Thursday, 18 July 2013

Gilded bird and cage

This is the last one (so far) of the printed card blanks and on this one I have used a Dreamweaver bird cage stencil and used matt white paste, when dry I have applied flitter glue through the stencil and then added gilding flakes.  I've chomped the top corners and layered it onto gild miri. The bird is by Stamp in the Hand done in Indigo Blu Morris Dance gilding flakes.  The happy birthday is embossed in brown onto a piece of velum.  I have used gold card candi as faux brads.

Thanks for looking and if you left a comment, thanks very much.

Anne :)

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Magenta Peacock

I love this Magenta stamp and here it's in black embossing and coloured with my old favourite, Pearl Ex. So it is very shimmery, but hard to see in the photo (excuses, excuses!).  It's mounted onto silver miri, and then onto a card blank - which is not so blank as all the background is already on it!  I was given some of these ages ago and have not known what to do with them,  until now.  The Happy Birthday is an old favourite stamp by Superstamp - it's embosssed in blue ep and mounted onto miri.

Hope you like it and thanks for looking and if you've left a comment, special thanks very much.

Anne :)

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Woodware Victorian Spray


This is a clear stamp by Woodware which I have done in several colours but just showing one version here today,  This is stamped in white ep, coloured with Copics and cut out.  The background part of the stamp is coloured with distress inks and has added white pen and glitter.  This is mounted onto a 6 x 6 card which has been pasted with Sparkle Medium through the Honeysuckle stencil (both by Imagination Crafts).  The sentiment is a Spellbinders label with a Superstamp (ancient) Happy Birthday coloured with distress ink and silver embossed.  I have glued some stamens just under the flower to give more dimension.    

Thanks for coming by and having a look and if you've left a comment, special thanks to you .
Anne :)

Monday, 15 July 2013

Inkadinkado Vintage Lady

Hello bloggers, this card is another one of the printed card blanks made into a proper card!  I have used a really old Inkadinkado rubber stamp and used 4 metallic colours of embossing powder on it.  Simple but effective (I hope).  My old favourite Happy Birthday by Superstamp and both mounted onto gold miri.

Thanks for coming by and if you've left a comment, special thank you.

Anne :)

Sunday, 14 July 2013

Using my stash again

Hello Bloggers, this is another of the printed card blanks this time using the metallic markers on shiny card background, it actually is quite shimmery in real life.  The tree stamp is by docrafts and stamped in black Archival ink and the piece mounted onto gold miri.  The sentiment is from a Hero Arts set and here is done in  black Archival and has been rubbed with gold Brilliance ink around the edges.  I had these card blanks for so long and didn't feel inspired to use them, but once I decided to dig into my stash and use some stuff from the deepest parts I quite enjoyed it.  Now I can feel self righteous for actually using some of the old stuff!

Thanks for coming by and if you have left a comment, a special thanks to you.

Anne :)

Saturday, 13 July 2013

Dreamweaver Owl

Hello bloggers this is a simple little card done with Dreamweaver gold paste. When dry I added Flitter Glue through the (clean) stencil and then used red/gold easy metal sheet to the owl and acorns.  This is mounted onto gold miri card and onto an embossed card blank.  I have used Antique Linen Distress Ink over the embossing.  The good thing about gold leafing is that it is so striking that  you don't need much else on the card.  This is another of the card blanks from my stash that I promised myself I would use.  I have so many unfinished card projects buried in the deepest stash, I am going to challenge myself to do them or throw them!

Thanks for coming by and taking a look, and special thanks for commenting :)

Anne :)

Thursday, 11 July 2013

Metallic markers background.

Hello bloggers, this card was a challenge to myself to use some printed card blanks which I had been given ages ago and put away in the deepest part of my stash.  I used a piece of card from my stash that was from a  long ago playing session using metallic markers on shiny card. Onto this piece I have stamped an old Hero Arts flourish flower stamp in black and then mounted onto gold miri spellbinders diecut.  The sentiment is a clear stamp set which I have lost the details for, sorry about that.

Thanks for coming by and special thanks if you've left a comment.
Anne :)

Klimt tribute canvas

This is the canvas I started at a workshop with Lina Macdermot and finished at home.  We were using Gustav Klimt as our inspiration, a lot of his work has lots of gilding and patterning.  As usual, now I've finished it I can see where I would have done it differently were I to do it again.  I think the lilac Fresco Finish background is a bit flat looking.  I am reasonably happy with it apart from that!

After painting the background, the figure is drawn and painted.  I used Imagination Crafts stencil Leafy Swirl and grunge paste for the dress When dry I went over it with Quickie Glue pen and gilding flakes when glue was dry.  The turban is also stenciled with grunge paste and gilding.  Her necklace is done with Quickie Glue pen  and gold flakes and the earrings are punched out of gold miri with a bling on each one. The flowers she is holding are just ready made ones from my stash and are just stuck on with some Pinflair Gel glue.

The red flowers are a Crafters Workshop stencil done with grunge paste and then red metallic acrylic paint.
The swirls are a Tim Holz die cut out of gold patterned lilac paper and they have added bling rhinestones.  Lastly the edges were rubbed with flitter glue and gold flakes.

Thanks for looking and thanks so much if you have left a comment.

Anne :)

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Sparkle Medium cards

This batch of cards were done using Imagination Crafts Sparkle Medium, in Aqua Sea. The birdcage stencil is another Dreamweaver stencil and is mounted onto a pearlescent blue card.  The background is a plastic mask by Imagination Crafts and I have used Dreamweaver matt white paste coloured with various Fresco Finish paints by Paper Artsy (my absolute favourite paints).  This was done by mixing a speck of paint with blobs  (technical term) of the paste and putting 3 or 4 colours onto the palette knife.  In this one the colours are not all that distinct as this was the end of a series of pasting and I was using up every last bit so they are rather blended together.   The sentiment is an old favorite of mine by Printworks and is silver embosssed onto a Spellbinders Stately Circle die.  I rubbed over the circle with a Brilliance Ink pad to match. The bird is an Inkadinkado stamp embossed in silver and the ribbon is rescued from gift packaging.

You can see the dimension a bit better in this one.

Disappointing photo of this one believe me it looks ok in real life!  Another Dreamweaver stencil and the Sparkle Medium as above.  Mounted onto miri and the background is a Spellbinders Embossabilities, Garden Lattice folder.  I used Tumbled Glass Distress Ink to colour the background card first and after embossing rubbed Treasure Silver wax gilt on top.  The sentiment is a Sweet Poppy stencil done with the same Sparkle Medium.

This is yet another Dreamweaver stencil done with the Sparkle Medium.  The background is a Couture Creations embossing folder which I have carefully enlarged to make it into the A5 size.  I have rubbed it over with a Brilliance Ink pad and it has a lovely sheen.  The sentiment is same as card 1 above.  Nice satin ribbon to finish off.

Thanks so much for visiting my blog and any comments very appreciated.

Anne :)

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Grunge Paste and Dreamweaver

Another batch of pasted cards a bit different from the previous posts.  I always end up using virtually all my stencils when doing pasting as it's so messy and takes over my space so I may as well do as many as possible.

The first one is  done using Paper Artsy Grunge Paste using 4 different colours of Fresco Finish to colour the paste.  I put blobs of the paste onto a large tile and added specks of paint and mixed it up (keeping the blobs separate).  The stencil is a Crafters Workshop plastic mask. The grunge paste gives a nice texture and the paint gives it a chalky finish.  This piece is mounted onto a soft gold metallic card and then onto the white card base.  The pale gold ribbon matches the gold embossed sentiment (although it looks a bit yellow in this photo).  The sentiment is by Kaisercraft.

The background (Imagination Crafts) and birdcage (Dreamweaver)  are both done in glossy white embossing paste coloured with  fresco finish paint.  The bird is an Inkadinkado stamp done in cosmic shimmer ep and the sentiment is Hero Arts done banner style.  The border is a Martha Stewart punch and although you can't see it here, I have edged the card underneath with Tumbled Glass Distress ink which looks pretty when the card is closed.

This is the same Dreamweaver stencil I previously did in Crackle on an earlier post, this time done in white matt embossing paste.  I have then stencilled it with Brilliance inks when dry.  It is really quite matt even with the Brilliance.  It is mounted onto a piece of purple pearlescent card which has gone through the Garden Lattice embossing folder (I love these big folders).  The middle layer is a piece of 12 x 12 paper cut down to size.   The sentiment is one I have used extensively and is by Art Stamps.  The Spellbinders Stately Circles die is one of my favourites too. Unfortunately I have lost the packaging for the middle die so can't tell you what it is, except that it is part of a set of circular nesting dies in black metal.

I hope you are not fed up with all these embossing paste cards, as I still have a few more to blog!  I always make a load at once and never just make one!

Anyway, thanks so much for coming by and any comments very appreciated.

Anne :)

Monday, 8 July 2013

Crackle Paste cards

This is a large Dreamweaver stencil first pasted in matt black paste and when dry pasted with Crackle Paste.    
Once dry it is coloured with Brilliance inks through the stencil using a brushes.  It is very sheeny and is mounted onto miri card.  The background is Brilliance ink pads direct to paper, dried and put through the Spellbinders Garden Lattice folder.  This also has Treasure Silver wax gilt over the top.  The sentiment is from Art Stamps by Paula Pascual and is on a nestie circle. The middle die is part of a set which I cannot find the name of anywhere (sorry) this is coloured with Brilliance to match the background.  I have used the Spellbinders Stately Circle again on this one too.

The background for this one is the same folder as before and just has a few colours of Brilliance ink pad swiped over the top.  The peacock is yet another Dreamweaver stencil (no, surprisingly I don't have all of them!) done in the same way as the first card along with the sentiment.

This stencil is by Imagination Crafts and is plastic.  I have used the same technique for this one as in the 2 previous cards.  The die cut is a Sizzix cut to fit and the sentiment is Hero Arts which I have done in gold flakes.

Thanks for looking and any comments gratefully appreciated.

Anne :)

I am entering the Imagination Crafts stencilled card into their challenge.

Saturday, 6 July 2013

Baby Girl Cards

My lovely cousin has a new grandchild so I wanted to make a card for her and for her lovely daughter. First up is the Baby Buggy which is a Pink Petticoat digi here.

I used a pearlescent base and added some gorgeous digi papers from My Time Made Easy here. I also used  one from my Pink Petticoat stash.  The baby buggy is paper pieced from Pink Petticoat papers too. They are all edged with distress ink and the ovals are Spellbinders dies.  The buttons are from Fiona Jennings here which I have threaded with ultra thin ribbon from my stash.

The next one is a digi stamp from A Passion For Stamps here.  I have again used a pearlescent card base and  the My Time Made Easy papers and Spellbinders Timeless Rectangles. The image is coloured with Copics and the sentiment is using a fancy font on my pc.

I hope you like them and thanks for coming by and special thanks if you leave a comment. Anne :)

Thursday, 4 July 2013

Metallic dimension paste cards

I've made a ton of cards and haven't had time to blog any of them, until now.  So here are a bunch of them which include some Dreamweaver stencils plus crafters workshop plastic masks used with dimension paste.

This one is a Dreamweaver stenil and uses their metallic paste.  The sentiment (Elusive Images)  is done in gold flakes on a Spellbinders die cut.  The background is coloured with Brilliance inks and embossed and then rubbed over with Inka Gold.  The main piece is mounted onto gold miri card.  The strip down the side is coloured with Brilliance inks.

This is another Dreamweaver stencil and their metallic pastes mounted onto gold miri.  The two pieces of gold embossed card have the diecut white fence to hide the join.  The sentiment is gold embossed and on a Spellbinders diecut with bling pearls.

This is my favourite Dreamweaver stencil and done with their embossing paste.  Except I didn't have any copper so I coloured some white with copper paint and used this together with silver and gold paste.  The background is done again with Brilliance inks, then embossed.  The sentiment is from a Tim Holtz set and is done in gold flakes.  Both pieces mounted onto gold miri.

This is a TCW mask in the background done with gold paste and the birdcage is another Dreamweaver stencil done with the gold, silver and (my own) copper paste.  The bird (Inkadinkado) is done in gold flakes and the sentiment in gold embossing.

Similar to the above one but with gold flakes on the stamping (Kanban)  as the background and the flowers on the corner.

This one uses another plastic mask (TCW I think) and is pasted with the 3 colours of metallic pastes.  The sentiment is by Kaiserkraft and done in gold Brilliance ink on a Spellbinders die cut.  Fancy edging finishes it off.

Thanks for looking and any comments always welcome.

Anne :)