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Thursday, 23 March 2017

Every flower is a soul.....

What a lovely week we've been having here with some well needed rain overnight, so it's cooler...and I'm at my desk having fun this week with backgrounds.  This one I made with inked cling wrap - I applied 3 shades of Distress Ink in strips to create a landscape, spritzed with water and 'smooched' the wrap onto my white card - love how the 'sky' turned out with white space for clouds.  Then I stamped on some 'flower' tops and leaves and used a negative mask so I could sponge Distress Ink the the blooms and leaves and drew in the stems.  To finish I added a dragonfly and a stamped sentiment. I am posting to CAS Mix Up March challenge - I used stamping, smooching and sponging. Also to Rubber Dance Theme challenge - Everything Spring and Colour Throw Down ctd435 - colours; orange, yellow and blue.  Thanks for taking a peek
 
 

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Birthday Wishes

Some more mooching of Distress Ink to create a background with chipped sapphire and wilted violet, then when it was dry I added Brilliance Gold reinker with scrunched cling wrap.  I used a Poppy Stamps die to cut the sentiment and again in shiny gold and then some fiddly inlaying of the little bits. I love it, and decided to mount the panel on a white card and finally stamped a mini sentiment to finish. I am posting to Poppy Stamps challenge PSC#29 - Go for Gold.  Thanks for taking a peek

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Love Life

mmmmm not much mojo happening for me today seeing as I have a birthday card to make for our daughter next week.... so I decided to have a play with my Brushos and was inspired by the elements of the Fusion challenge - Paris Rain.  The striking colours of orange, yellow and green against the greys and black had me stepping out of my comfort zone but I'm quite happy with end result.  I stamped on the Eiffel Tower and some grasses in greys and then added some black with silhouette trees. To finish I stamped the sentiment (that came with the Eiffel tower stamp) and then checked the interpretation and added an English version. I used the sketch also.  Thanks for taking a peek

Sunday, 19 March 2017

Peace Love Hope

I so love water colouring....very relaxing for me and here I am taking liberties with the Power Poppy Poinsettia stamp... turning it shades of yellow and green.  Then I die cut a square in my top panel to one side and stamped the sentiment on the white space.  To make my image fit I had to fussy cut around a part of it and fitted it above the panel with rest behind. To finish I layered onto two shades of green and added some white gel pen to the tips of the berries.  I am posting to CAS Watercolour challenge for March - Spring and to Power and Spark at Power Poppy challenge... green theme. Thanks for taking a peek

  

'Twas the night before Christmas




A fun Christmas card from me this morning.... I am casing Cornelia's card for the Muse; Christmas Vision challenge this month. Her Christmas kitty peering over the wall inspired me to make my Santa on the roof going down the chimney.  I used embossing folders to create a textured roof and chimney stack and top, and the chimney top.  Then I used a solid stamp for my Santa... and rather than try and colour the stamp with markers I stamped him in antique linen Distress Ink and then used Brushos to colour him in.  I fussy cut him and attached all my pieces to a snowflake embossed white back panel....which I mounted on navy blue card to represent the night sky. Finished off the card with a stamped sentiment.  I am also posting to Holly and Ivy Christmas challenge where they are celebrating their very first challenge...Anything Goes, and to Addicted to Stamps and More #233 ... Holiday theme.  Thanks for taking a peek

Welcome to our 1st Challenge - Anything Goes


 

Saturday, 18 March 2017

May your day be filled with love and laughter

I've been having some fun this week making backgrounds with scrunched inked cling wrap... for this one I inked the colours in strips instead of random, and thought it would make a nice background for a 'scene' - you can see what I mean.  Then I used Distress Ink to stamp the foreground grasses and added some spots of darker pink for 'field flowers' and more blue and green with scrunched plastic for my 'field'.  I stamped on a small butterfly and my sentiment. Then to finished I coloured a die cut butterfly  with Distress Ink and added some glitter glue.  I am posting to Double "D" challenge - Things that Fly.  and to Penny Black and More March challenge - Anything Goes..... I have used the grasses stamp from the Enjoy Life set.  Thanks for taking a peek

For You tag

My post today I'm casing Marion's tag over at Tag, You're it!  # 67.  I noticed some texture in the background with slight colouring... so I used an embossing folder and added some Distress Ink as it went through the machine. I also liked the white sprigs framing the flower, so I used some die cut foliage.  Then of course I love flowers and recently I used a friends punch to cut a few of these flowers.  They have holes in the centers so after I mopped up some Distress Ink from some cling wrap I've been using I hand drew so details in black and backed the flower with black card and 3D mounted it to my tag.  Then to finish I like the white on black sentiment on Marion's tag so found this NBUS stamp and added that with a few strands of cord at the top.  Thanks for taking a peek

Merry Christmas to One and All


This morning I have finished off a Christmas card for the Merry Monday #239 challenge - colours; copper, gold and turquoise. I am also using the sketch at 52 (Christmas) card challenge CCT05.  Using copper was a bit tricky as my copper embossing powder is so old it won't melt but them I found this lovely sparkly copper paper ribbon and teamed it with turquoise ribbon down the side of my DP card panel, and for my gold I have gold embossed my reindeer's antlers and added a gold gem for his nose. I finished off my card with a stamped sentiment - I edged the sentiment panel with turquoise ink and added a few gems.  Thanks for taking a peek
  

Friday, 17 March 2017

Turn Over a New Leaf

This evening I have a one layer card to post....I don't find these type of cards easy as I'm always wanting to frame my image.  This one was pretty simple to make... I used  NBUS leaf stamps, that stamped really well with Distress Inks - I chose four green shades and masked off  areas to create depth.  Then I finished off with a really appropriate sentiment stamp.  I am posting to Less Is More challenge #319 - One layer card and Leaves.   Also at Shopping Our Stash SOS#294 with a green theme for Luck O' the Irish.  Thanks for taking a peek


SOS #294 - Luck O' the Irish


Merry Christmas

Today I'm taking care of our little grand daughter who is unwell, so while she's napping I thought I'd get this card finished and posted.  I'm playing along with three challenges.... Season's Greetings #3; I've used both dry embossing and heat embossing on my white card. ABC Christmas Challenge for March - I am using "E" for Edge... my embossing is around the edge of my card creating a frame.  And also to Sparkles Christmas challenge #74 - I stamped my sentiment and embossing is gorgeous gold.  To finish my card  I added a bit of colour with a die cut poinsettia with some green foliage.  Thanks for taking a peek

ABC Christmas Challenge

E, F & G are for?


PhotobucketChallenge # 74 Use Silver or Gold


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