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.

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Lime Love

I had two challenges in mind when I made this card The Paper Players Sketch 288 by Leanne and The Color Throwdown 386.
I started with some free digital papers I had printed out on photo paper yonks ago from Mel's Stampz. She does not seem to be blogging these days but her site is full of wonderful resources. I cut these with a fishtail die MFT Blueprint #24. The cross bar is from MFT Blueprint #2 and the little heart from MFT Blueprint #8. The bird cage  by Memory Box and 'With love' by Spellbinders .

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

More Sharing the Love at Winnie and Walter

I could not go to sleep last night until I had completed this card inspired by an example on Winnie and Walter's blog by Shay. At 0200 my husband suggested it was bedtime..."just sticking down the sequins says me". I did leave it and go to bed so the sequins were well and truly stuck when I woke up this morning:)
I had cut out a piece of patterned vellum with SSS Coverplate die 'Mighty Bloom'. Before sticking it down I used Distress ink 'Spun Sugar' to make a watercolour wash on my card stock. I masked off and stamped 'Thinking of' from a SSS stamp set called 'Handwritten Borders'. I cut it out and layered it on some hot pink polka dot paper. Next I used the 'You' die from the Papertrey Ink 'Wonderful Words' set and cut it 4 times (I could not decide which colour pink matched best). In the end I layered them one on top of the other with the polka dots on top. I added the sequins which are actually an iridescent sequin on top of a coloured one to soften the brightness to match the vellum better. Voila all done.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Share the Love Week with Winnie and Walter.

Over on Winnie and Walter's blog they are having a Share the Love Week featuring 'Felicity' by Pinkfresh Studio. Looking through the examples by Shay and Heather I was inspired to make a card for some friends who are having their 40th (Ruby) wedding Anniversary next month. The background is a digital print out available in Winnie and Walter's shop under 'Freebies'. Never having used a digital file before I thought I would give it a go.This particular one reminded me of the facets on a gem a'la Heather's card. I sponged it ombre style with Impress dye inks 'Old Rose and Poppy Red' and Distress ink 'Fired Brick'.  The cutaway word Shay used inspired me to use 'Happy Anniversary' from 'The Big, the bold and the Happy' stamp set. The banner is by Taylored Expressions and the flourish unknown. I used gold rub-ons for the initials on the banner and numbers on the flourish.