Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Love is All Around Heart Hanging - Siblings

I made this heart shaped hanging for the 'Love is All Around' challenge for February using the Think and Wonder and Whimsical Melange Plates from Artistic Outpost. I painted the wooden heart and then stamped the children with the letters onto tissue paper in Plum archival ink, and then added the numbers around them to form a heart shape and applied this to the heart with matte gel medium. I pleated tissue tape around the edge, inking the tips with the archival Plum ink, and finished off with a Love adage sticker and a Tim Holtz bull dog clip. I hope you like it!

Saturday, 23 February 2013

Hanging About With Alice by Carol Fox

I have recycled an old hanger that I picked up from a 2nd hand shop for this. I used the Artistic Outpost stamps   Wonderland Collage.
I have been pondering about getting this set of stamps for ages and in the end it was this image of the white queen and Alice that made me decide I must have them.

Thanks for looking, Carol x

Thursday, 21 February 2013

And finally... last post as guest.

Again, it's using Songbird by Prima and the words from Artistic Outpost's Neverland.

It's suprising how much mileage a few little stamps can have.

I hope you've enjoyed seeing my three simple makes these past few weeks. If you missed them they can be found 

and here

Thank you for your kind words...they've been very encouraging and great to receive. 

xx Jo

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Gatsy Canvas

I made this 5 x 7 ins canvas board using the Artistic Outpost Gatsby plate, stamping on tissue paper with black StazOn and using parts of the images, and using the butterfly from Whimsical Melange. On the right hand side of the canvas I applied texture paste through a stencil. I sponged Distress Inks over the whole of the canvas in Squeezed Lemonade, Peacock Feathers, Dusty Concord, and Chipped Sapphire. Then I finished off with a die cut embossed butterfly and some flowers.

Monday, 18 February 2013

Life is ART

I've made a rounded tag this week using one of the Lost Coast flower dolls stamped with Archival ink onto some card, coloured and cut out.
The background of the tag is made using acrylics scrapped onto card using an old credit/store card. Using cactus green staz on i stamped the background with the daisy foam stamp. I added a bit of script stamping, doodling and I used washi tape as a ribbon.

thanks for looking
Mandy x

Thursday, 14 February 2013

With Love...

...From me to you on Valentine's Day :0)

Clean and simple designs are not always the easiest of cards to make. Keeping those tiny marks and smudges away are difficult (for me anyway lol) and wave back at you like a flag. I thought I would keep these in to show you that its those little 'errors' that make each card individual when handstamped. 

There are a couple of tiny dots I can see (just flecks) and also the bird could have left a darker imprint...but hey ho, thats how it original :0)

Happy Valentine's Day xx


ps...I see that currently the Prima stamp set Songbird is currently sold out. A similar idea to this card (altering the card proportions to maybe landscape/DL  or square) could also be created from the clear stamp set, also by Prima , Songbird No.1

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Baby Star

A friend just had a baby boy and I don't have many baby stamps but this plump baby in his dark glasses from the Artistic Outpost 'Picture Star' plate fitted the bill very well! I simply stamped him on white card which I die cut and coloured him with Distress Inks, and then stamped a selection of the other images and words from the same set onto patterned paper to build up the design. So a cute card but not too sickly sweet!

Monday, 11 February 2013

Puppy Love

For this little 4 x 4 I used a lot of stickles ;-) the dogs set from Lost Coast, the flaming heart from Lost Coast (but I cut the centre heart out) 
The background is made from spritzers and I stamped with cactus green stazon using the circles from the Whimsical Melange set from Artistic Outpost

There a 'love is all around' theme for this months Happy Daze Challenge. You have got the chance to win £15 to spend instore! Check deets here


Saturday, 9 February 2013

If the Crown Fits By Carol Fox

When I get new stamps the first thing I think is "will you fit on a box", in-case you had not noticed I like boxes.

This image of the white queen and Alice fits perfectly onto the top of one of these larger sized boxes. The hearts are masked on using red paint applied with a bit of cut and dry over the cream painted base of the box. Add a button as a faux knob, and there you are a pretty box.
My stamps are the Artistic Outpost set Wonderland.

Carol x

Thursday, 7 February 2013

Think lovely thoughts...

Hello everyone!

I'm was so pleased to be asked to appear as Guest Artist for Happy Daze this month. It's like old times again :0)

With the theme for the Happy Daze challenge this month of  'Love is all around'  I thought that the beautiful stamp plate Songbird by Prima would be perfect along with one or two other elements. What I didn't bank on was it being sold out before I got to show my card *doh*.

The text 'Think lovely thoughts' is from the wonderful 'Neverland' plate by Artistic Outpost.

I added a tiny piece of a torn music sheet , a sequin flower and a punched out glitter paper heart from my stash of bits and bobs. That gorgeous turquoise colour is a spray available from Happy Daze- Patina Vintage Cosmic Shimmer Mist

I hope that you will get to join in with the challenge- whether you need to make a Valentines card or item for a loved one, or just to let someone know you are thinking lovely thoughts about them.

See you here again next week hopefully :0)
Meanwhile, if you'd like to check out my blog it can be found by clicking this link.

Jo Capper-Sandon

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

January Challenge Winner

I am a little bit late announcing this sorry. So without further ado the winner is Number 19 Antonia with her rather lovely Steampunk Box. I you would email Moira at the Shop she will arrange your gift voucher.

Monday, 4 February 2013

Time of our lives

I've altered a beer mat (a new one :-D that found it's way into my bag when I took the girls for lunch one day)
On it I've used a PBS stamp from the JOY sheet of stamps  I coloured the stamped image with watercolour pencils. I added some party hats from Lost Coast Stamps.
The background of the hanging is made from an old book page that I inked up using colour wash sprays and a mask
Stamped a couple of flourishes and added some words.
Lastly I edged with chalk inks and added some or rather lots of .... glitter!

All my stamped are stamped with Black Archival
Thanks for looking
Mandy x

Friday, 1 February 2013

February Challenge Love is All Around

Nice open theme this month, anything love inspired a simple heart or full out romance it's up to you. Make something and link it from your blog using the linky at the bottom of this post. A £15.00 voucher will be won by one lucky person who will be randomly chosen at the end of the month.

You can enter up to 3 times, just use one item available from the shop on your make.

A bit of inspiration from a couple of DT members.

By Lucy

By Carol