Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Music on - World off

I seem to be acquiring quite a few stamps by Visible Image lately! Here's another card made with one of their stamps, this one again is great for teenagers' cards:

The background was made with Brusho powder. I sprinkled a couple of Brusho colours onto watercolour cardstock then spritzed with water to activate them. Rather than soak up the excess water with a paper towel I pressed another piece of cardstock over the top & made a ghost print - 2 for the price of one, I like that! ...

I used this ghost print as my background for the card:

The headphones & wording were stamped & embossed straight onto the background. I used a stamp from another set to make the border.

I hope you like it.
Thanks for popping by.

Take care,

Tam x


Stamps: Music on, world off - Visible Image; Music speaks - Visible Image
Other: Brusho; versamark ink pad; black embossing powder

Creative Artist Mixed Media: "Anything Mixed Media Goes"
Addicted to Stamps & more: "Anything goes"

Thursday, 8 September 2016

Gelli plate fun

I'm really into trying new techniques at the moment, the Gelli plate being the latest one! I had a fun afternoon with acrylic paints, random leaves from the garden & other bits & bobs round the house. Here's a few of the prints I pulled from the plate ...

I took one of the prints & used it for a card background:

I love this stamp of a girl jumping in the air - so carefree & full of life. I stamped the girl directly onto the background with versamark ink & heat embossed with Wow! powder. I stamped & embossed the sentiment in the same stamp set on white cardstock & fussy cut, gluing onto the background. I drew lines round the edge of the gelli print to give it a border.

I hope you like it.

Take care.

Tam x

Stamps: Tomorrrow doesn't exist (Visible Image)
Other: gelliplate, acrylic paints, Wow! ebony embossing powder, black micron pen

Challenges entered
More Mixed Media Challenge - Anything goes + optional brown
Creative Artiste Challenge - Anything Mixed Media Goes
That's Crafty Challenge blog - All Square - use squares in your project (I've used a square card)
NB: the embossing powder is from their store.

Monday, 29 August 2016

Modelling film tag

I made this tag after seeing the current challenge at Tag You're It.

The tag background was made with Brusho, a new product for me but I love the effects you can get with them. The flower was die cut from modelling film, stamped with stazon ink & painted on the reverse with acrylic paint. Once you heat the modelling film with a heat gun it becomes very pliable & you can mold it into shape. You need asbestos hands though I found! It's very hot & you need to move quickly before it hardens, but if you don't like the shape you've made, just heat it again & re-shape.

I hope you like it.

I've been a bit quiet on here lately as we've been on a fab family holiday to Majorca. This has been my view for a fortnight this month ...

So I'm now all rested & recuperated!
I hope you've enjoyed the summer too.

Take care.

Tam x

Poppy Stamps 'Stitched Main Street Tags' die
Stampin' Up bird branch punch
Hero Arts Script stamp
Sentiment: MFT Die-namics 'Polka Dot Greetings' stamp
Clearly For Art modelling film
Brusho; Versafine onyx black ink; Stazon black ink; Deco Art Media fluid acrylic paint, pyrole red; Divine Twine


Tag You're It: Create a tag inspired by ...

Saturday, 2 July 2016

#artistchallenge Day 7

It's the last day of the #artistchallenge & today I'm sharing a card I made a while ago for a friend who has 3 cavachon dogs. I used a stamp set & embossing folder that was free in a magazine which was perfect timing to make her card!

Thanks for popping by & take care.

Tam x

Friday, 1 July 2016

#artistchallenge Day 6

Today I'm sharing a penny slider card I made a while ago. I love the way the hamster looks as though he's running around his wheel!

Thanks for popping by & take care.

Tam x

Stamp: Lawn Fawn "I Wheelie like you"

Thursday, 30 June 2016

#artistchallenge Day 5

I've been gradually increasing the colours of distress inks I have & buying the mini ink pads. So today I had a play with a few of my new colours & a stamp I purchased at a craft show a while ago. The design was inspired by a few blog challenges ...

To make the coloured background, I blended 4 different inks onto white cardstock through a stencil & spritzed with water. I then inked up the bird stamp & stamped it 4 times on top of the coloured background. With the 5th stamping,I masked off the bird part of the stamp so I could just stamp it's perch. The flying bird was stamped once on the main card & then again lower down without re-inking to give the effect of the bird flying off it's perch. I masked off part of the top of the card, blended distress ink & stamped the sentiment.

I found a neat idea on Pinterest how to keep blending foams with their matching ink pad... the round foams are a perfect fit for underneath the mini ink pads & you can hold them in place with some washi tape ...

Thanks for popping by & take care.

Tam x

Stamp: Lindsay Mason Designs "Dreams have wings"
Stencil: Tim Holtz "Brick"
Distress inks: mustard seed, mowed lawn, peacock feathers, picked raspberry

Just Us Girls: Photo week:

CASology: Cue card:

Wednesday, 29 June 2016

#artistchallenge Day 4

A few months ago I found a company called Visible Image who make some fab stamps. Today I'm sharing a door hanger I made using one of their stamps which is a great set for teenagers!

After applying a coat of gesso I painted the door hanger with blue acrylic paint. The hash tags were made with a bamboo skewer while the paint was still wet. I didn't have any black texture paste so I mixed some black acrylic paint with white texture paste & brushed through a spots stencil.
I managed to ink the stamp in 2 colours by inking up very carefully with a red mini ink pad first then inking the rest of the stamp with black! The image was stamped onto white cardstock, fussy cut then glued onto the hanger. I drew round the images in black marker to make them stand out.

Thanks for popping by & take care.

Tam x

Stamp: Visible Image "Teenage Kicks"
White gesso, blue acrylic paint, black acrylic paint
Chipboard door hanger
That's Crafty - Dinky stencil