Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Happy Birthday

I made a card for my lovely Niece's birthday and using one of my favourite Lavinia's stamps - the cherry blossom, I love purple and blue together I think they compliment each other very well.

I have seen Tracey make this card so I thought i would make a stab at it too.

I used adirondack inkpads, and twinkling H2Os to colour in the cherryblossoms. I think the sentiment is perfect for a young or teenage girl's birthday.

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Spring Colours

I love working with Lavinia stamps, they have such a fantasy feel about them. For this challenge I decided to use one of the Castle stamps, and also the cherry blossom and fairy words stamps.

I stamped the castle and used Nutmeg Twinkling H2Os to colour it in. I added a sun mask and brayered in the sky using Adirondack inkpads - stonewashed and Cloudy Blue.

For the fields I brayered each one at a time and stamped the Fairy Words stamp over it in the same colour, just to give some texture. Then I added the Cherry Blossoms and painted the blossoms in with violet iridescent twinkling h2o.

And to finish it off i used one of the foliage sprigs.

Hope you like the result:

I'd love to hear some feedback, please feel free to leave a comment.

Green Day

Here is a card that i have created for the Clarity Challenge... the theme for April is Monochromatic so I have gone with the colour Green. I started out on the gelli plate. I added a layer of Sage acrylic paint and using the layering technique I built up layers of swirls.

Then I stamped the "May all your Dreams come True" sentiment. I love the Large Moonfairy stamp. So I stamped this on some scrap card and coloured it in using pencils and Twinkling H2Os for some added shimmer. Then I used glossy accent on the wings to give them some dimension.

I thought it was still missing something so in a moment of inspiration I used the Paris skyline mask and shaded this in with Meadow and Pesto Adirondack inkpads,

Here is how it all turned out. Hope you like it

Ohhh and I added some diamonds too :-)

Its all in the Words

Hello there, gosh its May and its been such a while since I have blogged. I better get catching up. But for this blog entry I'm going to show the card I have created for this months clarity challenge : Clairty Words Challenge - May

I did try to create a gelli plate card but I wasn't really happy with how it turned out: I painted in the Splodeaway stencil with different coloured acrylics, then I added some dots and lines to add some interest. I let i try and added Silver acrylic over it.

I think I was getting too complicated so..... I went back to basics and I created this Autumnal card. I love  Clarity Autumn Leaves
So I used these stamps with a number of distress inks pads: Mustard Seed, Rusty Hinge, Crushed Olive, Pine Needles and barn door. I edged the card in Rusty Hinge and then used Liquid pearls (pewter) in the scallops of the card
Then I stamped the sentiment and added a little bird from the Garden set.
Hope you like my card.

Gelli Plate Words

Please feel free to leave any comments. Many Thanks Claire

Friday, 3 January 2014

Crafting in 2014

.... wow 2014 already. How was your Christmas and New Year? I hope you had a fantastic break. So crafting and the year ahead. Well i haven't been great at blogging last year, amazing how time just seems to pass by and before you know it, a month or even two has gone by and you haven't blogged... well thats how it was for me. So this year I have decided to try and blog 2 - 3 times a week, and instead of looking the pieces i have created, and thought nagh I can't post that! well I'm going to post it even if it doesnt make to a finished card. I have a drawer full of pieces that haven;t made it to finished cards And an even fuller craft room full of craft goodies that i haven't played with yet. So my new years resolution is try at lease one new crafting thing a week, and then post the results.

So here goes.... hope you enjoy

This time around i'm using Sheena's stamps, and its the Only words through the rain and flower power sets. For the background I used adirondack inkpads - Lettuce, stonewashed and wild plum. I added them to the gelli plate using a brayer.
First of all i put down masks, these where just stamped on to white copy paper cut out and layed down on the gelli plate, then I applied the inks.
I spritz it with water (and a little purple mica powder)
Put down the lavinia card and lifted the print.
Then I stamped in the flowers and coloured them using distress markers
Stamped the saying "Its your day" in crimson red versa fine
and rounded the edges with green guilding flakes.

well until next time... take care xx Claire

And here is the finished card : 

Saturday, 17 August 2013

All Creatures Great & Small...

Clarity card challenge this month is animals. So I set about creating a card that I could enter. Here it is, I hope you like it.

I first started with a grid card, but I just couldn't come up with a background I was happy with.

I always find finishing a card the hardest, I loved what Barbara did on the letter set lesson where she wrote a message and inserted a card. So I looked up a few quotes and settled on " All Creatures Great & Small" once I had that done I had to figure out what I would use as the centre piece. That's when I decided to use the stamp stamps.
For the background I used the spice rainbow pad and cranberry.

Then I had to add something to just complete it, so I turned to guilding flakes, I love these.

Monday, 12 August 2013

Lavinia: at the stroke of midnight a magical door appears.

Hello Everyone,

I haven't been blogging for quiet a while, amazing how time just slips by. I have been following the various challenges, and I have finally managed to make another card for the Lavinia Challenge. So here it is. I hope you like it.

The inspiration for this card is from the Lavinia 2nd and 3rd DVD. My favourite colours are blues and greens, so for this card I have mainly used, Blue and Purple Adirondack inkpads, and the Onxy black versa fine for stamping of the images. I also used part of the Fairy Words Stamp, which I inked up with the versa mark pen, to just highlight the words I wanted to use and then brushed with the mica powders.

I love the Door stamp and the little fairies so my card is the idea of a magic door appearing only at midnight.

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