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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Dreaming Mermaid




Challenge 95
Anything Goes with an optional TWIST .... The Abyss
{or in the ocean, under the sea}

Welcome back to the IKEsWORLD challenges :)  do pop on over to IKEsWORLD to join in the challenge, it is always so much fun and  Ike produces the most amazing stamps, everything from off the wall to cute and fluffy :) :) :)


I just love this image and it is a wee while since I last used it, this challenge is the perfect chance to use it again.  The background was coloured with Distress Oxides and then I used a stencil and silver ink to add some more texture.  The image was coloured with Polychromos and then SN glitter clear pen on the scales to add the sheen.  To finish off I used some underwater themed stamps.

Ingredients:-
  • image - Mermaid 3 by IKEsART
  • colouring medium - Distress Oxides, SN markers and Glitter Pens and Polychromos crayons
  • other items - stencil; silver, blue and green stamp pads; clear shells, coral, fish and sentiment
I am entering this project into the following challenges:-

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Snarky Dog

Well here I am again playing along with Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers :) :) :) :) This time with a 3d snarky dog. Now I really don't care what people think I am pretty sure no matter how nice we are really there comes a time when we get together with a friend and just can't help ourselves finding something bitch about.  With this in mind my card is for one of those friends who enjoys a bit of the you know what over a good cup of tea or something stronger.


The paper was designed digitally along with the sentiment then printed out.  The dog digi is by CraftyGirl, isn't she sweet - the dog that is mine  you CraftyGirl is a goodun too :).  I printed the dog 4 times so I could break the sections apart and create a 3D layered furry friend.

Challenges entered :-

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Reverse Resist Box

 International Art & Soul, a challenge which has been put together to incorporate any type of craft, paper, wood, flowers, recycling, glass - the world is your oyster :).  Come on over an join us with you artwork :)

Challenge #14 - Boxes and Bags



This wee box was made from a template I used from a 2 chocolate chocolate box I was given on the aeroplane recently :) :).  I used resist embossing to create the background along with water colour paints.  The stamp is a background stamp from Leonie Pujol The flower die is from a Sheena Douglass set and also coloured with water colour paints.  I did try several ways to finish off the box, with braid and a tassel, larger lace, green and gold braid but decided to go with a simple white lace with dangly bits hanging off it.

Challenges entered:-

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Fun at the Fair




Challenge 94
Anything Goes with an optional TWIST .... Embossing



Welcome back to the IKEsWORLD challenges :)  do pop on over to IKEsWORLD to join in the challenge, it is always so much fun and  Ike produces the most amazing stamps, everything from off the wall to cute and fluffy :) :) :)


Lots of embossing happening on this child's birthday card :) Using the image Merry-Go-Round I used Polychromos and SN markers to colour.  The floor of the merry-go-round was coloured with Polychromos and to get the texture I coloured over a sunburst embossing folder.  The cloud border, saddles and base were heat embossed.  Two embossing folders were used for the background and layer behind the text.

Ingredients:-
  • image - Merry-Go-Round by IKEsART
  • colouring medium - SN markers and Polychromos crayons
  • other items - Bridal embossing powder, embossing folders, birthday die and brads
I am entering this project into the following challenges:-
  • Pile It On - M, 1st Sunday + bonus theme 3rd week, Use theme & at least one other challenge, Winners posted 2nd Sunday - July - #132 Primary Colors (Use mostly Red, Yellow, and/or Blue)
  • DL ART Thankful Thursday Challenge 2W, 3E #209 Happy Birthday (or a Thank You Card) (W1 of 2)

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Sisterhood

It seems like ages since I have had a chance to sit down and colour, life has been somewhat busy over the last year :) :) :).  This card has been made for my daughter's birthday, she loves owls :).  The digi stamp used is Sisterhood by Aurora Wings.


I challenged myself with this card and only used Polychromos, I do love my crayons so much but find it very hard to colour large areas with them.  To give some texture to the background I clear heat embossed using a small heart stamp.  The only other bits of embellishment are the addition of liquid pears and some lace, after all, an image like this really should hold centre stage I think :)

Challenges entered :-

  • Aurora Wings - Challenge #54 Fur and Feathers
  • 2 Crafty Critter Crazies (M, P1, E5, must have a critter) - Anything Goes with a Critter
  • Country View Crafts' Challenge (M, P1) July - Things with Wings
  • As You Like It Challenge 2W,E3 Do you prefer pearls or gems  (and Why) (W2 of 2) - It really does depend on the card and who it is for.  Pearls would be my choice over gems as I love the look of them, classy, reflect light beautifully and smooth to the touch.  Although I use plastic pearls a lot of the time I love Liquid Pearls and find them so versatile.  
  • Through the Purple Haze 2W, E3, C10 #129 Anything With Wings (W2 of 2)

Monday, July 24, 2017

It is all under the kilt!!!!

Just a very quick post as I made this card to join in with the current challenge 'Up Yer Kilt'.  I often stop by this fun challenge but find it so hard to create for lol - I just don't seem to have the right sense of humour hahahaha.  Anyway this time I felt I could join in as there is a Scottish theme which makes me happy and I do have tartan paper at hand.

Have to admit I am kind of giggling at the thought of wearing a kilt to yoga classes, bit like what what one is told to think of when having to face public speaking - just imagine you audience is naked hahaha.

I did a hut for some kilt jokes and sayings and found the one below on Pinterest.  For the images I used free shiloutette yoga people which I found at <a href="http://www.freepik.com">Designed by Pickapic / Freepik</a>.


Challenges entered :-
SoSS #89 - U is for - Up Yer Kilt

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Dies, Dies and more dies

 International Art & Soul, a challenge which has been put together to incorporate any type of craft, paper, wood, flowers, recycling, glass - the world is your oyster :).  Come on over an join us with you artwork :)

Challenge #13 - Dies



This card is for my Mum's birthday in a couple of days time and I know she is going to love it.  Mum has several poppy plants in her garden with the wonderful large poppies, so colourful and beautifully formed and great contrast to her roses :) :) :) 

For this card I used Sheena Douglas Poppy Perfect Partners (stamp and die set) and coloured the poppies with Polychromos crayons.  The background of this card has been created with Tim Holtz Distress Oxides which I have just got and have fallen in love with, so much fun to use.  I then embossed the background with a Sheena Douglas embossing folder and then enhanced the embossing with gold guilders wax.   The lace die is by Verity Rose, it looked so effective in the black on the front of the card I decided to use a remaining bit of the Distress Oxide background I made to back a second black lace cut and used this on the inside of the card too.  The Happy Birthday and Best Mum stamps are from .Making Cards issue 6.  To finish off the card I added a gold charm heart and red gems.

Challenges entered:-