Beautiful Life

Afternoon, busy weekend planned, eldest is home from Uni for the weekend 🍾😍

Sharing a super size tag today, went for a vintage style feel for this make.

 

 

Step By Step

1. Cut a tag shape from white card stock.

2. Stamped the background with the Stamps By Me – Mixed Flower stamp, using Distress ink.

3. Used a water brush with Distress ink to loosely colour the flowers.

4. Used Distress Glaze over the coloured flowers and then blended the teal Memento ink over the background.

5. Stamped the complete flower, from the Stamps By Me – Mixed Flower stamp, three times. Coloured the flower with the teal Memento ink and a water brush, cut all three flowers and shaped the petals using an embossing tool.

6. Stamped the solid leaves from the Stamps By Me – Foliage stamp set using a light brown Archival ink. Used a dark brown Archival ink lad with the outline leaves stamp, also from the Stamps By Me – Foliage stamp set.

7. Stamped the sentiment, Stamps By Me – How Beautiful sentiment stamp, with dark brown Archival ink.

8. Added a border to the tag using a fine liner pen.

9. Matted onto brown card stock and punched a hole with a Crop-A-Dile.

10. Adhered the teal flowers with Pinflair 3D glue gel. Embellished the flower centres with flat back pearls.

 

Stamps By Me – Mixed Flower stamp

 

Stamps By Me – Foliage stamp set

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Stamps By Me – How Beautiful sentiment stamp

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I’ll be entering the following challenges –

Crafty Friends – #44 For Someone Special

Tag You’re It – #160 CAS Tag

Aud Sentiments – #168 ATG + sentiment

 

Thanks for stopping by, hope you have a great weekend ❤️

 

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How Beautiful

Morning, brrrrrrr it’s a bit nip here definetely a day to stay inside and craft 🎨

Sharing a make for Stamps By Me show on Create and Craft today, 8 November, at 1pm. Hope you can join Toni for some fabulous products and demos.

 

 

Step By Step

1. Cut a tag shape from white card stock.  

2. Used Distress inks and a stencil brush through a couple of stencils, from Tim Holtz and Imagination Crafts.

3. Used Brusho Crystals to add some more colour and interest to the background, sprinkled on dry and spritzed with water.

4. Used the Stamps By Me – Enjoy stamp set with Archival inks to stamp the flower.

5. Stamped the sentiment, using the Stamps By Me – How  Beautiful stamp, using black Archival ink.

6. Stamped the butterfly, Stamps By Me Butterfly lamination stamp set, onto white card stock using Distress inks and black Generation INX. Used a clear Sakura stardust pen and a water rush to add a little bit of twinkle to the butterfly and flower.

7. Stamped the body of the butterfly directly on the tag using black Generation INX, the Stamps By Me Butterfly lamination stamp set comes in sections and I only need the antenna.

8. Used Distress ink and a blending tool around the edge of the tag. Added some faux stitching using a black Sakura Micron pen.

9. Matted the tag onto black card stock, punched a hole using a Crop-A-Dile.

10. Adhered the butterfly using Pinflair 3D glue gel. 

 

Stamps By Me – Enjoy stamp set 

 

Stamps By Me – How Beautiful sentiment stamp

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Don’t forget to watch the Stamps By Me show today on Create and Craft, Tuesday 8th November, at 1pm. Toni’s got lots of delicious inspiration and fabulous products to share.

Channels – Freeview 23, Sky 674, Virgin 748 and Freesat 813 or watch online at the Create and Craft website here.

 

I’ll be entering the following challenges –

Crafty Boots Challenges – Things With Wings

The Paper Girls Challenges – #115 Tag You’re It

Through The Craft Room Door – 8/11 ATG

 

 Thanks for stopping by ❤️

 



 

 

 

 

Sunflowers

Morning, how was your weekend? It was quiet one here but very enjoyable and I got some crafting in, just for change lol

Ive got an art journal page to share, from my Dylusions Square Standard Creative Journal, using the beautiful Sunflower stamp from the Sending You … Stamp set, from Stamps by Me Ltd.

  

 

Step by Step

1. Used Dylusions paint, in Calypso Teal and Fresh Lime, and a blending tool to apply the background colour.

2. Used various stencils from Tim Holtz, Imagination Crafts & Andy Skinner to create some interest an depth to the background. Used a stencil brush and Dylusions paints, in Calypso Teal, Fresh Lime, White Linen and Black Marble.

3. Used a couple of Tim Holtz stamps to add some texture to the background, using Archival inks.

4. Stamped the Sunflower, from the Sending You stamp set from Stamps by Me Ltd, using black Memento ink and coloured with Copic markers.

5. Stamped the individual words, don’t know the maker bought from HobbyCraft eons ago!, and the sentiment, from a Tim Holtz stamp set, using black Archival ink on white card stock.

6. Adhered the sunflowers, text and sentiment using Deco Art Matte Medium.

7. Stamped a flourish, from a Stampendous stamp set, all around the edge of the page, using black Archival ink.

8. Used a white Derwent Graphik Paint Liner pen to emphasis some of stencilling and the stamped florish.

9. Used a black Derwent Graphik Paint Liner pen to edge the sentiment.

10. To make the sunflowers pop on the page, used a Faber Castell Pitt pen in brown to go around the edge of the flowers.

 

 

 

I’ll be entering the following challenges –

Artistic Inspirations – #166 Anything Goes

Crafting From The Heart – #133 Anything Goes

Craft Your Passion – #335 Anything Goes

 

 

Thanks for stopping by 💕

Gazing at the Moon

Morning, hope you’ve had a good weekend.

Had a productive crafty time and I’ve got lots to share, starting off with this moody night scape.

 

Gazing at the Moon, stamping, Lavinia Stamps, Inkylicious, Tim Holtz Distress inks

 

Step by Step

1. Cut a piece of white card stock to fit my card blank.

2. Used Distress inks, three colours used – Picked Raspberry, Peacock Feathers and Squeezed Lemonade, with a blending tool to apply the colour.

3. Splattered/flicked water onto the Distress inks and blotted with a paper towel. 

4. Used a circle stencil and a baby wipe to remove move colour from the background to create the moon.

5. Using black Versafine ink stamped the scene using various Lavinia Stamps and Inklylicous stamps.

6. Added some sparkle to the fairy wings using Sakura Stardust pens and blended out with a damp paint brush.

6. Emphasized the moon by placing a circle mask over the moon, used Black Soot Distress ink with a sponge around the edge of the mask.

7. Edged the scene with Black Soot Distress ink and a blending tool.

8. Matted onto white card stock and then adhered to the black card blank.

 

I’ll be entering the following challenges –

Crafting From The Heart #132 Anything Goes

Use Your Stuff #238 Mixing Up Stamps 

Craft Your Passion #334 ATG 

 

Thanks for stopping by 👍

 

 

Digi Choosday – Week 35 – Anything Goes

Morning, hope you’re all doing well. 

It’s Tuesday and that means a new challenge at Digi Choosday. This week I’ve made a little canvas using the Scientist Digi Bundle from Polkadoodles.

 Digi Choosday, Week 35, Polkadoodles

 

 

Step by Step

1. Used a graphics program, My Craft Studio, with images & text from the Polkadoodles Work and Play 12 Science bundle. I created the layout, sizing the images to fit my canvas, 7×5″. 

2. Using a hot glue gun, I applied a lot of hot glue at the top of the canvas and allowed to drip down, be uber careful the hot glue is called hot glue for very good reason and you don’t want to stick a finger in it. I wedged the canvas between two heavy weight books, I needed the canvas upright to allow the glue to drip down but didn’t want my fingers anywhere near the hot glue. Once the first layer of drips had cooled I applied a second layer of hot glue drips. Allowed to cool down completely before starting any painting. 

3. Cut the designs from Polkadoodles Science Bundle I’d chosen for the canvas.

4. Used Dylusions paint, Lemon Zest, to paint the canvas and the hot glue drips. Allowed to dry.

5. Used the dry brush technique to apply some Dylusions paint, Dirty Martini, over areas of the canvas and hot glue drips. I wasn’t looking for perfect coverage on the hot glue drips, it’s suppose to be gunge so didn’t need to be perfect.

6. Used a few stencils, Tim Holtz & Imagination Crafts, with Dylusions paints, Dirty Martini, Squeezed Orange and Black Marble, to create some interest in the background.

7. Loaded a paintbrush with Dylusions Squeezed Orange to add some paint flicks to the canvas. Allowed to dry.

8. Used Black Soot Distress ink around the edge of the canvas.

9. Adhered the Scientist and embellishments using Pinflair 3D glue gel.

 

The images on the canvas are all pre-coloured elements from the Polkadoodles Science bundle

 

 

Or if you want the full Work and Play 12 collection, it’s available on CD-ROM or as an instant download.

 

 

 Don’t forget the fabulous discount, available for today only, over on the Digi Choosday challenge blog.

  

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I’ll be entering the following challenges –

Crafting From The Heart – #125 ATG

Craft Your Passion – #327 ATG

The Crazy Challenge – #230 Getting Ready For School

 

Thanks for stopping by, enjoy your day 💋