Monday, 16 October 2017

Beautiful Life

I am combining two challenges this week, the MIXED MEDIA MONTHLY CHALLENGE has set a colour challenge, the colours really got me going because I already have the colour palette in my spray inks stash!!!, lovely almost fluorescent colours, and who doesn't love a rainbow type colour challenge!!











I have used the fabulous VISIBLE IMAGE  "sparkle in the rain" stamp set. I started the drippy background with my paints, then splattered the paints on a separate piece of card, then stamped the image with purple ink, cut it out, edged with the purple ink to make it stand out a bit more, then stuck it onto my background, the words "beautiful" and "life" are from other visible image quotes that I have paired together.



Friday, 6 October 2017

STEAMPUNKED

Hmmmmm.... steampunk is not really one of my strongest themes, but hey, that's what these challenges are for eh!!..to challenge yourself !!.. so I have joined in with this months  THE ARTISTIC STAMPER "steampunked"challenge.
The background started off as a cogs embossing folder print, where you put ink on an embossing folder then lay the paper on it to get a print of the design, but I didn't put it through the machine as I didn't want the paper embossed!!. It came out a bit rubbish, not too clear, so I got the TST steampunk mask and inked through it, then added a few paperartsy cogs stamps, the Artistic Stamper grid background stamp, then finally the carabelle studio Man and Bird stamp...oh and to finish off, the Indigoblu Quintessentially English stamp.
FRILLY and FUNKIE are also having a "show us your stamps" challenge, so I am entering it there too.

Friday, 29 September 2017

PAPERBABE picture inspiration #57

Well... I am still lovin doin the PAPERBABE challenges, and this weeks is a picture inspiration challenge, also, a double whammy...cos I get to add another Christmas card to my stash!!!..so it's all good!!!.
I know these are not typical Christmas colours, and they are not necessarily colours that I would usually use, or would think of putting together, I am more of a blue n green type of girl!!, but I guess that is why I enjoy these challenges, treading outside my usual comfort zone, thinking outside the box...and all the other cliche quotes!!... lol.
All the products used, the girl template, the snowflake stamps, the herringbone stencil, and the sentiment stamp are all from Paperbabe.  I love the end result, hope you like it too.

Sunday, 24 September 2017

"Only Blue" #2

.......Well I did say that my favourite colour to use is blue!!!!.. so I have done another card for the second week of the STAMPOTIQUE only blue challenge. Isn't this Stampotique mermaid adorable!!!... her name is Smumanha.
 I did the background with the Memory Box "rings and puddles" stencil, then smudged it a little with some watery white paint, I love the effect and thought it fitting for a watery scene.

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Feathers Appear When Angels Are Near

I made this card for my lovely friend who wrote a song in remembrance of her son Roman who died while he was quite small. The song was very poignant, heartfelt, and just a real tearjerker. One of the lines in the song has lyrics similar to these, so when I heard it, I was inspired to make a card for Amanda to let her know how beautiful her song is.

The stamps I have used are the VISIBLE IMAGE 
"Angels are near" stamp set.
I am also entering this card in the THAT'S CRAFTY  "fly Away" challenge,
and THE ARTISTIC STAMPER  "take a little colour" challenge

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Only Blue

This weeks theme for the challenge over at STAMPOTIQUE ....(of which I won with the last Blue and Green challenge) was an easy one for me, the title is "Only Blue"...meaning use only blue on your work, .....well my favourite colour to use is blue....they say it is a sign of insecurity!!!...but who says that!!! lol. anyways, I love all shades of blue, especially the teals and turquoise's....oooohhh yummy. I have used Stampotiques cheeky little chappy, Buru, and also Daniel's hearts for the background.
Also over at THE ARTISTIC STAMPER, on their facebook site, the challenge is to "take a little colour", so I am taking my chances there too.

Sunday, 10 September 2017

Vintage and Metal

I think that I am hoping that if I do Christmas cards for challenges, then by December I will have made enough to give out!!!... I hate thinking of a theme for my Christmas cards, I love the process of making them, and once I have decided, I usually do them all the same, but this year I think they will be a miss match of all the ones I have already done.
Soooo... with that in mind, I have decided to make another Christmas card while entering the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge and the topic is "Vintage" and also the Country View Crafts Challenge where the subject is "Metal".
I tried to make the frame metallic by painting the frame black, then adding gilding wax to it.
So, thats another Christmas card done, and in my favourite kinda style at the moment, recycled corrugated packaging. dont ya just love it when some of the supplies are for free!!!.

Sunday, 3 September 2017

Paperbabe sketch challenge #55

The PAPERBABE STAMPS challenge is a sketch challenge this week, so if you pop over to kim's blog you will see what it is all about.
Here, I have used Paperbabe's Peaceful Flurries stamps, the Sparkle Bright sentiments stamps, and the herringbone stencil.
I am enjoying using my Paperbabe products, after winning the challenges twice now, I am getting quite a little Paperbabe products stash, if you use Kim's products in the challenge you get to win £20 worth of her stuff....so cooooool !!! and as the saying goes....You've to be in it to win it!!!

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Paperbabe & Butterfly

There is a picture inspiration challenge over on the  PAPERBABE STAMPS blog today, it is a photo of a yellow flower and a butterfly, so here is my interpretation of the photo.
The background looks a bit like a gelli print to me, but it is actually just some spray ink on a stencil and I laid the paper on the top, it is a two for one technique because you get the actual stencils of the butterflies on the paper underneath. I did the paperbabe girl with bozzy eyes as if she is looking at the butterfly on her nose.
I am also entering this in THE ARTISTIC STAMPER "anything goes" challenge, as I would love to win some of their stamps.

Sunday, 13 August 2017

Blue n Green Stampotique

I have made another blue and green card here, to combine the STAMPOTIQUE "only animals" challenge...does a butterfly qualify as an animal???..well.. it is one of God's creatures....and my favourite image!!..so I would say yes!!!,  also for the COUNTRY VIEW CRAFTS "blue and green" challenge, and also for THE ARTISTIC STAMPER "anything goes" challenge. pheeeeew...i dont often get to do a card that combines 3 challenges, I love this card, with my favourite colour combination, my favourite butterfly stamp, and my favourite kind of background, book page, distress oxides, and a bubble stencil, my god I am gonna have to stop buying bubble stencils...I must have a circle obsession!!!... wonder if there is even a name for that..lol.

Friday, 11 August 2017

Blues & Greens

The CountryViewCrafts challenge for this month is a "Blue and Green" challenge, well..I just adore these two colours together, so expect a blue n green card overload!!!!
I made this card with a bit of a mop up with leftover paint from another card I had made, I added a couple of inkylicious stamps, I  love the sentiment, and gave this card to one of my friends who is quite a spiritual, caring and kind soul.
I am also entering this in The Artistic Stamper challenge, which is "anything goes".

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Paperbabe "flower" challenge

I am really enjoying doing the PAPERBABE stamps challenge, this weeks theme is "flowers", so I have used a stamp from my stash and made a type of flower headband for my paperbabe girl to wear. I am really quite proud of how my portrait colouring is coming on and never thought I would be any good at it, I think I like doing the shading with pencils best, but also liked the watercolour one I did last time, it flows and blends better, the first time I used acrylic paint and it is quite thick for my liking so don't get as good a blending. I have left out the sentiment on this card so that I can choose one appropriate to the recipient at the time....not that I like giving my cards away, I just like hoarding them and looking at them from time to time to see how far I have come on, or to remind me of a technique that I would have otherwise forgotten.