Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Steampunk Lady

Just spotted this little lady on the shelf ready to be put on a canvas, poor thing I had forgotten to blog about her tut tut.

The quote is so me!!  

The background was done with muted distress oxide inks,the stamp is from Indigoblu and the embossing folder run through using co-ordination cardstock and the cogs are from Crafter's Companion.  

I will get round to framing her one day but for now, she is back in her spot on the shelf.

Off for a nice cold drink so until next time.................

Happy crafting x

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Playing With Distress Oxide Ink Pads

Gorgeous sunshine outside but I needed to tidy up my craft room, no idea how it gets in such a mess all the time, it's not me surely 😉✂

Anyway, you know how it is, you start to put things away and inks and stamps on the table keep catching your eye.............   the next thing you know you have picked up a few tags, a kitchen roll, the water spray and a few more bits, instead of tidying you are crafting!

These two tags are the result.

I started by blending some of the Distress Oxide inks together on the tags, spritzed them with water, waited a few seconds and then rolled the kitchen towel over the top. The process was repeated until I was happy with the backgrounds.

Next I used Dawn Bibby Creations stamps with a black archival ink pad. The first tag is using a stamp from the Exotic Flourish Stamp Set and the second tag uses ones from the Floral Messages set.  After heat setting the ink a water brush was used along with a piece of kitchen paper to blot the colour away removing the distress oxide ink from within the flowers.  

Finally, some ink was scribbled onto a craft mat, picked up with the water brush and painted back into the flowers and also for the word Love on the first tag.

Quite happy with the results, these will be used on a couple of presents I need to give over the next week or so.

Craft room still needs a tidy but making things are so much more fun!

Until next time........
Happy crafting xx