I am back with you today with another make as part of the AALL & Create team.
This week I have only used one AALL & Create stamp set and that is stamp set #75 - Vocalist which is one of the border stamps. These stamps work brilliantly on DL sized cards which I have to confess I am a bit addicted to at the moment.
The making up of this card used up some scrap brayer clean off papers that I had.
The black clean off sheet was my background so I stamped the image and cut to size, I then onto the coloured clean off sheet stamped the image 3 times. Then using a small square punch I punched out different squares of the image and layered the coloured square over the same part of the image on the background.
I added each square using 3D gel glue to give the squares dimension.
I then roughly masked off the stamped area and splattered paint across the background.
To finish I just drew around the edges with a fine liner pen and then mounted onto a DL card blank.
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Every year in May and July I have the birthdays of my 2 nieces, now this hasn't really caused me a problem in previous years, but now one of them is about to turn 14 (going on 24) with attitude!! Now I know it would be easier to buy a card, as at this age the card is purely the vehicle to carry the birthday money in. The routine is to rip open envelope, open card, count money (I need to make sure that there is just enough in it to avoid the scathing look of "is that all"?), discard said card.
Now I won't be beaten so have still decided to make a card, as that's what I have always done!!
I have used stamp set #5 designed by Olga Heldwein from AALL & Create for my card. The actual image only has one balloon so I have repeat stamped, coloured and cut out the additional balloons adding a piece of black cotton to each one (now that was a labour of love) .
Each one was added using 3D gel glue.
Background was created using a cloud mask I cut myself and distress ink with some distress paint splatters.
The girl and the clouds were also added using 3D glue gel which gives the card a lot of dimension.
Birthday sentiment is from Rubber Dance.
I'm tempted to put no money in the card as it might get looked at if I don't lol.
I have my first post of July for you as guest designer for AALL & Create and this one has everything thrown at it!!
Whilst I have used many stamps and stencils from AALL & Create to build up these tags the stars of the show are the character stamps fabulously created by Fiona Paltridge.
I had the idea to build up a rainbow of tags each featuring one of these girls.
Here you can see each tag a little closer,
Each tag started with a stencilled and painted background
I then built up the layers and textures by adding papers, die cuts, scraps, washi tapes, stamping and lots of machine stitching in co-ordinating colours. The word added to each tag that makes up the saying "Just fill your days with beautiful rainbows" was created using the alphabet stamp #40.
All the products used as follows:
Stamps by Fiona Paltridge #83, 85, 85, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94 and numbers #107 by Tracy Evans
Stamps by Louise Nelson #77, 78
#40 designed by Bipasha BK
Stencils designed by Autour de Mwa #7, 21, 22, 28, 30
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I here today with my 3rd, and final make for June, as part of the AALL & Create team (more to come in July).
I have been playing with one of the A4 stamps #56, this one being designed by Olga Heldwein.
I have used the stamp to make a deep wall hung piece using a That's Crafty MDF Chunkie, this one is 4.5" x 9" and I think my favourite size (but I love them all).
Here you can see each side of the piece and I love that the depth of these MDF chunkies allow you to continue your art
around the sides, top and bottom.
I didn't work directly onto the MDF, but you could, but created my background using Paperartsy paints and a brayer, building it up until I was happy with the effect.
To ensure a good stamping surface I did lightly sand the paint so it improved the clarity of the stamped image. Now these A4 stamps are huge and I found the best way to get a good stamped image is to place the stamp on your glass mat and then ink it up with black archival, I then lay the painted card onto the inked up stamp and carefully pressed down with the palm of my hand making sure that the card didn't move and ghost the stamped image.
I then measured up the piece of card and cut it to cover the MDF Chunkie.
To highlight some of the area's I stamped again but this time onto a piece of tissue paper. On the reverse of the tissue paper I painted out the parts I wanted with Chalk Paperartsy Fresco paint and then cut out the parts I wanted.
I layered them over the same part of the stamped image now on my chunkie and added them using matt medium.
Once all was dry I neatened up the white edges of card using the same paints and added some flicks of paint. I had also rusted up some chicken wire which I cut to the size I needed and added to the piece wrapping it around the side onto the front held in place with some staples.
As a final step I stamped the word Faith from #23 and toned the card to match before adding it to the wire.
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I'm back with you today sharing another piece using the fabulous stamps and stencils from AALL & Create as part of my guest design team spot with them for June and July.
For this week I have a card for you made using the funky #102 'Positive Vibes' stamps designed by Olga Heldwein, don't you just love that llama who I had to give wild colourful disco hair!
My background was made using stencil #28 designed by Autour de Mwa, I used the stencil as a stamp by randomly patting distress oxide inks on it, slighty misting with water and then lay it on a piece of card. I took 2 prints this way the second being slightly more muted.
I then cut a circle from the stencil using a large circle die and then cut the circle into pieces.
I stencilled through the stencil with black archival ink to be background layer and then built on to it some of the cut circular pieces, I decided to go with the more colourful piece. With the pieces remaining I grouped them together and cut them again with a circle die this time smaller than the first one and layered these again over the others.
Next was to colour the llama,
I used prismacolour pencils to colour the llama giving him, what I would call, wild coloured disco hair.
His sunglasses, which come in the set as a separate stamp, I stamped them with black Stazon onto acetate, cut them out and added to the llama image. Isn't he just one funky dude?
A pair of sound speakers, taken from stamp set #75 Vocalist designed by Bibasha BK were coloured and cut out and added to the scene. Finally I stamped the Positive Vibes words included again with the #102 set. I mounted it onto black card before adding it to a card blank.
Following my announcement post on Sunday HERE to tell you all that I was honoured to be asked to be a guest designer, for a couple of months, for AALL & Create this is now my official first post as part of that team.
For my first post I have been playing with stamps designed by the talented Tracy Evans. For this post I have teamed up one of her latest sets launched this April along side one of her older sets.
I have created a 3D piece using one of That's Crafty MDF uprights.
I created my background onto a couple of pieces of thick white card rather than directly onto the MDF as I wanted to add some machine stitching. Onto a white piece of card I brayered up white and black acrylic paints. I then sprayed and dripped a selection of colours of That's Crafty matt sprays. I addded my stitching and then covered the MDF trimming it to fit with a sharp knife as I went.
Using some of the left over card I stamped the flowers, coloured them with the matt sprays and a touch of coloured pencils and white gel pen. They were then cut out and added to acetate to allow them to stand up as I left a little acetate tab on them to glue to the base.
The dragonflies, from Tracy's older set, were stamped and cut out again being coloured with the sprays and added to the top.
I edged everything with black and white striped washi tape to finish it off.