Sunday, 13 January 2008

And Then...A Few More

Me again!

I have managed to get online a bit earlier this evening so should have more time to upload my pics!

The Red Shorts

This image is from the Nudes A4 sheet and it is my favourite one I think. I stamped the image onto plain card using black StazOn and then used a tiny drop of Fired Brick re-inker which I dropped onto an acrylic block, I then used a waterbrush to paint on the red for the shorts. I used a paler mix to fill in the t-shirt. For the background, I used a piece of glossy card which I had blended with Fired Brick. I spritzed water onto the card to achieve the mottled effect. I matted the image onto another piece of this card and then layered it onto gold mirri card. I wanted to add some words, so I used a Jnr Dymo with red tape and punched out the words. I love that saying...harking back to the Fast Show :O)) and once I had the words sorted, I cut the ends of the tape and then added brads and smudged a little gold Krylon onto the tape to add a little something.

Pink Daisy

The colour on this picture is not that good but if you squint, you can imagine that it is a lovley pinky colour!
I used some Fancy Pants paper for the corners of the card, stamping the Dandelion head stamp onto the paper using Pink Sherbert Acrylic Dabber. I then stamped the Daisy stamp using Pink Sherbert and Willow Dabbers. This was then layered onto some coordinating Bazzill Bling. I also stamped the Dandelion onto the main card using the Pink Sherbert. The message was made using Word on my PC. A few fancy brads finish the card off.

Lily Card

This card was made using one of the new stamps that Jennie has added to her range. It is a beautiful stamp, so versatile that it can be used for any kind of occasion, even a sympathy card. I began by blending Shabby Shutters and Worn Lipstick Distress inks onto some glossy card. I then used the re-inkers of these colours, dropping them onto a craft mat and then spritzing with water. I then dabbed the card onto the inks and dried it once I had achieved the look I was wanting. I stamped the Lily onto the coloured card, I tried to have the pink on the petals and the green on the leaves...well, sort of!! I used a co-ordinating lily stamp on the card itself, added a little message which I had printed off from "Word". I decided to mat the images onto black cardstock as I think this gives it a little definition.

Inky Tin

Jennie had sent me a little slide top tin to play I used some Alcohol Inks to colour the surface of it. Firstly, I chose Wild Plum, Butterscotch and Stonewashed inks. I added a little drop of each onto a felt applicator and then tapped them onto the tin. I used a little Blending Solution to achieve a more!! effect. I coloured the whole of the tin and then the inside of the lid (you should see my fingers and nails...eek, all different colours!!) Whilst I was using the inks, I coloured some glossy card with them and then I cut it down to fit inside the tin itself. I used Versafine Black ink to stamp some images onto the card and then chose the stamping for the tin iself. As StazOn ink is solvent based, it is not the best ink to use with Alcohol Inks. This is why I used oil based ink, but there is a drawback with this. Whilst you get a lovely crisp image, it sometimes doesn't dry, so I always emboss the images with clear embossing powder. I did this for the images I had stamped onto the tin. I also stamped a little bit of script onto the glossy card, embossed the words and then added a small piece of this to the tin lid. The "embellishment" is actually Grungeboard. I have loved this new product and have used nearly all my "Elements" but saved the pieces that they punched out I used this as a stencil for the uncut sheets I have. I chose the heart and the wings and then coloured these using Adirondack pads in the same colours. I then edged the heart and wings with black ink and embossed these with clear powder. I attached them to the top of the tin using silicone glue.

Collage Woman

This is my favouritest thing I have made for Jennie so far!! I love pink! And I love brown! So, I have combined them together on this project.
Earlier in the week I had made the Collage Man plate. On the same sheet is a lovely stamp of a lady. So, I decided to use this stamp, along with a couple of words, butterflies and also some chipboard too.
To start off, I used the Pink Sherbert Dabber, painting the whole piece of mountboard with it. Whilst this was drying, I then painted some thick card and the chipboard tag and flowers with the same paint. Once the paint was dry, I used a metal file and roughed the edges of the mountboard. I then took an old off cut of mountboard and ran the edge of it over a Walnut Stain pad and then "streaked" it onto the background so I had a really distressed look. I used a piece of Cut & Dry foam and blended Walnut Stain ink around the edges of the mountboard. I next inked up a script stamp and stamped randomly onto the background and then stamped the Hydrangea stamp onto the background too. The lady stamp was inked up with Walnut Stain and stamped onto the spare piece of card. I stamped this twice so I could lift parts of the image for the collage. I stuck the image parts onto the main image using 3D foam. I also stamped the words and the butterflies on this spare card, cut them out and then added them to the main design. The chipboard flowers are lovely, but I wanted them to look a bit battered, so I used the metal file again and roughed up the edges. I stamped the same script stamp onto them and then rubbed Walnut Stain around the edges. The tag was prepared in the same way, except I used a Pearl Metalic Dabber and stamped the hydrangea onto the tag once the pink paint was dry. I roughed up the edge of the tag aswell and then stuck one of the flowers onto it. I added a couple of little "secret" details to the back of the tag and then attached it to the background using an eyelet and some pink gingham ribbon. The chipboard flowers were a little big for my design, so I hit on the idea of cutting part of them off so they would fit nicely to the corner. I added some fancy brads to the centre of the flowers and stuck them with Glossy Accents. As I said, this is my favourite piece so far....and I think I will be making another one for my craft room! :O))

Thank you all for looking, please don't forget that you can buy all the stamps from Jennie at Jennie will also have a stand at the Make It Show at Farnborough on 18th - 20th January, which is this next weekend coming!

I have really enjoyed making these first projects for has been refreshing to use some different images and has really made me think about what to make and where to put the images. And, I think I have cracked the problem I had with "collages" too!

Hugs Hels x


Alison said...

I LOVE the red shorts and no her bum doesn't look big in them :-) xxx

Anonymous said...

fantastic stuff and i to love the red shorts card, brilliant artwork, love Andrea xx

Lilibet said...

Hels,these cards are lovely.The Lily is very clever & looks very much like painted silk!Love the tine with the grunge board embellies.I havent used my grunge board elements yet.I like to covert them for a while before I take the plunge!!!

Angie C said...

These are all lovely Hels. My favourites are the pink daisy - it's gorgeous and the collage woman is stunning. I also adore the little tin.

Shaz said...

fabulous cards Helen xx

Linda Elbourne said...

Stunning - truly stunning. I love them all XXX

CraftyC said...

You have been busy Hels! I do like the lily card, vibrant colours.

Lydia said...

Loving the Lily card and the tin...and the Daisy...and...ok, so all of them ^,^

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

Fab work Hels - love the Red Shorts card!

Denise Holmes said...

Your work gets better and better Hels, I love the pink daisy - and the woman collage - well all of it really ! x

Hels said...

Thanks everyone xx

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