Saturday, 14 February 2015

Happy Valentine's Day .... or Bah Humbug! (Depending on your point of view!)

Today I thought that I would blog a Valentine's card. I started with a piece of mixed media card (from Daler Rowney) a broken trellis stencil and some grunge paste. I taped the stencil over the paper and applied the grunge paste using a spatula. Once it was dry I did the same thing with a heart stencil and then when that was dry I used the trellis stencil again, coming from the other side and on top of the heart.
I then took my brushes (sill brushes from Screwfix currently on sale three for £9.59) and using golden open acrylics lightly brushed in colour from the sides (I saw Barbara Gray's demo using canvas board, but wanted to try it out on card first!
Once dry, I scratched out areas with a pokey tool (giving the heart a lighter edge on one side) and then embossed with a small amount of Treasure Gold.
I hope you like it ... my husband did!
Happy Crafting,
Denyse x

I would like to enter this for:-

Friday, 6 February 2015

Use a Stamp or Digi for February!

This month at Crafts Galore Encore we have a fabulous Challenge for you as we have two wonderful sponsors with three prizes!
Our first sponsor is the ever delightful Kenny K, who are offering two prizes of their gorgeous digi images, two images can be chosen  a winner picked at random, and two by a chosen winner.

We are also delighted to say that Jelly Park are back up and running with a BRAND NEW website, featuring their delicious digi images!
Jelly Park are offering a bundle of images to a winner who will be chosen.


You will need to be happy to be part of a secret group on Facebook, happy working with digi stamps, have a blog, comment and produce 1 piece of work a month!

I used the Princess Image from Jelly Park Post Pals Group
PLEASE consider joining the group by following the link HERE you will be given a FREE image to use. You send your card to a seriously ill child and are then given another free image to create your next card. This is SO WORTHWHILE, I have received two photos of children with cards that I have made and their faces are so joyful!
I also used a Thank-You image from a previous Jelly Park Collection.
My princess card went to a lovely young lady named Bethany (not my daughter) and because digi images are so versatile I managed to create a reflection in the mirror for the Princess. I coloured with copics and cut on my Cameo!
Happy Crafting!

I would like to enter these for
Emerald Faeries Love Challenge #64 (Because the whole idea of Jelly park's Postpals is based on 
love really)
Fitztown Challenges Have a Heart  (Have a heart and join Postpals!)
Silhouette Challenges AG (everything including card blank cut on my Cameo)