My turn for the blog this week…. well I thought I would get away from everything Christmas as all I seem to have done for weeks is Christmas related, as much fun as that is I am always quite glad to get back to flowers and pretty things…….
I thought I would share with you my very first ever Thirsty Brush make. As soon as I got my hands on the first release I knew my first make had to be a scrapbook page. Scrapbooking was how I got into crafting initially so I do tend to fall back there quite frequently. This is my son and I last year outside the Houses of parliament in London after we had been inside for a tour.
So let’s get started with a little run through on how I created it….
You will need:
A lovely photo!
Versafine Onyx Black ink pad
Distress Oxide inks – Broken China, Cracked Pistachio, Squeezed Lemonade
Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen – Clear Overlay
Anna Marie Designs Mont Blanc Card stock
Black fine liner pen
1. Cut a piece of card stock to 8” x 8”
2. Onto a glass mat or plastic sheet put some of the ink and spritz with water
3. Gently dab the right had corner area of the 8” x 8” card into the ink, just dabbing gently will create the small spots of colour rather than big splodges. Dry with a heat gun.
4. Clean off the ink and repeat again with the next colours, making sure to dry between each colour change (to avoid the colours bleeding together).
5. On a separate piece of white card stamp the largest frame from the stamp set in the black ink. On larger stamps like these I like to use a stamping platform as you can keep over stamping until you are really happy with the finished result.
6. Die cut the frame using the co-ordinating dies.
7. Lay some of the same oxide colours onto your craft mat and add a little water to create “the paint” to colour your stamped frame. Paint the flowers and leaves using a paintbrush.
8. Dry off the ink with a heat gun, then add sparkle highlights with the sparkle pen.
9. Take your photo and attached to the rear of the frame.
10. Attach the frame to the “8 x 8” inked background card using foam pads.
11. Then stamp the “Good Vibes Only” (one of my faves!) directly onto the background.
12. Finally using a fine liner black pen freehand draw a frame all around the edge of the card.
These days too many of our lovely pics end up just sitting on our phones or tablets… So I hope you dig out some of your photos and have a go… let’s start to show them off properly….. There are so many beautiful frames available from Thirsty Brush to use in this way,
Hope you are all having a lovely Christmas and managing to squeeze in some crafty time in between all the festivities…. See you in 2019….
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