A couple of weeks ago I was featuring the Lavender Capsule Collection on Create & Craft. As promised here are some of the samples made for the show. A little late but due to travelling and suffering from the worst flu I have ever experienced I have only just got around to sharing!
The first card is a circular easel card with the wooden owl as a topper. This can also be separated to use as decoration afterwards. The owl has been decorated using pearlescent pens and then painted over with an acrylic paint to create a vintage look.
I have to be honest and say Purple is a colour I don’t normally work with but I am so pleased with the results from this collection. It is soft and feminine and yet very striking.
Again the wooden butterfly has been coloured using pearlescent pens, this time it has been left so that the colour is more vibrant. I have used a green backing to bring out the colour of the butterfly.
To show how versatile this range really is I have created an Easter card simply using the patterned papers with an embossed background. Embellished with ribbon and lace gives a lovely spring finish.
Here I have added some of the embellishments to a hessian bag – Perfect for a little gift anytime of the year.
Again the wooden owl has been used, this time hanging from an appeture in an 8 x 8″ card. The owl has been pained using Lilac and Cream acrylic paint. I have just dabbed it on using my finger tips to created a soft, light covering.
I would love to see what you have created with this range. If you have any photographs please share them with me!
Have you seen the cutest kitty on the craft block? This gorgeous range from Docrafts called Little Meow features a gorgeous range of cats all with coordinating papers and embellishments.
Today I want to share doe of my recent Create & Craft makes.
This was a door hanger adhered to chipboard to give a study finish. The colours work so well together with this kit. You get a real variety of colour and here I have chosen just a few that really co-ordinate with each other.
Going back to a cute and simple design, the card blank has been die cut and coloured paper and a topper has been added behind using 3D foam pads. As strip of ribbon and a bow has been added (I love the orange ribbon in this kit). To embellish the card I have trimmed and adhered some pennants to the side and added some twine.
There are so may elements in the Ultimate Kit and using them together is a great way to create a large card. This 8 x 8″ card would be difficult to fill, but with these 4 elements pieced together into a square it makes a great topper.
Again an 8 x 8″ card that features the decoupage image as the main focal point. Here black card has been added to bring out the colour of the cat. I have added ribbon and adhesive stones to embellish the card.
This kit is also great for home decor items and I will be back soon to share some with you.
Do you remember my blog post from last Monday? If you haven’y yet seen it click here. It was showing how well the Bellissima range works with a clean and simple style. Well today I want to show some projects using the range to the full and adding lots of detail to your cards.
These are the cards featured on Create and Craft at the beginning of January and show how to make full use of the kit, by co-ordinating the papers, embellishments and elements.
This card has been made using the patterned papers layered together and a decoupage image placed into the main panel. Ribbon and a bow have been used to add texture and a resin flower has been placed into the corner. The edges have been inked and glitter has been used around the main panel.
This easel card has been made using 2 of the 6 x 6″ cards trimmed down and placed together. The decoupage image is adhered to the top panel and the silk ribbon has been used to add a trim and a bow.
For this card not only have the edges been inked but also distressed to create a vintage look. A few elements have from the Ultimate kit have been added and a ribbon bow has been used to add detail.
It takes some getting used to getting the right balance when using patterned papers as too many patterns and the card gets lost. The easiest rule to follow is use a layer of paper with little detail mixed with a more detailed paper. This way they compliment each other without being too over powering.
As always if you have any questions please feel free to contact me.
Where has this first month of 2015 gone? With that in mind and February fast approaching it is time to think about making those Valentines Day cards for that special someone in your life.
This year Docrafts have brought out a really unusual range called Victorian Valentine. It is exactly what it says and features some beautiful vintage images.
I have used this range and distressed and added glitter detail:
This card has been aged and distressed to give a real vintage effect. Not only have the edges been inked and distressed but gold glitter glue has been added to the edges to give a real luxury feel. Glitter has also been added to the main image. Twine and ribbon have been used to add texture to the card.
Here the Victorian Valentines has been added to craft card for a rustic effect. Feathers have been created from the Xcut Feathers Die Set, inked and glitter added. These have been adhered to the top half of the card.
So, if you are looking for something a little different this year take a look at this fabulous range.
I love the new Bellissima collection from Docrafts. The colours are beautiful and being a clean and simple kinda girl means I adore using this collection with a mainly white background! I think it sets the colours off beautifully.
Here are a couple of my makes using this range which recently featured on Create & Craft. I have had lots of feedback and know that so many of you bought and loved this range.
This is a truly simple make but so very effective. It is an A6 card bank with an embossed panel adhered using 3D foam pads. The decoupage has been added and some adhesive stones placed around the image.
Again a very straight forward card and a great way to use up the odd strips of paper. I have used a 5×7″ card blank and adhered 1″ strips of paper that have been inked at the edges. The decoupage image has been added to the right hand corner.
Finally I love this hot air balloon that is featured in the Ultimate Decoupage and Die Cut Pack. The image has been added to a white panel slightly smaller than the card blank and adhered using 3D foam pads. 3 strips of peanuts have been added and a resin flower with sentiment to the top corner.
I hope this shows how easy it is to make beautiful cards from this kit. They are quick, simple and straight forward. The trick is to make sure the card balances, it is even looking and not over embellished. Let the colours and the images speak for themselves by using a clean, crisp, white base.
As many of you know I often design for Docrafts Creativity Magazine. This months see’s the launch of the September issue and it is jam packed full of amazing projects from my fellow crafters.
I was asked for this issue to create a shadow puppet theatre using the new collection from Papermania called 12 Days Of Christmas which will be in the shops from today.
It is a beautiful collection and will prove really popular this Christmas.
The 12 x 12″ and 6 x 6″ Paper packs oozes Red, Gold and Pistachio colour palette and the 8 x 8″ Decoupage Medley and Mini Decoupage Medley allow for mix and match options when adding dimension to cards. The novel 8 x 8″ pop up cards and 6 x 6″ Easel Decoupage kit offer a twist on the typical Christmas greetings card. Both cards create a 3D effect in an instant and can be embellished for extra Christmas sparkle. If you are a fan of stamping the 8 x 8″ and 6 x 6″ filagree cards and envelopes will provide the perfect blank canvas ready to personalise.
Along with the puppet theatre I also made some cards and gorgeous wrapping paper.
Here is a little sneak peak of the article but to view the whole thing you will need to look in the latest Creativity Magazine.
This is possibly the trickiest project I have ever made, although I have to say I am rather pleased with the end result!!
Today I am back with more HSE samples – This time using the Christmas In The Country Range – which I have to say is by far by favourite Christmas launch yet! I love the colours, icons and the way it all goes together so well.
Again all these cards are simple designs great for Christmas when your making so many cards!
If you would like to find out what products I used please just ask!
Tomorrow I will share the final lot of samples which were back to non- Christmas theme!
I was recently asked to make some samples using Docrafts product range for their show on HSE.
I thought I would share with you some of the samples that I made over the next few days. They feature some gorgeous products that I love working with. The colours are so bright and vibrant!
This mirror is covered using Adhesive Fabric Paper and then decorated with Craft Tape and Big Bloomers. Very simple but effective and a great way to jazz up old stuff!!
The Adhesive Fabric was simply cut to size using a craft knife and then stuck to the mirror. The tape was run down each side evenly spaced and the flowers added using a hot glue gun with buttons to embellish.
Tomorrow I will add some of the cards I made using the new Palm Punches and Christmas papers.