Sunday, 21 December 2014

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Well it's almost here and I have packed away all of crafting bits for this year - mainly due to the fact that my daughter has been turfed out of her bedroom and she needs somewhere to sleep lol!  Christmas cards are finished.  Below are the designs some lucky friends should hopefully receive.  The background was done with paint (distress and fresco finish) one of Georgina's Christmas stencils from The Artistic Stamper, and indigo blu Christmas stamps.  

I popped the paint on my mat and then used a brayer to cover a sheet of card.  With pewter distress paint I popped a bit on my craft mat, picked some up with a bit of cut and dry and then popped this through the pointsetta stencil.  Left it all to dry ( ok I admit that I had to bin the first batch as, as usual I got carried away thought it was dry stamped onto the background and then gently sprinkled embossing powder onto the image tapped the excess off and then swore at myself for being so stupid - did it again yesterday due to rushing but that's another story altogether.

I don't know if you will be able to see these clearly unfortunately this one didn't come out as well as I had hoped
This one is still a bit dark
This one is a little better but I must remember to take the photo in my craft room rather than at night in the middle of writing Christmas cards.

Anyway enough of my waffling.  Hope you all have a lovely Christmas, I am keeping my fingers crossed that the square present under the Christmas tree from my daughter is the gelli plate that I had put on my list - well you never know it looks the right shape ;-)

Happy Christmas 

Thursday, 4 December 2014

Then Jennie from Artistic Stamper said do it with distress inks.............

I had out gesso through one of my Prima 12 x12 stencils but couldn't decide on what colours to use or indeed what medium to use. I was talking to Jennie at The Artistic Stamper and her words were do it with distress inks! So I did I used Peacock feather and shaded lilac. Tim Holtz chevron stencil and white gesso. The Heart is cut from grungepaper using the tattered heart Tim Holtz die.
Let me know what you think As ever thanks for spending the time to have a look Debs xx

A change of scenery

I hope you like the new layout, i personally think it looks a bit cleaner and clearer. You never know it might get me posting a bit more regularly, which would be nice. I have been trying my hardest to get some Christmas cards made, and i think i have finally got a design - hopefully in the next couple of days i can show you the finished article! To be honest i keep getting distracted by my journal. I don't really use it for writing down my thoughts more for playing and trying out different techniques With this page i was trying out some new paints and trying out painting without water - something that i hadn't done before. I had also just got back from the Artistic Stamper and along with the paints i had a new stamp and stencil that were just crying to be tried out. Once it was finished i left it as it was and then yesterday i decided that the Dyan Reavely stamp would look perfect on it using the same blue as the background but just added some white to make it lighter painted the dress and then added a tad more blue to just take it that tiny shade darker for the hat. The hair was done with the same colours as well! Its still not quite finished but i quite like it.
let me know what you think. Debs