Hi everyone, today I have been playing with a papier mache hanging plaque, some Crafters Companion Embossing folders, wooden cogs, black card, radiant rain black paint, tesco go create copper metallic paint, a touch of copper treasure gold, Paper Artsy white chalk paint as a base coat, a paper artsy sentiment stamp and last but not least, the delightful 'Edgar' stamp from Visible Image that I coloured with just graphite pencils a few weeks ago and he has been sat patiently waiting for me to do something with him.
I began by simply giving the whole plaque a coat of white chalk paint and letting it dry. It doesn't take many minutes. I then used a dry brush and roughly painted black radiant rain paint over the whole thing. The beauty of this paint is, its more of a graphite grey than a dark black. I then took another dry brush and applied a thin sparse layer of Tesco Go Create Copper metallic paint - if you've walked passed this range of paints in the past as they are 'kids stuff', I urge you to give it a try. Gorgeous range of colours and a beautiful sheen when its dry - and very economical too.
I embossed a piece of black card with the "Distress" 8 x 8 embossing folder from Crafters Companion and tore it back to the right size for the plaque. I brushed over it VERY LIGHTLY with the radiant rain and copper paint, just to bring out the embossing detail.
I then did the same with the "Dry Stone Wall" embossing folder and tore it across for the corners.
I didn't prime the wooden cogs. I simply put a dot of radiant rain next to a dot of metallic paint and dabbed a dry brush into both to semi-mix them and dabbed it onto the cog - instant rust effect.
For the sentiment, I brushed over a piece of white cardstock with what was left on the brush and stamped over the top with a black archival ink pad. The sentiment reads 'Let each man exercise the art he knows'.
It hasn't come out very clearly on the photos (sorry)
I then layered it onto a waste piece of the distress embossed card.
To finish, I just touched the edges with Treasure gold in Copper to add highlights and then attached Edgar (who was cut out on the silhouette cameo using the pixscan mat)
Evening everyone. Had a nice evening colouring and making up a card and will show you that one later on in the post. For how, here is a card I did for a friend's friend. As soon as my friend gave me the details of the lady the card is for, I immediately knew I have to use 'Blanche' from Saturated Canary for the card - she just fits the bill so well.
I used promarkers as the base then highlighted certain area's with spectrum noir pencils. The embossing folder was a freebie from a magazine. I used dark purple card then three shades of Treasure Gold to bring out the detail of the embossing.
The ivy die is from Joanna Sheena and I also used a swirl die but can't remember the manufacturer (sorry). The purple flowers are from my stash.
When I had finished colouring, Blanche, I put the card stock onto a pixscan mat and after scanning and tracing the image, increasing the border by a mm or 2, I cut her out on the silhouette cameo.
And now for the second card that I have made this evening. It is for a man to give to his wife.
The digi stamp is called 'Christmas Shopping Emma' from Pink Gem Designs and I know the lady likes to shop so again, the image fitted the bill perfectly. 'Emma' is coloured entirely with spectrum noir pencils
along with 'zest-it' blending solution.
I started with her face and the hat and kept popping back to add a few highlights as I went along.
I then moved onto her coat. I wanted it to look like a suede coat so added lots of light layers of colour rather than a heavy layer. I also used the same colours for the sleeve cuffs and the boot tops.
The boots were coloured with the same colours as the coat.
The bags were simply coloured with 1 or 2 colours.
I used a red and an orange for the flowers both on the bag and the hat.
To finish the card, I used a snowflake stamp onto an 8 x 8 blank card using 2 shades of
adirondack ink pads.
Matted the image onto a piece of light blue card and used another piece of the same card to emboss. I used an ink duster and an adirondack inkpad to bring out the embossing. I then die cut 2 snowflakes from the same blue card stock and once attached to the card, added a card candi to the centre.
I created the tickets in Serif Craft Artist - note the number of the tickets :-) See what I did there? lolo
Small blue gems added to the coat for the buttons gives it a nice bit of bling.
And finally, I used a clear Wink Of Stella pen on the flowers and the snowflakes on the bag.
I used to be so good at blogging on a regular basis - now look at me - bad Cazz :-) Anyways, here are a few cards I have been working on since I last blogged.
This first one was made using a background created with distress inks, grunge paste through a honeycomb stencil and inked over once dry. The '21' and the sentiment were cut on the silhouette cameo and the wooden cogs added at the end.
This next card was made for a little lady and I also made a matching make up bag from calico and VersaCraft inkpads. The alphabet stamp set is from Dreamees.
The topper on the card is from the Frederika CD by Polka Doodles and coloured with promarkers.
This card was made for Nigel May - it is so him :-) The whole page was created in Serif Craft Artist 2 and I positioned the Tex Digi stamp by Kenny K where I wanted it on the page then simply printed the while thing off on Neenah cardstock.
I then used promarkers to colour Tex - there was a lot of flesh to colour lolol
This wedding card was made using a digistamp from Jellypark. There are some lovely digistamps available from Claires site and if you like to make cards to make children smile, there is also a link to the PostPals site, so please pop over and have a look at the Jellypark site.The digital image comes with the 'wedding day' sentiment as part of the digistamp so I took the image into Serif craft artist and added the 'on your' and the names. I used promarkers to colour the image
This wedding card was a simple, elegant style.. I used a Darice stitched honeycomb embossing folder for the background. A digital stamp for the sentiment and the flowers were cut from the Heartfelt creations sunflower die.
And finally for this posting, this set of 24 Xmas cards are for a bulk order, 6 of each design all created in Serif Craft Artist 2.
A really quick card this evening. I bought a spritzer ages ago from a shops bargain bucket and only ever got it out of the box once. So, whilst, blog surfing earlier, I came across this weeks Addicted to CAS Challenge for this week - #49 Stencil. So I opened the box, played about on a scrap of paper til I got the nib setting right on my promarker (which I happened to have to hand), dug out a stencil and came up with this
I then ran the 6" x 6" card through my ebosser with the border embossing folder, and added some double sided tape and gilding flakes to finish.
Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by my blog today x
I created the background using Fresco paints from paper artsy. I watched Leandra do a demonstration on Sunday at Stamperama using a baby brayer so this is my version. I have had the poppy stamp for a long time and I can't remember who it comes from. I think it may be from Sheena Douglass's range.
The leaf die if from one of Sue Wilsons die sets.
I coloured the poppy with promarkers from the latest Ltd Edition Spring / Summer 2014 collection, after I had embossed the stamped image with fine detail gold powder.
I then mounted the background onto black card and left a very thin border before mounting onto matt gold mirri card.
Here is the card I have made for one of the chiropractors in town.
Vicki is full of life and a piece of cake never goes amiss.
The digital stamp is from Redonkadoodles and coloured with Promarkers. I have been following tutorials on YouTube by Kimberly Brown - and am pleased to say, my colouring has got a lot better since doing so. I also use Neenah Card Stock.
The rest of the card was composed in Serif Craft Artist professional 2 and colour matched throughout