'House' is the theme by Small world of inchies this week. I decided to make three, making up the roof, house and garden!
Monday, 30 June 2008
Saturday, 28 June 2008
Another sun, this time for the 4x4 Friday challenge - orange and yellow. The background was made with watercolour paints, and I created the main sun image by pressing the stamp into funky foam that I had heated first. When it cooled I dry brushed gold paint over it and then added a little glitter glue.
Friday, 27 June 2008
The Wednesday Stamper challenge this week was 'Hello sunshine' and so here is my entry! I used a mixture of stamping with resist ink onto glossy cardstock, brayering over with dye inks and then over stamping with the same inks. I was trying to achieve the hazy look of the sun rising very early in the morning. I stamped the sun and the wording with purple StayzOn, stamped the sun again onto yellow card, cut out the face and glued it over the original, then added Ranger Sepia Accents. The sun stamp is by Viva LasVegastamps, the flower flourish and text stamps by Hero Arts.
Thursday, 26 June 2008
... that was Leonie 's Fab Friday challenge, to make an ATC using only paper - no stamping, peel-offs, etc allowed. For this ATC I used some lovely embossed floral paper by K & Co for the background, then cut some other elements from the same sheet and decoupaged them.
Wednesday, 25 June 2008
I came across these inchies the other day - I made them ages ago for a challenge on Craft Swap Forum. We had to make a series of inchies making up the letters of the alphabet. If you look closely you will see that I made one inchy to represent two letters - a word plus an image. They were great fun to make and a great idea for a challenge! My favourite one is the M and N - a mouse that has nibbled bits out of the card. I didn't worry about the 'four eyes' offending anyone as I wear specs myself! LOL
Tuesday, 24 June 2008
Thursday, 19 June 2008
Tuesday, 17 June 2008
The challenge on Tag You're It! blog this week is to use the colours Olive, Aubergine and Ivory on your tag. I've gone for an Oriental theme, mainly because I wanted to use this lovely DCWV Far East cardstock and chipboard sticker which were in the perfect colours! Unfortunately the colour of the cardstock hasn't scanned very well - it is a lot more olive green than it appears.
Monday, 16 June 2008
Thursday, 12 June 2008
Tuesday, 10 June 2008
This week's challenge on the Inchybyinch blog is to be inspired by a Laura Ashley peg bag. I thought of LA clothes... flowery fabrics and lace. Just to make it a bit more authentic, I used paper for background, the dress bodice, flowers and butterfly all cut out of an old Laura Ashley catalogue! LOL
Monday, 9 June 2008
This is for the Tag You're It! challenge, to make a monogram tag. I decided to use B, partly for 'birds' but also so that I can use it for a birthday card for my friend Barbara! No stamps used on this one, but I used a Cuttlebug embossing folder on the background card, and the birds were courtesy of some free paper with a recent cardmaking magazine.
That was Leonie 's challenge this week - to make an ATC and then cut it up and reassemble it! I have had a go at two - the one on the right is a bit more planned, using a stamped background and an image by Paper Whimsy. The other one was just for fun... I dug out an old ATC that I had made for another challenge ages ago, cut it up randomly and then used the pieces like a mosaic on black card, then I added the two cute bees.
Friday, 6 June 2008
Thursday, 5 June 2008
Tuesday, 3 June 2008
Monday, 2 June 2008
A bit different from my usual style (no rubber in sight), but I saw this scrapbook paper and chipboard stickers by BasicGrey and couldn't resist. I thought they would be ideal for a birthday card for my great nephew who will be four in October. I added the googly eyes for fun, and the number 4 to the boulder.
Two challenges with one ATC! I've gone for economy of effort this weekend - the theme for Florrie's ATC challenge on CraftswapForum was 'Anything Blue', and the Fab Friday challenge on Leonie's blog was 'Tone on Tone' (only one colour can be used, but different tones). All the stamps are by Art Journey, the background and most of the stamping were made with chalk inks.
This is my entry for the 4x4 Friday challenge. I have used a stamp by Crafty Individuals which I stamped onto the Distress Ink background, then it was partially stamped again onto acetate. I smeared some alcohol inks over the back of the acetate before fixing it to the base card with brads. The column is made from polymer clay and an art mould, with a little gold and copper acrylic paints rubbed over the surface.