Wednesday, 15 August 2018

Mermaid Door

Hello.  Welcome.  It's the 15th of the month and time for a new challenge at the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity and the theme is Hard As Stone.  We want to see stamped makes featuring architectural elements so buildings, wall, doors, windows, flagstones, bricks, statues, columns etc.  I decided to put a door at the bottom of the sea.

  
I stamped Carmen's Veranda Small Door on a piece of card and embossed with black powder and cut with Sizzix ATC die.  I coloured with a random mix of Promarkers, Distress ink and Distress Oxides.  I stamped, embossed, coloured and fussy cut some of the rocks from Lost Coast Designs Steampunk Mermaid and added them to the foreground.  Then I found a couple of glittery wheely fish still swimming around on my desk and added them to the scene.   


Since it's a door it of course opens and reveals Lost Coast Designs Steampunk Mermaid peering in!!  I stamped the mermaid on a second ATC and after cutting around the door I stuck the two ATC's together.  Then I realised I should have decorated the back of the door so I stamped the Small Door on a piece of tissue paper, coloured it and stuck it to the back of the door.  


Thanks for dropping by.  Check out the blog for more fab inspiration and out of the box thinking by the team.  We will be posting inspiration all month so hop over and follow us so you don't miss their amazing makes.   Join up your stamped Hard As Stone makes for a chance to win Lost Coast Dollars!!!   Can't wait to see what you do with this theme!!  Hugz

My undersea door is joining the fun at

ME-OWWWW!!

Hello.  Welcome.  Just a little reminder for the current Rubber Dance challenge.  Cat lovers look away now!!!!


I made a CAS card using the flower from Crazy Flowers 2, bubbles from Playful Penguins and one of the cats from the brand new Purr-fect set.   Can you see the cat??  Ah, well, I must admit I have altered it a little.  In fact, I stamped the cat on a piece of card, cut off the head, feet and arms and it makes a fantastic vase........   I stamped the flower and bubbles directly on the card and then added the 'vase'.  I coloured the flower with distress inks and my waterbrush and the vase with Promarkers.  


You have until the end of the month to join the challenge using the colours and/or the theme of nature.  Do hop over to the blog for more inspiration from the team and some news!!!

Don't forget if you are shopping at Rubber Dance you can get free worldwide shipping with my code GTFreeShip when you spend over €15!  Hugz

Friday, 10 August 2018

Flower Bot

Hello.  Welcome.  Stamplorations have a fun colouring challenge.  Shery provided a page of the new colouring book for us to play with.  I don't usually do digi stuff and after discussing the state of the universe, the price of butter, whether to wear blue and whether llamas are better than alpacas I finally managed to get something out of the printer!  A rather big something, but hey ho.........  So I coloured a couple of the large flowers, much larger on my sheet than intended, and fussy cut them.  I had a vision of the future and this is where we ended up.


I used a square hammered card base and smeared the edges with Salty Ocean distress oxide.  I stamped Stamplorations big robot and sentiment from Woodland Friends using blue dye ink and fussy cut the robot.  I coloured the flowers with distress ink and Promarkers. 

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Stamplorations Blossom Bliss Linky Party
Stamplorations Theme and Sketch Challenge
Stamplorations CAS Card Challenge
Stamplorations Anything Goes Challenge
Tuesday Morning Sketches 465





Thursday, 9 August 2018

Being Cool

Hello.  Welcome.  Is it hot with you??  Let's all jump in the ocean and cool off!!


This is one of two cards I made for Technique Thursday on the Rubber Dance blog today.  I used Whale Wishes and stamps from Retro Beach on the tape.  I made the patterned tape that I have used to frame the card.  Check out the details on the Rubber Dance blog and don't forget you can join the challenge for a chance to win a gift voucher to Rubber Dance stamps.  

Did you see the new release stamp sets and a wonderful assortment of bright and fun inspiration from the team?  
Remember, Rubber Dance is paying the postage for these new cuties to anywhere in the world until close of play on Saturday!!!
Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Whale is joining the fun at
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Tape It Up
Tuesday Throwdown 404 - Anything Goes
Scrap From Your Heart Utfordring 24 - Et for Gutta
Country View August Challenge - Sun, Sea and Sand
Emerald Creek Dares - The Great Outdoors

 

Shrunken Giraffe

Hello.  Welcome.  It's Technique Thursday on the Rubber Dance blog today and I have done a make-your-own-patterned-tape tutorial.  Here's one of the cards that resulted.


I used lots of stamps on this but most came from Rubber Dance's Giraffe set.   
Hop over to the blog to get the details.  


Did you see the new stamp sets and a wonderful assortment of bright and fun inspiration from the team?  Remember, Rubber Dance is paying the postage for these new cuties to anywhere in the world until close of play on Saturday!!!

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Giraffes are joining the fun at
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Tape It Up the blue and pink sentiment banner is made up tape I painted and stamped

Sunday, 5 August 2018

You Are Pawsome

Hello.  Welcome.  I wanted to play along with the lovely sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches again. 


I used the new Rubber Dance Purr-fect set.  I cut the circles using CC Design Double Stitch Circle dies, stamped the cat and the paws and edged the circles with black archival.  I stamped the sentiment from Rubber Dance Happy Birthday set and then more paws.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at

Plait A Puss

Hello.  Welcome.  Wanted to send a little sunshine to a friend and who better to bring it than this cute little platypus.


This is Honey Bee Stamps Penny die cut from brown fluffy stuff and I pieced the feet, beak and tail with handmade paper.  I sat her on summery hillside and gave her her own sun, courtesy of Rubber Dance Whimsical Summer set.  The sentiment is from Prima's Sunshine set.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Penny is joining the fun at
Pammies Inky Pinkies Challenge 1830 - Sunny Days
Emerald Creek Dares - The Great Outdoors
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Wild Things