Friday, 27 February 2009
Emma has a very usable sketch this week on Sketch Saturday. Quite why it's taken me so long to come up with something usable I don't know :).
The card uses an Impression Obsession cupcake stand stamp, the wording comes from the same set. I spent a long time watercolouring it perfectly, then managed to smudge some of the ink that edged the papers onto the pristine background, hence the speckled background; I used a natural sponge with some of the offending ink! The papers used are from Craftwork Cards, as are the "brads". Flower cut with a Cuttlebug folder.
Papers are all from
Wednesday, 25 February 2009
Lisa's Altered Images. Encourage uses Inkadinkado inchies in the background, Smile has an Elzybells sentiment, Art Impressions tree and Stamps by Judith flowers. True Friends has a metal charm wired on and background stamps from Craftwork Cards. Puppy Love has the tree, grass stamp from Stamps by Judith and a Dovecraft sentiment stamp.
Monday, 23 February 2009
Sunday, 22 February 2009
Saturday, 21 February 2009
There was a swift change of attitude and I made this card, using the Inkadinkado set that my friend Janet sent. It's black embossed on white. And that's it! Nothing more to say...
Thursday, 19 February 2009
The latest Sketch & Stash Challenge uses two images side by side. For this card I've really mixed old and new. The two stamps are Hero Arts and are almost the very first stamps I ever got. I used them a lot and still really like them but they've been sitting in the drawer for a while as I have so many other goodies to play with :). I've used Marvy le Plume pens and then added some Stickles from the Stamp Attic to give them a different look. They are matted onto Glimmer Misted green paper and then onto some lovely new paper from Stamp Attic. The "Best Wishes" is an Elusive Images stamp.
Sunday, 15 February 2009
Saturday, 14 February 2009
Friday, 13 February 2009
The background is a sheet music image, oversprayed with Glimmer Mists. A blue tape ribbon is behind some painted Stampbord (first time I've used it) with a note copper embossed on it. The note is from an Inkadinkado clear stamp set that my SBS sister Janet was kind enough to ssend to me. I've scratched a smaller note into the surface of the Stampbord. I've added a peel-off in the RH corner and I don't think they need anything else.
Thursday, 12 February 2009
I used my Leanne Ellis Bloom stamp, watercoloured in spring colours, mounted onto mauve Bazzill paper and put onto the lovely Crate Paper from the Stamp Attic. "Thanks a Bunch" is a Penny Black stamp, I've used it across a Kaleidocolour greens ink pad to make it a little different. I've used some little flowers and some grosgrain ribbon to finish it off.
We still have quite a bit of snow on the ground and it snowed again tonight - thankfully not much. I'm fixated on spring colours at the moment, I wonder why? ;)
Wednesday, 11 February 2009
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Thank you Lisa!
Monday, 9 February 2009
Sunday, 8 February 2009
Elusive Images has brought out these wonderful new theme plates. They are on offer as blog candy at the EI Design Team blog http://elusiveimagesdesignteam.blogspot.com/2009/02/butterfly-collage-stamps-blog-candy.html here. Check out the rest of the blog for some fabulous work...
Friday, 6 February 2009
Since I'm not working today I'm sewing and cardmaking in the warm. I can't tell you how excited I am about my set of Leanne Ellis stamps from Sugar Nellie! They are lovely! This is the second card I've finished with them since they came on Wednesday. This one has a slightly rosier complexion and I think she looks a little St Trinian's - the Ronald Searle drawings not the films. Isn't it the most gorgeous image?
Image stamped onto Glimmer Misted paper and onto white glossy paper. Coloured with Copics, head cut out from white paper and glued onto the background, hearts cut out, mounted onto foam pads to give dimension. I've used thin peel-off strips for the heart strings. All the red hearts and flowers have Glossy Accents on them and they have a lovely sheen to them.
The embossed sentiment is Elusive images, yes the Ds are meant to be distressed, it wasn't an accident with the embossing powder;) However the ribbon across the card under the image does cover up a slip with the gold pen :). The navy card was trimmed with a postage edge blade, same as the last Sugar Nellie card, I like the effect now I've got it out of the box. I need to get into the habit of taking it out striaght away, it's really annoying to make a cut that should have been straight and find it wavy!
http://www.sugarbowlblog.blogspot.com/ has a challenge for Love and Romance and this card is my first entry for their blog challenges - hope they like it as much as I do!
Thursday, 5 February 2009
Wednesday, 4 February 2009
Tuesday, 3 February 2009
Monday, 2 February 2009
The stitching on the sketch looked fun so I thought I'd give it a go. I used my Hero Arts cupcakes stamp, coloured with Copics and with the cherry on top added with a sticky pad to give them dimension. I glued ribbon on and then stitched with a heavy vareigated thread over the top. The sentiment is from Elusive Images, I've gold embossed it to make it stand out. Paper from the sale at Stamp Addicts.
Oh, the heart is some grungeboard I bought about a year ago, having seen a demo. It's sat in the drawer ever since! I've coloured it with chalk ink and then added some random gold embossing.