Saturday, March 24, 2018

just flying by

I've been seriously under the weather this week - headache - nausea - stomach pain - thought I would end up in A&E - a trip to my GP who diagnosed abdominal migraine - that's a new one to me - just to be sure blood tests are being done in case it's an allergy to something.

I made this card for the Christmas card throwdown but missed the entry time.

Sunday, March 18, 2018

sunday morning stamping

If you saw my earlier posts using stamps from my local craft store- a  coffee pot with cup and saucer -  a mushroom - the two cards below are using more of theses inexpensive stamps.
This is another one of the unmounted red rubber stamps  - it cost just $2 but is only the bouquet -I added the stems - to be honest why would you have a stamp of just the flowers without stems - I'm not sure how you would use it - I cut an acetate jar shape and added a second shorter piece of acetate to make a water level.

This butterfly stamp cost only 50cents - not the best butterfly in the world so I decided to leave it plain and add blue papers and a bit of a square doily .

I probably won't buy anymore of these stamps - not sure I like the hand drawn effect and for me the outline are just a bit too thick .

Thursday, March 15, 2018

just a bit of holly

CAS Christmas card challenge -march - holly- this stamp was a magazine freebie which I stamped with spruce green ink and then added watercolours to get this washed out look. The cardstock was very porous and the colours bled out which I really like.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

flowers for a friend

CAS mix up - march challenge - stamping, acetate,+ my choice - I cut the jam jar from acetate - coloured the flowers with water colour pencils added  bakers twine and a few tiny gems, stamped sentiment.

blue and more blue

Crafting with Dragonflies - challenge 99 - birds /feathers - using my favourite
Stampavie stamp and watercolour pencils.

Friday, February 23, 2018

not mush-room in this house

This is another one of the unmounted red rubber stamps from my local craft shop - it cost just $1 - coloured with AquaMarkers  - I added glossy accents to the white areas on the top and the front door - sadly it doesn't  on the pic.

I love ProMarkers - challenge 353 - anything goes - I don't often get to use my AquaMarkers like this
I usually add lots of water but I really needed that deep dark red - I also  used lemon and grey.

a bit dotty

My local craft shop has some unmounted red rubber stamps at very reasonable prices -I bought 4 and this coffee pot and cup is one of them - not sure if I like the hand drawn effect - the saucer is a bit wonky.Trimming away the paper from inside the handle was a pain so I cut it off and stamped the handle again, cut it out and stuck it in place.I used a circle punch to shape the corners.

City Crafter challenge 400 - polka dots -paper pieced coffee pot and cup

Saturday, February 17, 2018

a bit flowery

Penny's Paper- Crafty challenge 367 - clean and simple - some stamping and cutting - that's about it.

Friday, February 16, 2018

a bit more chalk

I used chalks in my last post and had forgotten how effective they can be- this time I used blue and a delicate sandy colour . I used a square cardstock which makes the card clean and simple.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

just add chalk

The Butterfly challenge - 95 - spin the wheel with the letter P - you can see the wheel above - I went with pink - peach - purple and a patterned paper - not forgetting a butterfly or two . I started in the top corner with the chalks and the peach colour and blended to pink and then to purple .

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

make a wish

Scrapbook Boutique - a wonderful mood board - I loved the tree silhouette and have used that as my inspiration.

Friday, February 9, 2018

mothers day

Butterfly challenge  94 spin the wheel -  lots of options now with a new format on this challenge . I picked dogstooth check - round corners and crimson- (now I have to say I struggled with the colour - crimson is darker than scarlet but is it lighter or darker than raspberry- way too many choices .

Lets Craft and Create - challenge 134 - Anything/ Mothers Day- this was such fun to put together - a mix of digital - some stamping and punching a little colouring .

embossing folder idea

you may have tried this already but if you haven't then give it a go - I taped a sheet of thin card to the raised side of the embossing plate and with a crayola crayon I pressed down firmly and rubbed over the whole area - it's a bit like brass etching .

I did this one with a grey crayon and then added a little water colours in pink and green - I will go back and finish the colouring and then use it as a background paper . 

A much more delicate effect when done with a pink crayon on a linen look card .

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

just a butterfly

Incy Wincy Designs - clean and simple challenge.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

happy feet

Christmas Card throwdown - February sketch -this was such fun to make  - not sure about the dark paper , it looks like a blackboard thats just being cleaned.