I love everything to do with textiles, fabrics, threads, or beads. More recently I have also ventured further into paper crafting and mixed media too. I hope to share with you some of my work, including jewellery making, embroidery, fabric painting and dyeing, spinning and felting, weaving, knitting and crochet. I am privileged to be on several Design Teams; working with Chocolate Baroque (stamps), Beads Direct, Gina Barrett (Gina-B Silkworks) and also as guest blogger for Powertex; and previously worked with Tattered Lace (dies) and Brother ScanNCut too. I so love to create and never have enough hours in the day - tee hee.
Decorative border die (Crafters Companion Die’sire)
How it was made:
The border panel was cut from hammered card and glued to the card front.
The pink card was trimmed to fit and the sentiment stamped with Versamark and embossed with white powder. Faux stitching and little dots in the background were added with white pen.
The poppies were stamped onto watercolour card, ‘inking’ the stamp with the pink and green watercolour pens. To get the lovely watercolour effect the card was spritzed with water to get the stamping colours to bleed slightly. Brusho crystals were then dropped onto the background.
After drying the image was overstamped using Versafine (Vintage Sepia) to bring back some definition. I used a black pen to enhance some of the stamped outlines. More colour was added using watercolour pens and a damp brush. The sentiment was stamped with black ink.
The image was trimmed and glue to the card front. Finished the card with a few PVA pearls and yes …. obligatory glitter glue. Just cannot help myself x.
I made this one for a friend who is 70 today. The bike stamp is from Darkroom Door. The die cuts are from Various brands (Tattered Lace, Trimcraft, Robert Addams, Sheena Douglass) and the embossing folders (background and words) from Crafters Companion.
I embossed the background onto black card and rubbed over with gold, silver and copper gilding waxes, and used them to colour the cogs too. Another embossing folder was used to create the ‘vintage’ words. The main image was stamped with Versamark and lightly tinted with watercolour pens. I applied several layers of clear embossing powder over the top to intensify it and make it look like a photo.
This one was inspired by Ruth Sadler. I had a play after watching her demos on Hochanda.
The background was coloured with acrylics plus a bit of texture paste through a stencil (Sheena Douglass). I used my Tec glue gun and various coloured glues (turquoise, glitter green and blue). I also threw in some sequins, seed beads and glass nuggets. I added a little Pebeo gilding wax (silver) to finish.
Dies to cut a circle frame (approx. 16cm diameter – TODO), steampunk cogs (Tattered Lace, Trimcraft) and nautical themed embellishments (Couture Creations)
How it was made:
I trimmed the blue card to fit the card front and leave a small white border. The sentiment and airship were stamped with Versamark and heat embossed with the white powder.
The circle porthole frame was cut from Kraft card. A piece of acetate was cut to fit behind.
The cogs and wheel were cut from Kraft card and coloured with gold embossing powder or red glaze pen. The gulls were cut from white card.
The scene was built up and coloured using the white charcoals. A little red glitter pen was added to the boat and a small die cut gull stuck down. The frame was glued over the top using 3D shaker foam. Note: you could add some sprinkles or glitter for added fun.
The scroll was created from a rectangle, rolling the ends around a paint brush to curl. A little Distress Ink was added to the edges to age. The die cut embellishments were used to decorate.
Good morning. Here is a sneaky peek at some of my samples created for Chocolate Baroque. Lesley Wharton will be bringing some lovely stamp sets to Hochanda TV tomorrow (Freeview Channel 85 or watch live online from their website). I think that the shows are scheduled for 4pm and 7pm – check their schedule for confirmation xxx.
Good morning. This one is a quick and easy make using a pretty decorative background paper.
Stamps from Key to My Dreams set. Stamped with Versamark and embossed with detail white powder onto Crafty Individuals background paper from the ‘Shades of Summer’ pad. Applied Distress Ink (Tumbled Glass) around the inner edges of a heart stencil and over the text using a blending brush. The images were also lightly coloured with Distress Ink picked up from the mat using a damp brush. Mounted onto a 6 X 6 card blank and finished with a little glitter glue and PVA pearls. A little Glossy Accents was also added to give the keys added dimension and shine.