Wednesday, 26 February 2014

love and romance

Hi crafter's

It's been a while since my last post but I have finally got round to making my entry to the Clarity stamp challenge. It's all about love and romance, so I decided to use the lovebirds. The first thing I did was to stamp the universal framer in black then the birds in the middle. I made the pole they are sitting on a little longer with a fine liner pen. Across one corner I drew a line with my pen then went back over it to make a wiggly line. Ink up the leaf from the Birdcage set and stamp them near to the line, draw lines to attach them. Ink up the musical score stamp in grey ink then dab with some kitchen towel and stamp randomly over the card. To colour in the birds and leaves I used promarkers then added shading with prismacolor pencils. Colour the frame in green and orange to compliment the birds. Using adirondack inks citrus and peach bellini colour the background blending the two colours together. Ink up the words cherish and love in black and stamp as shown. To give a bit of texture I used an embossing folder just over the edges then rubbed gold gilding wax over the raised design. Run a black marker pen around the edges. The background paper was made with the gelli plate from a previous afternoon of experimenting. Everything I make goes into a box to be used later. The colours fitted nicely with the topper. I run the black marker around the edges as before. My base card was a piece of kraft card for a change.
That's all for this time, thanks for looking.

Happy crafting


Tuesday, 4 February 2014


Hi crafter's

I am going to enter this card into the Craft Stamper challenge, you have to use the ombre technique somewhere. I have used the Romantica stamp set by Chocolate Baroque for this card. I started with a piece of white card and stamped the bottle on the table stamp with black ink in the centre. Cover with a mask then colour it with Adirondack sandal ink. I inked up the verse with Versamark ink and stamped around the edge then embossed with clear powder. To get the ombre look I used Adirondack inks, sandal, hazelnut and distressed vintage photo. I started by adding more sandal then went on to hazelnut starting at the top working my way down. Keep adding colour until it's dark enough. Now use the vintage photo to darken the very top. Buff over the words to remove the ink from the embossing, they stand out much better now. Take the mask off and colour the central image in red ink with a sponge, adding more intense colour around the table and bottle etc. Layer on to first red card then kraft card. The base card is cream coloured. Stamp the sentiment on to white card and colour red then layer as before. Attach as shown. Quite a simple card but I do like the colours, might give this to my husband for valentines day.

Thanks for looking

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