Friday, 27 February 2015

Stempelglede DT - Vintage Garden Paper Tole Card

 Good morning!  Today I'd like to share a card I've made inspired by Gunhild's beautiful mood board for the giveaway challenge on the Stempelglede blog.  I have used stamps from several Stempelglede collections.
 The gorgeous bird stamp is from the Vintage Garden collection.  I have had the idea doing a paper tole with this stamp for a while and finally got around to doing it.  It took much longer of course, but I am very pleased with the result.  I have used Distress Ink pads to paint the images.
In the photo above you can see some of the layers.  I have added Glossy Accents to the bird's eye and beak for extra dimension.
You can see in this photo that some of the areas have just one layer of paper tole and others have two or three.
 Nestled amongst the stamped and fussy cut leaves and flowers are dogwood flowers that I have made with the Sizzix Dogwood die.  I have used coffee filter papers for the flowers and the centres are stamens from Live and Love Crafts.
 I have also used coffee filter papers for the butterflies which have been stamped with the butterflies stamp from the Vintage Baby collection and painted with Distress Ink.  I have created my own backing paper for the base layer of the card with one of the scroll stamps from the Vintage Garden collection.  I have also stamped around the edges of the image mat with the same stamp.
 The beautiful sentiment is from the Follow Your Heart collection.
 Here's a close up of some of the details.  The die cut butterflies were cut with a Joy Crafts die.
 A close up of some of the Dogwood flowers.  The centres and the pink tinge on the edges of the petals were done with Distress Inks.
 I have used several different dies for the foliage: Rose Leaf Doohickey and Leaves Doohickey from Magnolia and Lovely Tendril from Poppystamps.  I have inked the edges with red Distress Ink to give the effect that you see on rose leaves.
 I have also added some paper doilies behind the backing paper...
 ...and some white foliage cut with the Lovely Tendril die to frame the top of the card.
I hope you like it and I've inspired you to create something using the mood board!  Thanks for looking and enjoy the upcoming weekend.

Monday, 23 February 2015

Magnolia Down Under Challenges DT - One for the Boys

 Good evening!  Our new challenge has started over at Magnolia Down Under Challenges and this fortnight our theme is One for the Boys.  I made this card a while ago and didn't realise when I made it that it would be posted so soon after my last card featuring this stamp lol!  Never mind, you can neve have too much of cute Edwin right?
 I love this new Edwin from the Lovely Duo Collection.  He can be used for so many different occasions.  I have painted him with Distress Ink pads and added details with a white gel pen.
 I have added Stickles and Glossy Accents ot the champagne flutes to give them a realistic look.  I've also added Glossy Accents to Edwin's bow tie, lapels and shoes.
 I think I love the sentiment for this Edwin even more than I love the Edwin lol!  The woven jute ribbon is from Live and Love Crafts.
 I have used Tim Holtz Weathered Clock die to create the clock hands and clock face (behind the image).  I have added touches of bronze embossing powder to them and Picket Fence Crackle Paint.
 The stars were cut with a Sizzix die and the numbers were cut with another Tim Holtz die.
 I have added touches of Picket Fence Crackle paint around the card.
I hope you like it and I've inspired you to join us at Magnolia Down Under Challenges.  Pop over to the blog to see the rest of the team's stunning creations.  Thanks for looking! x

Sunday, 22 February 2015

Ribbon Girl DT - Magnolia Only Challenge - Use Lace

 

 Good morning!  I hope you're having a lovely weekend.  If you have time for some crafting why not join us at The Ribbon Girl challenge where this week we want you to use lace.
 I have painted Edwin from the Lovely Duo collection with Distress Ink pads.
 I added stickles to the champagne and glossy accents to his bow tie so it looks like satin.
 The gorgeous flowers are all from The Ribbon Girl.
 The bronze frame and the cameo are also from The Ribbon Girl although I have altered the cameo with paint to make it look more aged.
 The fun sentiment comes with Edwin.
 The crystal stems are from Magnolia.
The gorgeous lace and the cheesecloth are also from The Ribbon Girl.
 I hope you like it and I've inspired you to join us at The Ribbon Girl.  Pop over to the blog to see the rest of the team's stunning creations.  Thanks for looking and enjoy the rest of your weekend. x


Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Stempelglede DT - Giveaway and Challenge!

 Good morning!  I have exciting news for you in today's post.  To celebrate that Stempelglede is now on Pinterest Gunhild is holding a fabulous giveaway and challenge on the Stempelglede blog!  The challenge is to create a project inspired by Gunhild's gorgeous mood board.  As soon as I saw the mood board I wanted to recreate the gorgeous weathered window frame and net curtain onto a canvas.  I began by painting the canvas with acrylic paint to create the dark background.  I then made a net curtain using cheesecloth and some lace from Live & Love Crafts.  Now for the glass.  I love the look of the frosted window pane in the mood board.
To recreate it I have used three different Stempelglede stamps and stamped with Gesso.  I used the Grunge Corner stamp from the Grunge Collection, the paint splatter background and the ornamental panel from the Background and Border collection.
To make the peeling, weathered window frame I used torn, wet paper and curled it around the window pane.  I inked the edges with Walnut Stain Distress Ink and added Picket Fence Crackle Paint.
 The colours on Gunhild's mood board are just stunning and coincidentally, a lot of them are my favourite colours to use around my home!  I made a floral spray using flowers, berries and die cut leaves inspired by the colours on the board.  The large coral pink flower and the hydrangeas are from Prima, the rolled roses are by Kort and Godt from The Ribbon Girl.  I saved the berries from last year's Christmas crackers.
 I have used the Enjoy Life stamp from the Follow Your Heart collection, stamped onto acetate so that it looks like it is stamped onto the window pane.  I have added a bark heart and a white poppy from Live and Love Crafts too.
 The swirls were cut with Memory Box Donnington Tendril die and I have threaded them through torn areas of the paper window frame.
 The butterflies are stamped with the butterfly from the Vintage Baby Collection onto coffee filter paper and tinted with Distress Ink.
 There are two more butterflies fluttering around a Prima sentiment bulb.
 The leaf sprays were cut with a Doohickey die.
 At the sides of the frame I added some loops of jute string for visual balance.
I hope you have enjoyed your visit to my blog today and that you like my creation.  Good luck if you enter the challenge!  x

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Magnolia-licious DT - Hearts and Flowers

 Good morning!  It is time for another challenge over at Magnolia-licious and our theme is 'Hearts and Flowers'.
  I have coloured the super cute You are my Valentine Tilda with Distress Ink pads and added dots to her cheeks with a white gel pen.  The sentiment comes with the stamp, which is something I really love about this new collection!
 The large rose is from Magnolia and the rest of the flowers, the lace and the key are from The Ribbon Girl.
 The clouds were cut with a Doohickey die and the gorgeous rolled rose is by Kort & Godt from the Ribbon Girl.
 The gorgeous bird is also from The Ribbon Girl and comes as part of a set.
I hope you like it and I've inspired you to join us at Magnolia-licious Challenge.  Pop over to the blog to see the rest of the team's stunning creations.

As always Diana is sponsoring the challenge with a fabulous prize from the Magnolia-licious Store.  Thanks for looking! x

Monday, 9 February 2015

Magnolia Down Under Challenges DT - Valentines with no red

  Good evening!  It is time for another challenge at Magnolia Down Under Challenges and our theme is Valentine's cards with no red on them.  An easy challenge for me as because I'm not a huge fan of red to be honest!
 I painted our cutie pie Tilda from the Lovely Duo collection with Distress Ink pads and added some details with a white gel pen.
 The sentiment comes with Tilda.  I think it's so cute don't you?  It reminds me of when I was a girl and used to pull petals off daisies to this rhyme.  The stunning diamante heart is from The Ribbon Girl and so is the beautiful pink lace behind it.  The gorgeous pink flower is from Magnolia-licious and is part of the new Lovely Duo collection.
I have cut tags using the Oh La La Doohickey kit to pop behind the image.
 I've used another one of those gorgeous flowers from Magnolia on the other side of the image together with more flowers and seam binding from The Ribbon Girl.
 The dew drop wire is from my stash and the die cut behind Tilda is also from the Oh La La Doohickey collection.
I hope you like it and I've inspired you to join us at Magnolia Down Under Challenges.  Pop over to the blog to see the rest of the team's stunning creations.  Thanks for looking! x