Wednesday, 1 April 2020

Simple plaid

Hello crafty friends. I hope you are all keeping safe and healthy. I managed to spend an hour or so in my craftroom tonight to create a Christmas card. It feels a little strange to be creating Christmas cards right now, but on the other hand it seems to be a sign of hope, hope that the current crisis will pass and that things may be back to some kind of normalcy by the end of the year. And of course, I needed to play at this month's Rudolph Days.

Anyway, I picked a plaid stencil (Joanna Sheet) from my NBUS pile and did some simple ink blending using CP ink (Peppermint scrub) and a TE blending brush, rotating and shifting the stencil halfway for a bit of variation. I finished off my card with a pre-stamped and die-cut sentiment (SSS Christmas word mix) and black baker's twine.

I'm playing at:

CHNC - #438 Anything Christmas goes

Wednesday, 25 March 2020

Enjoy the little things

I managed to whip up another card using elements from my UFO box. I had previously die cut the tulip frame from a smooshed panel, while the background had started from an experiment many moons ago with the so-called drunken acrylics technique, based on a tutorial by Lydia Fiedler on Splitcoaststampers. I could not get the technique to work using the paints I have, but I managed to salvage the panel by adding horizontal and vertical strokes.

The sentiment (Altenew) seemed like the perfect addition in these troublesome times. I hope you are all keeping safe and healthy. Here in Greece, we are in lockdown as of yesterday, meaning we are only allowed to leave the house for essentials, as well as for walking close to home or walking the dog with a maximum of 2 persons. So far, there have been only a few confirmed cases here in Crete, but none of us can afford to ignore the safety measures, for our own good. Fortunately, I can continue working from home as usual, which is a blessing.

I'm linking up my card at:

CAS Mix Up - Stamping, acrylic paint, die cutting, smooshing

Tuesday, 24 March 2020

Poinsettias for CAS Christmas

This card was created using a panel from my UFO box. I had previously stamped the image by selectively inking up parts and then added in details using coloured pencils.

I added some gold splatters and a previously stamped and die cut sentiment strip (SSS Word mix), that I popped up using foam tape.

I'm playing at:

CAS Christmas - Winter flower