Sunday, 31 January 2010
Friday, 29 January 2010
I've had this image coloured for a couple of weeks but haven't found the right card to put her on. The SS challenge was a picture which was meant to inspire you. Well, all the purples were already on Penelope so I added some Pastel Green on the charm and around the edge of the wings, a touch of glitter glue and we were away. Not sure what happened to the rest of the green though........I guess I got carried away with the purple!
Here she is close up. Hopefully you can see the wings a bit more clearly on this one.
So, I am entering this into 3 challenges.
Challenge 1. Saturday Challenge - Colour Inspiration
Challenge 2. MMSC#38 - Sketch
Challenge 3. Quixotic Challenges - Flutterby.
Note to the Saturday Challenge DT. I'm not sure how to add a link into my posts apart from a full link, so I am adding a permanent link in my side bar. Hope this counts :-)
Thursday, 28 January 2010
I may not have time to post anything later today as I have a big order to fill. However, I would just like to say a big thank you to everyone who takes the time to leave a comment on my blog. I really do appreciate it, especially the DTs on the challenges I take part in, who have literally hundreds of blogs to visit each week.
So, THANK YOU...............mwah!!!!!
Wednesday, 27 January 2010
I am entering this card into 3 challenges.
Challenge 1. Passion For Promarkers - Pastel Green & Blossom
Challenge 2. Crafty Catz - Love
Challenge 3. Just Magnolia Sketch
Here was my entry for Day 3. It's Toby but I decided to make him a her as my husband's cousin had a baby girl yesterday. The news was slightly marred by the death of his SIL yesterday morning. At least she suffers no more.So this card is going 3 ways.
Challenge 1 Papertake Weekly - Sketch
Challenge 2 Simon Says - New Baby
I love working with pink and green. I'll be back later with the same colour theme for some other challenges.
Tuesday, 26 January 2010
Meet Charlotte......she is the Day 2 Digi stamp on the CHA Relay. I had fun playing with this one. The papers are from a free paper pack I had with a magazine......My Mind's Eye I think they're called. The flowers are from a page of embellishments in the pack and of course, she's coloured with my trusty Promarkers. I have now discovered that Promarkers don't like my Lexmark printer. I really struggled to colour this without making the lines bleed. I am lookinh forward to using the next one. Come back tomorrow to see what I've been doing.
I used my make shift template to create the matting and layering. The backing paper has a nautical theme and the gold mirri board finished it off beautifully. The two embellishments are (I think) HOTP.
Sunday, 24 January 2010
Confused? See http://splendidstamping.blogspot.com/2010/01/cha-digi-relay-rules.html for a better explanation. But be quick at the time of posting this you have 5 hours and 15 minutes............
I'm quite please with this. The papers are Funky Hand which I think work perfectly. I coloured using Promarkers and what you can't see very well is that I have glittered his tail and hair. I have now discovered that Digistamps don't like glitter glue!
With Valentine's Day fast approaching I thought it was the perfect time to put this cutie pie together. It's a circle pyramage on a teardrop shape with matching backing paper. I inked the edges of the paper with Walnut Stain and overlapped the tags finishing with a pretty pink bow. The mirri board shape is based on a Nestability label. I don't have this shape so I have a template from a magazine which I have resized. This one is 2 of these shapes over laid slightly to create one big one. Hope that makes sense.........
Thursday, 21 January 2010
Again, using the Creative Expressions ladies and coloured with Promarkers. You'd never gess to look at this scan but I even glittered the flowers in a pale pink. I stamped the flourish in a Brilliance Inkpad (something Orchid) and the edging has been done with a border punch.I think that should have been closer to the ladies, but hey ho, it's stuck there now. And of course, the punch out glitter card flowers.
This time, I'm entering 4 challenges with this one.
Challenge 1. Papertake Weekly - Pink!
Challenge 2. Passion for Promarkers - Girls, Girls, Girls!
Challenge 3. Simon Says Stamp - Punch It!
Challenge 4. Creative Card Crew - Punch It!
I think I like it.................
The stamps are from Creative Expressions. I've had them in my stash for a while but haven't used them. I also used them for another set of challenges with a different colour palette. I have coloured them with my Twinks. Poor things are legless.........I messed up the colouring of the lady on the right's legs, so I chopped 'em off!
Friday, 15 January 2010
The second is a Present Topper sheet which I have used as decoupage. I have glittered the bow and present lids with stickles and used the co-ordinating backing papers as layers. I have used gems and peel off messages to decorate. I love this, it is so girly.
The original sheet has 4 small and 2 large toppers.
Wednesday, 13 January 2010
I've not done Shabby Chic before so I have no idea if this qualifies or not. The paper is Funky Hand, distressed with Walnut Stain, the images is coloured with Aqua and Cocoa Promarkers. I mounted it all onto cream card which has also been distressed. Hope ya like it!
Monday, 11 January 2010
Sunday, 10 January 2010
I heard last night that I had been picked for the Design Team for Paper Creator. I will be adding their logo to my side bar later and you will see all my creations over the coming however many months she wants me :-)
Off now to print some of her new kits off, getting a bit cold up here in the loft......may need to go downstairs and do the cutting.
I started by colouring the gorgeous Tilda image with my Promarkers. The Rose Pink and Cocoa are just beautiful together. I then decided that she needed to be sat in an oval, so out came my Nesties. I printed out about 6 sheets of paper before I settled on these two designs. They are from a Funky Hand CD. I distressed the edges of all the sheets with Walnut Stain (I think I finally have the hang of it now) and stuck all the layers down onto an ivory card which I also distressed. The wording is also stamped with Walnut Stain......who'd have thought you could stamp with those ink pads too, roflmao.
Saturday, 9 January 2010
Brief note to the Passion for Promarkers Challenge blog team......please forgive me if the tag is incorrect, this is my first try.
Wednesday, 6 January 2010
Where'd I go, lmao!
Tuesday, 5 January 2010
I was going to use the rose as the decoupaged piece on my mom's card but discovered that I hadn't stamped the whole rose. A very happy accident as it looks stunning as a corner. So I coloured it with Twinks and then stamped a swirl from another of Sheena's theme plates using Lightning Black (a Brilliance inkpad). The greeting is one from my stash, stamped and embossed using Versafine and clear EP like the rose.
After more than 3 years of playing with my Twinks I finally have it mastered. I have always struggled with shading, however, I painted a base layer of Rose Petal all over the petals and then went round the edge with Cherry Blossom (I think). I then used my slightly damp brush the blend the hard lines away and I am over the moon with the results. Yay me!
Monday, 4 January 2010
Sunday, 3 January 2010
You can't see, but I spritzed the backing paper with Glitz Mist from Lindy's Stamp Gang. I then stamped and embossed both roses with black Versafine and clear embossing powder. I took some Cut 'n' Dry and a Walnut Stain Distressing ink pad and distressed the edge sprinkling a little gold embossing powder as I went. The roses are stamped and embossed again on some seperate paper and coloured using Twinks. I am really pleased with this card. It's my first proper attempt at distressing and I LOVE it!