Tuesday, 25 August 2009

Friendship Moo

I'm still playing catch-up on the Make a Moo or Two challenges! Here is one on the theme of friendship.

Monday, 24 August 2009

Another Christmas card...

... using the bandana technique. I have really enjoyed trying this out - it is very theraputic spending time drawing white dots and squiggles! This time I have used dye inks on the background and stamped in black with the poinsettia stamp that was free with Craft Stamper last year, and the little flower stamp is by Stampin' Up.

Saturday, 22 August 2009

Bandana technique

I have been having a play with the bandana technique which I thought I'd use for some of my Christmas cards this year. On the top card I have used plain green card and stamped with dark green ink; I sponged various blue dye inks on the second card and then stamped in dark blue; and on the bottom card I sprayed the background with a mixture of Ranger colour wash sprays and Glimmermist, and then stamped in black.
I used a new stamp from Crafty Individuals on the blue card - couldn't resist this image! Unfortunately, I've just had an email from CIs telling me that they have some more new stamps... took a peek and naturally I just had to order some!!

V for...

... Vintage. I couldn't think of anything else starting with a v (except for Valentine) and I love vintage images - so here is a skinny for my entry this week on the Alphabet Challenge Blog .

The only problem is that because the paper rose embellishment is quite bulky, the scan has ended up with a strange curve on the right hand side.! The real thing is straight - honestly!

Thursday, 20 August 2009

Wings on her feet

The theme this week on the Inchybyinch blog is wings.

Tuesday, 18 August 2009

RSS Week 3

Well it's the third week of the Ready-Steady-STAMP! challenge and another great one! I thought I had some sheets of thin cork somewhere but I'm not sure where I've hidden it! Then I remembered that I had some cork keys and also some of Tim Holtz's metal key holes, so voila! It also gave me the opportunity of trying out the 'cuttle wax' technique for the first time. The Rome stamp is by Crafty Individuals.

Monday, 17 August 2009

U for...

... UMBRELLA. Well mine has certainly had a lot of use lately! On this card for the Alphabet Challenge Blog I have used gesso and distress inks on the background panel, and the main image is a stamp by Katzelkraft.

Monday, 10 August 2009

T for...

... The Three Graces and Textured Pearls technique! Another card for the Alphabet Challenge Blog - I have tried out the Textured Pearls technique for the background, using tissue paper and mica powders.

Wednesday, 5 August 2009

African sunset

A rather grandiose title for such a little inchy! The challenge theme this week on the Inchybyinch blog is trees - the only stamp I have with a tree small enough to fit onto an inchy is this one, part of an African theme cube by Judikins. I added rub-on wording at the bottom.

Saturday, 1 August 2009

Ready Steady STAMP! challenge 2

This is my effort for the second challenge by Ready-Steady-STAMP!. I decided to make a triangular shaped card, and I created the background with acrylic paints. There is a strip of acetate which I embossed in a Cuttlebug folder behind the sun (you can just make it out in the scan), and the sun stamp is by Viva Las Vegastamps. I was debating how to attach some ribbon when I came across this star ribbon and so decided to add that along the bottom.

S for...

... Seeing within. I wanted to use some more of my new Paperbag Studio stamps, so made this card with them and decided it would be OK for this week's challenge on the Alphabet Challenge Blog. No matter how hard I try, and even using my Stamp-a-ma-jig, I always seem to get lines of wording wonky!! I think I'll have to stamp them on a separate piece of card in future.