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Saturday, 29 April 2017

Wet Wipe Background

Pop over to The Artistic Stamper blog today, 
to see what I used to make this card.


Thanks for stopping by
Gemma

Friday, 21 April 2017

Colorista Colouring page card 1

I love to colour in the Colorista colouring pads, and instead of leaving the pages inside the pad I like to turn them into cards. You can get some very beautiful results fairly quickly.


Thanks for reading

Gemma

Saturday, 1 April 2017

Hearts as flowers card

A new month means a new challenge over on The Artistic Stampers blog, 
And this month the theme is 

BACKGROUNDS

So many ideas pop into your head with such an expansive theme title and I can not wait to see what everyone comes up with. You can join in on the blog and the facebook page, a lucky winner will be chosen to receive a stamp. 




I started by spreading some Distress Ink onto my craft mat and spraying them with water. Once the ink was wet enough to form those small little beads, I pressed some watercolour card into the ink repeatedly drying between layers until I was happy with the results.


Once dry I stamped over the top, fairly randomly with the same distress inks and the mini background stamps from The Artistic Stamper.


I then cut the watercolour card to fit a card blank I had previously made. after which I stamped Neil Walkers mini heart in archival ink before doodling stems so they looked like flowers and around the edges of the card 


For the front of the card, I doodled around the edges and stamped more hearts onto leftover watercolour card, which I cut out and glued to the main piece, gluing some twin behind them.




Thanks for reading
Gemma x

Friday, 31 March 2017

Crafting with Kids

Today is a happy/sad kinda day, My time on the Inspirers team for Crafters Companion has come to an end. I have enjoyed ever minute of it and met some amazingly talented people who I hope to keep in touch with for years to come.

So for my post today I am sharing some projects I created for crafting with kids.


Stamp and stitch cards, use your larger stamps with lots of open spaces. Once you stamp the image punch holes along the stamp lines with a sharp tool. Then stitch along the holes with a cord or think thread.


Make a large pom pom mixing material, wool, cord, and buttons together. My son loves making these and feeling all the different textures once complete. You can add all sorts of things including bells. 
  


These are great for little ones and are a great way to use up leftover papers, glue patterned papers to the flat side of large clear beads and glue googly eyes to the top. 

Thanks for reading
Gemma 



Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Gilding wax tissue box


I created this tissue box for an Inspirers post and tutorial a while ago and just wanted to share it with you. You can find the tutorial here 


It was the first time I had ever used Pebeo Gilding was, which I completely fell in love with and is now one of my must-have products


Thanks for popping by

Gemma









Sunday, 26 March 2017

Mini Mini embossed book/card

For my Inspirers post today I am sharing a project I made a while ago but forgot to blog, follow the link for the full tutorial on the Crafter's companion website. 

http://www.crafterscompanion.co.uk/blog/2016/09/30/inspirational-tutorial-a-mini-book-to-fill-full-of-love/


I used Centura Pearl card stock as the base, embossed the mats and coloured them with Distress Ink. Unfortunately, the embossing folder I used is no longer available 

Thanks for stopping by
Gemma









Friday, 24 March 2017

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Card and Matching tag using the free gifts from Crafter's Inspiration Issue 13

For my Inspirers post, I would like to share with you all this card and tag I created using the free gifts from Crafter's Inspiration Issue 13 and Distress Inks, You can find the link for the full tutorial below on The Crafter's Companion website



I mostly spread Distress Inks onto my glass mat before spraying them with water and pressing watercolour card into the ink. as well as stamping and embossing with the free folder and stamp set.



Thank you for stopping by, 
Let me know if you pop over and read the full tutorial, 
This card and tag need a new home so comment and leave your email address if you would like a chance to receive it

Gemma





Saturday, 11 March 2017

Aqua Tints and Colourista Pad card

I love playing with Aqua Tints, they sit on the shelf and I convince myself I don't know what to do with them but when I get them out I have such fun and I never want to put them away. So for my Inspirers post, I have a card made using Aqua Tints and a sheet from a Colorista colouring pad.


I laid my card stock on my glass mat and sprayed it with water before brushing the Aqua Tints over the top drying between layers 


The gold foil on the colouring sheet resisted the Aqua Tints and stayed a very vibrant gold.


Thanks for stopping by
Gemma

Friday, 10 March 2017

Journal Page using the free gifts from Crafter's Inspiration Issue 13

Well sometimes a girl just need to play in her journal or in this case on a cereal box, So for this Inspirers post, I have played with paint and the free gifts from Crafter's Inspiration Issue 13


I started by coating the box with a layer of Pebeo Gesso, while that was still wet I scrapped Pebeo orange cadmium hue and azo light yellow over the top.


I then stamped over the top using the free embossing folder and white Gesso, I also used the free stamp to add extra interest with Distress inks and Archival ink.

 

Once I had drawn in my girls face with a pencil I added a layer of gesso to block the paints and inks underneath. Ove dry I painted the face and hair in with acrylic paints. On a sperate sheet of paper, I had painted with Pebeo cerulean blue and Gesso, Die cut lots of petals from the free die and built a dress from them.


I added extra stamping from the free stamps  along the bottom
Thanks for stopping by
Gemma




Friday, 24 February 2017

Bright happy birthday card

For this weeks Crafter's Companion Inspirers post, I wanted to share a simple birthday card using papers and the bunting die from Sara's Signature birthday party collection.


Using the largest die from the Stacey create a card set I cut three pieces of centura card which I joined together to form my card blank.
I then cut  and glued in place layers cut from the same die set using different papers from the large scrapbook pad
I also cut bunting from the same paper pad using the birthday party traditional bunting die, I then glued the bunting and some pop outs from the pad in place.

Thank for stopping by
Gemma

Products Used
Diesire create a card die Stacey

Saturday, 18 February 2017

Sheena's Swinging 60s Mini Book

I have a Mini Book to share with you toady for my Crafter's Companion Inspirers post. I made this book using recycled kraft card from an old note/scrapbook as well as stamps and stencils from the Sheena Douglas Grooving 60s collection.


To decorate the cover I sponged Iridescent Violet Blue, Cadmium Orange Hue, and Cerulean Blue Pebeo paints through Sheena's Groovin 60s Tie Dye stencil. I then stamped one of the girls and the word Groovalicious from Sheena's Swingin' Chicks stamp set. After a little doodling, I splattered white paint over the top.



I made papers to decorate the pages using my Gelli plate. Using the same three colours of paint that I used on the cover. I built up layers on the papers using Texture embossing folders for the last layer I sponged white paint through the Tie Dye stencil. 



After cutting the papers down to size I stamped Swingin' 60s Chicks on some of the papers, I then cut from the tip of the hands down to the boot with a sharp knife so that notes or pictures can be slipped behind them. Before gluing the papers into the book I doodled around the edges with a black pen.


Thank you for reading
Gemma
Leave a comment to let me know what you think and if you would like to see more albums/books.

Saturday, 11 February 2017

Altered CD with Sheena Douglass's Majestic Oak

For this Crafter's Companion Inspirers team post I have another altered CD.
I used Sheena's Majestic Oak stamp set on this one. 


The most amazing thing happened when I coated this CD with gesso, the surface of the CD crinkled and bubbled with gave the CD the most wonderful texture. I sponged a mixture of iridescent gold, iridescent precious gold and iridescent copper gold Pebeo paints over the top. 
I then stamped the tree and the text onto tissue paper, which I gently tore around before gluing to the CD with gel medium. To finish I splattered with white acrylic paint and edged the CD with copper gold paint.

Thank you for reading
Gemma

Saturday, 4 February 2017

Altered Rose CD

It's time for another Inspirers post for Crafter's Companion. I know, I know! bad, bad blogger that I am, I  have missed Friday posts and all other kinds of things but life has been getting in the way, and life must always come first. 

For this post, I have an altered CD to share with  you. 


After priming the CD with two coats of gesso (I found one coat would just keep chipping) I coated the CD with a mix of iridescent green blue Pebeo paint and white acrylic. I scooped a little of both paints onto a paint brush and blended them directly onto the CD. Then I sponged the same paints onto the Hessian embossing folder and stamped that over the CD. 
Once the CD was completely dry I stamped Sheena's every rose stamp and phrase into place before painting it with Pebeo's Cad red hue and black acrylic paint. To finish I went around the images with a black pen and added doodles around the edges.

Thank you for reading, 
please comment let me know if you would like to see more altered CDs
Gemma 



Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Altered bottle for skull bottle topper

A new month means a new challenge over on The Artistic Stampers blog. This month's challenge is 

Love Hearts

I hope you pop over and check out the inspiration from all the other team members, and that you join in for the chance of winning some lovely stamps. You can enter both on the blog and the facebook page


I made a dress around an old bottle for a skull bottle top I received at Christmas. For the bottom of the dress, I scrapped Pink and white acrylic paint onto a piece of stiff white fabric using a palette knife. Over the top, I stamped three different background stamps from The Artistic Stamper using black Archival Ink and white and orange paint. 


Once it way dry I cut out lots and lots of individual hearts and glued them around the bottle with gel medium. Making sure to over lap them slightly so the bottle did not show through. For the top, I wrapped a matching length of ribbon around the top section of the bottle and tied it in a bow.  


 Thank you for reading,
 comment below to let me know what you think.
I can not wait to see everyone entries
Gemma

Sunday, 29 January 2017

Dragonfly girl journal page

I created this journal page using sprays, paints, and pastels using stamps from The Artistic Stamper. 
Pop over there for more details here


thanks for stopping by
Gemma

Friday, 20 January 2017

Try something new for the New Year- Crafter's Companion post


Everyone on the Inspirers team was asked to try something new for the new year, and I opted to try some sewing. I had a great time and found a whole new appreciation for our very talented sewists. I used Love Birds fat quarter fabric, one of Sara's floral dies and some ribbon from my stash.


Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Try Something New for the New Year


So I have been trying new crafty things for the new year. So for The Artistic Stamper, I decided to play with air drying clay, you can see more over on The Artistic Stampers blog here


We also have a monthly change. The theme this month is Anything Goes.
You can join in here and here.

Thanks for popping by
Gemma

Friday, 13 January 2017

Sheena Douglass Groovin' 60's bookmark

My post for Crafters Companions Inspirers team this week is a bookmark, using the swinging chick, and Blooming Sixties stamps by Sheena Douglass and grunge AquaTints. 


After cutting a piece of watercolour card to size, I sprayed it with water and brushed the AquaTints over the top allowing them to blend into each other where the colours overlapped. Once that dried I stamped over the top with one of the flowers from the Blooming Sixties set. I was not very pleased with the job I had done so I went around all of them with a black pen (that's what they are for...right!) After stamping one of the Swinging Chicks in place and going over the image with a silver pen. I splattered some with and silver paint over the top and went around the edges with black paint.

Thanks for reading
Gemma

Monday, 2 January 2017

Sheena Douglass Swinging 60s Card


A very Happy New Year to all, I hope 2017 bring great things for everyone xxx

For my Inspirers post this week I have made a card. Using a card blank, watercolor card stock, Aqua Tints, and the new Sheena Douglass Swinging Chicks stamps. I love these stamps, they are just so fun looking.


 I cut the watercolor card to size sprayed it with water and dropped the Aqua Tints over the top using the applicators that come in the box. Once I was happy with how it looked I dried it completely and then splattered black acrylic paint over the top. While that was drying I stamped the ladies out, I was unhappy with how the ink looked against the paint so I painted over them with the same black paint before cutting them out. To finish I glued the ladies in place on the card and doodled around the edges.

Thanks for stopping by 
Gemma