Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Hand Made Flowers at Craft for the Craic

Hope you're all enjoying the fine weather!  For July at Craft for the Craic the challenge is to use handmade flowers on aniything but a card.  I've recently discovered Foamiran - sheets of a special foam which makes lovely petals when heated.  

I cut a tag shape from some white card and used texture paste over a Tim Holtz stencil.  I wet the card then added Worn Lipstick distress ink, watered down and picked up with a brush, letting it run down the card and over the brick effect.  I then added my flowers,a die cut, muslin, lace, pearl trim and pink pearls.  I finished with some dabs of glue before sprinkling some glitter.

How do you like to make flowers?  From Foamiran, paper, fabric, cake icing, beads, crochet?  Let us see at Craft for the Craic.

Ger x

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Green and Glittery at Craft for the Craic

Green and Glittery is the theme for this month's challenge at Craft for the Craic, in honour of St Patrick's Day.

I tipped out some Brusho Watercolour powders onto the craft sheet and picked them up with Spectrum Noir sparkle pens and a little water and painted the flowers and leaves.  The shimmer is lovely, I hope you can see that in the video


I then used some Turquoise Brusho powder and water to paint all around the flowers and used a computer generated sentiment.

Let's see how you interpret the Green and Glittery theme this month.

Ger x

Friday, February 10, 2017

Something with 2 on it at Craft for the Craic

It's Craft for the Craic's 2nd birthday and this month the theme is Something With 2 On It, however you wish to interpret it!

I made a Valentine's card using just two colours - red and green.  I used an Altenew layered stamp set that came free with a magazine, and Altenew cube inks in shades of red and green.

The sentiment is computer generated and the hearts were die cut with a Simon Says Stamp die.  I added some Glossy Accents to one heart and used a Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen on the other hearts and the flowers and leaves.

Looking forward to seeing what you craft for the craic this month!

Ger x

Friday, January 6, 2017

Pick Me Up at Craft for the Craic

Happy New Year!  The challenge this month at Craft for the Craic is 'Pick Me Up' - let's see how you interpret the theme with your chosen craft.

I've made a card without a sentiment to hopefully give someone a January Pick Me Up!

The flowers are Altenew watercoloured and fussy cut, and the background is one I found left over from another project, splattered watercolour and gold spritz.  The stripes are gold embossed with Wow powder.

I'll be back mid month with another pick me up .... but not a card.

Ger x