Friday 29 March 2019

Happy Mother's Day

Good morning and happy Friday. This is a scheduled post, but we're hopefully home now from our holidays, but probably sleeping for a fortnight! Here's my second project for the Country View Crafts Letters and/or Numbers challenge. As it's Mother's Day on Sunday I thought I'd better make a card before I went away.

 I started by brayering a background with some DecoArt Premium Acrylics.
 Then I went over some Art By Marlene stencils with a wet wipe to remove some of the paint.

 I added some more colour with texture paste through more stencils.

 Then added some stamping with Art By Marlene clear stamps.

 Time for the scary bit! I die cut the word 'Mum' into my background.

Then just popped it up on some 3D foam, and put the pieces back in. I was a gnats digit away from cutting it out upside down eek!
I'd better set the alarm clock for Sunday to make sure my Mum gets this on time lol. Have a very happy week, and thanks so much for looking x

Friday 1 March 2019

Letters and Numbers For Country View Crafts

Good morning and happy Friday. It's time for a brand new challenge over at Country View Crafts, and more importantly it's time for our holidays. As this post goes live we will be jetting off to the USA so it's home alone time again for the kids - they'll get over it lol.
The theme this time has been chosen by the lovely Evelyn, and it's Letters and/or Numbers. Here's mine.

I started by stamping this huge A4 stamp that Tracy Evans designed for AALL and Create. I stamped it on kraft, white, and black card.

Then I just snipped and punched away and layered up the pieces. I added a bit of stitching, then a bit more, and then I made myself walk away lol.
To finish I attached it to an A4 sketchbook and gave it a generous coat of Vintage Collage Medium. You can't really see it here, but it does give it a fab aged look.
Please check out the Country View Crafts challenge blog for lots of wonderful inspiration from my teamies and then join in with our challenge.
Have a very happy March, and I'll catch up with you after my holidays. Thanks very much for looking x