Friday, 31 March 2017

Hobby Art Poppy & Distress Ink

Hello crafters, Jan here, it's Friday once again and I have another Hobby Art Poppy  project for you.

I started with a 7" x 7" White Card Blank, then cut a piece of White Super Smooth card cut to 5" x 5".
Using the Stampeazee I stamped the large poppy from the Hobby Art In The Cornfield Stamp Set and using Memento Tuxedo Black just off the centre of the card, then stamped the smaller poppy and a couple of seed heads as you see here.

Next I stamped both poppies and seed heads onto some Mask-It and cut out and stuck them over the images so I could distress half the card.

 I used Tim Holtz Antique Linen Distress Ink and a mini blending tool quite lightly diagonally across the card, then removed the Mask-It.

I then used my Water Colour Pencils for the main images before stamping over one side using the Imagination Crafts Script Stamp.  I joined the seed head to the flower stem with a Fine Black pen.

(Sorry about the quality of the photo in this one)

Next I matted the image onto some Black Card then again onto some White and lastly onto some more black before placing on the main card blank.

A very quick and easy card today that can be used for most occasions.

***On the website, some Hobby Art stamp sets have been reduced in price by 25% - 40%.***

**Lisa is doing a PaperArtsy workshop on  May 27. For more information click HERE.**

Thank you for popping to see the blog today, please pop back again.

Love, Jan -x-

Thursday, 30 March 2017

A Hare Amongst the Grasses!

Good morning all! Martina here with my final post for Lisa this month showcasing the Hobby Art March Hares Stamp Set.

For this card I wanted to make my friend 'Hercules' the hare (that is not his 'official' name!) the main image, but with little hints of texture and layers in the background. I chose gentle colours for the background to make him really pop!

Using Watercolour Card I stamped and coloured Hercules. I stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and coloured with Distress Inks. Once I was happy, I made a mask and covered him up!

Using Tumbled Glass Distress Ink, I  made a very pale sky with a blending tool. I then used various shades of green Distress Ink to stamp the grasses which are also included in the Hobby Art March Hares Set. These are really useful little stamps and I can see them coming out all the time! I used Dusty Concord to stamp the flower sprigs, (also included) until I was happy with my composition. It is very hard to see from the photo, but I also started to add some texture here, using some of the stamps from the Hobby Art Decorative Backgrounds Set. I started using Tumbled Glass Ink with the swirly stamp, but this was very pale...

To build up the layers and intensity, I used all the ink colours I had used so far within my topper and stamped using the various other stamps within the set. I also coloured in the flower heads and added some green shading to the grass area at the base. Final touch: a sentiment from my stash!

Having just looked back at those pictures I can see how the colour changes at night (only the last one was taken in the daytime!) I wasn't up past bedtime - honest!

Watercolour Card March HaresDecorative Backgrounds HA Memento Ink Pad Tuxedo Black Bundled Sage - MiniMowed Lawn - Mini Seedless Preserves - MiniTumbled Glass - Mini

***On the website, some Hobby Art stamp sets have been reduced in price by 25% - 40%.***

**Lisa is doing a PaperArtsy workshop on  May 27. For more information click HERE.**

See you again soon!

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

A Tale of Two Tags with Hobby Art stamps......

Good morning all, Lisa here......

How are we all today, has your week been as busy as mine? 
Phew, my feet have not touched the ground lately and I must say, I am feeling somewhat tired.

There is lots happening over the next few weeks and I am working on a lots of samples at the moment.
It is class day a week on Friday 7th April and I am busy working on samples for that.
I am also working on samples for 4 TV shows, one for Jenny Mayes at Hobby Art on 31st March, Sue Baker at Imagination Crafts for her live show from Ally Pally on 9th April and two Imagination shows, one for my shows on 15th/16th April and an ODS with Sue and myself on 30th /1st May, it is all go at the moment.......

Ok so today, I thought that I would show you a simple tag that I made using Distress Inks and Hobby Art Stamps March Hares and Oliver Owl stamp sets........

I started off by working on That's Crafty White/Grey board Tags, these are great tags to work on and have real quality to them so you can add lots of mediums to them.
I started by blending Tumbled Glass  and Twisted Citron Distress Ink lightly over a tag to add some background colour with a Blending Tool.

I then stamped various images from Oliver Owl stamp set, added a Stampendous Sentiment and a few butterflies from Hobby Art Bluebell Wood stamp set. I used Onyx Black Versafine Ink and then embossed them with Wow Clear Embossing Powder.

Next I coloured them with watercolour pens and bled them out a little with water. 
Then to finish off I matted it on to black card and added some ribbon.

The next tag, I made in a very similar way but this time using Spun Sugar and Shaded Lilac Distress Inks. 
This time I used the hare stamp from  Hobby Art Stamps March Hares as the main image and some foliage behind. I stamped the hare on to a piece of white card and embossed him and then coloured him with water colour pens. Once it was dry, i cut it out.
I used the butterfly again from Hobby Art Bluebell Wood stamp set  and randomly stamped them going in different directions.
Then I felt I wanted to add some texture to the background so I used a couple of stamps from the Hobby Art Textures stamp set. I stamped around the edge with the splatter stamp in Onyx Black Versafine Ink and embossed it. I then used the Shaded Lilac Distress Ink with the crackle stamp to add some texture all over he background.


I then added the hare to the tag with 3D foam to add some height and he was done too.

I really enjoy making tags these days as they are mini pieces of art and you can try out so many techniques on them......

Well, I hope you have enjoyed looking today, thank you for visiting the blog. Feel free to leave a comment so that we know you have been.

**If you haven't already seen it, I am doing a PaperArtsy workshop on May 27. For more information click HERE.**

***On the website, some Hobby Art stamp sets have been reduced in price by 25% - 40%.***

Have a great week and I will see you soon......

Lisa B xxx

  March Hares   Janie's Collection - Oliver Owl HA - NEW!!     Tumbled Glass - Mini   Twisted Citron - Mini

Mini Ink Blending Tools  Bluebell Wood HA - NEW!!   VersaFine Ink pad - Onyx Black  Clear Gloss WEP  

Spun Sugar - Mini    Shaded Lilac - Mini    Textures HA

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Sweet Peas and Starlights

Good morning crafters, Julie here, I hope you're well.
This is my last card using the Hobby Art Sweet Peas stamp set this month.

I used a piece of watercolour card and stamped my greeting first in Versafine Onyx Black ink and heat set with Wow clear embossing powder.  Next I stamped my sweet peas in Versamark and covered with WOW! Opaque Bright White embossing powder and heat set. (I left the lefthand side towards the centre making a triangle clear of sweet peas).

Next I chose my Starlight paint colours Antique Pink and Mint, both of which I mixed with Pearl to lighten and added water to make a light wash.

I set about masking up my sentiment and diagonal strips over the watercolour card and applied the Antique Pink and Pearl mix wash to the white areas of the card I had left, then set aside to dry.

Once dry I removed my tape and repositioned it back over the sentiment and the areas I'd washed with colour, ready to paint this area now. This time I applied Mint and Pearl Starlight wash mix and set the card aside to dry. Next I cut off a triangle of Imagination Lace Art-Cutz and painted this with Black Starlight.

I then mounted my background onto some black card then onto some card to correspond with the mint wash. Then I chose some black velvet ribbon and stuck this along the left had side and attached the painted Lace Art-Cutz triangle and a gem from my stash. To finish I highlighted the sentiment with a black fine liner faux stitching and this completed the card.

Well, I hope you like this different take on the Sweet Peas stamp, using it as a background rather than a main feature.

Sweet Peas HA     Antique Pink SLMint SLPearl SLBlack SLArt-Cutz Lace   

***On the website, some Hobby Art stamp sets have been reduced in price by 25% - 40%.***

**Lisa is doing a PaperArtsy workshop on  May 27. For more information click HERE.**

See you next week, bye for now.

Love, Julie x