Thursday, 9 April 2015

this months craft stamper freebie

I really can't remember ever using the free cover stamp from Craft Stamper but this one from Visible Image was calling out to be turned into a frame.  Never a good idea to start crafting late at night when I had been on my way to bed and frames should really be mapped out first but.. it was late and I couldn't be bothered to mess about with rulers & pencils so just took a piece of 5 1/2" square white card, a hydrangea multi coloured ink pad and went by eye.  No measuring, no checking that it would fit just straight in plonk!  Thankfully my eye might have been tired but for once it had the spacing right as all I had to do was trim 1mm away from one edge.  The square isnt square, it's a bit on the squint but chances are even if I'd messed about with rulers & set square it still would have been lol.  Once finished I added the sentiment in the middle and went around adding teeny drops of liquid glass & glamour dust.   irl the light is catching the glamour dust and the whole card sparkles.  I am seriously considering redoing the sentiment on a plain white square of card, will see what it looks like when Grandson has been, destroyed and gone ;o)

Indigoblu challenge blog

The theme at Indigoblu this month is off the edge, I went with the Peony Corner stamp and stamped it over the edge of a rectangular panel with versamark & embossed with white stampinup powder.  A light wash of crimson & lemon brusho over the main panel before water colouring with barn door distress marker, and a peach stampinup one around the edges of the fronds. 

Sentiment in black, and a white spellbinder diecut with organza bow in the corner.

Lavinia monthly challenge

This month the theme at the Lavinia challenge blog is lemon & lime.  I stamped the pods & reeds in archival black, masked with a large circle of paper and used 2 green & 2 lemon stampinup inks with inkdusters to create a blended background.  When I removed the mask the white circle was a bit too stark so I added a small amount of saffron ink on a duster to just knock the brightness back.  A simple black layer & sentiment and one finished card.  In real life the colours are quite bright.