Saturday 12 August 2017

Crafty Crafting Away - The Corner Adorner Kit

We went on holiday to Cornwall. We hired a 'woodland lodge' and my partner drove there. I always get up early, regardless of being on holiday but my 10 year-old (allowed to stay up late) and my partner do not. Therefore, I can have several hours of being alone in the mornings. So I sneaked a bag of craft stuff into the car to keep me happy while the others slept.

I took some basics and then made up three 'card kits' based on the kind of kits they can get in the US and I love to watch on You Tube.  Here's the first kit, based on this kit by Simon Says Stamp.

Includes Lil Inker Corner Adorner Set, and Prima papers. 
Here's what I made:

Here I stamped the Lil' Inker flower stamp in Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide Ink on watercolour paper and used water to pull the ink colour onto the flowers. I used green Zig Clean Colour markers as watercolour to colour the leaves. I broke a nail distressing the edges!  The sentiment is Hero Arts and I splattered it with black mist. 

I'd like to enter:

I stamped and embossed the flowers in black, the sentiment (Hero) was stamped in gold ink and I used some Prima paper.
I'd like to enter:
Shopping Our Stash  gold embossing is quite Posh isn't it?
Sweet Stampin  flowers

Here I did loads of paper piecing with the papers and the butterfly was cut from them too. I coloured the other flowers and leaves with neutral coloured Promarkers.

I'd like to enter:
Simply Create Too flowers
Crafty Gals Corner  bingo - flowers, free, 2plus patterned papers.

I'd spotted the challenge at Make My Monday - Pink and Grey , so here I used pink and grey Promarkers. The 'thanks' was one of two sentiments I cut and took with me - I coloured it grey and then added clear sparkle on top.

Yes, I did stamp the (Heidi Swapp) sentiment like that deliberately - and no, I don't know what I was thinking! I had kind of run out of ideas for what to do with the flowers! This time I gold embossed them and coloured them with Zig Clean Colour Markers , which I then sprayed with water.

And here's a little snap of my holiday craft space:

I will post what I made with my other 'kits' later. 


Liz said...

A lovely selection of cards, Marina. Great idea to sneak in some craft stuff when you go on holiday. xx

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Mac Mable said...

You went away and still produced these beauties...absolutely gorgeous, creative and a treat for the eyes. Had a chuckle about how you stamped the sentiment on the last card x All so different and all fabulous x

Mac Mable said...

Third time lucky x

chrissie said...

You certainly made the most of your crafty things Marina and I am sure you enjoy the holiday more for being able to do some of your own thing.

Love Chrissie xx

Basslady said...

a gorgeous selection of cards! so stunning!

thank you so much for playing along with us at make my Monday!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Donna said...

Fab projects! Thanks for getting spicey with the crew from SHOPPING OUR STASH!

Kleri said...

Fantastic cards!You really did a great job,Marina!Thank you for sharing your talent with us this week over at the Crafty Gals Corner!Hope you join us again next week!
Kleri DT (My blog)

Inkyfingers said...

What a great collection of cards Marina and that Corner Adorner flower stamp is just beautiful. I'm glad you had time for your crafty fix on holiday and hope you had a great time.
Thanks for sharing with us at Happy Little Stampers and I hope you will join us again soon.
Carol x

Pia S said...

This is inspiring! Same stamp and completely different looks! The one with the gold image looks very elegant and I also love the look of the one with paper pieced flowers in peachy colors with black frame. But each card is beautiful in its own way.

K M Meena Herale said...

Stunning sets of cards,
Thank you for Joining us at Happy Little stampers and waiting to see next time.


Cass said...

Beautiful selection of cards. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin'
Cass xx

Cass said...

Beautiful selection of cards. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin'
Cass xx

Cazro said...

A wonderful collection of cards. loving the pink and grey flowers, perfect for our challenge. Thanks for joining us at Make My Monday. Caz DT.