Sunday, 29 September 2013

Good bye September

Well here we are at the end of the month and outside its Brilliant sunshine and quite warm by day! I realised I had not blogged all my cards from the last clarity weekend which was at the start of this month so I am just going to put them on here for you now!

Firstly this one featuring the 3 kings set.
I started off cutting baubles using a spellbinders set and used white and purple embossing powder.

On the larger bauble I stamped the music ramdomly and then heat embossed in black sparkle wow powder.

This one was my attempt to combine the christmas sets and create a Nativity scene.

After all the christmas stamps we had been given recently it came as a refreshing change to get other things to work with including some stencils of the tree scape.

So out came the gelli plate and Backgrounds were created!

I then used them with different stamps to create different cards.
This one I made an aperture and then stamped the cottage and trees to create a cottage in the woods scene.
I did like the softness to the colours on this one.

Ducks and trees were the order of the month and so I made another treescape print on th eGelli plate but this time no aperture. I then stamped the ducks onto Theuva card and coloured them in with promarkers. I cut them out. The sentiment that came with the ducks I stamped onto another piece of card and made a banner out of it. I blended some ink round the edge of this so that it did not look too stark when it was put on to the picture. I used two brads in the banner to make it look more authentic.

My idea was that the ducks were flying out of the forest in search of the lake!
I was pleased how the two stencils had lined up quite well and I had used Barbara Gray's tip of putting a piece of the card under the gelli plate to line everything does she know these things!!

The next one with the ducks was done on a gelliplate back ground I had left over from making samples for Maria's show. I used the sapling trees and the ducks in the aperture. This time I stamped the sentiment and used a spellbinders label to cut it out. I then drew round the die onto the card I had got from creating the aperture to make the mat for it.
The grasses are one of the spellbinders delites. Round the outside of the card I blended ink then wrote then words quack quack and joined it all up with a wiggly line to finish it off.

The next one I made was using the silhouette ducks and the sapling trees. I stamped and embossed the trees and ducks in black. I made sure I had used an anti static bag before I did this so to avoid unwanted black dots. I then used brushes to blend ink around the edges bringing in to the centre but leaving the very centre white.

I used mustard seed first then spiced marmalade to get the really depth of colour I wanted.

The next two were using the next classroom stamps!

I love trees and think this helped when I got these stamps. I could have made many more samples but left it at just two. The first of these was to try and show how the seasons can change the look of a tree by using different colours of inks to represent the changing seasons.

The last card I did just popped into my head and is supposed to be a scene with a couple of big old trees in a field at sunrise or sunset which ever you want it to be!
I used the brayer to do the sky and make up sponge to do the hills and the sun. 

I really enjoyed these stamps and could have made many more so they will be being used again in the future.

I hope you enjoyed looking at the cards and reading about them.
I would appreciate it if you could leave me a comment. 

Happy Crafting

Jane xx 



  1. Amazing Jane! I love your work! Is so inspirational, thank you for sharing your thoughts and notes!! I'm off to give a couple of your techniques a go! Xxx

  2. These are all fabulous Jane! It was lovely to see you yesterday and I hope it isn't too long before I see you again.

    Linda xxx

  3. All brilliant cards Jane....and such great techniques...
    Had a fab day on Saturday...oh Such Fun....x

  4. such a brilliant set of cards! different and lovely xx

  5. Lovely set of samples Jane, my favourites are the baubles, the top geese card and the autumn trees but they're all fab! X

  6. These cards are lovely Jane, I think a lot of your ideas a very clever - like the Kings on the side of the card for instance, it so works. xxx

  7. all of these are just beautiful Jane I can't pick a fave xx

  8. Wonderful cards Jane, so lovely to see them.

  9. Beautiful set of cards Jane. I think the two tree ones are my faves. x

  10. Lovely cards Jane and I'm with Linda...can't pick a favourite xx

  11. Just fabulous Jane, I can't pick a favourite either.xx