Hi everyone it’s Laura here today, hope you are all keeping well. I couldn’t resist another play with the monthly special set Vintage Flowers, Its just sooo pretty.
For this card I started with a 6×6 card blank and cut a sheet of white stamping card down to fit onto the card leaving a thin black border around edge.
I’ve then continually stamped the flower stamp all over the piece of stamping card using black versa fine ink pad.
Then stamp your distress ink pad on to your glass mat and add a little water to them, so they can be used to water colour. The colours I’ve used are barn door, spiced marmalade and mustard seed.
Once all the flowers are coloured I then coloured the petals and stems in the same way using bundled sage.
I then distressed and edges with a distressing tool and added some spiced marmalade and barn door to the edges to add some colour to the edges.
Then I cut a thin strip of stamping card and stamped the sentiment onto it, then I’ve distressed the edges and added colour in the same way, then matted that to some black card stock and placed it down with two brads.
Hope you’ve all enjoyed todays post, see you soon
Laura x x
Hi Everyone only me xx
Are you all back down to earth with a bump after Christmas….Can’t believe how cold it is today. However smile, 🙂 cause Spring really is just around the corner we have Daffodils in the park and Grape Hyacinths in the front garden despite the wintery blast we are having today.
So for this card I thought I would use the BLOSSOM stencil from Tim Holtz
I started by placing the stencil randomly and colouring with distress inks on the main card blank using ink brushes. Starting with Scattered Straw. Peeled Paint and Iced Spruce. Coloured with the lightest colour (Scattered Straw) then moving the stencil and going with the mid colour ( Peeled Paint) then lastly the darkest colour (Iced Spruce) the lighter colours I dabbed all over, the Iced Spruce because it is darker I used sparingly . I then took two pieces of card and stamped the Bird on a branch onto one and the Birthday sentiment onto the other in versafine and heat embossed them to raise and set.
Back with the stencil and add the leaves being careful not to add any inside the bird …you can cover him while you do this but I was lazy and just avoided getting the ink inside the image as I was stenciling. Add the stencil to the card with the sentiment on and colour all over this using the same colours I painted the bird in Twinkling H2Os matted both images on black cardstock and then trimmed to size, but….the photo does not do it justice IF we get a nice sunny day I will take another and share with you either here or on FB …..the mica does shine in the sunlight however with the bad weather we have had here this week a decent photo was not very easy to take . But I hope you like it .
Crafty hugs to all xx
Hello craft buddies! Waw can you believe we are nearly half way through January already, where are the weeks going? Any way I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and a very happy new year, hopefully Santa left you some new crafty goodies to play with!
I’ve been playing with the vintage flowers monthly special stamp and I must say I love this set its really a set that id use over and over for lots of different occasions.
To start with I’ve cut a sheet of black card stock to 5 inches wide and scored in half to make my base card.
Then I’ve cut a sheet of stamping card to fit on my base leaving a thin black boarder around the edges.
Stamp the flower in the middle of the card using versa mark ink pad and heat emboss with white embossing powder.
Stamp the distress ink picked raspberry and dust concord on to a glass mat, add a little water and paint the flower with a water brush, it’s easy to keep in the stamp cause of the embossing.
Distress the edges with an old pair of scissors or a distressing tool and then rub over with distress ink vintage photo.
To finish stamp the sentiment from the set under the flower using a black ink pad
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Hello everyone, Alexandra here.
When I received Januarys monthly special stamp set “Vintage Flowers in the post I nearly squealed like a piggy in the mud with joy as it is just so beautiful. It seems so perfect for colouring in and as that is one of my passions I couldn’t wait to play with it!
When I finally had the time to do it I looked at the images and wondered what colours I wanted to use to colour in the flowers. And because I couldn’t decide I started playing with a layout without colouring it yet. I used bright pink card, black felt trim, a tiny bit of black card and of course my white panel stamped with the large flower in Versafine Black, all on a plain white A5 card base.
When I was done I loved it so much the way it was I just couldn’t add any colour to it. To me it was just perfect without and I hope you feel the same. I am totally in love with this set and I think will use this loads of times from now on. Maybe I will even colour it some day… hehe! But for now it stays clean and simple, which kind of is my style anyway!
Hope you like my offering today and have a lovely rest of January – don’t forget you can get this stamp set as the monthly special now, don’t miss it!
Not much happening on the crafting front here again I’m afraid, so I thought that I would share a couple of cards that I made for the Hobby Art DT retreat way back in November.
Wow that seems such a long time ago now.
We spent a fabulous weekend sharing ideas with one another and doing far too much eating lol.
Jenny asked us all to share something with the rest of the Team, so I chose a quick and easy background technique, which is also a great way to use up ink that is left on your craft sheet after sponging.
Like all crafters I hate to waste anything so I keep a stash of card scraps on my desk ready to mop up any leftover ink.
I used some of these scraps to create these cards adding stamping, colouring and even a bit of stencilling before attaching them to plain white card stock.
Easy, peasy, lemon squeezy as the Grandkids would say.
Happy New Year Everyone!
I hope this year brings everything you wish for.
The theme this month is
‘All Creatures Great and Small”
we have plenty of critters in our stamp sets even in the scene-its so get your Hobby Art Stash out.
Here’s a bit of inspiration from the design team…
The prize this Month…
1st Prize – 3 stamp sets of choice
2nd Prize – 1 stamp set of choice
Prizes will vary Monthly.
All entries must be uploaded at the bottom of this post.
‘Leave a Reply’ Type your name, email address and leave a comment in the box. Upload your image via the‘choose file/browse’ button. Then click post comment.
Please make sure all fields are filled in else it will fail.
All entries will be in number order starting from the first entry.
ANY PROBLEMS PLEASE CONTACT ME (Becki) Tel: 01737 789977
Rules for Entry
1. Please use only Hobby Art Stamps. You can use other products on your cards (e.g. dies, ribbons, papers)
2. All entries must be received before the closing date: 31st January 2016
3. Only entries made within the theme will be accepted
4. You may submit up to 3 entries per person
6. You can make any tag or project – it doesn’t have to be a card.
7. All Projects and cards must be handmade. No digital replication is allowed.
We look forward to receiving your entries!
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The theme for December was ‘Winter’
and we had so many stunning entries again this month.
The lucky Winner for the 1st Prize chosen by the random number generator this month is…
1st Prize £40 Gift Voucher – Congratulations! Jo-Heidi
Thank you to everyone who entered.
Here is our ‘Winter’ Top 3
Next Blog Challenge theme will be
‘All creatures great and small’
I will post details tomorrow.
So 2016 is here and we have a fab new Monthly Special by the one and only Sharon Bennett and some great offers for you too!
The January Sale has started here at Hobby Art so make sure you grab yourself a Bargain!
with 30% off clear and rubber stamps
There is also a Special Offer section with 60%+ Off (selected products)
Offer ends 10/01/2016.
Introducing the January Monthly Special – CS119D Vintage Flowers
This is the gorgeous new ‘Vintage Flowers’ set designed by Sharon Bennett for Hobby Art. Clear set contains 4 stamps. Overall size of set – 100mm x 260mm approx. All our clear stamps are made with photopolymer resin. The Monthly Special includes a free A4 Project sheet with step by step instructions on how to make 2 cards by Becki Mayes of the Hobby Art Design Team.
This is literally our 12th Monthly Special and proving more and more popular each month.
Available for only £8.99 (Offer Month only) with free A4 Project sheet and free P&P!
After the offer month the sets return to the RRP £10.99 and appear on the TV a month after release.
This is exclusive to Hobby Art Customers.
We have now added new subscriptions to the Monthly Specials…
We are offering a further discount on the Monthly Specials on the Year’s Subscription.
You can either chose to pay 12 payments of £8.99 billed monthly through PayPal (£107.88 for the year)
or a one off charge of £95!
Thank you to all our lovely customers for your continued support and great feedback in 2015.
We hope you have all had a great Christmas and New Year!
Here’s to a Creative 2016 😀