Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Butterfly in flight

I am on a role now so I thought I would also share with you the card we made during the last rubber stamping workshop.
Above are some of the ladies proudly showing their finished cards. Although they used the same mediums and stamps they all came out slightly different.

To make the above card, pan pastels were used to create the background.  This was achieved my dusting some of the powder onto a mat and then add a little bit of water. Mix the water with the pan pastels and then move a piece of white card that has been cut to size around onto the colour.  Once you have covered the card, dry using a heat gun.  When dry choose a different colour of the pan pastels and again add water.  This time move a bottle top within the colour (Milk bottle top is good) and stamp onto your coloured card.  Dry with a heat gun. When waiting for the card to be completely dry, stamp your desired images and colour.  I have used stamps from Chocolate Baroque and coloured using Prisma pencils.  By this time you should be able to stamp onto your decorated background and then place onto a card.  I finished the images by adding glitter glue to add a bit of bling.
If you have ago on the above I would love to know how you got on.
Jeanette x 

Wedding Candle

Hi everyone.  Again sorry for not posting for over a month. I really do need to give myself a kick and post regularly but in the mean time I hope you are all well and making the most of what is left of the sunshine.  The cold weather is definitely on the way :( It does mean more time inside crafting!

I wanted to share with you a candle I decorated for my Mother-in-Law's friend.  Her friend wanted one decorated to give to her son for his wedding day and to have their wedding colours used.  The heart on the candle was cut  using my silhouette and then glittered it. The wedding couple is a Lilli of the Valley stamp and was coloured using watercolour pencils.  The heart on top of the box was an MDF heart, which within the next couple of days will be available to buy for you to decorate on my website, www.craftyneeds.com.and   I decorated the heart with Jo Sonia paints, stencils and flowers cut out using my die cutting machine.  The box was made using 350 gsm card and acetate was used for the windows. 

Jeanette x