Thursday, 15 November 2018

CAS Mix Up November Challenge Reminder.......

Half way through the challenge and time for some more inspiration.
Bonnie is hosting the fun challenge, which is Embossing Folders.

For more information, videos and inspiration pop across to The CAS Mix Up Challenge.....
Thank you too to the very creative Cornelia for being our Guest Designer this month.....
Here is My Card.....
I have used an embossing folder, Stamping and my choice is Layering Embossing, 
Stencilling, Pearl glue and Die Cutting.
The relief on the left has been done with a stencil and modelling paste.
The dry embossed rectangle has been hi lighted with pearl glue around the edges.

The Sentiment has been die cut and heat embossed with many layers of embossing powders.
I then used the pearl glue to fuse the Love sentiment onto the rectangle to look as one....
The rose has been stamped and lightly water coloured in pink and then fussy cut.
Finishing off with the pearl glue around the stamped edges.

I Loved the challenge of using an embossing folder 
and hope to see your wonderful creations in the gallery, which is open until the 24th x.
Challenges I would love to enter........





Wednesday, 7 November 2018

12 Tags Of Christmas.....

I am thrilled and Delighted to be asked to Guest Design for this Fun yearly event, 
organised by the lovely and creative Loll......
Why not hop across and join in the Fun.....
Your Christmas Tag can be 
Mixed Media or CAS Mixed Media
Mixed Media is defined for The Challenge as Stamping.... 
Plus two Mixed Media elements....
Techniques and/or Products........

Here is My Tag.....

The tag has been crackled, painted, die cut, stencilled, stamped and heat embossed.
I had fun discovering you can use quite an intricate snowflake stencil, 
over hessian with modelling paste and get quite a clean result.
For The Die Cut Poinsettia's I used crinkle paper and wax paper....
Stamping and heat embossing in white and using up my hoarded stickles and perfect pearls.
The Die Cut sentiment has quite a few layers of heat embossing on it 
and I stamped the ribbon with the sentiment in brown, a first for me.
Finishing off with heated Frantage white embossing around the edges.

I am so looking forward to being stunned by the gallery 
and being inspired by the other amazing guest designers.

Thank you so much Loll for inviting me to play along with this fun 
Come and join in The Fun too......


Thursday, 1 November 2018

CAS Mix Up November Challenge.........

The Theme for November is Embossing Folders
hosted by the wonderful Bonnie

For more information, videos and inspiration pop across to The CAS Mix Up Challenge....
Cornelia from Stempel Spass, Fun Stamping Blog is our wonderful guest designer this month.....
There are lots of ways to use your Embossing Folders.

Here is my Card.....

I have used an embossing folder to dry emboss and then used it with modelling clay.
I have stamped and my choice is heat embossing and making an embellishment from clay.

The background has been dry embossed with a wood embossing folder
and then using modelling clay I pushed the clay down into the folder with my hand,
 to create the impression, which gave me added texture and a 3D relief.
I waited overnight for it to dry then covered it in white gesso to match the card stock.
The dragonfly has been made with a mold and modelling clay 
and when it was dry painted with platinum glittery paint.
I finished off with stamping the sentiment onto vellum 
and heat embossing in platinum embossing powder.

Another fun challenge and there is so much you can do with your embossing folders...
Have fun and I am looking forward to seeing your amazing creations in the gallery x
Challenges I would love to enter.........










Monday, 15 October 2018

CAS Mix Up October reminder post

Time for the reminder post at The CAS Mix Up this month.

This Months Challenge is technique based and is Metal.....

Metal can be Real or Faux.......
or even a Metal looking technique.....
You are only limited by your imagination.

Have fun and I am so looking forward to seeing your wonderful creations in the gallery.

There are video links over on the blog too, to inspire you further....
Along with the amazingly creative DT and our wonderful guest designer Pat 

This is my card..... 

I have used Stamping, Wrap Technique, Stencilling, and Heat embossing
The Wrap Technique has been used with Brusho's and water
and produced a metal looking background. 
I used a stencil and some crackle paste, through a leaf stencil for texture.
The die cut Leaf sprig has been heat embossed several times with silver.
The little die cut heart has been layered and embossed with frantage powders.
Finishing off with die cutting the background and adding a black strip 
and stamped sentiment at the bottom.
The edges of the background have also been heat embossed with silver.
The detail photo shows the wonderful effect from the wrap technique 
and the texture from the crackle paste and stencil. 

Lots of Faux Metal on this card and I had so much fun making it.
Looking forward to your creations and wonderful creativity in the gallery....
Have Fun.....
Crafty Hugs x.


Challenges I would love to enter......
Stamplorations CAS Challenge - Anything goes with the twist of Black
Take It Make It Challenge - Anything goes and must include stamping

Friday, 12 October 2018

Just Keep Going.....

I had an idea and I just kept going.....

A Box of Eggs .......a Colour Challenge.....
Here is my Creation....
I made the three little eggs from clay and Splattered them and covered them with gloss glaze......
The background has been made with quite a few of the chalk acrylic paints, 
swirled and made to look like marble.....
I have stencilled the flowers with white snowflake paint and splattered in toffee...

In the spirit of honesty I have included this photo to say......
Keep on going as I was really not sure at this stage.....
Happily I was really pleased when I finished it.....
Mixing the medias to me is to keep going until I finish,
as it is the sum of all the elements....And then see if I like it......
I loved getting all messy and as always learnt lots along the way....
Thank you so much for stopping by.
Challenges I would love to enter.....
Take It Make It Challenge - October Challenge Anything goes
Stamplorations - Mixed Media...Anything goes + You must use a stencil




Tuesday, 9 October 2018

Copper Metal Flowers....

Had fun this past week playing with Frantage and Lindy Magical Powders....
This is My Card....

I sprinkled Lindy Magical powders through a stencil and activated them with water.
I used Creme Brulee, Dark Chocolate Truffle and Sandra Dee Sepia.
The first two have the shimmer in them and if you are looking for a light, 
cream like colour then the Brulee is fabulous. 
The Sepia is a flat colour with no shine. 
The die cut flowers and leaf have been embossed with Frantage Aged Copper
embossing enamel to give a Faux Metal appearance.
Depending how long you heat them you can get a 
 molten effect or  bumps, more textural look.
I did both this time.

I finished off with stamping the sentiment in brown.
You can get a real super shine from the Frantage and the Lindy Powders.

The CAS Mix Up Challenge is on until the 24th so I shall be popping my card
into the challenge for fun....My choice is Stencil, die cutting and heat embossing.
I shall be popping my card into CAS on Friday Challenge, which is to make a CAS Thank You Card
Take It Make It Challenge - Anything goes and to include a stamp
Thrilled to have been chosen as a top four with my card....Thank you x
Stamplorations - CAS without the optional colour twist.

Thank you so much for stopping by.

Monday, 1 October 2018

CAS Mix Up October Challenge

I am excited to be hosting my first Challenge 

at The CAS Mix Up this month.
This Months Challenge is technique based and is Metal.....

Metal can be Real or Faux.......
or even a Metal looking technique.....
You are only limited by your imagination.

Have fun and I am so looking forward to seeing your wonderful creations in the gallery.

There are video links over on the blog too, to inspire you further....
Along with the amazingly creative DT and our wonderful guest designer Pat 

This is my card..... 

I have used Stamping, Tin Foil, real leafs and Heat Embossing as my choice.
I have used three leafs from the garden, that had good veining on them 
and stuck them to canvas paper for added texture.
The tin foil was then glued down on top and two colours of acrylic paint lightly painted on top.
Once this was dry I lightly rubbed back some of the acrylic paint to expose the leafs, 
the veins and the texture from the canvas paper.
The foliage has been stamped in green and the tops heat embossed in silver on the card stock.
I ran a silver pen around the edges of the small squares and popped them up onto foam.
Finishing off with stamping the sentiment in green.

I remember doing this technique in my school days and had fun then too x.
So looking forward to seeing your creations in the gallery.
Have fun.......x
Crafty Hugs....

Challenges I would like to enter.....