18 Mar 2018

Indigoblu Butterfly Card

I love this beautiful, beautiful big butterfly from Indigoblu! I wanted to show her off on a large 8 x 8 Kraft  card. I heat embossed her in white on the centre of the left side. I repeated this on some stamping card, and  coloured her with the gleaming Luscious pigment powders before fussy cutting her.  

I heat embossed the line of leaves from the Aztec Borders Stamp Set above and below the butterfly, and I  also coloured them with the Lusciois. I adhered the fussy cut butterfly to the right of the first one.

To finish I thought it would be nice to heat emboss the butterfly on the inside of the card. I think the white embossing looks nice against the Kraft Card. 

Please visit the Indigoblu blog  to also see some fabulous art from Mike Deakin.

Thank you for visiting me today, I hope you are having time to craft.Lets hope the snow stops soon ! 
I would like to enter this into the following challenges.

12 Mar 2018

The Magical Tree

Hello, today I am continuing my story, which I started before Christmas with Lavinia Stamps.  I created the card using Lavinia Stamps and die cuts, Distress Oxide inks. and lots of love. 

The young hare had been desperately searching for the beautiful lady hare he had kissed under the mistletoe on Christmas Eve. He had searched every inch of the forest, but could not find her, and he was very, very sad. 
Then one bright morning in early March, he spotted her just the other side of the magical tree which stood on the very edge of the forest. 
He rushed towards her, “where have you been” he called. 
“ I have been very poorly” she replied “ I had to go  to the Hare hospital”  
“Are you alright now?”.he asked anxiously.
“I am better than I was , but em... well I won’t be... well not exactly like I was  before”.she replied with great sadness in her heart. “I can’t do all of  the things normal hares can do, and my life will be very different and difficult”
“You will Always be perfect to me” replied the young hare, and held her in his paws  and kissed her gently on her cheek.....

Thank you for visiting, I would like to enter this into the Penny Black and Stamping Sensations challenges. 

10 Mar 2018

Live Every Moment

Hello how are you today?
I originally created this little scene in my art journal, for once I actually quite liked the way it came out, and of course the sentiment is wonderful. 
When I saw that Country View Challenges theme this month was to make a postcard, I thought I would try to recreate it to fit onto a postcard. The gorgeous stamp is drawn by the very talented Phyllis Harris and manufactured by Unity Stamps 

The original page in my Art Journal.

9 Mar 2018

Walkies with Crafty Individuals

I am sharing another of my projects which I made for Crafty Individuals, this one features their gorgeous Winter Walkies stamp.I of course love this stamp as it features a lovely doggie!
How I created it.
I used a 4 inch deep frame and made a Watercolour background and stamped birds and branches onto the top and sides. I stamped and fussy cut the lovely  Walkies characters and coloured them.I also  added some flowersoft for the girls fluffy collar and for the Pom Pom on the hat. I also added some glossy accents onto the boots. I used some thin twine for the dogs lead. I added texture paste into the base and embedded the girl and various twigs, dried flowers and art stones. The art stones are wonderful, but oh my,goodness they do get absolutely everywhere! 

Thank you so much for visiting today.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges.

7 Mar 2018

Honoured to be a Guest Artist at Crafty Individuals

I am very, very honoured to have been invited by the lovely Jean Hardy from Crafty Individuals to be a guest artist this month! I always love creating with Crafty Individuals stamps, and had lots of fun. This is a mixed media piece featuring a Spring Walk, let’s hope Spring will soon be arriving now the snow has finally gone.There is a step by Step of how I created it on the Crafty Individuals blog.I will be sharing more samples soon.

Many thanks to Jean xx

Thank you so much for stopping by.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges.

5 Mar 2018

Stamping on Rose Petals

I always seem to be finding pressed flowers inside of books, so I actually decided to carefully take them all out and lay them in a box  together. Some of my rose petals were quite large, and I wondered if I could stamp on them.... so I decided to experiment and the result is above it is all made from pressed rose petals and leaves. There are more details on the Indigoblu blog.

Thank you so much for visiting me today, I hope you are well, and are having fun crafting.

I would like to enter Stamping On Rose Petals into  the following challenges.

2 Mar 2018

Fairy Playing To The Mushrooms

Oh my goodness isn’t it cold ! Did somebody forget to tell the weather it’s March ! To take my mind of the weather I have created with this lovely Lavinia Fairy I received her for Christmas, but I have only had time to use her now. I have been busy designing with wonderful stamps. and I am of course very happy and grateful for that. 

 I have at last also got around to using the new Tim Holtz Distress Oxides, Only 3 colours to start with Picked Raspberry, Broken China, and Bundled Sage.I used all three to create the background for this card.I dabbed them onto my ink blending mat, and spritzed over them with water. I laid my card into the inks, and lifted it up to reveal the results, it looked like a watercoloured background. I kept dipping the card into the inky puddle until it was covered.

I stamped the fairy using a Versafine black inkpad, and coloured the flowers and mushroom die cuts with watercolours. Thank you for visiting me today, let’s hope the snow stops and it gets above freezing soon xx

I would like to enter this Fairy card into the following challenges.

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