my Crafty Corner
Cards and other handicrafts made by Jean Straw
Monday 25 March 2013
To make the background for these I used a newly acquired stencil from Imaginations. I put it through the cuttle bug which gave a slightly embossed appearance and before removing the stencil I used a stencil brush and bundled sage distress ink to colour the leaves. I love the Chocolate Baroque stamps with flowers on a script background. The crocus is from one of their newer springtime plates and the daffodil is an older one that I have had for a while. They were both stamped with black Memento ink and coloured with colour soft pencils. I then shaded the background with bundled sage and edged the card with forest moss DI. When I started to make these I thought the theme was Spring Flowers which is actually the theme for the ATC swap and this one is Springtime and as I said the sun was shining outside and the little birds were singing away in the garden as if thought it really was spring, so I decided to add the little birds to my project. I am not sure I like how they look but I couldn't take them off again so I hope the recipients do like them. The word Spring is from an Easter set of stamps from Our Daily Bread.
I am going to enter these at Crafty Boots - Flowers
Make It Monday - Anything goes
Vintage Stamping Challenges - Spring Is In The Air
Thank you for taking a look and for your lovely comments, they are all appreciated
Thursday 14 March 2013
This card is for yet another man in the family with a birthday this month.
I am entering it in the following challenges,
Stamping Sensations - The Great Outdoors
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
CCEE Stampers - Pencils Please
Thursday 7 March 2013
I am entering this at. Crafty Cardmakers-Masculine Birthday featuring Technology or Gadget
Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Challenges-Add Some Metal
Anything Goes Challenge Blog-Make It Manly
Thank you all for visiting my blog and for your kind comments, all are much appreciated. Jean
Sunday 3 March 2013
These greetings and tiny bird stamps are from a Chocolate Baroque set of clear stamps called Happy Words and Birds. They are quite different from their usual style and at first I thought that I didn't like them very much, but then I saw the very CAS cards that Glenda had made with them in the February issue of Craft Stamper magazine and decided that would be useful for making quirky cards for my young men.
The birds were stamped with black ink and coloured with distress markers.The frame on the 18 card was made by drawing round a Go-kreate die three times with a fine black pen moving the die slightly each time.(another tip I got from the Craft Stamper)
I am entering this at Addicted To CAS-It's Raining Men
That Craft Place- Anything Goes.
Thank you for visiting and for the kind comments you leave, all are really appreciated Jean.