Industry Baron

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September 9, 2016

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stamps: Stamper’s Anonymous sets: Time Travelers CMS157, Warehouse District CMS124 & RemnantsCMS130, Destiny by Collections

inks: Jet Black, Potting Soil & Sepia Archival Pads; Evergreen Bough, Frayed Burlap, Walnut Stain, Black Soot & Rusty Hinge Distress Stains

papers: Pickle, Raven & Fawn Bazzill Cards; White & Ivory Matt Cards

accessories: Subway Embossing Folder siz657948; Brick Wall Sizzlit Strip siz658240; Brass  Bookplate; Brads; Bleach

adhesives: Super Tape; Magic Mount; Glossy Accents

tools: Big Shot Machine; Sponging Block; Waterbrush

INSTRUCTIONS:

Stamp numerous machinery images in sepia ink over ivory card. Sponge around the edges with sepia and potting soil inks using a sponging block. Colour down left side with Distress Stains – Evergreen Bough, Rusty Hinge & Walnut Stain, using a waterbrush to help blend inks. Attach to Pickle (green) backing card with two-sided tape. male cards 008

 

 

 

 

 

Open Subway embossing folder and lightly sponge bleach onto top half. Insert black card into folder, close, and put through Big Shot machine as normal. Open folder, take out black card and immediately wash bleach off folder. Leave black card aside to dry. The bleach will discolour card causing brown rusty looking patches around letters. When dry, cut card in half lengthways. Attach half to center of stamped ivory card (leaving other half for future project). male cards 010male cards 015

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cut out brick wall die in Big Shot machine in light brown card. Cut section to fit across bottom of card. Colour with Black Soot & Rusty Hinge Distress Stains. Glue across bottom of card.male layers 014

 

 

Stamp gentleman in black Archival ink onto white card and colour with layers of Distress Stains, starting with the palest colour first (see below). Ensure each layer is dry before adding another layer of colour, as you want the underneath layer to show through in areas and not blend in with the next colour. You don’t have to be too particular about staying in the lines, as you are going to cut him out. Cut him out (tearing across bottom section). Magic Mount him to card front. Fill eye glass in with Glossy Accents. Leave to dry. (note: this is not the original sample I used on the finished card).male layers 015

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Stamp wording in black ink onto scrap of white card. Sponge with sepia ink and insert into bookplate. Fix brads through either end and Magic Mount onto card front. male cards 017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

See below for an alternative version of this card.

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Fairy Godmother

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August 4, 2016

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Just what we all need – a fairy godmother to grant us our dearest wishes:) fairy godmother 1

 

 

 

 

 

stamps: Magical Day #40-305 by Penny Black

inks: Jet Black Archival Pad; Abandoned Coral Distress Pad; Abandoned Coral & Cracked Pistachio Distress Stains

papers: White Matt Card; Aloe Vera & Moss Bazzill Cards; Teresa Collins “Freestyle Crown” (reverse) FR1603

accessories: Gold & Star Dust Stickles; Watercolour Pencils; Crystal Glitter

adhesives: Two-sided Tape; Magic Mount; Glossy Accents

tools: Teflon Matt; Scissors; Waterbrush; Paper Trimmer

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Create peach and aqua puddles of ink with the Distress Stains onto the Teflon matt. Swipe your white card through it. Repeat if needed until covered. While still wet, dribble some Glossy Accents over it in a swirly motion. Set aside to dry.
  2. Stamp fairy godmother into center of now coloured card in black ink. Stamp her again onto scrap of white card. Colour in with watercolour pencils and use a waterbrush to blend colours. Cut her out and glue into place over image on main card.
  3. Layer card front onto light green matting, then orange spotty card, and finally onto folded grey/green backing card.fairy godmother 4
  4. Stamp wording in black ink onto scrap of white card. Cut to required size. Sponge over with Abandoned Coral ink. Magic Mount at base of card front.
  5. Apply Glossy Accents with paintbrush to fairies wings and sprinkle glitter in while still wet. Decorate star with Gold Stickles and swirl around fairy wand with Star Dust Stickles. Set aside to dry. fairy godmother 2

 

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Insect Montage

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May 19, 2016

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insect montageOne of my favourite stamps of old. I love insects for a start, and collage style stamps make life easy because everything is arranged for you already and you simply have to colour.

The background card was from my infamous “box” so I have to guess at the colours used on what was once white card – I’m thinking “Evergreen Bough”, “Tumbled Glass” and “Pumice Stone”? Distress Stains. I added a bit of yellow watercolour in places later.

The bugs were foiled in green and blue, and the “A” in the square in gold. Liquid Pearls added for butterfly/dragonfly bodies. Clear film (or acetate) for dragonfly wings, which I then heated to curl, then spread Star Dust Stickles over. I smeared Glossy Accents over the wings of the large butterfly to highlight, but kept it’s colours muted. I tore around the edge of image and sponged with Sepia Archival before fixing to card layers.

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insect montage 2Stamp: Insect Montage #92699Y from Inkadinkado (Tin Can Mail)

 

 

 

 

2014-08-25 18.17.32Some of my bug collection. My husband has banned me from hanging them in public areas of the house as he says “they’re not everyone’s cup of tea”. As in his, I think that means:)

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Butterfly Flurry

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May 17, 2016

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butterfly montage

Butterflies galore! What’s not to like?

Stamps: “Butterfly Study” #90305 by Stamps Happen; Tiny Birthday 4092C by Stamp-It Australia; Paisley Border 2399K by Penny Black

The background was created by swishing a piece of white card through puddles of  “Scattered Straw”, “Spiced Marmalade” and “Crushed Olive” Distress Stains. Heat set. Stamped the Paisley border over it in pale green ink to create another layer of interest in the background. Stamped the Butterfly montage in black Archival, and a second time onto smaller scrap of white card so I could colour in the main center butterfly with watercolours, cut it out and magic mounted it over complete stamped image. I then spread Glossy Accents over its wings with a paint brush and sprinkled clear glitter along edges of wings while still wet. I coloured the remaining butterflies loosely with white pencil for wings and brown for bodies. I sponged around outer border with Sepia Archival ink. The Happy Birthday was stamped in black ink onto scrap of ivory card, sponged around edge in Sepia ink and magic mounted onto card.butterfly montage close

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Mermaid Tag

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April 12, 2016

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mermaid tag 009   mermaid tag 007So I drew this little mermaid onto a tag with the intention of making it into a card, but now that I’ve added extra bits, it’s really too large. May put it into my journal instead or if I can find a frame the right size, might give it away.

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Pinned Leaf

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April 7, 2016

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With my craft room being in chaos for the last month, my creativity has been at a low ebb. I trolled the web (as you do), seeking inspiration. Saw this quirky idea of pinning a leaf to the branch by means of a safety pin on this Polish site www.cynkowepoletko.blogspot.com. I couldn’t help myself – had to have a play. Using different stamps and colour schemes, here is my version. Quite happy with it and can feel the creative juices flowing once again. Thanks Cynka (her original far right).

Stamps I used: The Leaf 4809F, Bare Branch 4806E, Single Leaf 2468C by Stamp-It Australia; Thinking of You by Stampin’ Up; even more pinned leaves 001Always 1970C by Penny Black

last leaf 001love the leaf and the pin http://cynkowepoletko.blogspot.com:

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New Beginnings

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December 31, 2015

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baby yellow mushroomHappy New Year everyone! I thought it would be appropriate to start off the New Year with some baby cards –  celebrating the beginnings of new life.  Our family was blessed on Boxing Day with another baby granddaughter.

 

 

 

To create the background for this card,  stamp and emboss the wording from Stamp-It’s set 092 in white onto some watercolour paper. Then use Squeezed Lemonade & Spun Sugar Distress Stains directly over the wording to loosely colour. This will make the white embossed wording show up more. You can spritz lightly with water or use a wet paintbrush to help blend the colours if needed and to create a drippy effect.

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Next stamp and emboss the mushrooms (4943E) in white at the top left-hand side of wording. Stamp the mushroom caps a 2nd time onto some scrap pieces of watercolour paper. Colour them in using Distress pens or Distress re-inkers and a waterbrush. Cut out the mushroom caps on scrap pieces and magic mount over full mushroom image.

Punch out butterfly shape in pink card using Cristina Re punch. Cut one wing off and place behind top wing. Put some coloured scraps of watercolour paper beneath wings to show through cut-out pattern. Attach to card. Decorate butterfly with Star Dust Stickles.

Stamp Baby word (3132D) with Rose Madder Archival pad onto piece of watercolour paper. Sponge around edge with Spun Sugar Distress Pad. Matt with Pale Yellow Mi-Teintes card and magic mount onto card at base of mushrooms.

Attach finished front card onto layer of Blossom Bazzill Card, then backing card of Pale Yellow Mi-Teintes card.

See below for some alternative baby card finishes, using the same background.

baby yellow kanga     baby yellow rabbit

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Roo 4013D                                          Bunny Flourish 4956D


 

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The Last Squeeze

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December 24, 2015

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snowflake full cardThat’s the problem with being an addict – you just can’t help yourself. No more I said, months ago, and yet here I am Christmas Eve, squeezing just ONE more out in the nick of time.

 

 

 

stamps: Flake Bauble 4148E; Peace, Happiness siset043 – all by Stamp-It Australia

inks: Crushed Olive & Peeled Paint Distress Pads, Clear Embossing Pad

papers: White & Ivory Matt Card; Hilary Bazzill Card

accessories: Fine Gold & Clear Embossing Powders; Gold Stickles; Gold Ribbon

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Oak Tree

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August 30, 2015

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foliage tree oak tree

Here are 3 cards using the same 2 stamps in virtually the same layouts, just with different colours. In the first 2, I’ve coloured a piece of white matt cardstock with Distress Stains for the backgrounds, in the last one I have stamped onto kraft card and only coloured the leaves. The trees have also been inked with Distress Stains and stamped out. I used chalks directly over the wet ink to colour the tree canopies.

Stamps by Stamp-it Australia: 4457E Tree, siset080 Leaf wording

the leaf tree

 

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Beautiful Boats

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August 15, 2015

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deep as the ocean discover new oceans   life is a journey   adventure on the seas

Just in time for Father’s Day – more cards with a nautical theme! I did say I love boats didn’t I? The first two beached boats I mainly used chalk pastels to colour with, a great medium for covering larger areas quickly and easily. I then put crackle accents over the boat with the anchor. The second two cards, I was playing with different ways of creating waves. Both were coloured with Distress Stains and Sprays. The paper for the sailboat card was then torn into wavy strips, with the core white card showing through for the tips of the waves. I used mulberry paper for the fishing boat card, that I glued down with a matt glue, wrinkling as I went to create a wavy effect. The definition of Adventure states “an outing full of surprises”. It’s a bit hard to see in the scan, but there is a very large shark lurking just beneath the surface:)

DEEP AS THE OCEAN: 2290F Abandoned Boat, 4880E Deep as the Ocean, 796B Seagulls

DISCOVER NEW OCEANS: 2724E Beached, 4881E Discover Oceans, 3601G Overlapping text

LIFE IS A JOURNEY: 4619E Wind & Sails, 1773D Life is a Journey

ADVENTURE ON THE SEAS: 4620E Ocean Fishing, 695D White Pointer Shark, siset048 Adventure Wording

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