Saturday, 16 June 2018

Blue Card Over on The Artistic Stampers Blog

Today is my turn to share over on The Artistic Stampers blog, where I have posted this card and tag made using Jen's lovely stamps and Distress Inks.

Pop over and take a peak 

xx Gemma xx

Monday, 11 June 2018

Playing With Colour Wash paint from Tattered Angels

I have had this little pot of magic for a while now but because I don't tend to use a lot of yellow I have been avoiding it. Well I am avoiding it no more and have used it on a few different items. It really is a great little product. This stuff will go a long. long way. I really did have a good play on different items and surfaces and I still have just under 3/4 of the bottle left.

I did no prep on any of the items I covered and this little tray/frame was less than a £1 it was really rough and grainy in texture but the paint still covered it easily, giving you great coverage but still leaving you with all the bumps, wood grain, and texture. Over that, I applied & Gypsies Rub-Ons, this went onto the wood and the paint with no problem what so ever. Now I just need to decide what I want to do with it 😊

I also used it on this coated wicker basket, I thought the shine on wood may have interfered with the paints ability to cover the wood, but it covered everything fine, it was a little more fiddly needing extra layers and a lot messier as it was dripping on and around the holes/weave in the basket.

I also covered a string of three hearts. the hearts had white paint on them already and had been distressed. The paint still covered everything really well with the white, distressing and grain showing through. I removed the picture frame centers from the hearts and added little paper flowers that I also painted with the same colour wash paint.

I also played around with the paint on other bits and pieces, like chipboard shapes, paper, card, metal, it went well on everything except maybe the metal depending on how much of a change you were going for but it definitely left behind a yellow sheen. 

xx Gemma xx

Monday, 4 June 2018

7 Gypsies Canvas

Sharing a quick 4x4 canvas today that I made with acrylic paints and 7 Gypsies Rub-Ons. This was made with the extra paint sitting on my mat after finishing a different project. I could not possibly waste all that paint so I scrapped and layered it up onto the canvas before finishing it off with Rub-Ons and doodling. 

xx Gemma xx

Tuesday, 29 May 2018

Monday, 21 May 2018

Art Journal Page with Canvas Corp Brands

I was going through my stuff to sort folder and I came across this journal page from the day I received my Canvas Corp Brands goodies, this was made using the wonderful Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists. I had never used these before so I really wanted to see what I could do with them and how they would react to other products.

This was also the very first project I ever filmed but unfortunately, I deleted large bits of it while I was trying to work the editing program 😢. 

xx Gemma xx

Thursday, 10 May 2018

Fold out tag card with a 12x12 Kraft envelope- CCB Crew challenge

Today I am sharing a project I made for Canvas Corp Brands for a Creative Crew challenge. Pop over and take a look at the CCB blog for all the wonderful creations my teammates made. Who knew there were so many different and versatile things you could do with a 12x12 Kraft envelope.

 Step by Step

I scored the envelope in half and then into 8 sections, I then cut along the middle through the first three sections.

Then I cut patterned card to fit each of the sections.

After rounding the corners I added colour with Glimmer Mist sprays.

Then I added some larger sprinkles of Glimmer Mist by unscrewing the pump from the bottle and shaking that over the card.

Then I cut tags to fit the inside of each section, I mixed High Impact paints on my glass mat and painted the tags so they contrasted with the blues on the front sections.

Once dry I applied white paint through an Architextures tall base, I then turned it over and used it to stamp white paint in other areas. 

I added more interest to the card sections by adding circles.

 Leaving all those pieces to completely dry I cut some birds and text from the birds and bees on Ivory card.

Before gluing the panels to the 12x12 envelope I layed out the images over the panels, in a continuous flow and glued them in place.

Thank you


Sunday, 6 May 2018

Circle stamping Peacock flower cards


I have some cards to share with you all today for the Love to create challenge sponsored by polkadoodles using some of their wonderful stamps. Pop over to the blog and take a look at the wonderful makes by my teammates and join in the challenge.  

 What I did 😀

1- Pick four different colours of Gelato and roughly scribble the pigment onto a large sheet of card, I used an A3 sheet. 
2- Using your finger or a brush dipped into a small amount of water, wet the Gelato and move them over the page until the whole sheet is covered, you may need to add more Gelato to the card.

3- Place a stencil over the top and use a wet wipe over the top to remove the pigment. Move the stencil making sure to rotate it until most of the card is covered.

4- Once dry stamp over the top with a brown (neutral) ink and a script stamp, making sure all the text is the correct way up. I used a distress ink for this.
5- Cut the card into 4x4 squares and edge them with the same ink. 

6- Take a small stamp from the Regal Peacock stamp set and black archival ink and stamp onto the card moving the stamp round in a circle to create your own focal images. 

7- Doodle around the edges with a black pen and glue to card blanks after adding some focal text.

Thank you