Sunday, 19 April 2015

Blog Challenge at Little Claire - Kraft Card April 56

Hi all,

Just dotting the i's and crossing the t's before I return to work tomorrow.  two glorious weeks of escape just the tonic needed.  Cornwall was fabulous in the first week - walking and eating in the spring sunshine - unbeatable.  I did ask my GP for a prescription for Cornwall when I popped in for a routine visit this week - he didn't oblige...

Catching up on my postings and noticed that I had not shared my card for the latest Kraft Card Challenge over at Little Claire:

I have used a little Kraft card as my base with dinkies from Little Claire.  Coloured as usual with promarkers and a trio of adhesive crystals.  The gingham backing paper is also from Little Claire.

There is a fabulous prize up for grabs: 

Mmh I wonder how I might spend the gift voucher : loads to choose from.

On that thought my tickets have arrived for the Happy Stampers Show at Port Sunlight in May ...a list is in order me thinks...very much looking forward to it already seems yonks since I last visited a craft show :)

Whatever you are doing - I wish you well...take care. xxGaynor

Friday, 10 April 2015

Friday Little Claire Project

Morning all,

Hope everyone had a lovely Easter - blossom and lighter nights are most welcome.

I have created today's project using 4 Silhouette Stamps from Little Claire and my new best friend - "Brusho."  If Brusho doesn't mean a lot to you at present - there are some amazing tutorials on youtube.  I have created these sheets by washing with water using a paint brush and using the Brusho pots as pepper pots to sprinkle. Less is very much more - allow the pigment to disperse and add more water using a spitzer if needed.  Allow to dry naturally if you have the time or carefully use your heat gun.  The paper does benefit from being stacked under a heavy weight to dry flat.

Needless to say the backgrounds for these terrific Silhouette Stamps has been created using Brusho. In my usual style piccies - lots of the demonstrate the stages from "panic" to "oh that's nice" - I think so anyway hope you do too.

So here goes:

Background papers created.

Excellent selection of Silhouette stamps from Little Claire.

Black Pigment ink and clear embossing powder.

This is the fun part - choosing where to stamp your image.

Images are trimmed.

All matted onto black card - 1/2 cm larger than the stamped image.  Matted onto white stamping card - 1cm larger. then matted onto black - 1/2cm larger.

Here the tile is matted onto yellow card which tones with the pigment from the Brusho - 1cm larger then matted onto black 1/2cm larger.

Tile positioned centrally and embellished with tiny punched butterflies from a scrap of the Brusho background. Sentiment added from the stamp set and faux stitching.

 Coordinating papers, matted and layered.  Toning ribbon used.

More punched butterflies to embellish, plus adhesive crystals and faux stitching.

No backing papers this time...

 Sentiment added from the stamp set plus punched small squares using Brusho scraps and adhesive nail heads for interest.

Simple matting and layering and a band of fabulous hemp ribbon from "the stash."

Embellished with punched butterflies, adhesive crystals and faux stitching.

Hope you managed to "stick" with me - same principle for all - I now have more tiles to make up - perhaps another day!

Many thanks for looking. Wishing you all a lovely day. Cheerio from me  Gaynor xx

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Beautiful new stamps from Little Claire.


At last I can share - beautiful new stamps from Little Claire - April Club Set.

Two beautiful stamps with modern sentiments.  I have created both cards using backing paper from LOTV, Martha Stewart border punch, brads, adhesive crystals, buttons and my trusty promarkers.  Little Claire are featuring this stunning set in one of the craft card mags - mmh, uh oh forgotten which - will amend my blog at a later date once sorted.  The "duck" card is in the magazine with full how to make instructions.  xxGaynor