My little crafting world....

Hi all
I'm a complete craft addict! I have a small business called Surrey Crafts teaching craft workshops from my studio in Esher, Surrey and at venues around the country. I teach mixed media, decorative painting, card making and papercrafts, jewellery making and creative embroidery classes. If you'd like to find out more just leave a comment, or take a look at my other social media pages:
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Saturday 21 February 2015

Quick card using PaperArtsy stamps on a geli print background and a Dylusions Stencil

Hi all
Not had much chance to blog recently....stuff happens. But having had stuch a fab time at the Hobby Craft and Stitches day at the NEC Birmingham on Tuesday, I thought I should get back into the groove! And while I'm at it I'll enter it into the Craft Stamper challenge which for this month is Stencilling. Love this months issue.

I recently found out a neighbour has been diagnosed with breast cancer and wanted to make her a bright pretty card. Having got my hands on one of the soon to be released stamp sets ESN14 by Sara Naumann from PaperArtsy I knew exactly what to use. I'm also planning my next workshop which will be based around using stencils so those two things together helped me come up with a quick and simple plan using dye based inks.

I stamped the images onto a gelatin plate print (made just by brayering DecoArt Quin Voilet and Titanium white onto copy paper). Cut these out (while waiting for the kettle to boil - always multi tasking!!!).
On a piece of white card I stencilled through the Dylusions Luscious Leaves stencil usint Spun Sugar then Pickled Raspberry distress inks in alternate directions.
I then added a strip of ribbon, adhered the flowers, added glass beads to the middle, some pink gems to and a stamped sentiment. I used a white acrylic paint pen to the base kraft card to make dots and a Signo Uniball pen for the wiggly lines. Finally adding the decorated white card to the base card.  I should have taken more time to ensure the sentiment looked straighter, but then it is a handmade card and I know my friend will appreciate it just the same!

Have fun all.