Monday, 26 May 2014

Handmade Project Life Cards

A great idea for a swap m UKScrapper, handmade project life cards. 
We had to make ten 3x4 cards and 5 4x6 cards. I made two sets and here they are:

I stuck to the same colour palette for each set. The first set I used red, orange and yellow.

This card is distress paint dabbers and an Indigo Blu stamp

The background on this card is created with pan pastels and an Inkylicious stamp, stamped in versamark

This card is Dylusions sprays, Dylusions stamp and Stampington washi tape

For my second set I chose pinks and purples. I used some Messy Head card for the first 5 on which I stamped a Lavinia fairy in black archival and the word wish in momento angel pink.

This card is plain white painted with lilac and jasmine pink Luminarte Silks, in real life you can see the lovely sheen and shimmer on it.

Finally this white card was sprayed with Dylusions ink then stamped with Lavinia's Believe, a fairy and stars

Looking forward to receiving some different ones back.

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Saturday, 17 May 2014

Home Sweet Home

The theme for the May Card Swap on UKS on houses! I love houses! We could also optionally colour in our images, something else I love to do. Here's my cards:

I used purple base card then added a mat using mixed media backgrounds I'd previously created, scanned then printed out. The sentiments are all spellbinders dies. The top 3 houses are from Polka Doodles and the bottom two houses are both Dylusions.

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Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Postage Stamp Head ATCs

A fabulously creative idea from Rebecca on UKS. I used Dylusions ink sprays for the backgrounds, sprayed onto a craft mat then dipped the card in. Added a variety of background stamps and stencils. The borders are mainly Christy Tomlinson "She Art Doodles". The final ATC border is my own handmade stamp in black then the gaps coloured in with pink gelly roll. The quotes are from Lisa's Altered Art and ArtChixStudio (which unfortunately doesn't seem to be available any more). 

Here's my 5 ATCs:


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Monday, 5 May 2014

Junk Journal 2

Here's my 20 pages for the second Junk Journal Swap on UKS:
Used two pieces of greyboard covered in paint, rub-ons, scraps...

"Junk" is from Autumn Leave "Snap Alphabet" and Sian's and Journal are JOFY alphabet
The No. 2 house is a Kate Crane download

Inside Front... 
Bird from etsy; image from a magazine, reflected how I felt at the time

Inside Back... 

Back cover... 

Page 1:
Scrap of Finnabair Dreamer paper with doodles added and quotes from Lisa's Altered Art

Page 2
Made a book using Tim Holtz scraps and travel washi tape. 
It actually has two more pages but thought the post had enough pics

Page 3
Piece of torn card painted with acrylic then Luminarte silks
Washi around the edge and a Kate Crane house

Page 4
Two scraps fastened together with washi tape and Tim Holtz stickers added inside and on front and back. Quote from ArtChixStudio

Page 5
Lovely scrap of Tim Holtz (untouched)

Page 6
Piece of card I found already scored with the shorts sticker randomly stuck on there for some reason. I added the rub-on "A Comedy" and hilarious as well as washi tape, bird image. It's painted with acrylics then Vavoom Luminarte Silk, some stamps in the background and the stamp around the edge is my own homemade one

includes two Kate Crane houses 


Page 7
A piece of torn card envelope, folded unevenly. Painted with acrylics and Luminarte Silks, added bird image and Kate Crane Houses



Page 8
More torn card envelope pieces. Painted with acrylics and luminarte silks, stamped, washi tape and bird image added

Strips of scrap from my own backgrounds (after being scanned then printed out) and a Kate Crane house 

Page 9
Scrap of Finnabair paper with a homemade girl: Face from Tumble Fish Studio, arms and neck cut from book pages and painted  then the top cut from my own background. Phrase from ArtChix Studio


Page 10
For some reason this would not scan fully and the back wouldn't scan at all. I created a pocket from scraps and washi tape, the inside I covered with Finnabair papers. It's about 6x6. The phrase is from ArtChixStudio and I filled the pocket with Project Life cards.

Page 11
Piece of scrap card covered in printed copies of my own handmade backgrounds

Page 12
A paper bag folded, painted with acrylics and Luminarte silks, with added washi.
 Owl image is Octopode Factory, Etsy. I've covered all the edges with washi tape but the bag still opens and you can use it like a pocket to place things in.



Page 13
More torn card envelope decorated in same way as others. Image from Etsy

Page 14
Torn card envelope, decorated as before. Houses are Artistic Stamper stamped on my own backgrounds, the circles were hand drawn and cut out of my backgrounds too.

Page 15
Large tag sprayed and stamped, magazine image added and phrase from ArtChixStudio

Back of tag painted with my background scraps and phrase as above 

Page 16
Piece of unused paper I've had for ages. 
Added images to front and phrase to the back from Lisa's Altered Art

Page 17
Torn black card with collaged image and doodles.

Stamped image is Paperartsy 

Page 18
Greyboard with collaged images from my own backgrounds and washi around the edges

Page 19
Extra Large Tag, decorated as before. Lines are using my handmade stamp

Magazine image with Dylusions skull head and hat. Trickling water stamps from Designs By Ryn

Page 20
Card folded in half to make a little booklet, decorated as usual with adde magazine and collaged images

And that's all folks - thoroughly enjoyed creating these and can't wait for the next Junk Journal which is rumoured to be for Halloween!
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