Thursday, 29 September 2016

Crafty individuals clean and simple style

I've had the idea for this card in my head ever since the crafty individuals less is more theme was announced . Today I finally got to put it on to paper!

I cut a wave shaped mask and stuck it down with repositionable glue. Next I stamped the dragonflies in clear embossing ink before lifting part of the mask to stamp the greeting in black. I embossed all of the stamping in clear embossing powder and repositioned the mask ready to blend a selection of distress inks over the top. To give it a finishing touch, I added a few dabs of alchemy wax.

Sunday, 18 September 2016

O is for...

Good evening!

Tonight I am sharing the next installment of my dictionary for the craft barn alpha/dictionary challenge. The chosen letter is O and although I've spotted a few other people who've picked this word, I couldn't resist...
 O is for Owl :)

I have a lovely set of hobby art owls which were out to good use in the making of this page!

I never like to fully hide the dictionary page, but I did feel that text all over the owls would be too much so I used a bit of chalk paint to roughly cover the background.
Next I added in the bark stamps and smooshes of ground espresso distress ink applied with a paint brush.
The owls are coloured with inktense pencils and I finished off with some spots of glitter and started to light up the sky.

That's all for now, thanks for calling by.
Lou x

Thursday, 15 September 2016


Hi There!

Today I'm sharing the card I made for my husband on our 8th anniversary which was on Tuesday. Having had a beautiful set of inktense pencils for my birthday, as well as stitched circle dies, it seemed only fair that I have a play at using them to make this card.

 The stamps are from Lawn Fawn's fintastic friends set which are proving to be very versatile indeed!

I'd like to put this card forward for the following challenges;

Allsorts - Anniversaries
Penny black and more - add a sentiment
Stamping Sensations - one for the boys
Simon Wednesday - Clean and simple
Simon Monday - At the movies (I feel it has a bit of a Finding Nemo/Finding Dory feel to it)

Sunday, 4 September 2016

H is for...

Oops! I've had such a strange work shift pattern recently I hadn't actually clocked that it was Sunday! Nearly missed the craft barn dictionary deadline and only just remembered in time.

I picked a nice simple word, Haw, fruit of the hawthorn. My hubby and I once went foraging for them and turned them in to Haw ketchup, it tasted awful!!!

This page was simply made with watercolour paints and liquid pearls. I moved the dictionary when the liquid pearls were still wet and the page flicked over and printed some spots on the opposite page. I think it's my favourite part of the design!

Thanks for stopping by. I know things have been a bit quiet on here lately but hopefully I'll have a bit more time again now work has settled down!