Saturday, 2 April 2011
Saturday, 15 January 2011
For the uninitiated the daisy that I used is just one small stamp which you can get here for just £2.50. A bargain.
To achieve this effect you will need to colour up and stamp the card several times using two shades of blue from the Kuretake range of pens which can be found here. Don't forget that is you vary the colours you will get a different effect.
The flowers that I used at the top of the page are from the range of £1.50 blooms and they were a little to large so I cut them down. Perfect. They can be bought here.
The sentiment is from I Brake for Stamps and can be bought here.
Be warned as I've only got one sheet of these wonderful sentiment left so get in quick if you want one.
Wednesday, 12 January 2011
The new technique is to use just a part of the stamp for a different effect. I also rotated the stamp so that it faced in different directions to make the tulips look as if they were growing in differing ways. The stamps were coloured with Art and Graphic pens from Kuretake which are available here.
The sheet of stamps is available here.
The ribbon here.
Saturday, 8 January 2011
The card is entered in the Allsorts Challenge Fancy Folds which is primarily why I made this card.
The flowers can be bought here.
The stamp which is from, Stampinback, here.
The butterfly here.
Thursday, 6 January 2011
I'm entering her in the Cute Card Thursday's challenge 146 - Out With the Old
Tuesday, 28 December 2010
If you want to make something similar with this fabulous stamp from I Brake for Stamps then you can get the stamp sheet here. It is only £11 for a sheet of 9 stamps of varying sizes.
The willow stitched ribbon is here.
The thank you stamp is here.
The image is stamped in Stazon and coloured with Art and Graphic pens from Kuretake available here.
This card is entered in the
Papertake Weekly challenge Be Thankful
Phindy's Place Challenge, Give Thanks
Sunday, 19 December 2010
To make the card you will need:
Big Daddy stamp from I Brake for Stamps. This can be bought here at Craft Fairy.
Art and Graphic pens to colour up the stamp.
A selection of papers to layer up the card
Foam pads to stick on the layers
Grosgrain ribbon which is available form Craft Fairy
Eazi-score board for making the perfect crease on your card.
I'm entering this card in the Sketch Saturday challenge. So wish me luck.
Sunday, 5 December 2010
What you will need:
1 base card, 140mm x 140mm
Gardening Fairy Unmounted rubber stamp
Zig Kuretake tut pens in colours: 207 (for skin) 50 for stems and a variety for the fairy,
Baby pink and pure pink Kuretake calligraphy blending pens
6 mm green gingham ribbon
This card is easy peasy to make.
Draw the flowers (see the 'Quick and Easy guide to drawing flowers with pens)
Put a strip of double sided sticky tape across the base of the card and stick the ribbon on to the card. Add a bow to the ribbon.
Stamp and colour the fairy, cut it out and use some foam pads to stick it to the card.
Add your desired sentiment and doodle around the edge of the card.
Thursday, 18 November 2010
What I have shown you here is how to use the drawings to create a card.
The daisies are drawn on a piece of card which was 7 cm x 9 cm approx.
I used Butter and Rose to draw the flowers and Olive Green 56 in Art and Graphic pens to draw the stems and the leaves.
The daisy in the middle was drawn first when the second colour was at its strongest and the two others were then drawn. The lighter colour on the two flowers either side give some appearance of recession.
The card was then edged in the gold metalic calligraphy pen to make it look as if it had a border.
Finally I added someof the new 16 mm satin ribbon in willow to give the card some texture and luxury and a saying to finish it off.
Friday, 12 November 2010
What you will need:
1 base card, 140mm x 140mm
Contrasting card for layering
Read my Lips Lucille stamp
Zig Kuretake tut pens in colours: 207 (for skin), 56, 23, 49
A button for the corner
Feel free to copy the one that I've used. I printed it out on the computer, cut it out and layered it up.
16mm scarlet satin ribbon for the centre of the card.
I really didn't think that this lady needed my usual pinks so I went for no nonsense colours, but because it is nearly Christmas I added some reds too.
Thursday, 21 October 2010
Are you all getting ready for Christmas? If you are then here’s a rather different card for you to make this month. It’s a funny one for a change.
You will need: 1 base card 140mm x 140mm,
I used white linen card.
1 piece of white card 1 piece of red card
1 piece of doodlebugs jolly holly paper
1 length of 9mm red saddle stitch ribbon
1 sentiment and the package lady stamp from the 'Censorship' sheet of unmounted rubber stamps.
Stazon in Stone Gray
A selection of pens to colour the image.
H2O waterbrush from Kuretake.
paper glue 3d foam pads.
To make the card Stamp the image onto a piece of white linen card. Colour it in and trim the card to leave a fairly generous border around the image. Stick the image card to the red card and trim to leave a thin border. Stamp the sentiment onto another piece of white card and mount onto red card and trim to leave a similar size border. Cut a piece of jolly holly paper to cover about a 1/3rd of the card and stick to the base card. Tie a knot in the ribbon and use it to cover the join. Stick the images to the card with 3d foam pads.
Thursday, 23 September 2010
Don't you think that this will make a perfect card for the man in your life?
If you want to make it then you will need a 140mm x 140mm base card
Some man coloured paper
The Hypertension Harold Unmounted rubber stamp
Stazon in Stone Grey
Kuretake Art and Graphic pens Nos 260, 71, 8, 82.
The rest is up to you.
Thursday, 15 April 2010
- Colour the hydrangea stamp with the Art and Graphic Pens from Kuretake and stamp it twice, colouring up between stamping. Use the H2O water brush to move the paint a little and added some extra colour where the shadows should be.I cut the images out and then got on with the rest of the card.
- Cut a base card 10.5cm x 28cm. Score this at the 14cm point to make a card 10.5cm x 14cm when folded.
- Cut a piece of pink card and scored it and then cut it to fit over the join in the base card.
- Stamp the message, which is from the Inspirational sayings plate, on a piece of card and cut it out to leavea a small border. Mounted this on to a piece of pink card. This was then stuck to the base card.
- Stick the hydrangea images slightly overlapping on to the card with a mixture of adhesive and foam pade. The adhesive was for the bottom hydrangea and the foam pads for the upper image.
- Decorated the lower part of the card with a broken line of green, use one of the greens that used on the stamp for colour continuity.
Sunday, 31 January 2010
First of all you'll need at least two calligraphy pens in toning colours. I've used a light and a dark one from the Heart pouch set.
What I then did was touch the side of the lightest pen with the dark pen.
Monday, 21 December 2009
Saturday, 12 December 2009
Saturday, 21 November 2009
The card is made with just two of the stamps but the effect is achieved by a little masking and dabing with Art and Graphic pens.
Now it's over to you. I'd love to see some of the things that you create with these trees.
Christmas carol or a song title....!
What more could one ask at this Christmas time so I've entitled mine
I know that you are going to want to make this card so you will need the Mrs Santa stamp to get yourself going.
I also used the fabulous and now 'seen on tv' Art and Graphic pens from Kuretake. Colours used. 2, for the dress, 207 for the skin and 50 for the mistletoe.
The lace border was punched with a fiskars border punch.
The Merry Christmas is a stamp from I Brake foe Stamps.
The green and white paper is Jolly Holly dotted lines from Doodlebug.
Now get on and make the card by:
Cutting a base card 150cm x 150cm. I used white card for this.
Cut a strip of heavy red paper and adhere to the bottom third of the card.
Punch a lace border with the Fiskars border punch and layer over the red paper and adhere.
Layer on a strip of Jollyt Holly dotted lines paper and adhere.
Stamp the Mrs. Santa stamp onto white card and colour in with the Art and Graphic pens.
Mount on to Red card and adhere to the base card as shown.
Stamp the sentiment down the left hand side of the base card.
Punch out some circles of card and stick to the base card as shown.
Thread a red button with some green satin ribbon and tie in a knot. Adhere to the base card with foam pads.
Sunday, 15 November 2009
This card is made with a stamp from the Cartes Postal sheet that I love so much.
Saturday, 5 September 2009
Isn't he a total hoot.