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

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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

Tuesday, 28 June 2016

#artistchallenge Day 3

I normally only post up cards on my blog but I thought I would share this trinket box I made recently ...

I sanded the box & gave it a coat of gesso, then painted it with acrylic paint. The bird stamp is an old one from my stash from a company called Banana Frog.
I added some texture with texture paste mixed with acrylic paint & painted through a stencil. Then added some crackle glaze to the bird.
I hope you like it.

Thanks for popping by & take care.

Tam x

Wooden trinket box
Bird stamp - Banana Frog
That's Crafty Dinky stencil
White texture paste, acrylic paint, gesso, crackle glaze

Monday, 27 June 2016

#artistchallenge Day 2

It's day 2 of the #artistchallenge. I had a customer request to make a card for her Nan's 90th birthday. This is what I came up with ...

I used papers from Craftwork Cards & some Stampin' Up dies to make the frames.

Thanks for popping by & take care.

Tam x

Sunday, 26 June 2016

Artist challege Day 1 - Keep smiling

I've been nominated by a friend to take part in the #artistchallenge. After events in the UK over the last few days, this card sums up what we all need to do now ...

Thanks for popping by & take care.

Tam x

Stamp: Visible Image "Keep Smiling