Monday, 23 April 2018

Gorjuss Art Journal page

Hey everyone!

Hope you're all well! Today I have another art journal page to share with you. If you've never done any art journalling before, I heartily recommend it! It's very freeing compared to card making and you get just get down and get inky and dirty!!!

This page has been created using the Gorjuss stamp The Dreamer coloured with copics...

I started off by colouring the image with copics. I added some highlights with white gel pen and then I fussy cut her leaving no white space. The page was created by sticking down sheet music, Tim Holtz tissue paper, some vintage pattern paper and masking tape and covered with white gesso. I then used Lindy's Sprays (C'est La Vie Cerise, Danny Zuko's Denim, Pop Rock Purple) and a water spray. I then added some splashes of Liquitex Titanium White. I added some gelatos (fig, raspberry, coconut, metallic mint) smudged with my finger. I stamped the dandelions from the Autumn Leaves Fine and Dandy set and then added white gel pen to them. I stamped out the cloud part of the Gorjuss stamp separately on MME patterned paper and drew freehand the rest of the clouds- I coloured with the before mentioned gelatos. I then stuck down the Gorjuss image, the clouds and a strip of matching paper which I thought was quite rainbow like. I then went round and highlighted each element using a black uniball pen. Finally added some word/sentiment stickers.

Here's your close up! Such a beautiful image!

Supplies: Stamps (Gorjuss, Autumn Leaves); Lindy's Sprays; White Liquitex; White gel pen; Black Uniball pen; Vintage sheet music and pattern paper; Masking tape; White Gesso; Papers (MME); Gelatos; Copics; Water Spray; Tim Holtz Tissue Paper; Tim Holtz Word Stickers

Thursday, 19 April 2018

Lili Of The Valley Best Dress

Hey everyone!!

We are finally enjoying some gorgeous sunshine here in the UK. Last week I was wearing a winter coat- today a t-shirt!!!

Today's card is for my goddaughter featuring LOTV's Best Dress..

I coloured her with Distress Markers and made her into a little glittery shaker card using the MFT Oval Frame die. Papers are by Basic Grey. The sentiment and number dies are by PTI.

Here's your close up!

I thought I'd enter this into Simon Says Stamp's Wednesday Challenge which is SPARKLE AND SHINE!

Supplies: Stamps (LOTV, PTI); Distress Markers; Dies (MFT, PTI); Papers (Basic Grey); 3d foam sheets; acetate; sequin mix (assorted); cardstock (PTI)

Saturday, 14 April 2018

Purple Onion Designs- Riley and Garden Bushes!


Hope you're all getting some crafty time today. I have a Purple Onion Designs card today featuring Riley and the Garden Bushes...

I stamped and masked Riley and then overstamped the bushes so they appear behind Riley. I then coloured with Distress Markers. Papers are an old set by Basic Grey- I thought the gentle colours were a perfect match for this image. I then made a little frame for the image and added some garden twine beneath. 

Love these stamps so much. How cute is Riley there?! He's perfect for all those male gardeners out there.

Supplies: Stamps (Purple Onion Designs); Distress Markers; Papers (Basic Grey); Twine (PTI); Dies (MFT)

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Lili Of The Valley-Oliver Kicking About

Hey hey hey!
How are you all?

Today's card is a CAS one featuring LOTV's Oliver Kicking About...

I created a front panel of copic friendly card and adhered that to my card base. I stamped Oliver and coloured with copics. Underneath I stuck a piece of Doodlebug paper and above using my old fashioned Dymo Labeller (thanks to Jen who recommended) to produce a personalised sentiment.

Job done!

Close up!

Supplies: Stamps (LOTV); Copics; Paper (Doodlebug); Dymo label writer

Saturday, 7 April 2018

Reverse Confetti- Monkey Business!


Happy weekend! Today I have a card featuring Reverse Confetti's Monkey Business....

Such a fun set to use! I coloured with copics and added some highlights with white gel pen. I cut out the images using the matching dies. I cut out a large banner using the MFT die and stamped one of the accompanying sentiments on a piece of white cardstock. Finally I assembled all the pieces, adding some 3d foam pads to the monkey, his hat and balloons. 

Close up! He's so cute- fab for boy's birthday cards.

Supplies: Stamps (Reverse Confetti); Dies (Reverse Confetti, MFT); Copics; White gel pen; Paper (MFT)

Tuesday, 3 April 2018

Gorjuss art journal page- Have You Seen My Heart?

Hey everyone!

Hope you had a lovely Easter. I'm sharing another art journal page today using the Gorjuss stamp My Own Universe. I've entitled the page Have You Seen My Heart?...

I stamped out the Gorjuss image and coloured with copics and fussy cut (leaving no white space). I paper pieced her dress and stamped her head a second time so I could have a layer of her hair over the dress. I added some copic shading to her dress and some copic clear spica pen for her crown.

For the page I used my vintage book again. I stuck down some book pages, vintage music sheets and tissue paper and added some masking tape for texture. I then covered the page in gesso. I then sprayed Crafty Notions Gold, Lindy's Sandra Dee Sepia and Rizzo Randy Red sprays and let dry. I also used some spritzed Iced Currant Gelato. I then stamped Stamping Bella's Multi Media Mini Checker Background stamp and finally splashed some Distress Ink Picket Fence and Lindy's Blazing Black across the whole page.

I then cut out some hearts from the MME paper pad I used for her dress and coloured/smudged using Iced Currant and Black Liquorice gelatos and adhered across the page. I also added a piece of matching striped paper. 

Finally I added the Gorjuss image and then added my title using Tim Holtz alphabet stickers. I outlined everything using a pencil and Black Soot Distress Marker softened with water.

Here's your close up! Can you see the sparkle on her crown?

I decided to enter this into Simon Says Stamp's Monday challenge which is "a trio of something"- mine is the 3 hearts.

Supplies: Stamps (Gorjuss, Stamping Bella); Copics; Papers (MME); Book paper; Tissue paper (Tim Holtz); Masking tape (Dina Wakeley); Gesso; Spray (Crafty Notion, Lindy's, Tim Holtz);  Gelatos; Matte gel; Alpha stickers (Tim Holtz); Distress Marker (Tim Holtz); Spica pen; Copic multiliner; Black pencil

Friday, 30 March 2018

Stamping Bella- Tiny Townie Ella Loves Easter!

Ooops! Nearly forgot to post this!!

Today I'm sharing Stamping Bella's Tiny Townie Ella Loves Easter...

This is such a fun stamp to colour!! Love it!! I coloured Ella with copics and fussy cut. I also stamped some teeny eggs from the Reverse Confetti Hippity Hoppity set and coloured and fussy cut. I stamped the accompanying sentiment and cut out using an MFT Flags Stax die and adhered the mini eggs. I then cut a panel to fit the front of my card blank. I die-cut an aperture and adhered two strips of Spring paper to the card panel. I then stuck some paper to the front of the card blank to show behind the aperture. I then raised the panel up on 3d foam pads and adhered to the front of the card. I then added the sentiment and Ella using 3d foam pads in some places and double-side tape in other, depending on where they hit the aperture or card panel (if that makes sense!!)

Here's your close up. What a cutie!
I mainly stuck to Elaineabella's colours and they matched the papers I was going to use.

All that's left is for me to wish you a very Happy Easter and hope you have a lovely Bank Holiday weekend! Thanks for stopping by x

Supplies: Stamps (Stamping Bella, Reverse Confetti); Copics; Papers (AC); Dies (Lil Inkers, MFT)