Monday, 24 April 2017

Weekly Inspiration

Hello again.
This week I am playing with a stamp set from Stampin' Up! called Tuscan Vineyard.
I chose this set as it is one that I fell in love with the moment I saw it but I haven't found the 
inspiration to know what to do! 
So I'm challenging myself as I have seen so many beautiful samples made with the set!
I hope you like them?

Using Watercolour Paper, I stamped the Vineyard image with Basic Gray Archival Ink pad then watercoloured it in.

I have used Very Vanilla and Pear Pizazz cardstock. 
The messages are from Falling For You stamp set.

Friday, 21 April 2017

One step on...

Following on from yesterday's inspiration using the fine tip glue pen for a free hand resist technique I'm much more in my comfort zone today using the pen to draw over a stamped image.
I Stamped the image randomly over the card then used the fine tip to trace over the lines that I  wanted to remain the colour I had stamped in. Then after allowing the glue to dry I again used my sponges and inks to colour the card going over the glued areas.
The areas covered in glue resist the ink and remain the colour they were stamped in. on the pink and green card this is obvious but on the blue card I used a very light blue to stamp then used darker shades to colour over. This gives 2 different look for one technique !!
well I hope you've enjoyed this weeks inspiration and if you'd like to buy a fine tip glue pen please click the link on the right hand side for our shop.
have a great weekend and please join us next week when Gill will be sharing her inspiration for us all to see.
have fun
Cary xx

Thursday, 20 April 2017

Free hand ....

Now I love rubber stampin partly because I can't draw for toffee! So to make something and share it that has my own freehand drawing on it is a bit scary! So here goes.....
Todays samples show how you can use the fine tip glue pen to create resist backgrounds. Using the pen "draw" your pattern on card and leave to dry. The easiest in my opinion is spots placed randomly you can go wrong!. I then got a bit more adventurous and had a go at swirls then I got really carried away and had a go at a repetitive doodle that I have used when zentangeling.
When the glue was dry I used sponges and rubbed ink over the images and they started to pop of the page! I had great fun and messy fingers I was happy!
The cards I created using the 3 background pieces are very simple but do show of the backgrounds well in my opinion.
I hope you like these and will have a go yourself .

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Another day ..another birthday...

Today I'm sharing another card using the fine tip glue pen on another family members birthday card!! This time its my nieces birthday she turned 13 and is now officially a teenager!!
This time I used the fine tip glue pen to act as a glaze. The needle tip of the pen means that you can apply a fine outline then infill the area with the glue which then dries clear with a lovely sheen. Sadly my photographs don't show the glazed areas very well. In real life they look fab.

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

A fine tip....

For the rest of this week I am going to share some inspiration that all have one thing in common....Stampin' Up!'s Fine Tip Glue Pen.
This versatile little beauty is great for applying small delicate embellishments such as sequins. It is easy to apply and dries clear.
Not only can you use it for sequins but also for adding glitter in  specific places.
Today's sample shows both these features. I hope you'll join us in the next few days to see other ways to use this product.

Monday, 17 April 2017

Happy Easter and a Happy Birthday....

Well I hope you are all enjoying a lovely bank holiday weekend and that the Easter bunny has been to visit you.
Today is also my eldest daughters birthday and the card I share today is the card I made to celebrate her birthday.
I hope you like it as much as she does.

Friday, 14 April 2017

Swaps - Day 5  

Today I'm showing some of the last of my swaps from Amsterdam.
I hope that like me you were able to be inspired by the projects from this week.



Thank you again for popping in to look at our inspirations.