Wednesday, 29 July 2015
Tuesday, 28 July 2015
Saturday, 18 July 2015
Monday, 13 July 2015
I have been making Teacher thank you cards and always get some unusual requests. One of my friends set me the challenge of making a card for her daughter's teacher with a fish theme and this is what I came up with.
I started by making the fish centrepiece. I used watercolour card and used a Spectrum Aqua marker in Kingfisher to make the water background. To do this I put ink onto a glass mat and used a wet paintbrush to pick up the colour and paint onto the card.
When this was dry, I stamped two fish, using Staz-on ink and coloured with Spectrum Aqua pens. I then die cut this image into a circle.
The next step was to cut a frame. I used the Trimcraft free papers from my last post. I stuck some paper on to card, then die cut a frame using two circle dies. I cut acetate slightly bigger that the aperture and attached this to the back of the frame using Cosmic Shimmer glue. I put some loose sequins into the centre of the fish topper then added the acetate and frame using Cosmic Shimmer around the outside only. If you want freer movement for the sequins, then foam pads should be used for this.
I then layered the card using the papers and kraft card, placing the fish topper in the centre and finishing with a few Docraft gems.
Trimcraft free paper download, Dovecraft 6x6 Kraft card blanks, Bohemian sequins
Fish stamp free from Creative Stamping magazine.
Spectrum Aqua Pens: Kingfisher, Gold, Yellow
Crafter's Companion Acetate, Watercolour card
Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue
Friday, 10 July 2015
When I saw these fantastic papers, the colours made me think of the seaside and the fabulous beach huts you see there.
There has been a great reaction to this card and it has been shared on the Trimcraft Facebook and Twitter pages. Hope you like it too x
Monday, 6 July 2015
I'm not really sure why I haven't written about this box before now, as I made it about 2 months ago. However I was prompted to blog because the box makes an appearance in this month's Papercrafter magazine (page 12). I was very excited (and proud) when I saw it in there.
The full instructions for this project are in my Trimcraft gallery. The hexagonal wooden box was really easy to cover with pieces of paper, I used a die to cut the top piece however. This box will be a teacher's gift next week and I have 2 more to make. I hope they like them.
Trimcraft Dovecraft Sweet Paris 6x6 Paper Pack, Accordian Stickers, Ribbon
First Edition Flower dies
X Cut Hexagonal Nesting dies
Scrapberry's Adhesive Pearls
Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Vintage Photo
Wooden box from The Range
Friday, 3 July 2015
Although this little boy is also a Chelsea fan, he always wears the away kit to training, so I have used yellow markers for this image. I've kept the background fairly simple and used papers from the Crafter's Companion Angelica and Adam boy's paper pad. I think these colours work really well together and are perfect for a summer birthday.
Spectrum Noir Markers:
Skin FS2 FS3
Clothes CT3 CT4 TB5 Boots IG8 IG10
Docraft's Papermania A4 card
Momento Ink in Tuxedo Black