Monday, 21 May 2018

Art Journal Page with Canvas Corp Brands

I was going through my stuff to sort folder and I came across this journal page from the day I received my Canvas Corp Brands goodies, this was made using the wonderful Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists. I had never used these before so I really wanted to see what I could do with them and how they would react to other products.

This was also the very first project I ever filmed but unfortunately, I deleted large bits of it while I was trying to work the editing program 😢. 

xx Gemma xx

Thursday, 10 May 2018

Fold out tag card with a 12x12 Kraft envelope- CCB Crew challenge

Today I am sharing a project I made for Canvas Corp Brands for a Creative Crew challenge. Pop over and take a look at the CCB blog for all the wonderful creations my teammates made. Who knew there were so many different and versatile things you could do with a 12x12 Kraft envelope.

 Step by Step

I scored the envelope in half and then into 8 sections, I then cut along the middle through the first three sections.

Then I cut patterned card to fit each of the sections.

After rounding the corners I added colour with Glimmer Mist sprays.

Then I added some larger sprinkles of Glimmer Mist by unscrewing the pump from the bottle and shaking that over the card.

Then I cut tags to fit the inside of each section, I mixed High Impact paints on my glass mat and painted the tags so they contrasted with the blues on the front sections.

Once dry I applied white paint through an Architextures tall base, I then turned it over and used it to stamp white paint in other areas. 

I added more interest to the card sections by adding circles.

 Leaving all those pieces to completely dry I cut some birds and text from the birds and bees on Ivory card.

Before gluing the panels to the 12x12 envelope I layed out the images over the panels, in a continuous flow and glued them in place.

Thank you


Sunday, 6 May 2018

Circle stamping Peacock flower cards


I have some cards to share with you all today for the Love to create challenge sponsored by polkadoodles using some of their wonderful stamps. Pop over to the blog and take a look at the wonderful makes by my teammates and join in the challenge.  

 What I did 😀

1- Pick four different colours of Gelato and roughly scribble the pigment onto a large sheet of card, I used an A3 sheet. 
2- Using your finger or a brush dipped into a small amount of water, wet the Gelato and move them over the page until the whole sheet is covered, you may need to add more Gelato to the card.

3- Place a stencil over the top and use a wet wipe over the top to remove the pigment. Move the stencil making sure to rotate it until most of the card is covered.

4- Once dry stamp over the top with a brown (neutral) ink and a script stamp, making sure all the text is the correct way up. I used a distress ink for this.
5- Cut the card into 4x4 squares and edge them with the same ink. 

6- Take a small stamp from the Regal Peacock stamp set and black archival ink and stamp onto the card moving the stamp round in a circle to create your own focal images. 

7- Doodle around the edges with a black pen and glue to card blanks after adding some focal text.

Thank you

Tuesday, 1 May 2018

Mini Notebook


I am feeling super cheery today and I have made a happy but tiny little book for this month challenge on The Artistic Stampers blog, please pop over and take a look at my teamie's creations and join in this fun challenge for your chance to win one of Jennie great stamps.

What I did 😆

1- Cut card to required page size, fold in half and round the corners (or be super lazy like me and use the card notelets you have in your stash)
2- Cut pieces of card for the front, back, and spine of the book. The front and back should be slightly longer and wider than the page size. The spine should be the same length as the covers and slightly wider than all the pages when they are together.
3- Cover all the pages with a layer of Gesso.

4- Create layers of paint on top of your pages, I spread a dark green and bronze acrylic paint over my Gelli press plate and then pressed all the pages into the paint, without applying any extra paint this gave me lots of variation in my first layer.
5- For my second layer I spread lighter green paint onto my Gel press plate, this paint was far more fluid than the previous paint used and started to bead and pool on the plate, I then stamped into the paint with the magic carpet stamp for extra interest before pressing all the pages onto the plate. this time I only transferred paint to some sections of the pages.

6- I repeated step 5 with white acrylic paint and that soon to be released, and most likely my new favorite stamp, stamp.

7- Add extra interest by applying Distress Ink through the Harlequin mask coming in from the edges of the pages.
8- Taking a brown Ink, stamp in a few places on each page using the treasured memorise stamp and edge each page.

9- Glue each page back to back with the next, checking all the text is facing the correct way. 

10- Cut a piece of card that will fit and wrap all of your cover sections and decorate it the same way as your pages, I used the mop-up card from my Gel press plate.
11- Glue the sections to the decorated card, cut the decorated card so there is a 1.5 cm boarder and snip the corners away.
12- Score (this makes folding easy), fold and glue the decorated card to wrap the panels.

13- Glue the pages into the cover. Apply glue to the back of the first page and line it up to the cover so that the score line on the page is lined up with the space between the cover and the spine.
14- Turn the book and do the same gluing the back of the first page to the front cover.

Amazing if you have made it this far, lots of instructions that I hope make sense.

Thanks for reading 

and of course, the stamp that's coming soon 

Sunday, 29 April 2018

Buzy Bees Tag for The Artistic Stamper

I am sharing this tag and process video ( hopefully) over on The Artistic Stampers blog today, pop over check it out and leave me a comment. 

A super small window of time to join in the challenge over there, but a new one will be starting soon.

you can also find me on

xx Gemma xx

Monday, 23 April 2018

Where there is love journal page

I love hearts, not sure why as in general as I don't do mushy, but hearts are something I really love to use in my journal pages.  This was a fun page that I created with friends one Saturday. It was great fun playing with Distress Oxide inks to build the background and all the different layers we could see building up on our pages. 

xx Gemma xx

Monday, 16 April 2018

Owl tag for The Artistic Stamper

I am sharing this tag and 'how to' over on The Artistic Stampers blog today, pop over check it out and leave me a comment, I love to know what you think. 

There is still plenty of time to join in the challenge over there 

you can also find me on

xx Gemma xx