Showing posts with label nature. Show all posts
Showing posts with label nature. Show all posts

25 Apr 2018

Emerging Butterfly Into Our Wonderful World





Did you see the lovely Kay on Hochanda tv yesterday?  They had some truly spectacular offers on the beautiful Indigoblu stamps ! If you missed the shows you can still watch them on Hochanda  tv online. I have written a little step by step incase anyone was interested in how I made the card shown above. 

 Butterflies are an excellent example that sometimes changes are good and can even be beautiful.

Indigoblu Stamps Used  :- Victorian GardenAnemone and Daisy  Live,Laugh,Love

Step 1.  I painteWarm Tan paint over my 7x7 watercolour card, while still wet I crumpled up some copy paper and patted it down onto the paper, which left lots of interesting creases and textures.

Step 2. Some thin plastic was next to be used to add some textures. I sponged some Olive waistcoat paint  over the crumpled plastic, and spritzed it with water before laying it down onto the watercolour paper and tapping my fingers lightly over it. It left  interesting patterns.I repeated this process using the Peppermint Tea paint

Step 3. I sketched the outline of a pupa shape and cut around it, and also cut a slit in the middle so the butterfly could escape.



Step 4. I then covered the pupa with texture paste. I used the side of a palette knife to score some markings on the pupa.When dry I painted it with Peppermint Tea, and Olive Waistcoat paints.


Step 5. After stamping and embossing  half of the butterfly in Black, I lightly added some colour to her using Grandmas Teacup and Lemon Meringue paints.I fussy cut the lovely butterfly and slotted her into the pupa.


Step 6. Black embossing powder outlined the flowers from the Anenome set and the leaves from the Live, Laugh,Love set very nicely, and I coloured them with the Marshmallow, Wimberry Pie and Pantry White paints. When dry I fussy cut all of the flowers and leaves. I then added some shape by curling the leaves and petals around a pokey tool,  which gives them a more natural look. 

Step 7. I stamped and embossed “Let Your Dreams Be” sentiment from the Victorian 
garden onto the background.I flicked several colours of paint over the picture to add some little dots of colour and interest. 

Step 8. As my blank card was white,  I edged the watercolour paper using a black ink pad so it would stand out nicely.

Step 9. A real twig was perfect to hold the leaves and the pupa.I used sticky foam pads to adhere the pupa, leaves, and the flowers which completed the picture.


Step 10. To make the card stand out when it landed through someone’s door, I Stamped some flowers onto the corner of the envelope. 

Thank you for visiting, I hope you managed to get some of these gorgeous stamps!

I would like to enter my Emerging Buttefly into the Craft Stamper Take It Make It  Challenge and the 

My Blog Giveaway 
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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.


5 Nov 2017

Snowy Feathers


I was thrilled when I had the winning bid on eBay for this darling Indigoblu Robin. I knew my parents would love him so I created this plaque especially for them. For once I was actually pleased on how it turned out, so I decided to use the same idea to make a card. You can read the details about  how I made the card on the Indigoblu blog.

I hope all you Christmas craft creations are going well, thank you so much  for visiting.

I would like to enter Snowy Feathers into the following challenges.

Craft Stamper

5 Jun 2017

There Is Always Something New To Discover



 


Well the summer has finally arrived !  I am celebrating by making a mini book full of flowers, and all things nature . Nature has always been a huge inspiration in my art. This is one of the tags in my mini book and I have also been experimenting with recycling gift cards, so please stop by the Indigoblu blog to see more.


I would like  to thank all of my crafting friends for asking about me after the latest terrorist attacks in London. I am ok, I live about 17 mikes from the recent attacks.

I took this photo of London Bridge at around this  time last year.

 

 


I would like to enter this tag into the following challenges



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2 Nov 2016

Autumnal Loom


 

I added some Indigoblu Luscious pigment powders into a water filled spray bottle and shook it gently to mix.The pigment powder leaves a lovely sparkly sheen on the paper

 

I sprayed the watercolour paper and also added some watercolours in Autumnal shades. I stamped the sentiment from IndigoBlu's Live,Laugh,Love Stamp Set, using a metallic inkpad in Mineral.

I decided to create a Nature loom and weave it with beautiful leaves, berries etc from the forest, along with my chosen sentiment.I used twigs for the frame and created the loom with string.

 

 
 
 

I hope that you will enjoy creating something for this months challenge.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges

Artistic Stamper Autumnal

Emerald Creek Heartfelt, Freedom, Festivities

Products used

 

 

20 Oct 2016

Pooh is 90 years old Commemorative Frame


Our Silly Old British and Much Loved Bear Winnie the Pooh, became the grand age of 90 on 14th October 2016. So I made this Enchanted Place to commemorate the occasion.

My Blog is called The Enchanted Place after the Enchanted Place in the Pooh stories by A.A.Milne.I Love, Love, Love Classic Pooh by E.H.Shepard and A.A.Milne.

I made this before I had the op on my finger, the good news is I am slowly getting movement back.I hope to be back crafting again soon!

I cut the template above in card and covered it in Modelling Paste, dabbing it with the spatula to raise it up a little. When dry I used Hot Coca and Peppermint Tea paints to cover it.

I found the silhouette of Classic Pooh and Christopher Robin online and printed it out. I then traced the outline and transferred it onto black card and cut it out.I adhered their feet to the top of the hill.

The frame was an inexpensive wooden frame, which I covered in Flitterglu and Chocolate Box Megaflakes.

I painted some card with Grandmas Teacup, Wimberry and Iced Gem paints. I cut it to fit the inside of the frame. I used black Archival ink to stamp the Pooh sentiment from the Caitlin Stamp set in the top right hand corner of the card.

I found some black number stickers in my bulging old sticker box, and I covered them with Megaflakes.

I picked some twigs and herbs from the garden and coated them in Slap it On. When dry I adhered them to the hill and the front of the frame.

Many Happy Returns Pooh!

Thank you for visiting, I hope to see you again soon

I would like to enter this into the following challenges.

Stamps and Stencils Elements of Nature

Craft Stamper Autumnal Creations

Products I used

 


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