Sunday, 31 January 2016

Layered Daisy with Inky Background

Last project of the weekend from the wonderfully talented Sylvia. I hope you have enjoyed the weekend. I am really grateful for all the hard work from the DT in what has been a hard week for us here at Oak House. Please keep liking, sharing and commenting it really helps small businesses like me x

Hello Sylvia here with a card using the One Stamp double daisy stamped onto a very vibrant inky background.  The card was photographed standing on the remaining sprayed background

The inky background was created by spraying Colour Chemistry inks randomly onto a pearlised pattern paper.  When completely dry I cut out my three squares, stacked them on top of each other and stamped and embossed the large outline daisy.  Each square was then mounted onto black card and layered with sticky fixers.

Materials used
Oak House Studio black pigment ink pad.
White and black card and a dots border cutting die

The left hand border was diet cut and backed with a strip of  the inky background paper,  a sentiment was stamped at the bottom of the card and the inky daisy attached.  This is another quick CAS card with the benefits of getting inky making the background.

Hope you have all enjoyed the weekend and crafting along with the One Stamp Weekend .   Don't forget to leave a comment on any or all the posts throughout the weekend for the chance to win a prize.

Daisy Box File

Elaine here with a storage idea using the Double Daisy sets.  The other day I was looking at the pretty boxes in WHSmiths but didn't really like the designs or the prices for that matter.  So I wandered further into the shop and found this - a plain kraft box file - and just what I needed for storing scrap card and stuff for collages etc.

I've used both sizes of the Double Daisy and stamped using Black Versafine and Sea Blue Pigment Ink and filled in some of the spaces with the small texture stamps using Sea Blue and some Grass as Green Pigment Ink too. It's still a work in progress and  I can see me colouring or doodling in the daisies as the weeks go on!!

Now this project looked gorgeous in my head but sometimes reality dawns.  My first stamping didn't go well - the box wasn't solid enough to stamp on properly and the surface is quite rough.  I nearly gave in!  However I had another go and just used the stamps without a block which gave a better impression.  It's still a bit rough in places and I kept dropping the stamps but any stray ink marks will get covered up with the texture stamps.

I hope you agree it still looks better than a plain kraft one and I now have somewhere to store my card offcuts etc.  Hopefully this has inspired you to have a go at making something other than a card and to persevere if things go wrong!!

Not long left now, so get out your stamps and add your own project to the INKSPIRED Group.
Not got the stamp set yet ? It is on offer until midnight find it HERE 

The Double Daisy Letter Rack

The Double Daisy Letter Rack

Things I used

A selection of inks and ink pads
10 pearlised flat back beads from your stash

A clear sparkle brush pen

Large post it's for masks

and finally to finish off the edges a wide chisel tip Gold marker pen.

I drew round both sides onto card to and cut out. I decorated both panels as above and glued them onto the letter rack. The gold marker pen tidies up the edges.

Thanks for looking and don't forget to leave a  comment to win.

Love Doreen

Delicate Daisies

Elaine here with another project using the Double Daisy set - this time the medium set.

I don't usually make anything so pale but thought I'd have a play with a vellum overlay.  Here I've  stamped the medium Outline Daisy onto some white vellum with white ink and I've blended some Orchid Pigment Ink behind them. I then glued this to some lilac card and cut out the top of the flowers.  I've added this to some purple card and finished with a little ribbon.  The sentiment is from the Friendly Words set.  Vellum is notoriously difficult to fasten but I just hid the glue behind the centre of the flowers and ribbon!

Hope this has inspired you to make something and don't forget to pop back later to see more ideas!

Wide Panel Daisy

Wide Panel Daisy

The finished card.


A close up of the detail

To make this card I used. 

  7 x 10 card blank

Watercolour Card

Versamark ink pad

Clear embossing powder

Plus 2 gems for embellishments. A black fine line marker.

This is a simple and straightforward card to make, just needs a little time set aside for drying to get the best from your inks. 

I used an A4 piece of water colour card which I stamped with the Versamark and embossed using clear embossing powder, 6 daisies using the Outline stamp from the double daisy set.
Then I sprayed with Colour Chemistry Paris Pink bottled ink, and left this to dry slightly then using a spray made with Colour Chemistry Acrylic gold ink. Which adds a lovely sheen to the card.
 Wait until the inks have dried and then flick water over the card randomly and leave for a couple of seconds and blot water off with a tissue, this removes some of the colour.

I cut a panel of the watercolour paper to the card blank using just 3 of the daisies. 

Stamp onto the card blank using the Butterfly stamp and the Birthday sentiment set, which contains scrolls etc. 

I painted the butterflies & scrolls with a little Pure Colour Chemistry ink. 
I fixed the panel onto the card using Hi Tac tape. I have used gems in the centre of the flowers.

Thanks for Looking

Love Doreen 

Double Daisy Card With Gesso Background

Hi Sylvia here with another One Stamp Project.  This is a quick and easy card to make whether you are an experienced crafter or new to stamping/crafting.  I used the resist technique for the background using gesso but you can use stamping and embossing, or just clear embossing ink to get the same effect on your backgrounds.

Materials used

I used the solid pallete stamp for the background, stamping it with gesso.  When it dried I blended the pink and blue pigment inks over the whole card.  The gesso daisies appear like magic as you add the coloured inks.  The outline daisy was stamped onto plain card with black ink  and heat embossed.  It was coloured with the pink and blues, fussy cut and added to the card. 
The sentiment was stamped and embossed onto the card to finish.
Don't forget to comment on the blog posts here this weekend for a chance to win a prize.

Sylvia xx

Bespoke Colour Double Daisy.

Double Daisy for One Stamp Project

For my project for the ONE STAMP challenge I have made a nice easy card for you using Oak House Studio PURE colour chemistry ink and the outline daisy stamp
I started by stamping the main daisy image onto watercolour card with Black Archival ink.
Next I coloured the daisy images using PURE Colour Chemistry inks in Totally Turquoise and Jubilee Blue. Once the ink was dry I cut the daisies out.
I added some pitch black glass glitter to the centres of the daisies for sparkle.
Then using a circle die I created base card and attached the daisies around the edge. 
To finish the card I stamped the sentiment and added this to the centre.
I love the vibrancy of the Oak House Studio PURE Colour Chemistry inks and so will you.
I hope you have been inspired.
Mandy xx

Inky Double Daisy By Christine Webb

Square Double Daisy Card

Ingredients - Medium Double Daisy Stamp Set
English Garden Words Stamp Set
Offcut of yellow linen card
Scrap of watercolour paper edged with Oak House Studio Acrylic Ink (Citrine)
A5 sheet of Oak House Studio Stamping Card
Square of gold mirror card
Large square card blank
Oak House Studio Triple Yellows Ink Pad
Oak House Studio Clear embossing powder
Oak House Studio Gold embossing powder
Oak House Studio Pure Inks (citrus lemon, citrus orange)

1. Cut a strip from one short edge of the stamping card (mine was about 2.5 cms), spray it lightly with well-diluted citrus yellow pure colour ink and when dry stamp the English Garden Words stamp all over it using the triple sunshine yellow ink pad and emboss with the clear embossing powder.
2. Dampen the surface of the remaining piece of stamping card and brush full strength pure colour inks (citrus lemon and citrus orange) on it randomly. Allow the inks to mingle on the card for a while and dry with a heat tool.
3. Stamp two of the outline daisies onto this piece of card and emboss with the gold embossing powder. Cut the flowers out as close to the embossed outine as possible.
4. Attach the summer garden words strip to the yellow linen card to form a square (mine ended up about 14.5 cms square) and matt this onto the gold mirror card.
5. Attach the scrap of watercolour paper in the centre of the yellow card and mount the daisies on to it using 3D gel.

6. Then glue the finished topper to the centre of a white card blank.

Hope you are enjoying the weekend, don't forget to leave a comment to win.


Double Daisy Wall Plaque

Elaine here with another project using the Double Daisy set.  For this I've used a plaque that I picked up in the 99p store - grey, didn't like the words etc - but it had a heart attached to it and potential.

I forgot to take a before photo but I sanded the words off and painted on a couple of coats of Emerald and Peridot Acrylic Ink - these are really rich colours that dry with a shine.  I've just added a little gold gilding wax around the edge with my finger.

I stamped the large Outline Daisy onto some acetate and painted the back with a mix of Paris Pink and Citrus Yellow Pure Colour mixed into some Acrylic Medium and left this to dry.  The rest I just painted onto some card and added the words. I've backed the acetate Daisy with some Citrus Yellow sprayed card, stamped with the Solid Daisy inked with the Triple Sunshine Yellow Inks and kiss stamped the Dots.   

Hope you like this and thanks for visiting.  Don't forget to pop back later to see more ideas and inspiration from the team!

Let's not forget the solid daisy border stamp

I loved creating this card. The pure colour chemistry inks are brilliant for spritzing with water to create unique backgrounds or to colour your die cuts.

Here I used peacock green, citrus lime and jubilee red.

Once dry I over stamped with the circles texture stamp and then added my greeting.
By adding the coloured leaves onto the card with foam pads I was able to create some depth.
The daisy border stamp was used to create the flower detail.

The quality of these inks and stamps makes every design pop.   We'd love to see what you create with them to.

Happy crafting
Nikki x

Double Daisy Bookmark

Elaine here with a simple bookmark using the Large Double Daisy set - I've kept this one layer so it's easy to use in a book!

I started with some linen card sprayed with Citrus Yellow and Citrus Orange Pure Colour and cut a tag shape.  Using the large solid Daisy I've done some kiss stamping using the Triple Sunshine Yellows and Fruity Reds Ink Pads - inking the stamp with the yellows and adding darker red dots. Over this I've stamped the small outline Daisy and the sentiment with the darker red.

 To finish I've just added a shrink plastic daisy.  For this I used the large Outline Daisy stamped onto white shrink plastic with Stazon and then added a little more colour to the centre.

Hope this has inspired you to have a play and don't forget to pop back later to see more ideas from the Design Team!

Daisy Pendant

One Stamp project day two

Good Morning everyone, I hope you are already for the second day of our latest ONE STAMP project. I have been massively impressed by the standard of projects by both the members of the design team but also by the members of the INKSPIRED group. 
I really hope we all enjoy today just as much and that we see even more of what the INKSPIRED gang get up to. Please keep leaving us comments and Please keep sharing, you will find a series of buttons at the bottom of each post on here where you can spread the word via Facebook, twitter etc.

Now here is Elaine with a jewellery project this time using the Large Double Daisy set to create a daisy pendant and gift card.

I've made a shrink plastic daisy pendant by stamping the large Outline Daisy onto white shrink plastic with Azure Stazon  - don't forget to make a hole before shrinking!!

To give this as a gift I've made a blue & white shaped card decorated with the solid Daisy inked with Powder Blue Pigment Ink and the outline Daisy inked with Midnight Pigment Ink.  The card is just finished with the sentiment from the set  again inked in Midnight.

Hope this has inspired you to have a play with your stamps.  Don't forget to pop back later to see more ideas!

Saturday, 30 January 2016

Double Daisy Four Way Swing Card

Hope you are all enjoying the weekend and joining us in the One Stamp Event.  I have been playing with the double daisy stamp and made this four way swing card.  There is a tutorial for a similar card on the Splitcoast Stamper site which can be found HERE.   The double daisy works so well as the center for this card.

The four individual side pieces were sprayed with Colour Chemistry inks and stamped with the elements from the double daisy set using pigment inks.  The center daisies were also coloured with the Colour Chemistry inks.

Materials used for this card

Comment on any or all the posts throughout the weekend for a chance to win a prize.

Sylvia xx

Double Daisy Fun

Double Daisy Fun

Products needed for this project :

The Daisy Border

Double Daisy stamp set

Colour Chemistry Ink Pads
Midnight, Lemon Yellow and the Triple Sky Blues

Plus some mirri card a gelli tot gem and Oak House Studio stamping card.

Take a piece of the A5 stamping card the triple sky blue ink pad and the daisy border stamps ( which I cut into single stamps as it makes life easier when using different colours. Firstly blend some blue into the outside edge of the card, then stamps the daisies using all 3 of the colours randomly stamp across the card.

Next stamp and emboss 3 of the large daisies.

Then colour using the Lemon Yellow ink pad and a blender or stencil brush. 

Cut out all the daisies, which thankfully isn't too difficult.

Stamp and emboss the sentiment and colour the background using the mid blue. Finally mount the mirri card onto a card blank, place the stamped daisy background towards the bottom of the card remembering to leave space for the sentiment. Then shape the daisies and using either silicone gel or foam pads mount onto the card, lastly using a strong glue mount the sentiment and the Gelli tot gem onto the centre daisy.

Double Daisy Upcycled Gift Bag

Hello everyone, Sylvia here with one of my One Stamp projects, a gift bag and tag using the double daisy stamp set.  This is such a versatile stamp, this project is simple stamping, embossing and paper piecing using the following materials.

I had a plain kraft bag hanging around in my work room which I thought would be handy to decorate when I needed a nice bag for a gift .  I love the daisy stamps as the size is ideal for larger project such as this so the bag was transformed into a gift bag with a tag.

The daisies were stamped and embossed, the paper pieced daisies were stamped and embossed onto plain card and coloured with jubilee red pure ink, fussy cut and attached to various daisies on the bag to give a splash of colour. 
Hope you are all enjoying the weekend and crafting along with the One Stamp Weekend with the fabulous double daisy stamp set.   Don't forget to leave a comment on any or all the posts throughout the weekend for the chance to win a prize.

Sylvia xx

Watercolour-effect Double Daisy

Elaine here with a simple card for ONE STAMP weekend using the DOUBLE DAISY set of stamps of course.

I started by inking the solid Daisy with Orchid Pigment Ink, sprayed this with Paris Pink Pure Colour and then stamped onto the card.  This gives a lovely watercolour impression.   I then stamped the outline Daisy over the top - three with Purple Pigment Ink and one I embossed with Silver - and added a few dots around the edge.   I've just matted onto silver and purple card and added the sentiment from the set.

Don't forget to pop back in a little while for more inspiration from the Design Team and if you have the stamp, post your project in the INKSPIRED group on Facebook. Remember leave a comment to win.

Double Daisy Doodling

Elaine here with another Double Daisy project - a little book for doodling.  Do you have a friend or family member going on a long train journey or a lone stay in a hotel?   Yes - then why not make them a book to keep them occupied. 

All the pages are stamped with the Double Daisy stamp set - some red solids (Valentine Pigment Ink) to doodle on, some big and small daisy outlines to zentangle or colour, some pages with the textures on to colour and doodle on.......your choice.  The book is about 4" square and I've just tied the pages together with some twine.


I have started a few pages to give you the idea but all you really need is the book and a black pen to while away your journey!!   Don't forget to pop back for more inspiration from the Design Team.

Double Daisy Divine Scrapbook Page

                                      Hi all Katie here with a new project for the One stamp event and this year it is the Double Daisy Stamp Set if you would like to join in you can find more info here . I have a new mixed media layout to share with you all. I started off by mixing Pure Colour Chemistry Sepia ink with texture paste to make the background

            My next layer is made up of Vintage Sepia, Pumpkin and Bobby's Grey inks in a bottle

The MDF pieces are from Things To Alter and i just trimmed the honeycomb mask with scissors.

I used the Double Daisy stamp to create a textured background before stamping it onto book print and cutting it out to create layers with.

               I used the Gold Acrylic Ink to flick drops onto the page and to dye the flowers

                                                             Thank you for visiting

ONE STAMP project

The What, The Why, The How, and most importantly how to join in.

A while ago, some one said quite innocently said to me " I have that stamp put I can't remember how to make the card" 
THE CARD... I was incensed surely any stamp is more than ONE CARD.
So I came up with this project where I sat down for 24 hours with one stamp to make as many different projects as I could, and I invited all my crafty friends to join me. 
In those days I had a studio I could invite people to join me in. 
We had a brilliant time.

We have a had a couple more sessions since then each time a different team. 
Last time Jane made this lovely skirt.

This time we are going to work with the Double Daisy set. I know it is a bit of a cheat using a two stamp set but hey we can make our own rules.
 So this time we are going to use the whole series that goes with this set.

Please leave a comment on any posts for the ONE STAMP project this weekend for a chance to win a prize, the more you comment the more chance you will have. In fact there are 3 ways to win.

 We would really love to see you join so tell us what you are doing or better still post a photo of your project on-line so we can all be inspired.

Most importantly let's have a great time.
Lynnda xx

Sunday, 17 January 2016

How to create your own sentiments

Build a Sentiment stamp collection ~  Versatility built in

we have had a stamp set before that had these lines... 

Good Luck... Best Wishes... For the future ... On your Special Day

Always popular and I personally found it very useful for all those life changing things, new job, going to college or university, retirement, getting married, shop opening
all those things I probably don't want a stamp for.

After a couple of years I did it again in a new font...
I loved the way the fonts worked together on the Winter trees collection so I used the same two fonts
and added a couple of flourishes 
... a highlighting box 

And then I made another set.... same fonts... more flourishes 

For Hochanda I have put both sets together and added a border..... and made it a great price then they gave it their club discount..... so I would grab one from them as numbers are limited for that edition. 

I hope you can catch the shows, Wednesday 20th January 11am and 3pm
  • SKY 663 (24/7)
  • FREEVIEW 39 (6AM-9PM)
  • FREESAT 817 (24/7)