Archive for the ‘Craft’ Category

KaleidaCam Butterfly

I promised you more KaleidaCam photographs and this shot is of a die cut butterfly previously featured in the post on 22 October. I love the way the glitter and pearlescent card stock have added a certain something to the image.

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Triple Flower Birthday Card

It was the lovely Lesleys birthday recently and this is the card I made for her. She loves it so much she is going to turn it into a calendar. I take it as a huge compliment that she she wants to look at it for a whole year! I used a Kreaxions flower die from Craft Habitat, a Sizzix embossing folder, a Joy swirl die and a Memory Box frame die. The card was pearlescent white with a hint of gold and I used Distress inks to colour the whole thing. I like the addition of the scrapbook paper for a backdrop to the card topper and have used Stickles glitter glue to highlight everything. I’ve been told by the lovely Cheryl that I do like my sparkle!

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I created this card for a family friend as he loves Graffiti. I was a bit stumped for ideas until I remembered a little book called  Zenspirations – Letters & Patterning by Joanne Fink and had great fun drawing the letters and patterns. If you click on the link it takes you to AmazonDan loved his card by the way.

These are a few of the handmade cards I made over the weekend whilst working for Craft Habitat at the Creative Crafts show at Gateshead Stadium. I was demonstrating embossing, die cutting and colouring techniques. I used Tim Holtz distress inks to colour, Kreaxions dies to cut out the flowers/leaves & butterflies and embossing folders to create my backgrounds. I met lots of lovely people and received many fantastic comments, that’s why I love attending shows so much.

I was playing around with the Etching app and I used it to edit this shot of Pebeo Fantasy Prisme. I love the fine lines that the app has added to the photograph.

I was playing around with recent photos taken on my iPhone and I came up with this dreamy background. The original shot was of Pebeo Fantasy Prisme paint and I edited the shot in the Pencil Camera app which is my current favourite. I love the way the shapes have changed some being more pronounced, others almost vanishing and the delicate colours.

I’ve been making samples for the upcoming show in Exeter. I decorated this inexpensive IKEA mirror with Pebeo Fantasy Prisme paint and Pebeo Cerne Relief. I drew the flowers freehand with Cerne Relief which was still wet when I painted between the lines with the Prisme paint and when it was drying I redrew any lines that had been covered in paint.

This is a cropped shot of Pebeo Fantasy Prisme paint. I poured Turquoise and Purple onto a glass coaster and left them to mingle and work their own magic. I love the result, it’s almost cell like and the colours are fabulous.

I was tidying up my desk this morning and found this brayered landscape hiding amongst all my papers so I thought I would post it today. I took the photo with my iPad. I used Adirondack dye ink for my background colours and Versafine ink to print the foliage and butterflies over the top. I finished off with a Gellyroll glaze pen and also a glue pen and added some glitter to catch the light. I always get a thrill when I create a picture on what was once a piece of plain white card.

Today I will be at Abakhan Stores at Mostyn in North Wales, please click this link to go to their website. I will be demonstrating the Pebeo Fantasy range of paints from 10 am – 4 pm. The photograph above is of a 5 link bracelet into which I have placed several different colours of Pebeo Fantasy Prisme , the swirly pebbled effect develops after a little while to give this lovely finish. If you happen to be in the area why not pop along to see me demo I would love to meet you. Have a great weekend.

Love and light

Sue x

I edited the Prisme Heart that I originally posted on 15 May in Photoforge on the Multi Exposure setting and this is the result. I really like the way the image is overlaid and  repeated  in different depths of colour. I think it would make an interesting greetings card, do you?

Whilst watching TV this evening I was playing around with my phone apps and created this. I used Image Blender to combine a ShockMyPic Orchid with the Pebeo Prisme Heart that I had edited in TinyPlanets and I got this terrific abstract. Aren’t the colours fun? Let me know what you think.

The heart I posted on the 15 May 2012 went for a spin in Photo fx Ultra and came out looking peachy! You may be wondering why I use the same image more than once in my posts, so I thought I would explain. I did a lot of print making when I was younger and I got used to using the same image over and over again, often called working in series. I feel that I have to be true to myself as an artist and want you all to share in my joy when I discover a new app or colour change or just the original image before I alter and abstract it into something new. I am thrilled that you are accompanying me on my voyage of discovery.

Love and light

Sue x

 

I was playing around with the Pebeo Fantasy Prisme paint that I was using in my workshops at the NEC in March and came up with this little heart. I was using a piece of canvas and Pebeo Cerne Relief in gold. I drew and squiggled with the outliner paint and whilst it was still wet was able to introduce several colours of the Prisme paint. I have used it quite thinly so didn’t get much of the patterning you get when you use it thickly, but I do like the way it looks like enamelling without having to be fired in an oven or kiln, it just gets harder the longer you leave it. Hope you like it.

Whilst in Liverpool demonstrating for Craft Habitat I made quite a few samples. Some I gave away, some I made to be displayed on the design boards which are displayed at shows. This is one of my samples. The lovely Spike gave me Peeled Paint distress ink and I used it for all three days of the show. I also used the new dies that Kreaxions have just brought out. I think the butterflies are beautiful and I have combined several of the flower designs together. I used the leftover pieces from the diecut paper to stencil a matching background and then decorated it with silver Stickles glitter glue. Hope you like it, let me know.

I visited the lovely Linda this weekend as she was visiting her dad in Yorkshire, which is much nearer than Somerset. Whilst there we had a walk to Salt’s Mill in Saltaire and bought some great art and photography books. I combined a sketch of a Mushroom Coral and a shot of some Pebeo Fantasy Prisme with my  Image Blender app and then edited it with the 100 Cameras app. I am really pleased with the beautiful colours. Today is my 35th Wedding Anniversary which is also called The Coral wedding Anniversary. I’ve had a lovely few days with friends and family and feel very blessed.

I made this card whilst demonstrating at the weekend. I used a couple of Marianne dies, a Kreaxions die and an       M-Bossabilities folder. I coloured it with distress inks and finished it off with Stickles glitter glue. I think the colours work really well together and had fun pinching and folding the papers to give it dimension. Hope you like it, let me know.

For the last 3 days I have been demonstrating for a company called Craft Habitat at the Pins and Needles Show at Gosforth Park race course near Newcastle Upon Tyne. Craft Habitat specialise in die cutting machines and dies, as well as inks, punches and beautiful papers. This is one of the cards that I made. I used one of the new Spellbinders M-Bossabilities folders, Marianne dies and a punch. I coloured the whole thing with distress inks and added some sparkle with Stickles glitter glue. Hope you like it, let me know.

Last weekend my lovely sister Marion and her husband Roger who is equally lovely celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary. Whilst still at the NEC show and rather late at night I made this card for them. The printed elements are made by Kanban and I found the other bits and bobs whilst shopping after my workshops had finished for the day. Marion & Roger were very pleased with it as they only had a few handmade cards. I was only 5 years old when I was their bridesmaid but can still remember my dress. It was yellow and very frilly, I thought I was the bee’s knees!

This is a shot of one of the 20 workshops that I taught over the last four days at the Hobbycrafts Show at the NEC . Everyone had a fantastic time and really enjoyed getting to know about Pebeo products.  John Wright from Pebeo UK provided all the wonderful materials for free and the stand we were working on was hosted by Mark Tennant and his son Johnny from the Art Shop Skipton. We met hundreds of lovely people who were all very enthusiastic about the new Fantasy paints and I thoroughly enjoyed teaching everyone how to use them. The best bit is, we get to do it all over again at Art Materials Live in November. After I’ve had a long lie down in a darkened room for a couple of days I intend to put step by step project instructions on Creative Heaven for anyone who attended and those who didn’t.