Thursday, April 21, 2016

Freshly Made Sketches #233

I was playing with a stamp a girlfriend gave me (which I believe is Penny Black) and a piece of card stock I had made using Epsom Salts to get a crystalline effect. The two just went together as the little mouse is skiing on a leaf. There are two mice on the stamp but I masked one off.
The circle and the rectangles were cut using MFT dies Stax set #1 and Blueprints #24.
The sentiment is by a now defunct Australian company 'Stylish Images'. I used a clear glitter Wink of Stella brush to paint the mouse's scarf and the leaf it is on. A few tiny crystals finish it off.
I am going to enter it in  Freshly Made Sketches #233.

Mother's Day Butterfly

For our monthly craft group yesterday we played with the concept of pleated skirt fold cards  as seen here 
Using some double sided paper from my stash, stamps from Winnie and Walter and dies from Memory Box I made this card for my mum.
The Paper Players challenge #291 is all about butterflies which made me think this card would be suitable.

Sunday, April 03, 2016

Freshly Made Sketches #230 version 2

I had to make a second card, just could not help myself, actually I had quite a few ideas once I got started on this challenge.
So here is version 2 of Freshly Made Sketches #230
The stamped image is by Lucy's Stamps (a now defunct Australian company) and was coloured with my Tombow markers and a silver Wink of Stella Glitter brush on the flower. The banner was cut using SSS 'Folded Banner' die and the words also by SSS from the 'Banner Sayings' set.

Freshly Made Sketches #230

Freshly Made Sketches has a lovely simple sketch this week.
My interpretation was simple and dictated by a piece I had lying around on my desk, the Memory Box die 'Musical Interlude'. 'Thank you' is a Spellbinders In'spire die from the 'Celebration Two' set. The background was stamped with Vivid yellow dye ink yellow using Hero Arts 'Raindrop Background' stamp then run through  a Cuttlebug embossing folder. After I had placed it on yellow card stock I used some Wink of Stella clear glitter pen on the thank you.