Wednesday, 2 December 2015

PaperArtsy Challange : Masterboards

Over at PaperArtsy the challenge is Masterboards

They are great fun to create, and means 4 cards in quick succession once created.
I went with a Christmas theme. These are the finished cards
I forgot to photograph it before I cut it up, but here are the pieces before I made the cards
 or the background I used an A4 sheet of Smoothy Card, which I brayered with Fresco Paints : Lake Wanaka, China, Pea Coat, Snowflake, London Bus
Star stencil by Stampers Anonymous
Stamps : Ink & the Dog Mini 22, Ellen Vargo 02
Music stamp - Tim Holtz
Glimmer Mist - Snowflake

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

PaperArtsy challenge : more circles

Another card for the PaperArtsy Challenege : Circles
Fresco Paints, Stencil ELB001, Stamp set JOFY37

PaperArtsy challenge : Circles

The latest challenge at PaperArtsy is Circles
I have used Fresco Paint (Nougat, Irish Cream, Chocolate Pudding, Snowflake, Yellow Submarine, London Bus, Claret)
I used Grunge Paste through a circles stencil, and then did some more through the same stencil in snowflake. I scribbled a border around some of them.
I also used the "bump" technique (with paint) through stencil Jofy08
The stamps are JOFY09 and JOFY Mini 33

Friday, 7 August 2015

PaperArtsy Challenge : Flowers (2)

Another card for the PaperArtsy Challenge : Flowers
I used a brayer to create the background colours with Fresco Paint (pumpkin soup, butternut, chocolate pudding, brown shed, london bus)
I used Stone through JOFY 011 stencil.
Stamping is ELB22, JOFY25 and JOFY37
The flowers are coloured using the same paints as the background, with Hey Pesto for the stems.

Monday, 3 August 2015

PaperArtsy challege : Flowers

The challenge over at PaperArtsy is Flowers - perfect for me as I just bought 2 new stamps sets by Lin Brown and Jo Firth-Young!

My card was inspired by Lin Brown in her new stamps reveal.

The background is brayered using Fresco paints (mermaid, beach hut, south pacific). I used snowflake to stencil over the background.
The stamps are all ELB22, and the words are JOFY37

The flowers are painted with Fresco Paints, using yellow submarine, inky pool, beach hut, south pacific and hey pesto

Sunday, 19 July 2015

PaperArtsy Challenge : Time (again)

I was inspired to make another Time card for the PaperArtsy Challenge.

The background is brayered using Fresco Paints (Lake Wanaka, Tinned Peas, Inky Pool and Chalk). I then went over it with a watery solution of snowflake.
Stamped EEV02 Ellen Vargo circles in Smokey Grey Versafine
I stencilled Tim Holtz Cargo stencil with Snowflake paint
The stamps are (collage) HP1007 and (words) Clocks 5
I then highlighted/coloured the collage and words with Distress inks as watercolour : Shabby shutters, Peeled Paint and Peacock Feathers

PaperArtsy Challenge : Time

The new challenge over at PaperArtsy is Time
My card is inspired by Godelive Tijskens (aka Stamping Matilda). See her card here.

The background is made with Distress Inks : Old paper and Antique Linen
The main stamp is from  Stampers Anonymous and the quote is Tim Holtz
The background script is PaperArtsy Mini 44 and the Time stamps are from Clocks 5
The clock hands are metal pen nibs.

Saturday, 4 July 2015

PaperArtsy Challnege : Stencils (another one)

I decided to make another card for the PaperArtsy challenge of Stencils.

This time I was inspired by Lin Brown, the queen of background stencilling.
Like Lin, I brayered the background with Fresco Paints in Honeydew, Haystack and Lilac. Then I stencilled with Chalk and Nougat paints, using sequin waste, ELB001 and  Mini Vine.
The stamps are all from JOFY 32, stamped, cut out and coloured with Prismacolor pencils and blended with Sansodor and paper stumps.

Saturday, 27 June 2015

PaperArtsy challenge : Stencils

Over at PaperArtsy, the challenge is Stencils, and I have plenty of those :)
My card is inspired by Anna-Karin Evaldsson in the June 2015 Craft Stamper Magazine.
I started with Smoothy (heavy weight) stamping card, and covered it in
Irish Cream Fresco Paint.
The stencilling was done with Tim Holtz Cargo stencil, and the "bump" Fresco Paint colours are Chocolate pudding underneath, and Nougat on top. I used watered down Beach Hut to flick splotches on the card, and colour the stamped images
I used Distress Ink Gathered Twigs to smoosh around the edges, and stencil the circles (using sequin waste as the stencil).
The stamps are from HP 1110
Finally I added some hardware, in the form of the Tim Holtz clock (with hands) and the screw that was just in my "metal bits" box.

Monday, 18 May 2015

PaperArtsy Challenge : Words

The latest challenge at PaperArtsy is "Words"

I decided to use a lovely "Imagine" stamp (I do not know who it is made by) as my main focus. The card behind the stamp is Fresco Paint Moonlight.

For the main background I painted with Eggplant, then used a daisy stencil with Lilac. I washed it over with watered down Snowflake, and then stamped Snowflake and Ink&the Dog Mini 22

Sunday, 10 May 2015

PaperArtsy Challenge : Sprays

For the last 2 weeks the challenge over at PaperArtsy has been Sprays.
I don't have many sprays, as they have never really featured in my cards, but I do have some Tattered Angel sprays in the back of the cupboard...
These are not as vibrant as some of the ones used today, so I decided to use them over the paint background as more of a shimmer.

Following  Sara Naumann's recent post I used Fresco paints (Pumpkin Soup, Paprika and London Bus) and brayered them onto the card. I then sprayed a lot of Tattered Angels Gold, copper and autumn leaves and dried it off. It really changed the feel of the card, making it feel almost tacky.
I stamped using Snowflake and Mini 44, Mini 22 and with grey ink Mini 72
The main stamps are JOFY 23 and JOFY 24 and JOFY mini 33
The sentiment is ELB03
The flowers are painted with Fresco paints in London Bus, Claret, Tango, Yellow Submarine and Hey Pesto

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

PaperArtsy Challenge : Grunge Paste 2

I so enjoyed making the last card, I thought I'd try again with a few changes.
This is for the PaperArtsy challenge : Grunge paste
This time I tinted the grunge paste with Fresco Paint Chocolate Pudding, so that the brown showed through when I sanded back the paint layers. The paint was added with cut 'n dry foam instead of a paintbrush, giving a softer texture. (I used Pumpkin Soup, Haystack,Yellow Submarine)
The stamps are all from JOFY Collection 30

Monday, 30 March 2015

PaperArtsy challenge : Grunge Paste

The current challenge over at PaperArtsy is Grunge Paste. Messy and fun!
I have created a card that has drawn from many places : Jo Firth-Young, Wanda Hentges and Lou Collins.
I started with smoothy white stamping card, and put grunge paste through a honeycomb style stencil. I then painted with Fresco paints (pumpkin soup, haystack, yellow submarine and tango)
I sanded back the paint over the grunge paste and highlighted with treasure gold (an idea from Leandra in her GP intro)
The stamps are JOFY mini 44 and JOFY collection 30.

Thursday, 19 February 2015

PaperArtsy challenge : paint (again)

Well, my new JOFY30 stamps arrived, and I just had to make a card!
(sorry I cant link to them as they are not on the PA website yet), but have a look at Jo Firth-Young's blog to see the stamps, and my inspiration for this card. Thank you Jo!

I used smoothy card, and covered it with Fresco Acrylic Paint : Vanilla and Haystack
I also used a honeycomb style stencil with Pumpkin soup to create the background
I stamped in Sepia with the honeycomb from JOFY30.
On separate smoothy card (covered in Vanilla), I stamped the beehive, bee and sentiment. I coloured them with pencils.

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

PaperArtsy challenge : Paint

The latest PaperArtsy challenge is Paint
My card was inspired by Anneke De Clerck's Art journal pages

I have used Smoothy Card, Satin Glaze and Grunge paste through ELB003 stencil.
The Fresco Paints I have used are Hey Pesto, Limelight, Snowflake, Tango, Yellow Submarine, Sky, Lake Wanaka, London Bus and Blood Orange
The stamps I have used are from JoFY23 and JoFY25

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

PaperArtsy challenge : Shiny stuff

So the new challenge at PaperArtsy is "shiny stuff".
I decided to combine some products I haven't used for a while (embossing and metal), and made a valentines card.
The background stamp is from HP1006, and has been embossed with gold. The LOVE stamp is from JOFY25.
The hearts are Tim Holtz Alterations movers & shapers dies, using red metal (mounted on black card to make it stable, as taught by Lin and Leandra)
It is hard to see in the photo, but the red card used to mat the main card and the Love stamp is shiny too.
Bling on Valentines day... (sorry)

Thursday, 15 January 2015

PaperArtsy Challenge - Fragile Papers

There is a new format for the challenges on the PaperArtsy Blog. Over this 2 week period the theme is Fragile Papers.
I watched Leandra's videos (see here video1, video2, video3)
I decided to try the brayer method she showed on Tim Holtz tissue paper

 I used Fresco Paints (Beach Hut, South Pacific, Zesty Zing, Yellow Submarine, Claret, Snowflake)
The numbers stamp is Mini 22, and the script stamp I am no sure where it is from.
I used a piece of the creation to make a card. I put the tissue paper over black card (making the background look darker), and add the Lin Brown stamps ELB01 and ELB02.

Saturday, 10 January 2015

Yes, I'm still making Christmas cards...

These two cards were inspired by Tim Holtz