Monday, 3 August 2020

Masterboard Monday.

 Welcome to all my new followers, hope you enjoy the journey.

I am here today to show you a card made with this Masterboard:



If you were around last week you might remember these Masterboards that I made using the Gelli Plate.


Today I'm going to show you another card I've made using these papers.
The stamps are by Andy Skinner for Stampendous. The small ammonite stamp is by Hero Arts.
The circular text stamp is by Crescendoh.


I've added some stencilling (Woodware) and the lines are made using the edge of the stamp block.


And there we are all finished. 
I trimmed a section of the masterboard and edged it with a die by Memory Box and inked it then just added some Altenew enamel dots.


I couldn't resist using one of my favourite techniques and stamped the back of the card too.


I finished this one in the same way but used a different edging die.


Hope you enjoyed watching me make these cards and I would love to hear your comments.

Many thanks for stopping by and happy crafting,

Angela x

Friday, 31 July 2020

Friday Fun Day with Smiles.

Welcome to all my new followers, hope you enjoy the journey.

Angela here again to show you what I've been up to this week though it will be a quick post as I have a few jobs to do today as they are hopefully! coming to fix the hole in the ceiling tomorrow, fingers crossed.

My mum is doing well and we've been doing her shopping and visiting her.
Stan went to the vet's on Monday for teeth cleaning, he was not impressed and came home with a variety of medication and a lot fewer teeth.



Here he is resting after his long day.


This was his bandage that they used on his leg, quite like it, very Rambo style Lol!

I have tried everything to keep his teeth clean but to no avail so I've put them both onto 'PlaqueOff' in the hope it might help but we'll see. 
Maisie is off for her teeth cleaning on Saturday.


They've finished the tree lopping in the park.


It was one large tree.




They have left the logs in the park and they are big!


And finally for today.


The swans in the park have decided that the geese are not welcome any more and he is keeping them all out of the lake as far as possible, what a bully!

Have a great weekend everyone and
 thanks for stopping by.

And if you would like some more smiles you just need to pop over to see what our other friends have been doing this week at Annie's for
"This Week's Smiles" and you can also share your  smiles too.


Angela x

Wednesday, 29 July 2020

WOYWW -582 # What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday.

Welcome to all my new followers, hope you enjoy the journey.

Hi Workdesk friends. 
Here we are for another Wednesday at the Workdesk. 
I am here again to show you:

"What's on my Workdesk this Wednesday".

If you don't know what this is all about then please visit the
 
Stamping Ground, our host Julia will explain.



So here is my desk for today!



Slightly staged for my dear followers.
As promised I am showing you some Gelli prints.
The paints on the left are Eco Green Crafts Acrylics. They are made from Natural pigments and the tubes are recycled plastic where possible. You may notice on the left that I seemed to have gained yet another exploding box!


This is a close up for you of the prints that I posted here on Monday and if you would like to see more you can find all the info here:
Now I did say that this was staged because I am actually working on my tube box at the moment, hopefully you will see that soon.

So that's me done for today a nice quick post.

 Thanks for stopping by and hope you will pop over and join in the visits around the other desks.

 I'm off now to see what everyone else is up to.
Have a great woyww 
and 
happy crafting,


Angela x

Monday, 27 July 2020

Masterboard Monday.

 Welcome to all my new followers, hope you enjoy the journey.

I am here today to show you a card made with this Masterboard, well one of them at least:




I always find when I start using the Gelli Plate it's difficult to stop so quite a few samples to work with.


And a finished card too.
Despite the distraction I did get round to using one of the samples. 


The method used for this sample is one that Kate Crane often uses where small blobs of paint are placed onto the plate 


and then you use a brayer to spread the ink but this must be done carefully so as not to mix the colours which could create mud.


I'm using Acrylic paint for this project stamping it with some Carabelle texture plates and toilet rolls.
The paint must be moist for the paper to lift it but if it's dry just cover the whole thing with a thin coat of white or a pale colour and then apply the paper. Any colour left on the plate can also be lifted in this way.


I used the same texture plate to stamp onto the card blank.
The first one was stamped with a full ink load and then I used up was was left by stamping the card with small sections of the stamp to give a grungy Look.

There are many ways to create the design but I find it's better to choose just a few tools for the job at least to begin with say three different things.


I like to keep all my Gelli stuff together at the ready and that is one tip I would give you, always make sure you have everything before you start and that includes the paper you intend using.


I like to place my Gelli plate on a craft mat but you could use a sheet of paper just as long as the surface is flat and smooth.


The samples you see here were made with Sellotape and then any left-over spaces were gilded but you could add mica powders or glitters, anything that would stick to the sellotape.


These samples were done on black card which gives a different finish. I used stencils and bubble wrap on 
these.


Always clean the plate thoroughly before putting it away (baby wipes are good) but do this carefully as it is possible to damage the surface. 
Often you will see artists saying that you don't need to clean the plate during the process but just watch out for any paint that clumps as pressure  again could mark the plate. 
This plate has been used several times but still looks almost like new. 
The same goes for the brayers (rollers), clean these thoroughly when you've finished. 


One more look at the card and a close up of the print.


I also used up some of the die cut waste on the card. I quite liked those and it seemed a shame to waste them then finished off with a die cut sentiment and some enamel dots.

I would love to hear your comments and any tips for this technique.

Many thanks for stopping by and happy crafting,

Angela x

Friday, 24 July 2020

Friday Fun Day with Smiles.

Welcome to all my new followers, hope you enjoy the journey.
Angela here again to show you what I've been up to this week.




Just had to show you this one!
Stan jumped up onto the sofa just has hubby was logging in to his lap top and the daft dog managed to press several keys but it was the wrong password. 
He will have to try again another time......actually I'm sure he will Lol!


In the park the cygnets are getting even bigger.


They were not hanging about for their photos today.


So off they went.


Maisie had a sniff round while I took the photos.
You'll be pleased to know that she had her tests and they are just fatty lumps. The vet showed us what he got out from them and there is nothing to worry about there.
Not that she'll be very happy because the result came back okay I've booked them both in for teeth cleaning......I need to take out a mortgage to pay for it! but they are worth it.


A few garden pics.



Making the cabin look more homely with some plants and seating.


I also have a new water butt too which by the way is full already Lol!


The apples are getting bigger.




And the pears too.


Bonsai looking good.


The wind chime sounds lovely when you're up there as it has a very delicate tone.


The daisies are showing their faces too.


And naturally you will want to see a few doggie funnies before you go.



Have a great weekend everyone and
 thanks for stopping by.

And if you would like some more smiles you just need to pop over to see what our other friends have been doing this week at Annie's for
"This Week's Smiles" and you can also share your  smiles too.


Angela x

Wednesday, 22 July 2020

WOYWW -581 # What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday.

Welcome to all my new followers, hope you enjoy the journey.

Hi Workdesk friends. 
Here we are for another Wednesday at the Workdesk. 
I am here again to show you:

"What's on my Workdesk this Wednesday".

If you don't know what this is all about then please visit the
 
Stamping Ground, our host Julia will explain.



So here is my desk for today!


Not much to see today but I have new stamps and some finished cards.


New AALL and Create stamps and a half finished card. 
I've made a few of these but not completed them deliberately so that I can use them for whatever greeting is required at the time.
The tub on the right is Stamperia ceramic powder to use in moulds. It looks a bit like Plaster of Paris.


The toilet roll is going to be used for stamping on my Gel plate and the little thing that looks like a light bulb will hold glitter. 
The stamps on the right are new and by Dark Room Door.
As everything else is just the usual stuff I'll leave you with that.

I did post another card on my Masterboard Monday this week which you can find here if you'd like to see it. I've been using up some leftovers.


There have been quite a few people interested in the UTEE stamping and I'll have to do it again soon so you can see how it's done but it really is easy. 

You need to make sure that the stamp is heat resistant which is why I prefer to use rubber stamps though I know Clarity stamps are okay too.
So that's me done for today.

 Thanks for stopping by and hope you will pop over and join in the visits around the other desks.

 I'm off now to see what everyone else is up to.
Have a great woyww 
and 
happy crafting,


Angela x
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