August 2017

More Gorjuss Girls

Good morning crafty friends, I hope you’re all having a productive week. I’ve managed to get loads done this week so am looking forward to a long weekend off.

I wanted to share some more recent demo makes today featuring my favourite girl Gorjuss….

This beach inspired card was made with the Santoro Gorjuss A4 Ultimate Die Cut and Paper Pack.

I used the XCut Oceanic Large Die for the cute waves and starfish and the sentiment is from the Capsule Elements Pigment range.

This is another mix of ranges. The sentiment, paper and craft tape is all Capsule Elements Pigment. Cute Gorjuss is from the Santoro A4 Colour Me In book.

I’ve simply coloured her with Artiste Watercolour Pens mixed with water and applied with a brush then nestled her in flowers made using the XCut Meadow Flowers Die.

Work is calling!

Have a great day,

S xxx

A New Take On Willow

Good morning crafty friends how are we all? Am having to do lots of hospital visits this week so it has not been as productive as I would’ve liked but hey, I’m plodding on!

I wanted to share a card I made at one of my demos at the weekend which I particularly enjoyed making…….

I wanted to have another play with the Santoro Marie Antoinette Willow Stamp again which I mixed with papers from the Capsule Elements Pigment range.

I started by rubbing a purple Gelato across the top of a Pigment paper, spritzing with water then letting the drips run down. While that was drying I stamped the main image on white card and various Pigment papers with a dye ink pad.

I watered down my purple Gelato on an acrylic block and applied to areas of the image with a brush for a watercolour effect. I then paper pieced the flowers, birds etc on top.

Finally I added a sentiment, stamped butterflies, tiny gems and a lick of iridescent glitter to finish. 

I thoroughly enjoyed making this card and hope to have more of a play with the Santoro Willow range very soon. It’s now available at your local docrafts stockist.

Have a great day!

S xxx

More Metallic Makes

Good morning crafty friends, how’s your week been? It’s been pretty busy here and I’ve had two docrafts demos over the weekend so no rest for me! I have some more magazine makes to share today that feature in the October issue of Papercraft Inspirations…

These makes feature the Capsule Elements Metallics range from docrafts, perfect for every occasion and recipient.

I used the XCut Star Aperture Cut & Emboss Folder for these makes and mixed them with star dies.

I used the XCut Filigree Heart Mini Die for these Makes to add a romantic touch.

You can find the Capsule Elements Metallics range at your local docrafts stockist.

Papercraft Inspirations issue 169 is available now.

Enjoy your week!

S xxx

Welcome Willow!

Good morning crafty friends, how’s your week been? It’s been a busy one here this week and it’s not over yet, one more commission to finish, plus a docrafts demonstration, then I can relax.

So….being a massive Santoro fan I have been eagerly awaiting the new Santoro Willow range from docrafts. Finally I managed to get my mitts on one of the fabulous new stamps and created this…..

This card was made for the July Issue of Creativity magazine and I used the Santoro Willow Marie-Antoinette Colour Me In Rubber Stamp.

As you can see, the fine detail on this stamp is amazing, I used Artiste Dual Tip Watercolour Pens mixed with water and applied with a small brush to achieve this look.

The main image was cut out and mounted on an acetate card blank. I then stamped lots of flowers on a sheet from the Santoro Willow 12 x 12″ Paper Pack and tucked them around the image.

As a final flourish I added several stamped butterflies which were mounted on strips of acetate and added a touch of sparkle with a little iridescent glitter glue.

The Santoro Willow range should be hitting your local docrafts stockist now. The July Issue of  Creativity and lots of other fabulous goodies can be found at the docrafts shop.

Have a great weekend,

S xxx