Saturday, 18 February 2017

Sheena's Swinging 60s Mini Book

I have a Mini Book to share with you toady for my Crafter's Companion Inspirers post. I made this book using recycled kraft card from an old note/scrapbook as well as stamps and stencils from the Sheena Douglas Grooving 60s collection.


To decorate the cover I sponged Iridescent Violet Blue, Cadmium Orange Hue, and Cerulean Blue Pebeo paints through Sheena's Groovin 60s Tie Dye stencil. I then stamped one of the girls and the word Groovalicious from Sheena's Swingin' Chicks stamp set. After a little doodling, I splattered white paint over the top.



I made papers to decorate the pages using my Gelli plate. Using the same three colours of paint that I used on the cover. I built up layers on the papers using Texture embossing folders for the last layer I sponged white paint through the Tie Dye stencil. 



After cutting the papers down to size I stamped Swingin' 60s Chicks on some of the papers, I then cut from the tip of the hands down to the boot with a sharp knife so that notes or pictures can be slipped behind them. Before gluing the papers into the book I doodled around the edges with a black pen.


Thank you for reading
Gemma
Leave a comment to let me know what you think and if you would like to see more albums/books.

Saturday, 11 February 2017

Altered CD with Sheena Douglass's Majestic Oak

For this Crafter's Companion Inspirers team post I have another altered CD.
I used Sheena's Majestic Oak stamp set on this one. 


The most amazing thing happened when I coated this CD with gesso, the surface of the CD crinkled and bubbled with gave the CD the most wonderful texture. I sponged a mixture of iridescent gold, iridescent precious gold and iridescent copper gold Pebeo paints over the top. 
I then stamped the tree and the text onto tissue paper, which I gently tore around before gluing to the CD with gel medium. To finish I splattered with white acrylic paint and edged the CD with copper gold paint.

Thank you for reading
Gemma

Saturday, 4 February 2017

Altered Rose CD

It's time for another Inspirers post for Crafter's Companion. I know, I know! bad, bad blogger that I am, I  have missed Friday posts and all other kinds of things but life has been getting in the way, and life must always come first. 

For this post, I have an altered CD to share with  you. 


After priming the CD with two coats of gesso (I found one coat would just keep chipping) I coated the CD with a mix of iridescent green blue Pebeo paint and white acrylic. I scooped a little of both paints onto a paint brush and blended them directly onto the CD. Then I sponged the same paints onto the Hessian embossing folder and stamped that over the CD. 
Once the CD was completely dry I stamped Sheena's every rose stamp and phrase into place before painting it with Pebeo's Cad red hue and black acrylic paint. To finish I went around the images with a black pen and added doodles around the edges.

Thank you for reading, 
please comment let me know if you would like to see more altered CDs
Gemma 



Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Altered bottle for skull bottle topper

A new month means a new challenge over on The Artistic Stampers blog. This month's challenge is 

Love Hearts

I hope you pop over and check out the inspiration from all the other team members, and that you join in for the chance of winning some lovely stamps. You can enter both on the blog and the facebook page


I made a dress around an old bottle for a skull bottle top I received at Christmas. For the bottom of the dress, I scrapped Pink and white acrylic paint onto a piece of stiff white fabric using a palette knife. Over the top, I stamped three different background stamps from The Artistic Stamper using black Archival Ink and white and orange paint. 


Once it way dry I cut out lots and lots of individual hearts and glued them around the bottle with gel medium. Making sure to over lap them slightly so the bottle did not show through. For the top, I wrapped a matching length of ribbon around the top section of the bottle and tied it in a bow.  


 Thank you for reading,
 comment below to let me know what you think.
I can not wait to see everyone entries
Gemma

Sunday, 29 January 2017

Dragonfly girl journal page

I created this journal page using sprays, paints, and pastels using stamps from The Artistic Stamper. 
Pop over there for more details here


thanks for stopping by
Gemma

Friday, 20 January 2017

Try something new for the New Year- Crafter's Companion post


Everyone on the Inspirers team was asked to try something new for the new year, and I opted to try some sewing. I had a great time and found a whole new appreciation for our very talented sewists. I used Love Birds fat quarter fabric, one of Sara's floral dies and some ribbon from my stash.


Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Try Something New for the New Year


So I have been trying new crafty things for the new year. So for The Artistic Stamper, I decided to play with air drying clay, you can see more over on The Artistic Stampers blog here


We also have a monthly change. The theme this month is Anything Goes.
You can join in here and here.

Thanks for popping by
Gemma