Thursday, 29 September 2016

Fins, Feathers or Fur

Three 'F's - Fins, Feathers or Fur - but which to choose?
Originally Feathers was going to be it, 
however, when the going got tough, the scales won the race!

This week's sponsor at Wicked Wednesday is 


This little water baby was coloured with Prismacolour pencils which allow the colours to blend nicely.  Some blue dots of Liquid Pearls on his fin and his antenna add a bit of contrast.  His eye is highlighted with Glossy Accents.


The background paper is from Kaisercraft 'Shells'.
The reeds are stamped with 'jet black' Archival Ink and coloured with Silks 'Pretty Peridot' paint which adds a touch of shimmer.
This panel is matted onto a base card which has also had Silks 'Bolivian Blue' paint added around the edges
- love the look and touch of these paints!

Please come and join in the fun at Wicked Wednesday ATC Challenge this week
where the theme is 'Fins, Feathers & Fur'

Happy Crafting!

Monday, 26 September 2016

Sending Love

Have you ever noticed how things go in threes?
This week, I've made a baby card, a sympathy card and a 90th Birthday card.
I realise that these particular cards have little in common, 
except that I rarely make cards for these events.

I will start off with the Sympathy Card
which was made for our elderly neighbour who passed away during the week.


I inked up the flower stem with Distress Markers, huffed and stamped directly onto the cardstock. The sentiment was inked with 'watering can' Archival Ink as was the inside sentiment.
A length of thread was wrapped around the top layer just under the images and secured on the back.  A small knot finishes it off nicely.
The top layer was then adhered to the card.

Stamps
Stampin' Up! - Love & Sympathy

Cardstock
Stampin' Up! - Confetti White

Challenges
Simply Less is More - #295 Recipe 'Add Thread'

It's always sad hearing that someone you have known for a number of years has passed away.
Our sympathies and prayers are with his widow and their family.

Happy Crafting!


Thursday, 22 September 2016

Mushroom Fairy Pixie

'Add a diecut' is the theme at Wicked Wednesday this week,
and our sponsor is "Lemon Shortbread".



 I have used Prismacolor pencils to colour the image and was really pleased with how well the colours blended, especially on the 'shrooms'.

The die cut is from Memory Box and was also coloured with the same pencils.


I doodled a border to finish off.

If you like creating ATCs, come and join in the fun at Wicked Wednesday.  
You never know, you could be a winner and enjoy a prize from our sponsor!

Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Plushy and Friend

It's a beautiful spring morning here today,
the sun is shining, and my spring bulbs are blooming.
Ah, I love this time of year!

Yesterday I spent some time at my craft desk catching up with bits and bobs 
but generally having a lovely day.


These two cards are accompanying a couple of ATCs on their journeys to new homes.


I started by first stamping the brick wall and colouring it with various pencils in brown tonings. I cut around the top bricks and attached it to the blue background which is from leftover 12x12 paper.


Whisper and her friend Plushy were stamped in 'jet black' Archival Ink and coloured with Inktense pencils.  These pencils are deliciously bright and it's time that I played with them more often.


The brick/sky background was given a black layer before adhering to white card cut to size.  
Plushy and Whisper were popped onto dimensionals to finish off.


I hope they will be happy in their new homes - who could resist such smiles?

I might just enter this card in this months Craft Stamper challenge .... hmmm?

Challenge
Craft Stamper - Anything Goes

Stamps
Stampotique - Plushy
Stampendous - Whisper Friends SSCP103

Happy Crafting!

Friday, 16 September 2016

I've got a lump in my throat

I have a friend who adores giraffes, 
so with this in mind and having a new set of stamps to work with,  da dah ..........!!!


This is such a fun set of stamps and I just couldn't resist having them in my stash.

His spots are coloured in purple with his body being a lovely yellow with a touch of golden yellow here and there.  I fussy cut him and then looking for a background, I realised one of my gelli plate prints from the week before would work perfectly.


The sentiment is something I dreamed up after searching for a witty giraffe quote and not finding very much that appealed to me.


I added some washi tape to ground him, before popping him on dimensionals.
The gelli print was then adhered to white cardstock, leaving a thin border.


One of the giraffe's friends accompanied him on the journey to his new home, LOL!

Stamps
Katzelkraft - KTZ168

Challenge
Craft Stamper - Anything Goes


Happy Crafting!

Thursday, 15 September 2016

Getting Ready for Halloween

"Getting Ready for Halloween" 
is this week's theme at Wicked Wednesday
which is sponsored by MMedel Illustrations.
Pop over and have a look at all the other spooky images and lots more in their shop.


I couldn't resist this cute & spooky little bat.  I coloured him with Distress Inks blending the colours and adding just a touch of extra colour where necessary.

The Tim Holtz background stencil was coloured with the same Distress Inks.


The sentiment was printed, cut out and edged with purple for definition and the cute little bat was popped onto dimensionals.  The ATC was edged with purple to finish off.

Happy Crafting!



Wednesday, 14 September 2016

I'll buy you the moon

Good morning!

the theme is 'Anything Goes' with an optional 'Sun Moon & Stars'
so I thought I'd have a play with one of my new stamp sets.


I started by using Versamark to stamp the background image and sentiment and clear embossed them.  Using 'salty ocean' and 'faded jeans'  Distress Inks, I blended them together, adding extra colour around the edges.  Any extra ink was wiped off the embossed areas with a tissue.  I then gave the background a quick spritz of water and then dabbed it dry.

I stamped Zinouk on scrap card, coloured him/her with metallic pencils and fussy cut the image.  I then stamped him/her again directly onto the ATC and glued the coloured image on top.

I realise there is no 'sun' on my ATC but hopefully it still fits into this weeks theme.
The sentiment reads "Draw me your dream, I'll buy you the moon"

Challenge
ATC Around the World -  #21 Anything Goes with optional 'sun, moon & stars'

Stamps
Carabelle Studios - Stars Zinouk

Happy Crafting!