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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Friday, 12 April 2019

Made for Each Other - Craft Stamper Inspiration Post

Hi all
There's my project for the Craft Stamper 'Inspiration' post  this week.  It's the 2nd week of the monthly challenge. click HERE to have a look, some fab Tim Holtz dies to be won! This was a fun card to make, using Illusionary Artist stamps designed by France Papillion. Perfect for the wedding anniversary of two nature lovers I know.

First the two images were stamped onto white card using a watermark ink pad 
and clear embossing powder. 
 Then I grabbed my good old Gelli Arts plate and smooshed blues and green Oxide inks onto it, spritzed it with water and then swooshed the card through. 

You can then wipe the inks back off the embossing.
To raise the image from the background I used two water based markers, went around the images then softened the colours with a brush dipped in water to blend them out into the background.
France's stamp set also has this lovely dropped heart image.....I stamped it with an Archival ink.

 Then again went around with the brush marker to give the image depth.
The final step before layering the card up was to bring the hearts to life a little more, by outlining with a Micron pen, drawing in the hanging line, shading with Quinacridone Violet and highlighting with a white Posca Pen.
Thanks for looking, I hope you like it - and give the Craft Stamper competition a go if you can!