Saturday, 20 February 2016

Its All about Me! Journal page

Hi everyone

Here is a journal page i did a couple of weeks ago for the Colour Me Positive 2016 Challenge.  Its a fab challenge with some really lovely people.  This page was inspired by a journal page by the very talented Marta Lapkowska, she is truly inspirational and for those of you haven't come across her - although I am pretty certain most of you will have - she is on Finnabairs design team as well as several others.

I really love the way this page turned out 

First of all I added some texture paste through a stencil, also added some glitter to the paste which is why it looks brown in places

Once the original texture paste had dried I added some more paste through a circle stencil.  Once that was dried I added some lace and hessian, stamped a piece of adhesive canvas using a Tim Holtz script stamp

I did the same on the opposite page

The script on the canvas I also frayed the edges to give a nice shabby chic effect

A close up of the bottom of the page before I sprayed

I also punched out some circles and stamped on those as well and sprayed the canvas pieces with the same colours of Distress Stain Sprays I had used on the back ground,  unfortunately as usual I got carried away at this point and forgot to take separate photos as i applied the sprays but basically i started with a bit of Wild Honey, added some Tea Dye and some Cracked Pistachio and then the dark bits are Ground Espresso - this is such a fab brown.  Most of the ground espresso was added by taking the top off and using the pipey bit(technical term) to drip the the colour down the page and around the edges and also around the texture paste circles.

I added some more bits of canvas and then stamped with brown archival directly onto the textured circles.  I used a fab set by Kaisercraft.

It needed something else so i added some white linen Dylusions spray

The key to this I think is adding a bit of spray at a time, and not being afraid to just spray and have fun without going too mad lol! Adding a spray or two of water after you have sprayed the ink - not too much but enough to blend!

Have fun and happy crafting


Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Sneaky Peak of Tomorrows Artistic Stamper Post and free giveaway

Hi All

Here is a sneaky peak of my post on The Artistic Stamper which will be live tomorrow.  Checkout the post, one lucky person can win the project.

But just remember you have to be in it to win it lol!

Thanks for popping in and Happy Crafting

Monday, 1 February 2016

Heart Art

Hi all

Here is my latest post for The Artistic Stamper Challenge.  The topic this month is Heart Art and we are all looking forward to seeing you creations with Heart stamps.

All the paint i used on this project was Paperartsy and as most of the warmer colours are translucent colours I mixed a tiny bit of Snowflake with Postbox red to take away the translucency.
 As you can see i used a tiny amount of white paint but quite a bit of the red, now it will go lighter to start with red and white make pink so just keep mixing it until you have the colour you are after
 This was after two coats so giving a reasonable coverage now at this point i stamped the heart background in black archival on top of the red.
But it wouldnt be one of my posts without missing a photo now would it lol!  After the ink had dried i added a very thin layer of crackle glaze left this to try and then added Chalk over the top and then dried

 As you can see it crackles really nicely and i was really pleased with the effect i had achieved with the heart background!
I stamped in versamark the solid heart from Roses are red plate and embossed with gold Wow embossing powder.  These looked rather flat once dry so i added some grungepaste through the swirl mask and then popped some embossing powder over the top and left the paste to dry. 

This really does need the paste to dry before heating the embossing powder, you can do it earlier but you don't get quite as good effect as you do when you leave it

 I did the same on another heart 
 I also did the same technique with Love from the word mask
Left to dry then heat embossed  I also stamped and embossed the small heart border, again from the Roses are red plate and cut them all out

I added some ground espresso through the swirl masks and also around the edge of the card and the hearts

Thanks for popping by and don't forget to let me know your thoughts and add your entry to the blog

Happy Crafting