Thursday, 16 February 2017

No Space for Dreams

Have you seen the new release stamps from Visible Image yet? If not you really should take a look as they are AMAZING! I treated myself to the genius Face It set this week and also bought the new head mask they have released. I've had a ball playing with them tonight and this is the result. 

I teamed the new stamps up with the No Space For Dreams set and I think they all worked so well together. 

To create my piece I stamped the facial features and then masked off the sentiment stamp so that just the word 'worries' was visible and stamped that randomly inside the face mask. I covered the face with the insert part of the mask set and stamped and heat embossed the dreamcatcher around the edge, and then used distress ink to colour it. I coloured the face with Aquatint inks, and added a neck. 

Then came the fiddly part! I stamped multiple dream catchers on card I had coloured with Gelatos and fussy cut all the feathers to create her hair ( which was inspired by my own daughter's hair as she is currently rocking blue and pink herself!). I coloured the lips with gelatos and went over with a Wink of Stella to give it some shimmer, and added a gem nose piercing for some extra bling.

I must admit she has come out a little more butch looking than I had imagined as I stamped the eyes a little high I think. But that's cool as my daughter and I have decided that the story behind her is that she is trans gender and now she has made the change and is at peace with herself she can release all her worries and live the life she so desperately wants, so it all fits together perfectly and she has really come alive to us the more we look at her.

I'm off to play with the open eyes in the set now so watch this space!

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Happy crafting!


Saturday, 11 February 2017

I'm Watching You by Julia Spiri

Wow! Julia's new releases just get better and better and this month's is no exception. I'm delighted to be able to share my DT project, using the wonderful new image I'm Watching You. Isn't she incredible?

I chose to use watercolour pens to colour her this time. I'm still very much learning with them as they are so different to my usual go to option of Copics, but I am really pleased with the way she turned out. The backing paper is from the Bohemian Collection by Dovecraft.

Julia has set up a new youtube channel where she uploads videos of her painting her images. They are so captivating so do take a look here.

She also holds a monthly challenge of course, so hop across to the blog if you fancy playing along. We love to see your creations!

I am entering this in the following challenges:

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Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Crafts Galore Encore February Challenge DT Post

There's a new challenge over at Crafts Galore Encore and this month our sponsor is the wonderful Kenny K. I'm a huge fan of the Kenny K digis so was thrilled to be able to choose an image to work with. I opted to use Rad Boarder. I always seem to struggle with cards for the boys so this was a perfect chance to stretch myself and step out of my pink comfort zone!

To create my background for this cool dude  I used Brushos on watercolour card, which I spritzed with water. I added some brick work with a mask and distress ink, and then added more graffiti style elements using masks and Dylusions paint. I fussy cut around the image and then layered him on black card to make the image pop and added a stamped sentiment. 

We would love to see your creations so do join in if you can. 

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Sunday, 29 January 2017

Just Be Happy

I've had such a lovely creative weekend making cards and doing some scrap book pages and I just wanted to pop on and share my favourite card from the weekend. 

I've been sorting through my stash and I have so many papers that I have created backgrounds on and stored away, so I am on a mission to use some up as my paper boxes are getting out of hand!

This one was created using the shaving foam technique, and dylusions. I just love the vibrant swirly pattern. This is such a fun way to play, and it called out for a lively image to accompany it, and I had just the one. I used the entire stamp set called Tomorrow Doesn't Exist by Visible Image, heat embossing the girl and main sentiment for some extra shine. I also used stamps from Universal with glitter Wow embossing powder to add more dimension to my background. I am so pleased with how it turned out.

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Saturday, 21 January 2017

Just Hit Play

Stopping by today to share a card I have made using some of my favourite stamps by Visible Image. As a child of the 70's/80's I just love this cassette recorder from the Just Hit Play set. Perfect for music lovers of a certain generation like me. Oh the hours I would spend on a Sunday night, poised over my radio listening to the Top 40 and desperately trying to catch my favourite tunes with that record button, and oh how frustrating it was when the DJ started talking over the top of the music! I'm sure I'm not alone in that one!

I also used stamps from Visible Image's Universal and Sing sets. They all compliment each other so well. The background was created with Dylusion sprays.


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Wednesday, 18 January 2017

New Home Card With Lavinia Stamps

Today I'm popping by to share a new home card that I have made for my niece and her family to celebrate a very long awaited, and somewhat stressful move. House buying and selling is never simple as they have found out, but finally they are settling into their dream home and I couldn't be happier for them. 

I adore fairies, and I know my great niece is also a fairy fan, so a selection of my stamps from Lavinia Stamps seemed perfect for the job. The background was created using distress inks, and the images are coloured with Zig Clean Color markers. 

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Saturday, 7 January 2017

Hydrangea- Julia Spiri New Release

Yippee it's time for another new release from Julia Spiri and wow is she a stunner! Simply named 'Hydrangea' after the pretty flowers that surround her, you can find her here. I loved colouring her up ( with copics) and created a simple layout using backing card from Hunkydory, a ribbon and bow from Papermania Capsule Collection, and a vintage butterfly embellishment. 

The rest of my teamies have also been playing with her and have made some stunning cards so pop across to the challenge blog and prepare to be inspired! Perhaps you could join in the latest challenge too while you are there. You can also follow Julia and her art, and share your own projects with her images on her Facebook group

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