Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Hello Everyone,

I wanted to share with you today some amazing ideas created by Christine Illis. She has used our imagepac stampmaker kit to make her stamps and then got creative with porcelain clay.

Go on check it out......Note it is in french so give you chance to brush up on your languages :-)

http://cricriloisirs.canalblog.com/archives/2014/07/16/30260752.html


Monday, 4 August 2014

Mixed media page with lots of stamps

On this page I played around with gesso, colors and stamps and I enjoyed every second of the process.

I added stamps randomly on the background. 








For This Project You Will Need
    FabScraps C67 Industrial Chic paper range, Journal Box, stickers and Chipboard
    FabScraps Stencils and metal bug decoration
    Stamps made using the Teresa Collins stamp maker from Photocentrics 
    Gesso, mist, ink, acrylic colour, glaze, stencils, black pen, modelling paste, 3Dfoam

Instructions
1.                   Use C67 004 as a base.
2.                   Mount on a  12x12 chipboard to get a steady base for the mixed media.
3.                   Add transparent gesso all over the page. Let dry.
4.                   Add some white gesso here and there and let dry.
5.                   Add some stamps randomly. Let dry.
6.                   Mist with blue/turquoise colour. Also splat. Let dry.
7.                   Add squares using a mask and modelling paste. Let dry.
8.                   Add orange mist on the squares using a paint brush.
9.                   Cut a piece 3x5” from C67 006. Outline with a black pen.
10.               Cut a small piece of C67 002 and 008 and outline with a black pen.
11.               Cut a piece 4.5 x 4.5 “ from C67 006.
12.               Add all these.
13.               Add the photo on 3Dfoam.
14.               Paint the chipboard DC 003 and 008 black. Let dry. Cut the shape in halves and “one of the halves in several pieces. Add.
15.               Cut out the round shape from MC67 001A and the stars. Add göaze to the stars and let dry..
16.               Mount the stickers ST67 002 on white plain paper to make less transparent. Cut out, mount on 3Dfoam and add to the shield. Add to the page.
17.               Cut out “boxes” from C67 006 and the “8” from MC67 001A and add.
18.               Add brads to the stars and add.
19.               Cut out birds from C67 008, add glaze, let dry and add on 3Dfoam.
20.               Add stickels to the word “style explosion” to create texture. Let dry and paint turquoise . Let dry and add some gesso here and there on the word.  
21.               Add a pearl to the shield.
22.               Add some gesso here and there.
23.               Enjoy

Page made for FabScraps summer CHA

Sunday, 6 July 2014

Using more than 30 stamps on the background

I made this page for a challenge over at The Studio Challenges:Stamping time to get your stamps out and get stamping on your layout, how many stamps can you get on your page?

I went wild with stamps this time. I used over 30 different stamps for my background :) 
First I stamped with black ink all over the page. 

Then I added some color using digress ink and masks.


The I just added some paper, some decorations, stickers and a Photo. 







Supply:
Stamps ... lots of stamps made using the Teresa Collins stamp maker by Photocentrics
Heidi Swapp Dreamy Collection (paper, Ephimera decorations, stickers)
Masks by Crafter's Workshop
Distress ink




Saturday, 5 July 2014

Farewell to an era

It is time to say farewell to an era now that the youngest kid stops Kindergarden and starts school. A new era in our lives Soon she will be able to read and write and then before we know it the house will be full of teenagers.

I have made three thank you cards for the personell at Kndergarden using Heidi Swapp's fabulous Dreamy collection, Tonic Studio Dies and of course home made stamps.







Supply:
Tonic Studios Floral Circle die
Heidi Swapp Dreamy collection
AC Thickers
Ribbons
Stamps all made using the Teresa Collins Stampmaker from Photocentrics

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Artsy backgrounds XOXO

I love artsy backgrounds with colour and stamps. I started by adding a tin layer of transparent gesso on the PP. then I just quickly added some of my favourite colour turquoise on some of it. Then I went wild using several different stamps randomly over the teal area and some of the rest of the page where I planned to put decorations.


I used Amanda Robinson Studio Love cards 1 and 5th February free shape XoXoXo border as decorations on this page together with some butterfly rub-ons.



In the end I decided I needed just a tiny bit more colour so I splashed some more turquoise in a slightly darker colour, same as the butterflies, on the page.






Monday, 16 June 2014

A man, his hat and moustache

These pictures are from a maskerade we had 4 years ago but when I saw FabScraps new Gentlemen's Club Collection I knew I wanted to use those photos.They are also perfect with the father's day stamps.







For This Project You Will Need
    FabScraps Gentlemen’s Club paper range: C66 001, 002 and 004
    FabScraps Gentlemen’s Club Journal Box MC66 001A
    FabScraps Gentlemen’s Club Die Cuts DC66 010 Hats, Clock & Waistcoats and DC66 014 Penny Farthing Bicycle
    FabScraps Stencils and metal bug decoration
    Modelling paste, gesso, mask, embossing powder, mini staple, Crystal Glaze, Ink and flowers. Moustache stamp
Instructions
1.                   Use a blue C66 001 as a base. Cut off ½ 2 on two sides.
2.                   Add modelling paste on a mask. Let dry. Distress the edges.
3.                   Cut off the centre of C66 004 so that you keep a frame that is 1” wide. Put behind the base. Stich on using a sewing machine.
4.                   Cut out a piece 4x10 2 from the centrepiece of C66 004. Add some gesso on a mask and let dry. Distress the edges.
5.                   Cut a slightly bigger piece from C66 002. Distress the edges and put behind.
6.                   On top of these two pieces put two photos. Glue on but only in the centre so that you can tick in decorations around the edges. Add to the page.
7.                   Cut of a piece of one of the Hot air balloons from MC66 001A and add
8.                   Cut out a clock from MC66 001A and add some crystal Glaze. Let dry.
9.                   Add embossing powder to the hat DC66 010 and the bike DC66 014. Paint some of the hat black. Add both.
10.               Add lots of flowers and the clock.
11.               Cut out circles from C66002 and add beside the photo using a mini staple.
12.              Make a stamp from the negatives below using the Teresa Collins Stampmaker from Photocentrics. Stamp 3 moustaches, let dry, cut out and staple on
13.               Add the metal bug decoration.
14.               Add the title.

15.               Enjoy

Stamp made using the Teresa Collins Stampmaker by Photocentrics:

Thursday, 5 June 2014

If friends were flowers I'd pick you - stamping backgrounds

As soon as I saw this fantastic chipboard word 'If friends were flowers i'd pick you' I knew I would love to use it. First I thought of using it with a pic of me and one of my kids but I couldn't in the end just choose one and I rarely manage to get them all in one photo LOL. So instead I chose a pic of my son and one of his very best friends.


I made the background using lots of colors and lots of different stamps


 I framed the image using one of the scraplet circles




I added flowers to another circle



On all scraplets I embossed in dark blue and then I added some gesso. Finally I added distress ink (Peacock feathers)  onto the gesso.


Supply:
Maggie Holmes Styleboard collection by Crate Paper
Stamps made using Teresa Collins Stampmaker by Photocentrics
(Except butterfly stamp which is Kaisercraft)
Mist by Dulysions
Distress ink by Ranger
Embossing powder, ink, mixed flowers
Chipboard / Scraplets from A2Z Scraplets




Wednesday, 26 March 2014

This is what awesome looks like by Petra

I just love this word scraplet, how could you not?
I combined it with one of the cute parrot that I embossed in different colors. Easy peasy. Hope you like it.




I stamped all over the page with my camera icon circle stamp and some on another piece of paper too which I then cut out and mounted on 3D foam.



I used this stamp negative with my Stampmaker: