Saturday 14 January 2017

It's 'TREND WEEK' at Just Us Girls

Bobby is Hosting this weeks Trend Challenge at
Just Us Girls and chose
'All Over Stamping'
Now I had the stamp set I used here in line for another challenge
but realized it was 'perfect' for this one instead.
It is SU - Timeless Textures and this is another stamp set
that has so many ways you can use it.
I got out a bunch of Tim Holtz Distress Inks
and just started inking and stamping randomly and as you can see
it lands up an 'all over stamping' background
for my butterfly which is by the way
a left over from a few I made last year.
How perfect was that? The only thing I had
to add to my background was some Inka Gold
as I had added it to my butterfly.
I cut my background with a stitched die
and framed it then added to my card base.
I die cut my 'Happy' from Impression Obsession
attached it to the butterfly and
stamped the Birthday (from Pink & Maine)
Finished with a gem.

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Thursday 12 January 2017

Pansies on Sunday

The challenge over at CAS on Sunday is to make a card with
black/white and one other colour. I chose purple (of course)
I'm afraid the photo doesn't do justice to this lovely stamp.
As the heading says CAS - this really was.
White card stock for all layers.
I heat embossed the pansie which was given by a dear friend
(Thanks Cheri) in black
and coloured three of the flowers with
Tim Holtz Wilted Violet
Added a touch of shimmery paints and
sponged lightly on the background.
The card base looked so stark in white so
I inked/spritzed a sheet of acetate with the wilted violet
and randomly added the colour.
Both stitched frames were popped.
Added pearls to finish. I would loved to have added
yellow ones but not for this challenge.
A close up showing the shimmer.
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Tuesday 10 January 2017

It's about being a bit 'ARTY'

The current 'Theme & Sketch Challenge' at
Details are Here

You can go with just the 'Theme' which is Mixed Media
or the 'Sketch'. I went with both.
I love getting my hands a bit inky with Mixed Media
and am just a beginner at it so when this challenge
called for just that I knew what I was going to play with.
I started with ARTplorations Nestled Circles Stencil
using Silver Metallic Paint & Gel Medium.
After that was dry I got all inky with
watered down Jo Sonja Deep Yellow on a paintbrush
and began to 'splatter'.
Again I waited till that dried.
The floral image I used is
STAMPlorations Bloom Happy
It had been heat embossed with Zing Charcoal.
and cut  with the CUTplorations Matching Die
It was coloured with a variety of inks & paints
adding dots from a white uniball pen and popped.
Here is a closer view of the depth of the 
silver metallic acrylic paint.
Added a few grey splatters to the background.
The sentiment is from the same stamp set.
I thought it a perfect match for the sunny flower
which was heat embossed with Zing Metallic Finish
to blend with the stencilled background. 
I used an EK Success corner rounder punch
and added a metallic silver piece of paper
to the side then popped that to finish. 
I am so loving all my new goodies from STAMPlorations
and being part of the Talented Team for the next 3 months.
Hope you will go over and join in the fun like I did.
 There are so many different prizes to be won
and if you aren't in it - you can't win them.
I am going to pop this card over at Dare2bartzy
'cause I got lots of new 'stuff'
I've got 'Layers'
and I used a Die
Hope I can join both challenges with this card.
Thanks for coming to visit.
Hope you will come back again soon.

Monday 9 January 2017

For a 'Special Aunt'

Over the weekend I had the absolute pleasure celebrating
a huge milestone birthday for my husband's Aunt.
She has turned '90' and is still so full of life laughing and living.
I may add that her sister who is 93 is doing the same!
It was a huge family get together and was such a happy
day with the weather  - just perfect.
Of course I had to make a special card and went with
soft colours and the beautiful stamp set from Altenew
Beautiful Day. I hope I did it justice.
 I chose the top left inspiration photo
(Double D Challenge below)
 as my feature point being floral. The colour of my flower
is not the same as the photograph but the smaller flowers
do have a touch of apricot blending in.
My new stamp positioning  tool came in so handy
as I stamped the images all at once.
I did stamp a second one and die cut it to
add on top for dimension.
I inked up my rose with various coloured inks
and touching it up with metallic water colour paints
which has given it a lovely sheen.
The centre of the flower has been dotted with
a white uniball.
Sentiment is also from this stamp set.
Added a piece of mulberry paper to the side
some pearls and corner rounded to finish.

I am going to join in the Birthday Celebrations over at
Double D Challenges for their  Anniversary Celebration

and Seize the Birthday
for their Anything Goes Birthday

That's it for this time round.
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