Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Blooming with Emma Godfrey

Hi everyone. I have been playing with the new stamps by Emma Godfrey from Paper Artsy and created this card. I started with some background stamping and then added distress inks in Victorian Velvet and Dusty Concord. I then gave the card a little spritz and flick with water.
I stamped the flowers on some other card and coloured with the same inks before using a white pen to highlight.
My matt was created using the same colours - I have been doing this a lot recently, creating a multicoloured matt layer!
Finally I added some stickles to highlight the flowers and sentiment.
See you next month...

Monday, 22 February 2016

Kraft and White

Good morning everyone! 

Jennie here with you today to share a little card made from some of my favourite colours - Kraft and White - BUT with that all important splash of red!

As you will all know by now I just love 4 x 4 cards, so I normally have a little stack of white cardstock already cut ready just to go. This piece was first stamped with some of my favourite little stamps using Gathered Twigs Distress Ink. I stamped off first, so this was a second generation stamp in order to keep it light. A little ink was blended around the edges and a I added a few splatters. Finally I added some texture paste through a layering stencil.

Again I often keep a little stack of kraft and cream crardstock already cut to size (8 x 4) so I can layer my front layer quickly.

Some of these pieces were in my scrap box having been stamped or cut for other projects (I am a bit of a kraft/brown person really!).  The small leaf was punched from the Tim Holtz Leaf Punch and coloured with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.

The small flower, and my pop of colour, was made using Tim Holtz's Spiky Floral Punch. I punched five flowers from a small piece of scrap card in my overflowing box. The three inner petals were scrunched and glued together whilst the outside two layers were rounded on the reverse with a ball tall.

I have a flower tutorial on my blog HERE for a similar flower made from the Tattered Floral Die which you might like to have a look at if you want to make a similar flower to mine.

And then it was just a matter of layering everything onto the card. Another card for the box and nice to know that I have used a few more scraps !

Have a lovely day and I hope you manage to find some crafting time.

Jennie x

Saturday, 20 February 2016

White Fire Wanderings

Hello all, Alison here from Words and Pictures, and I've been playing with the oh-so-fabulous new White Fire Fresco Finish paint from PaperArtsy.

I've loved the White Fire colour of Treasure Gold right from the start of my crafting, and it remains my go-to gilding wax... and now I can have it in paint form - fully metallic with a fabulous sheen.

It's also one of the translucent Frescos so you can use it over colour to add a fabulous sheen, or add several coats for more coverage.

I used two ATC sized pieces of card and ran them through the BigShot with the Tim Holtz Compass embossing folder, and then gave them a rough coat of the White Fire paint.  You can still see the card coming through in places, but even so the shimmer is fabulous.

I spritzed with some of the blue and green Distress Sprays, as well as adding some Ground Espresso.  I let the ink pool and in places spritzed it with water to get it to move more.

I added some more burnishing with Sepia and Jet Black Archival inks, just sweeping them over the raised texture in places.

The words were cut in plain white card using the Adventure Words Thinlits.  Once cut, I gave them a coat of the White Gold and then burnished with the Archival inks again.

They're layered over some torn book pages, and I added some vintage pen nibs to record the journey!

I added a bit of text stamping for extra detail and interest.

That's about it - a simple make, just a way to experiment with the White Gold Fresco paint really... and I can highly recommend it!

There's another project coming your way here in the next few weeks using the same paint, and if I weren't away from my craft table I'd probably still be playing with it now!

Thanks so much for stopping by today, and I'll see you again soon.

Alison x

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