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Friday, 22 September 2017

Stencilled Distress Oxide Background Video - Happy Little Stampers Video #3


Today I have a brand new video tutorial using the
 Happy Little Stampers 'Doodled Flowers' stamp set.

 I wanted to show you how to make a card on which the main features are stamps from this set.
I start by making a background adding Distress Oxides to water colour paper.



In this tutorial I will also show you how to add extra dimension to your Distress Oxide backgrounds using a stencil. In fact I made two cards:





 Thank you for watching!

I also made an ATC - Day 265 of my 'Year of ATCs?' with some of the same elements as in the video card.






Happy Crafting!!


Thursday, 21 September 2017

A Year of ATCs? - Day 264

This is my Day 264 of 'My Year of ATCs?'!




I take part in the Facebook Pocket Letter Lovin' Round Robin Swappin' Group
Last month the theme was 'Fairground' and I received the following pocket letter:



This month the theme is 'Silhouette' and this is one of my 9 ATCs that I have made for this swap.

I started with a rectangle of black and added my image printed on green - this is a digi I found on my computer and I am not totally sure of its origin but I think it is Dragons Lair.
I then added some butterflies from Stampin Up's Beautiful Wings die.
Finally I added some black gems.


And these are my 9...not all quite the same...


Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

A Year of ATCs? - Day 263

This is my Day 263 of 'My Year of ATCs?'!


I started with a rectangle of orange card, matted with some green which I had printed with acrylic paint using a plastic lid.
Next I added the image Sunflower from Scribbles Designs - one whole and two parts.
I had printed this 3 times and coloured them with Zig real brush pens.
Finally I added some gems.


Happy Crafting!

Addicted to Stamps and More #260


The new Challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More has the above Photo Inspiration.

To make my background I wanted a leaf-shaped design - so I used a Craftstash 'Leaves' stencil. I dabbed Versamark watermark ink through the stencil and added a pink embossing powder and heat set this.
I then die cut butterflies from this using some Stampin Up dies.


I added a blue Distress Ink to the butterflies (still in the dies so that a white rim remains). I added an orange Distress Ink to the remainder of the background, with the blue ink distressing the edges. I added the background to some blue card, replacing the butterflies in their spaces, on a Kraft card base.


Finally I stamped the butterfly and 'Just For You' with archival ink -
 stamps from Happy Little Stampers 'Butterfly Birthday'.



Hope you will enter the Challenge!


Happy Crafting!