Sunday, 30 April 2017

Kiss the leaves...

Happy Sunday,

I thought I would share this card I made for the glitter kiss show last week on Hochanda.  I think this is, to me at least, the perfect men's card as its just leaves and is a great way to use glitter on a men's card.

I covered a piece of card with the Copper, golden sand and Sahara gold glitter kiss to make the textures glitter card.  I then cut the autumn leaf trio of the card and stamped my wood grain A6 Rubber stamp over using black archival ink ( that's one of the great things about Glitter kiss you can stamp over it with normal ink)

Next I took a piece of ribbed white foundation card and cut the leaf trio out from it.  I placed this over a piece of heat resident acetate and added the outline dies from the same set into the apertures.  I then added pieces of the glitter kissed card behind this with mounting cushion.

I stamped the floral circle sentiment for  Happy Birthday off the page and added the stamped leaves in the centre with a metal embellishment from my stash.

I finished with layers of Gloss Black and more of the white to keep the colours simple yet classic.


Saturday, 29 April 2017

Colouring Saturday...

Happy Saturday,

I thought I would share a different colouring technique today one that was suggested or discovered by Mrs Duck!  This is really simple to add the coloured stamped image to a candle you stamp and colour onto a piece of thin tissue paper.  However if you leave a piece of card below and colour with Alcohol markers then a watercolour version is left behind.  I used this to make the card next to the candle.


Friday, 28 April 2017

Vintage Friday...

Happy Friday,

I'm amazed how quickly the Vintage Friday comes round every week.  This weeks vintage card is made using a combination of Canada and Portugal.  I stared by cutting just the outline die in the Canadian background into a piece of tan foundation card twice so that the pattern overlaps making a square(ish) shape.

I backed the background with vellum and foam mounted this over a piece of periwinkle foundation card.  I then studded the centres of all the flowers with 3mm cream stick on pearls.

Next I cut the centre panel in the die into a piece of tan and backed this in the same way before foam mounting it over the centre of the front.  For the main element I cut the first three dies in the Lisbon set in periwinkle twice and backed these in periwinkle before rooting them to make a square shape from.  I foam mounted this above the centre panel so it frames a square of the pattern.

I then cut all three of the blushing rose dies in tan and backed these with periwinkle making the leaves from the set in the alternate colour way ( blue on tan)

I added this over a messy bow of 6mm tan and 3mm blue satin ribbon.

Finally for today I added a couple of stick pins to match and a few layers of the tan and periwinkle.


Thursday, 27 April 2017

Whats black white and red allover?...

Happy Thursday,

I've been meaning to blog this card since I first made it but I keep forgetting!  I made this as s ample for the Hochanda shows that featured the Infinity striplet however I made it at a demo day in Fife and completed the mats and layers at home.

I stared using the quilted technique that I showed on Hochanda a few weeks ago.  I cut the front panel using the infinity striplet.  I cut the backing panel extending the die to give 4 panels.

Next I embossed a piece of red and black using the die but not cutting it.  I then cut the red and black into separate squares and slotted them alternately behind the die cuts.

I then stamped the sentiment and added a chrysanthemum die cut in red and white with a red centre with red sporing foliage.


Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Rippled Heart...

Happy wednesday,

Its that time of month again when I do my monthly workshop at Breedon Priory.  I love this event as we get to try lots of different techniques!

Back to today I thought I would share this card as the colours just sing to me!

I stared by cutting the Rippled striplet 6 times across a piece of iris foundation card matching the pattern each time by rotating the die each cut.  I backed this with wisteria foundation card.  Next I cut the straight heart form the laced heart die into the background.

I then added a strip of coconut white fouantion card cut with the rippled striplet and backed with blue dusk.  I added this over the hole left from the heart then added the heart die cut back on top with mounting cushion.

I cut the laced heart outline in white and added the fluttering heart die cut cut in wisteria over the top. Finally I made a wisteria chrysanthemum with a white centre and wispy fronds cut in iris and the chrysanthemum leaves cut in white.


Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Aqua Lucy...

Happy Tuesday,

A simple yet complex looking card made with just the Lucy die and the Atlantic ocean tag duo set.  I love this use of plain card to focus attention on the sentiment.

I started by cutting the centre panel from the Lucy die in white and backed it with Aqua foundation card.  I repeated this 4 times and added these to the front of a piece of sky blue foundation card.

Next I cut the outer die from the Lucy set again in coconut white and again backed this with aqua.  I added this on top of the 4 squares slanted and tucked the messy bow into the middle.

I stamped the sentiment onto a pice of coconut white foundation card and cut it with one of the tag duo dies.  I backed this with aqua and added another cut of this die behind this before placing this in the centre.

Finally I added some crystal hearts from my stash and a few layers of the white and aqua card.


Monday, 24 April 2017

Silver Moon Ocean...

Happy Monday,

I thought I would share another card made using the Atlantic ocean background as I love this die and made so many samples using it!

I stared this card by covering a sheet of double sided adhesive with silver moon gilding flakes.  I then cut all the dies in the Atlantic ocean set into this separately.  so I cut the first die, then cut the central die with the outline and the final die again with the outline.

Next I backed the first piece with Wisteria card ( doesn't it look brighter when teamed with white and silver) I then added the spring foliage die cut in white around all four sides of the central square and mounted this with foam in the centre.  I cut the flowers from the Spring Foliage set in more of the gilding flakes which I shaped and added a crystal in the centre.

I backed the final die cut with coconut white and rotated this before foam mounting this in the centre. I added a frame made with the noble double pierced squares dies and set B in white and wisteria and traced the outline with crystal strips ( these come as a double but I like to cut them into single strips)

Finally a pearl and crystal embellishment with a messy bow made with ribbon form my stash ( Ive got to use more ribbon I collect far too much!)

I have updated the demo and workshop list at the right hand of the blog so if you want to see where I will be in March its all there!  Also I am running some workshops at CE Towers in Kettering starting in May for more details see the Creative Expressions Facebook page.


Sunday, 23 April 2017

White Chrysanthemum...

Happy Sunday,

A missed card form my recent shows last month on Hochanda using the Jessica die from the Frames and Tags collection from Sue Wilson.

To make this simple buckle card I cut dies number 1, 2 and 3 from deep cocoa foundation card.  I backed these with double sided adhesive and added silver microbeads in the spaces.  I then simply threaded these onto a strip of grosgrain ribbon and attached this over a panel embossed with the 5x7" beaded fanfare embossing folder.

Next I made up a white chrysanthemum by cutting all four dies twice.  I added one set at the outer petals by shaping them and folding them out.  I then curtailed a full set to the centre and added these in the centre to make a more realistic flower.  I added more of the silver microbeads in the centre.


Saturday, 22 April 2017

Perfect Resist...

Happy Saturday,

I thought today I would share a few more of the samples I made for my stamping shows last week.  This first one is based on a technique form a friend pauline who sent me some backgrounds made with it.  For this one I simply stamped the Horticultural background in perfect medium onto white gloss card, and left it to dry.  I then added colour cloud blending ink over the whole piece using rose pink and frosted mink.  Once the ink is polished off it leaves a perfect resist of the image in white.

The next two are made again using colour cloud and this time the honeysuckle set along with a few of the fabulous butterfly poems!


Friday, 21 April 2017

Vintage Friday...

Happy Friday,

It's Friday which means another new card made with Vintage dies and this week I've chosen the Belgian collection and just the Brussels die.  This card is made with just one die and one embossing folder ( if we exclude the flower lol)

I started by cutting the detail die twice in a 6" x 8" piece of ivory foundation card.  I backed this with velum and then periwinkle foundation card, this makes the colour softer and extends the shades available.  I then cut the die in full in ivory and backed this with velum before foam mounting it over periwinkle and placed it in the centre.

For the smaller die in the set I cut this three times in periwinkle and cut the shape in velum and ivory. I added the velum over the top and added ivory behind, again this softens the blue from the periwinkle.  I added these as shown adding the 2 side pieces under the main cut to look like a strip across the front.

I embossed a piece of velum using the A4 quilted flower embossing folder and spray glued this onto a piece of periwinkle before cutting to size and adding more mats and layers of the Ivory and Periwinkle.

Finally I added a hand made rose shaded with colour cloud blending ink and added this to a lace bow with thin stain ribbon and 3 hand made hat pins.


Thursday, 20 April 2017

Vintage Rose Corners...


I thought after all the glitter it would be nice to see a simple stamped card!  After the extremeley busy One Day Special on the glitter kiss ( I hope everyone who wanted it got it before it sold out!) I thought you wouldn't mind if I just post the pictures of this card which I made on air last week.


Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Glittered Daisies...

Happy Wednesday,

The One Day Special continues on Hochanda today at 9am, 12pm, 4pm & Final Call at 7pm with the fabulous Glitter Kiss from Cosmic Shimmer.  Today's card again shows some of the techniques that can be achieved with the product.

I stared by adding the glitter kiss in Ice Blue to the daisy mask, I then added silver chrome glitter kiss so that the colours mixed.  Next I stamped over the top using Sahara gold and my horticultural script stamps over the top.  That's one of the wonderful things about Glitter kiss unlike other glitter mediums it is not raised at all meaning you can stamp directly over it and mix colours without having them contaminate.

I cut the piece out using the noble double pierced circles cutting the top of the flower to poke over the circle and matted it on a silver circle.  I then added a background embossed with the Rambling rose 8x8" embossing folder with the raised are coated in the Ice Blue glitter kiss ( I never thought it would be possible to glitter just an raised surface!)

I added a spray of cape daisies which are perfect with the glitter kiss and added the leaves all coloured with the product.  Finally I added a layer of black with the edge just kissed with the glitter!

Tune in today to see exactly why I think this product is so special and see lots of ways to use it!


Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Glitter Kiss Show day...

Happy Tuesday,

I'm back on Hochanda this evening at 8pom with the launch of the Glitter Kiss one day special.  I thought I would hare a few of the different projects I have made with this amazing product!
Everything from colouring to stamping has been done using the glitter kiss !