my Crafty Corner
Cards and other handicrafts made by Jean Straw
Sunday 25 August 2013
I started with a piece of tissue to cover the front of my card and die cut a rectangle where I wanted the image to go. From the cut out I cut a circle where the moon was to go.I used Spellbinders Nestabillities dies for the cut outs.I placed the rectangle with the cut out back into place on the card and coloured the moon with a pale yellow Promarker. When dry I replaced the circle mask and removed the rectangle one and coloured the space using a duster brush and chipped sapphire Distress Ink. Next I stamped the owls with black Memento ink, and then removed the rest of the mask from the card . The tissue has very low tack adhesive and didn't damage the card. I coloured over the holly leaves and berries with Distress Markers and added a tiny dot of Stickles glitter to the eyes. To finish the card I added a stamped greeting and a die cut holly corner with some red gems to represent berries and to add a spot of brightness.
The holly die cut is from Cheery Lynn and both the stamps are Chocolate Baroque.
I am entering this at, Stamping For Pleasure - Rudolph Day
The Hobby House - Christmas
A Creative Romance - Masking
Friday 16 August 2013
I am entering this at It's All About Vintage And Beauty - Summer Flowers
Bloggers Challenge - Flower Power
Stempelsonnen - Anything Goes.
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Sunday 11 August 2013
The challenge this month at Stamping Sensations is
Wings and Things and a Touch of Vintage, and I thought this stamp from Inkylicious which I have just bought would fit the bill. I stamped the image with Memento Rich Cocoa ink and water coloured it using distress Markers and a water brush. The stamped image, mount and frame were die cut with Spellbinders Marvellous Squares. The background paper is a freebie from a magazine, and all the shading is with Distress inks, Tea Dye and Vintage Photo. To finish the card I added some feathers and paper flowers from my stash, fixed with a little diamond glaze and the brads in the flower centres.
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Monday 5 August 2013
I used Brilliance Lightning Black ink to stamp the image onto white card and coloured it with coloursoft pencils. I then trimmed it and mounted it onto some navy blue card. I also stamped the scripture quote, which is part of the same stamp set, with the Brilliance ink and mounted it to match. I cut some light blue card to fit onto my white base card and added the two panels. I considered several forms of embellishment but ended up just stamping a corner from the Chocolate Baroque Pretty Poppies set with Adirondak Denim ink.
I am entering this in a new challenge,
The Male Room - Anything Goes
Make It Monday - Anything Goes.
The Squirrel And The Fox - Nautical / Sea Life
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