Tuesday, 15 June 2021

STAMPlorations ... June Theme and Photo Reminder

 Well here we are half way through June and you still have time left to join in with the STAMPlorations Theme and Photo challenge - if you haven't joined in yet then get out your supplies and create.


For the launch I chose Blue and Yellow and for the reminder I've kept the yellow and replaced the blue with green.



Another mixed media piece, this time a journal page.  Lots of paint, die cuts and layers!

I used:
                           - Trendy Leaves Coordinating Dies
                           - For the Birds Dies
                           - Trendy Spring Blooms Coordinating Dies
                           - Stitched Tags Nesting Dies
                           - Art Marks Stamp Set
                              - Clear Stickers Inspirational #2
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I hope you have time to join in with the challenge and look forward to seeing your projects.

Keep Crafting!

Saturday, 12 June 2021

Less is More ... Colour challenge

 Morning all!!  Time for a new challenge at Less is More and this time we have a colour challenge:

The possibilities seem endless for this challenge - I sometimes find it difficult to know where to start with colour challenges.  But after some thought I came up with this card:



I stamped and heat embossed the circles and use Inktense pencils and a water brush to colour each one.  I stamped and heat embossed the words.  A simple card with a simple design which could have been a one layer card but actually I created the design on a separate piece of card!

I used:
Simon Says Stamp Lots of Dots stamp set.
Kaisercraft Pretty Little Things
Inktense Pencils.

Remember to check out the blog and see the amazing designs from the rest of the design team.

Keep  Crafting!

Friday, 4 June 2021

UNIKO ... Guest Designer, Take Two!

Have you joined in with the current challenge at UNIKO?  If not I'm here to remind you that you still have time to get creating and join in - so what are you waiting for?


Hopefully my card will help to inspire you to get out your supplies and get creating!




I stamped and het embossed the images and then coloured them with distress ink before using a selection of dies to cut partial images.  I've adhered some to the card base with foam tape and some flat to add interest and dimension.

I used:
UNIKO You Are, Yes You Stamp set
Distress Ink - Picked Raspberry
Cosmic Shimmer Gold Embossing Powder.

I've enjoyed being part of the UNIKO team.  I hope you will join in with the challenge and look forward to seeing your creations.

Stay Safe!

Tuesday, 1 June 2021

STAMPlorations ... June Theme and Photo

 It is time for a new Theme and Photo Challenge at STAMPlorations - I hope you are ready to get creating!!  This months challenge is:


Which colours will you choose?  I've chosen Blue and Yellow:



The background is created using tissue paper that I printed using a gelli plate, acrylic paints and stencils.  The tissue was then adhered to a die cut tag before I stitched around the edge to pull the whole design in.  I added some texture paste through a stencil for added dimension.  All of the layers were die cut from oddments of card printed on a gelli plate with the addition of some stamping.

I used:
STAMPlorations:

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I hope you will be inspired to join in with the challenge and remember to check out the other amazing designs from the design team.

Keep Crafting!

Saturday, 29 May 2021

Less is More ... Favourite Technique

 Good Morning! It is hard to believe that we are already at the end of May and it is time for a new challenge at Less is More - it is time for our Lucky Dip challenge and this time we would like to see you use your favourite technique.


So get your thinking caps on - what is you go to technique? Die cutting, stamping, heat embossing, stencilling - the list is endless.  My favourite technique (at the moment!) is water colouring.  I have two cards to share both using the same stamp - to me they show the versatility of water colouring as they both use the same two distress inks but they look very different.  The variation is created by varying the amount of water used to blend the ink.



This one has a soft and gentle appearance whereas the second card is far more vibrant.



This time, more than ever, I am looking forward to finding out what your favourite technique is - I'm always looking for new ideas and inspiration from my fellow bloggers.  Remember to check out the Less is More blog to see what the rest of the Design Team have created.

Keep well!

Friday, 21 May 2021

UNIKO ... Guest Designer!

Welcome to this exciting post - I am guest designer for the new UNIKO challenge and I can't tell you how delighted I am.  I love UNIKO stamps - Bev's designs are just beautiful especially her Pure Florals range that simply capture the beauty of flowers.  I was lucky enough to be chosen as a winner earlier this year and part of the prize was to guest design for a challenge - so here I am to inspire and encourage you to join in with the new challenge:




I stamped the peony on a book page before water colouring with distress inks.  I fussy cut the image and adhered it to a die cut circle before adhering it to the card base with foam tape to add dimension.  I finished by stamping the sentiment.

I used:
UNIKO Pure Florals: Peony
             Simply Said Stamp set
Distress Inks - Picked Raspberry and Peeled Paint.
Dienamics Stitched Circles.

I hope that you can find the time to join in with the challenge - you just might win!

This is the card that I won the challenge with:












Stay Safe!

Saturday, 15 May 2021

STAMPlorations ... May Reminder

 This month seems to be whizzing by much like most of the year ... it is time to remind you that you still have time to join in with this month's STAMPlorations Theme and Photo challenge:


This month I seem to be on a bit of a mixed media kick and I have an art journal page to inspire you to join in with the challenge:



I created the background using a gelli plate acrylic paints and a selection of stencils. I added some torn book pages and washi tape to give a foundation for the birds and the sentiment. 

I used:
STAMPlorations - Lowercase Alpha Plate
                             Uppercase Alpha Plate
                             Leaves 1 Stencil
                             Leaf Prints Stencil
                            Trendy Birds 2 Stamp set
                             For the Birds Die set

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I hope you will find time to join in with the challenge and I look forward to seeing your creations.

Stay Safe!