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Friday, 25 May 2018

Nuts and Bolts...

Good Morning Crafters

Another sample using one of the new Woodware releases.  The Rusty Robot stamp is so stinking cute and is perfect for masculine and kids cards alike.

For this card I used an off-cut from some stenciling I had been doing with distress oxides on Kraft card as well as an off-cut from Seth Apter style painted card (made at a class last year).  The paints are available in the shop so you can have a go at making your own rusty type background. 

Your Keep on Crafting Shopping List
Kraft card
Paperartsy paints (the colours I used are Little Black Dress, Mahogany, Terracotta Buff and Mud Splat)
Sepial Archival Ink
Woodware Rusty Robot stamp set
Artistic Flair Cogs & Gears Stencil

Your Keep on Crafting shopping list to rust objects;

Imagination Crafts Rusty Patina Rustique and Verdigris.
Paperartsy Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylics Paint Translucent Smoked Paprika.

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Reuse, Recyle #5 - Tissue Paper

Good Morning Crafters

I thought it was time to share a sample using one of the new Woodware releases and some recycled stash.  

For this sample I have stamped on tissue paper.  I used a combination of Distress Oxides and Paperartsy paint on a white piece of cardstock and then adhered the stamped image using gel medium.  I sprinkled a little clear embossing powder on the light bulb to give a glassy effect.  The main base of the card is again done with distress oxides and parts of the same stamp to create a background, and finished off with Black Soot Distress Ink to darken the edges which also has the effect of lightening the centre. 

Your Keep on Crafting Shopping List
Payper Box White card stock for base card and centre and black cardstock.
Woodware Dream Machine stamp
Black Archival Ink 
Wild Honey, Fossilized Amber and Peeled Paint Distress Oxides
Paperartsy Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylic Paint - Translucent, Banana (You only need a small amount of this and a drop of water to thin it out even more.  Spread very lightly over the distress oxide background to give highlights.)
Clear Embossing Powder

Other Items;
Recycled Tissue Paper

Friday, 11 May 2018

Francoise Read workshop

Good Morning Crafters

I can't believe it's been two weeks since my last post, life got in the way for a bit but I'm back and today I wanted to share one of the cards I made at the Francoise Read workshop.  It's been one of the best received workshops we have had at Keep on Crafting, and who knows maybe there will be more workshops sharing Francoise's talent.

As a little bonus for my slack posting of late I have a short video on the technique we were taught at the workshop for those of you that missed it or just need a quick reminder.  To watch the video click here

Your Keep On Crafting Shopping List
3 colours of Distress Oxide (I have used Faded Jeans, Wild Honey and Wilted Voilet.)
Watercolour cardstock
Flowers in a Jar Woodware stamp
VersaFine ink pad
Clear Embossing powder

Other items

Baby wipe or damp cloth

Friday, 27 April 2018

Scrapbook Spring

Good Morning Crafters

If you are anything like me you will have lots of photos on your phone, pc, camera and possible even some prints, from before everything went digital. 😉  I am on a mission to scrapbook more of my photos and I want to encourage others to scrapbook their photos.  There is a great deal on scrapbooks in the shop at the moment, all designs are currently reduced from £18.99 to just £12.99!  Also with the beautiful range of 12 x 12 papers there is everthing you need to get you off to a super scrapping start! 

Your Keep on Crafting Shopping List
Craft Creations Small White Dots on Black 12 x 12 paper
Craft Creations Paw Print 12 x 12 paper
Kaiser Craft Bon Appetit Collection (Knead) 12 x 12 paper
Leane Creatief Easy Flower Die 001
Leane Creatief Easy Flower Die 002

The twine and sequins are from my stash.

Friday, 20 April 2018

Stitched Poppies

Good Morning Crafters

Today's make uses one of the recent releases from Francoise Read in the Woodware stamps range called Stitched Poppies.  I already have three more ideas on how to use this, I think it's fast becoming a favourite.

Your Keep on Crafting Shopping List
Distress Oxides; Fired Brick, Peeled Paint
Woodware Stamps; Stitched Poppies, Mixed Stem
Versafine Ink; Onyx Black
Wow Embossing Powder; Clear
Press to Impress
Zig Millennium Pens

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Nature's Love

Good Morning Crafters

Today I'm sharing a decoupaged easel card using an image from Hunkydory.  I thought this sentiment summed up this cute image perfectly.

Your Keep on Crafting Shopping List;
Hunkydory; Little Book of Wild at Heart and Woodland Wonder Wild at Heart cardstock
Distress Ink; Black Soot
Woodware Stamps; Explanations

Stencil is from my stash. 

Friday, 13 April 2018

Time Flies

Good Morning 

Another masculine card today.  I've gone a little mixed media on this. The background is made with distress oxides and the stars were created using a damp cloth through the stencil.  I have attached one of the elements with staples and created lots of layers using stamps and papers so it will still go via standard postage.

Your Keep on Crafting shopping list;
Hunkydory Little Books - Nautical and Planes, Trains & Automobiles.
Distress Oxides; Faded Jeans, Broken China, Salty Ocean
Woodware Stamps; Torn Paper Frames, Vintage Pocket Watches
John Next Door: Quatro Stars
Distress Ink; Black Soot
Archival Ink; Sepia
Wink of Stella Pen
StazOn jet black ink

All items are available from the shop (unless otherwise stated) and we hope to see you there.  Shop opening times are 10.00am - 4.00pm Tuesday - Saturday.  If you can't get to the shop you can always order online, delivery to UK and Northern Ireland is free when you spend over £5.00. Remember if you can't see what you are looking for on the website then do not hestiate to contact Mandy and she will let you know if it's in stock or whether she is able to order it.  You can also make contact via the Facebook page