Wednesday, 31 July 2019

Red Christmas Roses...

Happy Wednesday,

I know that Christmas roses are traditionally white but I love the way they look in a traditional red.  I used the Craft Artist flower foam Christmas pack selecting the deeper red and cutting this with my new Christmas Rose die plate.
I shaded the petals with black pigment ink which really brings out the colour and intensifies the colour.  I prefer using the coloured foam for coloured flowers as its far easier to shade the edges than to colour white to red then try to darken the edges and get shading.

I added my shaded ivy matching stamp and die stamped onto green crafts too linen card with Izink embossing ink and heat set it with opaline ( mother of pearl) clear embossing powder. This gives a lovely reflective shine to the pattern on the leaves.

I used the Sams Starz die set for the main card cut and added to a piece of double sided adhesive sheet before adding holographic clear glitter over the exposed adhesive.

I cut the star panels in white on the burgundy and added the flowers as shown .


Monday, 29 July 2019

Foam Roses...

Happy Monday,

I thought I would share today my Brand New Christmas Rose made with the new Silk White flower moulding foam form Craft Artist for Crafts too.  It works so well when coloured with the Verbena dye ink form Izink making, to me at least, like a traditional Christmas Rose.

I have used my round bauble die as a base for the flowers and tied these with the shaded ivy stamp and die and my Rose leaves ( cut in the Green Flower foam from the new Christmas colour pack).

The foam is 0.6mm thick meaning that, as here, you can mould this in your hands no need for an iron or a heat gun.  I coloured the petals with the ink and a finger dauber using mint green in the centre.  I then stretched the petals to give some definition and added the centres and some stamens from my stash.
The background is made using the new Sams Starz die set just cut in white and mounted onto white.

I added layers in the olive green Crafts too linen card and silver with more layers of the crystal gold card I sued for the rest of the card.


Tuesday, 16 July 2019

Snowy Background...

Happy Tuesday,

I'm starting to slowly get back into blogging everything I am making,

 Today I am sharing a card that Lights up and has a snowy night background.  The background uses acetate and the Izink Pigment Ink Droppers and I thought I would share a technique video I have made for the background.  There is also a video showing how the card was made if you like ( or are a glutton for punishment!)

The colours I've used are slightly different form those I used on Hochanda as we had stock issues with a delivery form France ( I didn't say it got lost somewhere over the channel!) so I worked it with a change in colours which I have to admit I love it looks like the sun is coming up!

Here's the video showing how to make the background click the link to watch!

Back Soon,


Monday, 1 July 2019

While Shepherds watch...

Happy Monday,

Firstly thank you for the wonderful reception to my first launch of Christmas Dies, and an apology for not posting pictures and sneak peeks!  I have so many samples of the collection I will be trotting them out over the next weeks and months right up to Christmas.

This card uses the Bauble set, the Nativity scenes die set and the elements die plate which makes the stunning mistletoe and point cones as shown ion the top of the bauble.  I teamed this with the snowflake lattice from last year which makes, imho, the perfect background for the bauble inset.

Hopefully more tomorrow,