Thursday, 27 July 2017

on the Town

Today I have an ATC for the Happy Little Stampers July challenge - Animals.  This ATC so reminds me of our ginger cat Henry, who like to stalk the neighbourhood at night if I don't catch him after his dinner.  The background is created using the Faux Wood technique -scoring lines, swiping with paint and Distress Inks.  Then on the scraps I stamped the buildings and added a touch of colour to each.  I stamped my 'Town' on a green scrap added some hand writing and sponged on some white ink.  To finish I die cut the cat and sponged him up to look like our ginger and mounted him with 3D tape.  Thanks for taking a peek

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

May your life be like a Wildflower...

I'm really liking this card... a little different style for me - still flowers, but again a Distress Inked background, over sponged with a stencil, the same I used in the top corner by inking the stencil and press it to the card.  The I used Fossilized Amber DI to stamp the flower and again Distress Inks to colour it.  I picked some unusual colours to layer my panel onto a white card and to finish added a stamped sentiment.  I am posting to Stamplorations Theme and Sketch July challenge - the theme is Warm Colours.  I do like the colours I've used - feels warm and sunny - the colours of summer so I am also posting to Virginia's Summer Blog Party  - we may be in winter here in Australia but I live in sunny north Queensland and our days are just glorious at the moment.  Thanks for taking a peek

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Do more of what makes you Happy

This month at ARTastic July challenge is to use pen work on your artwork. I chose this mixed media panel from my stash which I created with Distress Inks and stencils and sponged paint and a few swirl stamps.  For my pen work I added a border, and a few more dots and lines to the swirls and lastly added some white pen to outline the flowers. To finish I added a stamped sentiment...which I so agree with and went nicely with the happy colours.  Thanks for taking a peek

JULY inspiration is Abstract by Robert Klippel

JULY inspiration is Abstract by Robert Klippel

CRITERIA is to use pen on your work


Weeellll I don't know where this card came from, definitely not my usual floral, but I was pretty much inspired by Marcie (her card below) the guest artist at the Muse challenge #226. I popped over to her blog to read how she'd made the background - with paint... so as I don't a supply of paint I resorted to my Brushos.  I swiped the black Archival Ink pad over a white card and then using four colours I sprinkled each separately, spritzed with water, moved it a little with a brush and heat dried between each colour.  Then I black inked the edge of my panel and flicked white paint about (that's the hardest part of making the background - got it everywhere).  Then stuck it to a white card and finished off with a die cut sentiment, glued to aqua card and hand cut. It was fun and I have inky fingers to prove it.  Thanks for taking a peek.

Monday, 24 July 2017

Happy Birthday

Another male birthday card from me, can't believe it - soit's a good thing I'm playing along with Watercooler Wednesday "Masculine" Anything Goes challenge WWC128 and Challenge #65 at The Male Room - Mixed Media technique this week.  When I stamped this yacht I masked off the water and stamped it in black and then inked the water in blues and repeatedly stamp the waves - I coloured the image with Distress Inks and added some white gel pen to the wave peaks... then I messed it up by dry embossing the bottom section... it looked better before. I then used another stamp to added some birds and lightly watercolour washed the sky.  I found this great background paper and used a teal coloured card. After mounting up the layers I added a stamped sentiment and twine and a ships wheel trinket - I'm hoping this is kind of Mixed Media.  Thanks for taking a peek.


Saturday, 22 July 2017

Merry Christmas

This afternoon I combined two challenges to come up with another Christmas card for my stash.
I used the layout at CAS(E) this Sketch CTS#321 and the theme at Shopping Our Stash #312.
My super cute House Mouse stamp came in very handy for the theme to use a Light Globe on your card so I stamped and embossed my image, coloured it with Distress Inks and added some gold Inference Powder so the lights appeared to me glowing. I used the square stitched die to cut the image and added a red banner. To finish I stamped the sentiment and die cut it with a star shape and with the die still in place, added some sponged yellow and gold Inference Powder.  I am also posting to The Holly and Ivy #10 challenge - Anything Goes and Simon Says Wednesday challenge - We're seeing stars.  Thanks for taking a peek

Shopping Our Stash #312 - You Light Up My Life

Simon Says: We’re Seeing Stars


Wishing You All the Happiness....

I made this tissue paper panel earlier in the month for the CAS Mix Up July challenge.. scrunched some white tissue and laid into onto a glued square of white card - then I spritzed it with some pink spray - as it dried it collected in the creases as a darker pink - the panel also has a sparkly finish which I couldn't capture with the camera angle.  I stamped and embossed my image, and then coloured it with Distress Inks, plus a couple extra flowers for my sentiment tag. Assembled my card with a pink layer to help highlight the flowers and tissue creases.  I also used the colour inspiration at Power Poppy - Hues to Use - Pink, Yellow and Green and also posting to The Flower challenge #10 - Heat Embossing.  Thanks for taking a peek



Thursday, 20 July 2017

Thanks So Much

Today I've made a card using the colour from Hues to Use at Power Poppy and have again tried something a little different.  I used Distress Inks for my image outline in Wilted Violet and then some masking and res-tamping the image with Hickory Smoke.  Then I used a damp brush to pull the ink onto the petals and added some colour to the centers. I framed the panel with dark purple and mounted this onto a grey patterned designer paper.  To finish I added a strip of green/purple ribbon and a button.  Thanks for taking a peek