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Friday, 25 November 2016

Time canvas using Gelatos

 Hello Everyone

I wanted to share with you all a canvas I created for the Inspirers design team, using some of the amazing Perfect Partners dies and stamps. The more I look at it the more I think it needs a working pair of clock hands added to it. 


I started by die cutting the clock face and cog out of a sheet of acetate. I then used these as masks and stencils through which I scrapped texture paste. After everything had dried I added a coat of gesso. I then scribbled some light blue, dark blue and yellow Gelatos over the whole canvas blending them together with a wet wipe. I then did the dripping from the top to the bottom of the canvas using the same colour Gelatos mixed with some water and white paint.


After some more pesky drying time, which is always so difficult for me, I stamped a few cogs in black ink and gently applied gilding wax over the canvas using my fingers to highlight the texture.


I then die cut lots of cogs and the clock face from black card. using my fingers I applied more gilding wax over the top and glued them into place on the canvas. After stamping the text from the same stamp set I coated the canvas in a layer of gel medium. 


Thanks for reading
Gemma 


Friday, 18 November 2016

Spotty Six Card Set

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For my Crafter's Companion Inspirers team post this week I wanted to share with you all a six card set in a great folder. Perfect for children in need fund raising with the pretty spotty papers from Sara Signature Birthday collection.





The 12x12 paper pack comes with sheets of pop outs, when mixed with some ink and dies they make some fab, easy to make cards. 

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Gemma

Friday, 11 November 2016

Sweet Bag- Christmas will soon be here

Hello Everyone

Today for my Crafters Inspirers post I wanted to share with you all a quick gift idea for Christmas, Handy to give out to teachers and class friends. I used the free gifts that came with Crafters Inspiration Issue 12 and Neenah card stock to make this.


After running the base card through the embossing folder and die cutting the baubles, I colored them in with Distress Inks.

Thank you for popping by and reading
Gemma

Friday, 4 November 2016

Gift wallets using freebies from Crafters Inspiration Issue 12



Hello Everyone

For my Crafters Companion Inspirers post today, I am sharing with you all some gift/money wallets. They are simple and quick to make and offer a great way to make those cash presents seem a bit more thoughtful.  Mostly I used some Neenah card stock and some of the water colour effect papers and topper that came with issue 12 of Crafters Inspiration.


Sorry everyone that there was no post last Friday, I was focusing all my time and attention on my bestest little man


Thank you for stopping by and reading
Gemma


Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Bird canvas Board


Hello Everyone

WOW it's November already and a new month means a new challenge over on the Artistic Stamper creative team blog. This months challenge is Autumn, please pop over take a look and join in, we love seeing all the entries from you amazing, talented people.



To start I primed my canvas board with gesso, once that dried I blended some Rusty Hinge and Fossilised Amber distress crayons over the top.


Laying a Petal mask on top of the board I wiped a wet wipe over the top, removing some of the crayon. Then after giving it a quick dry with a heat tool I stamper over the whole canvas board with a calligraphy mat and black Archival Ink.


I then stamped the bird cage into place and the the leaves. I used the leaf from the Dog Rose stamp designed by Lesley Matthewson. 


I painted in the leaves using Cut Grass and Squeezed Orange Dylusion paints. Then I added some detail as well as going over some of the stamped areas with a black stabilo pencil and a black pen.

Thank you for reading 
Gemma