Friday, 25 March 2011

Claudine Helmuth stamps

One of the things I am really fond of at the moment are Claudine Melmuth's layering stamps, it has taken me a little while to fine the best method to apply the paid to the foam stamp but I think I have it now - its the Tim Holtz blending tool - works really well. Tried just putting the paint on th my craft sheet but had difficulty regulating the amount of paint that went on to the stamp. So here are a couple of my little pieces so far - I dont think it will be long before I invest in a flower one too!!!!!

Thursday, 24 March 2011

Sunday Challenge - Diecuts

Die Cuts Galore, I am calling this one, lots of Alterations Dies used, canvas and mountboard painted with Claudine Hellmuth paints and Adirondack dabbers, stamping and shrink plastic, I dont think I could have got any more on this tag. Hope you like.

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Happy Birthday

Today would have been mum's birthday, so here's a card I made with her in mind. She loved her garden and all things to do with nature.

Sunday, 20 March 2011

The Stampman Challenge

Something floral for Mothers Day. Well here is my contribution. It is actually a box within a card so inside the card is a very smart box to take a little present. The card was made with all my love for my mum, although she is no longer with me I think about her often.

Saturday, 19 March 2011

sunday challenge - brown

Well here is my contribution. Gloss card with distressed inks ,walnut stain and vintage photo. Stamps are PI and Stampers Anon. and a little bit of metal. Sorry to be late had a busy week.

Thursday, 17 March 2011

I had a lovely day!!

Making this wall hanging, at my favourite shop, LB Crafts in Olney. Many thanks Lin for a really good day can't wait till the next one I'm booked on.

Sunday, 13 March 2011

The Craft Barn Concertina Challenge

Well here is my contribution to the challenge. Hope you like it. I love making these rosettes, I made our Christmas Crackers using this rosette as decoration, everybody was most impressed.
They are so easy when you get going.


Saturday, 12 March 2011

This is my contribution to the Artistic Stamper Sunday Challenge. Just getting into these blog challenges. Here I have used a combination of things, a few leftover grunge letters from my Tim Holtz day, coloured with acrylic paints. The tag is made from mountboard, with a background crackle effect also with acrylic paints and Sheena Douglass inspired daisies., again with acrylic paints. A little freebie craft stamper butterfly stamp completes the picture.

Friday, 11 March 2011

This is the one that I decided against for the Artistic Stamper Challenge!!! Still like it very much just different to the other one. As this is all new to me I will see what happens.

Well I decided to have a go at the Artistic Stamper Blogspot Challenge which is SPRING, so did two attempts and finally decided on this one, all I have to do now is link up, that will be the hard part!!!

Thursday, 10 March 2011

Here goes again

Well my last attempt to get my blog going did not turn out too well, so I am trying again.
I have been trying different effects with Sheena Douglass's painting methods. I first came across these effects about a year ago, but now Sheena has developed stamps it makes life alot easier.
So here are a couple of my effects