Saturday 27 June 2015

Pretty Bows

Hi Everyone, today I am sharing with you my latest vintage style DT card at Cheery Lynn Designs .

This photo shows you the start of my layers. You will see I have shaded the edges with Distress Ink and used my Distress tool around the edges of my card for a shabby look.

My Butterfly I used embossing powders on and added a little button onto the centre.

My bow once die cut out I tattered the edges with my Distress Tool adding a little ink to the edges.

My flowers were all shaded with Distress Inks and shaped using my embossing mat, adding little buttons into the centres.

Thanks for stopping by to see my post today.

Julie x

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Saturday 20 June 2015

Summer Garden

Hi Everyone, Isn't it lovely the summer flowers are starting to bloom and I thought this week I would bring part of my garden onto my DT card at Cheery Lynn Designs. Today my post is scheduled as we are off for a summer break, hence why I may be a little quieter in Blogland over the next ten days or so depending on internet connection.

I started by layering my Flourish onto my card as a background accent and added my Pocket Watch with silicone glue.

My leaves were cut out in green card stock and shaded with distress ink, rolling my edges and layering on with Silicone to give a natural look to my leaves. My Flowers were coloured with Copics and a little Flower Soft added to the centres.

We have a Baby Blue Tit which frequents our garden regularly and I just had to include him on my card. I shaded him with Distress inks and used a Fineliner to hi light the black.

Adding Stickles, bling and a stamped sentiment which was fussy cut to finish.

Thanks for stopping by to see my post today. 

Julie x

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Tuesday 16 June 2015

My First Art Journal Pages

Hi Everyone, Thanks for stopping by today to see my very first Art Journal page. I have pondered over the idea of Art Journalling for several months now, feeling very apprehensive about the whole idea but finally decided to take the plunge.

I only have one ongoing photo as the whole project kept changing and was nearly completely Gesso'd over at another point. I kept going though and am pleased with my results. Whether I will be in another six months as my journal fills up is anyone's guess LOL

I would love if you had time to leave me your honest opinion on my pages to help me improve as I step into the Journey of Art Journalling.

Many Thanks,

Saturday 13 June 2015

Fathers Day Card

Hi Everyone, a week on Sunday marks the Celebration of Fathers Day in both the UK and USA, so I thought it would be nice to share my DT card for Cheery Lynn Designs this week. My Dad loves being out in his garden and his cat is not usually far away from him, so I decided to create this little scene on my card.

I started off by using the Brick Embossing Plate and some Beige card stock. Once embossed I dry brushed Gesso onto my bricks to highlight them.

Next mounting onto Green Cardstock and stitching around the edges for detail.

My garden fence was shaded with a little Distress ink to shabby it up and a couple of layers of grass added.

My watering can I added a little gilding wax to highlight it. My flowers,leaves and dragonfly were shaded with Copics.

My sunflower was shaded also with Copics and I made the word Dad from my words Day and And as I have still to get the Cheery Lynn die - Dad.

Thanks for stopping by today and for the lovely comments you leave, I love to read them all. See you all soon.

Julie x

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Sunday 7 June 2015

The Happy Couple

Hi Everyone. Today is the start of a new challenge at That Craft Place and its the Mixed Media Team's turn to host the challenge called Anything Goes. My daughter had asked me to make a Card for a friends upcoming Wedding and I thought it would be good to put a mixed media twist on it. Please also stop by the blog HERE to see the fab creations from my Teamies.

I started by spritzing sprays through my Script stencil. Next I added a layer of texture paste through my Flourish stencil and added Pearl embossing powder. Once this was dry I heat set it, followed by stitching around the edges adding in some cheesecloth. Finally stitching on a centre section of gathered lace.

I die cut my swirls and added Pearl embossing powder to them.

My couple were cut out and I inked the edges of my die-cut adding a layer of lace over the bride's dress. If you glue the lace on and let it dry, then place the couple back into the die and run through your machine the lace will be cut perfectly at the edges. 

Adding a veil and Flower Soft to the Bride.

The frame and birds were covered with Deco Art white crackle paint. I rubbed a little Spun Sugar DI into the cracks finally adding some gilding wax. My couple's names were computer generated and printed onto vellum.

A lace flower with a little paint and gilding wax added.

 My box was made using my Scorpal Board. I repeated the same process as on my card and added onto my box.

My ribbon is a Cheery Lynn die which I cut out in white stamping on swirls adding cheesecloth and a flower covered in DecoArt crackle paint.


Pearl strings added and Pearl heat embossed die cut corners.

 I added some seed beads mixed with Transparent Texture Paste .

My sentiment was stamped with Archival ink and my die cuts are Cheery Lynn.

Thank you so much for the lovely comments you have been leaving me on my blog and on Facebook, I appreciate them all so much.

Cheery Lynn dies used :
  • DL280 Royal Scandinavian Doily
  • DL307 Royal Scandinavian Oval Doily
  • B422 Pretty Pretty Bows
  • B387 Tiny Fanciful Flourish Left and Right
  • L7 Oval Classic

For those of you in the UK the dies and Deco Art products I have used can be purchased from That Craft Place, along with the embellishments. If you don't see them on the Website give Lisa a call on 01323 301777, as her new Website is currently under construction and doesn't have all products on it at the moment

Julie xx

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Saturday 6 June 2015

Vintage Seaside

Hi Everyone, today for my DT post at Cheery Lynn Designs is my Vintage Seaside themed card which I am sharing with you. 

I coloured the Globe stand with Copic pens. I then heat embossed my World with Aged Green Frantage and layered onto my Angel Wing which had been cut out in Blue Cardstock for the sea. I love the way this effect has worked with this die.

My Ships Anchor was heat embossed with a mix of Distress Powders and Verdigris Antiquities to give a rusty textured effect.

Thanks for stopping by today and as always, your comments are very much appreciated.
Julie x

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Friday 5 June 2015

Let's Celebrate - Special Delivery !

Hi Everyone, lovely to have you stop by my blog today. Over at A Vintage Journey we start a new challenge for the month of June hosted by the uber talented Sandy called Celebrations. Please hope over to the blog HERE to find out all the details and see what everyone in the team has been making.

I love these crazy bird stamps and the antics everyone gets them up to. With Sandy's theme and it being Spring Time I thought it apt for these little birds to have some babies, so we could celebrate their new arrivals.

I love to feed the birds in my garden and have a lot of empty coconut feeders, so I thought rather than put them in the bin to upcycle one into a little feature home for my birds. 

I started by giving the inside of the shell a coat of Gesso and once dry I added a layer of TH Tissue wrap. Sanding around the outer shell once the Tissue Wrap had dried.

Next I added some Distress Paint.

My larger birds were stamped on Watercolour Paper and using a Waterbrush I shaded them with Distress Ink and added Glossy Accents to their beaks and eyes to help them pop forward.

The baby birds were stamped with Stazon Ink onto Shrink Plastic. I then coloured them with Prismacolor Pencils, trimming around them and shrinking in size with my heat gun. Aren't they cute !

My nest was some Hay spritz with Distress Sprays and dried with my heat gun. Although I wouldn't recommend doing this as I couldn't believe the smoke I had made in the house doing this LOL !

I added some little oval beads as extra eggs and some moss and feathers into their nest.

Special Delivery was stamped onto a Coffee Stirrer and shaded with Distress Ink and a couple of brads added to it.

Well I hope I have managed to inspire you to join in this months challenge and the winner will receive at £20 voucher to spend in Countryview Crafts where you will find a fab selection of Tim Goodies.

Looking forward to seeing your entry in our challenge. 


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