Monday, 30 June 2014

Happy Everything Again

This stamp set is so fantastic to colour in every medium I have used so far, I've tried copics, stamping up markers, watercolour and now prismas. I took some of these stamped images with me on a recent trip and spent many a happy hour colouring them with my prismas, only problem was trying to match them to card or papers once I got home, next time I think I will take some papers to match with me.

I was inspired by several cards made with this set my Stephanie's fab design team, I combined a few of the elements and hopefully I have done the image justice.

Image and sentiment: "happy everything" Clearly Besotted
Card: white is Michaels 110lb, purple is Core'dinations
Die: "notebook" edge from mft
Ink: "lilac posies" memento and "black liquorice" hybrid ink from mft

Thursday, 26 June 2014

You are Amazing

I fell for this set from pti but I was being a bit tight and only bought the dies, of course when I came to use the dies without the stamp didn't work, so of course I had to get the stamps, I sometimes wonder will I ever learn lol.

I have wanted to try the watercolour background for a while but I don't have a lot of watercolour paper to practice so I found some old papermill card and decided to give it a whirl, I have to say I'm very impressed it reacted with the water brilliantly, die cut like a dream and is now enjoying a new lease of life in my craft room.

I used three distress inks for this background, evergreen bough, salty ocean and tumbled glass. I smushed them onto my craft sheet, spritzed with water then just dropped and smushed the paper into the ink, once it was dry I pounced it back into the pools of ink to get a more concentrated colour. Such an easy process I can't believe I've not done it before.

Image and sentiment: "amazing" pti
Dies: blueprints 15 by mft and amazing by pti
Card: Papermill
Embossing powder: Stampendous detail white.

Challenges: less is more

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Greeting Farm Tress

Its so long since I coloured I had kind of forgotten how to do it, my copics have been unused for a few months and I was a bit scared to pick them up again but I needn't have worried cos it was a joy to colour again even if it isn't perfect. I purchased two of the "super secret" stamp club from the greeting farm, I love that they are princesses and I have my eye on the two newly released ones.

Image: "tress" The greeting farm
Sentiment : "party animal" avery elle.
Dies: blueprints 3, 12 and 14
Card: Sno cone and pink lemonade both mft and Michaels 110lb white
Background : linen stamp mft and matching mft ink.

Skin - E13, 11, 00, 000, R20
Eyes - YG95, 93
Hair - E55, 53, 51, 50
Flowers - YG95, Y32, 35, R85
Dress - R81, 83, 85, BG13, 11, 10

Friday, 20 June 2014

Lean on Me

I know I'm unusual but I always make my own birthday card from my hubbie, I know this is the only way I will get one plus this way I get to purchase items to make the card as well.

I was tempted by the good friend Incy who informed me that MDS had a sale so of course I had to go look and a few things fell into my basket. I used a style that I have been admiring on Vicky's blog and have wanted to try for a while of course first I needed to purchase the MFT blueprint.

Image: "lean on me" Unity Stamps from Make the Day Special
Papers:"fiddlesticks" MME
Card: "lavender moon" pti and "smoky slate" Stampin Up
Dies: Blueprints 1, 13, 14 and horizontal stripes all mft

Skin - E13, 11, 00, R02
Hair - E21, 23, 27, 29
Shorts - B97, 93, 91
Tshirt - N02, 00,
Cat - N7, 5, 2
Chair - V95, 93, 91
Ground - W3, 1, 0

Thursday, 19 June 2014

Scientifically speaking

At school ( I know it was a long time ago) I loved anything scientific, experiments, periodic table, reactions of elements, you name it I found it fascinating. I still remember the Liebig condenser and being amazed that you could combine the same elements using different techniques and get different compounds, see I told you I was fascinated lol.

I bought the clearly besotted science set straight away and couldn't wait to ink it up.

Card : Michaels 110lb
Ink : mft steel grey
Stamps : "scientifically speaking" clearly besotted
Dies : "scientifically speaking" clearly besotted and blueprints 15 from mft
Enamel dots : Teresa Collins

Challenge: Clearly Besotted

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Another less is more one layer challenge

So after I made the thanks card from yesterday I couldn't stop and ended up making two more, I used different sentiments and colours but the same idea. I really enjoyed making these and thought they might make perfect note let gift sets.

Image: "ruby reprise" pti and "petal parade" stamping up
Sentiment: "wet paint" pti
Inks: royal velvet, winter wisteria, lavender moon, plum pudding all pti and versa fine onyx black

Image: "ruby reprise" pti and "petal parade" stamping up
Sentiment: "wet paint" pti
Inks: lemon tart, harvest gold, summer sunrise and orange zest all pti and versa fine onyx black

Challenge: Less is More

Monday, 16 June 2014

Less is more one layer challenge

I always admire the cards people make for lim but I don't normally take part, well I decided to have a go and it's ok for a first attempt, I did enjoy making it though and think I might make it in a few more colours. I needed a thank you card and thought that was a good starting point, I used the wet paint set from pti for the sentiment, such a lovely set and now they are releasing dies I might need/want those as well. For the flowers I used a salebration Stampin up set and Ruby Reprise to fill in the gaps.

Images : "ruby reprise" pti and "petal parade" stampin up
Inks: raspberry fizz, hibiscus burst, sweet blush and versafine onyx black
Sentiment : "wet paint" pti

Challenges : simply less is more

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Oh No Polly and her Perfume again.....

I love this stamp as you could probably tell if you look back through my blog. She is so versatile and looks great coloured brightly like below or subtly. I was going to paper piece the chair this time but once I got my copics out there was no stopping me. The papers I used have a bit of significance as the person the card this is for lives in Newport and thats what the paper collection was called, good job she likes bright colours lol.

Image: "polly and perfume" Uptown Girls by Stamping Bella
Papers: "Newport" Sassy Designs Inc
Cardstock: "Tempting Turquoise" Stampin Up
Sentiment: "big birthday wishes" a la mode by MFT
Dies: stitched circles, circle stax 2, sentiment strips, bracket border all MFT
Numbers: "cherry limeade" cricut cart

Skin - E11, 00, 000
Hair - E29, 27, 25, 23
Sofa - BG07, 05, 02
Dress - YR09, 07, 04, 02, 12

Monday, 2 June 2014

Mad About....Fishing?

I bought this stamp at the same time as the golf one I used in september last year, they are both very large stamps and they lend themselves to paper piecing which you know is one of my favourite things to do. I started this card in September but it has taken me this long to make it into a card, I just couldn't decide what size and shape of card to use and in the end went for a simple one as I felt the image says it all.

I have used the first paper pack I ever bought, its by Papermania and is all blues, oranges and browns but I have lost the front cover so have no idea what it is called lol. It was perfect for paper piecing though as there were lots of small bits already cut. As I used both recycled card and snippet I am off to the playground.

Image: "fishing" woodware
Card: Old file folders
Paper: Papermania

Challenge: Snippet Playground