Thursday, 30 July 2015

Today at Liberty Craft- HouseMouse!

Gosh how quickly Thursday comes around! This week at Liberty Craft we've been playing with Stampendous' HouseMouse designs. I love the fine detail on these stamps & to me they need nothing more than printing with Versafine inks & soft colouring with pencils. 




This is "Birdie Kiss"  & you may remember a similar design to this one which appeared on my blog a few weeks ago. Coloured with Sakura pencils & backed onto a pretty paper from the "Scrumptious" paper pad. The sentiment comes from JGS324 "In the Frame Ditties"
Here we have "Bottle Bunny" with words from JWS020 "Welcome Baby" Finished with paper from the Perfect Prints pad "Vivid" & gingham Candis. Isn't he cute?!

Don't forget I won't be at Liberty Craft next Thursday but there will be a demo from "Art Kure" so pop along & see what's going on in my absence! There is also a slight change to a future demo too- Thursday 27th August will now be "Christmas Candi Flowers".

I'll be back on Thursday 13th August when I shall be using some of the great new Woodware Christmas stamps- there's a thought!!

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


By the Sea


Materials used:-
FRS258 Sailing By
Woodware Craft Canvas
Versafine Vintage Sepia
Sakura coloured pencils
Dreamweaver Metallic FX
Woodware "Shells" Small  Silicone Mould 
5 x 7  blue card blank
Navy card
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 "By the Sea" this week & a chance to use this lovely stamp by Francoise Read but give it a totally different look to when I used it for "Boys Toys" a few weeks ago. I've used Woodware's craft canvas for a more rustic feel & given it a colour wash with some inks from inkpads sploshed onto a messy mat. When completely dry (I gave it a helping hand with a heat gun cos I'm impatient that way!) I stamped with Vintage Sepia. I've added some soft colouring with pencils. As you will see I've made the card blank so that it will stand or hang portrait orientation. I've added some eyelets to the navy layer & inserted some twine so that the card can become a wall hanging too. The shell embellishments were made with the silicone mould & a hot glue gun. When the glue had cooled enough to pop out of the mould I dusted the shell with some Metallic FX powders




Friday, 24 July 2015

A Touch of Sunshine


Materials used:-
JGS251 Gerbera
JGCL570 Something to Say
Dreamweaver Color Solutions inks
Woodware Pastel Selection embossing powders
Tombow pens
Stampendous Chunky white
Frosted lace Stickles
A5 craft card blank
Watercolour paper
All available from:-
Your local Exmouth stockist is:-
Liberty Craft
33 Exeter Road
Exmouth
EX8 1PT
01395 273238
libertycraft33@yahoo.co.uk
A touch of sunshine- that's what we could all do with in this very iffy summer of ours isn't it? I just love this single gerbera stamp from Jane Gill so much so that I've masked & stamped it 3 times! I've used a handy Stix2 product for my masking (A4 masking sheet), it's got a low tack sticky backing so you can use your mask again & again. I've embossed my 3 flowers with the yellow powder from the set & then I flicked a range of Color Solutions inks around the flowers. When I was satisfied I coloured the flowers with Tombow pens. The sentiment (Something to Say) & the butterfly (borrowed from Stampendous "Build a Bouquet") have been stamped with Brilliance Black. Now you know it's law that all butterflies have to have the Stickles treatment  but I didn't want too much sparkle so that's why I chose the more muted Frosted Lace. I have sprinkled some chunky white powder in places & heated from below to add some highlights. I wanted to keep the watercolour effect so I chose not to trim the tear off edge from the pad. I'm really pleased with the result of this design hope you'll like it too. 

Saturday, 18 July 2015

Sketch 44


Materials used:-
Clear Scraps mask CSSM Swirls
JGCL569 Inspirational Verse
Textura paper pad Tropical
Brilliance Graphite Black
6 x 6 white card blank
All available from:-
Your local  Exmouth stockist is:-
Liberty Craft
33 Exeter Road
Exmouth
EX8 1PT
01395 272238
libertycraft33@yahoo.co.uk
It's monthly sketch challenge time again & this time I've gone for a mask. This is the lovely "Swirls" from Clear Scraps & I've flicked some paints through the mask, spritzed with water & finally absorbing some of the excess wetness with kitchen paper. I quite like the effect. The "ribbons" come from the Textura pad & to provide the sentiment I've used "Inspirational Verse" by Jane Gill. Very simple this month but I hope a colourful summery feel.
Here's the sketch

Monday, 13 July 2015

Another day, another make over!

I've been meaning to re do my wicker heart for a while now, it's been on my "to do" list. I think this latest make over will be it's last though! so this time I went for the beachy look I even went beach combing for the final touches. We have shells, drift wood, sea glass, tiny pearls &  some shabby blue seam binding. The Stix2 hot glue gun made it a doddle to assemble I'm getting quite addicted to it!!








Here's how it looked in previous lives!







Monday, 6 July 2015

Chosen by Debs- Inspired by Nature


Materials used:-
Stampendous
    CRS5074 Build a Bouquet
                 DCS5074 Build a Bouquet Die Set
   DCP1001 Pop Up Die set
Magenta 12 x 12 Memor 218 "So Stripy!"
JGCL570 Something to Say
Tombow pens
Mark Richards Copper Nailheads
Stardust Stickles
All available from:-
Your local Exmouth stockist is:-
Liberty Craft
33 Exeter Road
Exmouth EX8 1PT
01395 273238
libertycraft33@yahoo.co.uk

It's time for the monthly designer challenge & last but not least it's my turn. My theme is "Inspired by Nature" & of course being a keen gardener nature to me at this time of year means flowers, flowers & more flowers. Summer is the time for vibrant, hot colours; reds, oranges & yellows. I've used the Stampendous "Build a Bouquet" trio of stamps & dies & the "Pop up" die set which can be used with other die sets too.This set comes with comprehensive instructions as to how to construct your pop up so it couldn't be easier.
I've water coloured  the stamped & die cut flowers, leaves & butterflies with Tombow pens  I've chosen the Magenta paper which just has all those gorgeous  colours so it's perfect for the background. The sentiments come from "Something to Say" both on the inside & outside of the card & I've finished off with some Copper Nailheads. Can't wait to see what the others come up with during the week.
A closer look at the inside

The outside of the card

Saturday, 4 July 2015

Stix2 demo day at Liberty Craft

It was my first demo day for Stix2 & Woodware as the official South West demonstrator & hosted today at Liberty Craft Exmouth. I've had a great day & a lot of support from our local crafty ladies- thanks girls. The morning was really busy although I did have to compete with a certain tennis tournament this afternoon!!


Here are the photos of the day & the cards produced. All card blanks are from the range by Stix2.
All ready for the off!

Gather around ladies!

 A whole lot of magic going on!

Woodware Bubble Bloom "Felicity" (JGS290)
embossed onto Stix2 Heat Resistant acetate  &
 embellished with Glue gun "Glitter drops", Candis
& Mark Richards s/a embellishments from Woodware.
The white pearl A5 card blank & black glitter card is from Stix2. 

Stix2 Project Acetate treated with Dreamweaver
alcohol inks & topped with black peel offs from Woodware..

Woodware's "Spots & Dots Flower" (JGS382)
coloured with Tombow pens & then covered with
Stix2 S/A Sparkly acetate. The border is made with
Stix2 Ultra Clear tape & Transfer foils.    

Project Acetate from Stix2 with Dreamweaver
Inks again with black Woodware peel offs &
double sided satin ribbon from Stix2. Flowers coloured
with Sakura Gelly Glaze pens from Woodware.

The background for the elephant peel off was
created by printing the ink from the acetate onto
white pearl card. The leopard skin border is a Stix2
transfer foil & the peel off is from Woodware.

Woodware's "Always Remember" (FRS149) is
the sentiment here. The die cut flowers were
created from card with Stix2 Double Sided Poyester
sheet which is ultra sticky. The flowers & border have been
given the "Seed Bee'd & Fine glitter treatment with some foiling too.
 Candis from Woodware applied with the hot glue gun provide the
flower centres 

The designs of the day



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

All today's designs are on display also.