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Dramatic Eye Canvas

Hi everyone!!

Long time no see!! Β I have been absent from my blog since well before Christmas, but I am back now πŸ™‚

Where have I been?

I have been very busy creating projects for Indigoblu, they attended CHA 2015 in Anaheim, California… very exciting indeed.. my projects were all there too, really really pleased and humbled that they were good enough to go.

Which leads me on to the blog post for today. Β  Β  Indigoblu have collaborated with Limor Webber to bring a range of gorgeous mixed media stamps and stamp sets, and they are absolutely fabulous!

It is my turn back over on the Indigoblu Blog today, after the festive break and my project is using one of the new Limor Webber stamp releases, this one is called Dramatic Eye and comes in 2 sizes, I used the larger stamp in the canvas below.

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and here is my project, it is a 5 x 7″ canvas, I tried to keep it monochromatic πŸ˜‰

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There are lots of bits n pieces used here, including Indigoblu cottage acrylic paints and alter ego flourishes

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I also used the snow white metallic paint watered down in a spray bottle to create a shimmer spritz spray..

Well, that’s me for today, I will be back, with lots more things to share in the not too distant future, so as always, thank you so much for popping in

Sarah x

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Christmas Keepsake Workshop – Saturday 8th November 2014

Join me next Saturday 8th November 2014 from 11am till 1pm atΒ Stampers Grove where we will be creating lovely wee Christmas keepsake boxes. Β  Call James or Emma on 0131 221 9440 to book a place

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Bear Hugs

Hi everyone…

Bear Hugs all round πŸ™‚ Β Sharing another card I made earlier today.. this is a gorgeous dinkie stamp from Indigoblu called Baby Aloysius

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Bear Layout Challenge

Supplies used :-

  • 7″ x 7″ white card base
  • Bazill Dark Brown Cardstock – layer 2
  • White cardstock covered in Frayed burlap distress ink & sprayed with water layer 3
  • Sizzix Labels Die
  • White cardstock covered in Shabby Shutters distress ink & sprayed with water layer 4
  • Indigoblu Dinkie Baby Aloysuis stamp
  • Versafine Smoky Grey and Sepia Ink
  • Gathered Twigs & Wild Honey Distress Ink
  • Indigoblu Flitterglu Kit
  • Indigoblu Royal Peacock Megaflakes
  • Indigoblu Bear Hugs Stamp Set
  • Border Embossing Folder
  • Seam Binding
  • We r Memory Keepers Orange legged Punch (the one that chops a hole to fit on a display stand)

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and for the 3rd time today, thank you so much for your support and popping in

Sarah πŸ™‚

 

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Easter Butterfly & The Wee Dug of Many thanks

Happy Easter Sunday Everyone…

I have two cards to share with you today, one that I made last night and one that I made this morning..

First up we have the Easter Butterfly..

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This card comprises of a few mats and layers, some distress inking and some water colour splodges..

Next up is the card I made this morning, and it features the wee dug* (*scottish for dog) πŸ˜‰ that I used last week

Many thanks dacshund

This card features a water coloured background in stripes with Distress inks in Salty Ocean and Peacock Feathers.. love how this turned out! Β Might have to make some more backgrounds in different colourways!

That’s all for now… I should be back later with Shabby Sunday #13 .. which will be the last in the current series, it is time for a change, and change is good πŸ™‚

As always, thanks for stopping by..

Sarah

 

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Butterfly Birthday Card

Butterfly Birthday Card.

I needed to make a birthday card for tomorrow, plus it was also in the back of my mind that I really wanted to post a card for Jess’s Twitter Challenge this week… Β  So here is my wee card, that ticks both boxes πŸ™‚

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I have recorded a video for Youtube of the process from start to finish, which will be available to watch later today..

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Supplies used :-

  • Heavyweight White Cardstock for the base 12 x 4 when scored gives a 6 x 4 card
  • Basic Grey Mint Julep 6 x 6 stack
  • Crate Paper 6 x 6 stack
  • Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Squeezed Lemonade, Wild Honey and Peacock Feathers
  • Stampin Up Clear Button and dimensional adhesive
  • Barbours Vintage Linen Thread
  • SEI Berry Melody Embelishment pack – I used the white Tuile.
  • Etsy Seller : Lavish Laces – Vintage Cotton Lace
  • Invild Bolme Distress Tool
  • Trimcraft Light Green Doily
  • Scortape
  • Zots extra large glue dots
  • Clearly Besotted Stamps Say it in Style Stamp Set – I used the Happy Birthday Stamp
  • DCWV Textured Cardstock in a very light green

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Shabby Sunday #8

Happy Sunday everyone and welcome to Shabby Sunday week #8

This week I have altered 2 x pasta sauce jars (that were due to be recycled this weekend) to make a lovely wee shabby chic candle holders, they are now out of the recycling chain and will be used around the house and garden deck area.

I plan to take a picture of them this evening with the candles lit, so that you can see what they are like in the dark πŸ™‚

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Supplies list :-

  • Vintage Lace from Lavish Laces Etsy Store
  • Burlap strips and burlap flowers
  • vintage button
  • Hemptique cord
  • Scor-tape
  • Tim Holtz Tattered Florals Die
  • Stampin Up Crumb Cake Tuile
  • Calico Fabric
  • Glue Dots, linen thread, Collall Glue
  • Antique Linen Distress Ink (to die the lace just below the hemp cord on the jar on the right)

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The jars were cleaned thoroughly in the dishwasher before being used πŸ™‚

In the tealight holder below, I used the tattered florals die by tim holtz and cut out several layers of calico and tuille, stitched them all together and layered with shop a bought burlap flower.

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It is really easy to make these jars, I used lace and fabric, but you could use patterned paper, felt, paint, the possibilities are endless, plus you do not need to use real tealights (flame variety) you can buy little tealights with an artificial flame that are battery operated, which will make them super safe πŸ™‚

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thanks for popping round

Sarah πŸ™‚

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Shabby Sunday #6

Shabby Sunday #6

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As promised last week, I have another handmade book to share with you πŸ™‚

It has a kinda shabby beach hut polaroid book Β feel to it… lol

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I used a lot of Dylusions white linen spray ink on this little book and put in a lot of polaroid frames, it is now just ready and waiting for some photographs to go into it!

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Supplies list :-

  • Stampin Up Crumb Cake Cardstock
  • Linen Thread & Awl (or pokey tool)
  • My Minds Eye Miss Caroline 6 x 6 paper pad
  • Uniball Signo Broad OpaqueWhite Pen
  • Pink Paislee Portfolio Stamp Set
  • Sizzix Polaroid FramesDie Set
  • Hero Arts Mid Tone Shaddow Inks (various different colours)
  • Clearly Besotted Stamp Set – A little sentimental
  • Tombow Mono Multi Adhesive
  • SEI Corrugated card alphas
  • Prima Birch Wood Hearts
  • Glossy accents

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I’m off to edit the video tutorial for this little book and it should be up on Youtube later this evening πŸ™‚

Thanks so much for popping round

Sarah πŸ™‚

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