Tuesday 28 June 2016

Peony delight ...

Today's card is all about flowers, water colours and stencils:

I used:
Hobby Art Peonies Stamp set
Distress Inks - Picked Raspberry, Tumbled Glass, Squeezed Lemonade, Spiced Marmalade and Crushed Olive.
Memory Box stencil.

I'm entering the following challenges:
"Less is More" #282, it is theme week and the theme is to us a stencil

Penny Black and More June Challenge - Flower Power


Wednesday 22 June 2016

Birthday Boy ...

It's my son's birthday today!  This is the card I made for him:

I stamped and heat embossed the background stamp and then randomly coloured the triangles. Stamped and heat embossed the sentiment and adhered it with foam squares to add some dimension.  The hardest thing about the card was the random colouring! Random is definitely not as easy as I think it should be!

I'm going to enter the following challenges:

Sieze the Birthday - Anything Goes
TIME OUT Challenges #59 - Masculine with the optional twist of mixed media.


Sunday 19 June 2016

Sunshine Roses ...

Nowadays it is unusual for me to post two cards for the challenge at "Less is More" ... but this weekend I seem to have had some time to craft.  I must thank Kathyk at Purple Princess Diaries for reminding me about a technique using gesso, gelatos and baby wipes!

This is the card:

I started by painting a piece of card with gesso, letting it dry and then blending yellow and orange gelato sticks over it.  I then took an IndigoBlu stencil of roses and a wet baby wipe to remove colour.  The result is a water bleached effect! Bright and cheerful roses.

This will be my second entry in the "Less is More" challenge where the theme is "Faux Bleach"


Saturday 18 June 2016

Water bleaching ...

No words of wisdom today ... just a card:

I created the panel buy covering a piece of card with Picked Raspberry distress ink.  I then stamped and heat embossed the panel with a small peony stamp.  I "bleached" the colour from the flowers with water and added a sentiment heat embossed onto vellum.  I die cut a a stitched rectangle and adhered it to a piece of fun foam before mounting it on to the card.

I am entering the following challenges:

"Less is More" #281 - the theme is 'Faux Bleaching'

Penny Black and More June Challenge - Flower Power


Wednesday 15 June 2016

Speedy Happy Birthday ...

I am pleased that when time is short I can manage to find an idea for a card that I think works!!  June and July are busy times for family birthdays ... I had hoped I would be more organised this year and have all the cards ready to post - maybe next year!!

This card combines many techniques - alcohol inks with yupo paper, stamping and heat embossing and die cutting!! - an interesting combination, at least I think so.  Here is the card:

I'm going to enter the June challenge at CAS Mix Up Challenge


Tuesday 14 June 2016

Father's Day times two ...

Good evening ... I've been to side tracked to post anything on my blog recently ... but tonight I've managed to create two cards for Father's Day. Both cards have been inspired by this week's challenge at "Less is More" - One Layer card with Splatters - both cards have splatters unfortunately I forgot about the one layer element for the second card!!!

Not a brilliant photograph as it is brighter really

A simple card involving masking, stamping and a little ink blending!

My second card:

Simple stamping with a window and some scrabble tiles but not One Layer!!


Wednesday 1 June 2016

New cushion design ...

I've been busy with my sewing machine ... that's the beauty of having a few days off work!  I'm trying out some new designs hoping to find a winner!  This is the first of my 2016 cushions:

For VW Beetle fans!
It was inspired by the VW Camper cushion I made previously.

This is how they look alongside each other: