Saturday 20 June 2020

Just Us Girls Colour Week

Hello and Welcome to my Saturday post for
Just Us Girls choosing the colours is our Host Vicki.
This is a popular mix and I am sure we will have
a great variety of card in our Gallery this week.

This was a simple card to make by stenciling
my background three time with the turquoise and kraft
adding texture with the white.
I then cut out several floral items, some I had already
lying around, arranging them with Press and Seal
and adhering them to the background.
Added a bow with the three colours
and a  SU Happy Birthday sentiment
and some Nuvo shimmer and roughed it up.
Pop over and see what our Guest Mugdha
and the Team created this week.

Thanks for dropping in. When this goes live I will be
in hospital recovering from knee surgery so commenting
may be a bit light on for a little while.
Catch you when I can

Friday 19 June 2020

It's a Steampunk Blog Hop

There is a Steampunk Blog Hop happening right now
with some amazing talented Steampunk Creations
made for you to swoon over and better still -
amazing and generous sponsors.
Check out the list below for details.
This is a long-ish post so maybe get a beverage of some sort
and enjoy the Hop!
Here is my make. 

Steampunk is pretty new to me so mine is CAS
with lots of colour, texture and a little dimension.
I used - Gesso,Tim Holtz Stone Stencil, Corrugated cardboard,
Chipboard, Tim Holtz Grit Paste, Skewers,
Dreamweaver Crackle Paste, 
Art Alchemy Metallic Paints, Waxes, Mica Powder,
Die cut Numbers, Industrial Elements, Gems and
Bits and Bobs from my Stash.

Here's a few close ups - 

Look at all these participating!

It's Oddly Appealing -
Ink Stained Roni -
Krystal Overby (electricpandemonium) -
Crafts From The Fairy Den -
Chaitali Dekhtawala -
Stephanie Eaton -
Nellys Artistic Creations -
Jane Austin -
Priya Mishra -
Archana Sehgal -
Bhavani Balaji -
Cassandra - Scrap Savvy Creations - (if posting on IG can tag me at @scrapsavvy )
Monica Longard - MonDo Creations -
Shraddha -
Amy Love's Designs -
Michelle Lafave Garrison -
Priyadarshini ramakrishnan -
Kanika Jain-
Empire of the Cat -
Shwetha's Art -
Sonika Agarwal -
In Search of my Creative Side -
The Journey is the Start -
That's ME -
crea red-
Orquide'art -
Juli Loves Paper -
1) A Vintage Girl ( - $20 prize package
2) Angel Dream Crafts ( - $20 gift certificate (shipping not included)
3) Linda Israel Art ( - $50 gift certificate (shipping not included)
4) A Matter of Crafts ( - $20 gift certificate (shipping not included)
5) Expressions Craft ( - $25 gift certificate (shipping not included)
6) Nellys Artistic Creations ( - original artwork (see link for examples of her work)
7) Gecko Galz ( - $25 in digital products
8) Creative Embellishments ( - $50 (shipping not included)
9) Emerald Creek ( - $25 gift certificate
10) Electric Pandemonium ( - choose a $45 original artwork piece (shipping not included)
11) Thompson's Craft Supplies ( £20 (approx $25) (shipping not included)
12) It's Oddly Appealing ( - original artwork (see link for examples of her work)
13) The Funkie Junkie Boutique ( - $25 gift certificate
14) Hobbilicious ( - £15 (approx $19) (UK shipping free)
15) ITD ( - prize package worth £25
16) Stamperia ( - a pizza box prize pack
To have a chance of winning one of the 16 coveted prizes, leave a comment on this post, along with your email address and what country you're from, from now through Monday, 22 June. Fourteen winners will be picked randomly from all comments left from all of the artist's participating! The winners will be contacted via email so it's important you leave your address! Good luck and enjoy the hop!
PS! If you are excited with what you see and would
like to try your hand at Steampunk Mixed Media
I have some good news for you.
Coming on September 1st there is a new Steampunk Challenge
happening. Check it out Here. Become a Follower so you can join in.
As this goes live I will be in hospital having knee surgery
so may be a few days before I can
Thank You for your Kind Comments.

Wednesday 17 June 2020

A 'CAS' Thinking of You card

Today's post is for
Addicted to Stamps and More
and our new Challenge is

Once more I have inked up a fairly new stamp of mine -
Woodware Going to Seed.
I saw This Card over on Pinterest and decided to Case It.
I cut out a Spellbinder die to use as a mask and inked
inside with Versafine Clair Cheerful and Summertime.
Stamped over it with my Seed Stamp with the Fallen Leaves
(those ink pads ink up so well)
and inking the edges. Added some score lines
and Nuvo Shimmer to the bigger images.
Sentiment is from Happy Little Stampers.
Attached to white card base.
Pretty CAS but colourful.

Hope you pop over and see what the Team have created
and come join in our Challenge this week.
Thanks for dropping in -

Tuesday 16 June 2020

Roses with Love

It's time for the Reminder Post for the
STAMPlorations Challenges

After finishing this card I realized my first post for the
Stencil Challenge was pink also.
I recently purchased a gel plate and have had lots
of pulls that were failures as you do with something new.
This time my background pull worked out nicely.
I used the ARTplorations Roses Stencil and again
on top with Texture Paste as my feature.
I like how when it dries you get a pale colour 
and not a stark white.
Once that was dry I heat embossed my
Added  lace and pearls to complete and
attach to cream card base.

Here are the products I used 

Thanks for dropping in.
Love reading your comments.

Monday 15 June 2020

Blooming on Bark

What have I got here you ask?
It's a piece of bark I picked up some time ago
when I walked down to my mailbox. 

Welcome to my post for this month's 
Anything Goes Mixed Media All of the Time for
The bark has virtually been sitting around for an age - 
Time to do something with it. 
I sealed my bark with a coat of 
Clear Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint.
Stenciled the flower  from Studio Light MM19 with texture paste
and added Art Alchemy Rusty Red Wax.
Stems were inked with a black pen.
Background is a mix of AA Rusty Red and Golden Moss Waxes
Art Stones were added to the bottom for texture
and sprayed with Antique Bronze Distress Stain and waxed
again with Golden Moss.
I did try and add some glossy accent for water droplets
but didn't work out.
Sentiment was cut from thick cardboard and covered with
Art Alchemy Unicorn Hair Sparks Paint.
Word is from STAMPlorations Subway Art inked with
VersaFine Clair Fallen Leaves. The inked twine that I used
as a hanger is wrapped around sentiment.
Finished with some pebbles painted from behind
 with the Sparks Paint mentioned above.

Here's a couple of close ups!

That's it for me! Don't forget to pop over and see what
The Talented Team created for your pleasure this month.
Be inspired and come join in this month's Anything Goes Challenge.
Till next time Cherrio from