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Sunday, August 20, 2017

Funky die cutting

 International Art & Soul, a challenge which has been put together to incorporate any type of craft, paper, wood, flowers, recycling, glass - the world is your oyster :).  Come on over an join us with you artwork :)

Challenge #15 - Layer it UP



OOOO layering is such fun especially with all the fabulous dies and die cuts around these days.  For the die cut I used Card 3 from Monica's Creative Room.  Monica is one of the most talented and generous electronic die cut creators, her dies are intricate but stunning.  For this card I started with a silver blank, the next layer was the white die cut which is almost the same as the black layer you can see in the card.  Next I used some hand made paper I collected on my travels and cut the flower shape.  The next layer is the black layer and then I added a lacy doily cut, this was a disaster as the hand made paper was not dense enough to cut properly.  In the end, to solve the problem, I glued the hand made paper to some regular 75gms copy paper and let it dry.  Cutting worked perfectly after that.  I cut the small doily out of black card and to finish off lots of glass gems.  The tag layers are hand cut and the Happy Birthday die is from Desire.

Challenges entered:-

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Dreaming Mermaid




Challenge 95
Anything Goes with an optional TWIST .... The Abyss
{or in the ocean, under the sea}

Welcome back to the IKEsWORLD challenges :)  do pop on over to IKEsWORLD to join in the challenge, it is always so much fun and  Ike produces the most amazing stamps, everything from off the wall to cute and fluffy :) :) :)


I just love this image and it is a wee while since I last used it, this challenge is the perfect chance to use it again.  The background was coloured with Distress Oxides and then I used a stencil and silver ink to add some more texture.  The image was coloured with Polychromos and then SN glitter clear pen on the scales to add the sheen.  To finish off I used some underwater themed stamps.

Ingredients:-
  • image - Mermaid 3 by IKEsART
  • colouring medium - Distress Oxides, SN markers and Glitter Pens and Polychromos crayons
  • other items - stencil; silver, blue and green stamp pads; clear shells, coral, fish and sentiment
I am entering this project into the following challenges:-

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Snarky Dog

Well here I am again playing along with Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers :) :) :) :) This time with a 3d snarky dog. Now I really don't care what people think I am pretty sure no matter how nice we are really there comes a time when we get together with a friend and just can't help ourselves finding something bitch about.  With this in mind my card is for one of those friends who enjoys a bit of the you know what over a good cup of tea or something stronger.


The paper was designed digitally along with the sentiment then printed out.  The dog digi is by CraftyGirl, isn't she sweet - the dog that is mine  you CraftyGirl is a goodun too :).  I printed the dog 4 times so I could break the sections apart and create a 3D layered furry friend.

Challenges entered :-

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Reverse Resist Box

 International Art & Soul, a challenge which has been put together to incorporate any type of craft, paper, wood, flowers, recycling, glass - the world is your oyster :).  Come on over an join us with you artwork :)

Challenge #14 - Boxes and Bags



This wee box was made from a template I used from a 2 chocolate chocolate box I was given on the aeroplane recently :) :).  I used resist embossing to create the background along with water colour paints.  The stamp is a background stamp from Leonie Pujol The flower die is from a Sheena Douglass set and also coloured with water colour paints.  I did try several ways to finish off the box, with braid and a tassel, larger lace, green and gold braid but decided to go with a simple white lace with dangly bits hanging off it.

Challenges entered:-

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Fun at the Fair




Challenge 94
Anything Goes with an optional TWIST .... Embossing



Welcome back to the IKEsWORLD challenges :)  do pop on over to IKEsWORLD to join in the challenge, it is always so much fun and  Ike produces the most amazing stamps, everything from off the wall to cute and fluffy :) :) :)


Lots of embossing happening on this child's birthday card :) Using the image Merry-Go-Round I used Polychromos and SN markers to colour.  The floor of the merry-go-round was coloured with Polychromos and to get the texture I coloured over a sunburst embossing folder.  The cloud border, saddles and base were heat embossed.  Two embossing folders were used for the background and layer behind the text.

Ingredients:-
  • image - Merry-Go-Round by IKEsART
  • colouring medium - SN markers and Polychromos crayons
  • other items - Bridal embossing powder, embossing folders, birthday die and brads
I am entering this project into the following challenges:-
  • Pile It On - M, 1st Sunday + bonus theme 3rd week, Use theme & at least one other challenge, Winners posted 2nd Sunday - July - #132 Primary Colors (Use mostly Red, Yellow, and/or Blue)
  • DL ART Thankful Thursday Challenge 2W, 3E #209 Happy Birthday (or a Thank You Card) (W1 of 2)