what is this weather like!!!!!! .......still at least is has enabled me to carry on with some designs I have been working on and some samples of these.... today 2 for the wild life collection Gone fishing with The Kingfisher and Flying geese, both coloured using Copic Pens , and using Nestiblities for framing and the greetings , I have actually used and old Magenta rubber stamp that i have had a number of years and find very useful for swirly corners..
Wednesday, 28 May 2014
Tuesday, 8 April 2014
Hello everyone today we have some new designs completed, with cards made and avaliable now..I founf that Probably men's card are the most difficult to find or at least images that could be used , so I drew some....... these are part of the 'it's a man's world collection'... there are so many in my head just need a little while to get them onto paper .....
thank you for popping by see you soon Jayne
Tuesday, 1 April 2014
Good evening everyone , Sorry for no posts lately been a bit tied up with one or two things ....Tonight I'm showing you one of my latest designs Blue Tit Family. Actually taken from a watercolour I've been commissioned to do and you will see that over on the Art Blog ..soon
Happy Crafting Jayne x
Friday, 21 March 2014
With this wonderful weather we are having I have been very busy at the allotment digging maily, everything seems to be growing well the fruit bushes budding up nicely, and the ruhbarb up in great force, I lost very few winter onins and garlic this year , I put it down to the fact of the mild weather we had over winter,
here is another 2 cards for the men in our lives.....
''Take Off''' a pheasant over bullrushes coloured with copic pens and nestie labels 2 for the mat and layering, also with a gun and old powder bag and horn very traditional
Great news!!! I have started the Art blog http://arttechdesignstudio1.blogspot.co.uk/ follow the link or add to your favorites bar for easy reach , I have put the Studio build on there to start it off but it will be for the Arty side of my life .... pop across and have a look thanks
I will continue here with the cards and new designs as and when they are released contact me for futher details ....
Happy crafting see you soon .....Jayne x
Thursday, 27 February 2014
Hello ...I know another week gone, well nearly ....I'm in making card mode again... with all the latest designs some you haven't seen yet... am keeping them under wraps for a little while longer.. here are some pretties drawn from the art work I was kicking around mid of last year, using the same format with the nestie Dies and colouring with copics pens, I want to play more with these i can see butterflies and other flowers working in the same manner ...
This next few weeks are going to be a little mad or rather madder than usual, I have so many things i need to get started, finished or prepped up ...I am working on more of the out the frame looks either the shed or green house for more of an ''in the garden ''look with wooden planters and hanging baskets oh yes and a ''trug o flowers'' just need to find the right back ground ...they look ok on their own too for a special thank you.. so i'll try over the weekend to get those completed .. and then there are more in the Man's World coming shortly....
I have also been given a commission in the art side of me so will have to do a little more serious painting stuff, but I shall do my best to keep popping in and showing you the cards as they get completed till then
Happy crafting Jayne x
Friday, 21 February 2014
I can't belive it's Friday already ...I know I have had my head down drawing most of this week time has just flown by ...I'm going to carry on with showing you some more of the new cards made which is all part of the designing trying things out and see how sizing works....on the 2 cards tonight you will see the backing from one was actuaklly cut for the matting layer on the other... I like this as you get not only two bases of card but also the greetings backing layer too.
This is how it's done I've used a pencil and drawn around the inside of the Nestie die in this case it was Lables 3. ok remove the die and you should see your pencil line. at this point colour the background image and the seperate garden tools 2. decoupaging the pot and trowel more 3 times in all. leaving the trowel layer until later when you have attached the greeting in place, when it came to die cutting for the backing layer i thought if i cut it our of a piece of card top left slightly not only would i have the mat layer but would also have a apt ready for another card by cutting around the pencil line it would then fit, then use a soft rubber remove all traces of the pencil. I then cut the greeting backing layer out of the center of the image backing. saves card all round...I've then simply stamped using an old magenta stamp swirls diagonal corners wrapped ribbon placed the greting over the ribbon then attached the trowel over the lot. ..note to self .must do some background designs to go with these ......
I have to say the more I play with these print outs I can see that having all the elements seperated you can do vertually any thing and change the layouts to suit , each set then would have 3 main elements plkus extras the greetings or maybe 2 so we are looking at A5 size not C6 like all the other traditional decoupage style stamps. Personally I prefer either red or grey Rubber Slapstick style stamps you get a much finer detail stamped image and they do last a life time if you look after them , but then saying that I like the clear as you can see where you are poistioning the image. esp when you are creating a picture with multiple stamping... and then there is Digi stamps will have to look into this more ..... but I think you are tied to just set and print you can move images around and create a picture that way ... but with printing then you are tied to Copics, Pro markers or simular for colouring Although I have been playing with oil based and pastel pencils as well as pergomarno style but that will be next week...
enjoy your weekend see you soon Happy colouring in........ Jayne x
Tuesday, 18 February 2014
Hi everyone, ok tonight I have another decoupage style card made below, but over the last few days I've been doing a little design ing for embellishments add ons what ever you want to call them and some will end up on the sets to suit , so all this playing helps to create the set ....these add ons for these cards and for cards coming up as we move through the designing to the next stage by removing the decoupage frame and start playing around with the spellbinder nesstabilities frames and lable die cuts...this in turn opens up the canvas....
I've rambled on enough for today ...see you again soon till then Happy Crafting Jayne xx
Thurs or friday this week we will look a little closer at some more new cards and more ideas I've managed to get onto paper, I find the more i explore a new concept the more I see that will work and the more detracted I get so if my posting is a bit hap hazard over the next weeks and months while the collection are getting together I hope the waiting will be all worth while.. what was it some one said ''it will be alright in the end'' if it's not alright, then it's not the end.....lol xx very true actually
Ok so i hope you will continue to pop in and have a look and leave some comments, may be even some ideas you may like for that Man in your life and could be part of this ''A man's world ''
see you soon
Friday, 14 February 2014
I have never heard such gusts of wind on the windows around the house as i have heard today, and so loud ....appauling weather roll on the summer.
ok tonight we kind of pick up where we left off a couple more cards with a few quick changes Remember these are Drawings at the moment not stamps ...
till then Happy Crafting Jayne x
Thursday, 13 February 2014
Good evening everyone, I hope you all are safe and well with all this weather we are having just lately, Sorry for taking a little longer than I had said , once I had got really playing , I found that I also need structure for you all, to see the process,well tonight at last I can start showing you some new cards that I have been working on ,for the men in our lives although some of these would do for an active female Gardener just as well, People are always saying it's hard to do men's cards, I do tend to agree but I think it's because there really isn't much out there for men in the craft industry,there is dies thast would suit and stamps if your lucky to find them So time to get to the drawing board and come up with some fresh new designs images etc and if they prove popular then maybe we'll get some stamps made in the future but they will be very exclusive and unique, so bearing that in mind let get going ,tonight's selection are very similar to the Decoupage stamp style, in the fact they are drawn the same way, having a background a border and clutch of gardening tools to decoupage as much as you want, This seems the best place to start ....first of all i must point out that these are all hand drawn by me, scanned cleaned in the photoshop process, then I've printed out images to colour, colouring this time I have been restricted to either Copics and Promarkers and water colour pencils with out the use of water, in other words using them as blending pencils , this can be achieved by colouring softly in a circular motion and slowly and gradually build up the colour , as you will see Watercolour pencils give a soft Vintage feel to the image , Where as Copics and Promarkers give a strong fuller colour, The reason is that unless you have a lazer printer if any water goes any where near the printed ink it will bleed like crazy, I have to say there is another technique which we will do later in the year...
I hope you have enjoyed the first of many new designs, over the next few weeks i shall be sharing with you alsorts of new ideas, designs and some new colouring techniques that will help you. As i said this really is a ''work in process'' anything can happen, and most probably will, so join me again tommorrow and I show you some more, I would love to hear what you think so please feel free to leave your comments Many thanks Happy colouring in ....
Monday, 10 February 2014
Good evening everyone brrr isn't it chilly today ....I've had a bit of a hectic weekend and day today so I'm not quiet ready to share with you one of the new designer cards yet ......the trouble is I keep changing items or layout for better effect, so here are a few more of the cards available for 2014, using My Birds on a branch, Birdcages and Wild flower stencils a mix of backing papers and Sparkle medium some with puffa glitters for duo tone effects, and then finishing with a ribbon wrap and wire curls
Friday, 7 February 2014
Hi everyone sorry I've got caught in the 'design mode 'and while the ideas are flooding in I need to get them out of my head and onto paper , so here are a few more cards made so far in 2014 , to be getting on with,these designs are from the decoupage Stamp range I drew in 2012 spring collection, for Imagination Crafts of which I use all the time ....some of the colours have been distorted by scanning especially the red it is actually deeper than it looks below , again I tend to stamp a fair few out and have a session of colouring in a) the layer and b) the back grounds so i have a few done of each image ready to start building the cards
Products used .
My Iris , Crocus and Snowdrop Decoupage stamp sets,
coloured with watercolour pencils.
back ground stamped with Brilliance pearlesent Thyme,
Ribbon wrap and bow some with wire
Till the Happy Crafting Jayne x
Tuesday, 4 February 2014
Hello again, ok tonight's collection of cards are still from this years selection of made cards 2014, again they are similar to each other as some of them were created while demonstrating at the shows , rather than waste any of them, lots are ready for cards , by simply trimming them to fit the backing papers and adding ribbons and bows ,die cut greetings as you saw last night , with insert pre printed, you can make lots in one go and use for birthdays, Anniversary's Thank yows the choice is yours...
My Stencils, Bird cages, Birds on a branch,and Dragonfly and Poppies.
Various colours of sparkle Medium from Imagination Crafts,
Various backing papers also from Imagination Crafts,
Ribbons from Fantastic ribbons,
Nesties oval 's
Some of these you may have seen before here but I've redone more as they are very popular ..
I am continuing the new designs today I have managed to semi completed another .... Game shooting in mind very seasonal !!! see you again tommorrow with some Decoupage style cards...
till then Happy Crafting Jayne xx
Monday, 3 February 2014
Hello everyone, Where did January go !!!! ...I have been in 'Making Card mode' and 'Design mode', so have been a busy bee making cards as many as possible in a shortest time some of which I'll share in a moment ....
During making these cards i found I have ample images and bling and ideas for women but sadly lack in the Men's area.....yes i have a few stamps with men in mind, but nothing that i would call current so ...on went my 'Design Head' and have been working on them for the last 2 or so weeks, they are all hand drawn for the Men' in our lives The painter , The gardener and The Carpenter. along with some everyday type designs that i hope you will like , these are leading now to a collection and I have soooo many ideas that would work this way could I' ve a whole new concept, I just need a little more time ( this week ) to do some colouring in and make the cards and play with die cuts to go with etc etc and then I shall share them with you...
so until then here are some of the cards i've finished off....yes some are very similar but using different colours or back grounds and greeting you can achieve quick and easy beautiful cards .. the trick is to do at least 6 of each at the same time , so your prepping day is when you do all the back grounds whether they are on acetate or card then allowing them to dry, while you get on with all of your images (I do some extras just in case...) stamp all your images trimming and layering them as you go and then die cutting your greetings and mat and layer them. in these cards I have used the oval nesties, Day 2.Once all the back grounds are dry trim them to size and build your cards adding ribbons and wire through the main layer before attaching to the cards. these were trimmed to fit 6x6 cards stock... The inserts were created on the PC and ready to print, trim to size and the fit inside card,
the products used
Penny Black Letters and Flowers stamp code 4035K Cards 1,2,and 3
Penny black Flying stars code 3636K Cards 4- 8
Penny black Mixed Media 4037K Cards 9,10
My leaf flourishes, Hearts and swirls, Blossom,Swirl flourishes and Brocade stencils,
Gold, Diamond, and Silver Sparkle medium
Black glossy card.
Ribbons and wire
White Gold and silver embossing powders
if you need further info on any of my cards just message me and I will gladly help..
till tommorrow Happy Crafting Jayne xx