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Monday, 27 May 2019

Less is More # 396

Hello there,

It's time for another challenge over at Simply Less is More and this time it's,

So many different ways to emboss your cards and I think I've used quite a few of them on my entry

I used a stencil for the background.
I cut a circle using a die from a scrap of copy paper and placed it over the stencil, then used texture paste to cover it. Once the stencil was removed and the paste was still wet I sprinkled some white embossing powder over it and left it to dry. Once dry I heated it with my heat gun until I had a lovely shine.
The large leaf was cut from some sponged card that I made ages ago. I used a dark green Versa colour ink pad just along the edges of the leaves and sprinkled some clear EP on and heated it.
The rubber Plant leaf is cut from some smooshed card from my stash and I dry embossed the veins using an embossing tool.
The other leaf was cut from plain white card. I ran a lighter green Versa colour pad over the die cut until well covered, then sprinkled clear EP over and heated it. Once the EP had melted I sprinkled some more EP over and reheated it. I did this 3 times altogether until I finished with almost an enameled finish
I added a simple sentiment to finish.

A closer look at the finish

Leaf dies from the Works
Stencil is Memory Box Zippy Dots
Sentiment by Flourishes

Thanks for popping in x

Saturday, 18 May 2019

New Stencil.

Hello there

I recently treat myself to a new stencil from Alexandre Renke. I couldn't wait to start playing with it.

I belong to a support group for Grandparents of children with cancer. The lady who started the group is called Pat and as today is her birthday, this one is for her. She really is a super lady and works tirelessly to raise awareness of children's cancer, side effects of treatments and long term after effects. Some of the stories that have been shared are horrendous.
Pat has had meetings with the Leader and members of the Scottish Parliament and this last week was at Westminster Palace to meet with English MP's to discuss awareness and treatment.

Luckily Ruby is doing really well and, as yet, is showing no signs of long lasting damage

I used my handmade texture paste coloured with some blue acrylic paints. Because the paste is made using talcum powder, ( I use baby powder) it smells gorgeous too.
I sprinkled some Creative Expressions glitter over it while still wet. The glitter has slightly holographic properties so gives a deeper shade depending on the light.
I've finished off with some irridescent gems and a sentiment from There she Goes.

I've just received a thank you on Facebook and  Pat is really pleased with it.

Thanks for popping in x

Thursday, 16 May 2019

Less is More #395

Hello there,

Time for another challenge at Simply Less is More which is,

A nice easy challenge, except...
I trawled through all my stash, stamps, dies and papers...nothing. I know I had some wine glasses that were part of a set but I'm sure I donated them to a craft charity last year. I also know I have cups & saucers and at least one tea pot as digital images but they're on my old PC and it's broken. So I resigned myself to not being able to join in this time.
But yesterday I just happened to pop into The Works, just for a look around, honest and I found these.

As a self confessed caffeine addict these stamps are perfect for me and the challenge and look at the price, a quid, bonus.

And this is what I've done with them,

I stamped the cup and coffee beans in Memento black ink and also made a mask.
I stamped the splodges (Kaisercraft) in Versa Colour, Orchid, Heliotrope and Cyan.
I used Promarkers to colour the images. The sentiment is stamped in Versa Mark Onyx.

So a nice easy card that took me about 10 minutes to put together. Sometimes it's the little things that make me happy.

Thanks for popping in x