29 May 2016

Recycling Backgrounds

I've been recycling a piece of stamped card where the impression hadn't been as clear as I would have liked, and I didn't want to throw it away, so I painted over it to push the text to the background.

The stamp in question was the large text stamp from Tim Holtz Papillon.  I sponged Dylusions Paints (Cherry Pie and Fresh Lime) then using London Blue I scraped some paint lines.  A splattering of After Midnight and White Linen completed the background.

Once that was dry I stamped Donna Downey Poppies, masking the first one while I stamped the second one, then drew in the stems with a black Posca pen, and sponged some white around the outlines to help define the image.

Drawing stems onto flower head images is a great way to stretch your stamps.

Have a great bank holiday weekend!
Shirley x

22 May 2016

Maude Doodle Dolly

Hi peeps!  Have you seen the gorgeous new stamps by Karen Hayselden for Stampotique?  I fell in love with Maude Doodle Dolly.

I stamped her on a spare piece of white card, then watercoloured her with Distress Inks and cut her out.
On my tall card base I swooshed some black gesso across to ground where she would be standing, splattered some Distress Inks, then added some ring marks using a bottle top and Dylusions Cherry Pie and After Midnight paint, placing one of the ring marks as a halo.
I added a diecut and sentiment from Hero Arts Happy Stamp and Cut set to finish the card.

Pop on over to the Sprinkle of Imagination store for a look at the rest of the new Stampotique designs and all the other new goodies.

Shirley x

21 May 2016


Hello my lovelies, I'm here today from A Sprinkle of Imagination to share with you some feathered friends from Stampoutique.

I started off by blending some fresh lime  and white Dylusions paint onto a tag.  I added some background detail to my tag using contasting paint and ink.

I stamped Kira Nichols Stampotique - Birdy Up onto some water colour card and using Inktense pencils I gave the birds a burst of colour. There are four birds on this stamp but I only used three.  I added some little dots using a White Posca pen.  I fussy cut out my three little birds and set them aside.  The sentiment was from the Dylusions set Say it how it is, stamped on white card and cut into individual words.

I assembled my birds along with the sentiment onto the tag and embellished with some sequins.  I added some glossy accents to the birds wings and eyes and the pink bird had a sprinkle of glitter to make a little more fabulous.

Thank you for stopping by today, look forward to seeing you again soon.

Crafty hugs,
Clare x x x 

08 May 2016

Rainbow Heart

Morning all,  Clare here with my blog post for A sprinkle of imagination.  Recently I was having a little play in my journal and my Daughter fell in love with my page and asked if I could make her a canvas for her bedroom so I set about making a girly creation.

First of all I layered up all of my bright Dylusion paints along with Dylusion stencils. 

Onto this I stamped on some Finnibair butterflies and hearts , from Dont forget to fly & trust the magic stamp sets.  I drew a freehand heart onto the canvas.  Carefully, I painted around my images using Dylusion paints with Turquoise and white.

Once this layer had dried I stamped some Dylusion stamps with white Dylusion paint randomly around the canvas.  Using a black Inktence pencil I edged my images.  For the doodles I pulled out my trusty Posca pens.  Finally through a stencil I  swept through some Finnabair art basics   3D gel matt medium and sprinkled a dusting of glitter.

My daughter is overjoyed with her canvas which is now hanging up in her room.  I hope you like it too?

Thanks for stopping by today.  I'll catch up with you all soon x x x 

Crafty hugs,
Clare x x x