Thursday, February 26, 2015

One of my favourite cards


Hi everyone, today I'm sharing with you one of my favourite cards that I recently made and I was very fortunate that it made cover too!!  It's a Prima Jamie Dougherty Bloom Gardenia stamp and I just love it! I didn't realise, well actually I didn't check how big this stamp was, for a cardmaker that is! The image itself is 5 inches in height and 7 1/2 inches wide. It was a Stampers Challenge for this issue and you should see everyone's gorgeous creations, they are awesome!!



I stamped the image on XPress It Blending card using Memento cocoa ink and coloured her with Copic markers, now I'm not a master at these markers by no means but I was very happy with my result! Just a little pat on my back there LOL. I stamped the flower in her hair a few more times, coloured them, cut them out and layer them on top.


I marked the centre of the card then cut around the outside of the image on the right-hand side, I used a scalpel for the inside areas. I placed cloud paper to the inside back area so when it closed it would create a whimsical looking feel to the card


Even though I've been making cards for over 15 years now, I still get a kick out of making them, I hope your cardmaking creates the same joy for you today!

Happy stamping and thanks for looking.
Jane

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Rusty Papers Altered Book

Hi everyone,

Sometimes my creativity just baffles me, I taught a fabulous bunch of ladies this morning in making very pretty cards using vellum, but straight after the class had finished and all the ladies were gone I went off into another world and create this altered book cover! I had the urge to pull out my collection of rusty papers that I create a few years ago! Why? you go and figure that out, I can't, I just don't know what my style will be from one minute to the next! 
I just love it all.

Here is a picture of my gorgeous collection of rusty ephemera I made. I sprayed my papers with vinegar, placed metal objects on top, mine were already rusty because I left them out in the rain for a few months. I used washers, nails, bolts and screws, I let them sit on the papers for a few days then when I went back to check on them they looked like this!! YAY!!




Here is my 'I See You' altered book cover, I seem to be getting quite a collection of these altered book covers now. So it is a big change from creating pretty cards don't you think? It's messy, arty perhaps? I think my creative brain likes to go on holidays every now and then, that's the only way I can explain it.



I hope you have enjoyed my share today, let me know if your brain goes on holidays and what creations you come up with!

Happy Creating!
Jane

Thursday, January 8, 2015

First class of the year - 'Faux Ceramic' sneak peak!


Hi everyone, well I've decided to get back into teaching classes, I've missed the interaction with students and hearing the happy chitter chatter in my studio! 

This Saturday I'm teaching my 'Faux Ceramic' class, here is one of the embellishments that will be made, I just love the vintage effect. I used Hero Arts Three Ferns stamp and Plaid Mod Podge Nature moulds. My mind is racing with ideas with these 
embellishments -brooches, wall plaques, magnets, necklaces etc etc!!





So if you live locally (Quakers Hills NSW) and would like to attend one of my classes then please send me an email and I'll forward you my timetable. 

Happy creating everyone!