Saturday, 18 October 2014

Tando Animals Week


The theme this week at Tando is animals - and as anyone who sees my Facebook shares will know, my fave animals are bats! This also means I love Halloween, so here's a card featuring a pair of winged beauties in a spooky, misty Halloween scene!


I used the Tando Minis Bats for my main focal point, simply painting them black for a silhouette effect.

The moon is created using a circle mask around which I blended Distress Inks. I then used the negative of the circle to add some light yellow colouring and speckled stamping in grey to the moon, giving it more detail.

The Stampendous landscape stamp is added in grey to make it look like it's shrouded in mist. Finally I placed the bats silhouetted against the full moon and added a sentiment by Stampotique.

Hope you like! Happy Hauntings!!!

K x

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Andy Skinner Workshop


Here's my journal from a recent class I did with Moxley Massive and Andy Skinner. I adore this rust effect and I got the DecoArt paints already so I can do it again :).

Andy's lovely version is below but I wanted to go more feminine with mine.


So I used these lush new Da Vinci stamps from Rubber Dance - they are just so gorgeous, an homage to one of my favourite artists.

DAV1-L Da Vinci

Katy xx

Sunday, 12 October 2014

In Flight Slide Mailer for Rubber Dance


I fell in love the Vintage Birds stamps we were sent in this month's DT package - this set is so versatile with lots of great images. Plus I am just a sucker for birds!

I decided to make an altered slide mailer with my stamps - all the info and pics of what's hiding inside can be found on the Rubber Dance blog.



Below are the gorgeous stamps I used for this make:

B2-L - Vintage Birds

I loved making this!

Katy x

Monday, 6 October 2014

Warhol Inspired for Rubber Dance

I've been inspired by Andy Warhol today for this quick and colourful card make, created using TR1-L: Travel set from Rubber Dance. At first glance this set shouts vintage but I wanted to use it in a different way.

I started by dividing my card into four with very light pencil lines, then stamped the image in four different primary shades of Archival, once into each of the segments. To finish I stamped the word 'Discover' in black ink and drew a line around the edge to frame.


Don't forget to play along with this month's challenge over at the Rubber Dance blog.

Hope you like my card - see you soon!

Katy x

Saturday, 4 October 2014

Tando Inchies Week


For Tando inchies week I made a little pair of earrings using the Tando Inchies Straight pack of shapes. These are great cheap Xmas gifts as the inchies cost just £1.90 and you get lots in a pack. They make great earrings because they are so lightweight. While they are not totally weather-proof, a coat of varnish will prolong their life - just don't wear them in a hurricane!!!

I firstly rounded two of the edges with a Corner Chomper to give a more pleasing shape. I then gessoed the shapes before adding a layer of Viva Decor Precious Metal Colour in Emerald then heat embossing the Rubber Dance background in gold. I edged the pieces with gold Krylon and sealed with varnish before finishing with a few crystals.

Why not make a matching pendant too?

Lots and lots of inchie inspiration over on the Tando blog this week - check it out!

Katy x

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Rubber Dance October Colour Challenge


It's Rubber Dance Challenge time again! This month's colour scheme is a favourite of mine - gorgeously vintage!


My challenge make uses the gorgeous TR1-L: Travel and BK1-RG: Collage Elements 1 stamp sets. My background is stamped with the world image and layered with pages from an old map. Alongside various stamped images from the sets I used some bits of Tim Holtz ephemera.


In this close up you can see how I crumpled or dog-eared and inked some of the stamped elements to age them. Crumple and open out the stamped items before adding sepia and brown toned inks to the edges and creased areas. Don't forget to ink the back of the image too where that part will be visible.

Can't wait to see what you make for the challenge!

Katy x
TR1-L: Travel
BK1-RG: Collage Elements 1

Friday, 26 September 2014

Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers Blog Hop


My first DT blog hop - how exciting! This blog hop is between Rubber Dance and the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers. The Sisterhood is a fab challenge group with a healthy dose of attitude - love it!


I used the Sarcasm Superpower stamps to make this fun journal page. I stamped with real lemons to create the page which was great fun! I let the cut lemon dry out a little before I used it (you want it to dry out slighly but not shrivel). For the cut-out lemons, I stamped with Archival Ink and then blended over the images with Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink. MAKE SURE you apply the ink to a heat proof mat and pick up the ink with the lemon from there - you don't want to get lemon juice onto your inkpads! For the background I sprayed a variety of citrus inks before adding stamping with the Rubber Dance Diamonds background and the lemon again, this time in green. All finished with that wonderful Sarcasm Superpower sentiment!

This awesome set of quirky Sarcasm Superpower stamps from Rubber Dance is up for grabs in the hop! Simply leave a comment on each blog in the hop for your change to win!

Sarcasm Superpower set

Your next stop on the hop is: Gabriele

Here's the link list in case you get lost along the way ;).
Happy hopping and good luck in the prize draw!

Katy x