I was so sorry to hear the sad news that Moira is closing the Happy Daze shop. I am sending positive vibes to you Moira and hope you feel better soon x
For this card I used an Artistic Outpost stamp set called Lovely Day which is still available on the 40% off closing down sale! Well worth a gander. ALL items in the shop are 40% off. head over there now for some true bargains!
A reshare of a lovely item by Mandy, showing the Vintage Hallowe'en plate that is still available in the sale. There is also a lovely halloween Quote and a few other goodies with this theme left in the Stampotique sections (Jo Capper-Sandon especially has a few lovely ones for this theme).
This week, I decided to have a play with my new stamps.... this wonderful Hallowe'en plate from Artistic Outpost. It's so delightful. I love Hallowe'en, and I envision lots of Hallowe'en inky goodness to come.
I have several house shape templates for ATC size houses, I chose this one to use for this hanging piece and enlarged the template to around a postcard size. I wanted the Hallowe'en girl to fit on nicely. Once I decided on the size, I then cut a house out of this background I made a while ago... it's made by tearing pieces of masking tape and sticking them randomly over the card, then swiping with distress inks.
I stamp all my images in Black Archival as I really love the blackness of it. It's a good idea to set the archival with a blast from the heat tool. I usually colour my images with watercolour pencils using a water brush
The background was made using a selection of the cosmic shimmer vintage colour misters. I love this palette of colours ~ very muted but lush.
The background script stamp is one from viva decor and is stamped in Midnight Blue stazon
All the images are stamped using Versafine and coloured with watercolour pencils.
Have a wonderful week!
This week I have used a couple of stamps from the Paperbag set of stams Addison.
I coloured my background using the wrinkle free distress technique, this was done directly onto my tag. I then stamped my image in black archival ink and masked it off.
I have used the smaller image of the Chapel Road plate on a domino, it is a lovely size for this.
I painted my domino white. applying the paint with a piece of cut and dry foam, once this was dry I stamped my image in achival ink. I painted the dress with blue paint, added stickles to the background and perfect pearls to the neckline. Added a small stamped quote and covered the whole thing with resin to seal it.
A very simple card today using some gorgeous and unusual stamps from Artistic Outpost starring Huckleberry Finn - a lovely bit of childhood reminiscence I think! I have used a very large card and simply stamped all of the images and text from the set in different shades of blue, making Huck the focal point.
I have made a tag card with my Dad in mind for Fathers Day tomorrow. Huck Finn is one of his favourite books and I thought being a tag it can double up as a bookmark when his done with standing it on the mantlepiece.
I used the Huck Finn set by Artistic Outpost. The main image is stamped onto water colour paper and coloured with a combination of Distress Markers and ink pads.
The background on the tag was done with copper paint and Broken China distress stain. All the stamping was done with Black archival ink.
I made this card using a Gelli plate and acrylic paint background. Happy Daze have a great selection of masks you can use if you have a Gelli plate. Have a look here. I have used Artistic Outpost stamps from the Think and Wonder plate (the little Girl), Flower Market (the Butterflies), and Whimsical Melange (the frame).
I have just got The Outpost plate by Artistic Outpost and I love it! I made this box by splatting Distress Stains hard onto a box using the dabber tops, then stamping the main image on the box lid and some of the text around it. I used a white pen on the house to highlight it.
I used the remaining text around the sides. I used the small square house and tree image inside a square pendant charm/bezel, and filled it with Glossy Accents. I tied the charm with ribbon coloured with more Distress Stain in Evergreen Bough to match the rest of the project.
In this photo you can see the splats inside the box - it's fun to do!
I decorated this heart shaped box using stamps by Artistic Outpost from the Lovely Day set mainly, but also from Bloom and Grow. I also used the small text stamp from The Outpost as a fill-in and the words Live in the Sunshine, and covered the top and sides of the box using a mixture of green and blue shades of distress ink and Black archival.
I coloured the images using distress inks and a wet brush.
As soon as I saw the Graphic 45 Secret Garden I had to have it...I'm sure it was made just for me LOL
I decided to finally use the giant peg I
got from Happy Daze, which I had already sprayed purple with cosmic
shimmer agggggeesssss ago - it was a failed Halloween project (never
throw anything away!!!)
So to start with I covered the
front panels with my paper, sanded and inked the edges lightly and added
lace, buttons, seam binding ribbon and distress stickles in Victorian
Velvet.All the pieces were glued down with Claudine's Matte Medium.
frame is some chipboard shapes I already had and matched the panels in
the G45 paper perfectly (which was a happy accident rather than planned
I used Inka gold on all the edges then covered with the paper, sanded and lightly inked with Frayed Burlap.
decided to make a little blackboard on one side of the frame with some
self adhesive black board material I had picked up in The Works ages
ago, so stuck it on a piece of plain chipboard.
covered the other side in the patterned paper with a little bit of
layering and tearing to age it, then cut out the panel from the paper
pad and glued on.
I added my Forget me not message with Tiny type clear stickers and highlighted with blobs of glossy accents.
added some lace to the reverse of one of my frames around the edge
then glued the sandwich together with glossy accents, which dries
quickly and really holds the chipboard nicely - just don't get it on
I glued on the buttons and Prima flowers but
it just didn't look finished, so I made some holes with my trusty pokey
tool and embroidered through the sandwiched frame.
The cross stitch
looked pants on the reverse side so I covered a chippy heart and glued
over the yucky stitching ;-)
The little dangly is a
scrap piece of chippy covered in paper and die cut with a sizzix
jewellery die with buttons added on jump rings.
finish it off I added more distress stickles and rock candy stickles
because I just have too add sparkle (it's the inner magpie in me ;-) ).
now I have a cute little memo Blackboard that I can write my important
messages on, that looks really pretty just sat on my desk :D
I have made this altered bottle using the Gatsby plate by Artistic Outpost but also the background stamp from the Jane's Countryside plate, and the Creme de la Creme text stamp from French Flight. It was a transparent plastic shower gel bottle so I painted it first before stamping the text and images. The two men in the frames are from the Gatsby plate and are stamped onto shrink plastic.
I have used different shades of Distress Ink to co-ordinate with the pink of my background colour, with black Archival for the images I wanted to be more prominent.
Here is my project for this week. I've used the girl in the frame (cut out) from the AO set Lovely Day. The peripheral stamps are all Tim Holtz ones.
I haven't made an arch for ages, so I begin by cutting an arch shape out of card. I layered the background stamps on the arch and then used a selection of sprays to create the background. I overstamped using gesso and a decorative stamp. Then stamped on the harlequin stamp.
Cut and coloured the girl stamp, added the words and some washi tape.
It's been a lovely Spring day here today, perfect for Simple Pleasures such as a bike ride or picking flowers so I picked up the Lovely Day plate by Artistic Outpost for this little hessian 'canvas'. I coloured all the images with Distress Inks using the wrinkle free distress technique but removing some of the ink from the girl's face with bleach. The header above the image of the girl is from Whimsical Melange but I have overlaid it on one of the pediments from the new Tim Holtz die. I added a paper doily for a touch of white.