Saturday, 19 August 2017

Morrocan lady

Good morning all!

Up bright and early today - it is the Claritystampers East workshop at Bawburgh today and tomorrow is the workshop in Great Blakenham, I am looking forward to seeing everyone again.  I will blog the cards from the workshop on Sunday evening.  Today's card is one we did at Diva Red a couple of weeks ago.  Definitely a clean and simple one.


 I started by die cutting a white circle and stamped the lady and her hat.  Colour her hair and add some lipstick.  Stamp the lady again onto some beautiful designer paper and cut out the hat.  Attach to the stamped image on the card and mount onto a die cut circle of matching card.
I then used the fab Morrocan Tile die twice to cut the same colour card and paper.
Attach the outer part of the card die straight on to the base card
The trickiest part of this is to inlay the inner parts of the paper cut outs inside the outer part of the card.
Once that is done, attach the lady and add some gems.
Really nice and easy
Hope you all have a great day... I'm off to get inky

Janet xxx

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Dare to be Different!

Good evening,

I enjoyed watching Maria's 'Get in Shape' show today - thankfully not about keeping fit, but about simples shapes for Groovi plates and stencils.  Such a good idea, and so very useful!
I was lucky enough to get the stencils to make samples with:
Framework Circles stencil
Leafy Swirl and Dotty Wave petite syencil


I started by attaching the stencil to a piece of stencil card
Blend black ink though all the circles, apart from one - use pink ink for that one
Keep the stencil in place, and place the circle inners over the circles you don't want to ink, then place the Swirl stencil over one circle at a time and sponge some white paint over the stencil
Repeat for all but the pink circle, add black ink over the stencil for that circle.
Remove all the stencils.
Using a fine black pen, scribble round all the circles
Add a few dots by blending some black ink through the dotty wave stencil
Print the words Dare to be Different on a PC then cut out and mount onto black and add to the crd.
Mount onto black card and then the base card.

Hope you like it,
Janet xxx







Friday, 11 August 2017

Controlled Random..

Hello at last,
I have just realised that it has been ages since I blogged, so I have three cards to show you today.  I am having a wonderful day to myself, I got up early, did the housework and have got the rest of the day to make cards.... prepping for workshops and making samples.  It is going well so far...!

I am sure you will know by now that I like doing inky backgrounds, but the results can be quite random sometimes.  I have just discovered a way of getting some control, this is not my idea, I saw it on an online course I have subscribed to. I am sure many of you will already know about this, but it was new to me.  All the cards below are made using this technique.



 At Christmas, I was having lunch with my Aunt and she had some lovely serviettes, with a wonderful colour combination, so I nicked one to keep for inspiration.
The colours of ink I've used here are Iced Spruce and Dusty Concord, both Distress Inks.  The stamps are from the Snowglobe Outline set
So on with the card..
Start by stamping the snowglobe with a black archival or some sort of permanent ink.
Mask to cover the snowglobe
squish the Iced Spruce ink on a piece of acetate, spritz  lightly with water, then you can pick up the acetate and place the ink where you want it to go.  It still gives a random effect, but you have much more control over where it goes.  Good eh!!  You can add as much or little as you like.
Once you have enough Iced Spruce, repeat the process with Dusty Concord.
Allow to dry, then do some stamping, I added a few little snowflakes from  the set of stamps which comes with the snowglobe , I also added a few circles, by inking the base of a lid and applying to the card.  When you are happy, remove the mask and replace with the opposite mask, so now you have covered the background and exposed the snowglobe.
I used the same colours to make my little scene and black archival to stamp the images.
Paint the base with Dusty Concord.
The Christmas words come from Jayne's Postcard Framer set
 

This card was done in the same way, using the same colour inks
Stamps used:
Journalling set
Gerbera and Butterfly set










...and again, this time with the Chrysanthemum and Butterfly set and the Journalling set
.

Thanks for visiting, I won't leave it so long before I blog again..

Janet xxx