Friday, 3 February 2017

Anthropomorphic Elephant

I love this quirky images from Katzelkraft a stamp company in France, there's a whole set of animals on human bodies (Anthropomorphs) that come in the stamp set.   By the way the sentiment is also from Katzelkraft.
For this card I used some corrugated card and tried the inlay die technique, running it through the cutting plates flattened the bumps a little but I still like the look.  The stitched tag die is  from MFT and the circle loops die are from Simon Says Stamp.  I used shiny gold card and  Delicata gold ink to make the card a little brighter.  I was introduced to Delicata ink pads by my friend Loll from Stamping with Loll, it's so shiny you don't need to emboss it.   Once the tag was re-assembled with double sided tape to hold the inlay cuts I stamped it using Ranger archival ink using  a clear magic single stamp called Shipped Scripts
I'm entering this in theCAS MixUp February challenge stamping corrugated card and your choice (mine is inlaid die cut), Snippets playground with my corrugated card, I've had it for ages and keep snipping off chunks and the Craftstampers magazine January challenge anything goes.
I hope you like this quirky look if you do I'd love to hear from you 😏

Card Recipe
Stamps: Katzelkraft
Paper: 110lb white, corrugated card, gold card stocck
Ink: Ranger Archival, Delicata

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

NBUS (Never Before Used Schtuff) #10

This is the third and final challenge for Darnell's 5th year Anniversary challenge NBUS challenge #10 which has an optional theme of bubble wrap.
What a great way to pull out all that never before used schtuff we all have. Personally I have some that I sell or give away before it's ever used, what a waste (don't tell my husband 🙊), so thanks Darnell for the nudge.

For this card I used  Alcohol inks on Yupo, a mix of gold and greens and blues.  I let it dry and used bubble wrap spritzed with Alcohol blending solution and pressed it onto the AI covered surface.  You can see the imprint of the bubbles in the background.  I let it dry again and then did some stamp layering with my NBUS text stamp from Bo Bunny and a stitched circle by LimeCitrorn.  I'm also adding my bubble wrap to my NBUS list as I've had it for almost a year waiting to be used because I've seen some awesome mixed media and gelli prints with bubble wrap imprints.  Finally I used my brand new leaf die by Gina Marie designs with some dull gold cardstock. The sentiment is from Rubbernecker.

I hope you like the card and would love to hear from you.

Card Recipe
Stamps: Bo Bunny, LimeCitron, Rubbernecker.
Paper: 110lb white, black, Yupo
Ink: Archival Black
Accessories: Alcohol inks, Bubble wrap
Techniques: Alcohol inks on yupo, layered stamping, die cuts, CAS

Monday, 23 January 2017

Gelli plate and Mixed Media

A few weeks back I made some gelli plate backgrounds with my friend Susan.  Some times the backgrounds don't look that great and need a little extra work.  That's what happened with this one.  I didn't particularly like the gelli plate background and thought it was a little blah.  Time to pull out some mixed media products, I grabbed the Viva decor 3D paint and a stencil.  That gave me a wonderful sparkle and shimmer over the paper.  The stencil is one from Carabelle Studios in a leaf shape, I then took some black embossing paste and used the TCW cubist stencil to add some dimension to the card.

Finally I used a memory box die for the branch
I am entering this for the following challenges


Card Recipe
Stamps: Katzelkraft
Paper: 110lb white, Mixed Media
Ink: Ranger Archival
Accessories: Acrylic Paints, Stencils, Viva Decor 3D paint, Embossing paste
Techniques: Gelli print, mixed media

Thursday, 19 January 2017

Christmas is now over and time to ink up some of those new stamps

This week's Split coast Stampers way to use it challenge is "Let's warm Up", seeing that title I really wanted to ink up my new Unity stamp Harmony.  I have admired her for so long so when they announced their mega sale I couldn't resit.  There's one more day left for their 54% off all stamps sale so you still have time.

I used liquid friskit to protect her face, hands, legs and handbag from the bister.  Once it was dry I sprinkled blue bister over the outside and spritzed with water.  I tried to control the flow of water so not too much flowed toward the image and mopped up any dark areas with kitchen roll if it did.  Once it was dry I peeled off the liquid friskit and used my zigs to add a little colour.  I think the bister gives a really bluster cold day.
I also made a second card this time with watercolour.  I used Inktense pencils and a watercolour brush to move the colour around and some clear dew drops as waterdroplets.  As you cans see I love red handbags and boots 😀

Card Recipe
Stamps: Unity
Paper:110 lb white, black, coated and cold press watercolour paper
Ink: Ranger archival
Accessories:Dew drops
Techniques: Bister, watercolouring