Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Coaxing Spring Challenge

February 23, 2010

Today is the Tuesday Crafty Secrets Forum challenge over at Splitcoast Stampers. Host for this challenge is Marcy and the theme is "SPRING".

Card I made specially for this challenge uses a quote from the "Spring Joys" Heartwarming Vintage sticker set of Crafty Secrets. Background paper for this card is from the Pastel Paper Design pad of Crafty Secrets and the corner and frame pieces are die cut from the Fleur de Lis Pendant set of Spellbinders. Added some pearls to finish this card off.

Hope you all are feeling SPRING is the air and enjoying a beautiful day.

Sunday, 21 February 2010

Weekend Cards and late post

February 21, 2010

This weekend was my time to get the ink out and used some of the new stamps from Crafty Secrets Cleat Art Stamps.
First card up was done for this weeks Sketch Challenge over at Splitcoast Stampers. For this card I used images from the Party Cats stamp set. Images were stamped on white cs with Tuxedo Black Memento ink and colored with Copic markers. Background paper is from Cupcake paper pad of Basic Grey.

The second card was made for last weeks Splitcoast Stampers sketch challenge. This time I used images from the Ladies Hat Club stamp set which was stamped on white cs with Tuxedo Black Memento ink and colored with Copics. Used an oval die to cut the images and then layered it wih red cs die cut with the Fancy Tags of Spellbinders.

Now my third card uses stamps from the Message in a Bottle Stamp set. The images were stamps on a DP from Anna Griffin and colored with Copics and Gold Spica pen. Both background designer paper are also from Anna Griffin. The sketch that I used for this card is a layout that I have seen in several blogs. Not sure who started this layout but I thought that it was a perfect layout for this card using these stamps.

The last piece is something that I made several weeks ago and is being posted late. It is a Valentine Heart hanging ornament. I covered a paper mache heart (from Michael's) with paper from the Radiant Paper Designs of Crafty secrets. Images for this ornament is from the Wacky Animals Scraps which was just released prior to the CHA. I also added a crocheted flower, a heart shaped pin, pearls, lace, heart shaped bling and ribbon.
Hope you enjoyed my projects this week.


Monday, 15 February 2010

Crafty Secrets Color Challenge

February 15, 2010

Today the Design Team of Crafty Secrets is presenting a color challenge. We are to show you our technique in coloring the wornderful images from Crafty Secrets Clear Art Stamps.

For this challenge I have used Colored Pencils and Gamsol to color in the image. The image that I selected for today's challenge is from the Garden Girl Clear Art Stamp Set of Crafty Secrets. This is one of my favorite images and wanted to used the Gamsol magic technique with it.

I first stamped the image of the girl doing some gardening with Onyx Black Versafine ink.

Then I outlined the lines of the stamped image with different colored pencils and then just added some color lightly to the imageOnce this was done, I then dipped a blending stub into Gamsol (or Oderless Mineral Spirits) and proceeded to blend in the colors that I added with the colored pencils. Using Gamsol brings out the color and blends it all together so perfectly. I then die cut the imgae with the Labels 6 from
Spellbinders. I also die cut a bigger size using paper from the Radiant Paper Designs from the Heartwarming Vintage Collection. Background paper is from the Classic Paper Designs which is also of Heartearming Vintage Collection. Gril Friend stamp is from the Garden Girl Stamp set and the corner pieces is taken from the new Cupcake Party stamp set. All the stamps I used for this card is from Crafty Secrets. I added some pearls to the corners and then sprayed the whole card with Old Lace Glimmer Mist.

Do check out the projects the other ladies from our Design Team have prepared especially for you today.

Julie Campbell (our newest Design Member)

Don't forget to also check out the Heartwarming Vintage Blog and Crafty Secrets sight for more information and products.

Have a wonderful day,


Tuesday, 2 February 2010

Craty Secret Forum Challenge and Samples of New Releases

February 2, 2010

It is time to share some cards made with stamps and images from resent releases from Crafty Secrets.

First, did you know that every Tuesday, dedicated Ladies host a challenge over at Splitcoast Stampers at the Crafty Secrets Forum. This week, Lori Lynn has a special challenge targeting the "men in your lives." For this challenge I selected images from the Wacky Animals and Calendar Creative Scraps. Background paper is from the Earthy Paper Design pad from Crafty Secrets.

Second card up also uses an image from the Wachy Animals Creative Scraps and paper from the Classic Paper Design pad. On the background paper I also stamped roses from the Baby Girl Clear Art Stamps. Added some die cuts using the Facy Tags from Spellbinders behind the main image.

Third card I am sharing with you tonight uses stamped images from the Seasonal Friends Clear Art Stamps that was just recently released at the CHA. For this card, I stamped the images on white cs with Tuxedo Black Momento Ink and the colored the image with Copic pens. Added some Flower Soft to the various flowers in the image. Background paper is from the Classic Paper Design Pad. Added die cuts from the Fleur De Lis Pendant die set of Spellbinders just behind the main image and some pink pearls to the corners.

For the final card, I used stamped images from the Alice in Wonderland Clear Art Stamp set. For this card I stamped the images on off-white cs with Tuxedo Balck Memoto Ink and colored the images with Copic markers. Background paper is from the Radiant Paper Design pad.