My Lovely Friends,

Thursday 30 April 2020

Happy 90th Birthday Mum

Well as you've probably seen in my title it's my Mums 90th Birthday today,
We had all sorts planned for the day all of which has had to change,

Still she can have her card which I created using some gorgeous papers by Prima and some of my handmade foamiran flowers,
I haven't been making flowers for a little while as I got a new puppy plus I was looking after my daughters new one too, they are growing up a little now so I had some more time to create, as you know handmade flowers take time!! lol

I created the flowers using lady E Design dies, Flower 004 for the larger ones, Tiny flowers for the trailing ones and the leaves were made out of Leaves 003,

I used 0.6 white foamiran coloured with Geletos, on both sides of the petal edges,

The leaves I cut out of  a paper pad, simply adding a little distress ink on the edges,

Stamens came from 14 Craft Bar,

 I used a some pale pink 0.6 foamiran for the tiny flowers too, keeping the white plain,

To finish off the card I used Lisa Hortons Companions collection Numbers die, using some of the same papers, this die has a matching stamp set which can be bought from Lisa too,

Well off to celebrate in a very strange way, social distancing here we come!!!

Happy Crafting!!!

Tuesday 28 April 2020

Aperture stencil scene card

Hi guys, I'm here today to show you a card I created for Lisa' Horton to show on Create and Craft tv, I created a more traditional style card making a scene using one of the circle aperture stencils which were on the last show, these are really useful and they also come with the inner circles to use as masks too, 

They also do Rectangles too which again have the inner sections, both of these stencils have so many uses and ways to create with them,

So onto my card

Simply place your chosen larger circle size stencil onto some card having first removed the inner section, and taking some sort of ink, I used distress inks with some green at the base of the circle to create the look of bushes, keeping inside the circle stencil, then I went over the top of the green with a little darker green, which gives the bushes depth, keeping the circle stencil in place I then  used some blue to create the sky simply going around the edges only,
at this point remove the circle stencil and using one of the smaller ones place were you want a sun to be, simply use distress inks in the circle as before, remove the circle stencil and use the smaller circle mask over the top of the sun you created, then add your first circle over the scene as before,

I found taping the circles stencil down with easy lift tape helped at this stage, then holding the smaller circle mask in place go around the circle going slightly more into the centre with the blue to create the sky again, I  did this lightly by simply holding my blending tool softly to create a halo effect around the sun, where the blue and green met above the bushes the colours mingled to create another effect which again gave depth to the scene,

I mat and layered some white and black card to create the card base, wrapping some twine around the top layer which has the scene on, 

I took One of the Butterflies from the Majestic butterflies stamp set and stamped it onto some watercolour card, I then painted the butterfly with some distress re-inkers in colours that toned with the scene, after cutting it out I slightly bent the wings upward and glued the body of the butterfly in place,

I finished off the card with two of the verses from the butterfly stamp sets Majestic Butterflies and Wings and Things then added some of the gorgeous pearls which Lisa also sells,

Check out Lisa's online shop That Craft Place LTD  too for some more products which are available if in stock two weeks after the shows on Create and craft

Happy Crafting!!!