Monday, 19 February 2018

Just because...

 This morning I have finished a card from the weekend.... using the challenge at Shopping Our Stash - You stamped with what??    and I've used a feather which I inked with DOX and used a roller to get a good image - I flipped it and repeated for two feathers. I stamped on my sentiment, feather and ink well and as the  panel looked really bare I used a script stamp and some inked foam packing sheet (below) to fill in. 
I am also posting to Watercooler Wednesday challenge WWC157 - Heidi's All About Occasions...
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Shopping Our Stash Weekly Challenge Blog

Shopping Our Stash #341 - You Stamped With What??

Saturday, 17 February 2018

Joyful Moments

Don't you just think the photo of the kingfisher as this months inspiration at Rubber Dance is wonderful... love those rich colours... so I've used them (orange, turquoise and lime) as my element on this artwork.  I gave my background panel a water wash with Distress Oxides and then used coloured some texture paste and added some foliage with a stencil. I used another stencil and sponged on some 'rings in the water'.  I stamped my image, coloured it and fussy cut then used foam tape to raise him.  To finish I stamped my sentiment and mounted the panel on blue card. My good camera is playing up so my colours aren't true with this little digital.
I am posting to Stamplorations Never Ending Anything Goes challenge too.
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Friday, 16 February 2018

Hugs for You

My card today is for the Muse challenge #253 with inspiration from Tracey (below)... I created a water wash background in blue and pink as I liked the two tones on her card... my water splotches didn't work too well.  Then I stamped my bear image, water coloured it with Distress Oxide ink and fussy cut it.  I stamped my 'hugs' sentiment and cut it out and added further sentiment to the back panel, then to finish popped up my image with foam tape.
I am also posting to Daily Markers 30 day Colouring Challenge - I'm a mite behind but we have a few days to add our last posts and Watercooler Wednesday challenge #157 - All Occasions - my sweet bear could be for any occasion.
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Red wine....

Since the start of the month I've had this stamp sitting on my desk.. patiently waiting, because I thought it would be ideal for this months CAS Mix Up challenge - use felt, cork or canvas.
So I stamped my image on cream card and watercoloured it with Distress Inks. Then drew my "CORK" on cork sheet (- that's been in my stash for years and not used, yeah at last) and cut it out.  Kept it simple - my elements are Stamping, Watercolour and Cork.    I am also posting to Addicted to Stamps and More - #279 Clean and Simple Challenge.  Thanks for visiting and enjoy your day


Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Flowers feed the Soul

Well here's a little something very different from me today - no colouring  ....instead some paper piecing and use of papers from my huge stash of patterned papers.  Very challenging and fun.
I stamped my peony flower a three times for each one on different papers and fussy cut them, then glued them in place. I also stamped and cut their stems and leave.  I used patterned paper for the background... flowers for a garden and green for the bed.  Then to finish I stamped the sentiment and die cut it with a stitched rectangle and sponged the edge. 

Southern Girls Challenge 

Mix It Up With Team Trace

Monday, 12 February 2018

Two Heart Cards....

Today I am happy to share my two cards using the same stamp for the Twofer Card challenge #2 - Hearts

This was really fun and challenging and I've used a very old heart stamp that hasn't seen the light of day for aaggges.
For my first card I stamped the image onto pink (Distress Oxide) water wash card and fussy cut the center heart, then restamped onto white card and fussy cut this and watercoloured the edges and eyelets of the 'lace', then glued them together with a little padding under the hear.   Then I decorated the floral area with a matching rose, ribbons, leaves and tiny punched flowers with pearl centers.
To finish I mounted my matching DP panel to white card cut with a zigzag die and added my stamped sentiment, with inked edges and tiny flower.  I am posting this card also to CAS Colours and Sketches #258 - colour palette,  and also to CAS-ual Fridays challenge CFC#192 - Hearts, hearts and more hearts. 
For my second card I stamped the heart image on white card and fussy cut the center heart, then sponged this with Wilted Violet DOX - masking the floral area.... this I painted with DOX and added Dimensional Magic to give this a shine and lift (adding the DM to DOX - changes the colours a little). Then I lightly stamped script to my background panel and layered it onto white card on my purple card base.  To finish I added a gauzy ribbon to my heart and a stamped and embossed sentiment.  I am also posting this card to Watercooler Wednesday challenge WWC15 - Anything Goes, Feminine.

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Saturday, 10 February 2018

I Love You ......

Being nearly Valentine's Day, I've chosen it as my holiday theme for the Addicted to Stamps and More challenge #28 - Holiday.  "It must be Love" is the theme this week at Simon Says Wednesday challenge and Stamplorations theme challenge for February is Love or Red.
For my background panel I have spritzed over a heart stencil with cherry red and overspritzed with Perfect Pearls to give it a lovely shine. Then I stamped and embossed my sentiment onto a die cut heart.  I made one of those mini envelopes from a large die cut heart with the edge sponged ingrey and stamped tiny hearts on the inside.
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Friday, 9 February 2018

Spread your Wings and Fly


This is my third card and a new creation today... a card swap friend sent me this die cut butterfly and I thought it teamed well with this monochromatic background which is actually the side of a tissue box (they do have lovely designs on them these days and yes I keep some of them). I layered it on matching yellow card to frame it and them stamped and embossed my sentiment.  I decided to give some shimmer to my butterfly so I glued sheer sparkly ribbon to it and fussy cut it out.  Then to finish my card I added some mini sequins to the butterfly and a scattering over the card.
I am playing along with Double 'D' challenge - use Sequins, CAS.ology - Butterfly (I hope my card is CAS), and to Happy Little Stampers - Anything Goes with Dies challenge. 
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