Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Whale Song

Hello.  Welcome.  I made a card for a friend.  

I did a watercolour wash with blue and green distress inks and cut Memory Box Tiny Bubbles die many times.  This is a two part die so I found a piece of greeny packaging in the scraps box to cut the back piece and then some strips of blue card, also scraps, to cut the bubble detail, and stuck them together.  Then I added them all over the card.  I stamped embossed and coloured the Rubber Dance whale, also with distress inks and some white gel pen highlights.  The Rubber Dance sentiment is stamped on vellum and I used Memory Box Lisette Buckle to attatch it to the card.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
CASual Fridays Challenge 180 - Friendship
Memory Box Challenge 27 - Go With The Flow
Country View Challenges August 2017 - Blues and Greens
Scrapy Land Challenge 72 - Anything Goes 
Happy Little Stampers Watercolour Challenge 

Sunday, 20 August 2017

Tiny Book of You

Hello.  Welcome.  I had a plan to join the PaperArtsy challenges this term, but it's Sunday afternoon and it's Books, which ain't really something I do.  But this week something happened and I decided I would try and make a Little Book.  That's what I call those books you fold from a single piece of A4 paper.  I have made a couple in the past and I always give them away.  So today I thought I'd make one of those, but go tiny!!

OK, so here's my finished folded book.  Yep, tiny!!  It's 3 x 4.5cm.  Now, for such a small thing there are a lot of photos!  I'll try not to talk too much.  

I used a piece of handmade paper and texture paste through a Stamplorations stencil inspired by the stenciling and round forms Anneke used in her art journal.  I folded once horizontally and twice vertically and then cut along the middle line, folded and glued to give the above little book.  Then I decorated it for friend. 

All stamps are from Rubber Dance Just A Note set, stamped and embossed with black powder on paper coloured with red brusho and ripped to show the white edge.  Then I added pale blue die cut Memory Box Tiny Bubbles.   I ripped the heart from the same paper and added a faux stitch edge.  This book is a reflection on things broken and I haven't made it to or expect it to last forever.  All things are transitory and some things are best experienced and discarded.  But sometimes it's nice to know somebody noticed and cared. 

Also joining up to the CASual Fridays Challenge #180 Friendship.  Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Saturday, 19 August 2017

I Was Thinking He Needs A Red Nose

Hello.  Welcome.  Back to Muse Christmas Visions and Cornelia's fun cards.  I really liked her graphic reindeer but after playing around a bit I just wasn't feeling the jingle.  Then I came across this reindeer from Panduro and Mr Mojo was all over it!!

This is actually the cutest little reindeer with his back legs out to the side but I hid them behind the washi tape wall.  OK, I admit it, I cut them off!!!  But you wouldn't have known if I hadn't told you, and he looks quite cool standing up doesn't he???   So, he's got the dangles, like Cornelia's deer, and I decided to capture the graphic look by leaving him black and white.  Then there's the tape and I offset the panel on a blue card base to give the border.  And I really did think about a red nose, but that might have spoilt the whole monotone thing we have going on.  Looks like he's waiting for cookies.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Oh Deer is joining the fun at

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Walking The Fish

Hello.  Welcome. The Lost Coast Portal to Creativity challenge is Stenciled Backgrounds.  I made a 6 x 4 journal card with Carmen's Veranda Ballerina With Fish.  I love this stamp!!

I used the Stay Weird sentiment, also from Carmen's Veranda.  If you haven't checked out these fabtastic sentiments you really should.  They say a laugh restores the soul.  Bwahahahahaha. 

Join your stamped and stenciled background projects HERE.  You can use any rubber or clear stamps and any style or type of project, as long as there is some stenciling in the background, so hop on over for more inspiration from the team and join the fun.  See you there.....  Hugz

Ballerina and his performing fish are joining the fun at
Dream in Darkness- Life is a Circus
Country View Challenges August 2017 - Blues and Greens 
Craft Stamper Take It Make It Challenge August 
Fashionable Stamping Challenge 126 - Use Your Inks used DI's with my stencil
Papirplaneten August Utfordring - Alt Er Lov

Spring Inchies

Hello.  Welcome.  There's a new theme challenge over at Rubber Dance and this fortnight we want to see embossing.  Wet, dry or paste, the choice is yours.  I made a couple of tiny pieces of art. 

If you are wondering why they are called inchies it's cos each of these tiny beauties is only one inch square!!  It's actually amazing how much you can cram into a small space.  I used MDF inchies from Things To Alter, so they are quite chunky.  I stamped part of the large spiral from Rubber Dance Round in Circles and embossed with green embossing powder.  Then I stamped the small heart stamp from Rubber Dance Textured Spring and embossed with red powder.  I stamped, embossed and fussy cut the chick and lots of small flowers from the Textured Spring set.  The sheep was a bigger image so I stamped him on shrink plastic and he became a perfect size!!  

Thanks for dropping by.  Rubber Dance is sponsoring the Card Chain Challenge this month.  Hop over and check it out and leave a comment for a chance to win Curious Cat.  Hugz

Joining the fun at

Monday, 14 August 2017

Star Fish and Mer Maids

Hello.  Welcome.  So whilst I was looking for sea shells I spotted this mermaid and remembered things I had learnt whilst colouring on a coloured card base.  

This is Sprinkle and Sparkle's Kaitlyn Mermaid with a sentiment from True Beauty.  I stamped both with black archival and then coloured the mermaid with neon gel and inkjoy pens and the stone and sand with distress inks.  Added a little touch of perfect pearls here and there.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
AAA Cards Game 96 - Summer Fun  
Stamplorations Summer CAS Card Challenge
CASual Fridays Challenge 180 - Friendship 
Papirplaneten August Utfordring - Alt Er Lov 
Addicted to CAS Challenge 117 - One Layer 
Repeat Impressions DCC82 - Stamp Your Favorite Movie The Little Mermaid

Sunday, 13 August 2017

Sea Shells

Hello.  Welcome.  Still wishing for summer.  

The inspiration photo at AAA Cards had me reaching for the Stamploration Snowy Hills dies.  From snowy hills to sandy beach!  I embossed with the dies on my cream card base.  I gave the 'beach' a watercolour wash with distress ink and stamped the Rubber Dance shells and sentiment also with distress inks.  The shells were stamped and fussy cut.  The sentiment reads

'one cannot collect all the 
beautiful shells on the beach.  
One can only collect a few, 
and they are more beautiful
if they are few'

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at