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Showing posts with label Versamagic inks. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Versamagic inks. Show all posts

Friday, 9 February 2018

Wherever you go ........

Happy Friday ......

Sorry I'm a bit later this morning ..... had to find my laptop!
Well .... we're all settled in the new house.  There's still boxes everywhere, and I haven't even started on the craft room yet but it's beginning to look, and feel like home.
We've done this a few times now, and it seems to get easier, and quicker, each time.

Before I start unpacking today's boxes, I've got a little reminder for you for the Craft Stamper Blog Challenge  .......


You've already seen some amazing inspiration pieces on the launch post last week, but if you're still looking for ideas, then what about a little ATC block .....


I've definitely got a thing for hearts this month.  Well I suppose it is Valentine's Day next week after all.

This is my second little ATC block .... they're so much fun to do!

It started out as a simple block of wood ..... the size of an ATC (two and a half by three and a half inches).  I gave it a couple of coats of black gesso and then stamped the red heart onto the two larger sides.


I used a red Versamagic Chalk Ink for the heart, and a stamp from a set by Leonie Pujol called Off She Flew.  No MISTI this time, but as it was a clear stamp I did manage to re-stamp the heart two or three times, until I got the coverage I wanted


I then doodled dots around the edge using a white gel pen.  I just love how the texture of the wood still shows through.

Once the ink was dry I stamped my sentiment (from STAMPlorations Say It Big series) over the top of the heart using Versamark ink, and heat embossed in gold


I stamped more hearts on the sides of the ATC block ......


and added a small painted cotton reel to the bottom, for it to stand on ....


All the edges have been sanded back a little to give a worn look ......


The challenge this month is sponsored by Darkroom Door ..... and the challenge winner will receive 2 fabulous stamp sets with matching stencils!


Why not join in the fun ...... make something amazing, anything goes but just remember to include some rubber stamping on there somewhere, link it up to the challenge and you could be the winner.  Can't wait to see what you create.

Thanks for popping by .... enjoy the rest of your day and have a lovely weekend.
Mine's going to be spent unpacking my craft room I think, after I've taken my mobile phone in for repair .... again!  House move = Linda's mobile taking a dip!
Yes, my mobile phone ended up down the loo ..... again. Ooops! This happened almost exactly a year ago ..... same phone, different loo!  Must remember NOT to keep mobile in back jeans pocket!!!!

Oh well .... better get on.  The new sofas are arriving later today and I need to clear a path to the lounge!

Cheerio until next time ......

Thursday, 6 April 2017

I'm thinking pastels ........

Happy Thursday .......

And welcome to April's CAS Card challenge over on the STAMPlorations blog.  As always the theme is Anything Goes ...... anything CAS that is, with the regular optional colour twist.
This month it's all about PASTEL colours ..... you know those pretty, delicate spring shades, but .... you don't have to use the colour twist to enter ..... the choice is yours.


I couldn't decide on just one pastel colour so I used a few ......


Using the new Pocket Blooms stamp set along with the co-ordinating CUTplorations pocket die ..... yes they come together as a set, how cool is that! (only while stocks last though so get it fast!)

I simply die cut the pocket from white card and then coloured it using Distress Inks (had to be Faded Jeans!) I love how the die adds the look of stitching around the pocket


I then stamped the flower heads with a grey ink and coloured them using my little Versamagic Chalk inks. They're such pretty pastel shades and give a really finish once they're dry.


I fussy cut around the flowers and attached them to the back of the die cut pocket before adding them to the card front using foam pads to give a little dimension.

Using the same colours of ink I stamped a tiny Happy Birthday sentiment (from A Snarky Birthday To You set) across two thin strips of card and attached them under the pocket


I love this idea of using those smaller, not always used, sentiments or words that you find on stamp sets, they look so cute!  It's not my idea by the way, it was something that I've seen the lovely Jennifer McGuire use on her cards .... so clever!

I finished off by stamping one of the sentiments from the Pocket Blooms set again using the grey ink ...... I think it goes really well with the pastel shades, looks better than black.


And I also added the blooms to the inside .....


You can find all the challenge rules and guidelines HERE on the STAMPlorations Blog along with more gorgeous inspiration pieces from the rest of the Design Team ...... happy stamping!

Don't forget it you're purchasing any STAMPlorations products .... stamps, die, or stencils then use the following code to get 20% off your order ......

use code ....... STAMPGIRLLINDA

Thanks for popping by .... enjoy the rest of your day.

I'm actually out this afternoon at the Isle of Man Beer & Cider Festival.  One of the perks of having a son in the trade.  We've been invited to the preview afternoon and be amongst the first to taste this years beers.
Over the next three days there's going to be over 150 Real Ales, Ciders, Perries and Fruit Wines ...... cheers folks!


Then this evening, we've got a birthday dinner to go to, at my favourite restaurant down on the quay ...... Samphire.  I'm having a great day .... hope you are too.

Cheerio until next time
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