' ' ' 'Crafty Endeavours: July 2011

Thursday 21 July 2011

Alcohols inks and acetate

Over at the Craft Barn blog, the challenge this week is to use alcohols inks choosing one of the methods presented in 6 lovely projects.
My attempt below very nearly qualified for the Clean and Simple, but no, I couldn't help it and let it snow!
And yes it is this time already... at Craftyfield the Christmas Card making season is opened...

For the design I have used a Katzelfraft stamp and traced over it (from the reverse) with my outliner, before filling/painting with the inks. The stamp represents baubles but I decided to turn it upside down into balloons or abstract trees.

So have you started your Christmas makes ?

Thursday 14 July 2011

Teacher's Card

Not sure the card says "Teacher" when you look at it but I have made it for a teacher so...

I have used my favorite cardstock (Core'dinations from the Chocolate box and Whitewash collections) chosen to complement the patterned paper and add texture with embossing.

The brown and pink Core'dination piece has been die-cut with a Spellbinder Nestabilitie die and the right edge has been die-cut with the Fleur de Lis border from the same brand.

Hope you'll like it,

Tuesday 12 July 2011

Glittered Butterflies

Here is a card for my "I need a card right now" stock. I have left a space bottom right for a greeting and the theme isn't male or female specific and could be used for all sorts of occasions.

The small butterflies have been punched out of the card base and the ribbon has been stuck down behind this line of butterflies allowing the bodies to appear darker. On a separate piece of card placed behind the butterflies apertures, I put some glue down and applied the glitter. Finally I put some glossy accents over the glitter, this avoids glitter falling off when the card is handled and it gives the butterflies more dimension.
The main image had been stamped with a sepia ink for the body and antennae and a light color for the wings. I then used coloured pencils over the wings.

Thanks for stopping by,

Friday 1 July 2011

Bon Voyage card

First of all thank you my first follower! This is encouraging and gives me an incentive to keep blogging.

For this card, I designed a mini postcard on my computer and printed it on off-white card before distressing with ink. I also printed a small map. For the pretend road, I used 2 widths of ribbon and stamped some "trees" with acrylic paint. The stamp is actually a heather type flower stamp but I masked the stalks. The car is made of shrink plastic, colored with permanent pens and clear embossed on the windows.

Thanks for coming by,