' ' ' 'Crafty Endeavours: September 2023

Sunday 10 September 2023

Stamped tree and die-cut leaves

Funny to think of Autumn when the weather has finally decided to turn hot and sunny for the hottest week since June! But Autumn and falling leaves is the theme of my card today: 

My focal image is a Crafty Individual stamp from the CI-450 set "Trees" inked in different colours. The sentiment is also from the same set. 

I created a floating frame with die-cut leaves from a masterboard coloured with Distress Inks. The smaller leaves are from a Joycrafts die and the big leaf is the from Memory Box. I popped up all the die-cuts on foam pads for the floating effect.   

I have used this technique a few times (here and here) and it has become a favourite, even if it is time consuming! 

Thanks for coming by, 

 Craftyfield   I am entering the SSS Monday, SSS Wednesday
                                                         Allsorts and We Love Stamping challenges

Tuesday 5 September 2023

Here comes the sun

Late in the season (the one that skipped the UK entirely) I am enjoying the sunshine, and this inspired me to create a bright and cheerful tag with, literally, the flower of the sun!  

I started the background with Distress Oxide sprays and added some stamping with a very old A5 stamp by Docrafts (A5 Background clear stamp "Musicality"). 

I applied gel medium with a stencil from the Tim Holtz Mini Layering Stencil Set #28 (MST028) and sprinkled Cosmic Shimmer Artic Red embossing powder over it, The EP is a translucent red but depending on the angle has a gold/green lustre to it. 

And to add a bit more bling I created a glitter border with "proper" glitter which I normally try to avoid as it has a tendency of re-appearing for days on end on any and all surfaces (including the humans in the house). 

My focal point is the sunflower that I built with the Julie Hickey Designs Sunflower Bee stamp and coordinating dies sets, with 2 die-cuts of the stamped image, one of them on foam pads. The centre is also popped up with pads to give more dimension.  

Finally, I added 3 pieces of paper ribbon (Lakeland, must be over 15 years old...). 

The shine shot...

Thanks for coming by,

 Craftyfield   I am entering the SSS Wednesday SSS Monday  Allsorts,
                                                        Stamping Sensations and Lost Coast Designs challenges