Thursday, 25 March 2010

Stampotique Challenge no. 4

The theme this time for the Stampotique Designers Challenge is Easter. As I am going to be busy for the next week I knew I only had limited time last night to come up with something for this challenge, so I decided to stick to small and simple. The background for this was actually a piece of scrap paper that I had used as protection under a variety of other projects! It had on it various inks, little bits of stamping, gesso, even a smear of glue! All I have done to it is to give it a quick spritz of yellow Glimmer Mist. Then I stamped Sheer in black, added the Easter eggs, and rub-on wording at the top.

Monday, 22 March 2010

K for...

... KING. I've used one of my favourite stamps by Tim Holtz for this inchy for the Inchybyinch challenge.

RSS Challenge 17

Here is a card for the 17th Ready-Steady-STAMP! challenge. The stamps I have used here are: boy by Art Journey, text by Paper Artsy, and leaves by Basic Grey. Although it doesn't show up very well in the scan, I have used sticky foam pads in several layers, and the central green panel is raised quite a lot from the base card (which is cream).

Tuesday, 16 March 2010

J for...

Journey. My latest inchy for the Inchybyinch challenge. The stamp is by Clarity Stamps.

Monday, 15 March 2010

Stampotique Challenge no. 3

The theme for the latest Stampotique Designers Challenge is 'Spring Has Sprung' - so here is my effort. I have used Arty again, but this is a great stamp to have peeping out of frames or from the side of your card. I have also used the Hero Arts flowers silhouette stamp again... this time behind Arty.

Thursday, 11 March 2010

Another card...

... made for my friend. For this one I have created a background by stamping with gesso, then sponging Distress Inks over, then stamping again with Distress Ink and black. The main image is a stamp by Crafty Individuals, the others are a variety by Tim Holtz & Tanda.

Saturday, 6 March 2010

I for...

... IDEA. We've reached I already on the Inchybyinch alphabet challenge!

Anything Goes!

I've just made these two cards as part of an order for 10 birthday cards for a colleague at work. I'm about half-way through now... most of them are for family so need to be personalised. However, she also asked for a couple of general cards - one for a woman and one for a man. The card with flowers is also my entry for the Anything Goes challenge on Craft Swap Forum. On this one I have used Hero Arts Stamps: flower silhouette and butterfly. And the other card has the owl which was one of the free stamps with Craft Stamper. I've used another Hero Arts stamp on the centre panel behind the owl (Dandelion Frame), as well as the birthday greeting.

Monday, 1 March 2010

H for...

... HEART. Another week and another inchy for the Inchybyinch alphabet challenge.

Stampotique Challenge no. 2

The second of the Stampotique Designers Challenge is to use rose, yellow and mossy green. Yes I now have TWO more Stampotique stamps, both used here: Sheer and 'misunderstood'. After the first challenge I decided it might be a little difficult to enter future challenges with only one stamp (although I guess it would certainly be challenging!!), so it was the perfect excuse to spend money on yet more rubber. Not that I need an excuse though. I've said it many times before... as far as I am concerned, too many rubber stamps are just not enough.