Monday, 1 September 2014

September Already!

Well it's getting a bit chillier and Autumn is on its way as is a new challenge at Crafts Galore Encore. This month all you have to do is,
MAKE A CARD!
The Sponsor is Beccy's Place and the prize (which is randomly chosen) is 3 Digis or a digi set of your choice!

This month we also have a bonus set of stamps, which will be given to a chosen winner


I have been trying lots of new things lately (more to follow) and my card is made from using brusho powders on watercolour card. I also used a set of darkroom Door stamps and some FaberCastell Pitt pens!
Happy Crafting!
Denyse
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Friday, 1 August 2014

My First Canvas!

I have wanted to create a canvas for a long time so when the theme for the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge for August was chosen as, "Anything Goes", I decided it was time to have a bash at it!
I began by covering the canvas in Gesso, once that was dry I tore masking tape up to mask the edge of the canvas, creating a ragged border. I then took my finishing brush (which is a 1950's 4" Badger haired brush) and lightly brushed the canvas with Paper Artsy Chalk Paints, brushing horizontally and then vertically to create texture. I used Claudine Hellmuth matt medium to adhere pieces of old book pages to the canvas, some of which I sprayed with water when dry and then peeled off to leave the text transferred beneath. I stamped my canvas using Stazon and a range of stamps from Dyan Reavely (Dylusions) and Tim Holtz. I also used various stencils which had artists texture paste roughly smeared through them. Both the stamps and the texture paste areas were then coloured in with Faber Castell Pitt Artists pens (both big and small) and I added more colour with gelatos. At the end when everything was dry I used a black pen to add dots and outline the stamped areas,
Finally I glued some randomly placed green dew drops on and ran washi tape around the edges of the canvas.
I have to say that I am really pleased with it and will be trying more!
This month's challenge is sponsored by Di's Digis and the prize is a whopping $12 to spend on Di's gorgeous digi stamps so do please enter our challenge HERE the design team have really come up trumps and their beautiful creations are well worth a look!



Happy crafting,
Denyse x




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Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Summer Travels!

Hello, Bethany and I are back from Portugal and we had a lovely time. This month the Crafts Galore Challenge is sponsored by, Fred She Said. I have to say the digis there are gorgeous and I just love this 'ole pickup truck!
The theme is, "Use a stamp or digi stamp Somewhere on your Project", and the prize is a fab $15 gift certificate to the Fred She Said store.
I coloured my truck using B91- B99 , B41, B32, W0-W5 and C00 - C09 of my Copics. I picked random G's and YG's for the grass and YR's for the flowers.
I used a glaze on the glass and headlights and used my Cameo to cut out the digi image and the signpost and vinyl lettering.
It reminds me of the lazy, hazy days of summer!
Happy Crafting,
Denyse
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The Corrosive challenge Colour Mr Happy!

Sunday, 8 June 2014

Scribble and Scrap with a LOTV Fairy Child !

Hello, hopefully when you read this I will be in the sunshine with my darling daughter ... looking out on the lashing rain as I type, I hope I am anyway, but I don't like to count my chickens!

It is "Anything Goes", over at Scribble and Scrap and I used the fantastic In the Pink set 1 and Fabulously Feminine Set 1 papers with my LOTV stamp (which is one of my all time fave stamps)
Once again I used coloursoft pencils to colour in on Kraft card!
Happy crafting!
Denyse x



Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Playing with my Pencils!

It's that time again, time to join in at Scribble and Scrap with their always, "Anything Goes", Challenge. With a chance to win £15-£20 of Scribble and Scrap Vouchers.
I used Vintage Beauty 4 for my card. I decided to try something different this time, I printed the image on to brown kraft card and coloured it in using Derwent Coloursoft pencils. I just love how you can use the pale colours so effectively!I haven't used them before and got much better results than with my polychromos!
I cut the frames mats and feathers on my Cameo and coloured the feathers with the pencils too.
I love the effect and will be messing about with pencils for a while I think!
Happy Crafting!
Denyse x



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Sunday, 11 May 2014

Guest DT Spot at Quirky Crafts :)

Hello, I am delighted to say that I was asked to be a Guest Designer at Quirky Crafts. The sponsor for the challenge is Stitchy Bears and they are offering three prizes of 3 digi stamps each. The theme is,

"As proud(and beautiful) as a  Peacock".

The image that I chose to work with is IkesArt Peacock
I decided to try and give the image a "Film Cell", feel. The image was printed by laser printer, foiled in black and coloured with Copics. I then reversed the image and set it in a frame cut on my Cameo. The feather and lettering were cut on the cameo, the feather coloured in Copics and the letters in vinyl.I thought the whole design was a little, "Art Nouveau", so I went for a font that I thought would match. I created a small folded spine which I attached to the front of a 6 x 6" card, and then attached the front of the card to that. This allows the light to shine through the acetate. 
I think it would make a lovely window decoration!
Happy Crafting,
Denyse x














Pinkilicious!

A new "Anything Goes", challenge is starting over at Scribble and Scrap. For this challenge I used the totally lovelydotty papers from In the Pink Set-1.
My image is from Art by Miran , I coloured using Copics, cut the flowers and mats on my Cameo and rolled the flower using the papers from the set. I hot glued a ruffle to the back of the flower, and added gems too. I wanted to create a turned back effect so I cut two triangles to achieve this, and rolled back the paper!
Happy Crafting,
Denyse x










Thursday, 1 May 2014

All Things Bright and Beautiful!

Today sees the start of another challenge over at Cards Galore Encore head over and see the great DT work and for your chance to win a fab prize sponsored by Blue Moon Creation.
If you would like to join out DT please enter the challenge, "Anything goes", and put DT after your name.
I didn't get a chance to work with the Bluemoon images as I had samples to prepare for Stamp Addicts.
There are some stunning grunge stamps available to buy now and at the moment there is 20% off everything (except for magazines) online and instore with the discount code SPRING. This great offer is available until 5th May!
Here is one of my DT pieces. I created a frame on my Cameo and covered it with book pages, it was then inked with gelatos and distress pens. I created a mask for the large and smaller Grunge flowers and stamped them in stazon onto white card, over laying them.  Gelatos and Big Brush Pitt pens (both from faber Castell) were used to colour the flowers. The image was backed with black card and before sticking down, some of the flowers were pulled out  from behind the frame. 
Happy Crafting!
Denyse x


I would like to enter this for Fantastic Tuesday Square and Floral
Partytime Tuesdays Fussy Cutting
Heart 2 Heart Flowers
Whoopsi Daisy Hand Coloured Image
Use Your Stuff Flowers