Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Baby boy card


Hi there!
(catch up post)

Who doesn't like a galaxy background?! It goes perfectly with this Stampin' Up baby on a moon image, unfortunately the stamp set is retired now but hopefully you'll find something similar to replicate this card if you desire! 
I coloured the image using Copic Markers, made small ovals on the moon and shaded them to look like craters. I also sponged Distress Ink picket fence behind the circle frame so it would 
stand out more and look like the moons glow.






I need to make more of these cards I think. I do hope it has inspired you!

Happy Creating!
Miss Jane

Monday, September 17, 2018

Colouring outside the lines



Hi there! 
(catching up post)

Sharing a card I made a few months ago, I created soft watercolour hues to colour my floral images using Distress Oxide inks. I dabbed the ink pads on my Miss Jane's Classroom acrylic mat (any non porous surface will do), I picked up the ink with a wet paintbrush and coloured straight over my floral stamped images (Stampin' Up!). Yes it's hard to go outside the lines and not make a huge mess, but it's also very relaxing and satisfy too!







The Distress Oxide inks give a watery chalk effect that looks fantastic over your images. I also flicked some evergreen brough and antique Distress Ink over the top to add more detail.


I hope you have been inspired to have a try, just be free and keep going!

Happy Creating
Miss Jane

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Michelle Lupton's Challenge me a Christmas Card



I was absolutely delighted when Michelle Lupton asked me to join her fabulous Michelle Lupton's Challenge me a Christmas Card! 




My challenge was to create a Christmas card using no green or red. My thoughts went straight to a watercolour winter scene of blue tones with deers, not the sort of Christmas' we have here in Australia but it's a style of card I've been wishing to create for years. 



I used a Christmas tree stamp with black ink, I applied the ink using various widths on the top portion of the pine tree image to create different sizes of trees. 
I die-cut Impressions Obsession deers and stag from watercolour card then coloured them using my all time favourtie colouring medium Peerless Watercolours from mybrush.com.au.



Thank you Michelle for including me in this wonderful event. My friends....you now need to head on over to Michelle's blog HERE and check out all her amazing creations, also be inspired by everyone else's challenge cards! So many talented people! 

For more of my cards please check out my Facebook page, Instragram and Pinterest pages.

Happy Stamping!
Miss Jane

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Space card using Distress Oxide Ink pads

Hi everyone

I'm just loving these Distress Oxide ink pads!  I created the galaxy background by sponging Distress Oxide inks seedless preserves and peacock feathers in a few areas on black card. I watered down white paint, dabbed an old toothbrush in it and pulled back the bristles then flicked it over the card. I added a few more dots using a white gel pen and glue some silver star sprinkle on it too. 

The planets were coloured by applying yellow and orange shades of Distress Oxide inks on a non-porous surface, add water then dabbed the circles in it, drying between each application. I coloured the spaceboy with a selection of Distress Oxides ink pads using water and my favourite and the best paintbrushes from http://www.mybrush.com.au/

The stamp set is from You and Your Stamps, one of my favourites!






It's a very easy way to create a galaxy background, try it, use different colours and experiment!

Happy Stamping!
Miss Jane

Monday, November 13, 2017

Create a shadow on your die-cut sentiment

Hi everyone

Do you sometimes feel like your die-cut sentiments don't stand out enough on your cards? 
Try adding a black or darker shade of the same die-cut behind it! Glue it to the back of your sentiment by slightly offsetting it to create that shadow effect. 

I have used Stampin' Up! Bella & Friends puppy, Birthday Blooms flower, Stampendous butterfly, Heart Balloon unknown. Stampin' Up! Thinlits - Happy Birthday, assorted sequins and ink pads.





Why not try a bright colour underneath, would look great on kids birthday cards! Experiment and have fun!

Happy Stamping
Miss Jane

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Exploring way to colour your images




Hi everyone,

Today I'm sharing a very different way to colour your stamped images. For this card I used the back of the actual stamp to add a block of colour over my stamped image. I have used Stampin' Up! Vintage Leaves with a selection of green Stampin' Up! ink pads.



Just remember the image is in reverse when you stamp it over the top, so they won't match perfectly but it still looks good!  I use a small amount of double-sided tape on my acrylic blocks to keep my stamp in place, if you don't like that option then just dab the back of the stamp on your ink pad, turn it over then place it on your stamped image and press. It should still give you a good application of ink to colour your image!

Have fun!
Happy Stamping
Miss Jane

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Digital Image for Brain Cancer Foundation



Hi everyone,
Some of you may not know that my brother Alan was diagnosed recently with a brain tumour and has just finished his Chemo and Radiation, more tests to come. My brother is in great spirits and writes a "Tumour Humour" article on his Facebook page to keep everyone updated, this is what our family does and I love it! 
I wanted to organise a little fundraiser for the Brain Cancer Foundation, and what better way then to make a digital image of a cute little brain! I've never created a digital stamp before, but no courage no gain, I'm very slow when accomplishing new things on my computer!! 
This digital image is very special to me and I have called him Big Bro's Brain!



I am selling this digital image for $2 with ALL proceeds going to the Brain Cancer Foundation, I would love for you to buy it, create a beautiful card, show the world and share! I'm sure all of us have been affected by cancer in some way, yourself, a family member or a close friend.  Even with a small amount of $2 adds up to create bigger amounts!

I was blown away that I had reached my target of $100 in the first 24 hours!! I was thinking maybe I could sell 50 images at $2 each but everyone has been so generous and I'm so grateful for that.

If you would like to donate and receive this image then please go to the link below to my fundraising page, then message me with your email address and I'll send you Big Bro's Brain image for you to play with!


http://www.curebraincancer.org.au/my-fundraising/10485/big-bros-brain




If you don't use digital images then please contact me, I can print and send you images to play with.
I will be sharing cards along the way, giving you ideas on ways to use him.


I hope you like my image and thank you in advance 

Happy creating
Miss Jane

Monday, May 29, 2017

Quick and easy way to create a doily serving tray



Hi everyone,

I've had this idea in my head for a very long time, I LOVE doilies and wanted a serving tray as well. As soon as I saw this picture frame, my idea came together!! This frame cost $14 from a discount store and the doilies I had collected over the years, no family heirlooms in this one
because they're all packed away.







The first thing I did was to remove the backing from the frame, it had a cardboard insert included, if your frame doesn't have one, then cut one out of cardboard so it's slightly smaller than the glass in the frame, this allows the doilies to be folded over the edges, I didn't want to cut the doilies!!

I arranged my doilies over the cardboard insert, let some overlap and show a sneak peek of some others. When I was happy with the arrangement I then secured the doilies in place using double-sided tape to the backs of them, I used acid-free tape so no discolouring will happen down the track. Fold the overlapping pieces of the doilies to the back of the cardboard and secure them in place with more tape.

Place the frame with the glass in it face down on your work area, pop the doily cardboard piece on top so the folded ends are facing you. Gently turn it over, be careful it doesn't fall apart because we haven't secured the piece in place yet, you just want to check that all the doilies are flat and sitting correctly, I had to add more tape to secure some of the edges of the more detailed doilies.

Once you are happy, add a sheet of thin cardstock over the back of the work to hide all the folded doily ends, twist the tabs in place to keep everything secure. The back may bulge a bit from the doilies edges, but it will sit flat when on the table. 



I was looking ages for ornate handles, but opted for these that I found in a hardware store, they serve the purpose well and since the frame is pretty ornate the simplicity of them go well. I just screwed these in, it was very easy as the frame is plastic and they were short screws and didn't go right through the frame!


Leaving the glass in the frame also helps protect the doilies.


I hope I have inspired you to make one, it's such a lovely way to preserve your mum's or granma's precious heirlooms.
Cheers and happy creating!
Miss Jane

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Depression



Hi everyone,

Today I'm sharing with you an assignment my daughter had submitted for her Uni degree, it's about her battle with depression, it's raw, confrontational and real! I too suffer from depression and it breaks my heart to think my beautiful girl has to endure it as well. I'm not anywhere near as bad as I was a few years ago, but I still have my dark days. I now manage and have mechanisms in place to get myself out of them relatively quickly, I've had tremendous help over the years and I'm also very lucky to have an understanding husband, loving family and lifelong friends who have seen me at my worst and still love me. I've learned to be kind to myself and to speak to myself as I would to a loved one. Gosh, I'm certainly no expert and unfortunately can't offer any advice, what works for me may not work for you, this I found out with my daughter. But all I can say is...just be kind to you, love you for who you are, no one is perfect, only God!



By the way, Eliza got a Distinction for her assignment. I couldn't be more proud of her and all the achievements in her life so far! I love you Eliza with all my heart <3 font="">

If you or someone you know has or who may be showing signs of depression, please see your GP for professional help.


Please read by clicking on link below, cheers.

Depression by Eliza Jane Clark

Thursday, March 2, 2017

An old stamping technique but a goodie! Chalking!




Hi there,
I thought I would get my old Decorative Chalks out today and have a play with them for my Card Two of the 30 Days Colouring Challenge. I'm loving the freedom I have at the moment with not worrying about using old products, or if they are hard to get, or if they're discontinued. I know it doesn't help you or the businesses out there but I am mixing them with new products, I will enjoy getting back to exploring new products and mediums very soon. PanPastels are a great alternative product to use, these are available in most art stores and in some scrapbooking and cardmaking shops, the colours in the range are absolutely gorgeous.




I'm not particularly excited about this card, I like it but I don't love it! It's has too many bright colours for my liking, but making cards isn't about what you like sometimes, it's about what your recipient likes! Plus, I'm experimenting, hence why I'm doing this 'Colouring Challenge'.






How I created this card: First I stamped my My Favourite Things Blissful Butterflies on smooth white card with VersaMark ink, I applied the chalks over the top in a circular motion. Once I was happy with the coverage I added more detail around the body using coloured pencils to give them more shape and depth. 










For the background I used Hero Arts striped patterns stamp with VersaMark ink and a range of colourful chalks. I cut a selection of Stampin' Up! Flourish Thinlits from vellum and an Avery Elle 'Celebrate' from purple card. 



Happy Stamping
Jane

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Colouring outside the lines

Hi there,

I thought I would give this 30 Day Coloring Challenge a go this year, wish me luck! If you would like more information or wish to join in then please visit this link .






Well, those who know me well would say I'm very particular about staying inside the lines while colouring, so I decided to challenge myself to colour OUTSIDE the lines!! It was a struggle but also a very liberating feeling. 
 I'm pretty happy with how it turned out, hope you like it!

Here is a quick little video.





 I dabbed the Stampin Up! ink pads - sweet sugarplum and emerald city on a non-porous surface, I picked up the ink using a wet paintbrush then coloured my image. I let the watered inks dry completely before adding more.









My preferred brushes and absolute favourites are KUM brushes from www.mybrush.com.au, these are well worth investing in, they hold quiet a lot of volume and are gorgeously smooth to paint with. A very dear friend owns this company but that hasn't swayed my opinion because they are that good!!

The stamp set I used is Stampin' Up! Birthday Blooms.

Thanks for looking and happy colouring! 

Jane

Baby boy card

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