Sunday, 17 January 2021

Hello Gnome Card

  Hello!

This week I have made a card using the Gnome Home stamp and die sets and I also created a video for the Prickley Pear YouTube channel to show the process...

https://youtu.be/WuvavvEBTnM


* I began by creating a background on watercolour cardstock using distress inks.  I blended different shades of blue and green then sprinkled water over to create a more distressed look.

* Next I stamped out one of the gnome homes, the chimney and a gnome using black archival ink, again onto watercolour cardstock.  The home and chimney were cut out with the matching dies and I fussy cut around the gnome.


* Once these pieces were cut out I used watercolour markers and a water brush to colour them in.

* To create a bit more interest in the background I used the hello sentiment with one of the distress inks to add text along one side.

* The background was then matted onto black card and a 6" x 4" card blank.

* I raised the gnome home up using foam tape then stuck the other pieces down with glue.


* Finally I stamped the sentiment out again, this time in black.  It was cut out and edged with black ink before adding to the card.


If you would like to see the card being created along with other projects using Prickley Pear stamps and dies do please go on over to the YouTube channel...

https://youtu.be/WuvavvEBTnM

Products used in this project can be found on the Prickley Pear website...

https://www.prickleypear.com/

And here are links to the individual products used in this project...

Gnome Homes Clear stamp set - https://www.prickleypear.com/gnome-homes-clear-stamp-set/
Gnome Home Die set - https://www.prickleypear.com/gnome-home-die-set/

Thank you for looking and happy crafting!

Jane xx









Saturday, 16 January 2021

Doodle House Samples

  Hello!

This week I am sharing the DT samples that I made for this last weeks Hochanda show...







Thank you for looking and happy crafting!

Jane xx














Saturday, 9 January 2021

Vintage Butterflies Journal Spread

 Hello!

This week I am sharing a journal spread that I did a while ago but forgot to post!!



For the base of the spread I used washi tape and then added distress crayons over the top, instead of water though I used clear gesso to blend them so they would be more permanent.

Then I added some stenciling and highlighted areas with a white posca pen...


I stamped parts of the wildflower into the background using archival ink, then used clear ink and vintage photo embossing glaze to add the allium stamp.

For my focal points I stamped some of the butterflies onto a coloured background and added them to the page along with a sentiment from ticker tape 1...


Finally I added some white gloss spray splatters.

Here are links to the products used...


Thank you for looking and happy crafting!

Jane xx

Saturday, 2 January 2021

Have A Marvellous Day

  Hello and happy new year!

Today I have decided to begin creating some cards ready for 2021 and have started with this vintage style 6" square card...


1) On a piece of watercolour card cut 5 and a half inches square, I started stenciling with the Distressed Diamonds and Tea Dye distress ink...


2) Next I used the Damask stencil with Vintage Photo...


3) Then I added some of the Offset Dots with Black Soot and also blended some around the edges...


4) After I had done all the stenciling I used the Time Measure stamp with black versafine and heat embossed over the top with clear powder...


5) Using some of the brown toned ecoline pens I coloured the main elements...


6) Finally I mounted the card onto black and a 6" card blank.  Then for the finishing element I stamped out the large Everyday Sentiment, edging with distress ink and mounting onto the card with foam...



Here are links to the products used:


Thank you for looking and happy crafting!

Jane xx













Saturday, 26 December 2020

Monochrome Card With Love

  Hello!

This week on the Bee Crafty blog I am sharing a simple card using black and white...

1) I started by stamping the flower from the Doodle Art Butterfly set onto a piece of black card.  I used a clear embossing ink then heat embossed with superfine white powder...


2) After that I stamped the flower again, this time onto a piece of white vellum, then cut out the main flower and leaf.  I also tore a piece of vellum the width of the card and stamped and embossed a border from the same set onto it...


3) Next I adhered the border with tape and used glue gel to create some dimension with the flower and leaf...


4) Finally I stamped out the 'With Love' from Everyday Sentiments 2 onto black card and embossed in white, before matting it onto white and layering up onto the card with foam tape.  I also added a few clear gems...



Here are the products that were used:


Thank you for looking and happy crafting!

Jane xx





Saturday, 19 December 2020

Hochanda Queen Bee Journaling samples

  Hello!

This week on the Bee Crafty blog I am sharing the DT samples that I made for this weeks Hochanda show...











Thank you for looking and happy crafting!

Jane xx




 
















Saturday, 12 December 2020

Large Tag Journal Spread

  Hello!

Today on the Bee Crafty blog I am sharing an art journal spread that I made in my tag journal created using tags from the tag die set...


1) First the double page spread was covered using some washi tapes...


2) To tone the tape down a bit I used a thin coat of white gesso...


3) As there was now a coat of gesso this made it much easier to blend some distress crayons across the spread...


4) To add extra background interest I then used the circles d'inkable to wipe away some of the crayon with damp kitchen roll...


5) The Roman Numerals stamp was then stamped along the edges using black archival ink...


6) At this stage I felt the black was too strong so added some more white gesso...


7) I then used one of the stitch borders to add in some more detail...


8) Next I stamped out the Large Butterfly and after cutting it out divided it into two pieces, one for each side of the spread...


9) Finally I added  circles from the Texture, Film Strip and Circles set, then a sentiment from Ticker Tape 3...




Here are links to the products that were used:


Thank you for looking and happy crafting!

Jane xx