Thursday 28 January 2016

Yippee for Yupo!

I've been having a lovely time playing with Yupo paper and alcohol inks. Here are some of my first attempts, finished with Crafty Individual stamps. I've left the images completely uncoloured so they stand out from the background.
First the background itself with a little doodling:

Then doodling finished (very addictive!):

And then stamped and framed:

I'm now off to have another play!

Thanks for looking!


Wednesday 13 January 2016

A little bit fishy...

I've just finished the canvas for next week's Inky Fingers and can you believe it, I've not used a single stamp! We're using all stencils with  different effects to produce a bit of an underwater scene:

If you fancy having a go, follow the above link.

Thanks for looking!


Saturday 9 January 2016

PaperArtsy Fairy garden...

Hi everyone, Helen here with a bit of fairy kitsch! 

The instructions for this are over on the PaperArtsy blog where the topic is transparency and, being just after Christmas, I managed to pick up this bell decoration which I've taken apart to make a sort of fairy garden. 

I've used some of The Cat's Meow stamps which I've had for ages - I like them because the images are clearly drawn and also have a sense of fun. Have a closer look at The Cat's Meow range as there's some really good images in there. The sets have a wide variety of stamps: pictures, text, labels, fillers etc.

Here's another example, again using Cat's Meow, this time with a seaside theme - my version of a ship in a bottle:

Transparent surfaces can be both difficult to stamp on and to photograph, but it's worth persevering as they give you the opportunity to introduce lots of layers to your work.

Thanks for looking!

Thursday 7 January 2016

In Fashion................

Here's a pop up card (love pop ups!) made using Crafty Individuals stamps and papers:

Very delicate colours and images.

Thanks for looking!