Saturday, June 26, 2010

Stamping on fabric

Hello there

Okay, that's been enough of me showing my cards I made using the masking technique, this card I made to show how to stamp on fabric.

First I placed a Tattered Angels screen over my silk fabric covered card (from a wedding invitation shop, don't know which one as my friend gave it to me) and spray it with a light pink Glimmermist in the centre then a darker shade around the edge, if you would like extact colours just ask, I know I'm being lazy he he. I dried it with a heat gun then stamped a darkroom door flower from the Flower Friendship collection on it a few times using StazOn timber brown ink, the verse on the calico fabric strip is from the same set. The leaves are a clear two step stamp set from We R Memory Keepers, I used StazOn timber brown and olive green inks on calico fabric and cut them out, I arranged these on the card with a Prima Flower and some bling!

I found StazOn inks works well on fabric but there is VersaCraft (Ex fabrico) inks, these are designed to work on fabric and wash well, no I'm not going to wash my card he he. Anyway why don't you have a go!

Hope you like it.

Thanks for looking again.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Eliza masked card

Well I jinxed myself didn't I he he! I didn't post a card yesterday, but I did have a good excuse as it was hubbies birthday and we went out for dinner LOL.

Anyway, this is yet another card I made for the convention to show the great effects of masking. I stamped the letter 'e' then made a mask for it then stamped the letter 'l' and made a mask for that, so on and so on until I had spelled 'Eliza' and it was all masked, I used VersaMagic red ink. I then stamped an American craft rose image over the top in a few areas with my Archival Ink sepia, I love this rose image as it looks good even without having to colour it. The other good thing about this card is that Eliza's birthday isn't until August, yeehaa I'm early for once LOL.

Thanks for looking :-)

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Deer masked card

Wow three days of posting in a row woohoo!

Okay, this is another masked card I did for the Convention. I've used a Hero Arts deer stamp, isn't it so cute!!. I stamped the deer on cream card, covered it with a mask then stamp the deer again over the top, I repeated this twice more (four deers in total) to create a herd of deers! I sprayed green Glimmermist onto a tree Glimmer screen and place this over the top of the masked deers, it's a great way to use your screens (as a stamp). I trimmed around the top of the herd and inserted a journalling tag then added words.
Why not have a go yourself and turn a single stamp into a group of them, it's cool don't you think!

Thanks for looking again, let me know if you have a go. See you tomorrow LOL (fingers crossed that I haven't jinxed myself now he he)


Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Masked vintage card

This is another card I made using the masking technique. First I stamped Inkadinkado 'Smiling right back at you' on light coloured pattern paper using dark brown ink, covered this with a mask then stamped Tim Holtz damask over the top with green ink, then I masked this and finally stamped over these with Stampmania text stamp a couple of times with light brown ink. I layered the image on a cream doily, I just love doilies, you probably know that by now he he. The flower trim is Webster's Pages Bloomer trim in green, I absolutely love this too!

Thanks for looking

Monday, June 21, 2010

Cards I made for the Brisbane Papercraft Convention 2010

Hi everyone,

Well I've been very busy lately, but life should calm down a bit now and I'll be able to share more of my creations with you. Last weekend I was teaching at the Brisbane Papercraft Convention, what a thrill that was, to be asked in the first place and then to teach such lovely ladies!

I also got the chance to do two Studio Talks. One was 'Stamping on different mediums' such as fabric and acetate, I actually had to demonstrate this using one hand as the other was holding the microphone. I did very well I must say, no images were smudged he he!! The other technique was Masking and the last was different ways to jazz up your chipboard!

I thought I would share one of my cards each day for the next week or so, just to keep you inspired (hopefully!).

Masking has been around for many years and it's one of those stamping techniques that you forget about. But since there are new stamps and other items on the market I thought I would have a play again. I had so much fun, why don't you give it a try. You simply stamp your selected image on your card then again on scrap paper, cut out the scrap image inside the lines then attach this over your original one using re-positional tape. If you would like step by steps let me know and I'll post them for you.

In this card I used the little boy from October Afternoon Fly A Kite collection, made a mask for him then stamped Rubberdabbado A113WC Trees over the top, finally I applied an October Afternoon Fly A Kite rub-on over the top to finish!

Thanks for looking, see you tomorrow with another card!


Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Shading with Copics

Hi everyone,

Well I did promise this card last week, but with organising a Stamp Camp, shop, work and organising classes I was just a little bit busy, sorry.

Anyway, I just wanted to share this card with you. I created shadows by shading over the pattern paper using my B60 Pale Blue Grey Ciao Copic, this is a great way to create more depth to your images. Be careful as the paper can soak up your Copics!

The stamp is Inky Antics P5-10055-K and I used My Mind Eye paper. I also cut a piece of the Prima packing from the Debutantes lovely lilac flowers that had the word 'Courage' on it, I coloured it with a purple copic Marker. Being Alcohol based markers they dry quickly and it's a great way to add colour.
I added three-dimensional medium (glossy accents) to create raindrops over the image and then added kindyglitz crystalina to the flowers for more pizazz.

Sorry there are no images, this card is being published in Cardmaking, Stamping & Papercraft magazine Vol 16 No 9, very exciting!!!!

I hope you like it and thanks for looking

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