Saturday, 31 January 2009
A simple card this time, because I was playing with my Bug again, this time using the Cherish sizzlets alphabet. I cut out the Happy Birthday and then made the card around that. I used another piece of the Creative Imaginations paper, and one of my new swirls stamps, available from my website , stamped in Fired brick distress ink. The edges of the card were then distressed using the same distress ink pad.
Friday, 30 January 2009
Well, this is my first attempt at an A4 card! I had to make a large card, because I wanted to use the barbed wire and ivy design, which is my latest tattoo design. This one is actually a fraction smaller than the actual tattoo. I made a panel for the card, using a fabulous piece of Creative Imaginations paper, edged with peel offs. I then coloured the tattoo design with prismacolor pencils, cut it out, (very fiddly) and mounted it onto the card. I added some glitter where the excess glue was. The edges of the card were coloured using distress inks. I then cut the lettering out using my Cuttlebug and "Endless Love" Sizzlets alphabet dies. I drew black shadows around the letters, once they had been adhered to the card.
Monday, 26 January 2009
The challenge this week on Step outside your box Saturdays this week is written word........no flourishes allowed! I have written the word harmony on an ATC, using harmoniuous colours! Rather has the feeling of one of those Zen gardens I thought.
Friday, 16 January 2009
Wednesday, 14 January 2009
This weeks challenge on Gothic Arches this week is Grunge......so I have taken the plunge and made my first ever gothic arch! I used somefabulous Bo Bunny paper, and drew the barbed wire on freehand. I then stamped my own design rose and dragon stamps and mounted them on. Highlighting has been done with a sumogrip pencil and white gel pen. I then wrote the words and blackened the edge with a galaxy marker to finish off.
This weeks challenge on Small world of Inchies and Twinchies is blue.......so I have made an ultra simple inchie, using blue holographic card. I debossed a dolphin, bubbles and word freehand, and then rubbed silver pen into the debossing!
I have actually made a skinny for the Art Creations Friday Challenge I printed the lovely background image and stamped my own design rose and swirl stamps. I used distress ink round the edges, added a die cut butterfly and some chipboard words.
Monday, 12 January 2009
Sunday, 11 January 2009
The challenge on Make a moo or two this week is Winter frost.........here is my interpretation, I have used one of my own stamp designs, embossed with white powder and then details added by hand. The edges have been finished with a silver Krylon pen.
Having had my arm twisted to participate in the moo swap on CSF, I have been playing, and made these moos. The top row are actually silver holographic card, with silver peel offs and flowers which have been debossed with a scribing tool. The others have been done with my painted flowers and my dragon stamp, again finished off with peel offs.
Wednesday, 7 January 2009
The "Anything Goes" Challenge on CSF this week involves using black, white and one other colour..........I have chosen gold. I have again used my "bug"..........love it! The card is finished with peel offs and painted flowers.
Sunday, 4 January 2009
I have today been playing with the new alphabet dies that I was given for Christmas, and I have made this birthday card. It has been finished of with peel offs, flowers that I cut, by hand, out of some paper that I had coloured with alchohol inks, and my usual painted flowers.