Saturday, 19 September 2015

Streamer tailed Hummingbird

I'm still playing with all the lovely Hummingbird stamps from Designs by Ryn, and my new stamp set from Tim Holtz. I saw a photo of a hummingbird on Pinterest that had a gold throat, quite the most beautiful bird I've ever seen! I wanted to make a card with a hummer like that, so here it is!
Hope you like it and thank you for visiting! Xx

Thursday, 17 September 2015

Beautiful hummingbirds by Designs by Ryn!


I had some 'happy post' today, a set of Tim Holtz Classic stamps and I LOVE them! They are very architectural and suit neutral tones so I wanted to add a splash of colour onto the card. What better way to add colour than with one of Ryn's beautiful Hummingbirds? You can see them all on her website by clicking HERE.

I made the background using the acrylic block method - basically inking either a block or a craft sheet with Distress Ink, spritzing with water and then laying your card down in the ink. I stamped the Striped Reed stamps in Versafine onyx black ink, along with the ancient column from the TH set. I also stamped the wordy stamp from my new TH stamp in the darker of the two Distress Inks that I used to make the background. I stamped the hummer onto watercolour paper and painted with Inktense pencils. As Inktense pencils create a permanent dye when dry, I was able to paint over the hummer with a Wink of Stellar to give a beautiful shimmer to the bird. I hope you can see a little of this pretty shimmer in the close-up photo!

Thank you for visiting! Xxx


Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Designs by Ryn and Carabelle.

Hello blog friends!

This girly make has been half-made for weeks and today I finally finished it. I started this by stamping the Carabelle lady and making a mask to cover her. The background was then made by swiping Tumbled Glass Distress Ink across the card, then I used Broken China Distress Ink through the beautiful Ginko leaf stencil from Designs by Ryn. I outlined part of the leaves with a silver glitter gelli-roll pen. After removing the mask I coloured the lady with Distress Inks.

I then stamped African Daisy from Designs by Ryn on watercolour paper and painted with Tombow pens and water. The hibiscus leaves are also from Ryn. The centres of the Daisies are tiny black beads.

Thank you for visiting! Xx


Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Lavinia Challenge time!

Hello lovelies!

It's the start of a new month so it's also the start of a new Lavinia Challenge! This month we would like to see some hot colours in your creations. My bit of inspiration for you takes the word 'hot' to the extreme! I've stamped the lovely Lavinia designs onto a wooden door hanger and burnt the designs on with a Pyrography tool. The ivy was quite tricky to do I can tell you!

I hope I've inspired you to join our challenge, don't forget the prize is a whopping £40 to spend on Lavinia goodies! You don't even need a blog to enter, you can send in your entry via email. Pop over to the challenge blog HERE and have a read of the rules and how to enter. Good luck in the draw! Xxx