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    Your direction

    Hi crafters. A mixed media card with some recycled materials today. I started with a piece of cardboard which I had peeled the paper off one side. I brushed it with black chalk paint. I placed the Darkroom door large mesh stencil over that and put crackle texture paste through it. Then I used the TCW Dina Wakley mini Nancy, Emily, Polly stencil in the center. I did the figure in 2 steps so I didn’t press too hard and have it flow into the corrugations. I sprinkle Ken Oliver powders over the figure while it was wet and later over all the paste. I misted it. I also used…

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    Recycled bags

    Hi crafters. The last post was tags, so now it’s bags. I liked the tag on the top bag so I tried to recycle a brown bag to match. I actually did the bottom one first, then the top bag after I worked what I didn’t like about the first one. On Both bags I used a large mask from Prima #545611. I tried rolling white gesso over the mask on the bottom bag and then sprayed with stains and bronze paint. The bronze paint obscured the pattern a bit so I placed the mask back on and stamped the Carabelle collage des ronds stamp around the mask. The colours…

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    Recycled tags

    Hi crafters. The Simon says Stamp Monday challenge is recycle something . I used some packaging and cut small tags with the Sizzix essential tags Bigz die. I used stencils and distress oxides on the ones above, do they would match the gift bags I had already made in the past. I stamped with Versafine Clair inks and glued spare diecuts and second hand sequins on. The ribbons and strings were all recycled or secondhand. The others were mainly sprayed with stains and metallic paints. I stamped these with Versafine Clair inks as well. Stamps used: Prima: Read to me, Seamstress, offset dots, messy writing. Kaisercraft: marble, oriental calligraphy Carabelle:collage…

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    You’re lovely

    Hi crafters. Over the New Year period I’ve been decluttering. Instead of crafting I’ve been finding my desk from underneath the accumulated crafting supplies. This then spread to doing some jobs that had been put off a long time. Today I had to colour in! I stamped the large Bella Flora stamps from Ink Road with ground espresso distress ink on ivory cardstock and coloured with new alcohol markers that I received for Christmas and my birthday. I tried to keep it a vintage looking. I practiced some blending. I am entering this card in the following challenges: Simon says Stamp Monday challenge: Use something new. Simon says Stamp Work…

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    Blue thanks

    Hi crafters. This card started by wanting to use a piece of scrap. The circle was cut from a square of watercolour paper that I had been mopping the mess up with on my desk while misting watercolour powders. I have lots of the blue card so I put them together. I ran the background piece through the Kaisercraft Damask embossing folder and the circle through the Alexandra Renke Level curves folder. I tried different inks on the raised parts of the circle but ended up with Nuvo embellishment mousse in heather. The sentiment is from MFT twice the thanks dies and layered 6 times. Well that’s one piece off…

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    You’re so kind

    Hi crafters. A simple thank you card today. The main paper is from DCWV pocket full of posies and the black and white is MFT. I used the Simon says Stamp You’re so kind die and put gold washi tape behind it. The heart is from Sizzix Bigz heartfelt. I cut it from watercolour paper that had been coloured orange, then traced that on scrap, covered the scrap with gold washi tape the cut it out a little bigger. I am entering this card in the Simon says Stamp Wednesday challenge: anything goes

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    Let’s party

    Hi crafters. This card started by sprinkling Ken Oliver Color bursts and Lindy’s magicals over the Artplorations Retro circles stencil and spraying with water. I removed the wet stencil and pressed that onto another piece of paper. Then I repeated this with the Artplorations Bubble dance stencil. At that point I thought it would make a good party background. I added spotty washi down the sides for confetti. The fun cat is from the Let’s Party Stamp set from The Cat’s Pajamas.  I stamped him with Acorn Versafine Clair ink and coloured him with Arteza woodless watercolour pencils. The balloons are Stamplorations Shaker balloons #3 oval, cut from the paper…

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    Celebrate!

    Hi crafters. This card was inspired by Sandra’s card this week. I tried the techniques out and came up with this. I started with Lindy’s magicals in Autumn maple crimson and Black Forest plus Ken Oliver Prussian blue and sprinkled these and sprayed with water. While it was wet I pressed Stampendous Andy Skinner textures stamps into the colour and then stamped. I also stamped these same stamps in Ranger cobalt archival ink. Next I applied Nuvo embellishment mousse through an Artplorations Trees 1 stencil. Next I used homemade glitter paste through a Deco Art pixelated stencil. I used 2 copics ( B18 and RV 69) to colour some scrap…

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    Celebrate You.

    Hi crafters. I got Concord and 9th’s Rainbow wishes stamps and these sticker gems for Christmas so here’s a rainbow card. I stamped the pattern arches from the set then doodled a couple more so I could have more of a rainbow. The gems were on a sticker sheet so I cut them in rows and nicked between each one to encourage them to curve. The sentiment is from Concord and 9th’s Birthday stacks Stamp set. I am entering this card in Simon says Stamp Monday and Wednesday challenges: Party time!

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    Gold party

    Hi crafters. I started with the idea of colouring this card but once I started embossing I decided to leave it gold and white. The big circle is Picket Fence circles of faith. The letters are Ink Road Block Party Alpha outline. The top starbursts are Your next stamp Starburst background stamps and the one inside the circle is Visible image Rays of light. The starbursts were embossed with Ranger gold tinsel embossing powder and the circles and letters with Simon says Stamp gold embossing powder. I am entering this card in Simon says Stamp Monday and Wednesday challenges: Party Time!