Wednesday, 9 April 2014

THIS COULD BE A LONG POST.....

.... As I have loads of images to share at the moment!  Still focussing on the Challenge of the moment - Nature's Beauty - the team have certainly come up with some very beautiful ideas for us.  You can check out the Challenge itself HERE, and it would be lovely if you could join in by linking an appropriate project (using at least one Crafty Individuals product please) to the Challenge posting during this month.

Lets start with a gorgeous project by lovely Lynne Moncrieff.  Lynne has the very deserved honour of being the Guest Artist in the current issue of Stampers' Sampler.  I am just waiting for my copy to arrive.  What a clever lady she is!!

Lynne has made the background with our manuscript stamp CI-406 stamped onto fabric (loving the colours here), and then incorporated the two thistle images from CI-204...






Next I have a step by step by Gio - this is a gorgeous little hanging featuring the bird panel of CI-357 and here are the instructions followed by the images.

-cut a piece of heavy cardstock to size
-create a frame with paper, fabric, bits of flower using tacky glue
-when dry, cover the flowers with gesso
-spray with several colours of Cosmic Misters
-stamp on white silk card the image from CI-357 in pink and in black Archival ink
-adhere the pink image to the center of the cardstock
-cut some details from the black stamped image, colour them and adhere them to the main image
-attach a chain on the back of the cardstock









Such a cool way to use up any flowers you might have which are maybe in colours you don't use generally - cover them in gesso and change the colours completely with sprays!

Then Sylvie has made this superb hanging for us with CI dies and stamps, and as luck would have it she has linked to all the items she has used here on her Blog HERE.  Pop on over and check it all out soon..





Next I am loving this beautiful Nature's tag by Brenda in glorious leprechaun?! greens, and again would you believe Brenda has kindly given instructions and details of products used on her Blog HERE..




Joanna has done lovely things with our new manuscript stamp again (making it look nice and old, instead of new) - CI-406, plus our butterfly die and floral branch die ...



And to finish off tonight I have some quirky and colourful cards by Effie, using the giraffe and elephants mini plate CI-390 - aw bless - so sweet!





Well I hope you have enjoyed that mountain of images - phew! - and don't forget to link your own in soon!!

Nite, nite,

Jean x

14 comments:

rachel said...

these are amazing - love them all - thanks so much for the inspiration xx

Samantha Read said...

Marvellous samples Ladies :)

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

Doesn't this post showcase the versatility of Crafty Individuals stamps, no matter what the person's personal style is.
Jean, thank you so much for those sweet words about my Guest Artist spot.
Wishes
Lynne

ionabunny said...

Great post. So many different styles. Love the pink/purple giraffes and elephants. Thanks for sharing

Paper Profusion said...

Such fabulous and diverse creations. Well done Lynne on even further success with SS. Your leprechaun spelling is correct Jean, just wish I knew where his pot of gold was! Nicola x

Rita said...

What a fabulous array of creations. Great inspiration too. Hugs Rita xxx

Craftyfield said...

Fabulous projects from the DT!

Craftychris said...

I am in awe! Each one is stunning! xx

Coco said...

Wow!!!! What a fabulous set of new makes to celebrate the Beauty of Nature, very inspirational, thanks for sharing there Jean!! I should post my own samples quickly now on my blog too, but they are less stunning! :D Hugs, Coco xxx

Sparkly Engineer said...

Wow, loving all the mixed media beauties and thanks for the tutorial

Juliz Design Post said...

Fabulous work from a super talented design team. Julie x

Redanne said...

Well done (again) to Lynne, her work is stunning as is the rest of the work by the DT. It was worth every minute to go through each of these wonderful and diverse creations! Anne x

Sid said...

Brilliant kaleidoscope of colours and designs Jean !!

nefertiti said...

Wonderful projects from the DT, all differents and fabulous!!! bizz