Showing posts from July, 2018

July Recap - Lots of Inspiration

Hi everyone! It's time for our monthly recap! July is already over and we have to share a big bunch of inspirations today! At first, let's have a look on our July stamp release! We had two brand new stamp sets released this month! Aren't these awesome??? The designers have had such fun using these brand new stamps! Here are some of the things they've made with them: Dreamcatcher: Melina Floral Wreath: Notice how the sentiments from this set fit perfectly inside the wreath: Melina Susanne Sue Ok, now let's see what else was going on our blog in July, starting with our tutorial/ technique projects we had every Tuesday and Thursday.   Susanne created an awesome intuitive art journal page Asia created also a lovely art jorunal page Debs also stamped a gorgeous mixed media piece   Donna did this amazing Artist Trading Coins   Melina created a

Simplicity Sunday - Card with Distress Oxides by Melina

Hi! It´s Melina here today on Simplicity Sunday with a card to share with you. A while ago I had a play with my Distress oxide inks and photo paper. For todays project I used one of those backgrounds. I stamped the Dreamcatcher using StazOn ink, and also stamped the  sentiment from the Affirmations stamp set. I then stamped a few of the small stamps and the word Dream from the  Dreamcatcher stamp set using Distress Oxides again. I drew a string for the dreamcatcher to hang from and a frame all around the edges and my card was done. If anyone is interested to see how I made the background, you´ll  find the video HERE . Thank you so much for stopping by today! xx Melina Rubber Dance Stamps used: Dreamcatcher Affirmations

Technique Thursday - Easy Painted Flowers by Sue

Good afternoon and happy Thursday. It's Sue here to show you how I colour my flowers really quickly and easily. I know that some people love to colour, and shade, and highlight, and I think it looks fantastic, but I can't do it, and I'm not prepared to put in the hours to learn! Sooo I needed an alternative, and this is one that I learned from the lovely Tracy Scott (and she's very happy for me to share)   You simply finger paint patches of colour onto you card. It doesn't have to be in circles, that's just the way this one worked out. I was a bit dubious at first about using my fingers, but it's easy and fun!   I've started with opaque colour and then gone on to more translucent ones.   And I've filled in any gaps with a translucent yellow, 'cos this is my happy colour and it makes a new colour where it overlaps.   I've also made a green one for my leaves.   Then I've stamped away, covering ever

Card Tutorial with Alcohol Inks by Dot

Fossilized Fish Hi everyone, it's Dot here with a fun alcohol ink technique for you to have a go at.  It's the same technique that I used for a card last month using the Merry Magpie stamp set that you can find  here . I think that you will have a lot of fun trying this, but be warned ... you will need a good supply of alcohol blending solution. Step 1: On glossy card sprinkle a liberal amount of blending solution onto glossy card and then add a couple of colours. The ink will spread out naturally, and it will move around a bit more while drying it with a heat gun. Step 2: Into the middle of the coloured area pour a little more blending solution and add some drops of black alcohol ink!  That's right - Black! Step 3:   Start moving the ink around in the blending solution.  Be careful at this stage that some of the original colours are still visible. Step 4: While it is still wet, grab some paper towel a