The inspiration behind this card is the tulip pattern that is often used in patchwork/quilting. There are many others that can be adapted to paper crafting.
The next card used Spellbinders Octagonal Dies to create a patchwork quilt cover effect.
Sunday, 12 August 2012
Tuesday, 5 June 2012
We did not just play with Magic Motifs, but Sticky Sues, Double Sided Peel Offs (various brands), Foamies, Double Sided Transfers, and created these concertina books. We tried out various things to adhere to the Magic Motifs etc, like Fine Glitter, Gilding Flakes, Craft Flock, Micro Beads, Mica Flakes, Transfer Foil, Craft Sand and Mica Powder.
Sunday, 1 April 2012
For the first two toppers Adirondack Ink pads were used to create the background using a brayer. A variety of makes of stamps were used (Clarity, Inkylicious and Tim Holtz)
For the next topper, a Kaleidoscope Ink pad was used to create the background.
For the last topper, a Big & Juicy Ink Pad was used to create the background.
Stampscapes stamps were used to create the scenes in the last two toppers.
Sunday, 19 February 2012
This first card, is a card I created as an idea for how to use the small square stamps as a background. The strips of paper (wide quilling/iris folding paper), where woven and glue together, then the text and image were stamped in the squares that were generated.
As most people are familiar with the paper weaving as shown in the card above, we looked at a variation on a theme, crazy paper weaving. Where the strips are not cut straight. This generates a lovely background for nautical themed cards.
Sunday, 22 January 2012
Tuesday, 3 January 2012
The Project Card
Chalks are a nice alternative to ink pads and promarkers, they can be much more subtle – especially if you use the pastels tones. However you do need to “fix” them when you have finished colouring with either a fixing spray or cheap hairspray (the cheap/value brands I have found to be the best). You can use the chalk “neat”, ie direct to paper/card; Using any of a variety of applicators or cotton buds and even cotton balls for an overall background colour. Hydrangea image coloured with chalks (Image to follow) I like applying chalk to the edging of a mat, especially if the mat is some pre-printed paper, it is much more subtle than ink-pads and is easier to use if you are a beginner. Two mats with chalked edges (Image to follow) Chalks can be used through a stencil, with or without embossing the image first. Two images one embossed first the other not. (Images to follow) You can watercolour with them. Mix together a little bit of chalk and water and apply to the image. Hydrangea image water-coloured (Images to follow) You can paint with them, using a chalk enhancer. Hydrangea image with chalk enhancer. (Image to follow) However my personal favourite it to stamp an image, colour it with promarkers, mask it and then apply pastel chalks around the image to create a background and/or shadow effect.