Sunday 27 January 2013

Seeing Stars at PanPastel UK

The challenge this week at PanPastel UK focused me into thinking about celestial stars as well as those famous people of cinema and scene and I immediately turned to my brand new set of Artistic Outpost stamps called Picture Star. I am pleased that I will be able to join in the AO referral programme for this month which is Anything Goes (but you must use AO stamps).

1. Ran a piece of card through stars embossing folder then blended over with red and brown PPs.
2. Stamped stars with embossing ink and blended red PPs over. Sprayed all with gold spray and sparkle.

3. Stamped images and text with coffee archival ink. Blended PPs over the top and sprayed with colourless fixative.
4. Assembled pieces and mounted onto brown card.

An easy card for you to try this week, hope you like it.

Come and be star struck by the DT pieces and join the fun, see if you can win the trial set of pans from our sponsor, Your Creativity Store.

Happy Sunday and have a great week ahead.

hugs {brenda} x0x


Share Some Love at FSC

Yes with the build up to Valentine's Day we are asking you to share some love at Fashionable Stamping Challenges, and in more ways than one. Firstly we would love to see your current Valentine or Love project (don't forget it must include 'real' stamping as the main part of your project) and secondly we are asking all our entrants to share some love by commenting on the person who entered the challenge before them. Great fun eh?

Joanna and I are sharing the hostess spot for the new challenge at Fashionable Stamping Challenges today and we have kept this title open so that you can enter not only Valentine projects, but any other design that shows you are sending or giving someone your love.

I stuck with a Valentine for my dear hubbie, but have not used red!!

I wanted to do a tutorial for this card, unfortunately time ran out, but I think you could call this a mini tut as the photos and my explanation should be enough for you to re-create your own should you wish to. This is my version of a shadow box card.

This gives you the template to make for yourself, should you want to.

I have used vintage photo, walnut stain, frayed burlap and brushed corduroy distress inks with biscotti perfect pearls mist to create the backings. 

Can you see what stamps I have bought? .... yes the Mini Blueprints 2 (and 3 lol) and used the '14' and 'love' on the front 

but also a sentiment from Wendy Vecchi's 'Love to make Art' set behind. 

I cut the word Love from a mover and shaper to make my own stencil and used vintage photo and a brown pen to create that centre piece. 

As you can see cupid is chasing the hearts which seem to be floating away and I used some ribbed card and a couple of oddments for the other hearts. These were all also dipped in the distress ink and perfect pearls to keep the continuity of colours and shimmer.

The box was made by deciding how big I wanted the frame to be, in this case 13 1/2 cms and then I added 2 cms to each side. I used my Score Pal to score the outside two lines, 1 cm apart. I cut each corner, as show above, so that these would all fold back and create tabs to adhere the corners together and create some strength.

Ken doesn't look at my blog so he won't see this until Valentine day.

WE have a Guest Designer at FSC today and I am happy to say it is my sister Chris, who has just started a blog. Thanks Sis for joining us today and sharing your fabulous projects. If you would like to see what she is making at the moment you can find her at Imagination and Inspiration, and although she has crafted for years this her first venture into blogland and is still learning the ropes LOL.

I had another fabulous day yesterday with the amazing Andy Skinner and a continuation of the technique workshops at the Stamp Attic. When I have finished all five and got a book of techniques, I might be able to show you some of what we are doing. But there will not be a finished project to show.

Have a great Sunday, thanks for being part of my artistic journey and visiting, I really appreciate reading your comments.

Hugs {brenda} x0x