Tuesday, 31 July 2007
The theme is gleen from the past; using a technique inspired by an article in a magazine, book or file. Mine is brayering, inspired an article by Barbara Santerelli in Craft Stamper.
I brayered on glossy card, and then again on scrap paper having spread the brayer with stamp cleaner. This serves 2 purposes : 1) you get a watercolour effect on the paper which is great to use, and 2) you get a clean brayer (lol). I used the same inkpad for the shells, the netting on the blue border, and sponging on the green outer border. I water spritzed the glossy card before stamping.
Stamps : Time to Stamp Beach Memoirs set; HA Little Shells
Inks : Kaleidacolor Caribbean Sea; StazOn black
Extras : white net; blue and green brads; blue card
Monday, 30 July 2007
I sponged the DI on some cartridge paper, sprayed with water, and then again with the pearlescent ink - a shame that the scanner doesn't pick this up, as it sets off the glitter on the ribbon.
Stamps : Paper Artsy mini 11; HA music of my heart set; Technique Tuesday She loves me..
Inks : ColorBox Frost White and Maroon; Marvy pen Crimson Lake; DI Worn Lipstick; Sticky Fingers Firework Burnt Red
Extras : prima flower; crystal gem; glitter heart ribbon; red card
Sunday, 29 July 2007
So, here's another old card that you'll find in the DCM gallery. Made for my daughter back in March, but she insisted I put it on here.
Stamps : Stampington posy
Inks : Kaleidacolor Caribbean Sea; ecoline inks; versamark; computer generated A
Extras : black EP; H2Os; 3D sticky fixers; black paper
Saturday, 28 July 2007
Stamps : Non Sequitur Greco-Roman collage set; Lakeland Ltd Ornate set
Inks : H2Os in Olive Vine, Copper Penny and Mustard Green; Archival black; ColorBox white
Extras : cling film; green and salmon card
Friday, 27 July 2007
Stamps : Time to Stamp vintage sewing set
Inks : Posh Impressions inks cranberry and terracotta; Archival black; AI wild plum
Extras : chipboard buckle; pink sheer ribbon; prima flowers; Queen & Co brad; glossy card; cranberry paper
Thursday, 26 July 2007
I tried 10 times to get the card straight on the scanner, but came to the conclusion that either the buttons made it wonky, or the ruler was wonky. Definitely the former!!
I love this paper - it looks as if I've spent hours doing machine embroidery!
Stamps : Time to Stamp vintage sewing
Inks : Archival black
Extras : Maya Road ribbon; buttons from my box; black paper; white thread; corner punch; Chatterbox Inc Stitched Ivy PP
Wednesday, 25 July 2007
Stamps : Elusive Images butterfly set; HA Fanciful Flowers; numbers from free stamp from magazine; Monet quote unknown
Inks : DI spiced marmalade, fired brick; Archival black; Marvy black pen
Tuesday, 24 July 2007
Stamps : Non Sequitur Greco-Roman collage set; Crafty Individuals borders 147
Inks : computer generated image; VersaMagic Sea Breeze, Turquoise Gem and Pixie Dust; DI black soot; VersaColor peony
Extras : gesso; tracing paper; vellum glue; Impex crystal stickers
Monday, 23 July 2007
Inks : DI fired brick, dusty concord, walnut stain; Pilot black pen
Extras : PP by Dovecraft
Sunday, 22 July 2007
Stamps : Time to Stamp beach memoirs
Inks : Adirondack sunshine yellow, sailboat blue; Archival black
Extras : gesso
Saturday, 21 July 2007
Stamps : Time to Stamp beach memoirs, and vintage sewing
Inks : VersaMagic Sea Breeze; VersaColor Bamboo and Cocoa; Fluid Chalk Charcoal
Extras : Crate Papers - netting and buttons; elusive images tags; threads by Stef Francis and Oliver Twists; sewing machine and blue thread
Friday, 20 July 2007
Stamps : Elusive Images elephant set; Judikins Travels in India cube
Inks : H2Os in Pasion, Gold Dust and Midori Melon; Radiant Pearls abalone grey; StazOn black; versamark; computer generated text
Extras : BB green card; clear EP; Paper Cellar crystal gems; green mulberry paper;
Thursday, 19 July 2007
I bought some plastic tags at my local art shop. I don't know who manufactures them as they were loose in a basket, but they come in various shapes. I found that Brilliance, StazOn and fluid chalk inks remained permanent on them if you heat set them. The plastic warps a bit in the process but returns to shape when cool. It was hard to punch the hole though.
Stamps : Stampington piano keys
Inks : DI antique linen, milled lavender; Fluid chalk warm violet; Archival black
Extras : gold paper; DCWV purple card; mixed gold seed and purple bugle beads; plastic tag; metal piano charm; MM and Doodlebug RubOns; threads by Stef Francis; copy of music by Chopin
Wednesday, 18 July 2007
Just a quick card today as it's the last week of term, and musically very busy. Not me, but my children! However, I'll be playing for a wedding on Sunday.
Stamps : AudDesign flowers; HA ribbons and Dainty Thank you
Inks : Ecoline ultramarine violet and red violet; Archival black; Artnik royal blue; Versacolor Raspberry; versamark; Adirondack Dabber purple twilight
Extras : Clear EP; chipboard button; pink waxy flax; white paper; DCWC pink and blue card; 3D sticky fixers
Tuesday, 17 July 2007
Stamps : Lakeland Ornate set; AudDesign
Inks : computer generated text; ecoline inks; Adirondack stream
Monday, 16 July 2007
Stamps : Crafty Individuals 101; HA Old French Writing
Inks : VersaColor Smoke Blue; Artnik Royal Blue; Fluid Chalk Charcoal; VersaMagic Pixie Dust
Extras : lilac brads; pink embroidery thread; mica; CWC pearlescent grey paper; cling film; Dovecraft pink brad; tag
Sunday, 15 July 2007
Stamps : Crafty Individuals 021; Lakeland Ltd Ornate set
Inks : Marvy pens jungle green, pale yellow (no.69) , oyster grey
Extras : silver eyelet; sheer ribbon; CWC pearlescent grey paper; DCWV green card; tracing paper; vellum glue
Saturday, 14 July 2007
So I decided not to go for the obvious, but to use some dyed pelmet vilene scraps and punch holes out to create faux buttons. These lie much flatter on the card. I also dyed the lace with the yellow to age it.
The lavender image comes from a vintage bottle sticker I bought at my local antique book market. ---
Stamps : Crafty Individuals 084
Inks : DI Dusty Concord; Adirondack Eggplant & Sunshine Yellow; Archival black
Extras : pelmet vilene; vintage sticker; lace; DCWV yellow card
Friday, 13 July 2007
Here's the link if you want to look : http://crealeni.blogspot.com/2007/07/ferien-verlosung-vacation-draw.html
I'm really pleased to use this harlequin paper, as I've had it for ages, and never known how to use it. It seemed to match the photo really well. Yellow is a colour I rarely use. The word says adorable.
Stamps : HA ribbons; AudDesign tiny flowers
Inks : VersaColor Split Pea, and Lapis Lazuli
Extras : PP by Vanessa Arbuthnot and Scenic Route; free 3D stickers from Scrapbook Inspirations mag; PM flower brads; white paper
Thursday, 12 July 2007
Inks : DI - black soot, computer generated text
Extras : images of Twiggy from the internet; black, red & yellow paper; flower paper from Provocraft; PM flower brads
Wednesday, 11 July 2007
Here's the story :
Miranda's youngest sister was born on Easter day. She was promptly nicknamed Chick - in fact nobody really remembers her real name. She was respected for her ability to alter clothes at lightening speed. In the days of handstitching this was a valued accomplishment indeed. If you ever needed a scrap of ribbon to match a dress, Chick would delve into her sewing chest to search through her collection.
Inks : DI antique linen, walnut stain; VersaMagic Magnolia Bud
Extras : vellum glue; image from Rein's site; PP by Vanessa Arbuthnot; DCWV brown and blue card; Vintage items from own collection; prima flower; tiny button from PaperMania.
Tuesday, 10 July 2007
I must write to Ali Cripps in Canada, whom I've not contacted for over a year. She is special to me because she prayed me into faith at music college. It's her birthday this week.
I'm rather pleased with the background on this card - a happy accident. I had been brayering for another project, and used stamp cleaner on the brayer, which I rolled on some paper. The colours became quite watered down and blended together really well. I would normally throw this away, but loved the effect.
Stamps : Clarity Just a note; Stampington original Brahms; Paper Artsy letters plate 5; AudDesign
Inks : Kaleidacolor desert heat; Marvy pen crimson lake
Monday, 9 July 2007
Stamps : Crafty Individuals 013; Stampington collage cube and loose leaves
Inks : Marvy pens brilliant yellow, jungle green, lime; StazOn olive green
Extras : buttons from Doodlebug, PaperMania and my own collection; prima flower; BB green and orange card
Sunday, 8 July 2007
I started with 2 BG sublime papers and built the colours up from there. It was only when I stepped back to look at it that I realised how Christmassy it is!
In half term Steve and I went to see a Burne-Jones exhibition at Birmingham art gallery. This angel reminds me of his work, which I love. He always paints long necks, and faces on an angle, with a prominent chin (the model being his wife).
Stamps : Stampington Latin Parchment, Angelic Host
Inks : Fluid Chalk maroon; DI shabby shutters; Archival black; computer generated text
Extras : copper harp; copper brads; green sheer ribbon; Basic Grey sublime papers; Imaginisce Turkish Delight, and Rococo Loco
Saturday, 7 July 2007
Again you cannot see, because of the scan, but the frame has been diamond glazed, and is therefore raised and shiny (and a little cracked because I tried to work with it before it was fully set!).
I used sponging and watercolouring techniques using purple and blue from the Bouquet set of colours
Stamps : Crafty Individuals 101 imagine, 021 words; HA dragonflies; Santa Rosa heart; Stampington sm. Brahms original
Inks : Kaleidacolor bouquet; Archival black; Marvy pen pale violet; ColorBox eggplant
Extras : Diamond glaze,silver paper, BB eggplant card, prima flowers, Queen & Co brads
Friday, 6 July 2007
I then assembled them all together to make one card. Because the image below is a photo, not scanned, the colours have gone much brighter. The above is truer to the original.
For materials see G for Grace. I have also added Versacolor raspberry ink.
Thursday, 5 July 2007
Stamps : HA alphabet, Old French Writing; Stampington Roller Bunny
Inks : Adirondack red pepper; Archival black; DI peeled paint
Extras : PP by K&Co, Fancy Pants, & Scenic Route; blender pen
Tuesday, 3 July 2007
Stamps : AudDesign corner and flower; HA alphabet
Inks : DI dusty concord; Sticky fingers pink, lilac & blackberry; white gel pen
Extras : ribbon, domed stickers, crystal gems
Monday, 2 July 2007
As a child I loved to colour in using rainbow colour sequences, and was inspired by the things listed to try different colour combinations. I don't think I've grown up yet!
Stamp : AudDesign
Inks : various H20s
Extras : black EP, MM RubOns, black pen
Sunday, 1 July 2007
Stamps : HA friendly greetings
Inks : DI dusty concord
Extras : tuttifrutti pp, purple ribbonand purple card flower all from Craftworkcards; Queen & Co sequins and tiny brads; Paper Cellar sequins; purple card; Ultrafine glitter; glue pen