Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Getting Festive

I needed to make another Christmas sample, and really didn't want to use a regular sized tag... however I did want tag shaped.. hmm so why not use 3 tags? 

I layered the 3 sizes of tag on top of each other, then I did my stamping and embossing. For this sample I used the poinsettia stamp from EDY16. 

once the embossing was dry I could them mount each tag onto coloured card. 

To add colour and details I added the ribbon around the top two tags and also stamped and embossed the centre buttons onto painted card. 

I like how the flower is divided up by the 3 tags. 

Darcy x

Monday, 23 November 2015

Dash -a-way!

This is a 6x6 canvas board. I scraped some greens and magenta over it. Then I embossed the circle stamp into the background using WOW Silver Pearl

I added some lines of trees and some Dreamweaver crackle paste at the bottom. 

The title is stamped onto card that was cracked using PaperArtsy crackle glaze. 

My lovely,handsome reindeer is embossed with WOW sparkling snow over card that was painted blue. 

A few dots of Snowflake mixed with Metallic glaze and it is all done. 

I love the mix of sparkles, Metallic glaze in the snow and on the trees, a shimmery pearl embossing powder in the background and then hte bolder embossing powder on the reindeer. 

Darcy x

Friday, 20 November 2015

Mail Art

I recently received this lovely piece of mail art from Angela...

This is the front.. 

and the back...Just love these colours, in real life this is so vibrant and the white splots really pop against the background. 

This is the mail art that I have sent back in return. 

The back is brayered, stencilled and stamped.

and this is the front, again it is brayered and stamped, then knocked back with a little white so that i could draw and paint the face. 

Darcy x

Monday, 16 November 2015

Tissue Flowers

Hi everyone, here again with a project that could be done all year round.  I love these little tissue flowers. 

I started by blending Concrete, Mermaid and Captain Peacock onto a 6x6 canvas board. Then I added my new star stamp in Aquamarine archival, radiating out from the centre. 

The edge has a little Blueberry rubbed around it. 

At the bottom I stamped my new trees. The dots of snow are easily covered with a little more of the blue paints. 

I coloured them in using Pitt pens, then added a half wooden spool. This was painted with Blueberry and a scrap of card , first painted with Moonlight and then stamped with the side of the long bauble stamp. 

Next I painted some tissue paper. 

and stamped pout the circle image. 

I cut apart the circles and the sprayed each piece with water before scrunching them up. These were left to dry and then and layered up the colours, mounting them onto a scalloped circle of white card. 

Each flower had a length of wire inserted. 

Once these were trimmed to different lengths they were tied together with purple craft wire and then the ends were glued into the wooden spool.  Finally a tag was added. 

I felt the background needed a pop of colours so I flicked on some pink paint. 

Darcy x

Saturday, 14 November 2015

Craft Stamper

I am super excited to be able to share that I have some projects in this month's issue of Craft Stamper. These projects were made with my new Christmas stamps from PaperArtsy. I was chuffed to bits to be asked last month to design a cover stamp for the magazine and to have projects in this issue too is just wonderful. 

Here is the magazine in WHSmiths this week.. 

Here are some sneaks of my projects, but if you want to see the whole things then you will need to pick up a copy of the magazine. i hope that you do and that you like what's inside. 

oh lookie it's me lol 

Super impressed with the colours in the magazine, so rich and vibrant. They make the whole magazine so nice to look through. 

Don't forget to pick up your copy. 

Darcy x

Thursday, 12 November 2015

A little card..

hi everyone, here with a little Chtistmas card made with a leftover gelli print. 

I started by adding grunge paste to 2 of the corners, once this dried I added Treasure Gold in white fire and also Silver. 

on the 2 opposite corners I added a band of card that was painted with Captain Peacock. This has stars stamped on it and they are each covered with a little gloss glaze. Just to finish the corners I added some dots of white. 

In the space in the middle I used WOW white embossing powder to add the text tree from EDY15. 

A quick and simple but effective card. 

Darcy x

Monday, 9 November 2015

A Hot Picks Christmas

Hi there, here with a couple of quick Christmas samples using the Hot Picks stamps. I made these a while ago but only just got around to taking final photos of them. 

This started as a PaperArtsy postcard, painted and stencilled. Just love the Emma Godfrey star stencil

over this I chose one of the Christmas texts from HPXM08 and stamped and embossed this all over the background using WOW Seaglass.

At the bottom I stamped the trio of fancy trees. This stamp also has leaping reindeer on it, but I missed those off and added them later. 

Here you can see the reindeer stamped in Professor Plum paint. 

This is a small canvas measuring approx 12cm by 15cm . 

Keeping this uber simple, I merely painted the canvas black.. Then I cut 4 pieces of smoothy card and painted those in mermaid, Moonlight, Professor Plum and Captain Peacock. 

I stamped the same tree on all 4 pieces of card, and added a little doodled edge with a dot of stickles in each corner. 

Then added them to the canvas with sticky foam. 

I finished the edges of the canvas off with a swipe of Pewter Treasure Gold. 

Darcy x

Thursday, 5 November 2015

Some Journal Pages...

Hi there. I was going through one of my journals and realized that these pages had not been blogged. They are all from this year... no steps outs, sorry.. but I thought you might like to see the finished pages. 

For this one I played around with colours, and stencils. Then I stamped some of my flower stamps across the centre. The outer edges of the flowers were darkened a bit to make the flowers pop.

  The corners are Grunge Paste and Treasure Gold. 

This one is a mixture of paint and Dylusions sprays. Stencilling, stamping, white highlights. 

I adore this page. To start with I love, love the background. lots of browns and neutrals. topped with a smattering of WOW embossing powder. It was  hard one to cover up. 

I stamped the butterflies across the page first in paint, then I went over then in black archival ink. Then I stamped more butterflies onto painted card and cut those out, they were glued on top . The three layers of butterflies gives great depth. 

Finally this one.. this was fun... I went back to Lin Brown's limited edition paints from a while ago, (Chartreuse, Seaweed, Tikka and Chutney) I really liked this set and didn't do nearly enough with them when they first came out. 

I layered up the colours in the background, then continued to use the same colours to stamp the foliage and the side borders. 

Next I stamped the focal images onto book pages and cut those out.. 

On this side I stamped the thistles onto tissue paper, coloured the back of the tissue then tore them out and glued them on. 

This is a journal that I usually take to demos, so if you see me at a show then you will get to see these pages in person. 

Darcy x