Saturday, 21 April 2018
I made the black cat one using a Brushos background and simply stamped a sentiment and used layers to frame the panel... not planning to - but my white cat card ended up with a Brushos background too... searched through my stash of 'experiments' to match the die sentiment I decided to use and teamed it with a second die cut in metallic aqua blue which I inlaid, then to match the shine I painted on some Perfect Pearls to the white 'Merry'. To finish I die cut my cat in white felt and sponged some light aqua blue to the white base.
We make plenty of cards using the same stamps or dies but when you're challenged to make two at one time somehow the inspiration is challenging.
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Friday, 20 April 2018
The Male Room #83 the challenge is 'Symmetry' - great inspiration for the DT, so I had a good rifle through my stamps and decided these hot air balloons would fit the theme. I stamped two and fussy cut them out, then water coloured them with Brushos. I used a background panel recently made by brayering the leftover ink on the roller onto a water misted card. Then I sponged on a landscape horizon and stamped on a tree line. The finish I framed the panel in green and attached to a red card, and added my stamped sentiment. I am also playing along at Watercooler Wednesday WWC166 - Kath's Masculine "Anything Goes" challenge. Thanks for visiting and enjoy your day.
Tuesday, 17 April 2018
ATC challenge for Happy Little Stampers this month is Butterfly - I am really happy with how this little work of art turned out. I used a printed image for my background, sponged on some colour, stamped my butterfly image off the edge, coloured it and added some Interference Gold for some shine - also did the same to a little wooden butterfly. Then I added some texture on the corners and used a blue card base to frame it. Thanks for visiting and enjoy your day
Southern Girls challenge - Team Trace - Favourite Colour Combo and also with Addicted to Stamps and More challenge #287- Make your Mark. Thanks for visiting and enjoy your day
Monday, 16 April 2018
This Rainy Day card came about because last week I was my brayer, embossing folders and Distress Oxide ink...the coral colours.... well I'm not one to waste the ink so I ended up with a few EF images and then there was still ink on the brayer so I misted card with water and quickly ran the brayer down and it left these great water drips...
Hence when I spotted the Inkspirational challenge 158 - with a Rain Photo, I had to give it a go again with blue ink. I stamped, coloured and fussy cut my puppy image and the same with the umbrella. Then I scrounged through my sentiment and letter stamps and came up with my sentiment... I decided to stamp it onto a separate raindrop sheet as I was confident enough to do it straight on the card panel... I cut out the sentiment and used a marker around the edge. I used foam tape to mount the sentiment and puppies.
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Sunday, 15 April 2018
Muse Challenge #261 where we are casing Tracey's lovely fresh floral card... flowers are a favourite of mine - real and on card. I really like the colours, her layout, the fussy cut image, and then the sentiment - stamped and die cut.... so I've just done the same... I stamped my image and used Distress Oxides to watercolour it, then cut it out. I die cut my 'hello' and then glued it to white card and cut around that too. Then to finish I just stamped the rest of my sentiment and attached all the elements with foam tape. Thanks for visiting and enjoy your weekend.
Watercooler Wednesday WWC165 - All About Occasions, and Double 'D' challenge - Twine. Stamped my image offset to one side and then for a change used coloured pencils to colour it. Stamped on my sentiment and framed my panel in textured paper onto a white card.....and to finish tied on a strand of twisted twine. Thanks for visiting and enjoy your weekend.