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Monday 31 August 2020

Leigh SB's Stay Crafty at Home Blog Hop (Aug 7 through Sept 25) #26


Stay Crafty @ Home Blog Hop 2020
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Join our 2 month "Anything Goes" hop & stay inspired, creative & safe while crafting to your hearts content @ home!
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Over halfway...it is keeping me going, making sure I have a different project each day.
 It is getting extremely tedious having now had 4 weeks of Stage 4 restrictions.
 We are virtually tied to the house, cannot see anyone - and of course we had the extra sadness of my Dad's funeral this week. All of us in Australia watched it, in our separate houses, online...

So what's been keeping me busy today - I signed up for another workshop with

This was the result:

Not totally happy with it but it was fun playing...
The first task was to transfer some an alcohol ink to the middle of the pages.

I love playing with alcohol ink - this was with just one colour (aubergine) - this picture shows the start.

It was then transferred using alcohol lift refill and a brayer on the background, and then pressed down onto my journal. I was not really happy with the results and will try this technique again - watch this space!

The next task was to use paint through stencils - I used Tracy Scott's PS201 and a Stamposaurus one.
The stamp (Tacy Scott ETS17) was stamped in Archival on tissue paper, with paint on the back and crayons on the front. This was then glued in place with more shading added when dried, including black pencil around the edges. She became a bit textured...

Next was doodling with a white Posca pen. I added black soot distress around the edges too.
I really liked the flowers - paint daubed onto card and then stamped with Archival with more stamps from the set. Probably because I liked them I may have gone a little over the top with numbers...

Once they were in place, and after more doodling, I added Glossy Accents to them.

My second attempt at transferring the alcohol ink background was equally disappointing...

However I continued to play and made a second pair of journal pages. Similar techniques... stencils and paint using Tracy Scott's stencil again and that leaf one which is unnamed. Then more Posca pen doodling.

That picture is a photo of me... I was speaking at a function some years ago in Abu Dhabi.

I added a die cut (Tonic) sentiment - and because the beautiful stamp in the first one was wonky I used a  t-square to position it. (My husband bought me this yesterday - he needed one and he bought me one too...)

I then added pineapples - stamped on painted card again and die cut (Stamps and dies were a magazine freebie at some stage). Once in position, I added the glossy accents again.

I will add the first journal pages  to Leigh's Linky

Happy Crafting!

Sunday 30 August 2020

What's inside?


I started by making the front cover by adding a paper and then the sentiment, die cut with a scalloped circle. I added a touch of colour with Copics and Wild Honey Distress Oxide.

Then I moved to the inside... I added another page from the paper set, cutting out elements from another print and adding them on dimensionals...

Next I coloured the images from IMG499 with Copics and cut them out. I wanted them to pop up as the card was opened. I placed another layer of paper on the base and then made stands for each critter and the skulls from the paper.

The stands are basically strips of 3cm wide card  scored at 2cm at one end so that this flap can be adhered to the back wall. These are placed in position with wet glue and then the card folded up to make sure they sit correctly.

At the other end the strips are scores at 1 cm and 3 cm - making a fold down flap, the 1 cm end piece is adhered flat to the base. Wet glue is just added to the one cm area, the strips folded at the 3cm and laid flat, then the card closed up again. This should ensure that the card back will be at rightangles and that the card will close flat. I saw this method on this you tube video here

I made the strips of different lengths so that the critters were spaced out across the base and also such that when the animals were placed on the tabs and the card folded flat they would be hidden. So the final task was to add the critters. But just as an additional touch I added another spider...

Happy Crafting!

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I will add this card to  Leigh's Hop

Stay Crafty @ Home Blog Hop 2020
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LeighSBDesigns Art Stamps

Join our 2 month "Anything Goes" hop & stay inspired, creative & safe while crafting to your hearts content @ home!
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Play fair and have lots of fun!
Stay Inspired & Stay Safe!



I think it has been a very good year for sunflowers...

These are pictures from my Mum's and my brother's gardens:


I think my brother's plants have reached 14 feet high.

Anyway... I looked in my folders to see if I had any sunflower images and I came across this from Bugaboo - Molly Moo Sunflower. I coloured it with Copics and trimmed it to a rectangle.

I used the Stampin Up double sided sunflower paper as the background, the banners and to cut the small die (from last year's advent calendar from Create and Craft). The green paper was from my scraps and I also used a strip of washi.
The sentiment is from Happy Little Stampers.

I was following this sketch from Sketch Saturday The current Challenge #625 is to pick a sketch from the Archive of 2016 and I will link my card there.

I will also link my card to Double D Challenges - Sunflowers.

Happy Crafting!

Saturday 29 August 2020

Bugaboo Saturday Challenge CAS


So pleased to have had the chance to be a Guest Designer for Bugaboo...but I believe this is my last post...
This is my make for the 29th August CAS

Very CAS - the image I have used is Bees - Flower, printed and coloured with Copics.
I used a square stitched die to cut this out and added it to a card blank on which I had printed the sentiment.

Happy Crafting!

Crafty Hazelnut's Weekly Christmas Challenge #505 - Something beginning with S

a new Christmas Challenge every Saturday!

Today Crafty Hazelnut brings a new weekly Christmas Challenge
with the theme 'Something beginning with S'

Do pop over and see the fabulous inspiration from my teamies!

If you enter you could win a prize...

Petty Pastels Creations Paper pad
32 sheets
with 4 x 8 designs

Today I have two cards to share:

I started with white card bases matting them with, on the left a page from out of print 6 by 6 paper pad from Basic Grey, and on the right two layers from Factory 42 from Kaisercraft.
I then added the stags and the Tim Holtz metal sentiments.

I started the stags the other day - putting texture paste through a stencil and adding alcohol ink. When they were dry I cut them out and glued them in place.
This was a technique I learnt on the Altenew course Stunningly Styled Stencils - see more info in my blog post here

I hope you will join the

Stay Crafty @ Home Blog Hop 2020
hosted by
LeighSBDesigns Art Stamps

Join our 2 month "Anything Goes" hop & stay inspired, creative & safe while crafting to your hearts content @ home!
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Play fair and have lots of fun!
Stay Inspired & Stay Safe!

Friday 28 August 2020

Bugaboo Friday Freebie - Stella Fountain of Smart


It is so easy to pick up the Friday Freebie from Bugaboo

This week it is Stella Fountain of Smart.

I have enjoyed so much being a Bugaboo Guest Designer - but I am coming to the end of my term now...

Do take a look at the DT's makes at Catch the Bug Challenge Blog 

Today's card started with a white card blank matted with a lilac paper and then a Stampin Up sample Playing with Patterns.

printed the image, coloured it with Copics and cut it out. I printed the sentiment. trimmed it, and added faux stitching around it, using a fineliner. I also added faux stitching around the patterned paper. I then glued these in place.

I am sure all teachers would like to be back in front of a white board - and many parents would be happy not to be home schooling. Let's hope this pandemic will soon be contained...

Happy Crafting!