Saturday, 3 September 2011

Andy Skinner week!

Hi Crafty friends, hope you are having a great day today!
Over at the Craft Barn it's Andy Skinner week and I made a couple of cards
Both use Andy's stamp set Winters Tale and I also used Andy's alcohol ink technique on the first, there are many more examples of his great stamps on the Craft Barn Blog.

Here I've stamped onto a chipboard tag and used some Fresco paints, nice surface for stamping!
All week there have been some brilliant samples on the Craft Barn Blog, if you have a minute you might like to check it out:0)
There is free p&p on the Craft Barn website this weekend

This weekend we are offering free postage on all UK orders from 6pm today (Friday) to 8am on Monday.

For our EU customers it's free P&P if you spend over £20 and for the rest of the world it's free P&P if you spend over £30.

AND
We have a brilliant new Calendar challenge!! Check it out, I think it's going to be loads of fun. Just click on the photo in my side bar and you will get all the deets.
I hope you get to enjoy this fab weather today and long may it last :0)

I used Winters tale and the Gothic set by Andy Skinner
Chipboard tag, Woodware
Fresco Paints by Paper Artsy
All the stamps, inks, paints and chipboard that I used are available at the Craft Barn Website

20 comments:

Eisbärin said...

Hello Gay,
loving your cards, both are beautiful! I need to try that alcohol ink technique, it looks great (although messy...) *lol*
Lots of love,
Alex

Suze Bain said...

Two super cards. Love that tree stamp and your tag is stunning. xx

Cynthia Schelzig said...

These are gorgeous...both of them and I love the stamps and your color choices!!

TAM said...

Both fabulous cards but I just love the tag one

Cath Wilson said...

Both gorgeous pieces but love, love, LOVE the colours in the first one x

Spardha said...

beautiful cards!.. Love the stamping!..
My fave is the first one! :)

craftattack said...

Beautiful work, Gay, the secong one is my fave, but they are both fantastic! Hugs, Valerie

Jenny said...

Love them both Gay but especially like the tag card, it really looks good on the dark card base and that ribbon catches your eye straight away :)
Jenny x

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

Wow - Gay - These 2 cards are FAB. I particularly love the second one as it's very striking.

Hugs, Sandra x

Pop's Cards said...

Gorgeous sweetie ♥ ♥ Pops x x x

Katina said...

These are both stunning Gay! I would frame the first one as it's so beautiful! xx

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Fabulous cards Gay - the inking techniques are amazing. Love the tree image too.

I made a purchase at TCB yesterday, not realising they were having free p&p. They have such a huge range of products, it took me ages to choose, and by the time I went to checkout, the free p&p had just kicked-in - how lucky was that!!
Have a relaxing Sunday - hugs, Sylvia xxx

The Crafty Elf said...

Both cards are beautiful! I especially love the chipboard tag card with the script - awesome! Enjoy your beautiful weather!

hazel said...

Both are fabulous Gay, I love the tag on the second one. I went to the Craft Barn yesterday to watch Andy demonstrate, he's very inspirational.
xxx Hazel.

Jules said...

Hi Gay

More fantastic creations from you.

I love both very much but the second one has the extra wow factor for me.

Love the dark background and the script .. .. but the scrummy ribbon on your tag brings everything together beautifully.

Love the stamps!!!

Hope you are having a good weekend.

Love Jules xx

Faith A said...

Fabulus cards, love the tag shape and the ribbon, the tree card, looks like a painting, just gorgeous

Dolly Daydreams said...

Wow Gaye once breathtaking work the first is a masterpiece just love it , such beautiful colours and techniques. The second one is amazing love the contrast between the card and the tag just stunning.

Marie

Pauline said...

Gorgeus! Love the tag and that fabulous ribbon, and the inked scene is beautiful.

Dotty Jo said...

Thank goodness I don't have to pick a favourite - love them both! Jo x

Shirley said...

Lovely watercolor and the second one is just as lovely with the way you did the background, tag, and beautiful ribbon tie!!