Card making, Inspiration, Stampendous Stamps, Tutorials

Come play with the whales – an Aussie Blog Hop for Stampendous Stamps!

Calling Aussies for this great competition run by the Australian wholesaler for Stampendous stamps. Each month I will be creating a project to inspire you for the monthly blog hop competition run by The Stencil Specialists. This month we are using the cute Stylized Whale stamp designed by Fran Seiford.

 

I’ve created a watery, shell encrusted card to inspire you. I had some marbled paper scraps so it was perfect for the whale.

  • Start your card by stamping the whale onto some patterned paper. If you don’t have anything suitable, a swish of blue and green stamping dye ink or watercolour paint will give you a nice random background.
  • Fussy cut the whale.
  • Keep a portion of the paper to use as a torn layer.
  • Emboss a panel of white cardstock and ink slightly with blue and yellow dye ink.
  • Colour a scrap of cheesecloth with brown dye ink.
  • Stamp a greeting using blue ink and fussy cut close to the word.
  • Layer the card elements onto a folded card base.
  • Add some shells of different sizes – make sure you add some tiny ones as ‘barnacles’!

 

Don’t forget to also pop over to the other blogs to check out what they have created for the hop!

Julie – The Stencil Specialists

Dot Leathbridge – Ink Art Designs

Donna – Luv to Emboss

Contest details –
To enter please visit each blog post and comment on the April blog hop post. Each comment is one entry so comment on each blog and you will have three entries into the contest. Make sure you only comment once per blog. This competition is open to Australian residents only and the winner will be selected randomly by Julie after the end of April. The prize will be Cling Stylized Whale rubber stamp.

Good luck!

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Robyn Wood - Hello Flutterbye
Card making, Colour, Stampendous Stamps, Tutorials

Hello Flutterbye!

Come join the Stampendous Blog Hop……

Calling Aussies for this great competition run by the Australian wholesaler for Stampendous stamps. Each month I will be designing some inspiration cards for the monthly blog hop competitions run by The Stencil Specialists.

This month we are using the very versatile Flutterbye stamp designed by Laurel Burch.

Robyn Wood - Hello Flutterbye

 

I’ve created a bright, watercoloured card to inspire you. These cards are so quick and easy to make but look like you might have spent hours on them.

  • Start your card by stamping the image onto some watercolour paper using clear Versamark ink and emboss with clear powder.
  • Once cool, get out your watercolours and swish some colour over the image.
  • Once the paper is dry add a greeting. I’ve added a simple ‘Hello’ from the Stampendous Happy Messages set.
  • Give the butterfly a bit of bling with some self-adhesive gemstones.
  • To finish the card, tie with some ribbon in a contrasting colour, mat with complimentary cardstock and attach to a card front.

Make sure you also pop over to the other blogs to see what the designers have created –

Julie – The Stencil Specialists

Dot Leathbridge – Ink Art Designs

Donna – Luv to Emboss

Contest details –
To enter please visit each blog post and comment on the March blog hop post. Each comment is one entry so comment on each blog and you will have three entries into the contest. Make sure you only comment once per blog. This competition is open to Australian residents only and the winner will be selected randomly by Julie after the end of March. The prize will be LBCP001 Cling Flutterbye rubber stamp.

Good luck!

PS Don’t forget to subscribe to my blog so you will receive updates and sneaks for the next challenge.

Card making, Uncategorized

Stampendous Pink Your Life Blog Hop

Calling Aussies for this great competition run by the Australian wholesaler for Stampendous stamps. I will be designing some inspiration cards for the monthly blog hop competitions run by The Stencil Specialists.

This month we are featuring a cute Pink Your Life set, designed by Nicoletta Zanella called Whisper Wall. I love this sweet quartet of pretty girls; I can just imagine them chattering away.

This month I decided the quirky hats needed a touch of paper piecing so here are some steps to create my card:

  • stamp image onto white cardstock and colour with pencils, leave the hats white for the next step.
  • stamp just the ‘hats’ portion of the image onto a variety of patterned paper and trimmed out the hats.
  • glue the hats over the stamped image and you are ready to layer up the card.
  • angle the main image a touch for a bit of difference.
  • stamp the greeting ‘Hello’ from SSC109 Happy Messages onto the patterned paper layer.
  • give the greeting a bit of pop by drawing some lines around it with a black pen.

Make sure you also pop over to Julie’s blog, The Stencil Specialists, Dot Leathbridge’s blog Ink Art Designs and Donna’s blog, Luv2Emboss to check out what they have created for the hop!

Contest details –
To enter please visit each blog post and comment on the February blog hop post during February 20 to 25. Each comment is one entry so comment on each blog and you will have three entries into the contest. Make sure you only comment once per blog. This competition is open to Australian residents only and the winner will be selected randomly by Julie after February 25th. The prize will be PLCP008 Whisper Wall Cling Rubber stamp.

Good luck!

PS Don’t forget to subscribe to my blog so you will receive updates and sneaks for the next challenge.

Card making, Uncategorized

Stampendous Sunflowers – An Aussie Blog Hop

Calling Aussies for this great competition run by the Australian wholesaler for Stampendous stamps. As I mentioned in my last post, I will be designing some inspiration cards for the regular blog hop competitions run by The Stencil Specialists.

 

This month we are featuring the brand-new set of stamps and dies featuring beautiful sunflowers. These stamps and dies are so easy to use – the dies take away all that painful fussy cutting, so you get more creative time.

Make sure you pop over to Julie’s blog, The Stencil Specialists and visit Dot Leathbridge’s blog Ink Art Designs to check out what they have created for the hop!

Contest details –
To enter please visit each blog post and comment on the January blog hop post. Each comment is one entry so comment on each blog and you will have three entries into the contest. Make sure you only comment once per blog. This competition is open to Australian residents only and the winner will be selected randomly by Julie after January 31st. The prize will be CRS5094 Sunny Vase Cling Rubber Stamp Set and DCS5094 Sunny Vase Die Set.

Good luck!

PS Don’t forget to subscribe to my blog so you will receive updates and sneaks for the next challenge.

Card making

Stampendous Sunflower Stamp & Die Set

My year is off to a creative start with some new products landing on my art table. First up are this wonderful new Sunflower stamp & die set by Stampendous. Check back on Wednesday to see how I have used them for The Stencil Specialists blog hop competition. Julie has invited me to design cards that will inspire you to create – woohoo…another reason to take time out for stamping and cardmaking!

Make sure you follow Julie’s blog here so that you can keep up to date with recent releases and product competitions featuring Stampendous products. We plan to run a new blog hop competition in the final week of each month which will be open to Australian residents only.

Card making, Inspiration, Mixed media

Couture Creations 2016/17 Design Team Audition

Today I’d like to share with you a few projects selected for the Couture Creations/Ultimate Crafts Design Team call. I’ve been creating with these wonderful products over the past twelve months as part of their in-house creative team and it has been awesome to work with brand new products before they are released to the public.

Robyn Wood, Purple Salt, www.purplesalt.net

First up I have a sweet box created for my first class at Bella Paperie. It was fun to pair Debra’s beautiful hand dyed lace with pretty papers and die cuts.

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I think the use of embossing folders on an art journal page is a little unusual – I happened on the idea of using an embossing folder to impress into wet texture paste to give an extra layer of pattern.

Robyn Wood Purple Salt www.purplesalt.net
Can you see the hexagon pattern? It is a little subtle in some spots.

I’ll actually be teaching how to create this page next weekend for Bella Paperie – check out all the details within the May class listings here!

Robyn Wood - Fairy

Fairies…what little girl can’t live without fairies in her life? I still love the whimsical nature of this stamp and can’t bear to part with it.

Filename, Robyn Wood, Purple Salt

I’ll be teaching how to create this tag soon for Bella Paperie – keep an eye on their Facebook page for details.

Robyn Wood - Happy Birthday

I like to use a bit of contrast in my cards and what better one than black and white?

Robyn Wood - hello

Well hello…the perfect type of card for any occasion!

Robyn Wood - thank you

Over the years my favourite dies have morphed from filagree frame types such as the fairy card above, to diecut geometrics such as this one. They are so versatile for cards, scrapbooking and also as a texture feature in art journaling.

I hope you have enjoyed this look through some of my creations – wish me luck!!

Stitch, Robyn Wood, Purple Salt
Card making, Darkroom Door

A Stitchy Happy Birthday

This textured card was great for using up lots of the bits and bobs that seem to hang around my craft room. I hate throwing away scraps of paper or fabric but I never quite know what to do with them so this card seemed a good solution.

Stitch, Robyn Wood, Purple Salt

It was fun to gather a bunch of bits & pieces to add to the card, it looked quite a mess until the end!

This card has been shared on the Darkroom Door blog and you can find details of how it was made and others using the same stamp here.

Stitch corset, Robyn Wood, Purple Salt
Card making, Darkroom Door, Tutorials

Cut & Sew Corset

The Darkroom Door Stitch Word Block stamp pairs beautifully with a variety of different Darkroom Door images. For this card I have used one of the vintage corset stamps from the Darkroom Door Corsetry set.

Stitch corset, Robyn Wood, Purple Salt

To make the card:

  • Stamp Darkroom Door Stitch Word Block onto white cardstock using black Archival ink and trim closely. Layer twice with cardstock and tie with ribbon towards the bottom of the wording.
  • Stamp corset from Darkroom Door Corsetry stamp set onto white cardstock using black Archival ink and trim closely. Watercolour with a Worn Lipstick Distress marker using an Aquash brush. Make some areas of the corset darker, such as the centre closure and the trim by direct colouring with the marker. Affix a few tiny pink pearls and attach to cardfront with foam tape.
  • Punch foliage from green patterned paper and add to the corset along with a paper flower. Highlight the flower with a touch of glitter.

Stitch corset, Robyn Wood, Purple Salt

Supplies:

Don’t forget to pop over here to the Darkroom Door blog to see the rest of the projects made with this unique word block.

Card making, Darkroom Door

Discover the serenity…

I created this tag to remind me of the good things about going into the Australian bush. There is something about the smells and sounds that are quite unique. While our bush can be deadly, it is quite serene and in some parts it is easy to feel a million miles away from civilisation.

Forest Tag

As a family we have been lucky to travel to different parts of our country in our 4WD. We were members of a 4WD club for many years when our boys were younger so had some access to local state forests that aren’t so accessible now.

Pop over here to the Darkroom Door blog to see a bunch of different options for using the same stamp.