Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Bon Voyage

This card was inspired by the photo inspiration at Time Out Challenges #89 - Home Sweet Home also the theme at The Male Room #66 - Maps/ Coordinates.  I used some designer paper displaying a world map and compasses for the background and a stamped 'trunks' image from the photo, and to finish added two stamped sentiments.  Thanks for taking a peek


Sunday, 13 August 2017

Birthday Wishes

I am definitely going to try this style again... love how the Brushos came up so rich against the gold embossing on this background stamp. I cut a white card frame and gold embossed my sentiment and then attached to a teal card.  To finish I added s floral die cut.  I am posting to Simon Says Monday challenge - Happy Birthday and Watercooler Wednesday challenge WWC#131 - All About Birthdays.  Thanks for taking a peek

Simon Says: Happy Birthdaynewchallenge


Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Happy Birthday

Creating a card with Dies and No Stamps is a real challenge for me - but I have managed to use four different die sets on this card.  The background panel is from my stash of Brushos creations and has a nice shimmer to it. I used an embossing die to make the curve on the white card which I have die cut and used the negative for my sentiment, so the lovely background could show through.  Then I die cut a swirl in blue for the flower stems and cut two sizes from the flower die set. I mounted them with foam tape and added a gem to the centers to finish.  I am playing along with CAS-ual Fridays CFC179 challenge - Dies Only.  Thanks for taking a peek

Wishing you well

Lately I've been inspired to create cards using my stamps and watercolours to create a scene. This set of trees is a Stamplorations set - Tree Silhouettes and the grasses -Penny Black Enjoy Life. I masked off the hill slope and stamped my trees with Distress Inks and then with my Brushos painted in the sky, fence and hillside. Lastly I stamped the grass and my sentiment. I love creating like this.  I am posting my card to The Paper Players challenge #356 - Theme: Great Outdoors.
And to Stamplorations Theme and Sketch Summer Vacation - Anything Goes.  I will also post to their Never-ending Stamplorations challenge Anything Goes using their products.  Thanks for taking a peek

Monday, 7 August 2017

Happy BIrthday

A combination of die cuts and stamping for this birthday card with a bright happy Brushos background... I'm loving these colours.  I kind friend from a card swap sent me this bloom in a bottle - so I coloured it with Distress Inks and fussy cut it out.  Then I die cut two sentiments and off set them to give a shadow effect. Mounted my panel on a green layer to frame it and used a cream card.  I am posting to Watercooler Wednesday challenge WWC130 - Feminine Anything Goes and to Happy Little Stampers Watercolour August challenge - optional twist - Bloom.  Thanks for taking a peek


Happy Birthday

This afternoon I've made a birthday card using the sketch at Try Stamping on Tuesdays #333, and the colour palette from Power Poppy - Hues to Use - Red, White and Blue. I stamped and coloured my bouquet and an extra flower with Brushos and trimmed the panel to suit, then run a blue ink pad around the edge.  I selected some matching card and paper for the layout, stamped a sentiment and to finish  mounted my single flower with foam tape and added some white pearls.  I am also posting to Seize the Birthday challenge - Anything Goes.  Thanks for taking a peek

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Sunday, 6 August 2017

Salty Scene

ow ow ow ... first time playing with watercolours and salt - what fun.  Well I won't show you the ones that didn't turn out - different card definitely gives different results.  This was just a card scrap and I just used up some of my Brushos  leftovers and sea salt on the bottom and table salt on the top and wellah I have a scene.... thought the green at the top looked like a tree so I painted in a truck and branches and a few leaves and the green blobs on the bottom could be 'salt' bushes. I just added a bird.  Thank you CAS Watercolour August challenge for suggesting we try 'SALT' - I'm sure having fun.  ps. Can we reuse the salt rocks we brush off maybe they'll leave some colour behind?  Thanks for taking a peek

Stamplorations Bloomtangled colouring

I do love colouring and with a lovely cool day (no rain!! sadly) I decided to celebrate National Coloring Book Day (USA) with the Stamplorations girls and the launch of their second colouring book, to join in by colouring their freebie sampler.  I've used coloured pencils on my artwork.  Thanks for taking a peek