Thursday, 25 October 2018

For the Love of Stamps by Hunkydory Birthday Collection

I loved playing with this well put together collection from Hunkydory that I received as part of their design team. Everything works so well together, it is super easy to use and make clean and simple cards.

Below are the cards I make using the stamps, dies and papers in this collection

Thanks for stopping by,

xx Gemma xx

Thursday, 11 October 2018

Hearts Journal Page


I am sharing a journal page today made using stamps from Aall and Create, and Mists and Glazes from Tattered Angels on one of their mix and match journal books.

Thursday, 4 October 2018

Hunkydory PRISM Watercolour Pencils


Today I have a few cards to share with you all using the wonderful new watercolour pencils from the Hunkydory PRISM range. These are a lovely set of 48 different colour pencils that have good pigment and react well with water. They are cost effective and are great for crafters and people just wanting to give watercolour pencils a try.

I picked up the colour directly from the pencils for this one

You can also just colour with them and add a little water like I did here.

 I scrapped pigment from the pencils onto both black and white card and sprayed them with water.

There are so many different techniques that can be done with these pencils.

Thanks for popping by

xx Gemma xx

Wednesday, 29 August 2018

Heart Tags for The Artistic Stamper

My turn to post over on The Artistic Stampers blog today, please pop over and take a peak Here

xx Gemma xx

Thursday, 16 August 2018

Journal page for The Artistic Stamper

It's my turn to post on The Artistic Stamper Design Team, the challenge theme this month is Anything goes and there is still plenty of time to enter.

Pop over here to see my journal page

xx Gemma xx

Sunday, 5 August 2018

We Love to Create with Polkadoodles

I have a door hanger I decorated for this months challenge on the We Love 2 Create Blog. I used Polkadoodles stamps and acrylic paint on a chipboard blank.


1) Scrape blue and white acrylic paint over the door hanger using a card.
2) Using the side of the card as a stamp apply white paint over the top.
3) Stamp hearts randomly over the top in a darker shade of blue paint and over the top with a black archival ink.

4) Stamp a small detail stamp over the top with Distress Ink.
5) Stamp the dragonfly stamp over the top and paint them orange as it gives a pop of contrasting colour. 
6) Finish off with some text.

xx Gemma xx

Wednesday, 1 August 2018

The Artistic Stamper Anything Goes Challenge

This months challenge oven on The Artistic Stampers blog is Anything Goes. I have a decorated canvas board with hearts to share with you all. Please pop over to The Artistic Stampers blog to see what my teammates have created and join in the challenge.
See below for my step by step photos and process.


Using tester pots from the DIY store and a large brush I applied paint across the canvas blending the colours into each other. As this paint is meant for walls it is fast drying and very thick so it will only move so far and you have to continually add to it to get a smooth effect.

Using the same colour paints I applied thin (ish) layers of paint to my glass mat and pressed the stamps into the paint and then stamped directly onto the canvas.

When stamping I build up the layers by overlapping the stamped images.

and the colours

Then I started to add more interest by using colours that gave me more contrast. 

I painted separate sheets of card red, pink and yellow and die several different sized hearts from each, I stamped a script over the top of them all.

Then I stitched them all together with black thread before gluing them all to the canvas board. To finish I added text with a black calligraphy pen.

Thank you for reading

xx Gemma xx

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