Monday, 26 April 2010

N for...

... NIGHT. Here is my latest inchy for the Inchy by Inch alphabet challenge.
Just to add that I have used a stamp by Inkadinkado and the large bat has been embossed.

Thursday, 22 April 2010

Ready-Steady-STAMP! Challenge 19

A card made for the latest Ready-Steady-STAMP! challenge. The background has been sponged with Distress Inks in Dusty Concord and Bundled Sage, then stamped with a flower stamp (by Tanda) also in Dusty Concord. Then I spread a very thin layer of gesso over, which has softened and toned it down. When it was dry, I stamped the flourish (by Stampin' Up) in black around the edges. The main image is a lovely new stamp by Crafty Individuals which I have stamped on a background of Dusty Concord and Victorian Velvet inks. The flower stamp is by ISC. I added the little 'memories' word (Tim Holtz), a couple of punched leaves and a grungeboard flourish that I had sprayed with Purple Pansy Glimmermist. The only way I could think of to use rubber was in the centre of the flowers - so I punched little circles from some excess rubber trimmed from a sheet of unmounted stamps!

Monday, 19 April 2010

M for...

... MUSIC. Here is my latest inchy for the Inchybyinch challenge.

Stampotique Challenge no. 5

The latest theme on the Stampotique Designers Challenge is 'It's a Girl Thing'. I had a vague idea what I was going to do and was browsing through my stamps for one in particular when this one, by Rubber Romance, came to hand and I decided that this would be even better! I had already decided to use pink and this stamp calls out for brown as well - two colours I love together. The flower stamp is a Craft Stamper freebie and the words are from a Hero Arts stamp.

Monday, 12 April 2010

Ready-Steady-STAMP! Challenge

Here is my entry for the latest Ready-Steady-STAMP! challenge, on the theme of the sea. I have recently bought this little wooden mini tray from Crafty Individuals and thought it would be ideal to use for this one. I painted the tray with acrylic paint before adding stamped images with foam pads and silicone glue. I have used all the ingredients except one - an oval.

Thursday, 8 April 2010

L for...

LIFE. In anticipation for the next Inchy challenge, here is my letter L.
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Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Wedding card

I've just been away for a lovely week at Knuston Hall in Northamptonshire on a calligraphy course. Here is a wedding card I made while I was there, including some of my calligraphy!


Three little houses made for the latest house swap on Craftswap Forum - the theme this time is 'greenhouses'. The houses have to be green and include flowers. I have used various stamps on these, including the lovely tree on the middle one which is by Crafty Individuals.