Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Halloween Bookmark - Spooky

This is a bookmark that I made for Halloween with stamping, sponging and markers. So much fun! Then I laminated it and added ribbons and fibers tied at the top. I just love Halloween images!
I hope you have a fun, spooky Halloween!  :D

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Business Card Art - Halloween

I have a large amount of old business cards. I decided that I would use some of them for some small art cards. For the background on this card I crinkled up some foil wrap and then smoothed it out and glued it to the card base. I painted over the foil with purple acrylic paint and when it was dry, I sanded off some of the paint. I sanded more off around the moon to give it a glow. I stamped and coloured the cute Halloween characters and cut them out and glued them to the card base.
Happy Halloween!!!! :D

Monday, October 21, 2013

Art Journal inspired by Finnabair

I went to a workshop at The Art House Studio in Cambridge. The teacher was Ania Dabowska (aka Finnabair or just Finn) who is from Poland, but now lives in Ireland. She taught us her method and style of creating the front cover for this art journal. It was a fun and interesting class.
We also decorated the back cover. I made mine with less dimension so that it could lay flat. Here is the back cover for my journal.

We did 4 pages on the inside and after working all day, we ran out of time and energy! We went home tired and happy. I thoroughly enjoyed this workshop. It's fun to learn new techniques and styles.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Nativity Christmas Card - Side Step Card

This Christmas card is folded in the side step way and will sit up on its own. The angel stamp is from Anita's. The nativity stamp is from Serendipity Stamps. The candles stamps is from Inkadinkado. The sentiment stamp is from Stampin Up's Come to Bethlehem set.
The images were stamped in black archival ink and then coloured with pencil crayons and then adhered to the side step card base.
Are you getting any Christmas cards made yet? I have a few done.
Take care! :D

Friday, October 4, 2013

Stampscapes - Tri-fold Card - Lakeside View

This is a tri-fold shutter card that I made for my friend a while ago. The instructions for this style of card can be found on Splitcoaststampers or you tube. I decided to make a scene for this type of card using my stampscapes stamps. I cut all the pieces of white glossy cardstock to fit each space of the card and then I laid them down in place like a puzzle and stamped my scene using black archival ink. When the ink was dry, I then added colour using stipple brushes and dye inks.

Below is the card stretched out so that you can see the scene.

And below here is the card folded up and ready to go into an envelope.

These cards are intricate to do but look great when they are standing up in 3-D. Some people make the scene first and then cut it up into the correct size pieces. I chose to do it differently to make each element fit into each space.
Take care! :D