Evening fellow bloggers, well we are half way through May, and we have had some lovely sunny days along with lots of other weather thrown into the mix. I have been playing with one of the new stamps from Crafty Individuals, CI 452 Natures Beauty, love this one as it can be cut up as well as layering parts of the design I have gold embossed the image and coloured with watercolour twinkling H20s. The frame I got for a £1, its started life as grey, I used black gesso and dry brushed aqua paint and then added treasure gold to highlight the details on the frame.
Don't forget you still have a couple of weeks to enter the challenge at Crafty Individuals, the theme is anything goes.
Afternoon fellow bloggers, can't believe the last time I shared a card was at Easter, what happened to April, although my mojo has taken a dip of late, I did go to Paris for a weekend when it was the Version Scrap show, thoroughly enjoyed myself but so wish I spoke French as the show was a real treat for scrap bookers, most of the stalls had make and take projects to do and there were some lovely projects being made.Mind you it was seriously busy with queues to get on the stands and then another to pay, it was just how a show should be, I picked up some great magazines although they are in French they have some really good instructions for layouts in fact I have subscribed to one called Histoire de Pages.
Todays card is for the challenge at Crafty Individuals, the theme is ......anything goes. Don't forget to use a product from Crafty Individuals and you will get a code fr a whopping 25% off your next purchase. I have used one of the new stamps CI 450 called inky borders, I love this little film strip, which is one of three stamps in the set. I have used mini images from the image book People and Places which is on offer at just £1.45 for inside the film strip and the little frame. For the main background I have stencilled and spritzed adding micro beads and thread for extra texture, actually the mica sprays I picked up at the French show for just 3.50 euros, a bargain. The background behind that layer was brayed with fresco paints and the I used a script stamp to randomly stamp over.
Well I have finally finished icing Easter eggs for another year, we iced so many in the past two days that it will take a while for my wrists to stop hurting, hope the Easter Bunny dropped lots of yummy chocolate eggs off to you all. My son and daughter brought me some copics for mothers day and I have added a few more to my collection so I have been busy playing with them this is my first effort with a very limited colour palette.
Evening to my fellow crafty bloggers, thought I would share with you the canvas that I did with Anna Dabrowska the other week, as soon as I saw the project I knew the photo that I wanted to use, it's a lovely head shot of my daughter at her wedding, and she had a lovely silver metal slide for her hair which is just peeking out from below the crown of flowers, she has hung this canvas on her wall.........so I guess she liked it.
We created an imaginary dress using lace and resist canvas, and then I added lots of metallic embellishments, buttons and flowers and after painting everything with white Gesso I then used three different coloured sprays and some of the new metallic acrylic which I dry brushed onto some of the embellishments. the drips were made with a glue gun and then I used a pencils to outline the edges of the drips to give them more definition
Evening fellow bloggers hope you had a lovely weekend, I was thoroughly spoilt my my son and daughter as they brought me a set of 36 Copics, so now I have a perfect excuse to start collecting those now.
The challenge at Crafty Individuals this month is called a Box of all sorts. I have used a template from The House of Zandra, called alter me display box to make this, I have used quite a few different stamps sets from Crafty Individuals, as well as embossing, frantage, crackle glaze, to complete this, the finished size is 5.25 ins x 9.25 ins. The paper is Victorian roses by Make and Create which I picked up from The works for a snip at just £4 for a 12 x 12 pad.
Had a fab weekend crafting at Daisy Jewels & Crafts with the lovely Anna Dabrowska, we got to play with lots of metal trinkets, paint and spray paints as well as the lovely new metallic acrylic paints from Prima.........so blingalicious. On the Saturday we made this lovely album which is one of the new journal albums from Prima, thrilled to bits with it and there are pages, pockets and acrylic sleeves left to decorate, which is the excuse I have been waiting for to start mixed media journalling.
We used resist patterned canvas and lace for the background, and for the final touches I added glitter and micro beads.The image is from Crafty Individuals in the fob watch.
We had enough bits n bobs left so I made another mini album
Hope you all had a lovely Valentines Day, I was at work but when I got back hubby had baked heart shaped biscuits as well as getting me a lovely orchid. This week is half term week and that means double trouble in the form of my two Grandsons, today we went to a play centre where they played and generally wore themselves as well as me out.
Todays card is one I made as a commission, which I always feel nervous about doing as I'm always worried that they might not like it. the heart is a stamp from Creative expressions, which I embossed and then cut the heart out again to layer it up.
Hi my name is Daniele and I am a mother of two, Ethan is my first grandson and keeps me on my toes and now we have another Grandson Zachary who is a real sweetie. I am a store manager at Thorntons and no I don't eat chocs all day however we do try all the new ones its a hard job but someone has to do it.
Obviously card making and scrapbooking I only got into this after the birth of my grandson . Gardening, although this usually gets done by hubby now as I have too many pics to scrap,knitting and eating chocolate. My other passion is holidaying in Italy......such a beautiful country to visit. I am part of the DT for Crafty individuals,and was previously part of the design team for Sketch n Stash, Ooh la La and Kraftyhands.