Monday, April 28, 2014

Gelli Plate Print with Ornate Leaf and Flower

Hello everyone, I hope you are doing well.   Our weekend was cool, we still don't have Daffodils blooming, Spring where are you?

I have a design to show today using a Gelli Plate print that's been hanging out in my stash as the background.    It's great fun to create lots of prints for future use. 

I embossed Design by Ryn's Ornate Leaf Set with black and coloured with Tombow markers.   The little die cut branch is by Memory box and the flowers by Heartfelt Creations.   Joy is from Chocolate Baroque's Artistic Expressions set.

Thanks for your visit and have a great day,

Friday, April 25, 2014

Patchwork Trees in Greens & Blues

Hello everyone, I hope you are doing well.

I back with another couple of designs using Chocolate Baroque's fabulous new whimsical Patchwork Landscape set.  I've been using this colour combo a lot recently, must be my desire for Spring and gardening :)

I used Cut Grass and Vibrant Turquoise Dylusions Inks for both backgrounds above and below.   All Stamping was done with Cobalt Archival ink.   I coloured the top one with Gelly Roll pens and used a fragment from Textured Fragments on the smaller background (above).    I used TCW Circle Explosion stencil on the larger background and doodled highlights to compliment the design in the trees.

I coloured the flowers with Prisma pencils and again used a white Gellyroll pen to highlight.   The clouds are from Fantasy Castles.   The sentiment, flowers and tree are all from Patchwork Landscape.

Thanks for your visit and have a great day,

Monday, April 21, 2014

Life is Beautiful

Hello everyone, I hope you had a wonderful Easter Weekend.   It's been a little cool but sunny so we managed to work outside, it felt great.

I have a card today featuring a beautiful Moth by Designs by Ryn.   All of Ryn's stamp designs are hand drawn, they are fantastic :)

The background is Cut Grass & Lemon Zest Dylusions inks.  I also used a few stencils with Distress Inks.   I stamped Lucine the Moth on separate water colour paper with Colbalt Archival ink and coloured with Tombow markers.  I decoupaged them over the background and added stickles.   I also edged the background with a blue glitter embossing powder.     The sentiment is from one of the Art Specially events in the Netherlands.

Thanks for you visit and have a great day,

Friday, April 18, 2014

Whimsical Patchwork Trees and Flowers

Hello everyone, I hope you are doing well.

I have two designs today featuring stamps from Chocolate Baroque's wonderful and whimsical Patchwork Landscape.   I love this stamp set :)  Yes I know I say that a lot about their designs, but it's true.

I blended Mustard Seed and Peacock Feathers Distress Inks using ripped cardstock as a mask to create the background.   I also used a piece of cardstock with a circle and Picked Raspberry Distress Ink to create the sun.    I stamped a fragment from Textured Fragments in some areas of the ground.   The patchwork tree was stamped with Cobalt Archival Ink and coloured with Distress Inks, water and brush (on my craft mat).   'Just to Say' is from Mackintosh Words.

The die cut flowers are by Heartfelt Creations - Vintage Floret (coloured with Mustard Seed and highlighted with Peacock Feathers Distress Inks) and the Pine leaf is a McGill punch. 

This second design is CAS created with circles cut into card stock.

I used Mowed Lawn, Peacock Feathers & Picked Raspberry Distress Inks blended over the circles.  The stamping again is with Cobalt Archival Ink and coloured with Distress Inks and highlighted with a white Gelly Roll pen.   'Just a Note" is from Mackintosh Words.

Thanks for your visit and have a wonderful Easter weekend,

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Green and Orange Sea with Tyvek

Hello everyone, I hope you are doing well.   Spring is making an appearance here, we've had a few nice days, it feels great.

Maria, one of my kind and talented teammates at the Chocolate Baroque Design Team mailed me some Tyvek envelopes after I admired her gorgeous artwork using this material.  Just colour and then heat between card stock with an iron - amazing texture is the result.    If you have time please take a visit to Maria's blog here, her colourful designs are very beautiful,  I'm sure you will enjoy your visit:) 

I had fun with my first 'play' using Tyvek along with stamps from Designs by Ryn for the card below.  It's an unusual colour scheme for the sea, but what can I say, except that it didn't start out as a sea scene. 

The background was created with Dylusions inks and stencils.    The texture of the 'coral' is with the Tyvek heated.   The fish is from Design by Ryn's Koi Set and the bubbles from Rising Bubbles (the bubbles are on sale...50% off during April!) one of my favorite stamps by Ryn.    Hello is from Impression Obsession - A3579.

Thanks for your visit and have a wonderful day,

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Springtime Edges by Chocolate Baroque

Hello everyone,  I hope you are doing well.  Spring sure has been taking it's time to arrive in our part of the world.    The ground is frozen and it's raining, so it's making a mess with the snow/ice that is melting.   We will be so happy when we have warm weather, dry ground & plants blooming.  

Chocolate Baroque also launched some fabulous new Edge stamp sets this month and today I have two designs using Springtime Edges.

The background on the card above was created with Ripe Persimmon and Mustard Distress Inks using the Acrylic Block technique.   I stamped the Springtime Edge with Ripe Persimmon DI at the top and bottom.  I had some wide canvas style material in my stash that complimented the colours but it's difficult to see the greens in the photo.   The Tulip from Spring is in the Air is coloured with Prisma Pencils.  I also did a little highlighting with a Gelly Roll pen.    

The background of the above card is a piece of designer paper from my stash (pale yellow with tiny green dots).    I used Olive Archival ink for all the stamping and coloured with Prisma pencils.     The bottom design is from Springtime Edges and the top is from Spring Foliage.     The sentiment is from Mackintosh Sentiments, another great set.   The decoupaged butterflies are from the Spring Fairy Collection.    I added glitter to the top foliage.

Thanks for your visit and have a great day,

Saturday, April 05, 2014

Published in Craft Stamper Magazine !

Hello everyone, I hope you are doing well.   I've been extremely busy and behind in blogging and visiting blogs.   I apologise that I haven't been around to see most of you lately.  I'm also having trouble with blogger (or our Internet system) taking forever to download pages, and I just don't have time right now.  It's slower when there are lots of photos.   The joys of living in the country with satellite Internet.  Also it seems that I cannot no longer join as a follower with Google Friends connect.  Will have to look into doing something else ?  

We are now experiencing a 'colder than normal' April and where we live there is still a lot of snow & ice.   Spring is very slow arriving.

I was honoured to see this card below published in the May issue of the wonderful Craft Stamper magazine (from the U.K.).     I was inspired to use a technique described by Helen Chilton in the February 2014 issue, "Make your Mark" article & designs.

The background is glossy cardstock and a lot of the stamping was done with Tombow markers direct to the stamp.  The black images is with black Stazon ink.    I also used a white Gellyroll pen for highlighting.   The stamps are from two Crafty Individual sets available from Chocolate Baroque:  Young Girl and Lace and  Lace Hearts.

Have a wonderful weekend and thanks for stopping by