Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Hand Made Flowers at Craft for the Craic

Hope you're all enjoying the fine weather!  For July at Craft for the Craic the challenge is to use handmade flowers on aniything but a card.  I've recently discovered Foamiran - sheets of a special foam which makes lovely petals when heated.  

I cut a tag shape from some white card and used texture paste over a Tim Holtz stencil.  I wet the card then added Worn Lipstick distress ink, watered down and picked up with a brush, letting it run down the card and over the brick effect.  I then added my flowers,a die cut, muslin, lace, pearl trim and pink pearls.  I finished with some dabs of glue before sprinkling some glitter.

How do you like to make flowers?  From Foamiran, paper, fabric, cake icing, beads, crochet?  Let us see at Craft for the Craic.

Ger x

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Green and Glittery at Craft for the Craic

Green and Glittery is the theme for this month's challenge at Craft for the Craic, in honour of St Patrick's Day.

I tipped out some Brusho Watercolour powders onto the craft sheet and picked them up with Spectrum Noir sparkle pens and a little water and painted the flowers and leaves.  The shimmer is lovely, I hope you can see that in the video


I then used some Turquoise Brusho powder and water to paint all around the flowers and used a computer generated sentiment.

Let's see how you interpret the Green and Glittery theme this month.

Ger x

Friday, February 10, 2017

Something with 2 on it at Craft for the Craic

It's Craft for the Craic's 2nd birthday and this month the theme is Something With 2 On It, however you wish to interpret it!

I made a Valentine's card using just two colours - red and green.  I used an Altenew layered stamp set that came free with a magazine, and Altenew cube inks in shades of red and green.

The sentiment is computer generated and the hearts were die cut with a Simon Says Stamp die.  I added some Glossy Accents to one heart and used a Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen on the other hearts and the flowers and leaves.

Looking forward to seeing what you craft for the craic this month!

Ger x

Friday, January 6, 2017

Pick Me Up at Craft for the Craic

Happy New Year!  The challenge this month at Craft for the Craic is 'Pick Me Up' - let's see how you interpret the theme with your chosen craft.

I've made a card without a sentiment to hopefully give someone a January Pick Me Up!

The flowers are Altenew watercoloured and fussy cut, and the background is one I found left over from another project, splattered watercolour and gold spritz.  The stripes are gold embossed with Wow powder.

I'll be back mid month with another pick me up .... but not a card.

Ger x

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Penny Black Saturday Challenge Guest Designer - More Inspiration

It's time for some more inspiration for the Penny Black Saturday Challenge where the theme this month is 'Anything but a Card.'

For my second project I wanted to make some Vellum votives using the Penny Black Manger Die and some glitter cardstock.

I die cut 4 times each from Gold, Black and White glitter card, also punching tiny circles from the cardstock.

The votives were made by scoring a sheet of Bazzil 40 lb Vellum at 2.5", 5", 7.5" and 10" and gluing the flap to make little square votives.  I cut them widthways at 2.5", 5" and 7.5" to make 3 votives from one sheet of Vellum.  They can fold completely flat to include in a Christmas card.

I added some glue along edges with a Quickie glue pen and sprinkled with fine glitter and added some sequins. You could have a lot of fun decorating these votives!  Gems, pearls and snowflakes would be good.  I intend to use these on my Christmas table with battery operated tea lights.

Come and see what the Design Team have made for your inspiration at Penny Black Saturday Challenge

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Beads and cardmaking

As I have quite a lot of beads I wanted to look at ways to include them in my cardmaking.  I found this rose that I watercoloured weeks ago and added some detail with coloured pencil, then sponged around the edges with Festive Berries.

I pierced holes in the watercolour card where I wanted to thread the seed beads then threaded a Big Eye beading needle (so much easier to thread!) and added little strings of seed beads.

The sentiment is Altenew.  

Now trying to think of other ways to use beads on cards.....

Ger x

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Anything but a Card at Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Guest Designer!

Over at Penny Black Saturday Challenge this month the theme is 'Anything but a Card' and I am thrilled to be Guest Designer this month!  

I wanted to try Copic colouring on Vellum and I just love this Cones and Berries stamp from Penny Black.  I white heat embossed on heavyweight vellum then turned the vellum over and coloured randomly with Copics on the back.  I sprayed the whole thing with sparkle spray, added some sequins and that was the overlay done!

For the inside of the tag I scribbled colours on the stamp with watercolour markers, sprayed with water and stamped before scribbling some more and repeating until I was happy.  I then dried the tag and stamped with Versamark before heat embossing with clear embossing powder to give the image a nice gloss.  The MISTI makes all this easy.

I hope you like today's project.  Head on over to see the other Design Team's gorgeous work and to join in the fun at Penny Black Saturday Challenge!