Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Longing For

Hello.  Welcome.  Decided to get messy this evening and brayer a painty background.  



I added Lost Coast's Floppy Eared Cat which I stamped on black card with Versamark, embossed with white powder and fussy cut.  The sentiment is from Hero Arts, stamped with archival ink.  



My background was made by brayering red, white and blue acrylic paint onto my card base.  I stamped some PaperArtsy small stamps with blue dye ink.  You can just see some of them in the left hand side of the red band.  



I would also like to mention that the Card Chain Challenge May sign up is open until the 6th May.  If you like sending and receiving happy mail check it out.  Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Lost Coast Portal to Creativity Challenge 35 - Favorite Background
The Artistic Stamper Creative Team Challenge - Backgrounds
Craft Stamper Take it Make it Challenge April
A Blog Named Hero Challenge - Anything Goes
Hobbygarasjen Utfordring 47 - Alt Er Lov 

Monday, 17 April 2017

Bird On A Cup

Hello.  Welcome.  This is an 'I'm not sure project'.  I was inspired by the Mod Squad chalkboard challenge to make this panel and then used one of the Power Poppy sketches to put my card together.  And I liked it.  Then I took the picture and I didn't like it!   Then I looked at it again this morning and thought 'that's not too bad'.  So I decided to share.  


I stamped the Power Poppy image from the Short Stacks set on black card with Versamark and embossed with white powder.  I coloured the image with Galaxy Markers and ripped the edge of the panel.  I added some Taylored Expressions Sugar Cube dye ink to the edge of the panel and also used it for the 'chalk' effect.  Then I used Sizzix on the edge Notebook die and blue card and layered it behind the chalkboard panel.  This is the thing I am unsure about.  I like the blue, but wonder if it should have been black?  My background is tone on tone distress ink and a stamploration stencil.  I added some pieces of gold card and the sentiment is from the Short Stacks set as well. 

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Power and Spark Challenge - Pick a Sketch Sketch 2
Mod Squad Challenge - Chalkboard Technique
Mixed Media Monthly Challenge 35 - What's Your Superpower Phenomenal drinker of tea.  Must be a British thing LOL
Stamplorations Things With Wings Spring Hop 
Stamplorations April Challenge - Stamps and Wings





City Chick

Hello.  Welcome.  I really liked this card by Becca so decided to make my own version with this very cool Stamplorations chick.  I made an ATC. 


Bwahahahaha.  This was actually my second attempt at Becca's technique for simple watercolour shading.  The first one went a little pear shaped.  But I got there in the end.  Or here at least.  I cut my ATC using a Sizzix die.  Then I stamped and masked the chick from Stamplorations Fowl Play.  I stamped the splat and postmark stamp from Grunge Elements then coloured using distress inks.  Becca set her panel on a coloured background, but since I was working on an ATC I decided to use some washi tape around the edge to make a colourful border.  Then I stamped the Happy Birthday to finish. 

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Aud Sentiments Challenge 177 - Happy Birthday
Cut It Up Challenge 119 - Case It
Stamplorations Things With Wings Spring Hop 
Stamplorations April Challenge - Stamps and Wings
Stamplorations Spotlight Project Showcase




Saturday, 15 April 2017

But Seriously

Hello.  Welcome.  Happy Easter and a new challenge over at Rubber Dance.  We are playing with the very popular Black and White plus One.  I chose a little bit of red........



I stamped the man with VersaMark ink and embossed with black powder.  Then I masked him and stamped Rubber Dance Marble ATC Background and embossed that as well.  I cut out the panel, edged it with Memento Black Tuxedo ink, added a red layer and mounted it on the white card base.  I stamped the sentiment on a piece of white card using black Archival and mounted it on the card. 



Hop over to the blog to see some more inspiration from the design team and join the challenge.  While you are there be sure to check out the new stamps.  There is 20% off until Tuesday 18th April and you can get free worldwide shipping with my code GTfreeship.  Now there's a great deal!  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Mixed Media Monthly Challenge 35 - What's Your Superpower Sarcasm.  Again.  Also becoming super good at minimalist mixed media.

Craft Stamper Take it Make it Challenge April 
Scrappelyst Utfordring for April - Gutt/Mann
Stamping Sensations April Challenge - Anything Goes 


Friday, 14 April 2017

Spring On Terra Dactyl

Hello.  Welcome.  Here's some minimalistic mixed media mania.  


I used purple brusho's to make the background and spritzed with water and Windsor & Newton Irridescent Watercolour medium.  I stamped the sentiment from Rubber Dance Sarcastic Superpower set with black Archival.  I stamped the Pterodactyl from Stamplorations Dino Things and coloured with distress inks and Promarkers.  


Changed the angle and put on the flash in an attempt to catch the sparkle.  Those light bits top right was all I caught, but it blings in the real.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Mixed Media Monthly Challenge 35 - What's Your Superpower Sarcasm.  It's a skill.  Bwahahahahaha 
Lost Coast Portal to Creativity Challenge 35 - Favorite Background  Brusho's rock!!!
Stamplorations Things With Wings Spring Hop 
Stamplorations April Challenge - Stamps and Wings
Stamplorations CAS Challenge April 




Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Shiver Me Timbers

Hello.  Welcome.  It's Birthday April!!  Needed another small man card, so went with the oh so cool Pirate Dan from Kadoodle stamps. 


Pirate Dan was stamped with black Archival ink, fussy cut and coloured with Promarkers.  I used Worn Lipstick distress for his skin and gold pilot marker for his belt buckle and earring.  The background was actually an exercise in brush cleaning!  I just grabbed a scrap of card and brushed til no more dark blue acrylic paint came out, then washed the brush.  Then I looked at the card scrap and decided it was too pretty to throw away.  With the addition of a scrap of ripped yellow card and Die-Versions Beach Hut dies cut from black card it made a perfect beach scene for Pirate Dan.  The sentiment is from Rubber Dance Happy Birthday set stamped with Dare2BArtzy Midnight Blue dye ink.  I also used this ink to edge the card base and layer.    

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
De-Egel April Challenge 31 - Voor Een Kind
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Happy Birthday

Mixed Media Monthly Challenge 35 - What's Your Superpower my superpower is my ability to relax at the beach.  More tropical = more superpower LOL.
Scrappelyst Utfordring for April - Gutt/Mann


Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Wanna Play?

Hello.  Welcome.  I am starring over at the Rubber Dance blog today with some fun and quirky ATC's featuring some lesser known Rubber Dance characters.  Do pop over and leave me a little love.  Here's a peeky......


The colour challenge runs until the 14th April.  Join us with any stamping project using the colours dark brown, pale blue and white.

Thanks for dropping by.  

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Hugz