Monday 30 November 2015

Stamp Without A Stamp At Make My Monday

Hello everyone, I'm a little late with my post for our new challenge at Make My Monday which has been chosen by Shawna and shock, horror, the theme is to Stamp But With Something That Isn't A Stamp!
Here's my rather zingy inspiration which I hope you like.

I made the background by using my fingers to apply several shades of acrylic paint to a piece of mixed media paper. I then used a piece of netting that held fruit as a stencil to apply Ranger Dye Ink in Wild Orchid and Electric Lime to the painted paper.
I used a That's Crafty Dinky Stencil with Archival Watering Can ink to apply the dotty pattern to the paper. I then used 3 different sizes of bottle caps with all 3 inks to apply the circles randomly to the paper.
I coloured some paper with the 3 shades of ink and die cut the flowers and centres from these with some X Cut flower dies. I drew the stalks and glued the flowers on then added this to a card blank. I finished off with some Tim Holtz Big Chat stickers.

Have a great week and see you soon.
Fliss xx

Friday 27 November 2015

Angel Wishes For That's Crafty

Hello everyone and welcome to today's post which is to let you know that I have a project to share over at That's Crafty Blog.

Here's a sneak peek and you'll find all the details over at the blog if you'd like to hop on over. It's not exactly the project I planned for this week either and ended up being kind of thrown together at the last minute as I ran out of time to finish my other creation. That will be for next week!

I'm sorry if I haven't been round lately too which is because my spare time has been severely cut down for various reasons. I'm hoping for some more time very soon!

Thanks to everyone who has stuck with me and see you soon.
Fliss xx

Monday 23 November 2015

Oh Christmas Tree At Make My Monday

Hello everyone, I hope you all had a lovely weekend despite the somewhat chilly weather. I woke up yesterday morning to sunshine but the coldest day for a long time as it was -1.5 degrees and we normally only get that in February in the middle of the night!
Today sees the start of a new challenge at Make My Monday and Caz has chosen the seasonal theme of Oh Christmas Tree so would like to see Christmas trees of the outdoor or indoor variety as the focal point on your creation.
For my inspiration my Tim Holtz Scribbly Christmas trees came to the rescue.

I stamped the trees on medium surface cartridge paper with Archival Fern Green and Adirondack Butterscotch inks. I then added a little colour with Intense pencils and cut the images to a panel.

I stamped the text repeatedly on a strip of the same paper with the Fern Green ink. I then used a ruler with the Adirondack Cranberry marker pen to draw a box around round the edges of the panels.

I glued the panels to a long card blank I made from an A4 sheet of card to finish.

Have a great week and see you again soon.
Fliss xx

Friday 20 November 2015

Black And White With Just A Hint Of Colour

Hello again and welcome to my inspiration for our new challenge over at That's Crafty Challenge Blog and my title may just give you a hint of the theme :D

I've made a simple one layer card with just one stamp set, the fabulous Don't Forget To Fly by Finnabar for Prima.
I stamped the main image first with Archival Jet Black ink and then stamped the text bubbles and butterflies randomly around it. I added the dare text near the top, stamping further bubbles over the top for balance.
I then added just a touch of colour using Crimson Brusho Crystals to paint the smaller butterflies and some of the bubbles.
As you see, simples!

I hope you can join us as there's a fab prize of a £20 voucher for the online shop with it's amazing array of goodies.

Good luck!
Fliss xx

Moonlight For That's Crafty

Hello everyone, I hope you've all had a good week and better than mine as my contact lens issues have cropped up again due I think to an error by the opticians (who are trying to wriggle out of having given me the wrong prescription!). I have to go and see them yet again so hope you'll wish me luck!
It's my day to post at That's Crafty and this week I've another Christmas card to share to add to my slowly growing heap. Hope you like it.

You'll find all the details over at the blog if you'd like to hop over and see how it came about.

Back in a bit as we have a new challenge for you today over at That's Crafty Challenge Blog.

See you soon,
Fliss x

Tuesday 17 November 2015

Architecture At Make My Monday

Hello there everyone, I'm here with a rather late post for my inspiration for the new challenge at Make My Monday chosen by our new DT member Shawna who would like to see your creations with ARCHITECTURE as the theme.
My post is a bit late as we had internet issues which are now resolved thank goodness and here's my offering which is an addition to my slowly growing festive heap!

My image is one of the Michael Powell stamps for Papermania Urban Collection which I picked up at a bargain price after Christmas last year. I stamped it with Archival Jet Black ink and then painted the image with Twinkling H20s - quite a lot of sheen that doesnt show in the photo, sadly.
I trimmed it to a panel and added it to a silver card mat. I embossed my white card blank with a Darice corner snowflake flourish embossing folder then stamped and embossed the Tim Holtz sentiment with silver detail embossing powder. I added the painted image to finish. Simples!

I hope you can join us and you'll see there are quite a few different interpretations on the theme too if you hop on over to the blog to see.

Back soon.
Fliss xx

Friday 13 November 2015

Growing Wings At That's Crafty

Hello everyone and first up is an apology for my lack of visiting lately which is mostly due to lack of me time as i'm very busy with work and family stuff at the moment.
I should hopefully have time to catch up over the weekend so sorry it's been like this for a while. Only just managing to fit in some of my DT duties too!
Here's a sneak peek of my project over at That's Crafty today which is a pge in my art journal which came about very quickly once I got going. Hope you like it.

You'll find all the details over at the blog as always.

See you soon!
Fliss xx

Friday 6 November 2015

Tag - You're It!

Hello again and welcome to my inspiration for our new challenge over at That's Crafty Challenge Blog which for the next fortnight has the theme of Tag - You're It!
My tag is mixed media this time as I've finally cracked open my tube of Maimeri Iridescent Paste.

I made the tag by die cutting some flowers from white card with the Creative Expressions Perfect Peony Die Set by Sue Wilson. I glued these on to a Ranger Size 8 manila tag.
I then took some DecoArt Fuid Acrylics in Yellow Green Light, Blue Green Light and Yellow Oxide which I mixed one at a time with the Maimeri Paste and applied to the tag over the top of the glued on flowers.
When the paint paste had dried I rubbed some Carbon Black and and Patina Green DecoArt Antiquing Cream which I rubbed around the flower shapes to make them stand out. I glued some bronze sequins over the top.
I stamped the Carabelle Studio butterfly on a scrap of orange Gelli print paper with black ink, cut this out and glued it to the tag.
I finished it off with some wired ribbon.

There's a fab prize of a £20 voucher for the online shop for the randomly drawn winner so do enter if you can,

Have a great weekend and see you soon.

Fliss xx

Nature's Bouquet For That's Crafty

Hello and welcome to my first post of the day which is to let you know I have my weekly tutorial over at That's Crafty which this time is a very simple card involving some colouring therapy.
You'll find all the details over at the blog and hope you like it!

This is made with one of my new Carabelle Studio stamps and I know this one will be featuring quite a bit as it's such a versatile image.

Back in a bit with news of our next challenge over at That's Crafty Challenge Blog.

Fliss xx

Thursday 5 November 2015

Autumn Colour At Blenheim

Hello everyone, this is a rather quick post to share some of my photos from our recent break to lovely Oxfordshire where we stayed at Woodstock just 5 minutes walk from Blenheim Palace.
Sunday was the most glorious sunny day more like September than 1st November reaching almost 20 degrees and these are just some of my photos from this day. Hope you like them!

The first one shows the slight mist on the lake when we arrived but it soon cleared to give the gorgeous blue skies - no Photoshopping here I promise!

There will be more at the weekend as our second visit on Tuesday turned up some equally gorgeous misty weather.

See you soon.
Fliss xx

Monday 2 November 2015

Shabby Chic At Make My Monday

Hello there from an exceedingly misty Woodstock (well, it is the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness!). I'm a bit late with this post as I'm away and have a rather dodgy internet connection but I wanted to let you know we have a new challenge today over at Make My Monday and you can probably tell I picked the theme as it's Shabby Chic which I'm sure you know how much I love.

Here's my inspiration which I hope you like as it's very vintage in style.

The background paper is a piece of rough watercolour paper which was coloured by pressing in Crushed Olive and Victorian Velvet Distress inks misted with water. I then used the same inks to stamp on a Hero Arts frond image.

I painted a panel of corrugated card with deep green acrylic paint and then swiped on some dusty pink when it was dry. I added the pretty vintage image (Dezinaworld) to the panel.
I glued the background panel to a pink card blank and added a central dry embossed border of pink card using the Cuttlebug Victoria folder swiped with gold ink. I then added a pink punched border over the top and glued on the corrugated panel.
I made a wire embellishment by twisting beads on to green wire to make a pretty spray which I glued on the card with a fabric flower and some Prima paper leaves to finish.

We spent a glorious day at Blenheim Palace yesterday which is a 5 minute walk from our hotel and I'll have some pics to share soon as the grounds are just gorgeous in their Autumn splendour and it was so warm and sunny it was more like September than November and was apparently the warmest November day on record!
We visited Oxford today and took in the dreaming spires, wandering in a slight daze among the incredibly beautiful architecture and went on a tour of the Bodiean Library where we weren't allowed to take photos and sadly the postcards don't do it justice so I will just have to keep the memory in my head - needless to say it was the perfect place to visit for someone who is often lost in a good book!

See you again soon with some of my pics.
Fliss xx