' ' ' 'Crafty Endeavours: August 2023

Monday 28 August 2023

Male Birthday card

Hello Bloggers! For those in the UK I hope you have enjoyed this bank holiday. Shame about the weather but at least, unlike previous summers, we can admire the green and pleasant land that William Blake made famous in his poem. 
The long weekend has afforded me more crafting time and this is what I did with it:

Once again, I reverted to type and chose a CAS design, almost all one layer bar the sentiment.

I started with colouring the distant hill with Distress inks, having masked the sky, then inked up the foreground (I masked the previous hill). I added grass detail with Stampscapes stamps in shades of green. 

Next, I stamped my focal feature, a plane stamp from the STAMPlorations "Born to Roam" set.
With the plane in place, I then added the clouds with inks and the Clouds stencil also from STAMPlorations. 

The sentiment is from Phill Martin "Essential Sentiments", popped up on foam pads and attached with twine. 

And for once I'm not unhappy with the result!

Thanks for coming by,

 Craftyfield   I am entering the SSS Wednesday Challenge,  
                                                        Addicted to Stamps and We Love Stamping challenges

Saturday 19 August 2023

Flower and Butterfly

Hello crafters, today I have a one layer card with the look of a matted one. 

I used my favourite inking technique for this collage stamp by Crafty Individuals (CI-521), applying water-based markers to each element in various colours. I then over stamped (using a stamping platform) with embossing ink and embossed the image with clear EP. 

I added watercolour to the left of the image, added a border with a pink gel pen. 

Finally, I created a border with a thin double-sided tape to which I applied gilding flakes.  

Thanks for coming by,

 Craftyfield   I am entering the SSS Monday and Allsorts, challenges

Sunday 13 August 2023

Gift of Lemons

Today I have a card from my Gin & Wine series with Visible image stamp set Keep Your Gin Up
 It hasn't got a sentiment so can be used on several (or no particular) occasions.  

I first stamped the glass with grey and blueish inks and masked it. Bottle and lemons were stamped with coloured dye inks and the words in Versafine black.

All colouring was done with pencils.

 Craftyfield       Challenges entered:  
                                                            We Love Stamping and Stamping  Sensations 

Sunday 6 August 2023

Miniature Collage

Later than expected, I am showing you my final project for the Fodder Challenge #3.
The free access to these tutorials is now closed but you can join the Fodder School 3 to get those and a a year long tuition.
In the end I have managed 7 of the 12 lessons which I think is not bad at all! 

This project is using the day 9 lesson by @christinekarpiak

The process is described in the lesson, my own contribution is the use of eyelets to attach a piece of printed acetate (a square from a 12x12 sheet from 13@arts Bella collection).  

For the photo, I placed the "painting" on a square box to give the feel of a frame as I had none to hand, though I'm not sure it deserves one... 
Do tell me if you find the arrangement and colours pleasing or not!

Thanks for coming by,

 Craftyfield   I am entering the We Love to Create and Creative Artiste challenges