Thursday, 29 January 2009

Encaustic Art

Here are some of my encaustic art pictures. I have had them for sometime, but not sure what to do with them. I think I am going to have ago at scanning them into the computer and then play around with them so that they can become backing papers to use for my stamping. I haven't done anything like this before so if anyone has any tips I would be most grateful!

Tuesday, 27 January 2009

Graphicus Challenge

Here is my entry for the January Graphicus Challenge, I chose to just go with the Plum and Gold theme as I couldn't think of anything appropriate to combine the celebration element as well. Finding a plum colour was a challenge in it self as I didn't have anything that had plum in the title so I had a go at making my own from Glimmer Mist sprays. I mixed rum raison and candy apple together to make a "plummy colour". I stamped the Paisley background in Brilliance Gold and then sponged the glimmer mist around the edges. I then went over this with the Brilliance Gold. The main image stamp is from the Fantasy Floral plate. I covered the stamp with the Brilliance Gold and then went over it with the glimmer mist that i painted on with a brush, then stamped as normal. I cut out two of the images and stuck on with silicone glue along with the setiment which is from the Harlequin Rose plate. All the stamps I used are from Elusive Images

Tuesday, 20 January 2009


I have been having great fun playing with the new Harlequin Stamps that I won from the Elusive Images Design Team Blog They are so versatile that you can create cards for a variety of occassions. I love the colour combination of this card. The heart paper was found by chance buried in my craft room (I think it is a paper mania one from a couple of years ago) and I thought it matched resonably well to the coloured diamonds of the rose image from the Harlequin stamp set. I punched the edges of the black background using a Fiskars paper punch and the sentiment is a rub on. I sponged the edges of the card with sea breeze chalk ink and created the little foliage design by stamping the little stamp from the Filigree Fusion Plate three times and finishing it off with 3 little red flat backed gems.


This card was made from the Harlequin stamp set. I embossed the border in copper, the tag were stamped by colouring straight onto the rubber using brush markers. The background stamp was done in the same way. The base of the card was sponged with Tim Holtz distress inks in faded jeans and vintage photo (I think!) The sentiment is from the Harlequin set and I stamped it on a tag cut on the Cricut.

Harlequin Stamp Plate

This card was made using the heart design. As soon as i saw it I pictured this heart as a piece of metal work so set about trying to make it look just like it. I pressed the stamp into some white Hearty clay and once dry I painted it with Ranger perfect pearls in pewter. I then rubbed over the dried design with metallic rub ons. I did the same with the two little swirls which I thought complimented the heart rather well. The swirl came from the Filigree Fusion plate also from Elusive Images. The back ground was made on glossy card. I randomly stamped a heart from the Damask Heart stamp set and clear embossed it, I then covered the whole card in alcohol inks. The heart sentiment is from the Harlequin plate.

Monday, 12 January 2009

Deco Template

I created this for the Papercraft Essentials designer of the year competition but was not one of the lucky winners. Now that I have set up my blog I don't feel the need to send my work to the magazines for approval as I am really happy posting my work here where people can drop by and have a look if they wish.
This gift box card was made using the template from Creative Craft Cabin.
I went to an all day workhshop which was run by the shop in Twyford last May and had a fabulous day, in one of the workshops we were shown how to use the template so I decided to buy it and now use if for my "special occasion cards".

The topiary tree is made from polystyrene balls skewered onto a chop stick (sounds painful!)and then die cut leaves pinned onto them. The flower panels are made from die cut circles glued together with a leaf die from the Cricut Solutions Home Accents cart. The front has been stamped with the Wisteria tapestry stamp set

Wednesday, 7 January 2009

Thank You

Wow I have just learnt that I have been randomly picked by Glenda for her blog candy give away on her design team's blog Thanks so much Glenda and for your kind comments on my canvas.

Monday, 5 January 2009


I am very new to blogging but thought I would give it a go. As you can probably tell I need to learn how to take better photos but here is my attempt at a collage canvas. I did enter it into the Craft Stamper magazine competition but didn't get anywhere with it. Never mind I loved making it!

Thursday, 1 January 2009

My First Post!

This is a card I made using Wendie Rhodes stamp collection. The picture on the top is of the front of the card and the one underneath is the inside