Thursday, 17 April 2014

Party Animals-Journal 52

Week 15 and our prompt at  Journal 52  was Party Animals. 
A real fun scenario crossed my mind when I read this.  I reached for these Crafty Individuals stamps and after fussy cutting them out, grouped them together. Mind you I think the goose perched on the potting shed may have had a drop too much of the funny water..... as he looks as if he is about to slide off..
An inked, painted and masked background for this page, the shed was already pre -printed on the card.

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Tuesday, 15 April 2014

How does your Garden Grow?

More than one Fold is the new theme at Try it on Tuesdays
As you can see these flower heads, have definitely more than one fold.
Please pop over to see what we all made, we would love you to join us.
We are also  welcoming Sylvia  of BarniesBaustelle as our Guest designer this challenge.
There is also  a Design Team call at TioT's  you will find all the details here.

My take on this theme was to reach out for my Tim Holtz, paper rosettes die. 
 Using  scrap strips of patterned  paper, the hardest part was to glue the edges to the center  circle after they had been folded up.
I jest, these are the easiest of things to make, even if you don't have a die, its just plain paper  folding. Bring the edges together to make a circle then  stick.  A small  paper circle front and back will keep it all in place.
The flowers on the background and sentiment  are Paper Artsy Joffy stamps.
All the other bits and pieces are from my stash..

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Monday, 14 April 2014

Paper roses.

'A Floral Profusion', is the new theme at Crafty Cardmakers and More.
 Fiona who is hosting this challenge would like to see hand made flowers on the projects you enter. Please pop over for all the details and read about the prize from our generous sponsor.
This card is two simple layers of pretty papers and some die cut flowers from Craftwork cards.
A touch of the much favored Vintage photo distress ink round the edges. The sentiment is stamped but I cannot make out who its by.
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Sunday, 13 April 2014


Been getting a bit inky this morning with some Dylusions spray inks, so decided to make a Tag with a couple of challenges in mind using this off cut of   card. Sorry not able to say the exact colours as  I was using most of the colours I own [6].  It looks mainly to be Vibrant  Turquoise and Lime green on this piece.
 I used Black Staz-on for the Daisy  stamping [Inkylicious stamp]. Then  used pencils to colour the daisy on the panel, adding  a touch of distress ink around the edges.
 This weeks challenge at  Tag Along is Flowers.
The folk over at Artful Times want us to 'Spray Away'  for their new theme. Girls I can assure you I did spray away, I will be washing the ink off my hands for the rest of the day.

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Saturday, 12 April 2014

Easter Greetings

'Easter', is the new theme over at Sugar Creek Hollow, as always  our style is Vintage/Shabby Chic. Please pop over to see what we made and get all the details.
We are welcoming Nicola of Paper Profusion as our Guest Designer this time
Once again I reached for my Graphics 45 papers and feel quite proud of myself that I am actually beginning to use them without going into a rapid decline.
I used the Sweet sentiments pack for this card, adding a few trimmings of my own.
The extra shadings on this card were Antique Linen distress inks.

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Thursday, 10 April 2014

Rain or Shine-Journal 52

Week 14 at   Journal 52   and this weeks prompt was   'Rain or Shine'.
As we are still having dull days the Rain won  over the sun for this page.
One of the things I wrote was that at least I didn't have to make excuses to get crafting when it rained.
A painted background, some stamping, a Mabel Lucy Attwell image, those two are having fun I think.  A spray from my home made  dirty water splash mister. Whats this you ask, its the water I wash my paint brushes in, the dirtier the better, it seems to work and costs nothing.

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Tuesday, 8 April 2014

A little bit French

A Little Bit French is the theme for the third challenge over at A Vintage Journey.  A super blog where  the challenges are influenced by the work  and products of Tim Holtz
I decided to get all grungy and inky and make a journal page this time..
Vintage photo, Walnut stain and  Tea dye were the distress ink pads I used for all the shading.
All the stamps used are  from  Tim Holtz's  sets.

I layered the page up with some old  French book print, and  a variety of images .
 Heat embossed the Moulin Rouge to make it stand out.
 The girl image is one I created a short while ago using  my MCS program.
 Next up was the doily Layering Stencil and some Grunge Paste. When this dried out I did brush it with gold mica powder.
The Eiffel Tower is a Spellbinders die.
 Now as this is Paris and perhaps this young woman was looking for a bit of romance, I just had to trim the page with a bit of left over ribbon and some butterflies. Makes it look a bit more feminine.

I will also be entering these challenge
 The Artistic Stamper Creative Team -- for April ,which is Embossing and Texture.
The Kraft Journal Paris or France- Thank you Karen for telling me about this challenge.

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