As I mentioned in my post yesterday I have recently had the pleasure of making some samples for Deb from Heaven Scent Crafts for a new range of stamps she will be releasing at the From Picture to Page Papercrafts show. These stamps are just to die for. I have been looking around for a long time for some stamps that would suit boys from say 6 onwards. I am not sure of what the brand of these stamps are but they will be available at the show and then on Debs online store or in her shop. So without further ado here they are:
Supplies: SU cardstock & ink pads, Stamps for Heaven Scent Crafts, Touch markers
I love this graffiti wall and this little boy is just so divine. I could imagine my own son standing there with his arms crossed like this saying yes which is why I thought the graffiti wall was a great background. I struggled for hours though with the layout of this card as the boy and wall are big images to be using on one card. I think by setting the wall and splashes of colour behind it at an angle have worked. I was rapt with the overall result of this card. For the wall I used my Touch markers (a cheaper version of copic). Although they are good they are no where as good as the Copic Markers but they will have to do until Christmas when I will be getting some copics from my hubby. I then used my ink pads and aqua pen to colour the boy. If you are just starting out and can not afford to be buying different colour inks plus water colour crayons etc this is a great compromise. All you do is press the lid of your SU inkpad down before you open it. This will leave a residue on the inside of the lid which you pick up with your aqua painter. It does take a bit of practice but still not a bad method. I also cut out the boy and then mounted him with foam tape.
The next card is just using the graffiti wall as the feature. I am reasonably happy with card but cant help thinking that there is something missing. My intention with this card was that you could use some more mature colours and not use the child like images and be able to make this card for a boy in his late teens. Not sure if I pulled it off but I had fun anyhow. You can see that I distressed the side of my cardstock to give the card a bit more of a disheveled look. To achieve this look all you need to do is run the inside of you scissor blade down the edge of the cardstock. Alternatively if you feel like spending money on tools rather than fun stuff like stamps (LOL) you can purchase a distressing tool.
Supplies: SU Cardstock & inkpads, SU inkpads, Stamps from Heaven Scent Crafts.
My 3rd card to show you I love as well. This image of the boy on a skateboard is just great. You can see that rather than using the whole graffiti wall I have just used the top of it. I cut the boy out and mounted him with foam tape at the top of the wall to make it look like he is skating along it. I also dabbed around him with some blue ink to give the effect of sky.
Supplies: SU Cardstock, Touch markers, SU Inkpads, stamps from Heaven Scent Crafts & Kaisercraft brads.
The last image is once again of a boy but a little different from the others. I once again have cut him out and mounted him on top of the circle to make it look like he is sitting on top of it. I have seen a few cards where they have the image sitting out of the circle so I had to give it a try, I think it looks great. I also just added some shading around him to help give more depth. I used more subdued colours this time and was once again happy with the result.
Supplies: SU Cardstock. SU inkpads, Stamp from Heaven Scent Crafts, miscellaneous embellishments.
So that was a bit of a marathon post but a lot to get through.
Now be sure if you live in Melbourne that you come down to the “From Picture to Page” Papercrafts Show this weekend and go to the stand for Heaven Scent Crafts and check out my cards in real life. I have also had the privilege of seeing some of the other stamps that Deb will be releasing and they are very cute and worth the trip. The show will also showcase other traders and a place where the kids can play and create while you have a look around. Details as follows:
The Whitehorse Club
298-336 Burwood Highway
East Burwood Reserve,
Mel Ref: 62CF
Entry Fee $8.50 adults
Kids under 12 free entry.
Anyhow till next time xox