Friday, 19 August 2016

Take 5 - Words And Inky Flowers

Hi everyone, another month and another Take 5 Challenge, this month's theme is WORDS.  I have an inky card for you today using some bright colours and my favourite daisy stamp from the double daisy stamp set.  I used stamping card for the coloured and stamped panel which was matted onto papermilldirect black and post box red card before attaching to a white linen card blank.  

The stamping card was cut in a square 14cm x 14cm and coloured with drops of pure colour chemistry ink which were left a while them rolled over with a kitchem roll to spread out the ink and remove any excess.  I overstamped the English garden words in grey pigment ink and stamped the daisy in black over the colour splodges touching up the petals that did not have any colour.  The sentiment was stamped in black over the garden words but the impression was poor so I stamped it on a piece of card, making sure I stamped the garden word in the right place to match the original and placed it over my mistake.   I used black Archival ink for the flower and sentiment as this is waterprooof when dry allowing me to colour the petals without smudging.  

I always add an insert to my cards and this was stamped and coloured the same as the front with the daisy.

Are you joining us for this month's challenge? there are plenty of sentiment stamps available in the Oak House Shop pop over and take a look, I'm sure we will see quite a few of them over the month in the Take 5 Challenge blog posts.

Sylv xx

Monday, 15 August 2016


On a white folded card splat watercolour ink in French Mint and Juicy Orange, I dipped the pipette in and flicked.

Ink the sentiment using the Watercolour Ink in French Mint by applying a small amount to some Cut N Dry foam and dab onto stamp. 
I did the same with the charming butterfly stamp.

Die cut the sentiment and fussy cut the butterfly, although my cutting wasn’t very fussy !! 
Add some sparkle to the butterfly.
Mount onto card base and adhere mini sequins

I want to thank Lynnda for letting me create with some of her fabulous designs and products. I think the Watercolour inks are my favourites, the colours are so intense and such good value for money, a little goes a VERY long way. You need these in your stash !! 

Saturday, 13 August 2016

Take 5 - A Million Thank You's

Another Take 5 Challenge post from me today.  School holidays are here and I have three of my grandchildren staying for the week which means I don't get much crafting done.  Today I had a few cards to make so involved the children by getting them interested in getting messy.  We got out the shaving foam, some Oak House Studio PURE colour chemistry inks and pieces of card and made some colourful background cards.  The children lost interest once theirs were done and went off to catch a few Pokemon.  They left me to play and I made the tag and card with the inky backing card for the WORDS Take 5 Challenge.

I am sure you all know how to make a background using this technique, here are a few pictures of the process (me showing them what to do), we all had fun getting messy and I forgot to take a photo of the card I coloured but you can see the beautiful swirls of colour in the card and tag.

I was very please with the A4 piece I made and I cut it up to make a tag and a 15cm x 15cm card.  White gesso was stencilled onto the background, when dry I stencilled some areas with sea blue and  spring green pigment inks and stamped the rose element from the texture elements stamp set using pigment ink and stamped the men's words and women's words sentiment stamps in black Archival ink to give me a crisp stamp over the gesso.

The tag was matted onto a piece of black card, and the card panel was matted onto black and layered onto white card. 

Sylv xx

Monday, 8 August 2016

Words Challenge #From Marion Emberson


On black card stock I stamped and embossed the gorgeous poinsettia in the bottom corner, coming off the edge. I then repeated with the words Let it Snow, as it was black card stock I wanted a very subtle effect so used a Silver Pearl Embossing Powder.
I mounted that onto silver card and mounted those onto black the black folded card.

I hope you are enjoying this months challenge.


Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Words Challenge - Flowers And Friends

Hello, Sylvia here with another Take 5 blog post.  A quick and easy card using totally turquoise and Peter's pear pure colour chemistry inks and grey pigment ink.  I used a die cut swirl for the flower heads but thought afterwards that I could have stamped and white heat embossed using the rose from the texture elements stamp set.  The flower stems were hand drawn using a pencil so they blended in with the grey colouring of the garden words stamping and friends sentiment. 

The front panel of the card was made using a lightly sprayed piece of card, using totally turquoise ink.  This was overstamped with a few patches of the English garden words stamp in slate grey pigment ink.  two die cut swirls were placed over the words and the flower stems drawn in and colourd with Peter's pear ink.  the sentiment was stamped on white card and cut out using a die.  A few sequins were scattered around the card to finish.

Sylv xx

Why not create your own project with Oak House Studio products on the theme words. 
Come join our Facebook group to find out how you can win a prize for joining in. Lynnda x

Monday, 1 August 2016

Words Challenge ~ by Marion Emberson


Cut a piece of white card stock slightly smaller than the white folded card. Spray the piece of card with water and using your OHS Pipettes drip the PURE Ink in Peacock Green and French Mint and tip it backwards and forwards to move the ink around, when you’re happy with the result, heat set so it can’t spread anymore.
Make sure it’s completely dry, then stamp and emboss the butterfly and sentiment in Opaque Bright White.
Wrap a piece of twine around the card and tie off.
Mount onto the folded card.

Have you joined in yet?