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Thursday, 31 December 2015

December - Music

This month we went with a theme of Music.  Everyone bought along stamps, peel-offs and paper etc, that linked in with the theme of Music.  I brought along cards or images of cards that I had created over the last 12-18 months for inspiration.   Everyone then did what they wanted.

Inspiration Cards

 From Clarity Stamps

 From Dimension Stamps

 From Paper Nation/Jolly Nation

 From Paper Nation/Jolly Nation, Dimension Stamps (Record and Background) and Indigo blue (words)

 Clarity Stamps letter set.

 From Craftsuprint

  From Dimension Stamps

 From Dimension Stamps

From Dimension Stamps

This is the card I created on the day, in-between helping others.

The butterfly music collage stamp (from Imagination Crafts) was stamped on heat resistant acetate in versamark and black embossing powder applied and heated.  On the reverse of the image, it was coloured using mica powders mixed with water (from Phill Martin Cosmic Shimmer Range).  The music paper was sections I cut out from an old sheet music book (brought at a charity book shop).

November - Shaving Foam Backgrounds

Played with shaving foam and inks and created a stack of backgrounds.

October - Birdhouses

This month we decorated some bird houses using paint and paper that had been bought from The Works.

September - Simple Classy Male Cards

This month we created some simple but classy looking male card before lunch and in the afternoon played with our goodies bought at Harrogate yesterday.

First Card - Sample Made before Class

First Card - Demo Made in Class

Second Card - Sample Made Before Class

Second Card - Demo Made in Class (Guess who had found her stamp dies by then)

Third Card - Sample Made for Class

Sunday, 18 October 2015

August - Landscapes

This month we played with various makes of stamps created landscapes/scenes.  Great for male birthdays.  Made the three scenes and then chose which two to put together on the card.

July - Stencils 2

This month we concentrate on using our brushes with stencils.

Also learnt about masking fluid.

Sunday, 12 July 2015

June - Stencils 1

This month we concentrated on using our stencils and fine-liner pens in black and in white.

This first class project involved drawing round the stencil in black and then zentangling the various areas.
The stencil was the Flame frame from Clarity Stamps.  I wanted to put a zentangle stamped image in the centre, but I did not have one, so I used a stamp from Clarity Stamps that I could make look like it had been zentangled.

The second class project involved drawing round the stencil in white pen.  The tree stencil was from Imagination Crafts.  The deer stamp from Clarity Stamps.  The background was created by using the "handmade paper effect" texture cube.  I really wanted the dies cuts to be ivy, but I did not have those dies - however they arrived in time for the class and the members cards looked much better for it.

This card sums up what I enjoy about making cards and that is using products from different companies and bringing it all together to make a card.

The stencil is from Clarity Stamps, and I have just drawn round with a black pen. The lady and small individual flower stamps are from ........... and the square stamp of three flowers is a freebie stamp from Craft Stamper.

Whilst I was talking the class through the making of the above card, I made the card below.

Then finally we made the following card.

Firstly the lady of choice was stamped - she is from a Debbi Moore stamp set, she came with the circle frame as part of the stamp.  Then several different circle stencils were used to draw circle round the stamped images - every range of stencils seems to have one or two made up of just circles of different circles.  The other stamped images and sentiments come from a Phill Martin set of stamps.

Note not all the circles are coloured in.

Sunday, 17 May 2015

Monday, 13 April 2015

April - Triple Stamping

Sample Card and Card made during class, along with class members.

A selection of stamps used from Clarity Stamps (words), Little Claire (Flower stamps on yellow card) and Dimension Fourth (Swirl stamp on both cards).  The flower on the red flower card was an old wooden block stamp.

Male themed car - stamps from Inky Doodles, greeting from Little Claire and spritz from Phill Martin's Decadent Range
Always wondered how you could use up A4 sheets of patterned paper that you have multiple copies of - well layer them up and they look like triple stamping.


Sunday, 22 March 2015

March 7th - Gilding Flakes

This month we played with Gilding Flakes and Sue Wilson's 'Fire and Ice' technique.

The first card involved stamping onto a double sided adhesive sheet, applying gilding flakes on one side  and ice snow on the other.  The stamp is from Chocolate Baroque.  Important that the gilding flakes used for the cloud has a little bit of colour in it - so it looks like leaves blowing in the wind off the trees. 
The second card was modified after sending the email out with the class details, as I was not satisfied with the centre topper greeting.

Modified version.

Here is another card, instead of use ice snow for the ice part, an adhesive glitter sheet (from Little Claire was used), and everthing was below the die cut.

Sunday, 8 February 2015

February 7th 2015 - Card Candi 2

A chance to play with our newly purchase stamps from Woodware. The backgrounds were created using Phill Martin's spray ink misters from Cosmic Shimmer - these do not contain mica so should not become blocked.

Used Phill Martin's Graceful Mustard for the spritzed background and the PVA pearls (from Cosmic Shimmer).  The backing mat and bow are in Squeezed Lemonade (Tim Holtz Distressed Inks)

This time the backing mat is some Taupe Pearlised card and the bow is Graceful Mustard.

Spritzed background and PVA pearls are again from Phill's Cosmic Shimmer Graceful range - Lavender

Leaf colouring and green mat are promarkers.

Spritzed Background is Vintage Berry, the red mat and shading on the topper are Aged Mahogany.
Spritzed leaves are Graceful Mint - paper piecing was used to "colour" leaves.

January - Make Your Own Stamp Pad

This month's class cards were inspired by a card I made at a Maria Simm's workshop.

Using Cut 'n' Dry Felt and Tim Holtz Distress Stains, firstly we created a stamp pad for a particular floral stamp.  Different colourways for the two flower stamps (both from Clarity Stamps)

Then we went on to create a random multicolour (3 colours) stamp pad - not striped.

The leaves and the saying are from a Clarity Stamp set, the lady walking is from Little Claire.
To create the ink pads we used cut'n'dry and Tim Holtz Distress Re-inkers.