Thursday, 30 July 2015

The Craft Barn Calendar Challenge - July

The month thief has been at it again and stolen July! I'm just in time with my July entry to the Craft Barn Calendar Challenge. This month we have to use turquoise and beach huts on our project.  Details can be found here.

For this month's tag I started by spritzing a piece of  watercolour card with water, sprinkled on a little turquoise Brusho, spritzed again and then spread the colour over the card with a brush. The sun was stamped onto a piece of tissue paper and painted with PaperArtsy Fresco on both the front and back (the colour wasn't intense enough by just painting on the back). After stamping the beach huts onto card they were coloured with Distress Inks. Then I finished by stamping the seagulls and words directly onto the tag and adding a piece of seam binding coloured with Distress Ink.


Tag Recipe
Watercolour card
PaperArtsy Crackly Tissue Paper
Anna Marie Designs Super Smooth Printer Card 200gsm
Brusho - Turquoise
PaperArtsy Fresco Paint - Banana
Ranger Archival Jet Black
Memento Tuxedo Black
Distress Inks - Cracked Pistachio, Scattered Straw, Barn Door, Squeezed Lemonade, Frayed Burlap, Salty Ocean
Crafty Individuals CI-278
Sun - freebie with Craft Stamper magazine
Seam binding coloured with Salty Ocean Distress Ink

Sunday, 26 July 2015

The Craft Barn Weekly Challenge - Circle and Flowers

The Craft Barn brief this week is to make something to include a circle and a flower(s).

I have made a card and used the spotlight stamping technique for the first time. The spotlight could have done with a coloured halo around it but my next circle die up from the original circle was far too large. Another set of circle dies is now on my wish list!

I coloured the image with a combination of Spectrum Noir pencils and Promarkers. The polka dots on the background were stencilled with Distress ink.

Card Recipe
Card Blank - Craftwork Cards
Anna Marie Designs Super Smooth Super White Printer Card 300gsm
Purple Bazzill Bling
Versafine - Onyx Black
Distress Ink - Dusty Concord
Crafty Individuals - Summer Garden CI-385
Stencil - That Special Touch - Large Polka


Saturday, 18 July 2015

The Craft Barn Weekly Challenge - Background Words

This week's Craft Barn challenge is to use words in the background of a project.

I started by making a background with Distress Inks using the wrinkle free technique. I stamped the words from Tim Holtz Papillion set with Versamark and then clear embossed them. I applied some more Distress Ink before putting the background between two sheets of copy paper and ironing it to melt and remove the embossing powder. It left me with bluey purple words - not the result I was expecting! I think it's because my Versamark ink pad is rather grubby. The butterflies were stamped, cut out  and glittered and then attached to the background with silicone glue to give a three dimensional effect before adding  pearls and die cut corners.

Card Recipe
Card blank - Anna Marie Designs Fine Linen Embossed Card 290gsm
Anna Marie Designs Super Smooth Super White Printer Card 300gsm
Light and dark brown card
Ranger Archival Jet Black
Distress Ink - Peacock Feathers, Cracked Pistachio, Mermaid Lagoon
Words - Tim Holtz  Papillion CMS 106
Butterflies - Crafty Individuals CI-437
Treasure Gold - White Fire
Stickles - Stardust
Flat back pearls

Sunday, 12 July 2015

The Craft Barn Weekly Challenge - Pack of Cards Connection

I've left it late again to join in the Craft Barn weekly challenge - blame it on the tennis! This week's challenge is to use playing cards or hearts, spades, diamonds or clubs.

I have made two cards using the same stamp and diamond stencil but varying the colour, embellishments and placement of the sentiment.

Card Recipes 
Both cards
Ranger Archival Watering Can 
Flower Head – Judikins 2779H 
Happy Birthday – Woodware JWS03
The Crafter’s Workshop Mini HarlequinTCW202

 First  Card
Card blank - Anna Marie Designs High White Card 300gsm 
Craftwork Cards Digital Ultra Smooth Premium Cardstock 250gsm 
Black card  
Distress Ink – Broken China 
Flat back pearls
Second Card
Card blank - Anna Marie Designs Super Smooth, Super White, Printer Card 300gsm
Card mat (edged with Distress Ink) - Anna Marie Designs Super Smooth Printer Card 200gsm
Distress Ink – Spiced Marmalade
Flat back rhinestones



Sunday, 5 July 2015

The Craft Barn Weekly Challenge - Stars or Stripes

This week I have made an atc for the Craft Barn challenge which is to use stars or stripes (not both!) on a project.

The background was painted with Tangerine Fresco paint and then with white paint on my finger and made some streaks down the atc before over painting with the Tangerine. I stencilled through star sequin waste and stamped some stars using Snowflake Fresco. The large star was stamped onto the background and then onto a piece of white card before cutting out and gluing over the star on the atc. Finally, the string was hand drawn and the sentiment added.

ATC Recipe
Anna Maria Designs Super Smooth Super White Printer Card 300gsm
Anna Maria Designs Super Smooth Printer Card 250gsm
PaperArtsy Fresco Paint - Tangerine Twist, Snowflake
Ranger Archival Jet Black Ink
Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink
Staedtler black fineliner pen
Stars - The Artistic Stamper
Star - freebie with Craft Stamper magazine
Sentiment - freebie with Simply Cards & Papercraft
Star sequin waste