Here I've made a Christmas decoration to celebrate becoming a member of the DecoArt Helping Artist Programme.
The paints I've used are by DecoArt - I actually used some of the So-Soft fabric paints on the chipboard as that was what I had to hand - also tried out some of their Dazzling Metallics paint in Ice Blue, which is gorgeous!
I took my Tando Mixed Media Board (if you haven't seen these, they come in 2 different sizes) and stamped the Crafty Individuals angel from CI-396 onto white tissue paper:
Then I painted the board with So-Soft Indian Turquoise and Ocean Blue and edged it with the Ice Blue Dazzling Metallics:
Flip over the angel and paint the reverse in colour:
and then block out the whole image in White when dry:
Stick to your board with a glue/sealer:
While that's drying die cut and paint a swirl (Tim Holtz die):
I thought it was a bit plain so I then added StazOn Teal Blue stamping to the background using the music from CI-330 and the text from the angel plate.
I then wanted something a bit darker round the edges so used Midnight Blue StazOn to stamp the borders of this reindeer stamp CI-332:
I literally just inked up parts of the image and stamped away, not bothering with a block:
I also stamped the swirl:
and then it was a case of adding the twiddly bits!
Yes, I have been making my Christmas cards!
Every year I say 'Never again!' but I took a fancy to this paper kit from Craftwork Cards. I added some embossed swirls, a few die cuts and, on some of them, some pictures cut from some Graphic45 paper that I bought several years ago and then couldn't bear to cut up! Well, now I have!
Here we go, there are several variations:
Yes, it was my youngest daughter's birthday the other day - can't believe she's 18! We survived the party (although the earplugs weren't much use!) and a great time was had by all!
Here's a pic of the birthday card I made for her:
One of those cards that are great fun to make - layer on layer of twiddly bits!
I'm demoing this Saturday at the Craft Barn along with lots of other lovely people. The theme is making gifts for Christmas and I'm stamping up an apron. I've already started planning it out as these are big and there's a lot to cover - here's a sneak peak:
I'm going for JOFY stamps this time - there'll be lots of paint, stamping, stencilling etc. and at the end of the day someone's going to win it ! (Better not get any stray blobs then!!!)