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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

Summery Mag Makes

Good morning crafty friends, I hope you’re all well. It’s been a little while since I’ve posted so I thought I’d say hello! 

Since we still have some sunshine I thought I would share some summery makes with you that are featured in the September Issue of Quick Cards Made Easy Magazine…

These cards were made with Dina Wakely Media Stamps. I used Scribbly Birds and Small Flowers and Insects for this one.

The watercolour techniques were created with Spectrum Floral Aqua Markers, they can be use straight from the pen or watered down for subtle results.

For full instructions on how to create these cards then check out issue 156 of Quick Cards Made Easy.

Have a great weekend all,

S xxx

Weekend Demo Makes

Good morning crafty friends, I hope you’re all having a great week. It’s crafty chaos here as I get stuck in and get a pile of things done before we go on holiday on the 25th. I can see the light at the end of the tunnel!

I had double Docrafts demos over the weekend in Southampton and Portsmouth. Here are some of my makes from the weekend…

This is the Creativity Essentials Meadow stamp which I’ve simply water coloured and used a paintbrush to add splatters.

This simple crackle technique card was based on Mags Woodcock’s project in Creativity magazine and was very popular. Well done Mags!

This is simply the XCut Heart Frame Cut & Emboss Folder with an Anita’s Foiled Decoupage and some pretty embellishments.

Back to Christmas makes today!

Have a great day,

S xxx