Wednesday, June 19, 2019

More Daisies


So glad you could call by again

I have used daisies from the Graphic Fairy again this week for the Word Art Wednesday Challenge  - I just loved the illustrations of daisies that Karen shared, and they are free for downloading here 

I fussy cut the daisy image after printing off the verse in a fairly large format so it is easier to read.
I used a Memory Box Stitched rectangle die to cut it out, but had to adapt the die cut for a good 'fit'.

I mounted the daisy image and verse onto some chrome yellow cardstock, then added the green gingham across the bottom of the card.

A bow at the base of the daisies. and some green rhinestones and the card was finished.

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(top line, Sentiment, Image, Die cut)
(Twist not used)

Friday, June 14, 2019

Bleached Flowers

Thank you for calling in.

I made this card for swap in a small online group of stampers that I belong to, and the challenge last month was to use bleach on our cards. 
 I decided to make a Brusho background on watercolour paper, after reading this tutorial,

The image was from the Happy Little Stampers set called Especially For You [the store appears to have now closed], and I embossed it using a Brutus Monro e.p. called Sandstone [which appears to be discontinued]
I masked the flowers as I stamped them, and after embossing them, I coloured the stems with a sharp Prismacolor pencil

I then applied household bleach to the flower petals, waited as the 'magic' happened, then repeated the bleach treatment, not only then, but also again next morning.

I layered the image panel, offset, over some green card.  Stamped and white embossed the sentiment on a snippet of the same green, and cut it into a banner at one end.  Both layers were then mounted on an orange base.   A few white sequins were randomly added, and wee bow finished the card. 

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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Sketchy Flower - Repeated Impressions


This card was made using only one stamp from the STAMPlorations set Blooming Buds.

I inked the stamp for the feature image using markers, coloured it with watercolours, then layered Wink of Stella over it!  The background was also water coloured.

I double die cut the frame from orange card stock and adhered the image behind the frame.

 I randomly stamped the image using Versamark Ink over the background, and clear embossed it,  The framed image was mounted onto the background using some card from a cereal box to add some dimension.

The yellow card front was mounted onto the orange base, and some ribbon layered over corrugated card was added to one side of the panel,

The final detail was the embossed sentiment, cut to a banner shape and layered offset over a blue banner

The inside was finished with some washi tape.

I appreciated the break I had, and am feeling the better for it, and I will shortly get back to visiting your blogs and commenting.  Thank you for your support and patience.

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I used the top line - sentiment, image and die cut.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Blessed - Mia's Gift


Now I am back on my computer, I can properly welcome Pauline Bird of Crafting With Cotnob, Meena of  Dreamation Designs, and Christa, who does not blog.

I arrived home this afternoon from a meeting and discovered that there was parcel waiting for me at the local Post Office, I couldn't wait, so went into town and collected it.

It was a gift from Mia, of Craftartista, who celebrated her birthday with a giveaway, and my name was one of those drawn... she is so very generous - this is the parcel as I opened it, with a card and some hand made paper on top

A coin purse, two dies, some dimensional cutouts, ribbons and a wee cloth cat

A stencil, stamps, sparkly stuff galore, flatback pearls, tassels, flowers, a ring, pendant,earrings ....

Washi tape, fluffy flower ribbon, herbal teas, and the absolutely best part of all for me

My first ever House Mouse stamp!!

Thank you Mia - I am so blessed by your generosity

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

WAW and Graphics Fairy

and a very warm welcome to my new followers. I will link up to your blogs (if you have one) later in the week, when I will be back on my computer .

This card is my DT card for the new 
Word Art Wednesday challenge,  starting today.

I was so pleased that I was able to import this week's free scripture onto the gorgeous vintage art piece that I obtained from the Graphics Fairy website. 

I mounted the print over a mid green card,  and then onto the dark green base. I added a row of white dots with a signo white pen.

This is a closeup of the daisy image,

And of the butterfly 

I finished the inside of the card with a piece of green striped Washi tape

No links again today...  Maybe next week 

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Simply curved Roses

This will be a brief post as I am using my phone. 

This card was made using a stamp and die set from Simply Stamps

The roses were stamped on and cut from some watercolour paper I had used Brusho's on,  the sprayed with silver glimmer spray when dry

I adhered the roses in a curve onto to patterned paper

Them embossed the sentiment in gold,  and added a wee ribbon bow to finish

The inside Washi tape reflected the outside colours
I am not linking to any challenges due to having limited data and connection - the joys of first world problems!! 

Friday, May 24, 2019

Spray, Sparkle and Bleach


I have recently been 'playing' with bleach on my cards... this time I used Brushos in the background, activating them with both a Lindy's spray and water on watercolour paper. 

I had taped my paper down before making the background, thus the colours did not really 'run', but stayed as speckled, aided by the fact I used minimal moisture.

I stamped and copper embossed this fabulous image from Rubberdubadoo Stamps - (it
is one of my oldest stamps, and has been well used - I was so pleased to see they still stock it!)
I then bleached out the background inside the pear and leaves, and when it was dry, I painted  the areas with watercolours - the bleach was not fully dry, and I had fun with the paint reacting to it ... 

To keep to the rustic/autumnal feel of the panel, I layered burlap, organza and sparkly gold ribbons on the left of the panel, and die cut and stamped a tag with the sentiment embossed in copper, adding some more of the sparkly gold ribbon to the tag.

This last photo shows some of the shimmer and shine in the background

I did add some washi tape to the inside of this card, but had written in it before I remembered to photograph it!

I may not be visiting blogs for the next two weeks as I will be in an area without internet access, but I will pre-schedule some posts, and hope that they 'work'. 

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Wednesday, May 22, 2019

An Embossed Black Background


Another week has rolled around, and it's time for anew challenge over at Word Art Wednesday - and the scripture this week is from Isaiah 28 v29.

I decided to make an elongated card with this scripture, and to go a bit grungy so it could be used for a man or woman. 

I started with by halving a rich cream piece of A4 card width-wise,  then folding one of the pieces lengthwise.

Over this was layered a piece of black card that I had stencilled through a crocodile stencil by T.H. with Versamark ink, then embossed  with clear embossing powder. 

Before adhering this to the base, I tied some rough twine around one end.

The scripture was trimmed and layered onto some corrugated card - it had been smooth on both sides, so I tore off the outer layer on one side, leaving it a bit rough - 
one end was also roughly cut on an angle.

I kept the card simple so the scripture could take the eye, but I love how the textures have come together to give this some character. 

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Friday, May 17, 2019

Birthday Croak


I would like to extend a warm welcome to my newest follower, Patrica Gomez. Please let me know if you too have a blog Patrica, so I may visit you.

This card was made for a young boy - 
although I can think of several lasses who may appreciate this one!

The sentiment was stamped over a stencilled snippet of card, cut to a banner shape.  The main panel of the card was splattered with blue ink as a start.

The frog was stamped, and coloured with my Prisma Color pencils before being cut  from another snippet of card and adhered to the main panel,  The reeds were stamped, and the die cut splash and water drops cut from a snippet of blue card, adhered and coated with glossy accents, as were the frogs eyes.

I stamped the bottom of the inside of the card with the same reeds I used on the front, using London Fog ink. 

All the stamps, the stencil and die cuts were freebies from a magazine.

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Saturday, May 11, 2019

Birthday Fishes


This card was made for a wee lass turning three - hence the three fish

All stamps  were from the Sweet n Sassy Birthday Pals set - 
which appears not to be available any longer.  
The fish were embossed with silver onto vellum, with a touch of colour added to  the cheeks and lips.

The sentiment was embossed directly onto the patterned paper, which was a snippet from my 'promise box'.  (I promise I will use it one day).

The patterned paper was adhered to the blue card base, and edged with a snippet of white sparkle card top and bottom, and an extra snippet of blue sparkle card was added to the bottom edge.
The fish were adhered, and I doodled with a silver pen around the edges of the card to frame it. 

I added a white insert and cut a wavy edge on it to mimic the waves.

Thank you for all those who left comments and best wishes regarding my surgery - it all went well, and I am down to small dressings now, and they stay on until they "fall off", by which time the stitches will have dissolved too... I get the histology results at my next appointment in 4-5 weeks when I go to the follow up appointment. 

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