Wednesday 23 May 2018

I am such a baaad blogger!

Hello lovely people,

Despite all my good intentions at the beginning of the year, I have been a dreadful blogger for the past few months.  It's not that I haven't made a few things I've just not got round to sharing them in Blogland although I have shared them on Facebook and Instagram.  I do like to have them on here as a record for myself though so I'm going to try and catch up a little over the next few posts.

Today I have a few fairly recent birthday cards to share.

This first card was for my Hubby's recent 70th birthday.  I used stamps by Scrapcosy for PaperArtsy.  I really love this nautical set and this is a different take on the stamps to the card in my last post.

The strips were cut from an old background piece I made and I have no idea what inks I used, lol!  The stamping and blending around the edges is Distress Oxides and I did a little splattering of water to remove some of the ink on the blending.  The compass was a chipboard piece I found in my stash and I covered it with two shades of Seth Apter's Baked Texture embossing powders.

This second card was for one of my brothers.  Again I cut strips of cards from a really old background I created.  I think this might have been done with the old Moonglow Inks I bought from The Stampman when I first started crafting .  

The 'starry' looking lazer cut piece is by Scrapiniec and I dabbed it with two different coloured inks then Versamark and heat embossed with clear ep.

My final card for today was for my Son-in-Law.  I stamped the vintage car which is from a favourite Chocolate Baroque  set called Eccentric Edwardian (I think).  It's one of the first sets I ever bought from them back in the days when they went under the Elusive Images banner and I find it a mega useful set for mens cards.  Anyway, I stamped and clear embossed the car and stamped again onto masking paper.   I masked the car then added the stencilling using oxide Ink.

 I also used the Oxide Ink to add a little colour to the car as well as a bit of shadowing near the wheels.  A few strips of Tim Holtz tissue tape and stamped sentiments and that was it.

So that's it for today and hopefully I can catch up with another multiple post in a day or two.

Thanks for dropping by.

Lesley  Xx


Helen said...

Hi, Lesley! Even though I've seen the photos on Facebook,it's great to see them in more detail - I love them - that scrapinek starry piece is gorgeous (shopping time!!)

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Three fantastic cards Lesley, I especially love the top one and the nautical theme.

Sue xx

cuilliesocks said...

Wonderfully designed cards, love the images and colours, Kate x x