Friday, 28 July 2017

Hello Friend

So today my card is inspired by Christine's card below for this months Power Poppy challenge - Copy a Bloomie  - copy and share your inspiration from one of the PP team.  I just love the bright colours of this card and the fact that Christine formed a wreath from a small stamp on a set.  I have chosen two small sprays from the Countryside Bouquet Deluxe set and stamped and masked them into a wreath shape, then coloured them with Brushos and fussy cut.  I copied the other aspects of her card too... the layout, the stitching and ribbon bow and firstly the bright green main panel.  I'm very happy with how it turned out and I also love to use stamps in a different way. I am also  posting to Colour Throwdown challenge CTD453  with the colour theme - Crimson, Yellow and Green and also to Simon Says Wednesday challenge - Anything Goes.  Thanks for taking a peek

Simon Says: Anything Goes


Thursday, 27 July 2017

on the Town

Today I have an ATC for the Happy Little Stampers July challenge - Animals.  This ATC so reminds me of our ginger cat Henry, who like to stalk the neighbourhood at night if I don't catch him after his dinner.  The background is created using the Faux Wood technique -scoring lines, swiping with paint and Distress Inks.  Then on the scraps I stamped the buildings and added a touch of colour to each.  I stamped my 'Town' on a green scrap added some hand writing and sponged on some white ink.  To finish I die cut the cat and sponged him up to look like our ginger and mounted him with 3D tape.  Thanks for taking a peek

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

May your life be like a Wildflower...

I'm really liking this card... a little different style for me - still flowers, but again a Distress Inked background, over sponged with a stencil, the same I used in the top corner by inking the stencil and press it to the card.  The I used Fossilized Amber DI to stamp the flower and again Distress Inks to colour it.  I picked some unusual colours to layer my panel onto a white card and to finish added a stamped sentiment.  I am posting to Stamplorations Theme and Sketch July challenge - the theme is Warm Colours.  I do like the colours I've used - feels warm and sunny - the colours of summer so I am also posting to Virginia's Summer Blog Party  - we may be in winter here in Australia but I live in sunny north Queensland and our days are just glorious at the moment.  Thanks for taking a peek

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Do more of what makes you Happy

This month at ARTastic July challenge is to use pen work on your artwork. I chose this mixed media panel from my stash which I created with Distress Inks and stencils and sponged paint and a few swirl stamps.  For my pen work I added a border, and a few more dots and lines to the swirls and lastly added some white pen to outline the flowers. To finish I added a stamped sentiment...which I so agree with and went nicely with the happy colours.  Thanks for taking a peek

JULY inspiration is Abstract by Robert Klippel

JULY inspiration is Abstract by Robert Klippel

CRITERIA is to use pen on your work


Weeellll I don't know where this card came from, definitely not my usual floral, but I was pretty much inspired by Marcie (her card below) the guest artist at the Muse challenge #226. I popped over to her blog to read how she'd made the background - with paint... so as I don't a supply of paint I resorted to my Brushos.  I swiped the black Archival Ink pad over a white card and then using four colours I sprinkled each separately, spritzed with water, moved it a little with a brush and heat dried between each colour.  Then I black inked the edge of my panel and flicked white paint about (that's the hardest part of making the background - got it everywhere).  Then stuck it to a white card and finished off with a die cut sentiment, glued to aqua card and hand cut. It was fun and I have inky fingers to prove it.  Thanks for taking a peek.

Monday, 24 July 2017

Happy Birthday

Another male birthday card from me, can't believe it - soit's a good thing I'm playing along with Watercooler Wednesday "Masculine" Anything Goes challenge WWC128 and Challenge #65 at The Male Room - Mixed Media technique this week.  When I stamped this yacht I masked off the water and stamped it in black and then inked the water in blues and repeatedly stamp the waves - I coloured the image with Distress Inks and added some white gel pen to the wave peaks... then I messed it up by dry embossing the bottom section... it looked better before. I then used another stamp to added some birds and lightly watercolour washed the sky.  I found this great background paper and used a teal coloured card. After mounting up the layers I added a stamped sentiment and twine and a ships wheel trinket - I'm hoping this is kind of Mixed Media.  Thanks for taking a peek.


Saturday, 22 July 2017

Merry Christmas

This afternoon I combined two challenges to come up with another Christmas card for my stash.
I used the layout at CAS(E) this Sketch CTS#321 and the theme at Shopping Our Stash #312.
My super cute House Mouse stamp came in very handy for the theme to use a Light Globe on your card so I stamped and embossed my image, coloured it with Distress Inks and added some gold Inference Powder so the lights appeared to me glowing. I used the square stitched die to cut the image and added a red banner. To finish I stamped the sentiment and die cut it with a star shape and with the die still in place, added some sponged yellow and gold Inference Powder.  I am also posting to The Holly and Ivy #10 challenge - Anything Goes and Simon Says Wednesday challenge - We're seeing stars.  Thanks for taking a peek

Shopping Our Stash #312 - You Light Up My Life

Simon Says: We’re Seeing Stars


Wishing You All the Happiness....

I made this tissue paper panel earlier in the month for the CAS Mix Up July challenge.. scrunched some white tissue and laid into onto a glued square of white card - then I spritzed it with some pink spray - as it dried it collected in the creases as a darker pink - the panel also has a sparkly finish which I couldn't capture with the camera angle.  I stamped and embossed my image, and then coloured it with Distress Inks, plus a couple extra flowers for my sentiment tag. Assembled my card with a pink layer to help highlight the flowers and tissue creases.  I also used the colour inspiration at Power Poppy - Hues to Use - Pink, Yellow and Green and also posting to The Flower challenge #10 - Heat Embossing.  Thanks for taking a peek