Wednesday, 16 April 2014

DELICIOUS DELIGHTS....

More from the Team - delicious delights indeed! Nature is particularly delightful at the moment with some lovely Spring sunshine on those very pretty Spring flowers, and the Team have been ever so busy creating the following Nature's Beauty lovelies for you.

Lynne has been concentrating on using Linda's drawings of meadow grasses and flowers from CI-395 - a great stamp set that gives you the chance to build your own meadow, or indeed use them individually as Lynne has done here (loving the texture Lynne!)...






And finally here is a card from Lynne again which uses CI-385 - the complete set of the Summer Meadow images..


Joanna has chosen CI-191 to feature on her beautiful card below, with a little extra help from our butterfly die too...



And Helen has picked the right royal bird from CI-378 as her so very lovely focal point here....





Coco has made a delightful card with part of CI-407 and CI-364, plus our floral branch die      .....



And to finish I have a very cool step-by-step by creative Gio to inspire you.  Gio is a true master of altered art here - as who else but Gio would have decided to alter their Cuttlebug!!?!...

-cover the Cuttlebug with book pages using gel medium or a strong glue
-stamp the bottom using the CI-395 with different colours of Archival ink
-cover with a thin layer of gesso to soften the background
-spray lightly with a cosmic mister
-overstamp randomly using the same CI-395 plate
-create some texture with a stencil and a crackle' paste
-stamp the elephant and the giraffes on the white silk card with the CI-390 and Coffee Archival ink
-colour the stamped animals with Distress Inks
-adhere the stamped images to the Cuttlebug with tacky glue
-paint the upper side of the Cuttlebug with a metallic acrylic paint














Well done everyone - and please leave a comment if you have enjoyed the display tonight!  We have 12 fabulous entries so far in this month's Challenge, but we are still waiting for YOUR entry I think, to add to the window HERE!



Back with you again soon with more from Coco, Brenda, Helen and others
!


Jean x  

12 comments:

Joanna said...

Beautiful projects. I love the great idea to alter cuttlebug! Joanna

Jane said...

Such lovely projects I love the wildflower set...so useful x

rachel said...

amazing projects - love them all very much - would never have thought to alter a cuttlebug! Wow!!!! Hugs rachel xx

Caroline said...

Oh My, absolutely wonderful creations from beautiful vintage to gorgeous colours & textures & then the marvel who is Gino (altering a grand calibur???).
So much talent from all of you! Tfs :))

Craftyfield said...

Another set of gorgeous makes by the DT. Gio's Cuttlebug customisation is wonderful.

ionabunny said...

Love that butterfly die. Gio has improved the look of the cuttlebug. Love the wild animals in the wild colours. So cool

Redanne said...

All of the projects are beautiful - I just love that Gio altered her Cuttlebug too!

Coco said...

Gorgeous projects, thanks for sharing Jean! Today I love especially the ones by Gio (fantastic ha ha!!) and Lynne (she has made a wonderful use of this single but great stamp indeed, the CI-395) wow.. the other samples are really lovely too! Hugs, Coco X

Julie Osborne said...

lovely projects

Craftychris said...

Wow, such awesome projects. The altered Cuttlebug is amazing! xx

Lucy Edmondson said...

What beautiful work by everyone! Gio's Cuttlebug is so delightful, imaginative, and exquisitely done. Would love a day inside your head, Gio!!

Lucy x

Carole Z said...

All of these creations are absolutely stunning, but I am lost of words with the altered cuttlebug! Now I want to do mine! Amazing! X