Saturday, 7 April 2012

A Few of my Favourites

I have loved all of the products in the latest Docrafts creativity promotion and have made innumerable samples. Most of them are displayed in my gallery on the Docrafts website but I thought I would just select a few of my favourites to show on my blog. Hope you like them too :)
This cute little character is called Boofle.
Mr. Cool has been stamped onto Boofle paper and textured with one of the background stamps.
The black background has been created using the Buttons embossing folder and some of the buttons have been highlighted with Anitas 3D gloss.
Boofle Birthday Boy  is a decoupage image and he stands out nicely against all the Boofle papers.
The bunting is made using the smallest scallop bunting die with letters stamped onto them. They have been strung onto some wool and hung across the card to give a kinetic effect.
Faux stitching stamps have been used on both of the cards and give an extra finishing touch.
 Both of these cards are made using the Bookprint Papers. I adore these and love to ink them to give a distressed effect.
For the 21st birthday stepper card, I have also used the co-ordinating Birdsong stamps and Typography number stamps. Everything has been stamped and inked in either light brown or black.
The Matryoshka Doll card has been inked and coloured with an ancient page Bordeaux ink pad, shaded using a waterbrush.
The metal embellishment has been made using a triple embossing technique and a stamp from the round the world set.

These cards have been made using the lovely new heartwarmers sentiments toppers.
I have used basic square cards with one side folded to create an easel support and an extra half card stuck on to give a high easel back. The cards are covered in papers from the Boofle collection which co-ordinate perfectly with the toppers and flowers.
The enchanted fairies range includes a pack of glittered papers, stamps, toppers and decoupage which all co-ordinate beautifully.
The apricot card is simply matted and layered. The scalloped mat has also been hole-punched to add extra detail.
The new style foldies card is a real mix of everything. Papers, decoupage and sentiments on the front, papers, scenes and stamped images inside. The stamped fairies are coloured directly onto the stamp with brushstroke pens, then the multi-coloured image is finished off with a water brush. All the edges are highlighted with irridescent glitter to give an extra bit of fairy magic.

Michael Powell is another new addition to the Docrafts range.
The 6x6 foldie card has been matted with colourful textured card and each face shows a the same Michael Powell Chapel stamp coloured in a different medium. Hopefully a style for every taste.
The other card is made using images from the MP designstax pad. Three identical images have been cut and layered to give a 3D effect. The co-ordinating matted layers are also in the same pad. The ribbon slider is a button from the Booffle button bag and makes a lovely faux buckle.

These cards are both made using the same stamp and show the different looks that can be achieved using different colouring mediums.
The bright colourful image is coloured using alcohol markers. A strip of double sided tape covered in cousins beads mimics the pathway in the image.
The 2nd card is much more subtle. The whole image has been coloured using just one brown watercolour pen applied with a waterbrush to give shade and tone. The very edge of the card has been coloured with the same wash too, then faux stitching has been drawn on by hand. Boofle gingham paper and buttons complete the homespun effect.

So many lovely craft products to play with.
Hope you enjoy using them as much as I have :)






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