Thursday, 5 March 2015

Today at Liberty Craft- Easter is on the Way

Gosh don't Thursday mornings come around quickly! Today at Liberty Craft I've been creating some Easter cards which I always enjoy as they just say "Spring" to me. Two very different designs today one very traditional & the other more fun & quirky. Below I have taken a simple wooden cross blank & embossed it with Stampendous Aged Gold embossing powder. The card blank has been covered with a piece from the Perfect Prints pads & the flowers were also punched from scraps of these papers- so versatile! The greeting is a Woodware "Tiddler" JWS024 Easter Greetings. I've added some dots of Liquid Pearls & Stickles to the centres of the flowers & a knot of ribbon to finish.


 Here we have a set of stamps from Francoise Read FRS280 "No Spring Chicken". This isn't specifically an Easter set but it does lend itself to the theme very well . Paper pieced with the Perfect Prints papers again & I've used the same Tiddlers set for the greeting.  


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

Join me next week when I shall be doing a spot of flower arranging with the new Stampendous set "Build a Bouquet"

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Thursday at Liberty Craft- Mother's Day Wishes

OK I'm very late posting my demo from last Thursday at Liberty Craft but I've been a bit busy celebrating my birthday! I only got one card done last week but quite a lot of work went into it so I think I'm forgiven. I used the new Jumbo cling set from Stampendous Build a Bouquet. This set has individual stamps so that you can arrange your own floral display. It also comes with masks which are very useful. I've stamped with black Brilliance & formed the hydrangeas first then cut them out.I water coloured the flowers with Pearlescent Sky Blue & Orchid Brilliance. I then stamped the bowl & the background leaves & attached the flowers with 3D foam pads. The greeting come from one of Woodware 's "Tiddlers" JWS021 Happy Mothers Day. After layering onto dark mauve card & attaching to the card blank I completely coated the bowl with Glossy Accents & added some black Stickles to the centres of the flowers..


There is a set of dies which go with the stamp set which will make perfect decoupage. I'll be using this set again in a few weeks time so watch this space!

Monday, 2 March 2015

Chosen by Jane-The Pointillist Technique


Materials used:-
JGS368 Periwinkles
JGS379 Everyday Verse
Brilliance Graphite Black
Micron 05 Pigma pens (shades 24,21,32,230)
White spotty polka dot ribbon
Mauve & purple Bazil paper
A5 white card blank
All available from:-
Your local Exmouth stockist is:-
Liberty Craft
33 Exeter Road
Exmouth EX8 1PT
01395 273238
We have our second designer challenge this month as chosen by Jane Gill. Jane has chosen the "Pointillist" technique which is  a technique of painting in which small, distinct dots of colour are applied in patterns to form an image. 

 Mine is an all Jane card this week as I have chosen "Periwinkles" which I have stamped onto  lilac Bazil paper before "colouring" with dots using Micron pens. These are ideal for this as they have such a fine point. I didn't think I would, but I really enjoyed this technique. Keeping it simple & clean I've just layered onto darker card added the sentiment & some ribbon before attaching to the card blank. (Don't you just love it when Blogger does ridiculous things like this & you can't undo it!!)










Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Rustic Designs


Materials used:-
JGS366 Marigold
ADS503 Netting Background
Perfect Prints paper pads Heritage & Vintage 2
Brilliance Graphite Black
Versafine Vintage Sepia
Tombow pens
Burlap ribbon
Black brads, craft wire,raffia
Inverted corner punch
A4 Hairy Manilla card
All available from:-
Your local Exmouth
Liberty Craft
33 Exeter Road
Exmouth EX8 1PT
01395 273238
libertycraft33@yahoo.co.uk
We've gone rustic this week with this screen card. Take a piece of A4 card score on the DL line then turn it around & score again. Fold concertina fashion. Simples! I've printed the lovely "Marigold" stamp twice onto paper from the Heritage pad & coloured with Tombow pens. As you can see this stamp works well either way up & would make great corners for a large card. The sentiment which comes with the set is stamped onto a piece from Vintage 2 & I've layered this onto a piece of brown card which has been embossed with a "wood grain" embossing folder.  I've used the inverted corner punch & some wire to make it look like a plaque (thanks Jan!!) . The background of the card blank has been randomly stamped using the "Netting Background" with Versafine Vintage Sepia & I've softly sponged around all the edges of the panels too.Now attach the stamped panels to the card blank  & add the brads, burlap ribbon & raffia. 
Here's a closer look at the panels.



Thursday, 19 February 2015

Today at Liberty Craft- Aspects of Design

Happy Thursday everyone & demo day again at Liberty Craft.Today I've been using the new range of stamps from Aspects of Design by Woodware. The stamps I've used today are as follows:-
ADS506 Poppies
ADS103 Butterfly Botanical
ADS505 Shipping Script
Here I've stamped onto cream card with the poppy
first & then over stamped with the script. I then coloured
with Tombow pens & mounted onto a piece from the Perfect
Print paper pad Vintage 2. The sentiment comes from
the poppy set.  

Here we have the Butterfly Botanical with the Script stamp
 on the background of the card blank. Created simply in black &
white & if you look closely you'll see that I've I've decoupaged the
butterfly in acetate- this meant the dreaded Stazon!!
But I think the end result was worth it! I've added some
touches of silver Stickles just to make it pop.
 


For my third card I've embossed the butterfly with
Stampendous Aged Wine powder & the purple layer has
been embossed with the script stamp & detail gold powder.


That's all from me for today have a look at the new Aspects of Design stamps at www.woodware.co.uk.

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

Next week I'll be looking at Mother's Day bouquets!!

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Mother's Day - A Card for a Special Lady

Materials used:-
FRS288 Doodle a Flower
Stampendous SSC 1052 Hugs For All
Dreamweaver stencil LX7014 ~Daisy Background
DSA A4 sheet
Versafine Onyx Black
Memento Angel Pink
Liquid Pearls Hydrangea
Woodware buttons
8 x 8 Cream card blank
Cream & bright pink card for layering
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
A special card for Mother's Day this week & I've tried out something new. I was at a local craft show recently & I bought some mini "fat quarters" of material which are meant for patchwork. Using DSA (double sided adhesive sheet) I backed a piece with pink paper before peeling off the other protective sheet & laying a piece of material on the top, rubbing firmly to ensure a good bond. I then stamped onto the material using the large outline petal stamp from "Doodle a Flower" & Versafine Onyx Black which works well with material. I've also added some "stamens" from one of the useful little stamps which come with the set. I then cut the individual petals & leaves out & gave then slight shape with a Character shaper. For the background I used the Daisy stencil with Angel Pink on a piece of cream linen card. I just stencilled random areas with a medium brush & stamped one of the small icons from the stamp set with black ink. Layer this onto pink card & attach to card blank.
Now arrange the flower petals (I stamped 5 for each flower) to form 3 large flowers. I've raised the petals slightly using 3D foam pads. Arrange the leaves & add buttons to the centres of the flowers which have tiny scraps of material  threaded through the centres. 
The sentiment comes from quite an old Stampendous set "Hugs For All" but lovely words & style for the occasion. To finish I added some tiny dots of Liquid Pearls to the flower stamens.  

Thursday, 12 February 2015

Mixed Media Journal Cover

  
Materials used:-
FRS188 Make Time
ADS503 Netting Background
Artemio Silhouette Foliage (10001075)
Dreamweaver stencil LG611
Dreamweaver matt white embossing paste
Chippies Corners, Tabs,Anchors & Brackets (JL7180
Stampendous Frantage Hunter Green embossing powder
Perfect Prints paper pad Vintage 2
Ink pads:-
Memento Pear Tart & Angel Pink
Adirondack Stonewash & Butterscotch
Brilliance Graphite Black
Versafine Vintage Sepia
Kaliadacolour Autumn Leaves
Woodware Maple leaf punch (peach)
Dreamweaver Metallic FX mica powder (green)
Burlap flowers & buttons
All available from;-
www.woodware.co.uk
Other products used:-
Gesso
Mod Podge
Lace
Brown paper covered notebook
Green garden twine
Your local Exmouth stockist is:-
Liberty Craft
33 Exeter Road
Exmouth
EX8 1PT
01395 273238
libertycraft33@yahoo.co.uk

This week we're joining the Crafty Cardmakers again in their new blog  The Mirror Crack'd & their challenge this time is to produce a Mixed Media Album/Journal cover. My list of "ingredients"  reads like a cast of thousands which I suppose is what mixed media is all about really. I have decided on a garden themed journal (no surprise there!) which I can use to record my experiments, successes......& failures for this season. I started with a plain brown paper covered A5 notebook & covered it with  2 coats of matt white Gesso. I then brayered the Memento & Adirondack inks onto it, aged the edges with Vintage Sepia & left to thoroughly dry. Next I stencilled the wall effect using the Dreamweaver stencil & embossing paste & left that to dry. In the meantime I covered the Chippies corners & a tab (which I think looks like a keyhole) with the Frantage embossing powder which gave a nice aged effect.
 Now back to the "wall" & you'll notice that I haven't given the stencil paste the usual smooth finish as I wanted it to be more rough & uneven like real bricks. I used colours from the Kalaidacolour pad to give the wall colour but I didn't replace the stencil as you would normally. 
Now came the  stamping which was fun! Firstly I stamped the Netting Background using Vintage Sepia & then went to town with the lovely hedgerow stamps from the Artemio set. The sentiment comes from "Make Time" which has a great design with it but this time I only wanted the words which were so appropriate for my theme. I stamped onto a piece for the Perfect Prints pad (I'm addicted!), cut it out & attached it with Mod Podge. The punched leaves were created from a piece of card which had been randomly painted with Metallic FX colours left to dry & then passed through an embossing folder to give the texture.I splashed some dots of FX over the entire notebook.I gave the entire journal a coat of Mod Podge to seal it & make it more durable & left to dry thoroughly. Lastly I attached the lace, corners & "keyhole", the burlap flowers, buttons, punched maple leaves & twine. 
  Pop over to The Mirror Crack'd to see what everyone else has been doing & you may like to enter the challenge too.