Monday, 29 August 2016

Girlie at Ooh La La Creations challenge blog

The challenge at Ooh La La Creations blog this time is Girlie chosen by Debbs. 

For my DT card I've used the Ooh la la Say it with Words cdrom - one of the black and white digis. Although this one actually has the word Rainbows in colour.
I've used brushos with the image - on the first card I manipulated the brushos for the ground with some water and a brush and on the second one I just sprinkled and left it.

I do hope you can join in this fortnight with our challenge and we can't wait to see what you create.

Saturday, 27 August 2016

Poppy card Mk II

After I made the Poppy card here the other day I felt it could be improved upon. So I changed the colour of the poppies and this time I used one of Ken Oliver's watercolour cards to do the stencilling and stamping onto.

Just like the last time I did this card, I stamped several images of the poppies and decoupaged parts of the flowers, but you can't see it in the photo too well.

Luckily I took the photo before the rain we have today. I have been in a fused glass workshop all day with no windows so it was a bit of a surprise to come out to a downpour here. All the pieces we made have to go into a kiln so it will be a week before I get my finished pieces back.

I'm entering this card into the Anything goes challenge at Stamping Sensations. 

Friday, 26 August 2016

August Rudolph Day

Before I got into using Brushos I was using my gelli plate to make backgrounds and so this is a return to using the gelli plate. I used a spellbinders die to cut the baubles out and the background is a Clarity snowflake stencil.

The scenic stamps are from Creative Expressions and the bottom are stamped using Penny Black baubles. The sentiment is from a Mama Elephant set.

Of course it is time for Rudolph Day over at Mo's blog and I'm off to enter. I really need to step up the Christmas card production now though, which is why there are three this month.

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Circle snippets and a visit to Stoneywell

I made a card the other day here using this die and of course when it was cut I had some waste. I also cut it in bright pink as I wasn't sure which colour I was going to use. Well I just didn't want to throw away the waste - so this is the resulting card. Although it has to stop at some point as every time I cut it this could go on for some time!

I stamped some splodges using a Kirsty Wiseman stamp and then put the die over the top and reinserted some of the waste from each of the cuts. Finally a sentiment from a Hero Arts set.

I'm going to the playground to show everyone and welcome Sarn back too. Just before I go you might want to know my of an outing to a National Trust property yesterday - Stoneywell in Leicestershire. It's a fairly new property and I only found out about it thanks to the lovely Ange and her wonderful blog here - which is also worth a look.

Stoneywell is built in the Arts and Crafts style and although small inside it was a brilliant visit and wonderful gardens to see too.

Originally it had a thatched roof as can be seen from this painting.

The larder
Of course I had to have a photo of the typewriter
Wouldn't you just love a window seat like this?

Monday, 22 August 2016

LIM #290 - Exotic

The Less is More challenge inspired me to make these three cards this week on the theme of Exotic.

The first card features a set of stamps that I just had to have - they got delayed and then never saw ink until today - 2+ years later!!! I made a background using the new spellbinder tool n one brayer with TH inks. Then I decided my newest die (sticks frame)- which someone used a few weeks ago I think seemed to fit nicely. I cut it up and used it slightly differently to the original configuration.

Second card uses the new Leonie circle stencil (look out for a snippets card featuring this!) and a sheet of Crafters Companion Destination collection. The sentiment is from Hobby Art.

Third card is CC Destination collection again. Used one of the toppers trimmed slightly and mounted onto card and another background made with the mini brayer. Finally some embossing using a Hero Arts stamp.

Sunday, 21 August 2016

Fabulous florals

The challenge on Allsorts challenge blog this week is Fabulous Florals and I thought it was the perfect opportunity to use my newest poppy stamp and die from Ken Oliver.

I used a stencil for the background and the sentiment is from Clarity.

Saturday, 20 August 2016

Fussy cutting with stencil and mask

I decided to have a play with some old favourite Clarity Stamps. First though I used a the Clarity mask to put the colour down around the figure, then lifted the mask and using the stencil filled it in with TH pumice stone. I took the montage stamp and stamped over the figure then using the standalone basque stamp, stamped onto vellum. I also stamped two of the words onto vellum and heat embossed with clear powder and then using Cosmic Shimmer metallic gilding polish over the back of the vellum. I then fussy cut around all of these elements.
I used a TL die to cut the artwork and give the holes around the edges, then mounted onto black card and finally onto a base card which I had stamped with some more Clarity word chain stamps.

I'm entering this into the Clarity Stamp Challenge #42 - fussy cutting and
Craft Stamper magazine Take it Make it August challenge - stencils and masks.

Friday, 19 August 2016

Sophisticated snippets

Those of you that know how much of a fashionista I am will realise I had to have this die (and it's companions!) but just look - I already own this cushion.

So I really did need to have it LOL!

The Less is More challenge this week is "Something French" and playing along with this led to my card, but as it is not one layer I couldn't enter it. I can see me putting this lady in lots of different settings but for now with the addition of the french script from SU she is in France. I chose not to put the glass in her hand, which by the way, if you look at the cushion has always seemed to me that her hand is not quite right........

So pleased to have used a card blank I have had for years too. As the dies were all cut from the snippets box I'm off to the Snippets playground to enter.