Wednesday, 28 December 2016

Craft Stamper - Cover Girl!

Hello everyone! Just a quick post today to toot my own horn! ;-)

I knew that I would have a 4 pages article in the Feb. issue of Craft Stamper magazine, but I had no idea that one of my whimsical houses - featuring my stamp company's Textured Houses and Textured Flowers - would make the cover! Yooohooo! *happy dancing*

The DIGITAL version of this issue is already available here:  and the printed issue will soon be available, too. I couldn't wait for my copy, so I bought the digital one today and I luvvv it! Craft Stamper has long been my #1 fave print magazine and every monthly issue is packed full of awesome articles, tutorials, and readers' submissions.  I think there is something for everyone here, from beginners and intermediate to the more experienced crafter. There are many tutorials with illustrated step by steps, which I find very helpful.

Anyway - I just wanted to brag, really. 
It's not every day that I can call myself a Cover Girl, is it? ;-)


Monday, 12 December 2016

Flower Power - Mixed Media Page

Hello, good people! Here is a piece that I've been working on for a couple of days. I've made it for the current challenge at That's Crafty, where the theme this time is Flower Power!

 Recognise the face stamp? I have used it before here and here.
The stamp is designed by my dear friend Donna Gray for That's Crafty in the UK.

I stamped the face on Strathmore Mixed Media paper and masked it with masking fluid.

When the fluid was dry, I sponged several colours of Distress inks on the background, misted it with water and Distress stains.

I used the side of an acrylic block dipped in white acrylic paint for the stripes. After that was completely dry, I stamped flowers and small texture stamps (all from Rubber Dance) randomly around the background. On the left you can also see part of a leaf stencil.

Once my background was finished, I peeled the masking fluid off the face and coloured it in with ZIG clean colour markers.

I made a negative mask around the hair and stamped the small flowers (Rubber Dance), also coloured with ZIG markers.

The flowers and leaves (all from Rubber Dance) were stamped on Strathmore MM paper, coloured in with ZIG markers and a waterbrush, cut out and placed on top of my picture.

I had great fun making this. Most of my makes lately have been CAS cards, so this was something completely different!

Stamps used:

Serena from That's Crafty!
Textured Flowers from Rubber Dance:

They go really well together, don't they?


I'm entering my make to this challenge:

That's Crafty: Flower Power
(deadline is December 23rd)

Thanks for looking!

Edited: This entry won me a Top 3 at the That's Crafty challenge! I'm so honoured!!