Friday, 28 October 2016

Flowers and Inks

Hi Everyone,

I have loved experimenting with inked backgrounds recently and have a couple of cards to share with you using different techniques.

For this one I have used Craft Card and coloured with Memento inks (Morrocco, Peanut Brittle and Toffee Crunch) I then stamped the edge with stamps from Craftwork Cards. I matted the stamped image of the flower from Crafters Companion Textures range and stuck it at a jaunty angle.

This card is so simple but I just loved the effect that I had to make two. It is simply masking off a strip at the side of a DL card and again using memento inks (autumn colours as above and the blues are Tim Holtz distress inks in milled lavender,weathered wood and shaded lilac) Don't be shy with the ink layer them up to get a lovely deep shade. I then stamped the card with the flower and sentiment from Woodware (Sunflower doodles).

Both simple but I am sure the recipients will be delighted whoever they may be.

Take care

Gill xx

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Happy Halloween

Hi Everyone,

I hope you are all well. I have had a few health issues the last few months but all good now and I have loads to share with you over the coming weeks.

I think I am nearly done with my Christmas cards but you never know and I think it is a bit early to share them with you so lets talk about Halloween today.

I have created a small tray to hold the treat sweets and decorated a milk bottle and straw using Crafters Companion papers from the free cd in the Autumn magazine. The freebies you get in the magazines are amazing not to mention the projects you can craft along to. The Autumn mag is on sale for just £4.99 on the web site at the moment.

I am not a big Halloween fan really but loved creating this, I am sure my Grandsons will love it.

Take care

Love Gill xx