Monday, 23 October 2017

Autumn card with glitter pumpkin

Hello everyone, I'm here again with my second inspirational piece for the October challenge of the Country View Challenges. The theme is: Mixed media with autumn hues.

Well, for this challenge, I made this card:




For making the background I used acrylic paints, after drying I stamped a couple of times with a grass stamp.

Then I put a layer of matte Collage Medium by Ranger, Tim Holtz.

I cut out the pumpkin from a thick paper, painted orange, and after drying I smeared Ranger Glossy Accents on the surface and sprinkled it with Ranger Distress Glitter, Spiced Marmalade. I put it aside to dry.

I cut out the leaves with Sizzix Thinlits die, Fall Foliage by Tim Holtz and coloured with Distress inks.

I coloured a piece of cheesecloth with the same inks.

I cut out the text with Sizzix Thinlits die, Alphanumeric 3/4" tall by Tim Holtz from a pre-inked paper.  When I glued the text onto the card, I put Ranger Glossy Accents on the top of each letter.

I put two fasteners to the corners as embellishments.

At this point, I still wanted to put something on the right side corner on the cheesecloth. I tried spiders, but I didn't have the perfect size spider... and after I found this fly in the bag I had received from Brenda Brown last year. And this was just perfect! Thank you, Brenda!





And if you have any mixed media creations in autumn colours, please don't hesitate to join our October challenge where a lucky crafter can win a £20 voucher!


With my card, I would like to enter:
- the October challenge of the A Vintage Journey: Crazy for autumn colour!

- the Frilly and Funkie challenge: 'Tis Near Halloween








Saturday, 21 October 2017

Tag with PaperArtsy Zinski stamp ZA13

For this tag, I got the inspiration from one of my cards for what I already used this creature from the Zinski stamp set (ZA13). 

I really love this girl/creature. Frankly, I had no idea what it is actually but I've always thought that this could be a fairy. So this time I gave her wings as well.




I cut out a tag from a heavy cardstock (more than 300g). I painted pink both sides (DecoArt Poodleskirt Pink). Then I added one layer of Rayher-DecoArt Pearl Shimmer. Here, in my pictures, you can see the colours before and after the shimmer was applied.







I stamped the circles from another PaperArtsy stamp set (Emma Godfrey EEG24) with Ranger Archival Watering Can ink.

I also added Ranger Perfect Pearls (Biscotti) to the wings to make it more fairy wings :-)







And because none of my pictures give back the shine of the pink background, I took some more photos and luckily in one of them you can see some shimmer on the surface.




But anyway, I put half pearls on my tag, so it fits perfectly the Pearlescent challenge over at the PaperArtsy blog :-D

With my tag, I also would like to join the October TIMI challenge of the Craft Stamper blog.




Friday, 20 October 2017

Christmas card with PaperArtsy ornaments

Here I am again with another card with the same stamp set that I used twice recently. 

When I finished my card for the Pearlescent challenge over at PaperArtsy, I had a new idea right away! I wanted to create a background covering with the Rayher-DecoArt Pearl Shimmer. I think it can work similarly to the PaperArtsy Fresco Pearl Glaze.





Here I can show you the colour of my card before the Pearl Medium and after. It was a cream colour card, I embossed it with a Sizzix embossing folder and then I put 2 or maybe 3 layers of Pearl shimmer. It dries very quickly and the effect is amazing!





My design is completely the same as here. But this version here is not vintage, this is more shiny and feminine.


I also put a little Ranger Perfect Pearls Biscotti powder onto the ornaments. 

And of course, I adhered two little half pearls to the corners.









Thursday, 19 October 2017

Card with blond football player boy

As I've already told you I have nephews, so I get many inspirations from them to make boyish cards or decorations. A few month ago I've already made a card with the Penny Black Way cool! stamp set, so it was time to make another card with another soccer player but with blond hair in Barca dress of course.







Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Birthday card with a little dragon

Now this card is for my other nephew, the younger one. It was him who chose the little dragon from the MFT Magical Dragons stamp set. So I decided to put this little dragon on a cloud and therefore I used the Die-Namics Puffy Clouds set.




I also used an old stamp set from the MFT, the Label Maker Sentiments.




Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Birthday card with brown-black fluffy dog

My darling nephew will be 9 in November and what's new, with his brother he became a dog owner this month. He has a brown-black fluffy baby dog, called Füge (Fig). 

So I decided to make him a birthday card with his new friend.



For this card, I used Stephanie Barnard Cookie stamp what I bought to make cards with my Rozi, my bichon bolognese who looks exactly like Cookie. But since Füge is a boy and brown-black, I had to make some alterations, e.g. cut off the bow from the top of the head.


What I used:





Graphic45, Children's Hour stamp - I used the number 9 from this set


Ranger Distress inks (Tumbled Glass, Vintage Photo)

Ranger Distress markers

Ranger Archival inks

Ranger embossing powders (silver, clear)



And here is a not too good photo of the real Füge.




He is so cute, isn't he?

With my card, I would like to join:

- the challenge of the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog: It's a dog's life

- October TIMI challenge of the Craft Stamper blog




Monday, 16 October 2017

PaperArtsy Christmas ornaments

Over at PaperArtsy blog there is a new challenge, called Pearlescent. And as I really liked the theme I decided to make a feminine Christmas card with pearls using my earlier design with the Scrapcosy stamps.





First I cut out a card base from a First Edition Christmas paper pad. Next, I stamped small dots onto a cream colour cardstock with the Impression Obsession Cover-A-Card Small Dots background stamp. I sprinkled it with Ranger Silver Pearl embossing powder and melted it.

Then I cut out a square from the dotted cream colour cardstock. 

I also used the Ranger Silver Pearl embossing powder for the ornaments and for the text label.


I coloured my ornaments with Ranger Distress inks (Faded Jeans, Spun Sugar, Victorian Velvet). As you can see, I added some Faded Jeans Distress Oxide to the right-hand side ornament - I think the difference is remarkable.

I used Pumice Stone for the edges.


In the end, I adhered two silver pearls to the corners.


Friday, 13 October 2017

Autumn tag with felt flowers

Here I am again with my new make, an autumnal thank you tag. The flowers are made of felt, but the greens are paper.





What I used:

Sizzix Thinlits Die, Small Tattered Flowers by Tim Holtz

Sizzix Thinlits Die, Fall Foliage by Tim Holtz

Sizzix Bigz Die, Garden Greens by Tim Holtz

Sizzix Frameworks Die, Trellis by Tim Holtz

Stampers Anonymous, Simple Saying by Tim Holtz

Penny Black Die, Nature's Song

sequins

acrylic paints

Ranger Distress inks

felt









With my tag I would like to join:

- the Monday Challenge of the Simon Says Stamp blog: Not a card

- the Wednesday Challenge of the Simon Says Stamp blog: Thinking of you

- the challenge of A Vintage Journey: Crazy For Autumn Colour

- Creative Artiste: Anything mixed media goes (31)


Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Canvas with scarecrow and tree

Two days ago my daughter asked me to make her something, a decoration on her wall. She didn't mind if the theme was autumnal or Halloween, but it couldn't be scary.

And because I haven't used the Scarecrow die yet, it was time to create something with it. And to make it more child-friendly, I gave this scarecrow a personality.





What I used:







So this is a little (13x18cm) canvas. 

First I adhered a napkin paper with decoupage glue with creating many wrinkles during the process.

After drying I put a layer of white acrylic paint (DecoArt White Wash).

After drying I coloured with watered acrylic paints (DecoArt).

After drying I tried to colour slightly the wrinkles with light brown Derwent crayon.






The tree was painted with acrylic paint, all the other elements are inked (Ranger Distress).

The pumpkin is from Brenda Brown when last year I won a giveaway on her blog. It was perfect here, so thank you, Brenda!




With my canvas I would like to join the following challenges:

- Monday Challenge of Simon Says Stamp: Not a card

- A Vintage Journey: Crazy For Autumn Colour

- Creative Artiste Mixed Media: Anything mixed media goes (31)



Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Christmas card with a car and flying Santa

Again, I used Tim Holtz "Home for the holiday" Thinlits die set to make this card. I said again because 2 weeks ago I've already shown you a similar card.





Here I used another Thinlits die set, the "Village Christmastime" from Sizzix-Tim Holtz.

And here I spritzed the snow.

And... I put vellum behind the car windows.







With my card I would like to join the Wednesday Challenge of the Simon Says Stamp blog: Christmas.


I hope you like it! Happy crafting!