All posts for the month December, 2014

Cards & Tree Decorations

Published December 28, 2014 by isisimaginings

Hello, thanks so much for all the kind comments on my recent posts, I appreciate each & every one.

I made today’s cards back at the beginning of December. Some needed to be mailed early & some I was just playing with ideas.

This one is copied from somewhere, but I can’t remember where. I used Brusho colours & I think the original was distress inks………..

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Same as above, but with white embossing, which I masked off before adding the colour……….

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The background on this card is a Hero Arts stamp – Beaded Curtain? – I inked it with distress inks. The large star was die cut from white card onto which I brayered Diamond Sparkle Medium……

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More white embossing & Salty Ocean distress ink……….

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White sparkle embossing & Brusho………..

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To finish, two MDF Christmas tree decorations………

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PaperArtsy Crackle Glaze (am rubbish at using Crackle Glaze at the moment) & Fresco paints, Sparkle Medium, Glossy Accents.

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Thanks again.



My First Stampotique Christmas

Published December 26, 2014 by isisimaginings

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas Day.

Long ago, in the mists of time, I fell in love with Stampotique stamps. I loved the imagery & the strange characters & I kept promising myself that I would buy some. But other things got in the way, the stamps are expensive – wood mounted & excellent quality – and time went on. But a few weeks ago, Art From The Heart had a brief sale & I could resist no longer. I bought just two stamps; Top Knot & Moth Fab.

And here’s the first card I made, using Moth Fab………

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The background is Brusho colours, Portfolio pink pastel & stencilling with Orange Blossom Archival ink. The stars are a freebie stamp from Craft Stamper magazine, in 2013, I think. I added clear Wink of Stella to them.

I coloured Moth Fab with Fibralo pens & used clear Wink of Stella on her dress, the tree is from Papermania & has been in my stash for years.

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I think that, to celebrate my first Stampotique project, I’m going to enter this card in the current Stampotique blog challenge, SDC176. The theme is ‘Anything Goes’, so why not?

Thanks for looking.



Brusho Christmas Cards

Published December 24, 2014 by isisimaginings

I had ideas for multi-layered Christmas cards, with lots of details, but as I got busier all those ideas went out the window. I needed to make a lot of cards & I needed to make them fast.

I took sheets of watercolour card & pots of Brusho colours & got to work……….


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Red, Ultramarine & Orange………….

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Red, Yellow & Emerald Green………….

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These were splattered with a mix of Imagination Crafts’ Gold Brocade Silkies & water.

Turquoise & Ultramarine……………

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Red, Turquoise & Ultramarine………

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These were splattered with a mix of Silver Satin Silkies & water.

The snowflake is a Memory Box die & the wreath is from the Tim Holtz Regal Crest die.

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Not your traditional Christmas cards, but better than nothing.

I wish you all the happiest of Christmases, see you on the other side………



You Can’t Have Christmas Without Poinsettia

Published December 23, 2014 by isisimaginings

Well, of course you could, but I needed a title. Anyway, here are two more of my cards for Christmas. This one has gold embossing powder heat set over a reddish-pink Gelato………….

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This one is Weathered Wood, Dusty Concord & Seedless Preserves distress inks through a stencil, followed by silver Sparkle Medium……….

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A close up of the silver foiled effect………

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I made two more cards sing this technique & you can find out more in this post for the Lisa B Designs blog.

Thanks for visiting my blog.


‘Snow Good, I’m A Bad Blogger

Published December 22, 2014 by isisimaginings


Yes, it’s been ages. I can’t seem to get back into the blogging habit, but I’m going to schedule a few posts of Christmas projects for the next week & see how it goes.

First up is the project that was made at the Lisa B Designs Christmas party classes almost three weeks ago. I only made mine yesterday……………..

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I’m so out of practice that I hardly got any crackle, despite three attempts. I used Ice Blue Fresco paint from PaperArtsy, with Snowflake Fresco on top………..

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The poinsettia are from a stamp by Anna Marie Designs. I edged the letters with silver Treasure Gold.

That’s it. Thanks for looking.