Friday, 25 May 2018

Be Happy, Be Bright, Be You

Finally I decided the sentiment to add to my Mixed Media Artwork... inspired by the Bright colours of the Rubber Dance May challenge - Dark Red, Lime Green and Violet... I was also able to add some Metal embellishments.  I created my background with Distress Oxides in Violet and Red and stamped on some Green feather trees and scattered Purple circles.  I stamped some feather trees and a bird and cut them out and and coloured the both with DO. Added a strip of designer paper and attached my metal 'flowers'. and finished off layering the panel of purple and red card.
Thanks for visiting and enjoy your weekend

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

A Load of Birthday Wishes for You

oh goodness... I forgot our son-in-laws birthday this weekend, so have got my act together and created this card for him.  I coloured and fussy cut my stamped truck image and added some sparkle with a silver gel pen to it on the trim and exhaust pipe.  Then I grabbed an load of offcut scraps in different colours and stamped them up with different font 'happy birthday' stamps. The hardest part then was deciding on a background to display it all... and finally found this water wash background in my stash which I framed in dark blue on a blue card.  I am playing along with Challenge #85 at The Male Room - theme Cars.  Thanks for visiting and enjoy your day.

Do What Makes You Happy!!

A quick card from me this morning using a stamped and watercoloured image from my stash... and I thought this stamped sentiment went perfectly with my fishermen.  I am playing along with Watercooler Wednesday WWC170 - Penny's Masculine "Anything Goes" challenge.  Thanks for visiting and enjoy your day


Sunday, 20 May 2018

Two Butterfly Cards

For my two cards for Darnell's Twofer Card challenge #5 displaying Butterflies, I decided to use some of my designer paper stash... to help with my colour choices....then to choose a stamp or die cut.... never realised how many of both I to have, all sizes and shapes.  I decided on a stamped image.

My  first DP is faun, cream and pinks... then I stamped my butterfly on a bright pink and cream script piece from the same pack and fussy cut it out before touching up sections of the image with Distress Oxides.  I used the off cuts to die cut some foliage and a strip for my pink stamped and embossed sentiment.
My second DP is a butterfly background on textured card in beige and cream. I decided to stamp my butterflies in brown ink and used sponged Distress Oxides to colour them and then fussy cut them out.  I used cream card stock to cut two foliage sprays and dull gold metallic paper to die cut a label on which I displayed my die cut sentiment...used the same DO inks to colour this.
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Saturday, 19 May 2018

It is Watercolour !!

A fun card from me this month for the CAS Watercolour challenge - Rainbow.  I've been procrastinating for weeks over my 'rainbow'.. a scene, flowers, a background - lots of inspiration for the design team and then "!" an idea to use my crazy birds... and one just wanted to go for a bold change (I have seen some wild hair colours lately), and as her friend say "It is watercolour" so will wash out - just like when you get ink all over your fingers, it'll wash off, eventually.  On my stamped images I used Distress Inks to watercolour and added a brush and puddles and my sentiment.  Thanks for visiting and enjoy your weekend

Thursday, 17 May 2018

Happy Birthday

 Ok, so today I have my third card for the May CAS Mix Up challenge - Gelatos or Crayons.  I tried something different and made a background panel with two colours.  First off though I thought I'd see what would happen with Gelatos over wax paper resist... so ironed the crinkled wax paper onto just normal card not gloss) and then applied Raspberry Gelato with a dry wet one - not much happened so sprayed some water on my wet one and smooched it about... it picked up in a few places - you might be able to see in pic.  Then I took a stencil and using Snow Cone Gelato added colour to the dry wet one and sprayed it with water... so while I applied it the water caused some areas to really lighten up and the blue shows nicely - I'm liking the end result.  To finish, I cut down the panel to fit and added a few punched flowers with white gel pen centers and lastly stamped my sentiment in Peacock Feather Distress Oxide.  That wasn't the end though --- I stamped the sentiment on the back of the card so had to cut that panel off and added it to another card.. my elements are Gelatos, stamping, stencils, wax resist.   Thanks for visiting and enjoy your day

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Thinking About You

On my card today I have used the elements - Gelatos, masking and stamping.... for the CAS Mix Up May challenge.  I die cut a circle mask and blended two Gelato colours, then stamped my outline image in black over the top.  To finish I stamped on my sentiment, added a few matching sequins and mounted my front panel to a pink card.  Thanks for visiting and enjoy your day

Tuesday, 15 May 2018


 I've been playing around with my couple of Gelatos sticks that have sat in a drawer unused for quite some time but thankfully for this months CAS Mix Up challenge they're out and smudging colour everywhere. I've made a couple of easy cards.... simply blended two colours on a scrap of white card and used my 'hello' die.  I collected those little bits from the loops and after stamping on the rest of my sentiment, positioned them in a flourish with a mini black gem.  To finish I layered the front panel on a matching card frame, onto a white card.

I used Gelatos, stamping and die cuts as my elements. Thanks for visiting and enjoy your day...