I love how pretty the distress ink Pinks are with this embossed hero arts background stamp.
This was made for a friend who loves the colour pink and has always wanted to travel.
I used a combination of Tim Holtz Air Travel and Mpress stamps. Some ranger adirondak and jenni bowlin paint dabbers, a background technique I will share a tutorial on next month (I am completely swamped this month with some artworks for a local art comp), some gold embossing powder.
The brad was one I had in my Stash that I covered in Malted Milk Paint Dabber, and the Quote stamp I think is a scrappy cat one.
I was really happy with how unique this card turned out I so hope she will love it and it will remind her to never stop reaching for her Dreams.
Featuring Satin Roses, feathers, rhinestones, and Tinsel Ribbon I sat down last night and was sorting through some of my craft stuff. I had not opened my hair accessories box in some time.
So as I was watching the J K Rowling story I started to play and experiment.
So here is what I created:
the feathers in this one are more aqua than green 🙂
One of the Challenges for last month at Jellybeans was to use the colour pink.
I lucked out earlier in the year and got some amazingly cheap memory glass and memory glass frames.
So rather than a layout or a card I decided to create a pendant.
I love how it turned out and know exactly whose Christmas Stocking this will be going in.
So here it is. I used lots of bling, Pink Paisley Butterfly garden pp, and some glitter as well as the Ranger Memory Glass Products.
I finished this wee 3″ bear last week but had to wait for her to arrive to her new owner before I could share her.
This wee Angel was made for a very special Lady, as a gift. After all we all need an angel at times to watch over us. As yet the bear is Un named and I do feel that the Lady in question should name her, though I rather thought ‘Jelly Bean’ or ‘Hope’ might be good names for her.
I have held back a little on Announcing the news of my Guest DT spot for Tattered Inspirations etsy store because I wanted you to be as excited as I am.
The store is full of wonderful Kits, and bits and pieces of vintage inspired items perfect for all your crafting needs. Especially when you want not only value for money but also something just a little bit different.
I was lucky enough to receive two kits the Pretty in Pink Card Making Kit, and Pretty in Pink Hat Pins. Here is what was in my Kit including the wonderful wrapping that makes every parcel from Tattered Inspirations feel like the best kind of Present.
The only things I added to the Kit to make my cards were: Victorian Velvet Distress Ink Pad, Ink Blending tool, Pink Cardstock, Papers from the Kaiser Bonjour Range, Home Made Mist, and rub on’s.
The best thing is the kits come with 3 cards and all you need to make 3 complete cards with enough spare to make one or two more. When you look at buying cards from a newsagent the kinds of cards you can create from the kits not only work out to be very economical but also are works of art.
The kits are so easy to work with that even if your not a natural Card Maker you will find it fun to just play and before you know it you will have 3 finished cards.
The first card I did started with the Paper Doily a great tip is to Mist your Doily on top of your envelope it gives your envelope a really pretty finish and also means you waste less mist that way.
The next card is a sweet little girly card that I have decided to give my Niece for Her birthday this month (I hope she will forgive its lack of hot pink and like it anyway)
and the last card is very much just about playing with the kit pieces and some pattern paper.
I do so hope you will go check out the etsy store as it really is a wonderful treasure trove.
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So here I am just waiting to remember to take photos for Adventures into doodling two and three when I remember I have two layouts and a card that I have yet to share with you all. They are all such polar opposites and really stretched my skills in some ways.
The first layout is from my niece’s birthday last year. Her favourite colours are Pink and Rainbow.
Now I am no stranger to pink and pretty. My first thought was cupcakes, with Impasto Icing and corrugated card patty cases. Of course with micro bead sprinkles. I also However I have had a lovely piece of Shimmery Ki memories Lace butterfly CS. I traced a circle onto the packaging paper and cut it out as one piece. I sat there looking at the clear packaging circle and thought oooh wonder what I can do with that. Some Staz on and a Kaiser stamp later I had a lovely acetate looking piece of hand stamped goodness (which also created an idea for faux rub ons and yes it is on my tutorial to do list). I really wanted to try a little painting on white cs, with a smidge of splatter. Add in some hand blinging of 3 stamped flourishes and a giant cupcake to hide the sour expression of someone else at the party and viola a layout is born. I have been working on my layering skills. Just because I like to stretch my skills and push my creative boundaries.
The second layout was a harder journey. I really will need to invest in more 3d flowers or learn to make them myself (budget scrapping can sometimes be a smidge painful full of wants but not always haves). For this I wanted to have a go at clustering. The thing I have learnt is that sometimes my mind is far too ordered. Although I am so happy with how my Layout of me from Kindergarten turned out (my aim is to have all my school photos scrapbooked by the end of the year). I can see that I definitely need more flowers and some other stuff to cluster with. Always a learning curve. I took the colours from the background flowers in this photo as well as the blue in the uniform. Added in some resin flowers, a big hand made one and a matching journaling tag complete with seam binding and jute. And here it is:
I had an idea after joining the girly grunge site for this card. Originally it was going to be for my DT application for Donna Salazar designs (perhaps next time). I was so happy with this Shabby Chic steam punk look. Along with the handmade recycled book flower butterflies and flowers. I cut in half a Tim Holtz cog that I had cut from plastic packaging, which if you look carefully form leaves of sort under my flowers. Just a little snow cap left to dry then inked over with a smidge of green. I totally adore just adding a hint of colour. This is where re inkers and cotton buds come in most handy. It is a simple technique dip your cotton bud into your re-inker and then gently apply on the edges you want colour. Use the clean side to clean off the excess and viola shabby chic. It also works well used with browns for an aged old worn look. So with the big Tim Holtz clock and the Sizzix locket die (all coated in triple thick with a smidge of iridescent medium). This idea was born. Totally love the background with a homemade pearl mist and glimmer screen. Not sure who will be the recipient of this card but I do hope they love it as much as I do. Especially as I parted with one of my Tattered Angels keys just to give it the extra oomph it needed.
So now you are caught up with my few scrapping endeavours this year. As always I look forward to being challenged and stepping out of my comfort zones. All whilst scrapping on a pretty small budget. Often I think that having a small budget has forced me to find ways to be creative that I may not have found if I had an endless stash of wonderful products to chose from. (although I would not complain at having more choices at all and can imagine I would be very happy in a well stocked studio of creativity and with everything at my fingertips yes a woman can dream)
drummmmrrrrrrrrrrrroooooooooooooooollllllllllllllllllllllllllll please and the winner of a Bag of Mixed Die Cut recycled book flowers is…………………………….
Lucky Number 4 Alex Carr! Will be in touch to get your addy for your flowers Congratulations!