Thursday, 22 January 2015

Kinetic Designs at Liberty Craft

I've been covering "mechanical" cards at Liberty Craft this morning & in particular this "Kinetic" design crafted from a piece of A4 card. It looks complicated but is really quite easy to do. Below is a rough guide to how to achieve the base. I have used 2 Woodware stamps to decorate the panels of the card FRS319 Happy Tiles & FRS153 Happiness Is. Happy Tiles lends itself beautifully to this type of card as it has a lot of sections which can be cut out or od course you can use it as a whole as I did in a demo a few weeks ago. I have used a pretty scrapbook paper as a background layered onto some spring green card. I've coloured with my trusty Sakura pencils & to finish I've highlighted some areas i.e leaves, hearts, centres of flowers with Glossy Accents. the main sentiment is "Happiness Is" & the other little messages come from Happy Tiles.


 Here's the plan!


Monday, 19 January 2015

Silver Wedding


Materials used:-
JGS392 Bubble Bloom- Michelle
Peel offs 90637 Celebration Numbers
& 90722 Friendly Greetings (Stampendous)
Card Candis Metallic-Crushed Ice & Icing Sugar
Mark Richards Elements & Metals  
Platinum Planet & Thyme Brilliance
Versafine Onyx Black & clear embossing powder 
Stickles Silver
Woodware 5mm metallic flat ribbon
Black & silver mirror card
White 5" x 7" card blank
All available from:-
www.woodware.co.uk
Your local Exmouth stockist is:-
Liberty Craft
33 Exeter Road
Exmouth
EX8 1PT
01395 273238
libertycraft3@yahoo.com
We're celebrating a Silver Wedding this week which is handy as it's ours later in the year!! I've used one of the brand new stamps from Jane Gill's Bubble Bloom range which I think is very elegant. I've stamped with Versafine & clear embossed before adding some subtle colour to the leaves using silver & green Brilliance. I mounted the image onto black & then silver mirror card  before attaching to the card blank. I then added the peel off messages & the silver ribbon- this is great as you can make it curl with the blades of your scissors. Lastly came the fun part with filling in all the "bubbles" with the s/a gems & Stickles. I suppose this is a bit girlie to give Mr Frosty for our anniversary- do you think he'd notice?!


Thursday, 15 January 2015

Spring at Liberty Craft


Demo day at Liberty Craft and today I was using some of the new Spring stamps from Woodware .


Firstly I used FRS187 Wonderful Friend which I stamped onto a sheet from a Perfect Prints pad (Vintage 2). I coloured with Sakura pencils & the sentiment which you can see all down the right hand side of the card blank is one of the Woodware "Tiddlers" FRS910 Grey Skies.

This is the lovely "Periwinkle" (JGS368)  set which I used just before Christmas. This has been white embossed onto craft card & coloured with Sakura Aquarel (water colour pencils)
I have used these as the colour is stronger on top of the craft card & I haven't activated the colour with water. The sentiment again is a Tiddler JWS03 Happy Birthday. Just finished off with some garden twine.

Lastly we have FRS165 Hello Birdie which I have stamped onto white card & coloured with pencils. Another Tiddler for the sentiment,"Grey Skies" again. The card blank itself was stamped with FRS227 Curly Stitched Background.I added some punched daisies & leaves & Stickles for the centres of the flowers.

All products available from:-
Liberty Craft 
33 Exeter Road
Exmouth
EX8 1PT
01395 273238
libertycraft33@yahoo.co.uk

That's it for another week. Hope to see you next week when I shall be making "Mechanical Designs" i.e Kinectic, Easel & more !

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

For My Special Grandad

Materials used:-
FRS277 Owl Love
Perfect Prints pads:
Hertitage,Saffron & Vivid Dots
Peel off Alphabet
Brilliance Graphite Black inkpad
830-61 2" Ornate Brackets punch
Sakura gel pens
6" x 6" craft card blank
cream & black card Raffia
All available from:-
www.woodware.co.uk
Your local Exmouth stockist is:-
Liberty Craft
33 Exeter Road
Exmouth
EX8 1PT
01395 273238
libertycraft33@yahoo.co.uk
We're doing something special for grandparents this week for those still lucky enough to have them. I've chosen this cute owl stamp from Francoise Read with the wise old Grandad owl & the silly young one! Paper piecing (not to be confused with piercing!!) all the way with this design & the Perfect Prints paper pads are just, well......perfect!! Chose your complimentary papers, including the one which you intend for the background & stamp the image on each before cutting out the relevant parts. What's great with this technique is that if you are careful with your cutting out you have several other cards to make with all the other pieces.Now piece them back together on the background piece.The set as always comes with some great icons & sentiments some of which you see here in the background of the design. I've punched a shape with the Ornates Brackets punch & made up the message with peel off letters. I've highlighted the owls' eyes with an orange Sakura Stardust pen also the hearts in the background.To finish I've added some raffia to the back of the sentiment & some faux stitching around the edge of the craft card blank.

Thursday, 8 January 2015

Embossing Folders at Liberty Craft

Hi everyone nice to be back to my regular Thursday morning demo at Liberty Craft & this week I've been exploring different ways with embossing folders & using some of the new folders which Sarah has in stock now. Here's what I came up with.

A lovely row of beach huts to remind us that summer won't be that far away now. Simply embossed onto white card & sponged gently with some Versamagic inkpads. the sentiment comes from Woodware's FRS169 Little Messages.


Here again a summery theme with sail boats on the sea. I've used one of the rock salt backgrounds that you may remember me doing a few weeks before Christmas. After running through the embosser I've dusted some darker blue/grey ink over the raised areas to highlight the images. The sentiment comes from Woodware's JGCL575 Delightful Verse.

 Lastly this gorgeous heart design which I was going to save for Valentine's Day but I got carried away! Simply used with some silver mirror card & mounted onto some black. I've added some white satin ribbon. some tiny diamantes & the sentiment again comes from Woodware's Delightful Verse.

Everything available from
Liberty Craft
33 Exeter Road
Exmouth
EX8 5BU
01395 273238
libertycraft33@yahoo.com

Hope to see you next week when I shall be using some of the new Spring Woodware stamps.

Wednesday, 7 January 2015

January Sketch Challenge

 Materials used:-
JGS337 Leaves & Swirls
Stampendous Creative Palette
2" & 1.5" circle punches
Brilliance Graphite Black
Tombow pens
Peel off 94460 Just to Say
Mark Richards Elements Black Rainbow
5 x 7 lime card blank
Purple card
All available from:-
www.woodware.co.uk
Your local Woodware stockist is:-
Liberty Craft
33 Exeter Road
Exmouth
EX8 1PT
01395 273238
libertycraft33@yahoo.co.uk
Hello again & Happy New Year, hope you had a great festive season. Isn't it great to get crafting again with something which isn't red/gold/green/glittery!! We're kicking off the year with the monthly sketch challenge & I must confess to a little cheating on this one! I did create this background when I was demonstrating a few weeks ago & didn't get to use it so.... seemed a shame to waste it! I used the Creative Palette with acrylic paints & spread with a brayer. I "removed" some of the paint with a lacy paper doily & the leaf stamp. After leaving to dry thoroughly I over stamped with the stamp & Brilliance & then added some contrasting colour with Tombow pens. I punched some circles & cut some strips for the sketch before assembling the sketch pattern on the card blank. To finish add the peel off sentiment & the rainbow Elements. Here's a closer look at the background why not play along, you could win a prize!!


Friday, 2 January 2015

Spring Workshop Event



Don't forget to book your place soon places are going fast!! Contact Sarah at Liberty Craft or you can e mail me dbbfrost@aol.com or Janet janetcaudrelier@msn.com to reserve your place.