Monday, 16 April 2018

Owl tag for The Artistic Stamper

I am sharing this tag and 'how to' over on The Artistic Stampers blog today, pop over check it out and leave me a comment, I love to know what you think. 

There is still plenty of time to join in the challenge over there 

you can also find me on

xx Gemma xx

Monday, 9 April 2018

Butterfly card using Polkadoodles stamps

I love a butterfly stamp, and this little one from Polkadoodles is great. I have used it to create a card from bits and pieces of card stock I was testing things out on.

Thursday, 5 April 2018

Art Journal page for Canvas Corp Brands

My first page from my new and super pretty Architecture Mix and Match Journal, When I first looked at the book, I thought the pages felt quite thin and even though I don't think I would like to wet the page too much it took the media I did cover it with really well and was a joy to play with. 

What I did (I think 😀)

I mixed Some white impact paint with some Glimmer Mist and scrapped it over the page with a palette knife. 

Then I added layers on top, I spraying Glimmer Mist through stencils varying the amount of ink sprayed, I also spritz the Glimmer Mist straight over the top before applying white paint through a circle stencil with my fingertip. 

Once the page was dry I scraped Black High Impact paint in small amount over the page with a palette knife. 

To finish I cut out and applied some rub ons and doodled around the edge of my page. 

xx Gemma xx

Monday, 2 April 2018

Quick Angel Card for Canvas Corp Brands

My first make for Canvas Corp Brands went up on the blog, please pop over and take a look. Let me know what you think

xx Gemma xx

Glitter Colouring

It is with some sadness I have reached the end of my Colourista Glitter pad. I love these colours together and have created a card, tags, and bookmark. 

Thanks for popping by

Sunday, 1 April 2018

Free as a Bird

 New month new Challenge over on The Artistic Stampers blog, for my inspirational piece I create a tag using paints, chipboard bits from Infinity Engraving and the wonderful Free and a Bird stamp set from The Artistic Stamper. Pop over to the blog take a look at my teammate's great projects and join in for your chance to win 

How I decorated my tag

I placed a splodge of PaperArtsy Cherry Red paint and some gesso onto my craft mat, then using a palette knife I picked up a little of both paints and scrapped it over the tag, making sure to cover the whole tag.

Next I painted some chipboard pieces from my stash, I coated each piece with two layers of paint. 

I took the bird stamps from the Free as a bird set and repeat stamped it over the tag using black Distress Ink, Then I heat embossed them with black embossing powder. I always like the little bits of excess powder that get stuck to the project and normally just keep it by melting it along with everything else.  

Then I stamped over the birds with Calligraphy Mat 15 and paint.

and the trellis with the Lace Background stamp.

Then I glued the chipboard pieces to the tag and scrapped a little white paint to the edges of the tag. To finish I painted a little chipboard tag and stamped the words Free as a Bird using black ink. I attached this to the tag with a little charm and a flower brad.

xx Gemma xx

Butterfly canvas - Polkadoodles

I had fun with this little canvas, it was complete and total play time for me, and I really like the end result. I threw so many different thin layers and mediums on it, I'm not sure I will remember them all. 

I started by coating the canvas with a layer of gesso. Once that was dry I roughly applied some Pan Pastels and then some more gesso blending the Pan Pastel and gesso together. I added more Pan Pastel over the top in small areas, over the top I sprayed some sealant to stop those layers from moving while I worked on top of them. I can not remember what I added next but I sprayed it with water to create the drippage. 

Over this, I applied Distress Ink through a stencil, sprayed it with water, made sure everything was dry and then applied the ink through a stencil again. 

I then stamped this lovely Polkadoodles script stamp along the sides of the canvas with Distress ink and sprayed it with a small amount of water so it blurred once dry I re-stamped the same script stamp in small areas. 

Once everything was completely dry, I wrote out my text with a black pen. I like to first write it out with a pencil to check my placement, spelling, and size.

On a separate piece of card, I stamped out a few butterflies in black archival ink and coloured them in with watercolour pens I also went over the top with some alcohol pens before gluing them to the canvas with gel medium.

xx Gemma xx