Today I’m happy to be participating in Bronwyn’s 60th Birthday Blog (&Insta) Hop! This is month 4 of 6 months of hops in the lead up to Bronwyn’s special birthday in lieu of an overseas holiday which has been put on hold. What a great way to celebrate a special birthday.
This months inspiration is from the current Stampin Up Catalogue pages 60 through to 69. You should have arrived here from Catherine’s blog
If you have seen Bronwyn’s creations you know she makes amazing 3D cards.
I wanted to create something a little different and to show stamps can be used for other things other than cards and memory keeping. So I have decided to stamp onto a ready made puzzle and a calico bag, cause you have to keep the puzzle in something!
I stamped my image from Count on me with memento tuxedo black ink and coloured with SU markers and watercolour pencils. I did dab some of the colour off with a piece of paper towel. When I was happy with the colouring I restamped the image outline. When all was dry I finished by painting fabric fixative with a paintbrush over the stamped image. If you try this at home remember to put a scrap of card inside your bag to absorb the extra colour.
I have used the stamp sets Count on me (p61) and lovely you (p63) to create my puzzle design.
To create the puzzle I layed the images onto my stamparatus and stamped in quarters. Once the stamping was done I coloured with alcohol markers
I remembered to take a “before” photo after I had coloured one heart!
Thanks for stopping by and helping to celebrate in the lead up to Bronwyn’s special birthday. Next on the hop is Andrea.
If you missed a link or want to start from the start pop over to Bronwyn’s blog to get all the details of the blog and insta hops.
Did you know Uniko has been celebrating their 10th Birthday?! What a great achievement Congratulations Bev. I have had a bit of fun this month participating in various quests which Bev has been running. This is my entry for Quest #1.
This is a teeny tiny card (3″ x 3″) stamped using Big and Bold wish and Simply Said stamp sets.
I did finish this a few weeks ago however I didn’t get to meet the new member of the family until yesterday. Such a gorgeous looking bub she is too.
The quilt top is 5 1/4″ squares set in a pattern which creates diamonds. When I checked what the nursery decor was going to be I was informed “muted neutrals”. Um brown tones came to mind. Off I went fabric shopping – any excuse! I found the lovely rainbow print and chose two solids from the pattern.
The back is a simple print. I quilted around the blocks and on the diagonal on my domestic machine. I bound with the darker of the solids. Now after purchasing the fabric and I had begun construction my Ms 17 spotted a pic on instagram of the nursery and informed me there was a rainbow print on the wall in the same tones as the fabric. Whew!
Now I couldn’t give a present without a card. I stamped the onesie from TGF onto some pattern paper and fussy cut out, popped onto some white card stock and added to card base. The sentiment is from Jane’s Doodles The sky’s the limit. Love making personalised cards.
Popping in to share a few more cards I made recently. It was fun to colour these up.
This little lady from AnnaBelle Stamps was fun to colour. I Fussy cut her out and popped her up on this tag die and then onto my card front.
These 2 from Kaszazz came together super fast, simple stamping with my repositioning stamp tool.
Love the look on the bear’s face! They remind me of old story books.
A llama from Newtons Nook coloured with alcohol markers and popped up on to a background I created a while ago using a stencil, embossing paste and ink refill.
Another Llama from Newton’s Nook also coloured with alcohol markers and popped up on to a stencil/embossing paste background.
I loved the look of the pots so I stamped a few, coloured and popped 2 up with foam tabs.
I love this sentiment. So true!
So now the weather is a little cooler (for a day or so!) I intend to finish binding a quilt I made for another recent addition to the extended family. Fingers crossed I can pop back and share mid week.
It’s that time of year! Is everyone super busy? It has been very busy in my house, loads of things happening with my 4 kiddos/young adults now!
Today I’m sharing my super simple Christmas Card for Unstampabelles. This card could not be any simplier! A fab die cut in glitter paper mounted onto red card and all added to a square card base. Perfect for that last minute card!
As I am unlikely to post again before the jolly man in the red suit appears I will take this time to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a huge thank you to my followers especially the ones who take the time to leave a comment. I really appreciate my bloggy friends!