MONDAY already!!! wow the weeks are just zooming by...
I hope you had a wonderful weekend and are ready for a new challenge... Simon Says Stamp and Show
For me tags are the best way to really experiment and try out new techniques on a smaller scale...
So, I've created a layered tag probably because I didn't want to cover the 'perfect' image!
Seriously fired brick distress ink with copper perfect pearl is STUNNING!!!. It is really effective for the perfect distress technique which I've used on the large tag and had to apply to the wings on the grungepaper butterfly too. Also wanted to direct you to the button in the centre punched rosette.. It was originally blue I love this accoutrement of Tim's but never seem to create with that tone of blue. So... I got out my versamark pen and applied directly to the button and dabbed on the perfect pearl powder to these areas, then heat set.
The sentiment has been stamped on sticky back canvas, adhered to thin grey board and cut using styled labels die. I then inked with distress inks, stamped with Wendy Vecchi script background and finished off with a spritz of distress ink & copper perfect pearls.
An extra styled labels tag was cut from the clear acrylic packaging (you know the fabby stuff your die's come in) as I wanted the butterfly to appear like it's floating. Die cut the butterfly body from adhesive foam too so it would look better at the back!
The ball chain was added to give you the ability to move and read the sentiment. The 7gypsy's seam binding has been heavily creased, spritzed with glimmer mist and tied to the top.
My handmade flowers were cut with the Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die again with curio papers, then sprayed with some distress ink glimmer mist.
Now, the handmade gem in the centre of the flower was created using my melting pot and UTEE powders. I wanted to try some Leandra beads, which were sooo much fun and then it extended from there and I made some heart and pebble shapes...
So, we would love to see some Butterflies, Fairies, Angels, Birds, or even (if you are feeling brave) Insects!
I opted for birds, christmassy birds, they have been paper pieced and raised upon the stamped sentiment.
The swirly sprig I have stamped with distress inks to keep it subtle. I then added a few ornaments which have been lovingly glittered! Then finished with a velvet ribbon, Basic Grey button and a little twine!
Thanks so much for stopping by hope you have a creative day
But before you head off...
We have some exciting news!
Our beloved Puddle Jumpers, created by my wonderful friend Lori Boyd are now available as
Yes, that is right.
So who is available as digi, you ask? Well, the majority of them are! Puddle Jumpers like Ella, Sammy, Noah, Birthday Lily, Birthday Owen, School Time Lucy, and so many more! And as always, you receive two images: a Puddle Jumper and a little something.
NOW... I would like to bring your attention to Elaine, she has some gorgeous new stock in her shop...
There are two mini collections out today, and two never before seen stamps! You can either buy the stamps direct from Susana’s Custom Art & Card Design or if you’re in the UK you can also grab it all (including the complete sets) at Quixotic Paperie.
and then... the latest Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps release is now available! Annie Rodrigue has illustrated a set of fabulous crafty themed images. and then if you have the chance you may like to check out the New Products at Quixotic too!!!
I used Brilliance pigment ink moonlight white as a base to make the distress ink colours lighter, little did I know they would be sooo much paler and slightly shimmery with the brilliance ink. I must have applied ten layers of mustard seed dsitress ink on this large flower not that you can see it, haha! I then stamped patterns in both Coffee and Black archival ink.
colour challenge: cream, brown, and color of your choice...
I chose a dark red for my other colour mainly because it was in these patterned papers and it's a yummy chirstmassy colour LOL! I have coloured Noah using my copics, cut out and raised him onto a die cut label, embellished with button, paper swirls and string!
Supplies: Patterned Paper: Websters pages: Hollywood vogue & waterFALL;
Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities: labels 8; long rectangles; Marianne D Creatables: Frames/Swirls;
Other: wooden button; bakers twine; 3D foam;
My card is also inspired by Mercy magnificent sketch #99 this week who's also our fabby quest designer and I thought I would enter this into this weeks cute card Thursday challenge #138... as anything goes and Noah is CUTE!!!....
Hope you have fun looking at the ladies wonderful creations too
So your project can be any shape you like as long as it isn't square or rectangular!
Also this month there is a chance to win a fabulous prize donated from Quixotic Paperie by Elaine, picked randomly. There will also be the opportunity to work with us as a guest designer as each month the DT will pick their favourites from the entries and one will win a guest DT spot for a month...
Here's my make, nothing square about this little cutie lol...
I was so inspired by Jo Kill's fabulous punched penguins in papercrafts inspirations, I simply HAD to have a go. I've made a mini card using my largest circle nestabilites, as I don't own circle punches and got to work assembling him using patterned papers form the scrummy pink paislee christmas pad.
His hat I have paper pieced from the greeting farm's Xmas sweeties and the sentiment is from TGF keep cosy set.
The tando creative chipboard was so fun to embellish and decorate I've gone to town with beads and glitter and gems, although I had to stop myself adding more LOL!
Well, I found choosing just one Tim Holtz stamp was a tad too tricky, but notice that I really do love using fabulous flourish!!!
I have tried using it in different ways. Simply stamping on the 7 gypsies patterned papers with archival and also making a little heart embellishment with some UTEE melted in my melting pot and enhanced with some black paint dabber then wiped off excess so it stayed in the grooves.
Morning well, this should have posted yesterday but better late then never...
So, today the new December issue of Craft Stamper Magazine is on sale and full of wonderful projects... I have a Masterclass published this month creating Bespoke Buttons, Thank you Katy :) I demonstrate four different techniques to create bespoke buttons to perfectly co-ordinate your crafting projects. The picture is a little sneak peek (I must have made over two hundred, tee hee) but all the details on how to make then can be found in the magazine!