Friday, June 6, 2014

Home Decor

It was a treat to find some very cheap frames which I liked at the local Aldi Supermarket. I couldn't believe it. So I got some to alter and decorate our house with.



These punched out butterflies are the colors of our Living Room. I also have a frame in white, which has the same color butterflies. I have hung them next to each other on the wall.

Hope this gives you some ideas.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Scrap Card

Haven't been here in a month, so way time to update this blog. I have changed the title and added 'Scrap' cards. Fact is, I love creating with snippets of paper that I keep in my Paper trays.



The die-cut bird was paper pieced - the smallest pieces of paper that were big enough to line up to cover the bird were used. The flowers are from a Collage stamp from Hero Arts and I stamped six on the same paper strips that coordinated with the bird. I stamped some faux stitching in the corners as I thought it suited this style of card.


Thursday, April 24, 2014

My latest Home Decor grid

I made this a while back. I love mixing and matching colors and patterns in paper style to form a big puzzle. I look at every piece and if my instinct says it shouldn't be there, I will replace it before I glue the pieces to my backing sheet. The size is A4 which is 11.5 x 8 inches.


I mixed greens with turquoise and brown together with neutrals.
Have a creative week!
Jacqueline

Friday, April 4, 2014

Same stamp - different design

I have already shared these cards over on my other blog - the Craft Nest, so this is just a post to put them on the blog they really belong in.

This is a discovery which came about quite by accident. Look at the following two pictures.


The first one is a card project I made on a watercolor paper panel with distress inks (see 'One').
I didn't like it but as you know I never throw anything away, I put it to one side for a future grid project. Then I thought I could stamp over the top of it with this solid background stamp and get a different effect. So I inked it up with Old paper distress and stamped over the top but the result was not to be desired. I noticed I still  had ink on my stamp so stamped it again onto a regular piece of beige cardstock (see 'Two'). And what did I notice - I had picked up the ink from the watercolor paper panel  which gave me a nice effect. So instead of inking the paper, the paper inks your stamp!



This is a card I made using this technique and the above watercolor panel. I sprayed my stamp with water and let the paper ink my stamp up. Lovely to use all those small stamps that hardly get used, too. I think that this works best with a shadow stamp of some kind.


This is my second card with this stamp. No technique here. This is for the Birthday challenge over on the Hero Arts Blog.

Have a lovely weekend and thank you so much for your visit!
Jacqueline

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Same stamp - different design

I am wondering how many different designs I will be able to find with this versatile stamp. Here I stamped the stamp with Victorian Velvet, just a touch of the ink sprayed with water gave me such cover, I would not have minded it being a bit lighter. I punched out some tiny squares and attached to the centres.


I love pink and I love flowers and thats what I achieved.
Jacqueline

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Using a grid stamp

There are so many different ways of making a grid design. I found a Super solids background stamp for a bargain on Ebay and this is one versatile stamp from Hero Arts.


I stamped the grid in Broken China distress ink, very lightly, and sprayed with water. Then I overstamped onto a scrap of paper which was already stamped with the green leaves. I stamped the flowers and the sentiment with the bird and added embellishments.



If you want to see another card I have made with this grid stamp, please look here.

Have a lovely weekend!
Jacqueline

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Poetic Petals

This stamp set hardly gets used because I can't come up with a design that I really like with it.
Then I thought of alcohol inks and a grid. My first experiment is with white embossing powder, I could also do it in gold or silver... So I still have some options open with this beautiful floral set.


Of course it is a Hero Arts set, can never go wrong with them!
Have a very blessed Sunday and thank you to all the people who leave me such encouraging feedback; it just makes me happy!
Jacqueline