Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Tags- Fly and be free and Hello

Remember the tags I posted about a couple of days ago? Well I thought I'd show you the other two today.

Here's all 3 together. I'd used a white tag, patterned paper and paint scraped over and though a stencil, toned down with some white gesso.

This one ended up with a butterfly theme, so Fly and be free seemed to be appropriate. I added sequins and some old stickers and the dew drops I found in a drawer last week!

As always I outlined lots in black ink.

My angry owl has been hanging around on my desk for months, and he seemed to be saying hello. 

After I'd outlined in black ink, he needed a bit more so some dots and squiggles round the letters and the owl happened. I'm really pleased with these, so next to work out how to use them!


Saturday, July 14, 2018

Tags- Hello lovely.

I made tags! Just for the hell of it. I started off with no idea what I was going to use them for, but as I went along some themes emerged! I really enjoyed making them, just because.

The base are white tags, with scraps of patterned paper stuck on. Then I went over the top with scrapes of pink and yellow paint. It was a little bright, so I tones it down with white gesso.

I use an old credit card to scrape the paint on, and a brush to paint through a hexagonal stencil.

The diecuts came from various sets, I just went for colour matches. Plus sequins, some words, and dew drops.

I went for a cake theme with this one. I thought it might work on a layout for an afternoon tea I recently went to. I added number and other odd stickers from an old set, again, just looking for colours.

I finished off with doodles in black ink to edge and finish off these 2 tags. 

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Thank you......again

A final little card to show you from the pile of books stamp session.

It's a simple little thank you, with the words repeatedly stamped at the bottom of the page, and a pale pink script in the background. 

And that's it for the makes from the one stamping session, I think I did quite well from the one outing of the stamp!

Thanks for looking.

Monday, June 18, 2018

Summer hello- Traveller's notebook

Oh how I love my traveller's notebook. For some reason I hadn't thought of making a double page layout before I spotted a few other people doing them on YouTube and Pinterest.

We'd gone away for the weekend, and as I'm always up early I set myself up in a corner with the few supplies I'd brought from home and made this page. The photo is of my brother and myself when we were on holiday as children.

The paperstack was an impulse purchase (and cheap), and an equally impulse decision to take it away with me. It's got lots of flamingos and pineapples and is very now...

I found my date stamps, so I went a bit mad on this one.

There's no doubt that black outlining helps makes things pop and brings it together. The stickers are from the Simple Stories I am range, and they're mostly quite small but that works well for the TN sized pages.

It's good to work with a limited set of materials, it makes decisions easier and focusses the mind! I love how the bright pink washi works with the flamingos.

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Bookmark cards

Following on from my little stamping session with a Unity book stamp, I made some pretty bookmarks. I'd stamped the books onto brown paper, and cut out, then matted onto various orange cards and papers. I added the quote from the stamp set too. 

I have oodles of ribbon and fibres, and so I matched up the blue in the patterned layer, otherwise it was orange overload.

I'd had plans for some more thank you cards, but the bookmarks sparked a little idea.

The patterned paper is layered onto kraft card, with some old Martha Stewart punches brought into use again. 

The library pockets are from a fab set I was brought when I left my old job- it was to make your own library. Great aren't they?

As these are cards for people who work in a library, the book theme seemed appropriate! 

Gems always finish things off!

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Thank you card

The inspiration for this thank you card came from a little Unity stamp and some scrap paper.

I stamped these cute books onto the paper that came on the flowers I was given when I left work. The final card looks like this...

The library card in the middle came from a "make your own library" kit I was also given as a leaving gift, and I used it to frame the Thank You.

I added the date, the gems and some tiny attacher staples to keep the twine in place.

The background stamp is pretty ancient- it's a Hero Arts stamps and I've been using it for a decade and more...

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Unboxing the May Papermaze scrapbook kit

I've bought the Papermaze scrapbook kit again this month, well last month actually. It's unusual in that it''s released at the end of each month, so although this is the May kit, it's current into June.

I also had a few add on purchases, mostly Disney themed ones! Hope you enjoy watching!