Friday, 30 August 2013

Pansy Pyramage

Good evening All,

Hope you have all had a good day.   My card today was made some time ago for Imagination Crafts,
using their beautiful Pansy Decoupage stamp.  As you can see, I decided to make a pyramage card
using this stamp, which can be purchased from the  Imagination Crafts website.

The base card is made from cream card which I coloured around the edges with distress ink.   Next
I stamped the leaf stamp around the edges using a black inkpad..

I cut out a smaller nestie from yellow patterned paper and then, using the same die, I traced around
the outside edge of the die onto some black card and cut it out.   Mat the yellow paper onto the black card
and mat onto the base card.   I then cut out a smaller nestie using the lilac spotted paper and matted this
onro the yellow paper.   Put a piece of lilac ribbon across the centre and add a bow at both ends of the ribbon.

Stamp the main pansy image seven times with black ink onto some white card.   Colour them all with some
Promarker pens.   Trim around the edges of the first image.   Mat onto some black card and trim leaving
a tiny border of black showing.

Cut the other six images using a set of square nesties, each image getting progressively smaller, until you end
up with a tiny square on top of the image.   3d all of these images to make a pyramage using sticky foam pads.

Fix this to the centre of the base card with double sided sticky tape.    Phew !! that's it finished folks, hope
you like it.   It takes quite a bit of time and patience but I think the end result is worth it.   Take care of
yourselves until next time.
                                                                Happy crafting
                                                                Big Hugs   Jennifer xx

Thursday, 22 August 2013

Blue Gerbera

Good evening all, 

Hope you have all had a lovely day.   I would like to share a card I made for Imagination Crafts earlier this

Make a base card from the pale blue cardstock.   Onto this mat some dark blue card, leaving a small
border of the pale blue showing.

Next take the background card and lay the gerbera stencil on top and spread the sparkle medium across
the stencil using the spatula.   Remove stencil  and leave the image to dry.

When the image is dry, trim the background card down to fit the dark blue card leaving a border of dark
blue showing.   Mat this onto the card.   Add a blue bow and three pearls.

Using the die cutting machine and the butterfly die, cut out the butterfly and glue this to the card.   Add some
small blue pearls to the centre of the body.

Using the die cutting machine, cut out the corner die from pale blue card.   Glue this to the bottom
right-hand corner.

Using the blue distress ink and cut n' dry foam, rub over the bottom right corner, including the die cut.

Well that's it Friends, signing off for now until the next time.   Thanks for stopping by to see my blog.

                                                Love and rainbows  Jennifer xxx

Monday, 19 August 2013

Garden Seat

Hi there everyone, Jennifer here, 

I hope you are all having a good week and managing to fit in some special crafting time !

Today I'm going to share one of the Imagination Craft's MDF Charm Kits I made, which was shown on the last QVC Show in July.

I started by painting the back and the front of the board with mica powders mixed with Magi-Blend Solution.   Cover the front with the brocade stencil and spread the three sparkle mediums over the it.   Make two flowers from white card covered with sparkle medium.   Make two leaves from white card covered with the Jade Sea sparkle medium.  Glue to the top right.

Cover a square frame with sparkle medium.   Put the garden chair stencil onto some white card and spread sparkle medium over it.   When dry, cut out the seat leaving a tiny border of white card showing.   Add some gold card to the aperture, then glue the green die-cut trellis over the aperture.   Glue the square frame on top of the trellis and glue the cut out chair to the bottom left of the MDF board.  That's the front finished.

Now for the back of the MDF board.   Lay the garden chair stencil onto the back of the board and spread Jade sparkle medium over the leaves only.   Add some purple velvet detail sparkle to the leaves to look like flowers.   Add some gold card to the aperture and the trellis die-cut as you did for the front.  Then glue another square frame on top of the trellis.   Punch out a tiny butterfly from left over card which has sparkle medium on it and glue to the left hand side of the board.   Stencil another garden chair as before, cut out and glue to the left of the aperture. 

Well that's it Friends,
 until next time.      
 Hugs Jennifer xx