Thursday, 13 August 2015

VERY CREATIVE PEOPLE.....

There are indeed some very creative people in the world!  Here are three people who have shared their lovely work with us recently....

A lady called Carol, in Australia, makes these beauties using our couples stamps CI-402 and CI-439.  She creates her own stunning backgrounds.....




I adore them all!

Lesley, a friend of ours who is now the proud owner of Chocolate Baroque, made this delightful card using a Chocolate Baroque bird stamp and a sheet from our new 'Weekend in Seville' Background Book.....


So pretty....
Artist's Tip: Lesley used a white sticky label to stamp the bird's body, and then coloured with coloured pencils - what a good idea!

A lady called Jane Castle made this fabulous card using our new XL Floral Festival background stamp....


It has a lovely soft oriental look about it on this card - so beautiful!

Next I want to tell you that our very own super talented Gio has made a new YouTube video showing us how to colour a face perfectly with coloured pencils.  Loving this!: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wViruCefxi8&feature=youtu.be  Gio is using her own stamp designs which you will find HERE.

I have some images by Gio to show you using CI-441...




So do take a look at that very helpful video!

Here is another superb make by Gio, with steps, to create a very decorative little ornament.....

1-Glue some metallic charms on the birdhouse roof with embossing paste or heavy gel medium
2-Glue some lace on the little opening
3-Glue the mini image from the glossy A4 sheet 'Domino'
4-Paint with black acrylic paint
5-Highlight the texture with metallic acrylic paints. Stamp on 2 little strips of book pages the sentiment from the CI-256 rubber stamp plate and glue them to the side of the birdhouse. Add embellishments.








..... And the finished article....





Wow!

Back soon with more,

Jean x




 





17 comments:

Julie Osborne said...

great projects jean love gio`s birdhouse julie x

ionabunny said...

Love Carols people cards. So dimensional. Great tip and bird from Lesley. Lovely little birdhouse from Gio. Hugz

Gio said...

Wow, the cards with the painted background are amazing! Love especially the one with Ayers Rock, so Australian!!

Cazzy said...

Gorgeous backgrounds! I love the little birdhouse and the beads for feet is a great idea.

Florence said...

Oh Wow! What a treat. Such fabulous projects from everyone. What Carole has made and how she has used the couples stamps is just amazing.
Florence x

Asha said...

WOW! The couples cards are mind-blowingly awesome. Amazing backgrounds.

Nefertiti/sylvie said...

Wow!!! Fabulous cards from Carol. And I love the little birdhouse from Gio.
Hugs
Sylvie

Craftyfield said...

I am bowled over by the watercolour backgrounds the Australian lady painted! Gio's projects are fantastic as usual and I enjoyed watching her work in the video. The pastel as blush is a great idea.

Dora said...

Beautiful cards! so pretty what you do with the stamps.
also the wooden thing that is totally beautiful decorated. you see nothing in back that is be a wooden thing.
I want you to know that I have put a card made with your stamps on my blog. maybe you want to see it.

http://dora-knutselhoekje.blogspot.com/2015/08/bloementuin-met-vlinders.html

kind regards, Dora

Linda49 said...

I love the cards made by Carol. Do you have her blog details ?

Jean Hardy said...

Thanks for great comments folks, and thank you Dora for your link, your make is lovely indeed!
Sorry Linda I'm afraid Carol doesn't have a blog, which is such a great pity.
Jean x

Daniele said...

wow just loving those backgrounds, wonderful scenery, and Gios little bird house is adorable
hugs x

Gerrina said...

Stunning artwork each one! Thanks for sharing and inspiring ladies!

Coco said...

Triple wow tonight!!!!
A first big Wow for all the three cards made by Carol.. So perfect and beautiful, I'm jealous! :)
A second wow for Lesley and Jane's cards, delightful, the colouring is fantastic!!
And then I see Gio's cards and her little bird house... And Wow again haha!!
Thanks for sharing Jean.
I'm still keeping my last samples for me for the moment.. But I will certainly send you all these photos at some time.
Hugs, Coco Xx

Rein said...

Stunning projects!

thecobweboriumemporium said...

Found your blog via a fellow blogging friends blog and so thrilled that I did. I LOVE the projects you've shared here and cannot pick a favourite because they're all so fabulous. Thank you for sharing all this fabulous art work with us.
Blessings ~ Cobs.

Jean Hardy said...

Thanks Cob and all, your kind comments warm our hearts xx