Monday, 22 December 2014

A touch of magic....

That's how I think of this beautiful new stamp from Crafty Individuals. It works really well with a watercolour background:




Thanks for looking!

Helen

Saturday, 20 December 2014

Greens and Blues this time....

Here I've gone for Mowed Lawn and Broken China with a touch of Pebeo silver foil and I much prefer the colour scheme! The beautiful reindeer stamp is from Crafty Individuals:



Thanks for looking!

Helen





Thursday, 18 December 2014

It's Christmas....

Just a quick post of one of the Christmas cards I've made this year:




I used slightly non traditional colours for this one (used the Kaleidacolor Desert Heat inkpad) - looking at it I think I prefer reds and greens!
The stamp is Penny Black and the greeting comes from a Crafty Individuals stamp.

Thanks for looking!

Helen

Thursday, 11 December 2014

Blooming marvellous....

 I've got another experimental post this month over on the PaperArtsy Blog, this time with one of their flower dies, Scallop Flower. I thought I'd try it out in as many different materials as possible, layering them up, cutting into the petals, stamping on them etc.

Here's the finished project using Hot Pick 1305 and two of the flowers:


And a close up or two:




These images are stamped on acetate with white paint blocking out the back.
The background  is a piece of scrapbook paper that's been stamped over and set in an embroidery hoop - it goes in really well, nice and taught.
To see all the different flowers I made, hop on over to the PaperArtsy Blog.

Thanks for looking!
Helen 

Saturday, 6 December 2014

Waxy Kraft paper...

Here's a card I made using some Portfolio'd waxy Kraft paper (both from PaperArtsy) as a background:




You just shave some of the Portfolio crayons, screw up in the waxed paper as if you were going to tie dye it and then heat. I've added touches of Aged Gold embossing on top.

Thanks for looking!

Helen

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Full of Joy...

Yes, that's the name of my next class at The Craft Barn on Saturday 29 November.
We're going to be decorating  these large letters to make a Christmas bit of artwork for your mantelpiece that you can keep getting out for years to come:


I've chosen a turquoise, red and green colour scheme, but you can choose whatever colours you like, so if you fancy coming along and having some fun, just follow the link above!

Thanks for looking!

Helen

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Something to brighten up your day....

Some flowers from the latest Ellen Vargo set from PaperArtsy.

These are lovely tall flowers and lend themselves well to a bit of Kaleidacolor on glossy card:



The background is an embossed resist technique using Papercrafter crayons.

Thanks for looking!

Helen