The waterlily (Sheena Douglass) was a leftover from another project ...it's embossed, coloured in with Spectrum colour shimmer pens and cut out. The patterned paper and vellum are scraps. I smooshed the background with Twinkling H2O and splattered it.
I've been rummaging in my bits bags, where I found this die-cut palm tree and an alcohol ink background. I cut the ai background into a curve and stuck it to some orange card. The sentiment is Concord and 9th.
I'd like to enter Casology.
Did I tell you about my kitten, Smudge? He's about 13 weeks old now . We'll be going away for a few days break soon, so my brother has kindly agreed to move in and look after the cat, so this card will be for him.
I used a digi from Mo's Digital Pencil - I wouldn't change Smudge now, but I should really have thought harder before getting a black and white cat ...the colouring was really difficult! The sentiment is one I designed and cut on the Silhouette.
I was inspired by the photo at Just Us Girls to make this card. I chose my colours because of the the pink of the swing and yellow of the girls jumper. Maybe you do get pink and beige skunks! I used two stamp sets from Avery Elle.
I'd also like to enter: Krafty Chicks Crafty Friends Fab n Funky
It's certainly not tropical today, here in rainy Hertford, England , but there are tropical flowers a-plenty in my craft room.
I used flowers from a Clearly Besotted set, stamping them first with white ink and then a black outline. I couldn't be bothered to mask them , so I found a tiny flower from another stamp set to fill in the gaps. I added details with yellow pencil and white embossed a birthday sentiment.
Oh dear. I was inspired by the photo at Jingle Belles. I thought I'd make a fun and quirky card but it just turned out to be weird. I used the reindeer from Taylored Expressions and the fireplace from a freebie from a magazine years ago. I shimmer penned the deer to make it more Christmassy. I tried to use colours from the photo but it turns out the photo has nearly every colour going. It looks great on the photo, but on my card, oh dear.
It's the first time I've (successfully) used this stamp from the Colarado Craft Company and, as I was colouring him in, something occurred to me...he appears to be wearing a sleeveless tunic. Perhaps this is the outfit he wears when delivering in Australia and NZ.
Anyway, I masked the image and stamped the sentiment from the same set. I coloured in with Promarkers and shimmer pen.
After bigging myself up in a previous post for not buying new stash, I have to confess I did recently buy some new release stamps from Avery Elle. This surfer bunny is one of them. Here, I stamped a beach scene from Clearly Besotted , coloured everything with Promarkers and stamped a big birthday sentiment.
So the theme at Twofer this month is butterflies .... I used the biggest butterfly in an Avery Elle set.
For my first card I white embossed the butterfly, and a Mama Elephant sentiment on pink. Then I added buttons and white enamel dots.
I'd like to enter: Retro Rubber - (stamp is about 4 years old) Fab n Funky pink
For my second card I used a page from an old dictionary and sprayed it with Antique Linen ink. I used a circular stitches stamp by 49 and Market and then gold embossed the butterfly, splashing it with black ink. I die cut it into a circle and then cut another circle in black, embossed with gold ink in an embossing folder (I know, you can barely see it!). Then I sprayed a cream card base and doodled a frame, and stamped the sentiment.
I'd like to enter: Stamping Sensations creatures Try it on Tuesday book paper
My favourite thing from MFT's latest release was a Pool Water stencil - the idea is you ink and rotate several times for a rippling pool water effect. BUT HOLD ON! I thought I'd try the same effect using a stencil I already have - this one's a shattered glass pattern. I think I've 'shopped my stash', do you?
In the pool today, is a Mo's Digital Pencil image , coloured with Promarkers.