Wednesday 26 March 2014

Have a drink on me

Hiya crafty friends,

So sad, this is my last post for Clare Curd Crafts. I have loved being part of this fantastic design team and would like to thank Clare for allowing me to be part of it. It's been an honour to be associated with your fantastic store and work along side some very talented crafters. There are a lots of goodies to be had there guys! :)

So, for my last project I have invited you all for afternoon tea :) I found the teapot and teacup cut files on the Silhouette Cameo site and I just had to make them.
The lovely paper I used is from the Prima Believe 6x6 paper pad

And I added some texture by using some Candi Dots

The sentiments on the 'teabag' was taken fro the Bo Bunny sentiment stamp set

Thank you to all the lovely comments I have received on all my CCC project. Each and everyone is appreciated so much

Monday 24 March 2014

My umbrella

I was a naughty DT member last week and didn't get around to doing my post for Clare Curd Crafts . With a big inspection coming up at work I was working long hours and the week flew by, but today is my much needed day off, and what better way to de-stress than a few hours crafting.

When I want to totally relax crafting I go to my paints and  a canvas, todays is 7x5 inches in size. 

I have to apologise as there are some photos missing to the process of creating a mixed media canvas, but when I get going I forget to take pictures....oooops sorry :-/

I started with a good few layers of my chosen paint colours and when I was happy with the blending and the paint had dried I moved onto stamping.

I built the stamps up in layers (the secret to depth on a piece is lots of layers) I also used some spray paint.

I then added some texture using texture paste through some sequin waste and when it was dry dry rubbed some paint over it.

Now this is where I got carried away and forgot to take photos. I drew a template for the umbrella and then transferred the pieces onto my patterned paper, cut them out and stuck them to my canvas using ModPodge.

 Once the umbrella was stuck down I stamped and added my quote. 
The next step is optional but I like the effect it gives. Using either a black maker or black paint, whatever you are comfortable with, draw around the pieces of teh umbrella and blend the colour in. This will make the pieces pop and give some dimension to your canvas.

My final step was to apply some white rub ons for extra interest.

The items I used from Clares shop are as follows

My Mind's Eye Kate and Co. OXFORD LANE 6 x 6 paper pad


Thursday 13 March 2014

A lovely day

The sun put in a very welcomed appearance yesterday and I think it was reflected in the card I was making, bright and cheerful

I used the 

My Mind's Eye Kate and Co. OXFORD LANE 6 x 6 paper pad 

and the 

start by decorating your base card if you wish, then cut a few narrow strips of the patterned paper and weave these together. Cut a picture tile, also from the paper pack, and mount this up on layers of 
coordinating papers to give some depth. Finally run a contrasting ink pads around the edges of your finished card.

Wednesday 12 March 2014

Damask Stepper Card

Hiya crafty friends,

I went for a clean and simple look for my Clare Curd Crafts project today.

I love the colour of this sage ribbon so that was my starting point. Which I also used to matt and layer and go across the front paisley embossed front panel.

The label and the side panels were stamped with the lovely Damask stamp, using  Memento New Sprout ink and finished off with two Papermania gem brads.

Thanks for popping by