versacolor Peony   Versacolor Turquoise    Scallion  Gesso

 Emboss Ink Pads    WL01 Bright White 160ml     Crafts Too Thin A4 Acetate Sheets

There's still a week left of the current blog challenge. We'd love to see your projects made with Indigo Blu/Woodware Stylised Flowers. All details are on the challenge page.

Thanks for looking, see you next time.

Friday, 25 July 2014

Woodware Stylised Flowers, part two

Hello, I hope everyone's having a great week. Here are the rest of the cards I made using the new Woodware Clear Magic Stylised Flower stamps. I really like these stamps & I used them on many of my projects for last Saturday's event day. I will show you those projects in upcoming blog posts.
For these two cards I used a sheet of Anna Marie Designs Dotty card as the card blank. I stamped 'Georgina' & its smaller version with Turquoise & Peony Versacolor inks, adding a little colour to the petals with watered down distress inks (Salty Ocean & Picked Raspberry). I cut them out & added them to the white card which I'd partly dry embossed with the Embossalicious Lattice folder.....
This stamp is 'Chloe'. I stamped the large stamp once & the smaller one four times onto white super smooth card with Onyx Black Versafine & heat set with WOW Clear Gloss embossing powder. I coloured the flowers with watercolour pencils, starting with dark oranges in the centre, moving to yellows at the tips. Then I mixed Sunshine Satin Silkies with water & painted over the top....
Versafine will mostly resist the Silkies, but I always wipe over the top with my finger immediately after applying....
The background is Shabby Shutters & Mowed Lawn distress inks through the
Imagination Crafts Wall stencil, with Weaving Ivy from Lavinia Stamps stamped with a permanent blue ink.
Here's 'Georgina' again, this time coloured with watercolour pencils & Imagination Crafts Silkies - Tuscan Satin & Sunshine Satin - I added dots of Glossy Accents to the petals when the Silkies were dry.......
The background is a piece of scrap card to which I added left over gesso & MS paint mix from another project, I scraped it through the TCW Tiny Circles stencil & put it aside. When I decided to use it for this card I blended Victoria Velvet distress ink over the card, wiping it off the stencilled areas.

Chloe  Georgina  Mini Flowers   Weaving Ivy  Wall Stencil TCW Mini Tiny Circles Silkies - Sunshine Satin   Silkies Tuscan Satin    Pens and Pencils

   VersaFine Ink pad - Onyx Black    WA01 Clear Gloss 160ml  
That's it, I shall be back soon. Thanks for looking & remember, the new blog challenge is up. All details are here.