Saturday, 19 July 2014

Compendium of Curiosities 3, Challenge 6

Hi everyone,

today I am sharing my first make for the Compendium of Curiosities challenge run by Linda Ledbetter.  This challenge is to alter a Tim Holtz Burlap Panel, inspired by page 37 of A Compendium of Curiosities, Vol. #3. There is also a chance to win a $25 shopping trip in The Funkie Junkie Boutique if you enter, so thanks to Linda Coughlin for that.

I have had the mini burlap panels for quite a while, and have never done anything with them.  So I am so very happy to have finally altered one.  I also used a couple of other Tim Holtz products not used before, so this was a productive project for me. 


I am not going to go into any details, as per the requirements of the challenge.  I will say that this is the first time I have used the Industrious Stickers and the butterfly stamps from the Papillion set, and I love them.  Looking forward to altering more of the burlap panels, and using more of my goodies that I just seem to hoard.

Thanks for looking,
Geraldine. 


Sunday, 13 July 2014

IndigoBlu Card

Hi everyone,

today I am sharing a using an IndigoBlu stamp that I had wanted for a very long time.  It was free with Simply Cards and Papercraft magazine.


The background panel was created by placing the Prima circles stencil on white card and going over it with gel medium.  When dry, I sprayed it with a couple of sprays, I cannot remember the colours as I made it a couple of months ago, and decided to use it this week.  I was waiting for a suitable project.  I added gold Stickles on the edge, and wrapped black lace around the centre of the panel.  The frame was made by stamping the frame from the Ladybird Gorjuss stamp set from Docrafts with Versamark ink, and heat embossing it with gold Heat it Up embossing powder.  I trimmed it and sprayed it with Golden Sleigh Bells Starburst Spray from Lindy's Stamp Gang.  I stamped the IndigoBlu stamp on white card and cut it so it fit in the frame.  I added a wooden Bare Basics butterfly from Papermania. It was painted it with Teal Zircon Silks and stamped it with the script stamp from the Tim Holtz Papillon stamp set.

I am entering it into the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, which is from scratch.

Thanks for looking,
Geraldine.

Thursday, 10 July 2014

Flower Card

Hi,

today I have a card that I am entering into Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog were the challenge is from scratch.  I have made the flower on the card.  I was asked to make a birthday card that was bright and had flowers, so here is what I came up with.


The paper in the background is from Fancy Pants Wonderful Day 6x6 paper pad.  I used The Crafter's Workshop Mini Time Travel stencil and texture paste to add extra detail to the pattern.  I distressed the edges and inked them and the stenciled image with Mustard Seed Distress Ink.

The flower is made using Four Petal Nesting Die from X-Cut.  I used white Bazzil card and painted it with Pink Azalea Silks.  I embossed it using a flourish embossing folder, distressed the edges and inked them with Festive Berries Distress Ink.  I added Stardust Stickles to the edges of the petals, and when dry, layered them and added a brad from Pink Paislee.

The greenery was made using a flourish die, LR0120, from Marianne Creatable.  I painted them with Pretty Peridot Silks, and added Crystal Stickles to them, and layered them behind the flower.  The sentiment is a stamp from Kaisercraft, and the pink gems are from Anitas.

Thanks for looking,
Geraldine.

Monday, 23 June 2014

Notebook

Hi,

today I have a notebook to share.  I decided during the week to have a play with a couple of my new Unity stamps, and as my Distress Paints were still on the table from the previous project, I decided to use them too.

I wasn't sure what would become of this when I started, but today I finally settled on a notebook.

Here is the front cover

The stamp is called Avery, from Donna Downey for Unity.  I coloured her face with a mixture of Antique Linen, Milled Lavender and Spun Sugar, hair with Gathered Twigs and Walnut Stain, eyes with Broken China, lips with Picked Raspberry, and top with Mowed Lawn Distress Paints.  I then masked the image and used the Dylusions small star stencil with Mustard Seed Paint, dried it and then went over the stars with a Ranger Perfect Medium Pen and embossed them with clear embossing powder from Heat it Up.  I colour washed the background with Sky Blue Silks Acrylic Glaze.  When dry I sprayed the whole panel with Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Mist.  I layered this onto some black card.

This was layered onto a panel which was first painted with Picked Raspberry, and I used the large Bubble Dylusions stencil to add Seedless Preserves Paint.  I did not like the contrast between the colours for this project, so I painted over the whole thing with Seedless Preserves, but you can still see the circles faintly in the background.  To add more texture I stamped the script stamp randomly from Papillon using Jet Black Archival Ink.  I cut the chipboard to size and glued black card to it and trimmed it.  I then added the other pieces.  I die cut Notes using the Chip Block Tim Holtz die from Sizzix.  I painted them using Ranger Black Dabber, and once adhered I sprayed them with the Glimmer Mist.

The Back Cover


I painted the chipboard with Gesso, then used the Dylusions Bubble stencil to add Gesso through it.  I let it dry overnight, then painted it with Seedless Preserves.  I added black card to the inside and sprayed it with more of the Glimmer Mist.  I wanted this to be fairly flat and simple.

The Inside Front Cover

I painted the chipboard lightly with Picket Fence so the Broken China would show truer to colour.  I then randomly stamped the script stamp from Papillon again using Jet Black Archival Ink.  Using the same ink, I stamped the Donna Downey Wild Poppy Silhouette a couple of times.  I did not get a great impression due to the texture of the surface, so I filled it in with a Black Pitt Pen.  This stamp has been on my wish list for quite a while and I love it.

I cut paper to size, used my Cinch to punch the holes and bound it with the Spiral wires from We R Memory Keepers.

I had a lot of fun making this notebook, and have a few more Donna Downey stamps to look forward to playing with.

Just in case anyone reading this today, June 23 2014, Unity are having a 50% sale on Donna Downey stamps, and selected others, if you look around the site, which finishes end of today.

I would like to enter this project into Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Anything Goes.

Thanks for looking,
Geraldine.


Sunday, 15 June 2014

Gorjuss Ladybird Card

Hi,

I have a birthday card to share today.  I decided to use the Gorjuss Ladybird stamp as the recipient loves Gorjuss Girls.  I was inspired by the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge to use Paint, and the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge to use Stencils, and am entering the card to both challenges.


I started with the background.  I painted some white card with Picked Raspberry Distress Paint, placed The Crafter's Workshop Mini Quatrefoil stencil over it, and sponged Spun Sugar Distress Paint over it.  I then added Antique Linen Distress Paint to the largest stamp from Canvas Wishes by Unity and stamped over the stenciled panel.  Make sure to wash the paint from the stamp straight away.  I bought several stamps from Unity over Memorial Weekend, they had a 52% sale on selected products, so I was thrilled to get some.  I used the Deco and Stub Corner Chomper from We R Memory Keepers to punch the corners of the panel.

I die cut Lovely Lace paper from Pink Paislee/House of Three Parisian Anthology collection with the largest die from Spellbinders Captivating Squares die set.  I layered this with some white card that was painted with Broken China Distress Paint, and over this I placed The Crafter's Workshop Mini Chickenwire Reversed Stencil, and sponged Teal Zircon Silks Acrylic Glaze over it.  When dry I sprayed it with Marshmallow Glimmer Mist and die cut it with the largest die from Nellie's Multi frame MFD 010 Eastern Circle set.  I stamped Happy Birthday from Verve Stamps with Archival Ink and die cut the sentiment with the second smallest X-Cut Doorplate die. 

I stamped the Gorjuss girl on Bristol Board with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, and coloured her face, hair, socks and shoes with Copic markers. Her dress and bow were created by painting card with Seedless Preserves and Mustard Seed Distress Paints and trimming and paper piecing them.  I also paper pieced her hair to add more dimension to the image.

Thanks for looking,
Geraldine.

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Old Jalopy Card

Hi,

quick post today, as I want to share this Father's Day card I am entering into Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Father's Day/Masculine, which ends in a few minutes.


I used distress stains, paints and ink to create the card, along with Weathered Clock and Old Jalopy dies, and The Crafter's Workshop Mini Subway Stencil.  The stamped greeting is from Verve Stamps.

Thanks for looking,
Geraldine.

Monday, 9 June 2014

Birthday Fairy

Hi,

today I have a Birthday card to share.


The fairy is from Papermania's Midnight Fairytale collection.  She was stamped on Bristol Board and coloured with Copic markers.  I added Stardust Stickles to her wings and trimmed her.  For the background I sponged Worn Lipstick Distress Ink all over a 5x5inch piece of card.  I placed a Heidi Swapp stencil down and inked it with Spiced Marmalade, and then splashed water drops over it.  I inked over this with Squeezed Lemonade, and added some script, from Tim Holtz Urban Grunge, with Picked Raspberry.  I then covered the whole panel with Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint.  When dry, I stamped flowers from IndigoBlu Wild Meadow, and some from a Lavinia Stamps set I received with Papercraft Essentials magazine last month.

I  die cut a mini label and painted it with Lindy's Stamp Gang Alpine Ice Rose Magical Mica, and placed a Happy Birthday sticker on it.  I added the label and the fairy to the panel, and added this to another panel, which was painted with Cattail Copper Brown Starburst Spray.

I am entering this into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Magic
Craft-room Challenge: Things with Wings
Craft for the Craic: Something Summery or with Flowers

Thanks for looking,
Geraldine.

Saturday, 31 May 2014

Welcome Baby Card



Hi everyone,

today I have a baby card to share with you.  I was inspired to use the May colour challenge from Lindy's Stamp Gang.



 May '14 bikes




I decided to use my new Adrift stamp from Santoro's Mirabelle collection by Trimcraft.  I really love the image, and I have to say, the whole collection is gorgeous.  I stamped the image several times, on a woodgrain pattern paper by Karen Foster for the boat; on some yellow and white patterned paper for the hat and top, and cream card for the hair and face.  The hair and face were coloured with Neocolor II crayons, Salmon and Pink, for the face, and Vandyke Brown and Brown for her hair.  The hat and top were too light in colour, so I added some shading with Pineapple Paradise Lindy's Stamp Gang Flat Fabio spray.  I coloured the band on the hat with Cotton Candy Pink Starburst Spray, as I did not like the all yellow hat.  Everything was then pieced together.

I used some Parisian Anthology paper from Pink Paislee for the waves.  I sprayed it with Mad Hatter Mint, Creme Brulee Cream, and a little TiffanyLou Blue.  For the background I sprayed white card with TiffanyLou Blue, and painted on some Time Travel Teal.  I then stamped Life of the Party Stars by Hero Arts for Basic Grey with Versamark, and added Tibetan Poppy Teal Magical Mica from the  Autumn Leaves Magical Set.  I sprayed this with some hairspray to seal it, and then stamped 'Welcome Baby' from an Inkadinkado set of the same name, and embossed it with black embossing powder from Heat it Up.  I assembled the panel and layered it on another one coloured with South Shore Sand Flat Fabio.  This was then layered onto a 6x6 card blank from Papermania.

I am entering this into the following challenges:
Lindy's Stamp Gang May Color Challenge
Craft for the Craic: Something for a Baby
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: The Artsy Stamp
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes.

Thanks for looking,
Geraldine.

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Journey Card

Hi,

today I have a masculine card to share.  It is for a combination of challenges, so hopefully I have met the requirements of each.  I wanted to enter the travel themed challenge, and when I think of this theme, I think masculine, this makes me think of Tim Holtz, and I love stencils, more each time I use them.  This is the result.


I started with the top panel.  I used the Mini Urban Landscape stencil from The Crafter's Workshop on a piece of white card.  I used Watering Can Archival ink from Wendi Vecchi, through the blackout part of the stencil.  To add the detail, I used Copper Dabber paint from Ranger.  I dried this, and sprayed Moonlight Glimmer Mist over the panel.  The copper paint acts as a resist. I also stenciled the words 'wander' and 'explore', and added 'love the journey' from Tim's Words Remnant Rubs.

This panel was then layered over some burgundy paper from last year's Gorjuss papers.  It was sitting on my desk, and I thought it went well with the card, you can just see a bit of it peeking out.  Behind this I layered more paper from the Cartographer collection, and added a Tim Holtz file tab to it.  I added some Kraft Glassine behind this, as it was looking a bit bare.  I used the Tim Holtz Brick Texture Fade, and distressed and inked it with Walnut Stain.  I tucked in two Adage Tickets on the top part of panel, and a Journalling Ticket on the bottom, both inked with Pumice Stone.

For the background layer I used a paper from the 6x6 Cartographer collection for Prima.  I placed the Compass mini mask from Tim Holtz on the paper, on two of the corners, and went over it with Pumice Stone Distress Ink.  I distressed the edges with the distresser, and inked them with Walnut Stain Distress Ink.  All the papers were distressed in the same way.  I splattered water on the background layer to add more texture, but still felt something was missing.  So I added three travel Remnant Rubs from the Elements set, and that finished the card.

I am entering this into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Travel/Vacation
A Vintage Journey: All about him
Eclectic Paperie: Get Stencilled

Thanks for looking,
Geraldine.






Monday, 26 May 2014

Gorjuss Card

Hi,

I hope everyone is well.  Today I have a quick card to share with you.  It is for someone at work.


I inked a white cardstock panel with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink, placed the Prima netting stencil over it and inked Salty Ocean through it. I then splashed drops of water over it, to add texture.  I inked the outer edges of the panel with Peacock Feathers, distressed the edges and inked them with Pumice Stone.  I stamped the botanical images from an Indigo Blu set called Wild Meadow with Black ink.  I then added some Mowed Lawn ink on the bottom of the panel over the stamped image.  

I layered this onto some Gorjuss paper from DoCrafts, from last years release, and the image is from the A4 Ultimate Die-Cut and paper pack from this year.  I printed the sentiment and die cut it using a scalloped oval die.

I would like to enter it into the following challenges:
Eclectic Paperie: Use Stencils
Country View Challenges: Nature's Glories

Thanks for looking,
Geraldine.