Wednesday, 18 October 2017

The Great Outdoors

I'm back again, well behind as usual but with so much to share. This is a recent layout from class, the idea taken from a beautiful layout I spotted on Pinterest and just adapted to suit the style I wanted.

The fantastic colours of the new Distress Oxides made this layout and everyone really enjoyed the stamping and colouring.
The letters were also coloured using the ink pads as were the butterflies and the simple white paper flowers finished the circle nicely.

I did try using white cardstock for the journaling however the black worked much better and helped tone down the busy background.

In this next picture you can see where I dropped one of the inked stamps which is where I positioned the white flowers. Just to show how accidents don't have to spoil the final effect.
The stamping in the middle was done using the largest stamps first and then gradually filling in the gaps with the flowers getting smaller and smaller.
Layout two coming soon. Please leave a comment if you have the time. It's nice to know there is someone out there watching xxx

Monday, 28 August 2017

Always be yourself

Loved this mermaid from the first time I saw her. I originally coloured her tail in a soft peach but I put "A Wink of Stella" over the top thinking it was clear and in fact I used white by mistake. Happy accident I think.
The stamp was free in Creative Stamping a few months ago. I have also used her on a mixed media layout which you can see in Junes Mixed Up Magazine.x

Sunday, 27 August 2017

Strawberry Birthday

Great card for a Gardener or even someone who loves strawberries and so easy to make.
This is just a £1.25 stamp set from The Range and probably something most people wouldn't think of buying. Love a bargain x

Saturday, 26 August 2017

Still a big kid

I was at the Crafty club held at Rainham Oast House a few weeks back and I saw a stamp that I really liked but it was too small to use on a scrapbook page so I decided to draw my own instead. I sketched the garden chair first and then made it into a template to use in the class.
Everything on this page is either stamped, stencilled, punched out and/or coloured in.
Some of the stamps were from my stash but most of them were from free sets off of the front of magazines.
I especially loved making the little cushions to go on the chair behind the photo.x

Friday, 25 August 2017

Happy Birthday Gorgeous

In card class we normally make three card so as one of the cards this time was quite involved I made this card simple and easy to make
All of the colouring in was done using Distress Oxides and the pretty bow border is a punch by EK Success. The ladies clothing is done by paper piecing. x