Saturday, 20 September 2014

Autumn days


'Trees with Autumn Colours',  is the new theme at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.
The stamps I used for the trees are from a Crafty Individuals set, these were double stamped to blot off the ink, giving a shadow effect. Next came a selection of distress inks, Spiced Marmalade, Barn Door and Crushed Olive. For this stage I dabbed areas with a sponge, until I was reasonably happy with the autuman shades.  I used a  Stormy Sky  ink pad for the sky. 
The fir  tree is a die cut, shades with gilding wax.
I hope you will pop over and see what we all made. Our regular sponsor Flonzcraft  is offering a super prize.
Please remember that we like to see stamping as the main focus to the entries.

Thank you for calling to see what I made, the comments you leave are always appreciated. 

Friday, 19 September 2014

There she Sails


I was thrilled recently when I saw I had been lucky to get  a Top 3 award at Country View  Challenges and even more excited when they asked me to be a Guest designer  for this challenge.

The theme  is Nautical.

The first item, I wanted to use was this Lynne Perrella image, which was heat embossed then water coloured. I edged this with Frantage power-Aged Aqua.
By now I was looking in the stash pile for papers to use as layers, as you can see they are from a Graphics 45 stack.
It was fun dying the netting [originally a sort of putty colour] I used paints, sprays and even acrylics, I would have preferred it to be blue like the colour my hands were,  but green it is. All the other additions came from my stash.
This was a super challenge and I enjoyed making this piece


Thank you all for stopping by to take a look. The comments you leave me are always appreciated.

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Sneak Peek--day 3 for Sheena


Day three  and the last of my Sneaky Peaks  from Sheena Douglas's  new Magical collection.
I have to say that this ship will become a favourite of mine.
This time the image was stamped on to acetate. Distress inks again for the base layer. Watered down to begin with then dabbed on with the kitchen towel to create a bit of a stormy sky.
last reminder that the full set of these super stamps will be on Create and Craft tomorrow morning at 9a.m.


Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Sneak Peek--day 2 for Sheena


Hi Folk , here is another Sneaky peek for you from Sheena Douglas's new Magical collection.
I just love this dragon. Spiced Marmalade was the distress ink I used for the background. 
Blending a little to start with then dabbing on with a scrunched up paper towel and some bubble wrap
Don't forget you can see the whole collection on create and Craft  this Friday at 9 a.m.

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Sneak Peek-- day 1 for Sheena


I am showing you a 'sneak peek ' today  using one of the  new  stamps by Sheena Douglas.
 Sheena will be launching  a New Magical set on Create and Craft on Friday 19th September at 9 a.m.

The background is coloured with a selection of distress inks, splodged on the craft mat then  watered down to make painting easier.  The mermaid was fussy cut before colouring.
I was so thrilled when Sheena asked me to join her Inkoids  team and I hope you will enjoy looking at these sneaky peeks  over the next few days and want to see more of this fantastic collection on C&C

King for a Day



'Recycle It'.  is the new challenge theme over at Try it on Tuesdays
as you can see on the left,  my recycling includes a piece of card packaging and  a piece of plastic covering from an embossing folder.
I embossed the plastic, lightly sanded the raised parts and then added some silver gilding wax.

This lovely Kingfisher is  from a Sheena Douglas stamp set which I water coloured and fussy cut before letting him perch on his his sign. I think he should be king for a Day. he is the only thing not recycled on this card



The matting and layer papers  had been used to cut  die cut  shapes. I do tend to use the middle of papers when die cutting as keeping the outside as a frame can come in useful.

So next up is the finished card, hope you like it




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We hope you will come and see us at TioT's and show us your recycling

Saturday, 13 September 2014

A Brilliant Birthday


 The new challenge theme over at  Sugar Creek Hollow   is  'Word Play', and we are asked to focus on the sentiment. I have chosen to wish someone a  'Brilliant Birthday',  having the words take center stage on my card.  Please call over to get all the details and welcome our two guest designers  Karien and Maya. 
 Remember our style is vintage /shabby chic.
The layers all came from a paper pad from Craftwork Cards, with a little fussy cutting to add the bird matching the one beside the words.
I think you may know the shading colour, especially those to call by to visit me---Vintage Photo.

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