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Friday, February 24, 2017

Gone fishin'

Today I want to share something completely different than my "regular" work. I like to push my creative boundaries every now and again. And today I decided to create a scene with stamps. I am a big fan of outdoor programmes on tv, about Alaska and Canada, and my dad is a hobby fisherman, so I wanted to create a fishing scene to give to him for Fathers Day. I thought I would practice a few first though.

All the stamps I used are by and from Emerald Creek Craft Supplies.
I am rather new to stamping scapes and watercolouring, but I quite like how this turned out. I love colouring with my waterbrush and distress inks and markers. It make it so easy.....well a lot easier hahaha.

These are the supplies I used.

And this is the end result. Not sure if I am going to make it into a card, or frame it and give it like a little painting...

Thank you for stepping by.

Take care and keep your craft on :-)


Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Rocking the red

February is the month of luuuuurve. So a lot of challenges are about hearts or red. As I was asked to participate in two mixed media challenges, one for red, the Emerald Creek Dare and one for hearts and wings, I decided to combine the two.

I took a mixed media tag from Ranger and inked it with fired brick distress ink. I then too the flourish stencil from Tim Holtz and inked again with fired brick. I wanted the heart to be on top so I inked through that stencil with fired brick distress Oxide.... Oh how I love the oxides!! I stamped the background and the sentiment with the oxide also. It stamps amazing!

With an embossing pen I traced the left side of the stenciled hearts and heat embossed that with Chinese New Year embossing powder by Emerald Creek Craft Supplies. It is a gorgeous deep red with a gold glitter in it.

I assembled various embellishments and painted them with a few different browns, greens and turquoise to age it all. On the heart I glued a "diamond" in the hole and colored the centre of the heart with red pepper alcohol ink. And also glued a bigger "diamond" in there. I cut a little stitched banner from some manila card with a Simonsaysstamp die and ibked it and put a remnant rub on it. Some rings make it possible to hang it from the arrow.

I glued it all to the tag and coloured the crinkle ribbon with fired brick distress ink and made my fluffy bow to finish it all off.

Thank you for stepping by.
Keep your craft on :-)


Sunday, February 19, 2017

Distress stain dabber splatter

A while back I made a christmas card with this technique, and quite a few people asked for a turorial. So here the step by step on how to make cards and tags with this technique.

This is the christmas card in question. It makes very colorful and fun cards and is incredibly easy.

For this tutorial I used a mixed media tag and I selected a few colours of distress stains to start with.

All I did was splat the stain, with a little bit of force, on the tag. Some create bigger splats than others. Sometimes a drop of one colour will land in the other. Of you don't want these to mix, heat set the individual colours in between splats.

I finished my splats and stamped a sentiment over it after the splatters were dry. I stained a piece of crinkle ribbon with distress stain, and will thread that through the hole of the tag.

I inked the edges with a tiny bit of walnut stain distress ink to give it a bit of depth and as a finishing touch I added the fluffy bow.

The stamp set is by Emerald Creek Craft Supplies . For more inspiration look on

Thank you so much for taking time to have a peek. 

Take care and keep your craft on :-)


Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Valentine's Day tag

I made this tag with the heart stencil by Tim Holtz and various embossing enamels by Emerald Creek Craft Supplies. The top rows are Oh Canada red, the second red is Sweet Valentine embossing powder and the last red I used is Chinese New Year. I love the variety of reds.
I was inspired by the Emerald Creek Dare blog.
I didn't want to cover the background too much with any embellishments, so I kept it simple. Just a few tickets and some roses I made from paper clay.

Thank you for stepping by :-)


Friday, February 3, 2017

Ombre cards

The other day Jennifer McGuire shared a video tutorial on how to make easy but very pretty ombre cards with white heatembossed images and distress inks.

To watch the video click here.

These are the cards I made with that technique...

Thank you for taking the time to stop by. 
Take xare and keep your craft on :-)