Tuesday 11 December 2018

Luscious Christmas

 Hello, Kay M here today to share my simple luscious Christmas card using this year’s fabulous Christmas stamps(Christmas Spirit and IndigoBlu Bauble) from IndigoBlu.   

I used Cherry Lips, Fizzy Pop and Lavender Luscious Powders on an approx.15cm square of white card with water. 

When dry, I used a stamping platform to stamp with a waterproof ink, the border stamp as shown, then painted in the bottles with white Gee-Sso-Good.  TIP. Paint over the details in the bottles and jars but try to keep inside the outer lines.  Keep the stamp in place on the stamping platform for the next stage.

When the paint has dried, re-stamp. 

Then move the stamp on the platform to repeat to complete the border.

The card was trimmed to fit on to a 15cm square card blank with a black mat.  The lovely star border stamp was used to frame the card front, then it was adhered to the card blank. 

   I did add at this stage a little splatter of Cherry Lips Luscious powdermixed with water.

The sentiment from IndigoBlu Bauble was stamped in black on white card and cut out, edged with black ink and the Cherry Lips and added to the card to finish.

Thanks for visiting and you can catch up with Kay on Hochanda on 17th December at 11am and 3pm. 

Take care,  Kay M. x   

Tuesday 4 December 2018

Snowy Winter Foxes

Hello I hope December finds you well and happy. The time is soon approaching for us to think about decorating our homes. With this in mind I have made this winter forest scene using a collection of the gorgeous new stamps. It is easy and fun to make

I used a 25 cm square  box frame. I started by cutting  some card to fit the back of the frame and used Mulberry Bush paint to give it some colour. I heat embossed the snowflakes from the Alternative Christmas stamp set around the edges.

The tree stamps from the Tree Dressing stamp set made perfect forest trees which I coloured with Olive waistcoat, before fussy cutting them. Stamps can be very versatile, and you don’t always have to use  the whole stamp.  I stamped just the fox from the Willow and Fox stamp. I wiped away the ink on the girls hands before stamping. I used some needle felting wool to shape fluffy tails for the foxes.  

I kneaded some modeling paste into the bottom of the frame, and placed a wood slice into it which would later hold my chipboard hares. I stood my tree and animals up into the modelling paste. I also stamped the hare from the Guardian Angel  stamp so he could join in too. Stars  from the Tree Dressing set flew to the top of the trees, and I added strings of pretty pink beads to the trees and also as a decoration hanging  across the inside  top of the frame. 

The forest needed some snow so I applied  texture paste over the base using a palette knife. Then followed with a sprinkling of Unicorn Sparkles. I finished by adding a piece of a fir tree, small pine cones, chipboard hares, and a splatter of  white paint over the scene.

You could also create this scene inside of a recycled box or tin.

Have fun creating your winter decorations, if it is not too early I would like to wish you a very happy and healthy Christmas Season xx