Saturday, 26 March 2011

Red and Green Christmas

The current challenge at Sparkles forum christmas challenge is Red and green.

My entry uses an image and backing paper from My Craft Studio Winter winderland cd, which I've layed onto co-ordinating cardstock and added glitter to the backing paper and image.

Forever friends Monthly Challenge

Here's my entry for the Forever friends monthly challenge, the theme is no 'Designer Papers'.

I've made an easel card using a Forever friends image, which I have decoupaged, a star corner punch and a star border stamp that I've embossed with white embossing powder. For the base of the easel I've used a co-ordinating border, sentiment and chipboard party hat from my stash.

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Paint Fusion meets...

Here's 2 more cards made with the paint fusion technique.

This first card uses the leaves and blossom stamps from the 'Berries' stamp plate, which I stamped onto Neenah card and painted with acrylics. However, I've used Yellow Cosmic Shimmer paint on the centre of the flowers (as I have no yellow acrylic paint yet!)
I then stamped the Crafters Companion 'Candyfloss' flower fairy and the matching corner stamp, both were coloured with ProMarkers. I then made this into an acetate fronted card and added sentiment and peeloffs.

The second card uses the 'Daisy' stamps onto watercolour card and painted with acrylics. I also stamped the statue image from Creative Expressions stamp plate 'Lost Garden' and watercoloured with Brushmarker pens. I then repeatedly stamped and embossed the Ivy stamp from the same collection around the top of the card to finish the 'scene'. Tumbled Glass distress ink was also added around the edge and into the image .

Monday, 21 March 2011

Spring - paint fusion

I've used the blossom stamp and leaves from the berries stamp plate and painted them in acrylics as per the 'paint fusion' technique, with the exception of using yellow and copper stardust pens in the centre of the flowers, as I don't have any Yellow yet! The base of the easel uses some backing paper from Joanna Sheen Jayne Netley Meyhew part 2 cd rom and border form Crafters Companion Mrs Tigglewinkle cd.

Challenges entered:
Crafty calendar challenge: Spring
Creative cottage challenge: Spring has sprung
Crafty anns challenge blog: Spring


This card uses an image form Joanna Sheen's Jayne Netley Meyhew Part 2 cd-rom and the co-ordinating backing paper. The sentiment was stamped along with the elephants head, which is from the co-ordinating stamp plate.

Challenges entered:
cd sunday challenge: Wild Thing
Crafty sentiments: Animals
Cupcake craft challenges: Monochromatic
Creative card crew.blogspot: Show us some green

Sunday, 20 March 2011

Flippin Men card

The current challenge theme at I love promarkers is men's cards, so I made this card using a 'Flippin men' stamped image coloured with Promarkers. The backing card uses the Creative Expressions Crackle embossing folder on Core'dinations 'black magic' card, which I sanded and distressed.

Sunday, 6 March 2011

Paint Fusion

 This is my first attempt at the 'paint fusion' technique. I had a play with the lavender stamp and painting technigue first onto plain white card (card on the right) and was quite pleased with the result, so layed it onto a background made using Creative Expressions embossing folder - bark, onto Whitewash Core'dinations cardstock that I sanded.
I then had a go at making a crackle background and used the lavender stamp and technique again but in pink paint this time (middle card). I also distressed it using Lipstick and Fired Burlup Distress ink and embossed around the edge in silver. I used the core'dinations card again but with a floral Sizzix embossing folder and mounted onto silver card.
Then I moved onto the berries (left card), certainly need more practice with the leaves, but fun to make. I created the background strip using the berry stamps, heat embossed in black and purple embossing powders  and over stamped with the small leaf stamp from the kit. This was then layed onto purple card which I punched a border with Martha Stewart large punch.

House Mouse

This card uses a house mouse stamp from Joanna Sheen and this is one of my favourite images. It has been stamped with Black Soot Distress ink and coloured with ProMarkers. The backing paper was created using the 'Flourish' embossing folder from creative expressions and inked over with Distress Ink - Dusty Concord, shabby shutters and pine needles.

Challenges Covered:
I love promarkers: Green and Purple
Creative inspirations: In the garden
Pear tree designs: Ribbon
Paper take weekly: Anything goes
Bearlymine-challenges: Birthday Card
Crafty sentiments: Birthdays

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Lothian Crafts Monthly Challenge

This months challenge over at Lothian crafts is the theme 'Bright Colours' and a great prize of a Marianne Design Border Die to be won.

For my DT card I used a Joanna Sheen house mouse stamp for the main image, coloured with ProMarkers.
I used Sandstone and Blush for the mouse, Pink Carnation and  Powder Blue for the flower and Caramel for the oar.
The image was layed onto some blue card and then onto a piece of bright pink paper embossed using a 'polka dot' embossing folder through big shot.
I do like this card shape at the moment - but unsure it's called... I've used Hunkydory pink foiled acetate on the side panels attached with brads and finished the card off with a border ribbon from my stash, 2 paper flowers with the greeting put over the centre and a pink bow.