Friday, 18 August 2017

On the Beach

On the Beach

Hi there!

Or perhaps I should should AHOY!?
Maybe not!  Save that for another time

Claire Jackson is here today and she
has brought a really nice card for us
using a very clever background technique

 "Man cannot discover new oceans unless 
he has the courage to lose sight of the shore ― 
André Gide

Using a stamp positioner, stamp the 
gradation stamp in faded jeans 
Distress Oxide ink on smooth stamping 
card approximately 6 1/2” square.

 Re-ink the lower part of the stamp in 
vintage photo and stamp again.

Re-ink parts of the top of the stamp in broken china...

... and stamp once more.

Use masking tape to position the seaside 
template and stencil ‘explore’ in broken china.

Next stencil the ship’s wheel in walnut stain.

Add the quotation, highlights and shading
 with a black fine line pen, a grey alcohol marker
 and a white gel pen.

Ink the seaside memories stamp in faded jeans. 
Without using a block press the stamp onto 
an 8 x 8” card blank so that the outside edges 
are covered. It doesn’t matter if the 
impressions overlap a little.

On a separate piece of card stencil the shells 
in vintage photo and broken china.

Cut out the shells and place them on a 
piece of foam.

 With an embossing tool press gently
 on the back of the card to shape them.

 Assemble all the pieces and mount them, 
adding a few sequins for a bit of sparkle."

Materials used:

Distress Oxides: broken china, faded jeans, vintage photo, walnut stain
Blue Fern Studio: seaside memories
Card blank: 8 x8” scalloped

Super card Claire.  Thank you
Love how you made the background

Have you all seen the Kaisercraft Stencils?
I think they are fabulous value for money
in one 12x12 stencil, you get four individual
6x6 stencils.  Now that can't be bad...........

'Till tomorrow

Mickie xx 

Thursday, 17 August 2017

On the Beach

On the Beach

Hallo Everyone!

Hope you are having a good
time and continue to enjoy the

If you are having to have an
indoors day do take a look
at Craftyfield's delightful
scrapbook page - it is sure
to inspire you to make a
page or two..........

"What better way to get in the holidays
 spirit than to look back to our last beach outing... 

Forever late in my scrapbooking, it was 
high time I documented it. The small photo 
immortilizes the day my men went into the mud 
flats and came back with what we named 
"Shrek's feet". I can't remember why, but at 
the time it provoked much hilarity...

Apologies for the main photo, the printer ran out of ink!

I'm using some masking tape to isolate what 
will be a sea impression, made with 
Distress Oxide in Faded Jeans, 
applied with a brayer

I applied the sand (DO in Fossilized Amber) and 
stencilled the sun with regular Distress inks 
in Squeezed Lemonade and Scattered Straw.

Using the masking tape I extend the sun rays.

Kaisercraft have some great washi tape 
but as I didn't have any to hand I made
 my own with some sticky labels and a stamp. 

I stamped with Archival inks and gave a wash
 of colours with DO. 

I then cut pieces from these as I needed.

 A bit of stencilling with a Carabelle stencil
 and DO in Walnut Stain.

 Using gel medium I add shells, sand 
and micro beads.

At this stage I was sorely tempted to turn
 this into a painting, as the DOs did such a great
 job at illustrating a beach, effortlessly...

A bit of stamping with Impression Obsession 
Create-A-Card Canvas. 

I am using it without the acrylic block to 
add small areas at a time. 

I also add some stamping with the same 
Kaisercraft stamp I have used for the "washi tape".

To finish I added some Kaisercraft flourishes 
(Life's a beach pack, of course) and die-cut words.

 Here are a few close up pictures."

Looks such a simple page Craftyfield
but on closer inspection there is 
more and more to see.  Thank you
for the inspiration.  Those Oxides
are a fantastic addition to the 
range aren't they? 

I only ever scrapbook odd memories
and I just love that
you can do as much or as little as
you feel and still have a great page

'Till tomorrow

Mickie xx

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

On the Beach

On the Beach

Hi There!

Hope you like our new topic
expect many of you are beached!
If you are on holiday - have a
great time, don't get sunburn
and come home safe

We have Louise Thomson here
today to start us off with a
delightful greeting card:

"You'll have to forgive me as I got all the
 shiny things out for this card and totally 
forgot to keep taking photos as I went 
along (oops!)
 Always have been easily distracted!

I started with a few distress oxides in 
shades of blue and green, smooshed onto 
my craft mat and spritzed with water.

 I repeated a few times to get the desired effect
 and made a tag while I was at it too... 
(waste not want not and all that!)

I placed the kaisercraft stencil over the
 blue and used a damp cloth through the stencil 
to remove some of the ink. 

Then I replaced the stencil and added grunge 
paste through it to create streams of bubbles.

 I also stamped some 'seaweed' in peeled 
paint distress oxide. (Technically the stamp is from
 Card-io's backyard blooms set, but I was using
 creative license) 

At the bottom of the card I added texture 
sand paste in quite a rough formation, 
then coated it in some yummy glitter and beads.

From this point onwards I basically went nuts 
adding every shiny thing I could find
 (which was quite a lot!)

Included here are metallic gel pens, 
stickles glitter, liquid pearls, wink of stella,
 glossy accents, and alchemy wax.

I also stamped parts of blue ferns' seaside 
stamp around the edges to add a border.

Next I cut some sea themed shapes using
 an impression obsession die set. 

Ever since I saw Helen Chilton use enamel 
accents on die cuts I've been wanting to try it
 - now seemed like the perfect opportunity. 

I used the enamel accents on some, 
and liquid pearls on others.

Time to add some text using some
 'ink-smooshed' card strips and a fine liner 
before mounting inside a card base. 

(I used a square die to cut the aperture 
from an ordinary blank card)

And that was it! 

Such a lot of fun to make, I hope it inspires
 you to get messy in the craft room 😃"


A lovely card Louise - thank you
You did seem to be having a
lot of fun making this - I love
your embellishments

Amazing what you can do with
a die cut and some Enamel Accents
Nothing like making your own

'Till tomorrow

Mickie xx