Friday, 10 March 2017

Sweet Dixie Wall Flower by Tracey Fairgrieve

This week I have been playing with another of Kath Halsteads new releases
 Sweet Dixie Wall Flowers Happy Birthday Stamp set from Personal Impressions.

First I created a background using Tim Holtz new Distress Oxide inks, using Vintage Photo, Fossilized Amber and Spiced Marmalade. Applying the ink with cut and dry foam I removed part of the design by splashing and dripping water lifting it off with blotting paper.

Small amounts of DecoArt textured Sand paste was dabbed randomly
onto the background, when dry the edges of the background torn
and areas carefully burnt through to add a little interest.

The main wall flower image was stamped centrally onto the background adding the
brickwork stamps both top and bottom of the image to extend the design.
The focal image was also stamped separately for use as a topper.

Coloured using ProMarkers the topper has been distressed using 
walnut stain distress ink. Faux stitching, lace and white pen adds to the detail.

The roses have been multi stamped, coloured and layered. The With Love sentiment added and a distressed bulldog clip helps to break up the squareness of the design.

I chose to mount this creation onto a 6" x 6" Canvas 
but it would make a great card for a loved one.

Thank you for sharing your time, I wish you all a fabulous weekend.

Creative Hugs from Tracey xx

Monday, 6 March 2017

Easter Bunnies with Sweet Dixie Stamps by Teresa Morgan

I know that we are barely saying goodbye to winter, but as crafters, our thoughts are turning towards Easter. This set of Sweet Dixie stamps is perfect for creating some fun cards for your friends and family. Today I am sharing a couple of ideas for you:

I stamped the images with Memento Tuxedo Black ink as I wanted to use my Promarkers to colour them.
The funky carrot is perfect for creating a fun background. I added the jumping bunny on 3d foam to pop him up form the base.

I created a little scene with the handstand bunny and flowers, adding in a doodled line for the ‘ground’.

Thanks for stopping by to look at my project today, hope to see you again soon!
Stamps Used:
Honey Bunny by Sweet Dixie stamps at Personal Impressions designed by Cathie Shuttleworth

Friday, 3 March 2017

Sweet Dixie Friends and Flowers

If you enjoy colouring you will love this Sweet Dixie Friends and Flowers stamp set. Designed by Sue Dix. This is the second set from her newly released everyday collection from Personal Impressions .

Consisting of one large window box stamp with two heart-warming sentiments
I have just pure and simply stamped and coloured using ProMarkers, 
A blender pen has been used to create polka dots on the curtains and 
Kuretake clear Wink of Stella adds a little glimmer to the windows.

Matt and layered onto black and gold card, 
I added this sentiment from the set as I find it so uplifting.

the focal stamp gives you a blank canvas to be as bright and bold as you wish.
Another set where it's use is limitless.

Thank you all for stopping by..
Wishing you all a wonderful weekend..
Creative Hugs from Tracey xx

Sweet Dixie Flourish Frames for Him & Her... using Shrink Plastic..

Today I share a handful of embellishment and Jewellery makes using Kath Halsteads Sweet Dixie Flourish Frames from Personal Impressions all made from Shrink Plastic.

Shrink plastic is *Fantastic* and if you haven't used it you need to as it does exactly what it says... it Shrinks, transforming your stamped images into a smaller versions using heat.
Its as simple as that.

As you can see from the stamp sets true size the images really do shrink in size.

Stamping onto Shrink Plastic using StazOn it is wise to punch a hole before you heat it
if you wish to make a pendant or create dropper earrings.

These earrings have been made using clear shrink plastic so the 
male silhouette can be reversed to face the female silhouette.
The card has been created simply stamping the flourish stamp with versamark ink, 
dusting over with mica powder and embellishing with flat back pearls.

Stamped and cut out using a 2 1/4" punch. the shrunk image is glued into a 
25mm brooch and a domed glass cabochon adhered on top.

Placed onto a card, it makes a lovely gift card for someone.

Creating a Keyring, the male silhouette is stamped using Jet Black StazOn onto the shrink plastic and  a 2 1/2" circle punch used to cut the image out. After it has been heated and shrunk it is fitted into a 30mm keyring pendant.

and finally.. a simple shrink plastic embellishment for a Male Birthday card using the 
Happy Birthday sentiment included in the stamp set.

As you may have observed I have not given you the instructions on how to shrink the plastic there is a variety of brands with differing instructions of ways you can reduce its size. If you follow the instructions you should achieve successful results.

Thank you for your shared time..
I look forward to bringing another creation to you very soon.

Hugs Tracey xxx

Monday, 27 February 2017

Sweet Dixie .. It's not just a Wedding Dress !! by Tracey Fairgrieve

Today I share a DL Wedding card using Sweet Dixie Wedding Dress stamps from Sue Dix Newly released Wedding Collection and sentiments taken from Sweet Dixie Wedding Bells with Love from Personal Impressions.
This Wedding Dress stamp is so versatile, using different colours
really transforms its elegance into a dress for other occasions.
A Bridesmaid, Evening, Prom or a dress for all those little Princesses out there
i'm sure we all have occasions where this image would be most desirable.
By using just two colours from the same colour family you can create depth and shade. 
A blender or white pen can take away colour or add elements of light to your piece.
Working from *Bottom* to top, the dress is layered up by cutting away a tier 
of the dress each layer, cutting into the design to give lift and dimension. 
Even the length of this dress could be altered, another idea of it's usability.
Here the flower has been coloured and cut multiple times, adding both
wink of stella clear and Ranger Gold stickles glue for a little sparkly magic. 
By shaping and adhering to card with foam pads and surrounding the dress with an
Old Gold Centura Pearl frame it really does make the dress pop out.
Thank you for taking a peek at another of my creations using 
Sue Dix Wedding Collection stamps. 
I look forward to sharing another with you all very soon.
Creative Hugs & Stay Safe...Tracey xxx

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Sweet Dixie Moon Card by Teresa Morgan

I have been playing with another of the beautiful Sweet Dixie dies this week. Here is the delightful Sweet Dixie Moon Die

I cut it from two shades of blue and added the paler blue stars as a contrast to the deeper blue. Some simple matting and layering keeps the design fresh and clean. The sentiment is from one of Lindsay Mason’s Sweet Dixie stamp sets. I love all the pretty pierced detail in the moon!!

Thanks for looking, I hope you enjoyed this project.

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Sweet Dixie Wedding Collection *Bouquet* by Tracey Fairgrieve

Today I'm sharing a card using the Bouquet stamp taken from the Newly released Sweet Dixie Wedding Dress stamp set  Designed by Sue Dix  from Personal Impressions.
The sentiment is taken from Sweet Dixie May This Special Day stamp set another new release from Sue's Wedding Collection.

The Bouquet has been stamped using versafine ink and coloured using Spectrum Noir Illustrator pens. Elements from the image have been picked out, stamped, coloured, cut out and layered on top to give a dimensional look. 

A few spots of Ranger Golden Rod Stickles really adds to the detail.
Another versatile stamp set with limitless use that would make a particularly wonderful 
topper for a Mother's Day Card.

Here's just a few examples of colour variations.

Thank you again for sharing your time, 
I look forward to sharing another with you soon.

Wishing you a wonderful day.. Creative Hugs from Tracey xx