I'm not sure what the weather is like where you are but it's anything but summer-like here. The only good thing is it's perfect for crafting.
I have even started on my Christmas creations!
Back to today, though....
This card is made with the Tonic Studios Array of Hearts sleeve die set and part of the With Love Decorative Duo die set. The paper came with this month's Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine. I've only added some Nuvo Crystal Gems because the paper and dies are already quite ornate.
I can't get enough of the gorgeous Folk Art Marbling Paint from Plaid. The flow/pouring medium is already incorporated in it so you can create lots of different results with it as well as the more obvious marbling effect. I've blown the paint into petal shapes here with a straw.
Another flower canvas - Folk Art Marbling Paint from Plaid Crafts puddles blown into petal shapes with a straw. The background is white marbling paint dragged over pink with damp kitchen roll. This should come with a warning as it's very addictive! ☺️ The Marbling Paint already has a pouring medium incorporated so you can use it for projects like this straight from the bottle.
This is a really simple resin piece. I just wanted to capture the tiny shells inside a larger shell to look like they were permanently in water. I've mixed a tiny drop of turquoise Vitrail and Glitter Medium to the crystal resin and embedded the shells in it. The mediums used are all from Pebeo. I'm looking forward to experimenting more soon.
I spent a lot of time over the weekend experimenting with different paint effects etc.I created the background of this canvas using a small balloon dipped in puddles of Folk Art Marbling Paint. After it had dried I stencilled random images from a beautiful new stencil (Modern Folk 39254) with white and Teal Topaz Metallic Multi Surface Paint - all from Plaid Crafts.
I just received my copy of the July issue of Cardmaking & Papercraft Magazine(no. 197) so it will be in the shops very soon. It's such a summery mag this time! The free gift is a beautiful set of Gemini dies (Crafter's Companion UK) and 28 designer papers. One of my commissions this month is a set of cards and matching gift box made using the dies and papers together. I have also made a set of quick cards with the StickerKitten Unicorn Fairground collection. The other free papers inside have gingham and strawberry patterns...my summer favourites!