Sunday, 19 April 2015

Wall of Hearts

A colleague at work recently moved into a new home and created a wall of hearts.
I had wanted to make her a housewarming gift so this seemed the perfect thing.

I started with an MDF heart and coated it with white gesso.

Papers from the POP collection at Merly Impressions were added as a backgound then also used to make roses using a stamping up punch.

I found a photograph of her family on facebook and added it with a lace edge underneath and a sentiment from the sticker sheet.
The roses were coated with Spray and Sparkle in pink.
I cut some leaves using a Kaisercraft die from Merly Impressions and added them behind the roses.

Smaller flowers were punched and added with some foliage and gems.

A message was cut and layered with 3d glue gel and pins added behind.
Finally some string to hang it by and a few pearls on the edge.

Wishing you all every happiness in your new home.


Saturday, 18 April 2015

Floral Frame

This is my project for April made with the lovely Kaisercraft POP papers for Merly Impressions.

Click here for instructions.

Friday, 17 April 2015

More JOFY stamps............................

This is from another set of PaperArtsy JOFY stamps.
I used the same technique as the last card with the drawing gum and Aqua Tint colour wash background.

I used an A5 card this time with a deckle edge with POP papers again from Kaisercraft - available from Merly Impressions. 

I tied some black jute around the neck of the vase and through the tag message.

The edge was finished with a black fine liner and white Sharpie pen.

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Tweet tweet!

I got this lovely stamp set by JOFY from Paperartsy recently and made this.
I stamped my images and masked them with drawing gum. The background was colour washed with Aqua Tints. 

Once dry, I coloured the image with Tim Holtz distress pens and inks. 
The leaves and blossoms were stamped and coloured separately then cut out stuck on with glue gel. 

I stamped the central bird again, coloured, cut out and added with gel too. 
The birdhouse was linked to the branch by drawing circles with a black pen.

 A stamp from another set was added around the top edge and decorated with a white sharpie pen. Tweet tweet was added for a fun greeting. A simple mounting of black card and some POP paper from Kaisercraft completed the card which is 6x6".

Thanks for taking a look.

Monday, 13 April 2015

Abigail's 9

I can't believe how fast the time has gone, my great-niece celebrated her 9th birthday recently!

I made her this card using papers left over from my latest DT kit from Merly Impressions which contained the POP collection of papers from Kaisercraft.

The card is 8x8" square, I seem to use this size a lot, papers as above from POP.

The image is Crafters Companion, Angelica, which I stamped onto watercolour card and coloured using Tim Holtz distress markers and ink pads.

The flowers were from my collection and the leaves punched with a trusty Martha Stewart punch.
Gems again from my stash.
The banner is from the Kaisercraft POP collection too and I wrote her name and age with a Fine-line pen - these are self adhesive either end but move in the middle which is fun.

Thanks for taking a look - check out this colourful collection at Merly Impressions!

Saturday, 11 April 2015

Welcoming Zain to the world

Lyndsay at work has been blessed with a new Grandson so I made the following to celebrate his safe arrival.

The card is an 8x8" which has been decorated with a patchwork of papers from the Doodlebug Snips and Snails range along with Bo Bunny Essentials.

The photograph is 4x4" and backed with the doodlebug papers.

Once in place buttons were added from my collection along with some cross-stitches randomly placed.

His name was placed on a banner created from a Stampin Up punch, some bakers twine and more buttons. The letters are Making Memories rub-ons.

This is a perfect size to fit into the IKEA shadow box frames too.

Congratulations to Zain's parents.

Thursday, 9 April 2015

Birthday Selfie...................

My latest page is now on the Merly Impressions Blog, it's a photo taken on Robert's birthday this year of us taking a selfie!

Hop over the the blog for a full description and "how to" using the fabulous Kaisercraft POP collection.