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!! 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

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.