Monday, 28 July 2014

Fly Be Free

I have made the background on a heavy duty watercolour paper using Azure Sea Asters, Golden Sleigh Bells and My Mojito Green and blending the colours. I then used Whipped Spackle through a stencil to create the texture. The butterfly was made using the whipped Spackle through a stencil and then colouring with the Peony Scarlet Red and Golden Sleigh Bells. I then added some vintage lace, plastic flower lace, pearl embellishments and sentiment.

Happy Crafting
Sue Jameson


With this card The flowers were coloured with Azure Sea Asters.
the leaves were coloured with  Golden Sleigh Bells and My Mojito Green
The Background was coloured with Azure Sea Asters, Golden Sleigh Bells and My Mojito Green and blending the colours.
I then added texture paste to the background through a stencil.
I added a doily and a frame sprayed with gold paint, the flowers and leaves then the sentiment

Happy Crafting
Sue Jameson

Sunday, 27 July 2014

Lindy's Stamp Gang Colour Challenge
Window Box

Using Lindy's Two Toned Starburst Sprays

The window and window box was cut out using a die. The curtains are make using Peony Scarlet Red and Golden Sleigh Bells with a small resin flower. The background was make using My Mojiti Green, Golden Sleigh Bells and Azure Sea Asters then texture paste through a stencil. The flowers were some mini blooms from my stash.
Get Crafting
Sue Jameson

Lindy's Stamp Gang July Colour Challenge

Love U 

I first discovered Lindy's Sprays a few months ago and absolutely loved them.
With this layout I have made the background on a heavy duty watercolour paper using Azure Sea Asters, Golden Sleigh Bells and My Mojito Green and blending the colours. I then used Whipped Spackle through a stencil and embossed using the Morning Glory Azure embossing powder.
The butterflies were made using the same stencil and spraying with the Peony Scarlet Red and Golden Sleigh Bells. I coloured the flowers with the Azure Sea Asters and added yellow seed beads to the centre. The leaves were made from the kitchen towel I used to clean my mat and cut out using die. I didn't want to waste any of the lovely colour.

Making your own flowers. 

From my previous post I made flowers with the wet wipes used to clean up my painting mess. I used some of these flowers in this layout. I know it is not acid free but they were to beautiful to waste. I am sure my children will not be too upset  if these layouts don't last for 100 years as there are plenty that will.

The birdcage was sprayed with gold paint. The brad centres were coloured with alcohol pens. Texture was added to the background with thick embossing powder. The fence was cut out using a die and the bird was from a sticker set.  Have fun crafting.
Sue Jameson

More multi coloured flowers made from wet wipes used to clean my painting mess.

Saturday, 26 July 2014

Post-it Note Holder

I made a #Kaisercraft note holder for my sister who loves cats. Using a small cat punch I cut the cats out in black, reversing some to get them facing each other. The chipboard base was painted in green the covered with paper. I only paint the edges that you see as most ends up covered with paper. The lamp was cut out on my cricut. A simple easy gift for someone and useful too.  
Sue Jameson

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Beautiful Baby Layout

Celebrating the birth of a beautiful baby and new member of our family.
I designed a simple layout that says what I want to say and celebrates the photos.
He is "Our Treasure".
Sue Jameson

Saturday, 19 July 2014

Cake Cards

Everyone likes cake, so I have made some cake cards. Easy to do and cheap to make as it only uses scraps.

Birthday Cake
Just some strips of paper. I used a punch for decorative border on bottom layer, added some embellishments and hand drawn stitching for legs and cake.

Wedding Cake
This time I cut out the cake tray lets out of silver paper on the cricut. It was part of a flourish.

Christmas Cake
More legs cut from the cricut, just a different flourish.

This is my card baking for the day. Enjoy. Sue Jameson

Friday, 18 July 2014

Window Cards

I love this die that creates a beautiful window, window box and shutters. These are three of the cards I have created with this die.

This card has the pretty window box with mini flowers I cut out with a punch.I find the punches really handy for making your own flowers. The house was made from wallpaper.It gave a nice textured look.

With this card I used my brick stencil with texture paste and sprays. It was a winter scene so behind the window is a shaker box with snow. 

This card also uses the brick stencil but I used ink instead of the sprays. I wanted a run down house so distressed the window and shutters. It also uesd the fence die instead of the window box. I wound the flowers around the fence to make it look like an overgrown (but pretty) garden.

Sue Jameson. Hope you get some inspiration from my ideas.

Saturday, 12 July 2014

Mixed Media

The trial I made before I had to take a class of children and make a canvas that would be sold to real people to raise real money for the school. No pressure. Never before had I painted a canvas but with the inspiration of Donna Downey and the class at CAD 2013 I was will to give it a go.

The children were amazing and I had a great time with them. 
The canvas was sold at the school auction, thankfully. 

Thanks to CAD and Donna Downey for the inspiration. You may be pleased to know the work you do reaches far and wide to help people you don't even know.
Looking forward to my next canvas!

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Using your rubbish!

After playing with mixed media I thought the wet wipes I used to clean up were to pretty to throw away so they became flowers.I dried the then cut out with a Tim Holtz flower die.

I had lots of different colours and made lots of flowers.

With some of the flowers I made tags and cards on a mixed media painted background. 
It was great fun to do and I made some beautiful flowers out of what would have been rubbish.
Hope you like it

Sunday, 6 July 2014

Hello fellow crafters. With todays layout I have used some waste that was left over after making some cards. The waste is the dark brown framing around each square. I thought it would be a cool way of defining each section of the layout. I then just chose photos to go in some of the squares with embellishments in the others. I used prima flowers, doilies, buttons, a chipboard flourish and a lamp-post cut out on the cricut. The paper was just some stuff I had in my stash!
Hope you like it. Sue