Month: April 2016

Getting more from your layering stamps.

It is Friday already, this week has flown by ! I hope you have all had a good week. 
I have finally got round to opening up a Youtube Channel which can be found here.
In the video below i am going to show you how to get more out of your layering stamps by using just one layer.

Thank you for stopping by, I hope you enjoy the video. Make sure you subscribe as i have lots more videos planned. 
Have a great weekend and happy crafting. 
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Spectrum Noir April Challenge- Use Pastel Colours

Hiya ! I hope you are well ? Thank you so much for all the lovely comments on my last post, you guys rock and always make me smile 🙂 
Today i wanted to share my design team card for Aprils Spectrum Noir Challenge, the theme is Pastel Colours. You can use any Spectrum Noir medium on your project and can win £30/$30 of Spectrum Noir products. 
 If you click on the image below it will take you too the challenge where you can enter and also see all my teamies amazing projects for this months challenge. 
 I used probably one of my favorite all time stamps from Hero Arts for this along with my Spectrum Noir Aquablend Watercolor pencils. 
 I trimmed down some watercolour cardstock and then stamped in Versamark  both slightly off page. Then using some gold embossing powder I heat set the image. 
I then used my Spectrum Noir Aquablend pencils to colour, the method I used was to scribble some of the pencil onto some scrap watercolour card and then pick up colour using a brush, I find this gives you a more subtle result which was perfect for this challenge theme. 
I then took my Lawn Fawn Stitched borders dies, these don’t cut the cardstock and put the stitching detail where ever you want it, so i took the dies and used them to give the stitching detail across the bottom portion of the card. 
I then trimmed the card kraft card panel down and stamped the sentiment in the same way i stamped the flower, this is a sentiment from a Hero Arts Clear set (all supplies are listed below). 
I then mounted the panels on some fun foam to give it some dimension.
The watercolour panel i slotted in between the two kraft panels….my orignal plan was the have it sit back and have the kraft panel raised but it just didn’t look right so i went for this instead and i much prefer it.
Make sure you stop by the challenge and if you enter don’t forget to share your project with us 🙂
Thank you for stopping by. 
I hope you all have a great day. 
Happy Crafting 🙂 
I’d like to enter this into the challenge over at A Blog Named Hero for their Clean and Simple Challenge. 
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Happy Birthday Simon Says Stamp

Hiya ! I hope you are all well ? I have had a little bit of a blogging break, thank you for the emails wondering where i was 🙂 I am fine just been doing some other bits and bobs. 
Anyway onto today’s post. As some of you may know it is Simon Says Stamp 7th Birthday, so sending a huge Happy Birthday to Heidi and all the team at Simon Says Stamp.
I have a few of Simons Simon & Dexter Stamp sets so I decided to use one for a birthday card for the occasion. 
I decided to do a clean and simple card with some no line water colouring. 
 
I stamped the Simon stamp using some Old paper Distress ink and using my Misti tool….Trust me if you don’t have a Misti then you NEED one, they are amazing !…I then watercoloured him using my Spectrum Noir Aquablend pencils. 
I die cut the watercolour panel using a awesome stitched scallop die from the Sunshine Layers die set from Wplus9 (all links are below).
I then stamped the sentiment onto some Matt Black cardstock with Versamark and heat embossed using white embossing powder. 
I finished off with some sequins and popped the whole panel onto a 4×51/4 top folding card. 
This was lots of fun to colour and i am totally hooked onto watercolouring again, I used to watercolour many years ago and forgot how relaxing it is so i am excited to be rediscovering my love of it again. 
I would like to enter this into the challenge over at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, the theme Is Happy Birthday ! 
I hope you all have a great day. 
Happy Crafting 
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Lawn Fawn Home Sweet Home

Hello lovelies, I hope you have all had a good week, and are having a lovely weekend ? 
I wanted to share a card that i made a little while ago for a friend who has moved into her new home. I haven’t wanted to share it until it had arrived.

I have used the really sweet stamp set from Lawn Fawn called Home Sweet Home and watercoloured it using my Spectrum Aqua pens. 
 I used masking technique because i wanted the houses to look like one was set more forward than the other two. Once I stamped the houses I did some basic watercolouring using my Spectrum Aqua Pens.
 Once it was dry I used some Glossy Accents on the windows and door handles. 
 I stamped the sentiment in Versafine and then stamped the hearts in Lawn Fawn Cranberry Ink and also added some Glossy Accents to them to give some dimension and shine.
I then added some sequins and a strip of paper from Amy Tangerine, along with a very fine strip of chocolate brown card. This was all then mounted onto a 51/2 x 41/4 card base made from Neenah cardstock. 
Thank you all for stopping by, I hope you all have a great weekend. 
Happy Crafting 
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