Thursday, 29 November 2012
Monday, 26 November 2012
Hello and welcome to another challenge at The Ribbon Reel. Lenet has chosen the most beautiful inspiration photo for us all to play with for the next two weeks and asks us to 'Make a Christmas card /project using cream, baby blue, pink and some bling!'
Sunday, 25 November 2012
Thursday, 22 November 2012
Wednesday, 21 November 2012
Hello and welcome!
I have a card to share today for the second of this months challenge over at 'Serendipity Stamps'. Mary has challenged us to create a one layer card using paper and ink only :).
I did some masking on this card. I stamped the 'marble cells background' over the top of the 'butterfly outline' die cut shape. I then used the negative die cut area to mask the background and sponged on some Milled Lavender Distress ink to create a solid butterfly shape.
The beautiful 'floral butterfly cling stamp' was then stamped over the top of the solid butterfly shape using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.
The 'Thanks' sentiment is from 'Everyday Words Large Cling Set' - it actually reads 'Thanks so much!' so I've just inked up the one word.
Don't forget to visit all the other wonderful Serendipity Stamps DT ladies to see their amazing one layer creations!
Friday, 16 November 2012
Hey everyone - hopefully I'm just in time for the WMSC sketch challenge this week.
I have used lots of different WMS stamp sets on this card for my sweet son, Jack. I turned the sketch on its side and made a smaller trifold section in the middle. I wanted it to be like a little storybook.
There are quite a few photos, so you may want to skip to the end ;)
I created the background by stamping the diamond pattern stamp from 'Heirloom Patterns' in white ink onto the blue & Kraft card base. I then took three different sized stars - two from 'Yonder Star' and one from 'Free Spirit Boy' and stamped them randomly over the existing background. I took some Punchinella and used it as a stencil and sprayed Cosmic Shimmer Mist over the Cardbase to give it a subtle aqua colour wash.I sponged a little blue acrylic paint around the edge of the cardbase. I sprayed the front of the little tri-fold book using more Cosmic Shimmer and homemade Punchinella stencil and then die cut a little window with Spellbinders Labels 2 Die. The sentiment is from 'Half Pint Heroes Additions' with an added crown image from 'Seasonal Remedies' above it.
So here is what is inside the centre fold out piece...
The die cut windows go up in size incrementally using Labels 2. I used the cute flag stamps from Bitty Banners to create the bunting along the top, embossed in white and strung up with aqua blue Bakers Twine. I added a few blue stars stamped using one of the 'Yonder Star' stamps.
I used one of the long pennants from bitty banners as a label on which to stamp the sentiments.
And the very inside...I coloured the little guys skin and hat using Copics and paper pieced his T-Shirt and jeans. The sun is created from a solid circle stamp and dotted circle from 'Teeny Trees' outlined with a knitted effect outline from 'Faux Fun Circles' which I think looks a little like the suns rays ;).
And another view...
I'm also entering this into Color Challenge #218 over at Color Throwdown.
Waltzingmouse Stamps: Half Pint Heroes Additions, Bitty Banners, Teeny Trees, Yonder Star, Faux Fun Circles, Pic-Nic Patterns, Heirloom Patterns, Seasonal Remedies.
Ink: Bahama Blue, Tuxedo Black, Summer Sky, Ladybug - Memento; Fresh Snow - PTI; Yo-Yo Yellow, Barely Banana - Stampin' Up!; Versamark & White embossing powder
Blue Acrylic Paint
Cosmic Shimmer Mist & Punchinella
Thursday, 15 November 2012
Monday, 12 November 2012
Sunday, 11 November 2012
I am one of the new Design Team members for CR84FN!
I was overcome with excitement when Mona contacted me, and asked if I would like to join the team. Of course, I had a really long think (about a nano second) and said YES!! Still pinching myself and so excited to be working with such a talented group of designers, it really does mean a lot to me!!