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Saturday, 1 November 2014

A Little Leafy With Cloud 9 and Archival

Hiya everyone, This month at Ecclectic Ellapu the Purple teams theme is Leaves/Foliage. I have had this great stamp set from Cloud 9, called Leaves, for years and it was still brand new in it's packet lol. So basically as you can see I stamped a pretty much random scattering of leaves about using Archival Inks in Viridian, Potting Soil, Library Green, Watering Can, Plum and Leaf Green. It doesn't show to well in the pic but I didn't clean my stamps in between each colour which in some cases made whole new colours and in others gave a nice mottled effect.

I used a Spellbinders Lacey Square die for my sentiment which is from Inkadinkado's Expessions set. I added some more leaves around the words and mounted the die cut with foam tape for some dimension. A nice easy one this time... Stay tuned though because I also have another more feminine card featuring one of my all time favourite stamp sets :)
Happy Scrappin'
Purple

Friday, 3 October 2014

A Little Dylisions Goes A Long Way

So what happens when you spill Calypso Teal Dylusions over your almost finished project? lol. That's what happened to me here . . . I tried to tip some back into the bottle and made an even bigger mess on my floor as well. Thank you Ultra Clean stamp cleaner for getting it off the lino.

I have to say the Ranger/Tim Holtz watercolour paper is the best I have tried. Love love love it. I used some paper towel to blot off the puddle of dylusions and now if I hadn't told you you wouldn't know it was a huge oopsie! The paper can really take a lot of water without breaking down and pilling.

The flowers and elephant are stamped with Archival ink. The flowers are coloured with Dylusions and Glimmer mist. The elephant is coloured with Copics and a lil Atyou Spica for some extra sparkle :) He is also paper pieces to add some dimension.
Happy Scrappin'
Purple

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Dried Marigold, Texture Paste and Spellbinders

Hi everybody, sorry I've been away for so long, but I've had a busy month! Been on holidays, my daughter graduated high school among other things lol. So we have a new challenge starting at Eclectic Ellapu and for the Purple team the the theme is to use Texture Paste. I was a bit challenged by this card, nothing seemed to balance out but I got there in the end.

To start this card I used a Heidi Swapp mini stencil, with Liquitex texture paste. Over this I used dried marigold distress ink. I also used distress ink around my card base. I then used my ebosser to cut Spellbinders dies, the top butterfly layer is vellum. I used more dried marigold on these as well as to stamp the Fiskars sentiment. I added some ribbon and bead string as well as bling from Kaisercraft to finish.
Happy Scrappin'
Purple

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Captivated By Silence Goth Card

Ok, so I got an order for a goth birthday card the other day and this is my attempt at one. It's good because this month for the Purples at Eclectic Ellapu the focus is Lady's Birthday. After trawling through my stamps I found this Sweet Pea stamp by Anna Marine called Captivated By Silence, unfortunately I'm not sure they have it anymore . . . I coloured her with copics.
As I wanted some matching papers I had to hand create one to pick up the purple in the colouring, so I took a ruler and copics in 100 an V09 and alternated stripes. I also used a piece of paper from Kaisercrafts Violet Crush 6" stack. The doily behind the image is a die from Lifestyle Crafts, all other dies are from Spellbinders, including the D-lite sentiment which I cut from black cardstock and coated with Glossy Accents and adhered to another hand coloured piece of cardstock. The flowers are from I Am Roses and also coloured with copics. I also used plenty of foam tape between the layers for some dimension.
Happy to say my customer was very happy :) Thanks for stopping by.
Happy Scrappin'
Purple

Friday, 22 August 2014

Stretch Your Stamps 2 Stamped Die Cuts Part 2

So the other day when I was out and about I made another stamped die cut card from day 3 of Stretch Your Stamps 2 at Online Card Classes. I wanted to make a male version so I switched up the colours and the die cuts I used. I used Distress Inks in Fired Brick, Mowed Lawn, Frayed Burlap and Vintage Photo. I used stamps from Fiskars and Mpress as well as dies from Lifestyle Crafts and spellbinders. I also used a mini stencil from Heidi Swapp.
Happy Scrappin'
Purple