Wednesday, 26 September 2012
These 2 cards were made using Artemio Stamps and Distress inks.
This card below was stamped with Forest Moss Distress ink and then the colour pulled inwards using a water pen. The berries were coloured using Worn Lipstick distress marker then touched up using Ruby Slipper stickles. Having designed them I started a production line.
Wednesday, 19 September 2012
Monday, 17 September 2012
This weeks' challenge from Studio L3 set by the lovely Linda is Tims' Technique Blended Stains Page 45 fromVolume 2. Check it out! Over the top of the blended stains I have stamped a New York skyline from Artemio stamps and stamped the branches around the edges from another Artemio set. I then rubbed distress ink round the edges. Every second week of the month Simonsaysstamp generously sponsor a special prize.
This is one I made for my friends' son.
Wednesday, 12 September 2012
I look forward to Wednesday now as it gives me the opportunity to look at other crafters workspaces.
Well, mine's a little tidier than before I think. I'd just spent 2 days tidying up and then decided to take part in the StudioL3 challenge No: 20 using Tim Holtzs' technique described in Volume 2. These challenges are a good way to practice and learn how to implement these techniques into your crafting. I shall be linking to the site as soon as I have finished this blog. . The other card is for a friends 65th birthday this weekend. I've got so far and am unsure how to continue, so I am going to have something to eat with a colleague from my last school first.
COC Vol 2
This is the card I made using Tim's technique on page 44 of his Compendium of curiosities Vol. 2 http://www.studiol3.blogspot.co.uk/
Saturday, 8 September 2012
Just made the Fashionable Stamping Challenge. Made this recently using my Cricut. Decided I wasn't using it, so I set myself a challenge to use one of the cartridges , develop the flower idea and stamp the sentiment. Very simple but effective I think. I actually like making more complex flowers but I was pleased with the outcome. Consequently I now have some ideas for using the Cricut to make some Christmas cards combined with stamping techniques as stamping is my passion.