Showing posts from September, 2017

September Recap - Lots of Inspiration

Hi my dear stamping friends! September is over and we can look back onto a ton of stunning inspirations from our blog this month! Our team did an amazing job, again!!! Here we go! Enjoy all the fabulous projects of September! Let's start with our guest designer  Daniela who joined our September Theme Challenge, with her awesome mail art using her favourite stamps:  The Textured Houses . Thank you for this beautiful envelope! Here are the creative projects our Design Team has made: Bibi created this amazing mixed media piece with our Giraffe stamps and Distress Oxide Inks  Shilpa made stunning mixed media projects with a lot of texture Gail created these super beautiful cards  Anita played in her art journal and made a wonderful card and tag Donna Made a super pretty vintage wall hanger, a cool tag and  a cute card      Susanne  played in her art journal and made a beautiful tag,

How to use your stamps to create a still life.

Hello Everyone Debs here today to show how you can use your stamps to create a still life painting. I chose to do one of flowers, (of course) but any object stamp would work. Getting your composition- plan what you want in your painting but keep it simple. You can see below that I chose to use the flowers from Fav Flowers which I stamped and cut round. Using it as a guide I drew my pot, and to add some depth I added a painting in the background. Choosing your colours and Medium- keep you palette simple but use some contrast colours, (those opposite on a colour wheel) to give interest. I used watercolours as I love how you can play with the colour by adding or taking away water, but it’s your choice. Balance- I actually drew my pot too big so added a few flower stems to give balance, otherwise it looked wrong. My pot is slightly left while the painting  is to the right. There is no wrong or right way, so play around to see what works for you. Building i

Spring Flowers by Dot Leathbridge

It is Spring in my part of the world and was the inspiration for this card. The strip of colour was made using torn copy paper, attaching it to the card and then applying some colour with Distress Oxides. The flower is from the Textured Spring  stamp set, with extra detail added from the Weed Love set. Little extra colourful stars are from Merry Magpie .  This set has so many little gems in it that can be mixed and matched with any of the other stamps. And the sentiment is from Beautiful You . I have a friend going into hospital soon for an operation so I think this will be the perfect card to lift her spirits. The flower is painted with watered-down Distress Oxides. I love how they are so opaque.   These stamps are so easy to colour! The Weed Love stamp was stamped in multiple oxide colours that match the background strip. Rubber Dance stamps that I've used are: Textured Spring Merry Magpie Weed Love Beautiful You If you are in colder