Friday, 3 April 2015

Craft Stamper April blog challenge - DT card

The April Craft Stamper blog challenge starts today on the Craft Stamper blog. The theme of the challenge is 'Take a technique - Colour'.

This is my DT card for the challenge. The stamp I used for the card is Frame Flower 1 by Catherine Scanlon. To colour in the flower petals and leaves I used Color Burst by Ken Oliver Crafts, available from The Artistic Stamper.


To make the card I started by stamping the Flower Frame stamp with a VersaMark ink pad onto white card and heat embossing with WOW Bright Opaque White embossing powder.
 

To colour in the leaves andpetals in the image I used Violet, Alzarin Crimson and Pthalo Green Color Burst. To use this I added a very small amount of the Color Burst powder to a paint tray and added a couple of spritz of water. Once mixed together a watercolour is formed which is ideal of painting, as shown below.
 

For the blue background and centre of the flowers I used Distress Ink pads also as a watercolour.

Once the image was dry I used a Tim Holtz Design ruler as a guide to punch holes down the edge of the image, as shown below. I then sewed black thread through the holes with a needle. I sewed each edge separately and left the ends of the thread loose on the front of the image.
 

I stamped the Flower Frame stamp onto a card blank, as shown below, with black Memento ink pad. I then attached the painted image to the card blank.
 

For more details about to challenge, to enter or see my DT cards please visit the Craft Stamper Blog. 

Friday, 6 March 2015

Craft Stamper March 2015 Blog challenge - DT card

The March challenge starts today on the Craft Stamper blog. The theme of the challenge is 'Anything Goes (as long as you use a stamp somewhere on your project) '. This is my DT card for the challenge, below. With Mother's Day on Sunday 15th March I thought it would make an ideal theme for my card. I have used the lovely Hot Picks 1301 stamp set from PaperArtsy for my card.


To make this card I started with a 148x148mm white card blank from Craftwork Cards. I lightly distress the edges of the card with Antique Linen and Frayed Burlap Distress ink pads. I then used the text stamps from the Hot Picks 1301 stamp set to stamp around the edges, as shown below. I only stamped around the edge as I knew the centre would be covered up with the main butterfly image. I stamped the text using Antique Linen, Frayed Burlap and Walnut Stain Distress ink pads.
 

I cut a strip of dark brown card for the side of the card. I stamped the butterfly image using a VersaMark ink pad and then heat embossed the stamped images with WOW Metallic Copper embossing powder.
 

I stamped the butterfly and flowers from the stamp set using Potted Soil Archival Ink pad. I lightly distress the edges of the main butterfly image with Antique Linen, Frayed Burlap and Walnut Stain Distress ink pads. I coloured the stamped images, as shown below, with Copics. I used Y08, R81 and R85.
 

I created the sentiment on my laptop and printed it out onto white paper. I added a little colour around the edges with Distress inks before attaching it to a panel of dark brown card. I attached the cut-out butterfly to the main butterfly image with a little glue in the centre. I then stitched on a colour co-ordinated bead.
 

I attached the sentiment with foam pads. I also cut out the flowers and attached them with either glue or foam pads. To finish I added faux stitching, Star Dust Stickles to the butterfly's wings and Glossy Accents to the centre of the flowers.
 

For more detail about the challenge, other DT cards or to enter please visit the Craft Stamper blog

Friday, 6 February 2015

Craft Stamper February blog challenge - DT card

The February blog challenge starts today on the Craft Stamper blog. The theme of the challenge is Stencilling.

This is my DT card for the challenge. I have used a stencil and stamps from PaperArtsy.


To make my card I start by lightly colouring the edges of a 148x148mm white card blank. I used Tumbled Glass (for the top, sky) and Bundled Sage (for the bottom, grass) Distress Inks. I then stencilled the grasses using PaperArtsy Lin Brown 004 Stencil and Old Paper and Frayed Burlap Distress Inks. This created a light background image for the card, as shown below.
 

I then stencilled the flowers using stronger, brighter coloured, as shown below. The stencil I used was PaperArtsy Lin Brown 005 Stencil. I used Mustard Seed, Mowed Lawn, Chipped Sapphire, Milled Lavender, Dusty Concord, Salty Ocean Distress Inks.
 

I then replaced the stencil and stamped small circles onto the flowerheads only, as shown below. I used Dusty Concord and Chipped Sapphire Distress inks.The stamp I used was from Jofy Collection 14. On the leaves I also stamped through the stencil using a line stamps again from Jofy Collection 14 and Mowed Lawn Distress ink.
 

I stamped a sentiment in Jet Black Archival ink and a stamp from Jofy Collection 14. Along the bottom of the card I stamped grasses using a stamps from Jofy Collection 11. To finish the card I added Crackle Glaze to the centre of the flower and Star Dust Stickles to the top of the tall grasses.
 

For more details about the challenge, to enter or to see more of the DT samples please visit the Craft Stamper blog.

Friday, 9 January 2015

Craft Stamper January 2015 blog challenge - DT card

The January blog challenge starts today on the Craft Stamper blog. The theme of the challenge is 'Take a Stamp'. This is my DT card for the challenge...


Following on from my project in the current February 2015 edition of Craft Stamper, I have used my own Designs by Georgina stamp set for the card. The stamp set I used is called  Peony Elements.

To make this card I started by creating the background. To do this I randomly stamped sections from the border and large flower stamps from the Peony Elements set onto white card with a VersaMark ink pad. I then heat embossed it with WOW Bright Opaque White embossing powder. I then added colour using a blending tool and Tumbled Glass, Faded Jeans and Salty Ocean Distress ink pads. I then lightly spritzed with water to bleach-out some of the colour. Once dry I again randomly stamped sections from the border and large flower again using the Faded Jeans ink pad. I then attached this to  148x148mm white card blank.
 

I then stamped the large and small flowers, that are included on the tag, onto white card with the VersaMark ink pad. I again heat embossed them with the WOW white embossing powder. I coloured the flowers with Picked Raspberry and the leaves with Mowed Lawn Distress ink pad before cutting then out. I used petals from the green coloured flower for leaves.
 

For the centre panel I cut a square of white card. I cut another smaller square from a Post-It note and placed on the card square in the centre. I then stamped the border stamp onto the square with Faded Jeans ink pad. I removed the Post-It note and stamped the sentiment. I then attached the flowers and centre square to the card blank with foam pads.
 

For more details about the challenge, DT cards or to enter please visit the Craft Stamper blog

Friday, 5 December 2014

Craft Stamper December blog challenge - DT card

The December blog challenge starts today on the Craft Stamper Blog. The theme of the challenge is White Stamping. This is my DT card for the challenge. I have used my own Designs by Georgina stamps for the challenge.


I started by stamping all the elements with a VersaMark ink pad and then heat embossing with WOW Bright Opaque White embossing powder. For the square background I used my border stamp from my Peony Elements stamp set. The poinsettia flower and sentiment is from my Poinsettia Tag stamp set. I stamped the poinsettia four times and cut out sections, as shown below.
 

I layered up the Poinsettia with foam pads, as shown below.
 

I attached all the elements to a square card blank. To finish I added White Opal Liquid Pearls.
 

For more details about the challenge, DT cards or to enter, please visit the Craft Stamper blog

Friday, 7 November 2014

Craft Stamper November blog challenge - DT card

The November blog challenge starts today on the Craft Stamper blog. The theme of the challenge is, Use a non Christmas stamp to create a Christmas themed image.

If you have seen the December edition of Craft Stamper, now available, you will know this challenge was inspired by my article 'Floral and Festive'.

This is my DT card for the challenge...


To make my card I started by stamping the flowers, buds and leaves onto smooth white card. The stamp set I used was Woodware's 'Make a Flower'. I stamped the images in Barn Door, Frayed Burlap and Peeled Paint Distress ink pads. Once dry I then stamped the detail stamp on top with a VersaMark ink pads. I then heat embossed the details with WOW Gold Sparkle embossing powder, as shown below.
 

I cut out the sentiment and mounted it onto a panel of gold card. I cut out all the other elements and attached them to a 148x148mm white card blank. I attached the large red flowers first, then the buds and leaves. I attached the sentiment last with foam pads but before this I kept positioning it onto the card to make sure I was adding for flowers and leaves in the correct places.
 

To finish the card I added extra festive sparkle with Gold Stickles.
 

For more details about this month's challenge, other DT cards or to enter, please visit the Craft Stamper blog.

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Workshop dates

A couple of dates for your diary for new workshops at The Artistic Stamper.