Friday, 31 May 2013

For my Daughters birthday

A card I made for my daughter's birthday today which I couldn't publish before for obvious reasons.  I saw the shoe stamp demo'd by Chloe on C&C and knew it was the stamp I needed for this birthday card.  I used some lilac and purple card and embossed the front of the shoe with silver Wow embossing powder and glittered the flower.  I used pearls and lilac gem embellishments.

Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Seasons of Mists

Seasons of Mist and mellow fruitfulness.  Just getting in under the wire I think for this month's Clarity Challenge - Its all about the sentiment.  I used a brayer and a big and juicy foliage stamp pad for the background, cut a trellis design with my grand caliber and attached to the background then cut a shape, coloured with the same ink pad using a brush and then stamped the sentiment in black and embossed with clear embossing power to make it stand out more.  I used the pear stamp from the Clarity design club, coloured with promarkers and cut out and decoupaged to frame the sentiment Season of Mists

Sunday, 19 May 2013

IndigoBlu Poppies

I've decided to have a stab at the IndigoBluChallenge this month.  I don't have many of their stamps but recently purchased the blazing poppies stamp and by coincidence this months theme just happens to be flowers so I think it was meant to be. I stamped the poppies onto some cream textured card using Momento

Teal ink then coloured in the poppies, leaves, small flowers, butterfly and caterpillar with Promarkers.  I clear embossed the leaves and small flowers, then masked off the poppies and shaded in the background with tumbled glass and dried marigold distress inks, my favourite colour combination. I used an IndigoBlu With Love word stamp and flourish in Teal again onto cream card and cut out using a Spellbinder die shading with dried marigold. I cut 2 butterflies using a die and shaded with tumbled glass and dried marigold and used some small gems for a butterfly trail. Finally I stamped and coloured the poppies again cut them out and used them to decoupage the base design with 2 more layers. The finished work is matted onto a piece of complementary coloured card from my cupboard and I am very pleased with the end result.

Saturday, 4 May 2013

Clarity Stamp April challenge

Wednesday 1st May I was busy looking after my granddaughter and didn't have chance to look at the

Clarity Stamp Challenge results till late in the day.  I was absolutely stunned to see my name there as the winner of the April challenge.  This is the first time I have ever entered any sort of challenge or competition with one of my cards and I couldn't believe my luck when my number came out of the hat.  I have collected quite a few Clarity stamps and thought I could make a stab at entering something for the In the Garden challenge.  I stamped onto Clarity coated card using the blooming corner set for the border which I stamped using the foliage big and juicy stamp pad but blotting it first so it wasn't too bright.  I stamped the window which I then masked and filled in the garden scene.  I then added the verse and then masked the whole of the centre and brayered over the border with the same foliage big and juicy ink pad to make a fairly deep colour and then very feintly coloured the centre area. I then matted onto gold card and sent it off never imagining I would win the first prize, it was enough just to see something I had made in print.

Harrogate Papercraft show

I went to the Harrogate Papercraft show in March and bought some lovely spring flower
stamps from Hobby Art.  These are some of the cards I've made so far with them using promarkers to colour the stamped images and some of my embossing folders for the background.