Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Scalloped Scripture


Another fortnight has rolled past, it seems in the blink of an eye, and the new Word Art Wednesday Challenge is now open.  
Our sponsor this fortnight is The Stamps of Life , with a generous $25 voucher for the winner.

My card this time started with a sheet of paper from my spray box, that had predominantly gold spray on it, but there are some hints of blue there too. 

I die cut the scripture into an oval, and then framed it with the pink die cut frame, and mounted it over the fancy die cut which was layered over the background paper.

In the 'flowers' on the die cut, and around the edge of the scripture panel, I added some clear 
Kindy Glitz to enhance the sparkle of the card

Saturday, January 15, 2022

I'll See You At Noon


I had intended to post before this, but it has been a very busy time with lots of change - I have family now living with me, and another part of the family is packing sell their house and move to another town, so lots of babysitting etc going on...

This card was made for my New Zealand swap group where the challenge was to to use a funny picture or stamp of a creature, with a funny saying - this is my result, which the recipient loved, as they are no longer an early riser!!

The stamp set is from Art Impressions Spring Chicken set. and coloured with Polychromo pencils

Loved this sentiment, and stamped it in Espresso ink,  die cut it to form a speech bubble and added a 'pointer'.
There was some sponging with Memento Ladybug ink before I removed it from the die, then  ran the edges over the ink pad, and popped it up on foam dots.

The chicken I stamped in Memento Peanut Brittle ink, then coloured it.  
Glossy Accents was added to her mug and glasses

The panel looked rather bare, so I used an (old) edge embossing folder on the left hand end, and brushed it lightly with a fairly dry bush using more espresso ink to pick up the design.
The finished panel was mounted over a kraft, then red, cardstock.

The inside received the same embossing treatment.

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Monday, January 10, 2022

Desk Finds!!

Welcome, I am so glad you have visited.
And an extra welcome to Gail Jean, my newest follower. 
Gail, if you have a blog I would love to be able to follow you back.

I was sorting my desk the other day, and came across two pieces - this one where I had stamped with DO inks on an acrylic block onto water colour paper. This was the first print I took.

And this die cut, that was plain white and rather boring

I trimmed the print, and placed it to the left of a piece of cream linen textured card, rounding the right hand corners on both layers

To enliven the die cut, I covered it with Versamark ink, and then a layer of perfect pearl Perfect pearls, which gave it an incredible lustre.

I finished it with an sentiment embossed with Cranberry EP, (which is 20 years old and still going strong),  on yellow cardstock, trimmed to a fishtail on the left end of the panel.  To that I added a die cut dragonfly which I had cut from a purple sparkle card. 

I finished the inside with some glitter Washi in a matching pink tone.

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Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Copper, Scripture and a Bookmark


I trust you have had a wonderful New Year, and that all your resolutions will come to pass - 
I have got canny in my senior years and just don't make them - that way I am not disappointed or frustrated if they don't work out.   

This first challenge for the year over at Word Art Wednesday is sponsored by the wonderful company Top Flight Stamps, with a generous $25 voucher for the winner.

As soon as I saw how this scripture had been crafted, I thought of a bookmark

I had in mind to make it with a masculine slant, so once I had trimmed out the scripture, I layered it over a kraft layer cut to a slightly larger size.  The top was shaped with a paper Roses tag die

I had this wee Celtic knot stamp that I embossed in copper at the bottom of the text
I also embossed the edges of that panel with copper ep.

The top was finished with some twine and chiffon ribbon

Tuesday, December 28, 2021

A Christmas Card - at last


A special welcome to Jawad, my newest follower. 

As intended yesterday, here is my Christmas card for this year... 

I kept to a traditional colour scheme of red green and gold,
and featured the wonderful tree stamp from the Sweet 'n' Sassy O Holy Night set. stamped onto some white snippets, and die cut, then layered over a green snippet, trimmer to give just a small border.

The background was created by mixing iridescent paste with Brutus Monroe Phonebook ink spray, and using the ARTplorations Confetti Circles stencil

A wee piece of red bakers twine featured across the top - in some cases I used a piece of gold lame ribbon when the stencilling had not quite gone right ...

Monday, December 27, 2021

Times three


This was going to be the post that I shared my Christmas card on, only I discovered I had not taken a photo of it - oops, thankfully I still have a 'spare' that I can take a photo of.

This card was made as a swap for a wee New Zealand group I am in, and the theme set for December was "three"  Very flexible, the idea being that we use groups of three on the card

The layered peony had three layers to the stamping, and was coated with Wink of Stella,
and three leaves.

The card had three techniques - embossing, die cutting,  and paint splattering
and three mediums - paint, card and cheesecloth

The sentiment had three words

There were six rhinestones (2x3) and there were three panels in the design
There were also three colours - red, gold and black.

This inside was finished with a simple stamp of the outline layer of the flower.

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the flower was die cut