Tuesday, 20 November 2018

Early for Valentine's Day

I worked on a #8 manilla tag for the November challenge over on Tag It Tuesday.  Four prompts are given each month and at least two have to be used.  This month the prompts were: 1 Paste through a stencil; 2 Paint with your fingers; 3 Write random words; 4 Numbers.  As you will see, I used three of the prompts.

Monday, 19 November 2018

Using Part of a Stencil on a Small Project

The prompt for the November mini mission over on Mission Inspiration is 'Trust'.  As usual I worked on a tag for my tag journal and made use of the paper towel mop up sheet from my previous project (see HERE).

Sunday, 18 November 2018

House Warming Card

We have been invited to a belated house warming party this afternoon.  As they actually moved in a year ago, but have recently finished their extension, I have chosen to make it a Happy Home card rather than a New Home one.  I love the 3 way overlay stamps from Claritystamp and as I have the stencil in the same design as the Town House set, I decided to use the two together.  Having seen Barbara Gray using Distress Oxides on these stamps to build up colour, I decided to try out the technique.  I also ended up with an additional topper and background from cleaning off my stamps and stencil, so had a choice to make about which combination to use. 

Saturday, 17 November 2018

A Cornucopia of Christmas Card Toppers



I recently spent a day making Christmas Card toppers at a workshop with Maria Moorhouse from Claritystamp.  She had many of her own ideas and designs to choose from, some of which I copied,  but the ones I am sharing here are all my own ideas using Claritystamp stencils and stamps.  We used the large sheets of Claritystamp stencil card (8.5" x 11") and I made 4 toppers from each sheet.  The square toppers measure 5.5" x 5.5" and the smaller offcuts 5.5" x 3".  These will all be matted up and added to suitably sized card blanks eventually.

Friday, 16 November 2018

Traditional Christmas Card Scene with a Twist

I decided to relax by colouring in a lovely traditional Christmas image: Jayne's Carol Singers from Claritystamp. Rather than stamping and colouring the image in a more traditional way,  I decided to give it more of a water coloured  look.  I then created a background to turn the topper into a Christmas card.

Thursday, 15 November 2018

The Perfect Background From a Piece of Paper Towel!

The theme for the November tag swap on Junk Journals and Mindful Mixed Media Art (JJAMMMA) is animals.  I already had one tag made which was suitable for the theme (see HERE), but made the second one especially for the occasion and recipient.  I hope she likes them.

Wednesday, 14 November 2018

WOYWW 493: All Over the Place

A quick post today as I have had a bit of a bug which knocked me for six on Monday.  I am feeling better now, although I have a rather irritating cough which tends to get worse when I talk.  Luckily I only have to teach three lessons today before going to a meeting, so will manage somehow.  My desk is rather staged, as I can't show what I was working on yesterday.  It was a tag for a swap and I can't share it, or the other one which I sent, as they won't have arrived yet. If you'd like to pop back tomorrow though, I will be sharing them then.
Instead I'll share some of the Christmas card toppers that I made at the Workshop with Maria Moorhouse on Sunday.  I'm only sharing the ones which I came up with myself, not any that were Maria's designs, although I did copy a few of them.  I made four more which were direct copies of Maria's samples and I've already made a second one my Three Ships topper (see HERE).  I just need to mat them and attach them to suitably sized cards and I will have doubled my Christmas output so far this year lol.
Nothing to show on the other side of the desk today, as Eva was on a course in Birmingham yesterday.  However there are plenty more desks to see over on The Stamping Ground, where we all link up our blogs every Wednesday, thanks to our hostess Julia.