Sunday, 12 April 2015

Free Stamps

We spend all this money on craft products and just once in a while, free stamps come your way that just work so well together. My friend gave me the Stampendous cling stamp called Parasol Portrait as it was just not her thing and she thought I would like it, I do, I really like it.
The free stamp that came with Craft Stamper magazine this month is by Visible Image and is a grunge flourish which I thought would work perfectly with the portrait.

The background is distress ink : Weathered Wood, Victorian Velvet and a touch of Milled Lavender.
Stamped the flourish part of the freebee stamp in sky blue memento around the edges of the A6 shiny card to get a pale and interesting background.
Then I added the image in black stazon and stamped the grungy part of the stamp around the edges. I like the graphic look of it stamped in black. The sentiment and rose text was added later and the roses coloured with distress markers.

That's all for today, the Sunny day sent me outdoors so minimal crafting has been done.

Sunday, 5 April 2015

Night and Day

My post today is to show the results of my mixed media panels that I made at the Craft Barn yesterday in Helen Chilton's class entitled Night and Day.

We got to play with the DecoArt interference paints and DecoArt mixed media fluid acrylics, Lin Brown stamps, stencils, Frantage embossing enamel and more.
The stamps used to build up the scenes were PaperArtsy Lin Brown 13, 14 and 16.



I loved doing that class and highly recommend if anyone gets the opportunity to do a class with Helen, don't hesitate.