Saturday 5 March 2022

A Little Bit of Ireland

Elizabeth is Hosting our Word Week over at
Just Us Girls and has chosen
Now if you look at the date -
St Patrick's Day is coming up soon and that was 
my first thought on where I was heading.

After searching every stamp set I have 
I couldn't find any 'lucky' ones and
that is where I was stumped for quite some time.
Eventually I went CAS with my favourite technique
using Lindy's Magicals in
Bells of Ireland (of course)
and found some tiny hearts hiding in my
drawer of old Cuttlebug Dies, cut a tiny stem 
inked the edges to give a little definition.
Sentiment is computer generated using the
Emerald Isle Font (naturally)
even got lucky inking the edges.
Since we are talking about lucky!
I was lucky enough to spend time in Ireland
with my sister/husband niece and cousin
doing the tourist thing checking out the 
beautiful floral displays that are everywhere,
get a photo with an Irish Model (lol)
and couldn't go past Sweet Molly Malone
then as we were driving along I saw 
a sign that had MY NAME on it so 
asked the bus driver to pull up so I could get a photo.
(Lucky Me)

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Friday 4 March 2022

Live in the Moment!

Did you blink and February disappeared?
It did for me and found myself being reminded
the New Challenge for 
Lucky for me it has been raining steadily all day
as well as last night so perfect day to get inky.
Sorry there are no progress photos this time
but a run down on how it was made
and products used.

So glad my playtime was creative and 
turned out quite nicely.
I used Canson 300g Cold Press W/C paper
inking up Tim's Crackling Campfire and
Peeled Paint inks for the background.
Stencilled AALL&Create Moc Croc and
Art Anthology with texture paste,
liking that it gave me a light colour.
Then on to some random stamping from
AALL&Create #28, That's Crafty Texture
and Visible Image Live in the Moment Sentiment.
Added touches of Lindy's Pumpkin Fiesta EP
on top of the texture paste in parts.
My dragonfly stamp was a gift from a friend.
Added some Nuvo Glitter gloss to the centre of the dragonfly
then sprinkled Lindy's Ponderosa Pines Olive
over the top and roughed it up a bit.
Inked some of the edges with the same powder
and Tim's Black Soot.
Tried a bit of gold wax on the dragonfly
but didn't show up enough.
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Tuesday 1 March 2022

A Bright Happy Happy Birthday

 We have had our February Hiatus and now we
craft on at STAMPlorations.
Time to showcase what I made this month.
Something a little different for our
Anything Goes Stencil Challenge

I started my card by inking up the
with Tim's Oxide Inks in various colours 
then some watermarks with my fingers.
For an interesting background I  put the
through my machine and adding
tiny red splatters before adding the
Ran the
adding a frame and attaching to white card base.

Products used are

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