I’ve been wanting to practice colouring hair with my copics for a while now, but I haven’t had any stamps that I could use to practice. I went on holidays a few weeks ago and found this La La Land stamp is a craft shop…..I guess I’ll have to add it to the next craft confession post I make because I couldn’t resist buying her!
I think I still need a lot of work to make the hair really nice, but I’m thinking that for a first effort it’s really not that bad. Hopefully you’ll see her again in the future with some even better hair.
I paper pieced the dress and shoes – I’m very happy with how that turned out. I think the dress looks just like something I’d wear 🙂
The Happy Birthday sentiment is from Lawn Fawn……I seriously love their die-cut sentiments. I’m possibly a bit of a Lawn Fawn addict…..everything is just so cute!
Have a great week everyone!
Here is a Christmas card I made using a fun technique called ‘smooshing’. I watched Kristina Werner’s You Tube video to learn how to do it.
The background is created using distress inks (chipped sapphire, dusty concord, shaded lilac) smooshed into the watercolour paper using a piece of acetate (I just used the packaging from a stamp set). I then used some pearlescent acrylic inks I’ve owned for about 10 years and never even opened (yikes!) and flicked them on with a brush.
While I waited for the piece to dry I die-cut the word ‘Joy’ (which comes from Lawn Fawn), and the reindeer (which came with the snowflake too – bargain). I stuck everything down using Glossy accents, and overall I’m really happy with this as a first attempt/experiment.
I think I will definitely using the smooshing technique again in the future – it was fun and the results were pretty snazzy (if I say so myself).
Have a great week!
This week is a card which I made for a very special friend of mine who will be having a baby boy very soon.
I stitched the little baby from an old pattern I picked up at a jumble sale about 7-8 years ago, he’s been sitting there waiting for his moment to shine! He’s stitched on linen because I just l-o-v-e to stitch on linen.
The decorative paper is from Rosie’s Studio. The paper pack isn’t baby specific so I was super happy to flick through it and find out there was the perfect baby paper in there.
The baby block stamp was the Sullivan’s brand from Lincraft. It’s not a great stamp…..I mean it stamps fine, but the actual stamp itself just seems messy…..I might need to look for something better in the future.
The embellishment on the ribbon was something I’m a bit proud of, I made it myself using a button and a diamante. I wasn’t too sure what to put on a boy card, I didn’t want anything too girly. Personally – I think I nailed it 🙂
Enjoy your week!
16 cards from one sheet of paper?! You bet!!
This week I attempted a ‘one sheet wonder’ card. This is a set of cards which are created using 1 sheet of 12×12 patterned scrapbook paper. The template I used for these cards can be found here.
I also used 1 12×12 sheet of pale pink cardstock, and 2 A4 sheets of magenta cardstock. The end result was enough pieces of paper to create 16 cards.
It took quite a long time to cut all the pieces out! Part of that was because all the measurements were in imperial, and I’m used to only working in metric. It meant that each time I cut the paper, I had to double (and triple) check my paper was in the correct position.
The sentiment stamps are from Penny Black, I particularly like the “Wishing you a day filled with love and laughter” sentiment because it’s very versatile. I can use it for birthdays, weddings, and any other ‘special’ day.
The embellishments are all from my stash, I’m loving the larger pearls, I think they make the cards look really nicely finished. The little hearts are all punched out using a tiny punch, then I added some Glossy Accents to make them shiny.
I hope everyone is having a great week!
This week is a card I made for a friend of mine who was having a run of bad luck. I hoped the cheery colours and the sweet sentiment would bring a smile to her face.
This card is also the first time i broke my challenge and bought something crafty – oops 😦 I just couldn’t resist the feather die. It’s something I really think I will get a lot of use out of (at least that’s how I’m justifying it to myself).
The die and the stamp were freebies which came with card making magazines available in Australia & New Zealand.
I shopped my stash of paper to find some bright happy colours, then thought of using the grey as a nice third colour.
I was super happy to find the piece of grey paper I used as the background. If anyone knows what type of paper that is can you please let me know?! It’s very fibrous. I have it in lots of colours and have probably had it sitting in my paper drawer for 10+ years. I was always saving it for a “special occasion” – how silly!! Sending a card is a special occasion, so I’m making more of an effort to use the things I love to make other people happy.
Have a brilliant week,
This week is a simple card I made for a friend. The embossing folder is from Darice and I think it’s so sweet. I added some real buttons as embellishments – I wish I had some large buttons to cover some of the larger embossed buttons, but I had to work with what I have.
The “Hello” sentiment didn’t stamp as cleanly as I would have liked, I think next time I’ll use some different paper to see if it makes a difference. I used some foam dots behind the sentiment which really made it stick out……unfortunately it made the postage kinda expensive. My friend is more than worth it though!
Have a great week!
This week is a simple masculine card, but I think it could be used as either a male or female card…..maybe it’s a unisex card?! Anyways, it’s a birthday card for my dad. I kept it very simple with lots of white space because my dad isn’t too keen on very ‘busy’ cards.
The cake is coloured with Copic markers and I stamped it on to X-press Copic paper. The candles were too annoying to fussy cut so I stamped the image again directed on to the card base, then I coloured the candles directly on the card base, and glued the cake on over the top (lining up the candles). I think I did a pretty good job!
The sentiment is a sticker, I have no idea where it came from…..but I’m pleased that I’m using up random things in my stash! The papers were some scraps left over from another card – woo hoo for using up some of my scrap pile!!
Have a lovely week!