Happy Friday everyone! Today is a very special day - it's a big blog hop fun - colour play party - amazing inspiration - lots of prizes to win - almost the weekend day! We've been playing this week with the talented folks from Faber-Castell, having lots of fun with colour and stamps. If you haven't seen the projects shared this week yet, I encourage you to have a look - the inspiration shared has been amazing! As my offering for today I'm sharing a little tag made with the new cool and funky Stack Art kits. The kits come in sets of kraftboard die cut shapes & sentiment sheets, complimenting stamp sets with their own stamping handle and new Fran-tage kits. These are perfect for beginners, seasoned Krafters or for crops away. You'll have there all you need to complete several amazing projects. The Kraftboard lends itself well to being covered with patterned papers, Fran-tage sparklies or altered with all kinds of creative media :).
To create the background I first covered the kraftboard tag shape (Regal Bird kit) with Adhesive Sheets and adhered scraps of old papers and tissue tape. Then I dry brushed a light coat of Gesso and next I added sections of strokes with the Pastel Crayons and blended them with a baby wipe. I added some background stamping with Black Archival and Teal Blue StazOn using Royal Heart set, NK Studio Grunge and Wired stamps. The little birdie's body was covered with scrapbook paper and sanded along the edges. The crown and the wing are heat embossed with Chunky White Embossing Enamel. To adhere I used Adhesive Sheet and Thin Black 3D Foam Squares. The words are a mixture of scrapbook paper and the Regal Bird kraftboard set. I added some final touches with white and black pens, Liquid Pearls and May Arts ribbon.
Here's the list of the peeps playing in this blog hop:
Hello Friends! It's coffee time in my craft room! Well, actually it's always coffee time for me :) but today I would like to share a wall plaque I made to capture my coffee-licious obsession lol. While I'm sipping my coffee, I might as well tell you about this fabulous colour play we're having all week with Stampendous and Faber-Castell. And to celebrate this happy occasion there will be some delicious prizes for three lucky commenters who'll leave some love on the participating entries throughout the week up to the 9th March. The more you comment, the bigger your chance to win! To create my wall decor plaque I played with my all time favourite - napkin art. And I also used one of my favourite napkins in my collection. But this time, I tried something new - let's call it a dry decoupage :).
Instead of using a regular wet decoupage glue, I covered a round piece of a ply wood with a 6x12" Adhesive Sheet. I carefully positioned the napkin over the adhesive then used a wooden spoon to burnish the piece.
I used the redundant yellow cover sheet as a burnishing 'platform', this way I avoided the risk of any accidental tears. I was super happy with the result - no wrinkles on my napkin transfer!
Then I stamped the Cling Glance image (this is such a beautiful stamp!) on a scrap paper and cut out the outline to create a mask. I dabbed some light cream paint over the area to prepare it for stamping. Once it was dry, I stamped the Glance image with Sparrow Mix'd Media Inx and coloured the image with the Art GRIP Aquarelles. I added some detailing to the hair with Oil Pastel Crayons. I kept the strokes mostly unblended. Next, using Coffee Archival ink I stamped the coffee splatters and coffee beans around the edges - Perfectly Clear Stamps: Coffee Mug and Coffee Talk. Finally I rubbed in a touch of Frayed Burlap DI and Chocolate Gelatos along the outer edge for a distressed look and sprayed my plaque with Krylon lacquer to seal it all in.
There is a lot of fantastic inspiration being shared this week so do make sure to check it out. Here's who's playing today:
Thank you for visiting and happy hopping!
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Challenges for this project: Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Tick Tock Fashionable Stamping Challenges - Anything Goes Rhedd and Rosie's Challenge Blog #27 - Anything but a card
Hello everyone on this beautiful Friday morning! Actually, I hope it's beautiful, as at the time I am scheduling this post the weather people are suggesting the snow is on the way! Brrr! I would like to send a warm welcome to my newest followers - and my heartfelt thanks for joining in my creative adventures. And I'd also like to say 'thank you' for bearing with me lately. I'm so busy with redecorating at home that I haven't had time to do my blog visits and I really miss seeing your beautiful work. But I hope to catch up on all the good stuff soon! And in case you've missed my last post, I'm going to teach a Fran-tage workshop at Sparkle Dreams in Swindon on May 17th. I hope you can join our creative play. You can find all the details HERE. Today over at Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L's blog I am sharing a tutorial for this gift set. I'd really appreciate it if you visited the post here.
The gift set includes a card and a box to go with it. I made it as a birthday present for my friend's daughter who absolutely adores elephants. I had to think quite long and hard how to capture this and finally decided on creating a warm Serengeti scene.
I had a jolly good play with my lovely adhesives, stamps, Fran-tage and inks. The whole set took ages to complete but I was quite happy with the final result. And the best thing is the recipient really loved her gift - so I felt my job was well done! lol :)
Do check out the steps I took for this project and below I've included the full list of supplies for ease of reference.
Hello friends! Apologies for being so quiet at the moment but I've been awfully busy with redecorating at home. I promise to share some crafty stuff and catch up on my blog visits soon (I so miss seeing what you have been up to !). But for now I just wanted to share some exciting news with you! I will be teaching a workshop at Sparkle Dreams in Swindon on Saturday 17th May 2014.
The project we will be making is Four Seasons of Fran-tage, packed full of Stampendous goodness and Fran-tage beauties. And yes, we will be playing with the encrusted jewel technique, too!
You can find all the details and booking information here. I look forward to seeing you there! Big crafty hugs
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Warmest greetings and happy Valentine's Day wishes to all! I hope your day has been filled with love, creative flair and happiness!
Also, my warmest welcome to my newest followers - thank you from the bottom of my heart for wanting to share my creative journey. Today I over at Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L I am sharing my Valentine's card I made for my dearest Hubster :). You can find the full details here. My hubby has recently fallen in love with star gazing and astro-photography (yes, I know, I’m no longer his only love lol). I’ve been thinking long and hard about what to get him for Valentine’s Day as I wanted something that reflected his new interest. But how do you find a nice and thoughtful gift in an area that you have no idea about? Luckily I had a thought – I could give him a star! OK, maybe not a star itself, but an opportunity to give one his own name and have it officially registered. And that’s what this card is all about… :).
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My card was inspired by the beautiful flowery compositions you can find over at Joanna's blog W Kartkowym Zaciszu. Joanna (or Asia, she's Polish, too!) often hides her beautiful flowers under lifted layers of paper - and I absolutely love this look!
Oh, and before I forget. On Sunday I will be at the NEC Birmingham at the Craft Hobby & Stitch International show. I will be mostly hanging around the stand H46 with Woodware UK and Stampendous. If you are in Birmingham on Sunday - be sure to stop by and say 'hello'. I would love to meet you in person! Have a wonderful weekend, free from any bad weather conditions! Big crafty hugs
Warmest greetings to all the lovely peeps reading this post today! And my special warmest welcome to my newest followers - so lovely to see you joining in!
I've been so busy lately with crafting (yay!) and getting ready to redecorate our living room (double yay!), that I haven't had a chance to blog about my exciting news yet!
I am really trilled to have my very own display at Yarnton Nurseries Garden Centre in Yarnton near Oxford! My little exhibition features some of my favourite pieces ever and most of them are available to purchase :). My work will be featured there until the end of April.
If you are in the area, do pop in as this is such a fantastic garden centre. After you've had a walk around you can enjoy a delicious coffee and cake in the Oasis Restaurant, which is where you can see my work displayed.
I will be back with some crafty offerings before too long. Until then, please stay safe and warm (very windy and wet in the UK at the moment). Thank you for your lovely visit and for all the warm thoughts you'd like to share :). Big hugs
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Hello Lovely Bloggers and my warmest welcome to my newest followers - it's so great having you here!
Witam gorąco wszystkich blogowiczów, w szczególności tych, którzy właśnie dołączyli do grona obserwatorów - bardzo mi miło Was gościć na moim blogu :). Today on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L's blog I am sharing a card I made for my Mum's birthday, which is coming up soon. I hope she likes the card! Dzisiaj na blogu Scrapbook Adhesives by 3Lmożecie zobaczyć kartkę, którą zrobiłam dla mojej Mamy na urodziny. For the full details on how I made the card, please click here. Below you can see the list of the supplies I used. Pełny opis w jaki sposób zrobiłam tę kartkę jest dostępny tutaj (po angielsku). Poniżej lista materiałów, których użyłam.
Hello everyone! Just wanted to pop in and let you know about this great bloggers' party organised by Vicki at 2 Bags Full. If you'd like to meet some new blogging friends and grow your blog at the same time, this is the place to hang out at the moment :). I'll be back on Tuesday with my new DT project for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L. Until then... Have a wonderful weekend and a happy GYB! Big hugs
Hello everyone! First I'd like to say thank you for your lovely comments on my Butterfly Wishes card. This week Stampendous gals are sharing various sneak peeks from the October 2013 and January 2014 releases. Today I'd like to share a card I made for my friends as a house warming gift using the October release Rooster Elements.
My friends once lived near a house with chickens and they used to get woken up every morning at 4.00AM by their neighbours' rooster. So I thought I would make a card with a suitable image so they can fondly remember their old place...:-P. To add to my rooster/countryside theme I decided to use a chalkboard look, inspired by the card shared by Tobi Crawford here. Except for my chalkboard 'dust' I used chalk pencils and Picket Fence Distress Stain.
Hello everyone! I'm so happy that you're visiting me today. I hope you're having a fabulous week so far!
Today I'm sharing a birthday card I made for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L. Well, the card was actually for my friend - but you know what I mean :). I prepared a full tutorial which you can see on the blog here. I'd love it if you found a moment to hop over there to view it :).
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Hello, my name is Asia - welcome to my crafty blog! I'm a creative card maker, occasional scrapbooker, mixed media explorer and handmade home decor lover :). Stay around if you’re prepared to become bewitched by my creative spell :).