Sunday, 25 November 2018

PaperArtsy Challenge: Foiling (again)

Still with the current theme on PaperArtsy of Foiling, I've made another Christmas card.

Using my other new JOFY stamp set JOFY68, and the background JOFY65 I made a card inspired by Jo herself in the release of her new Christmas stamp sets here.

I embossed the snowflakes background stamp from JOFY65, then coloured with Distress inks (Broken China and Iced Spruce).
I foiled the Snow from JoFY 68 with silver leaf.
Finally I used some silver thread and a Sizzix thinlit mini snowflake.

Thursday, 22 November 2018

PaperArtsy Challenge : Foiling

The current challenge at PaperArtsy is Foiling.

So off I went to hunt down my foil and sticky embossing powder. It has been a loooong time since I did any of that! I didn't have any foil, but had some leaf (I hope it still counts!)

I was inspired by my new JOFY65 stamp set, and the card Jo made in the post when the stamps were announced.

So the stamp set is JOY65, and the words are by IndigoBlu.
I stamped the image, then used a Tsukineko Emboss Pen where I wanted the leaf, and used Ranger Sticky emboss powder over the emboss pen. Then I stuck the leaf onto the (still hot) embossing powder.
The rest of the image is coloured with Prismacolor Pencils, blended with Sansodor.
I touch of Red Stickles on the berries for a bit of extra bling, and finally I used Distress Pumice Stone to soften the edges and make it look "smokey".

Saturday, 11 August 2018

PaperArtsy Challenge: Mint Sage Claret and Gold

I have entered the latest PaperArtsy challenge: Mint, Sage, Claret and Gold.
I was inspired by Alison Hall's post here, so much so I went out and bought a Gelli Plate to try her backgrounds.
It was great fun (i.e. messy), and I made four cards with the masterboard I created.

I used Fresco Acrylic paints in Claret, Sage and Old Gold. I stamped EEG15 with Honey Dew.
The main stamping is from ELB22, HP1110, Tim Holtz CMS253 and CMS106.
I then used gold embossing powder to frame the edges.

Saturday, 29 July 2017

PaperArtsy Challenge : Dark to Light and Contrasts

The latest challenge at PaperArtsy is Dark to Light and Contrasts.
I am in a lot of pain at the moment, so not able to do much, but I really wanted to join in. So I decided to do a simple card, similar to the one I submitted for the Aqua challenge.
The background is painted with Fresco Acrylic Paint (Eggplant), and I used Lilac on a stamp from EEV02 for the scratchy squares background.
The stencils in the foreground are done in Snowflake and Lilac (just in the centre of the flowers), and I used 008 PA Stencil (JOFY) and 003 PA Stencil (Lin Brown)

Thursday, 13 July 2017

PaperArtsy Challenge : Aqua

It's been a while since I last posted!
The current PaperArtsy challemge is Aqua.
My card is inspired by a card Jo Firth-Young made back in 2015 (I save all the posts with pictures I like as inspiration, then just scroll through when I am not sure what I feel like making).
The background is created using Fresco Acrylic Paints, the background stamp is from EEV02, the Stencil is 011 PA Stenceil (JOFY) and the words are from ELB22.