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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

More Christmas cards

I have more cards made with one of my favourite sets, Nordic Winter from Waltzingmouse stamps.




Thursday, December 15, 2011

Christmas cards


This year my Christmas cards are made with the wonderful "Nordic Winter" set from Waltzingmouse stamps.
I love it, love it, love it!!!



Friday, December 9, 2011

My FIRST watercoloured postcards

I have started some online watercolour classes.
My favourite is WATERCOLOR BLISS with Alisa Burke.

I have taken some leaves from the Finnish forest that surrounds my house and I traced them down on watercolour paper.
I have tried to mix the watercolours paints (Winsor and Newton) to reproduce the colours of the leaves.

I traced the leaves with a Micron black pen from Sakura.

The frame has been hand-drawn with the same Micron pen.



Sunday, December 4, 2011

Garland




Finally I have made my own handmade garland.
I used the Tattered leaves die designed by Tim Holtz.
The leaves were die cut from cream cardstock. Then I sprayed them with Distress Inks and I added some highlights with Distress Ink and blending tool.
I don't have the Tim Holtz stamps that match with these leaves so I used Kitchen Sink Stamps (3-step autumn squirrel)

For coloring these leaves I was inspired by a youtube video (very long and informative, I love it) from a very talented lady from New Zealand (Dianne of Art of Craft).





Thursday, November 17, 2011

Bright bookmark 2


I have another bright bookmark to share.
This time, the stamps I used are from Papertrey (Remember set). I really love this set, it is packed with many images. I used both the outline flower and solid flower stamps.
I stamped them on Gina K white cardstock.
The ribbon is from Papertrey.
I cut the scalopped bookmark base with Nestabilities rectangular dies. Basically, since the die is not so long, I cut a rectangle half way, then I move the cardstock and I cut from the other end. It takes a bit of practice but with a short rectangle die you can cut a long rectangle by readjusting the cardstock on the die halfway through the cut.


Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Bright bookmark

I love these flowers, they are from Verve stamps. I added stickles in the center.

I used Vivid Inks and Stampin' Up inks on Gina K cardstock.
The ribbon is from Papertrey. I die cut the top of the bookmark with a Nestabilities die.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

FLOWERS ON A WATERCOLOURED BACKGROUND


I have started some online courses to learn watercolour.
I am learning a lot from very talented artists, I am really enjoying it!

I watercoloured the background with a technique wet on wet on Canson smooth watercolour paper.
I then stamped the flowers from Hero Arts (Basic Grey line) with Ranger Archival Inks and Vivid Inks.

The sentiment is from a Tim Holtz set.

The label is from Waltzingmouse Stamps.


Thursday, October 20, 2011

Digi violets


The violets are a digi stamp Hero Arts released in 2010. I coloured the violets with Copic markers.
The text background is from Papertrey, the woodgrain background is from Hero Arts.

I added stickeds to the centre of the violets.

The "sweet violets" text is from Flourishes.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Poppy fridge magnet

I made a fridge magnet with a stamp of my favorite flowers: POPPIES
I colored the poppies with Copic markers. The poppies stamp is from "There she goes stamps", the sentiment is from Flourishes.
The cardstock is Berry sorbet from Papertrey.

I applied 4 round magnets on the back of the cardstock.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

tim holtz


Long time not posting!!!!

I made a tag with Tim Holtz products.

I used Distress Inks for the background and I arranged some of Tim Holtz stamps like he shown in a video (demonstration) I saw on youtube.

The tag and inks used are from Ranger.

The green ribbon is from Papertrey.



Friday, August 26, 2011

lenten rose



This is a key chain made with Tim Holtz facets. I stamped and coloured the flowers on Gina K cardstock with Copic markers.
Then, I applied some glossy accents and glitter on the back of the facet and I pressed it down on the coloured image.


The "handmade" stamp is from PTI. The frame is from Waltzingmouse stamps.

The lenten rose is from Flourishes and the embossing folder is from Tim Holtz.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Tulips


I love tulips and I played with my Kitchen Sink Stamps (multi-stamping).
The seed packed is from Flourishes and the little butterflies are from Hero Arts.

The background has been stamped on Papertrey Spring Moss cardstock with Waltzingmouse stamps.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Key chain - Cherry blossom

MAKE YOUR OWN KEY CHAIN - GREAT GIFT IDEA



I have made some gifts for my friends. This is a key chain made with Tim Holtz facets. I stamped and coloured the flowers on Gina K cardstock with Copic markers.
Then, I applied some glossy accents and glitter on the back of the facet and I pressed it down on the coloured image.
I cut the excess carstock and applied the chain.

The "handmade" stamp is from PTI. The frame is from Waltzingmouse stamps.

The blossoms are from Flourishes and the embossing folder is from Tim Holtz.



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I hope this inspire you to create handmade gifts :-)

GET CREATIVE!!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

IN BLOOM


This is one of my PTI sets "In bloom". I coloured the flower and leaves with Copic markers. I cut the card base and panel with Nestabilities and I coloured them with Distress Inks.

The patterned paper I used is Japanese origami paper.
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Friday, July 8, 2011

pansies


For this card I used a digi stamp designed by Chris Dark http://sketchingstamperdigi-stamps.blogspot.com/

The background has been stamped with Verve Stamps (Accent notes), the text background is from Papertrey.

The image has been coloured with Copic markers on Gina K ivory cardstock.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Asian-style card


The background stamp I used in this card is one of my favourites from Waltzingmouse Stamps (Victorian Frippery), the frame is from Waltzingmouse Stamps as well.

The ribbon (new leaf) and cardstock (spring moss) are from Papertrey.

I'd love to read your comments-

Emilia


I love this bonsai image from There She Goes Stamps designed by Chris Dark.


Sunday, June 19, 2011

Wild west bookmark


This ribbon was originally white.
I coloured it with Ranger alcohol inks and stamped it with Archival black ink.


The background has been made with Alcohol inks on glossy cardstock.
The landscape stamps and text backgroung are from Waltzingmouse Stamps.
The sentiment is from Flourishes.
To create a more real landscape I added Distress Stickles.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Grunge flower



I die cut the base of this card with Tim Holtz Alterations dies.
The elegant dark brown frame (compatible with Nestabilities) and the background text are from Waltzingmouse Stamps.

I made the flower with Grunge cardstock. I stamped a flower three times with Versamark just to have a cutting guide. I coloured the grunge cardstock with Distress Inks. On the leaves I applied green Stickles.
The flower is from the "Great Friend" set from Verve. The leaves are from the "Dream Big" set, also from Verve Stamps.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

A new tag: inspired by Tim Holtz



This tag can be used as a bookmark as well. I have given it as a gift to a friend in Rome.

I coloured the background with Distress Inks. I used the Ranger blending tool to blend the inks.
I punched a circle on a post-it not to leave a blank space where I applied yellow and orange ink to make the sun.

The tree and bird stamps are from Tim Holtz, the sentiment is from a mini sentiment set from Flourishes.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Spring bouquet bookmark


I coloured this bookmark with pencils (Caran D'Ache and Faber-Castell). They are very soft artist pencils and they blend very well. The blue background has been coloured with Distress inks.

This bouquet stamp has been in my with list for a long time, it is really beautiful. The stamp is from Flourishes - Spring Bouquet set.

Cardstock: Melon Berry and Spring Moss (Papertrey), Luxury white (GinaK)

Ribbon: Melon Berry (Papertrey)


Thursday, May 5, 2011

tag with grunge paper roses



I made the roses with Grunge paper (I checked Tim Holtz's tutorial on youtube).
For the background I used a script stamp and Aged Music Sheet background from Cornish Heritage Farms.
I coloured the tag with different shades or yellow/orange Distress Inks.

I stamped some leaves with Versamark on Asparagus cardstock (Gina K). I cut out the leaves and added glitter with green Stickles.

The border punch is from Martha Stewart. The kraft cardstock is from Gina K.

The grunge roses have been coloured with Distress Inks and a blending tool.

I filled the centre of the roses with Stickles.


Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Tim holtz facet key ring


I made this with Tim Holtz's facets.
I stamped the flower on Gina K cardstock, I coloured it with COpic markers, added some stickles dropsin the middle of the flower, and I glued it to the clear facet with Ranger Glossy Accents.

The flower is from Flourishes Stamps (cherry blossom).

Monday, April 11, 2011

MARCH CALENDAR PAGE

I should have posted this before!!!!

The pink background has been coloured with Distress Inks. The music background has been stamped with Aged Music Sheet from Cornish Heritage Stamps (no longer in business).

The daffodils are from Papertrey and I coloured them with Copic markers. The Postcard stamp is from a Tim Holtz's stamp set.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

a new tag with doilies


I am getting addicted to tags.
For the background I used distress inks (Mustard seeds, Wild honey, Spiced Marmelade).
The doilies stamps are from Hero Arts. I embossed them with detail silver embossing powder.
The text on the background is Text-it from Waltzingmouse stamps.
The ribbon is from my local craft shop.
The sentiment is from Flourishes.


Sunday, March 27, 2011

small striped flower

I used Tim Holtz Alterations to shape a rectangular card. I stamped the background with Victorian Frippery from Waltzingmouse Stamps.
The nestabilities stamped frame is from Holiday Labels n.14 from Waltzingmouse stamps.

The flower stamp is called "Small Striped Flower" from Hero Arts. I coloured it with Copic markers and I covered it with Rock candy distress stickles and Glossy accents.

The leaves are from "In bloom" from Papertrey Ink.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Multi-step lilacs with hummingbird

In this card I used one of my super-favourites sets from Kitchen Sink Stamps: Multistep Lilacs.
I mixed different layers of Brilliance and Memento inks. The hummingbird is from the 1st anniversary set from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

The cloud background was created with a cloud die from Sizzix. I used the border and applied Tumbled Glass distress ink to create the clouds.

I will share more soon. Please, leave me a comment if you like this :-)

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Calendar page: February

I am sharing this a bit late, it is already March!!! In a few days I will show the March page, I really love it!!!

In this calendar page I coloured a piece of ivory cardstock with sage distress ink, then I stamped a distressed grid stamp from Cornish Heritage Farms. I coloured the violets (from Papertrey) with Copic markers.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Pink tag

I have been inspired by Tim Holtz tags. Recently, I made a lot of tags, it is a lot of fun!!

I coloured this manila tag with Distress Ink, then I stamped a text backgroung from Waltzingmouse stamps.
I stamped the Circle Design stamp (Hero Arts) with Versamark and embossed it with silver embossing powder.

I added some sentiments from the "Dream Big" set from Verve.

STAMPS: Text it (Waltzingmouse stamps), Circle Design (Hero Arts), Dream Big (Verve Stamps)

INK: Distress ink, Stampin' Up, Brilliance

ACCESSORIES: silver embossing powder, ribbon (PTI)

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Hero arts digi stamp: Delphinium

I used one of delphinium flowers of the Hero Arts digital stamp released in 2010. The leaves are from a different set from Verve stamps.
I printed three flowers for each 3D flower I created. I used pop dots to create more dimension.
The leaves have been stamped on green cardstock and covered with green stickles glitter glue.

I embossed the cardstock with a Tim Holtz embossing folder, the leaves background has been stamped with Leaves #3 backgrounder from Cornish Heritage farms.

Stamps: leaves from "Dream Big" (Verve Stamps), digi stamp Delphinium (Hero Arts Digital)

Ink: Sage (Brilliance)

Accessories: embossing folder, nestabilities, satin ribbon, dimensional dots, copic markers, stickles

Monday, February 14, 2011

Gladiolus


I really like this background  from Waltzingmouse stamps. I think it is very elegant.
I love colouring flowers. I think that these gladiolus flowers are perferct for this elegant background.

Stamps: A year of flowers: Gladiolus, text-style (Papertrey), Victorian Frappery (Waltzingmouse stamps)

Ink: Pear Pizzaz, Daffodil (Stampin' up), Tuxedo black (Memento)

Accessories: copic markers, half-pearls, peel-off stickers

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Calendar page: January

This is the calendar page that some of my friends have on their desk this month.
I sponged the sky background with a Sizzix cloud die cut and Tumbled glass Distress Ink.
The crocus stamp is from Flourishes and I coloured the flowers with Copic markers.
The frame has been made with two Martha Stewart's punches.

STAMPS: Calendar set 1 (Flourishes), Vintage Labels 2 (Waltzingmouse Stamps)

INK: Tumbled Glass Distress Ink, Tuxedo Black (Memento)

ACCESSORIES: Peel off stickers, Copic markers, blending tool, Martha Stewart's punches, Gina K cardstock.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

waterlily

I really love this waterlily stamp from Flourishes and the Victorian background from Waltzingmouse Stamps.

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I coloured the fishes and waterlily with Copic markers.
The background has been stamped with a long stamp from Victorian Frippery from Waltzingmouse stamps. I think that it is a very elegant stamp.

I created a silver frame with peel off stickers (borders and corners).

STAMPS: Waterlily (Flourishes), Victorian Frippery (Waltzingmouse Stamps)

INK: Memento ink

ACCESSORIES: Gina K cardstock, Copic markers, peel off stickers, dimensional dots

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Wooden tags

I made some wooden tags to give as a gift. I found some plain little tags at my local craft store, I coloured them with paint for wood (Folk Art - maple). I stamped and coloured some images and I used dimensional dots to apply the images to the tags.

The first two images are from Verve Stamps.


The butterfly is a digi stamps from Hero Arts, the hydrangea stamp is There she Goes Stamps.


On the back of the tags I stamped "handmade" with Stazon.






Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Poppy fridge magnet


This is a fridge magnet that I made with one of my favourite stamps from Hero Arts and a little hummingbird from Flourishes.
I coloured the poppies and hummingbird with Copic marker and I used clear spica pens (glittery pens) on the poppies.

The lacey frame is from Spellbinders. The white cardstock is from Gina K and I used tumbled glass distress ink to create a soft sky background.

Stamps: Delicate blossoms (Hero Arts), Humming along (Flourishes)

Ink: tuxedo black (Memento)

Accessories: Copic markers, spica pens, black stickles, nestabilities.
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