Hello everyone! I hope you are well on this lovely December day. It's really sunny and calm today where I live. You could easily mistake the seasons if it wasn't for the bare trees with just a handful of dry leaves on them... But seeing that it's a December day, all I can think about is Christmas! We finally put up Christmas decs up yesterday. The house is looking really beautiful with all the decorations and lights... and our Christmas tree is proudly standing in the centre stage. I might even share a few pictures soon :).
And speaking of decorations, today over at Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L's blog I have a pinable tutorial for this sweet little DIY Birdhouse Ornament. It was really fun and easy to make so I hope you will enjoy reading the tutorial. Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L supplies I used:
DecoArt: Snow-Tex, Americana Decor Chalky Finish Lace paint
Tsukineko Delicata Golden Glitz ink
Thank you so much for visiting and for any kind words left to let me know you've been. I've been so busy with my projects and commissions that I am really behind with my blog commenting - but I have been keeping an eye on your beautiful blogs! I hope things will settle a bit soon so I can spend more time drooling over your beautiful projects :).
Don't forget to check out the tutorial for my little DIY Birdhouse Ornament and I hope you have a wonderful day!
Festive greetings to all! :) I hope you are well my friends and are enjoying getting ready for Christmas! But Christmas preparations aside, this week the Design Teams at Stampendous and Art Anthology have been playing together to create beautiful items with rubber stamping and paints. Oh boy, what an amazing week it's been so far - if you've missed all the wonderful projects be sure to check them all out. Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday And today it's our big blog hop finale! Along with the inspiration we have prepared some awesome prizes packages for the 'happy hoppers'. Here is what you could win:
I created the backgrounds by spraying Art Anthology Heart Color Spray onto white card. Then I sprayed pools of paint onto my craft mat and used them to ink my Stampendous Jumbo Snowflake Trio stamps. BTW. Did you know that the Snowflake Trio stamps coordinate with the new Snowflake Die Set? Pretty cool if you ask me! :) So I repeatedly stamped my snowflakes over the sprayed background and I moped any leftover colour with my handy cheese cloth, which just happened to make its way onto my cards! :)
I trimmed the background panels to fit my A5 size card blanks and I sprinkled some Frantage Shabby White Embossing Enamel in the centres and heated the powders from underneath. Once the powders were melted, I again inked my snowflake stamp with the Heart Color Spray to have them ready for the next step. Next I remelted the embossing powders with a heat tool and quickly stamped the inky snowflake impression into the hot enamel. I let it rest for 2 seconds then lifted the stamp up to reveal an amazing textured impression in the enamel. This is such a cool technique - I absolutely love it!
Ho ho ho my dear Friends! Welcome to the totally mixed-medialicious blog team up from Stampendous and Art Anthology! Oh, we are having so much fun this week playing with lovely stamps and paints - what can be more enjoyable than smooshing silky, dimensional paints around and adding some rubber stampin'? Yes, we're loving it and we hope you will, too! We've got lots of inspiration prepared for your viewing pleasure, lots of helpful tips and ideas. And to make this collaboration even more fun, we have prizes! There will be three lucky winners, each will receive a superb mixed media prize pack:
To be in with a chance of winning, visit the participating blogs playing throughout the week and leave some love (yes, we love comments, your kind words make us really happy and fill our creative hearts with joy!). The more love you leave, the more chances to win (NB. the winner must have a US shipping address). You have until the end of Sunday 14th December to enter.
I cut some scrap pieces of patterned paper to form a Christmas tree and adhered it to the background with Adhesive Sheets. I stenciled the baubles through the Bubbles stencil with Kenyan Copper paint. The star was painted with the Lemon Tart. Next I stamped theJumbo Dear Santa onto kraft card and coloured it with Inktense pencils. I added some accent highlights to the Santa's suit with the Kenyan Copper paint - I love shimmer paints and this one is supper yummy! I popped the Santa onto some 3D Foam Squares and adhered him to the card. To finish the card I added some rub-ons, banner and cut of words (from Prima flowers packaging). Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L: Adhesive Sheets 6x12", 3D Foam Pennants, 3D Foam Squares - Mix White, Crafty Power Tape. Other: Inktense Pencils, Echo Park Lovely Notables papers, Finnabair Prima - Vintage Vanity, Opaque Cotton White StazOn ink, Black Archival ink, Dylusions White Linen ink spray, Maya Road Calendar rub-ons.
Hello everyone! Just wanted to pop in to share what I was up to last weekend :) On Saturday I attended a workshop with the amazing Anna Dabrowska aka Finnabair. The workshop was hosted at the Artist Trading Post in Wirksworth. For those who are not (yet) familiar with Anna's work - Anna is an incredible Polish mixed media artist, known for her signature eclectic industrial collages. I waited for almost two years for an opportunity to attend Anna's workshop. So you can imagine how exciting it was for me to be able to finally make it :).
The class I attended was for the Daydreamer collage. It was packed full with fantastic metal embellishments from Anna's Mechanicals range (Prima Marketing). It was like an early Christmas treat for me!
I was really lucky to share the table (and quite a few laughs, too!) with wonderful ladies: Karen, Michele and Tracey. I also learned a thing or two about crafts industry people - I won't go into details but let's just say 'size matters' :) ha ha ha!
Here we are with Anna and our completed projects (from the left: Tracey, me, Michele, Anna and Karen).
And here is an obligatory selfie of the day :).
The whole group together...
And my completed canvas :).
If you ever get a chance to attend Anna's workshop - go for it! Anna is an amazing artist and a fantastic teacher. Her art is truly inspirational and so is she! Big hugs
Hello Everyone! Happy After Thanksgiving to all my American friends! :).
Today over at Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L's blog I am sharing this quick and easy sparkly background Christmas card in my favourite Christmas colour palette. It would be fabulous if you had a moment to hop over there and check out all the details :).
Now confession time. I love vellum. Unconditionally. I'm always completely smitten by vellum used in seasonal winter cards. It is so versatile and delicate.
Hello everyone! I think Christmas must be in the air as everyone seems to be very much in a blog hopping/prize giveawaying mode at the moment :). Yes, that's right - another blog hop share and more prizes to come! But first I'd like to say a big thank you to everyone who left some love on my previous post with the Poinsettias Christmas Card - your kind words are so appreciated. I've also welcomed new peeps who signed up to receive my posts by email - thank you so much for your support! If you'd like to see my future posts popping in straight into your inbox, you can subscribe to my blog with a couple of easy clicks.
Now, back to the blog hop bonanza. This weekend Stampendous and Tombow are playing together to colour their way right into Christmas! From first thing on Friday till COP on Sunday evening we are sharing projects featuring magical stamped images coloured with Tombow markers. And here is my inspiration for today.
This is a 6x6" card with a kraft base and the background covered with Authentique paper from the Rustic Collection. To adhere I used MyStik dispenser. I stamped my Jumbo Dear Santa image with Ganache StazOn ink onto the back of my patterned paper - the paper is quite thick and textured so the colouring was a lot of fun. To colour the image I used the following markers, picking up the colours from the blending palette with my water brush: 905, 985, 879, 098, 947, 856, 837, N35 and 026.
I also added a sticky canvas panel which I smooshed around in ink from the pens, misted with lots of water. The seam binding ribbon received the same treatment. When the canvas dried I repeatedly stamped the worded panel from the Jumbo Dear Santa set with Brilliance Pearlescent Poppy ink.
To take part in the prize draw, hop over to all the participating blogs and leave some love (cuz we loooove to know what you think about our projects!). The winner has to have a US mailing address. Here is who's playing today:
Over the next three days you are invited to visit all the partnering companies' blogs for inspiration and for the details on how to join the the main blog hop giveaway. Spellbinders will choose one lucky winner for each day and each winner will get a bumper back of fantastic goodies! The featured brands may also be hosting their own special giveaways... so be sure to check them all out!
And here is my offering for today. This is officially my first Christmas card this season! :). OK. So my colour scheme may raise a few eyebrows perhaps - what, white, pink and green for Christmas??? But ever since I made this Happy Dreams Do Come True glitter background card I just couldn't get this colour palette out of my head. Don't you think it's beautiful? :)
Of course Stampendous are celebrating this joyous occasion with our own giveaway each day of the hop! Be sure to hop over to Stampendous blog for all the entry requirements and the official rules. To enter Stampendous giveaway visit all the participating designers' blogs and leave some love! We love generous heartwarming comments - they make us really grateful and really happy!
Here is who's playing today in the Stampendous team:
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