Tuesday, December 07, 2021

Not normal by Corrie

 Hello everyone, 

For today's DT post I have made an artjournal spread. I was listening to the news on the radio on a Thursday in mid November when I heard that the Government was talking about another (third) lockdown. I must say I am fed up with this pandemic and with all the measures that have been implemented and don't really work. So, I felt I had to get it out of my system and that's what I did. 

I used Amsterdam acrylic paints to create the background and a home made stencil for the polkadots. 
I added background stamping and added the face mask and the altered sentiment. 

I used the following stamps:

Thank you for stopping by today!

Sunday, December 05, 2021

Weird people - by Arwen

 Hi Lovelies

I'm back on the Blog :)

This time, I wanna show you a new postcard.

Of course, there are some close-ups to have a look:

The stamps, I used for this card:

- Head in Hands

- Rows of numbers

- Surprised Lady

- Spend your life

The materials, I used:

- Staz on

- Canson watercolorpaper

- black cardstock

- Distress Reinker

- Embossing powder

- KaiserCraft Glitter pens

- Dylusions Shimmer spray

See ya soon and stay healthy *mwah*

Monday, November 29, 2021

Friends are the heart of Christmas ► Majo

 Hello my friends,

 more Christmas cards for friends and family. This time I used the cute Christmas Elf and masked the image after stamping. I stamped the Charred Wood Background on top and colored the elf with Faber Castell Pitt Artist Pens.

 I made the strings a bit longer to fit my card and added some loops. I adhered the panel to my card, ready to go

 I have used the following stamps:


Christmas Elf

Charred Wood Background

 Have a wonderful time with lots of time for crafting, relaxing and hanging out with friends



Banksy Tags by Fran

Hi everyone! Today I made two tags using Banksy stamps.

 Each tag starts with white card measuring 12.5cm x 6.5cm.  Mark the top of the card at 1cm in and 1cm down, then cut the corners off. I used a thick card that could take a lot of water.

Using brushos in Ost. Blue and Dark Brown with water, I tried to leave an area fairly clear where I knew the face of my stamp would be.  This can be tricky with brushos as you never really know what they will do once sprayed with water, but I used white brushos to lighten the area too.

I coloured in the face and scarf with polychromos pencils.

I added a pearl for the earring

I backed the tag with black card, made a hole and added some matching fibres to finish it off.

With the second tag I used Brushos in White and Black (which actually has lots of different colours in it).  I again tried to leave a clear space for the face of my stamp.

I stamped the image and coloured the flesh parts and used complimentary colours on her dress (picked up the orange in the brushos)

Again I backed the tag with black card, and made a hole and added fibres.

I hope you like the tags.  See you next time!

Stamps Used:

Banksy Wall Lady 20459

I am Banksy's Mother 20448

Other Items Used:

Brushos - White, Ost. Blue, Dark Brown, Grey

Polychromos pencils

White card, black card


Friday, November 26, 2021

Jaw-Humbug by Tracy Blackwolf

 Hello all !! 

Well its the start of the holidays for lots of people... Here is a snarky card for the occasion...Enjoy the humor!

A friend told me the sentiment and right away I knew what I wanted to do with it!!
First I started with two postcard size cards and used two color schemes - one for each card . I did the smooshing technique with oxide distress inks. One for the background/sky and one for the waves. 
For those that don't know what smooshing is, Put some ink on a glass surface- usually do at least two colors, spritz with water, then put your cardstock on the ink and dab until you like the result. let dry.
For the waves, I used a die cut and cut into pieces so the shark could look to coming out of the water.
I then took a craft knife and cut around all the upper teeth to create an opening for the kid to go in. After I fussy cut the kid, I put him in the mouth and taped him on the back. I then shaped the shark a bit with my hands, pushing out his nose and bending the sides a bit for a more 3D look. then put foam tape on the back.
I glued down the upper portion of the waves, then placed the shark and glued down the second layer of the waves over him.

For the final layer of waves, I put some very small pieces of foam tape in the center area and used glue for the rest and placed that down. Then I went to the computer and typed the sentiment. used foam tape for those, found a Santa hat sticker in my stash as well as some snowflake punches I've had on hand forever. Glue those on randomly and done!!
The card is very Dimensional. More so than you tell from the photo. I hope you enjoyed it~
until next time-

Stamps Used:
Boy catching snowflakes    20662
Shark Head Large   4018

Other Supplies used:
Disstress oxide inks: peacock feathers, twisted citron ,picked raspberry, salty ocean
Twinkling H2O's paints for the shark
Markers for the kid
Sizzex thinlet  die Mystical seascape

Thursday, November 25, 2021

Snarky ATCs - Princesses

Hi everyone,

Here are two snarky and colorful artist trading cards that I want to share with you.

My background is quite flat but although has a lot of layers. I started with collaging a few book page snippets on watercolor paper that was a little smaller than a regular ATC. I added a little white gesso on top and then did some reverse stenciling with blue acrylic ink. Reverse stenciling means using a stencil as a stamp which works perfect with different fluid mediums.
Next, I added some yellow acrylic ink and stenciled on top with another circle stencil and white gesso. I outlined these circles with a blue posca pen.
I also stamped some marks to the background.

Then I stamped my snarky focal image, colored the cross eyed fairy with ZIG markers and cut her out. After inking the cutting edges, I glued her to the page.
I adhered the cards to ATC sized bases that I cut from black cardstock.

All thats left to do was adding a quote. I stamped it twice, cut both to pieces and adhered them to some black cardstock so that it stands out a little more from my busy cards.

Stamps used:
Cross Eyed Fairy (9334)
We Can't All Be Princesses (19848)
Brush Hatches (20573)

Other material:

- Canson watercolor paper
- black cardstock
- acrylic ink (sapphire blue, indian yellow)
- stencils (Altenew: feeling dotty; bubble wrap)
- Versafine Claire Ink (nocturne)
- collage paper
- Posca pen

 See you soon!


Monday, November 22, 2021

Brains,brains,brains - by Arwen

 Hi Lovelies 💜❤

I'm back again at the Blog with a new project.

Today, I wanna share my brainy shakercard :

Some close-ups:

And here are the single steps, how I made it:

 1.) I choose black cardstock to create a folded card. Aquarellpaper for the images and of course rubberstamps.

2.) I stamped my main image onto the aquarellpaper.



 3.) Stamped some brains onto a seperate piece of aquarellpaper.

4.) Cut out the inside of my jar image, as also all the brains. I kept the jar inside piece to design it.

5.) Now, every single piece is designed and waiting for the next step.

6.) I used duct tape around the image hole on the backside and stick a fitting piece of foil on it.

7.) Next step - stick some 3D pads around the hole. I used my selfmade 3D pads, so I can cut some larger rows.

8.) I filled the hole with my brains. Beware to make sure, the frontside looks down.

9.) Ok, before I stick my project onto the folded card, I framed the whole card with 3D rows at the backside.

Just stick it onto the folded card now and that's it!

All stamps, I used:

- Mason Jar

- Brains 25 Cents

- Brain

- Blood dripping

- Texture background

Other materials:

- black cardstock

- aquarellpaper (Canson)

- Staz on

- Dylusions Shimmer spray

- Distress reinker

- Distress Oxides

- thick foil

- 3D pads

I hope, you like my card :) 

See ya soon