Friday, 27 November 2015

Gustav Klimt Card - De Stempelwinkel

Morning all. Another quick post today for De Stempelwinkel and I have made a Media Board card using Tando Creative media boards, Decoart Media Fluids and stamps from De Stempelwinkel.
You can see a couple more pics and read a little about what I did on the De Stempelwinkel Blog.
If you have time It would be great to see you over there xxx.

Saturday, 21 November 2015

Doodles and Driftwood - De Stempelwinkel

Morning all, A quick post with a pic for my make over on the De Stempelwinkel Blog.
Thanks to a lovely gift of some drift wood from a craft friend Neil Walker I decided to finally do something with a couple of pieces. I wanted to try  something a little different for me and I love the bright colours people like Kate Crane use.
Thanks for stopping by xx

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Mixed Media Tags. Decoart Media and Carabelle Studio Stamps and a little Brett Weldele

A post today just because.
I have recently discovered a stamp company called Carabelle Studios and are available from That's Crafty and to say the speak to me is a little of an understatement and I just had to get painty straight away.
As most of you know I love making tags so I sat down with some Tando-Creative  media boards and got started.
As always I have used Decoart Media Fluids to create my backgrounds.

The first two tags I have finger painted. Just add a small spot of paint to your craft mat and then get dirty.
I applied colours allowing the paint to pretty much dry but whilst it was still a little tacky so I could get a subtle blend of colours, with the translucent colours I mixed them with a little of the tinting base just to make them opaque.

For an added touch I added some gold leaf to this tag.
I used a product from Stampendous called Stamp n Bond, it's basically an embossing powder that turns into a glue. Stamp your image with Versamark ink, apply the Stamp n bond like an embossing powder, tap off the excess and use your heat tool to activate. The Stamp n bond turns clear so you know when its ready to use.
The gilding flakes were added and and tamped down and after a little drying time the excess was brushed off revealing the stamped detail.

The back ground for this stamp was created with colour washes and then layering up stamped images with different archival inks.
Some stencilling was added, this is also from Carabelle Studios and I used the tinting base to add a little pop of white.
All my tags have been coated with a couple of coats of  Decoart Media Satin Varnish. I find this really makes the colours stand out and gives a more finished look than just leaving it painted.
This Atc has been made from an Acrylic Atc blank from That's Crafty and I have used Stazon ink for the images.
I shared this Tag a couple of days ago on facebook and it's using one of Brett Weldele's latest images. I made this for my daughters birthday as she is a huge Sherlock Holmes fan, the image could not be more perfect.
Thanks for stopping by xxx.
Sandee & Amelies Steampunk challenges are having an Anything Goes Industrial/Steampunk challenge...... I would like to enter my Tags and Atc as they have a bit of a Steampunk flavour about them even if the colours are a little non traditional. ;-)
Craft Stamper are having an Anything Goes With A Stamp Challenge. I would like to enter my tags x

Sunday, 15 November 2015

Cherub Atc's - De Stempelwinkel

Morning all, I am sharing a couple of Atc's over on the De Stempelwinkel blog today and I have used the tragic events that unfolded in Paris to inspire my Atc's.
I have done two Atc's with the aim of swapping one with someone that leaves a comment on the De Stempelwinkel blog saying they would like to swap.
If there is more than one person wanting to swap with me I will randomly select someone from the comments next week.
I have used MDF Atc blanks from That's Crafty, Stamps from De Stempelwinkel, Decoart Media Products and some design paper from 7 dots studio.
You can see the pair of Atc's on the blog as well as a little of what I did. xx.
 Hope to see you over there and if you would like to swap remember to say so in the comments x.

Monday, 9 November 2015

De Stempelwinkel - Concertina Card and Some Class Pics.

Thanks for stopping by. Today I am sharing a sneak peak of my make on the De Stempelwinkel Blog This is my take on a mini concertina card. You can find the full card on the blog with a little about what I did xx.
I have used Decoart Media fluids and mediums for the card and stamps from De Stempelwinkel.
Now here are a couple of pics from my new class Mixed Media ATC's.


Sadly I didn't get any pics at the end of the day But I have grabbed this one from Janette who attended from her Face Book page.
I'll be sharing dates for a couple of classes soon. xx
Thank you for stopping by xxx.