my Crafty Corner

Cards and other handicrafts made by Jean Straw

Sunday, 25 August 2013

CAS For Rudolph Day

Yes we have reached the 25th of the month again which means that it is Rudolph Day at Sarn's Stamping For Pleasure blog.  This month I decided to use some masking tissue which I bought recently. I have used this technique often before but I usually use post it notes or copy paper for the masks which can  be a bit problematic with the edges curling up etc. The tissue proved useful as it sticks all over, so it can't move while in use and with care it can be returned to it's backing sheet and reused another time.
I started with a piece of tissue to cover the front of my card and die cut a rectangle where I wanted the image to go. From the cut out I cut a circle where the moon was to go.I used Spellbinders Nestabillities dies for the cut outs.I placed the rectangle with the cut out back into place on the card and coloured the moon with a pale yellow Promarker. When dry I replaced the circle mask and removed the rectangle one and coloured the space using a duster brush and chipped sapphire Distress Ink. Next I stamped the owls with black Memento ink, and then removed the rest of the mask from the card . The tissue has very low tack adhesive and didn't damage the card.  I coloured over the holly leaves and berries with Distress Markers and added a tiny dot of Stickles glitter to the eyes. To finish the card I added a stamped greeting and a die cut holly corner with some red gems to represent berries and to add a spot of brightness.
The holly die cut is from Cheery Lynn and both the stamps are Chocolate Baroque.

I am entering this at, Stamping For Pleasure - Rudolph Day
                               The Hobby House - Christmas
                               A Creative Romance - Masking

Friday, 16 August 2013

Summer Roses

For this card I have used this lovely stamp from Just Rite.It is fairly new in that I have only used it once before when I stamped it with black ink onto white card and I wasn't very pleased with the result as I thought the black ink looked too heavy. So I was quite keen to have another go as I like the stamp so much. This time I used Memento Rich Cocoa ink and stamped it onto some very lightly printed paper that my friend had given me. I stamped the bottom flowers again onto thin white card and the front rose once more. I coloured all the images with Promarkers and coloured pencils, and cut out the extra flowers. This is quite a large stamp so my finished card is about 5" x 7". I trimmed the main image and mounted it onto gold mirri card  and then onto a purple mat which I cut to fit the white base card. I stamped the greeting onto a scrap of the printed paper and mounted it on gold card to match, and fixed both panels to the card, adding some pearls to the bottom one. I used an embossing tool to shape the cut out flowers slightly and glued them over the base image with silicon glue for added dimension. To finish the card I stamped and coloured two little butterflies from a Chocolate Baroque set  and added them to the card also with silicon glue.

I am entering this at It's All About Vintage And Beauty - Summer Flowers
                               Bloggers Challenge - Flower Power
                               Stempelsonnen - Anything Goes.

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Sunday, 11 August 2013

Feathered Friends

First of all today I would like to say welcome to my little corner to my newest followers, I hope you like what you see here and keep coming back.

The challenge this month at Stamping Sensations is
Wings and Things and a Touch of  Vintage, and I thought this stamp from Inkylicious which I have just bought would fit the bill. I stamped the image with Memento Rich Cocoa ink and water coloured it using distress Markers and a water brush. The stamped image, mount and frame were die cut with Spellbinders Marvellous Squares. The background  paper is a freebie from a magazine, and all the shading is with Distress inks, Tea Dye and Vintage Photo. To finish the card I added some feathers and paper flowers from my stash, fixed with a little diamond glaze and the brads in the flower centres.

Thank you for visiting and for your comments which I love to read and really appreciate.

Monday, 5 August 2013

A "Man" Card

I think most of us agree that cards for men are not the easiest to make, but I needed to make one this week for my brothers' birthday. I spotted this Our Daily Bread stamp recently and thought it would be perfect for the job.
I used Brilliance  Lightning Black ink to stamp the image onto white card and coloured it with coloursoft pencils. I then trimmed it and mounted it onto some navy blue card. I also stamped the scripture quote, which is part of the same stamp set, with the Brilliance ink and mounted it to match. I cut some light blue card to fit onto my white base card and added the two panels. I considered several forms of embellishment but ended up just stamping a corner from the Chocolate Baroque Pretty Poppies set with Adirondak Denim ink.

I am entering this in a new challenge,
 The Male Room - Anything Goes
Make It Monday - Anything Goes.
The Squirrel And The Fox - Nautical / Sea Life

Thank you for taking a look and for your comments, they are much appreciated.