Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Recycling Scraps

Today I made a couple of cards, using some of the scraps from this card and this card.

The die is called Butterfly Drift, from Simon Says Stamp.  The spray is Heidi Swapp Color Shine.
The sentiment on the black card is from Stamplorations and the sentiment on the white card is from Altenew.

                               I'm entering these cards in the City Crafter Challenge - the theme is Use It UP!
                               Also entering the Simon Monday - No Rules and the Simon Wednesday Challenge - Add a little texture.

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Casing Chaitali

I have a quick post for you, with an inky, fun card which was inspired by one of Chaitali's beautiful creations. You can see her card here.

I have used very old, but favourite stamps from Hero Arts and made my tag stencil/mask from a Papertrey Ink die.

The elements I took from Chaitali's card, were the stencilled/masked tag, the watercolouring and the background stamping.

Since I have used masking in my card and this time I've used Hero Arts, I shall enter this card in the challenge at A Blog Named Hero.  It's Anything Goes at the Simon Monday Challenge, so I'm also entering their challenge and I did add a bit of texture with the silver embossing, the stitching and the butterflies, so I can also enter the Simon Wednesday Challenge.

Monday, 23 February 2015

Just Because

Hi there. Another Monday has rolled around in the blink of an eye! I feel like I'm sleep walking today after 2 very hot unsettled nights - we're expecting a cool change today and I can't wait!

Yesterday I was playing with some never before used stamps and made card. I had no plan in mind, I just coloured, which was very relaxing.

The flower image is from Stamplorations Bloom Sketches and the vintage script stamp is from Pink Paislee(an oldie). I stamped the flowers, then mad a mask ans stamped the script. then I put the mask back and added the water colour background with an acrylic block and distress inks.
I am entering this in the Stamplorations Anything Goes Challenge , the Addicted to CAS challenge and the challenge at A Blog Named Hero Hero challenge.

Sunday, 22 February 2015

Petals and Stems

I have been meaning to have a play with the Avery Elle Petals and Stems stamp set for quite a while and I noticed there are a few challenges to include masking in your project, so this is the perfect opportunity to ink them up!

I've used a combination of inks - Simon Says, Memento dye and Distress for the stamping and added a bit of copics and watered down inks for the shading and splatter. The Mum sentiment is a freebie from a magazine - it's my Mum's birthday in a few weeks.

I am entering this in the Avery Elle monthly challenge,
the Addicted to CAS challenge and A Blog Named Hero challenge.

Friday, 20 February 2015

Dutch Blue Rose

Hi there.  I have a very quick post. I made another card for the CASology Monochrome challenge - this time more CAS.

This stamp set is from Kaisercraft,  I love the graphic rose. I stamped with Memento Luxe Nautical Blue and then
watered it down with a lighter shade to colour it in and add a bit of splatter.  

Monochrome 80th Birthday

My Mum asked me to make a card for a friend who is turning 80.  So I put my thinking cap on and this is what I came up with.

The handmade paper has been in my stash for many years and I thought it would suit an 80th Birthday card.
The silver makes it more special I think.
The sentiment is from Just Rite. The tag is from a Papertrey Ink die and the butterfly die is from Memory Box. The wooden numbers are from a discount store and coloured with chalk ink.

I notice that the theme for CASology is Monochrome, so I shall enter their challenge - I hope this is CAS enough, but possibly not enough white space.
I'm also entering the Simon Wednesday Challenge which is to add texture.

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Sunflowers Make me Happy

I'm back today with a card for the Stamplorations Bi-weekly sketch challenge.  I'm on a bit of a mission to use as many un-inked stamps as possible, before I by any more!

When I think of Sunflowers, I think of the beautiful paintings by one of my favourite artists Vincent Van Gogh.

The sunflower image and sentiment are  from the  Bloom Sketches set. I stamped the image using distress markers applied directly to the stamp. Then I  distress markers and glitter pens  to watercolour the bloom. I made a mask and then spritzed some Colour Shine over the image.

I'm also entering this in the Stamplorations Anything Goes challenge and the CASual Friday challenge, which is a watercolour theme.

ETA: I'm also entering this in the Addicted to CAS challenge - which is to *Mask* and Addicted to Stamps Challenge -make your mark.