Monday, August 30, 2021

It's as bad as you think.... by Tracy Blackwolf

 HI Everyone!!!

Hope you're all doing great!

Here is my card for the blog today, I hope you enjoy it!

So for this card, I did the background with Disstress Oxide  reinkers  on the glass mat and spritzed with water. Then smashed the card on top of it several times until I was happy.
While that dried, I stamped the Man, tentacle and eyeball and fussy cut them.
I colored the man with Alcohol markers and the eyeball and tentacles I painted with twinkling H2O's.
I then used the Baby Powder Kaleidacolor ink pad to stamp the tentacles on the background on one side. I also  used the same pad to stamp  sky of stars. I used foam tape behind all images to raise them up a bit.
I stamped the words and did the same with them. Gave them a spritz of Salvaged Patina Disstress spray stain and attached to card. I also Bent the tentacles a bit for more dimension and interest. Its a fairly easy card but was fun to make!

Until next time..... Keep art~ing! and stay safe!

Man amazed at hand     1089
Octopus Tentacles         19516
Eyeball     10398
Sky of stars       9819
words..Its as bad.... 887

Other supplies:
Versaclaire ink pad... Nocturne
Disstress spray stain- Salvaged Patina
Kaleidacolor ink pad-Baby Powder
Twinkling H2O's water color paints
Disstress Oxide Re-inkers; Peacoxk Feathers and Broken China

Sunday, August 29, 2021

You've got the dreamer's disease ► Majo

Hi, peeps!

Me again for your entertainment and inspiration.

I have yet another AMF project for you. You remember …. AMF = Art Meets Function. 


This time I used the Display Stand, designed by Eileen Hull together with a bunch of Viva LasVegaStamps:






Sentiment 20354

 After assembling the Display stand, I cut panels and stamped the leaves and flowers randomly. I stamped the daisy silhouettes in different colors on corrugated board and pimped the edges with just a bit of golden embossing powder. It looks grungy and I love it.


This display stand could be used for a calendar, or as in my case for pictures of the loved ones.

Have a good tome, stay safe, find time to craft and look forward to the Halloween season, aren't you excited yet?

Luv ya ♥


Thursday, August 26, 2021

Mixed media tag - Where is my mind?

Hi everyone,

Here's another project that I want to share with you. It's a softly colored tag with some vintage elements and Banksy stamps.

The background is a simple collage of torn old paper with a thin coat of heavy gesso. I used a stamping platform to stamp the jar on top, added a little more gesso to the inside of it and stamped it again to make the lines reappear that I accidentally painted over.

Then I stamped the girl on a swing in the jar and added some light touches of color and a shadow underneath the jar with some scribble sticks. I added the quote as well as some stamped numbers (barely visible as I used a very light ink) and darkened the edges with a blending tool. Then I finished the tag with some sewing accents and some ribbons.


Stamps used:
Bell Jar (19660)
Numbers Set (19659)
Banksy Swing Girl (19425)
Where Is My Mind? (19424)

Other material:

- tag 3.5 x 6 inch
- vintage paper
- heavy gesso
- archival ink (jet black, pebble beach)
- Dina Wakley scribble sticks
- sewing machine
- ribbon

See you soon!

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Banksy wasn't here

 Hello everyone, 

Welcome to the blog today ! I have a made a colourful postcard this time and I had t ouse some of the new Banksy inspired stamps. 

and here's how I made it:

First I coloured my paper with Distress Oxide inks by dunking it in the ink and water pools on my craft sheet. I dried in between layers. 

Next I added some random stamping using the same inks plus some grey and black Versafine Clair. 

Next, I went around the edges with black acrylic paint. When that had dried I stamped the words directly on the card and the man on a piece of separate paper. I then cut him out. 

And here is the finished card. I added some washi tape and placed the man in it to ground him. He looks like to be spray painting. I did add some more drips under the words. 
I found the top to be too empty so I added a sentiment, using black ink on white card because I thought some more white would be good. And that finished it off. 

I used the following stamps:

Thank you for stopping by today. 

Monday, August 23, 2021

Mail Art by Fran

Hey everyone!

Today for a change I've made some mail art with some Banksy stamps! I used a 7x5" envelope.

First of all I smooshed some distress inks onto the front of the envelope, being careful to mask off the area where the address needs to be written.

It was a bit patchy, so I filled in by blending the distress inks to fill in the white spaces and darken the edges.

I then stamped the main images onto the envelope with Versafine Clair  and also onto some thick paper with Memento so I could colour in with Copic markers.  I then cut them out to stick onto the envelope later.

Next, after heat drying the envie,  I used Versamark ink to stamp the Doodled Flowers stamp and embossed it with white embossing powder. I also used a bit of sequin waste the add interest in a few places. 

Lastly, I stamped staples and stitching images round the address label, then stuck on the coloured cut out images.

I didn't want to leave the back of the envelope plain, but I also didn't want to wet it again by smooshing colours, so I blended distress inks onto the back, used sequin waste and stamped the Doodled Flowers just in black, and the staples and stitching stamps onto the flap.

Hope you like it!

Stamps Used:

Banksy Boy Planting 20456 Plate1516

Banksy Swing Girl 19425 Plate 1443

Stitching 19575 Plate 1455

Six Staples 19578 Plate 1455

Doodle Flower Garden 19828 Plate 1471

Other items used:

7 x 5" white envelope

Distress Inks in Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean, Mowed Lawn, Forest Pine, Twisted Citron

Versafine Clair in Nocturn

Black Memento

Sequin Waste

Copic pens

White Emblossing Powder

Versamark ink

Thanks for looking - See you next time!

Friday, August 20, 2021

Diorama card by Arwen

 Hi Lovelies 💜

Today, I'm back here with a new project, named "Diorama card".

 From the outside:

From the inside:

And that's the way, I created it:

1.) I cut my cardstock into a 30cm x 14,8cm piece.

2.) Score it at 10cm, 18,5cm, 20cm and 28,5cm.

3.) For the cutout at the inside, I choose a pumpkin die.

I also used the next size for a pumpkin border.

4.) After wiping the edges with some darker orange color, I glued my border exactly over the cutout. I also used some shimmer spray.

5.) Next step - choosing decoration for my card on the inside.

First, I stamp a text on my green cardstock.

6.) I used some darker green, to create a little shadow on the letters.

7.) As the next step, I choose this raven stamp. Wiping the edges with white color.

8.) Now it's time for the inlay. I used the pumpkin inlay from my border pumkin. Also wiping it with a darker orange and stamped a text on it.

9.) I glued this pumpkin on the inside of the card on exactly the opposite of this position, where I made the cutout before.

10.) Now we can decorate the front side.

For this, I choose my images, I wanna use to.

11.) After coloring, I glued it onto another piece of purple cardstock and stick it together with the front of my card.

12. Now the last step is to finish the diorama card. For this , I glued the small side with my front side.

All stamps, I used:

- Skeleton Punkess

- The moon

- Bat

- Stay creepy

- Faded crow/raven

- The return of the living dead

- Happy Birthday

- Skull and crossbones

other materials:

- Canson cardstock

- Bazzill cardstock

- Pumpkin dies

- Staz on

- Stampin' up stamping pad

- Acrylic paint

- Dylusions shimmer spray

- Distress Reinker

- Stencil

- ColorBox

See ya soon :)

Much love