Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Penny Black Poinsettia

Some Penny Black dies this morning, including an absolute favourite which I'm going to be using forever - Antique Frames.  I cut two layers of cream card using the Antique Frames dies, sponging the edges with Vintage Photo DI.  I then cut the Berry Branch from the same card, adding some Liquid Pearls for berries.  The foliage dies (Layered Xmas Wreath) were embossed with Wow platinum and some gold embossing powder.  The Layered Poinsettia was cut from red card and I added a centre from 14 Bar Crafts.

The Merry Christmas die is another favourite, bought from Crafty Angels in Newbridge and embossed with gold powder several times to give a metallic look

Christmas card production coming along nicely!

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Foamiran Christmas

Some red Foamiran arrived from 14 Craft Bar so of course more poinsettias had to be made. I also used a resin tree (coloured with Crushed Olive DI) and a Scrapiniec Merry Christmas, and Lemoncraft papers, also from 14 Craft Bar.
I added some white iridescent snow from The Range, Liffey Valley.  Some gold fabric here and there too, Tim Holtz dies cut from Neenah Desert Storm card, twine, glitter., white berries.

The wreath is a Tonic Studios die cut - Fern Garland

I used gold seed beads instead of stamens in the poinsettias.

I'd like to enter this into:

Ger x

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Penny Black dies

Some lovely new Penny Black dies arrived and I had to have a play.  I began by wetting some watercolour paper above an imagined snow line, then sprinkled Brusho powders and used a wet paintbrush to move the colours around.  I then used a wet paintbrush to draw the moon, dabbing with a paper towel to lift the colour.

The trees were painted after the background was dry.  I then die cut two trees  (Penny Black winter branch), added some burlap ribbon and a ribbon bought in Aldi last year I think.  The Poinsettia is another Penny Black die, and the centre is from 14 Craft Bar.

I then sprinkled some white Frantage powder and heated it from under the paper for some snowfall.