Monday, 25 May 2020

Steampunk in September

Are you a Steampunk Enthusiast and looking for
somewhere to showcase your creativity?
Look no more. There's a New Exciting Steampunk Blog 
in the making and come September it's all Go!

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Check out the Steampunk Challenge which includes a bit of
grunge and industrial bits thrown in. Join up
so you will be ready and itching to get started
and add a Note to your Diary.
First one starts on the 1st September and runs for the month
so check back often for more details a little bit down the track.

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PS In the meantime if you are itching to see some
amazingly talented Steampunkers showing their style
 there is a Blog Hop going live on the 19th June.
There are 14 sponsored prizes for commenting.
More details on that coming soon also.

Saturday, 23 May 2020

Photo Week at Just Us Girls

Hello and Welcome to my Saturday post for
Bobby is Hosting and picked an awesomely colourful one.

Here's a close up!

As soon as I saw this I KNEW what stencil
I was going to use. 
and isn't it just perfect!
My inspiration came from those chair covers.
Bobby was thinking the same as she has used the
same stencil on her card. How cool is that!
I kept it really simple. I love how when you 
use oxide inks on photo paper and after your inking dries
you wipe it over with a paper towel and the colours 'explode'
I did that multiple times shifting the stencil
to get lots of colourful layers.
I used Tim's Distress Glaze to seal
adding the die cut Hello from Pink Fresh Studio.
Attached to bright orange card stock to finish.
Pop over and see what our Guest Deborah
and my Team Mates created.

Hope to see your take on this fab photo in our Gallery.
Thanks for popping in

Wednesday, 20 May 2020

What lies 'Under the Sea'

We have the most beautiful photo at
Addicted to Stamps and More for this weeks Challenge.

I couldn't go past the sea shell covered in pearls.
As you can see that is where my inspiration came from.

Lots of smooching for my background,
stamping some fish netting, adding grit texture paste,
ink splatting, fussing cutting my coloured sea shells
 and popping them. Added lots of glitter, pearls
and gems. Finished with an appropriate sentiment.

Pop over and see how the Team were inspired
and come add yours to the Gallery.
Thanks for popping in.

Tuesday, 19 May 2020

It's Stencil Overload 2

Welcome back! Here is my second overloaded stencil card
for this month's CAS Stencil Challenge

I multi layered
ARTplorations Square Lots   Broken Glass   Bubble-Dance  
again with Tim's Oxide Inks then
Gel Medium to Just Flow and sprinkled with glitter.
Cut with a Spellbinder Die and framed.
Sentiment is an Impression Obsession Die cut.

Thanks for popping back in again.

It's Stencil Overload

I had a fun afternoon playing with my stencils for the
current CAS Stencil Challenge where we are
required to layer them.
Hello and Welcome!
I made two cards using some of the same stencils 
with totally different layouts. The first one is below.

I inked several of Tim's Oxide Inks through
ARTploration Sencils Weaving  Just Flow
Square Lots and Texture Paste for dimension with Barley.
 Cut on an angle and distressed the edges.
Sentiment is from STAMPlorations Bloom Happy.
Attached to white card base.
It was such fun playing with all my stencils,
some got inked for the first time too.
Why not give it a go. There are several videos
to check out if you need a helping hand.

Thanks for dropping in today.
My second overloaded stencil card
will be posted a bit later.

Sunday, 17 May 2020

My CAS Mix Up Resist Make

Hello and Welcome.
It's always fun to try new techniques and this month at
CAS Mix Up we are asked to try our hand at Gesso Resist.
This is something I haven't done with gesso.

 I chose to create my card with the technique that Susan used
from a You Tube Tutorial by Kim Schofield Here.
 I made several attempts and a few didn't make it
but after inking this one above maybe those throw away ones
may not have been so bad after all.

I blended Tim's Oxide inks and once dry
added some water splatters.
Continued on by randomly stamping Prima Marketing Fire Fly
 with some circles from the top of a water brush.
My main image is from Inspired by Stamping
which is unfortunately no longer in business.
I have had this set for quite a few years and this is
it's first inking. Shame on me!
I wanted to brighten the colours so
brushed on a coat of gloss gel medium.
I was undecided what colour to use as my base.
I had a black frame on white base then vice versa
but liked neither and came up with just a touch of black
and scoring around the white card base.
My sentiment is a sticker from Tim Holtz.
Thought it fitted nicely with the stamped  image.
That's my card done.
My Mix is - Gesso Resist, Gel Medium, Stamping,
Inking, Scoring, Stickers
I am popping this over to the
NBUS Challenge #14 where we play with
Never before Used Schtuff
(mine is the stamped image)

Thanks for dropping in today.
Really appreciate your kind comments.

Saturday, 16 May 2020

Colour Me 'Brightly'

It's our Colour Week at Just Us Girls
and Hosting is Lisa and looking for bright colours!

I made a really simple card as I wanted to ink up
a new to me (second hand) Dreamy Penny Black Stamp 
and decided to heat emboss in black.
Inked up my background with the above colours 
using Tim's Distress and Oxide Inks,
adding some black stenciled splatters
also from Tim.
Sentiment is from STAMPlorations and
heat embossed with glitter powder
which turned out a little different especially with the
smaller stamping not so clear.
Attached to bright pink card base.

Check out how our Guest Deborah and
the Team chose to showcase these bright colours
and hope to see yours in the Gallery this week.
Till next time

Reminder for STAMPlorations Stencil Challenge

Time for my reminder post for STAMPlorations 
Detail for the Stencil Challenge are Here

I have used the same shaving cream technique as
my earlier card using 
 SU Mossy Meadow and Calypsol Coral with
for my background. Once that was dry I
put the stencil back in the same place and
applied Dreamweaver Crackle Embossing Paste
After that had dried and cracked I added
Art Alchemy Waxes in Fire Ruby and Vintage Gold
to highlight the flower.
Added some gold splatters and heat embossed
my Blossoming Sentiment.
Unfortunately that set has been discontinued
and I will have to be more careful what stamps
I use in the future.
Sorry it is a little hard to read. It says
Every flower is a Soul
blossoming in nature.

Pop over and see what everyone else has created
as you still have time to join us this month.
Thanks for dropping in

Saturday, 9 May 2020

A 'Mini Trend for Just Us Girls

I'ts Trend Week at Just Us Girls
and Host this time round is Carol
choosing a very different Trend
and one maybe some of us wouldn't do very often.
It was a lot of fun working out just what to make.
After many attempts - some a bit too big and other -
well just weren't quite right.
Eventually I landed up with a few.
This is a regular size card with just a 'mini'
fussy cut frame and a Kaisercraft flower,
popped onto an embossed background that
I had lying around.
This is a much smaller card size (approx 4"x 4")
with a simple flower which has a bit of glitter in the centre,
some grunge and an appropriate sentiment.
I did have a third but could not get a decent photo 
so skipped that one. 

Pop over and see what our Guest Deborah Frings
and the Team created and join in
with yours in the Gallery.
Till next time -