I made another card for the challenge at The Library . I used a Impression Obsession (I think) stamp and left it uncoloured (apart from some shimmer on the moon, and coloured the sea and sky with Promarkers
Just dashing off to link up at The Spot , as the challenge is about to close....
Okay, I'm back. I made this card to fit a few challenges (including the colour one at The Spot ) but it took longer than I'd expected due to a booboo meaning I had to remake it ( details later) and then I had visitors...
So, I die-cut a kraft panel ( similar colour for crumbcake in The Spot) and stamped potplants by Hero Arts, one masked off so I could stand it partly behind. Then I coloured them with pencils in colours which I hope match pera pizzazz and Razzleberry (the pots) . Then I thought I should re-stamp the images, because my inexpert colouring had blurred the lines - but I forgot to mask the front plant again...doh! So I'd stamped the second image overlapping the first and had to start again when my visitor's had left.
At Inkspirational, our new challenge is to be inspired by the word 'sketch'. You can use a layout sketch of your own or use some other meaning, which is what I did.
Drawing is not a skill I'd list on my CV (🙂) but , following a You-tube tutorial I managed to sketch these flowers onto paper I'd painted with twinkling watercolours. I cut them out and put them in a die-cut jar, which I'd coloured by sponging it with ink. I stamped a circle and the sentiment.
I had to enter the last challenge of the year at Addicted to Stamps - not only is there a beautiful moodboard but also because , as someone who regularly enters all Kylie's challenges, I'm really going to miss them. She promises they'll be back in January - they better be or I'll hunt you down.
Threats aside, here I used some Avery Elle Birds of Paradise stamps , a Marianne sentiment and a little dot stamp from some other set. I put a scrap of aqua card behind, embossed with a Spellbinders embossing folder. It's mounted on a navy blue base but I know it looks black in the photo!
I'd also like to enter this into Festive Friday - my items from the inspiration list are cas, birthday and floral.
Here's a birthday card I made more my friend. The image is a Sassy Cheryl digi that I've had for a very long time and I coloured it with Promarkers and paper-pieced it using Echo Park paper. The sentiment is from a MFT flamingo set and I used two other stamps from that set to stamp the inside - which I don't do often enough!
The new book at The Library , was chosen by Visiting Librarian, Heather, and here it is:
I've not heard of this book before but , apparently, the writer is very famous and the book was made into a film.
I had a 'messy play' day yesterday, making a mixed media card, inspired by the word 'moon' in the title. I used.... gesso, texture paste, spray inks/ mists, acrylic paint, gilding polish, shimmer pen, Distress Ink pad, a star stencil and a homemade mask (for the moon) . ..oh yes, also the sentiment ios a Pink Fresh stamp, embossed in silver. What a lot of stuff!
The Twofer Challenge theme this month is circles , so I decided to make some cards and combine them with other challenges.
The stamp I used was a very old wood-backed stamp by Hero Arts. As I'm writing this I'm starting to query my choice of stamp - are they circles or spots? Is a spot a circle? It's circular! Once again, I agonise over my eligibility to enter challenges that I've made cards specifically for! (See more later , for the tree card!)
So now I come to my next bout of agonising over suitability.... I chose the colours of my second card to enter Just Us Girls (turquoise, kraft and white) but in the photo the glitter card looks more blue than turquoise! Honestly, it's more turquoise in real life, albeit a darker turquoise than some of the DT cards.
Anyway, for this card , I turned the circle stamp the other way and stamped and embossed it multiple times. The tree is a cutting file, cut on the Silhouette and the sentiment is Stampin Up.
Here's a shaped card I designed and cut on my Silhouette digital cutter - I know the front looks longer than the back but that's just an optical illusion! The mice and 'happy' are by Lawn Fawn. The word 'christmas' is from some other set. I think it's obvious these stamps will be used for Christmas cards so I don't know why the word 'christmas' wasn't included - I'd be happy for stamp companies to be less creative with sentiments in their sets and just provide lots of options for 'happy birthday' and 'merry Christmas'.
I made this Father's Day card for my partner to give to his step-father. The sea is watercoloured with Twinkling H2Os , so it shimmers. The boat stamp is by Penny Black ( to save cutting out the thin bits, I stamped it on the sea background and paper-pieced) and the sentiment is Stampin Up.
I've been raiding my bits bag (actually , I have lots of little bits bags all shoved into a big bag!) . The scalloped circle , die cut lilac glitter card and the patterned paper ( two sides of the same scrap) all came from the bag and all I added was the stamps and base card.
The new challenge at The Library is a book called Layered , and there's a Visiting Librarian, Brenda.
I have the digital version of this book - it's full of tall and beautiful cakes that I love to dream of making and eating (and in my fantasy the cakes are deliciously low-cal!) - but so far I'm still pretty hit and miss with a basic Victoria Sponge.
For my sample card I white embossed a Concord and 9th cake stamp, colouring it with sprays and Zig Clean Colour markers.
Have you noticed a flurry of posts on my blog ? I've had crafter's block for a little while (probably because my craft room is also my workplace at the moment) but now the dam has burst and I can't stop!
Here I stamped the Penny Black hedgehog in black on kraft, adding some shading with a marker. I paper-pieced the balloon, stamped a sentiment and added some white gel pen and a stripy strip.
Here's the second card I made using the Gertrude Steiner Dachshunds set. I rescued a Brusho background I found languishing in my bits bag, as was the die-cut fence. I coloured the dog and balloon with Promarkers and stamped the sentiment (Marianne).