What to do when your mojo has hit rock bottom? Experiment of course! Yep, I am having one of those days again and I need a bit of a creative breather, where I am still working but not having to come up with a finished make.
So I thought I would try out some different stamping textures by stamping with the ZIG Art and Graphic Twin Pens, available from Make The Day Special, on different papers in my stash.
Late again, I'm afraid.....I haven't got used to working Monday's yet!
This week I have used one of my all time favourite kits by Unity, Insightful Meadows. Available from the lovely Emily here
I have used my Distress Stains to stamp with. These give a beautiful water colour effect. Unusually for me I have also used a coloured card blank.....The hardest bit was choosing the background...In the end I have used a Red Velvet paper and tied some ribbon round and added a bow.. I think this has made a simple card quite elegant....
Thanks for looking, I'll see you soon....maybe with something inky and painty.......
Today's make is a tag using stamps from Unity store kits - Key to Joy and Life Becoming both available in the store here.
I coloured the tag using Ranger Distress stains and then stamped the key background using Distress ink. I then coloured another piece of card with more distress stains and stamped the butterfly on it before cutting it out. The quote from the Key to Joy set was stamped on to more card coloured with distress stains and white drawing ink.
Unity kits (as above), Ranger Distress stains, Ranger Distress inks, brown Versafine ink, white drawing ink
Hello there! A bit late I'm afraid....a combination of working and DH being away for the weekend!!
That time is almost upon us again so I thought I'd show you some really very quick and easy little gift tags for all your pressies :-).....I love making Tags, but I thought these were just so quick and easy for your wrapping of pressents!!
I started with one of my normal size Tags and ran it through my 'bug using an embossing folder and one of the Tim Holtz words. I coloured the embossing folder with some Blue Distress ink to colour the Tag. The image is one of the Unity Itty Bitty stamps available from the lovely Emily here I just added some snowflakes and glitter glue...
Next came the 'mistake'......I inked the wrong side of the embossing folder and also stamped a bit off....so it's de-bossed and little, but I didn't want to throw it away!!
Or how about some shaped Ornaments to use for your tags??
Using a Tim Holtz die and cutting it out of a piece of the packaging you would normally throw away...also put through the embossing folder...
Or emboss the shape before stamping.......
I hope these have given you a few ideas for your Christmas wrapping....
I'll be back soon, thanks for looking....I'll be earlier next time!!
I'm using another one of my favourite Unity stamps today from the Quote Bundle Pack on a mini canvas which measures 10cm square.
I've coloured the canvas using Distress Stains before stamping the quote using distress ink and then using a very fine pen to highlight the text. I then added rub-ons, a trim (which I also coloured with Distress Stains) and more embellishments.
Hi there...long time no see!! Hopefully I will be able to post more often now....
Yesterday I was having a play with the FAB Flourishes stamp set 'Kids Play' available from the lovely Emily here
I decided that I wanted something fairly quick and simple...sort of ease myself back in gradually......and also use my favourite Monochrome colours...Black and White...I hope you like it..
I used one of my Nestie shapes to stamp on. She is stamped and clear embossed. For the matt I used one of my 'Bug embossing folders..'Bubbles' I think and embossed the edges with White embossing powder. The sentiment and long stamp were just clear embossed....Told you it was quick and easy!!!
Hopefully see you again very soon......I have heard little whispers that we are nearly on our 500th post and Emily might just have something special in mind.....
I have another journal page to show today which uses stamps from Unity's store kit - All About the Journey which is available in the shop here.
I stamped the arrows on to the page and used coloured pencils to highlight parts of them. The large quote stamp was stamped on to a bought die-cut. I stamped the destination quote on to paper and then cut out each word individually before sticking to the page. I then used another of the quote stamps and cut out the word "journey" which I then stapled to the page as a tab.
Pentel oil pastels, Unity stamps (as above), black Versafine ink, Derwent Inktense pencils, white drawing ink
digital art doll (from Etsy),
K & Co die-cut
For today's card I used alcohol inks to make a faux bleach stamped card using Unity's Insightful Meadows stamps available from the shop here.
I stamped with Versamark on to glossy card and then heat embossed with clear embossing powder. The next step was to add alcohol inks. After they had dried I used an iron to heat up and remove the embossing leaving the stamping.
The sentiment is from an old Unity monthly kit of the month.