Sunday, 30 January 2011

white winter birthday

This is for this week's sketch on Anyone for Anya:


Because the card is mostly white it is difficult to get a photo - if I try and whiten it more then you can't see the snowflake embossing on the righthand side - unfortunately, it ends up with a blueish tinge, but you get the general idea and I assure you it's white irl.

I've used one of my favourite Greeting Farm Anya stamps, just using copics for hair, face and clothes, leaving the coat white and adding crystal ice stickles for the fur.

This is for:

Incy wincy 78: winter wonderland - but no Christmas cards
Stamp something: winter somethings
Die cut dreams Christmas 51: winter birthday
Drunken stampers 52: birthday bash
2 sisters 24: girls just wanna have fun
All that scraps Wednesday: let it snow
Fun with shapes and more 75: snow or ice (die cut snowflake stickers)
Cutie Sunday 129: white
Double Dutch 60: white wishes
Hodge podge 7: white on white
CCEE 1104: white on white
Wags n whiskers 46: white
Crafts and me 22: monochrome
Frosted designs fabulous Friday challenge: monochromatic
My time to craft 125: emboss, emboss, emboss - dry
Totally Gorjuss 65: as you like it
Penny's 45: anything goes
Woodware 11: anything goes
Let's ink it up 8: anything goes
Shabby tea room 46: winter wonderland - photo inspiration:

Thinking inking

It's the end of the month once again and time to get the next circle journal into the post tomorrow for the group on BF forum. This time I had the pleasure of contributing ny DLO to Hels' 'thinking inking' CJ - an opportunity to get inky fingers (yes, they are very inky!).

I used a couple of text stamps from the Tattered Angels rockin' renaissance that I received as part of a prize - you can see them here. I also used some printed flowers Hero Arts stamps - stamping on to acetate and then using alcohol inks on the back - a mixture of stream, red pepper and wild plum, although very little of the red pepper seems to have survived!

I distressed the edges of the pages with stormy sky and dusty concord DIs. I ran the acetates through my xyron to stick on to the pages. I stamped some white flowers with a Hero Arts flower print stamp and used the DI to colour them - and a bit of stickles in the centres.

The flash photo makes the stormy sky colour look lighter than it actually is irl.


The sign in tag, using some of the same stamps and DIs:

I'm linking this for:

Dragons dream tags TIO 66: make a statement - the text on the tag
Crafty Ho's: no designer paper
Wednesday stamp: inky backgrounds
Stamptacular 96: whateva
Paperminutes 150: flowers
Pixie cottage 54: flowers
Tuesday throwdown 33: distressing
Crafty purple frog: a distressing challenge
Crafty Emma 21: bold and bright
Crazy 4 challenges 72: vintage or shabby chic
Paper romance: anything but a card
If the shoe fits Fashionista Friday 64: anything but a card
Penny's 45: anything goes
Woodware 11: anything goes
Let's ink it up 8: anything goes

Simply thinking of you

This is a clean and simple card for Technostamper Monday lunchtime sketch 158:

I used double sided Fancy pants antique paper (I love this design) and just stamped 'thinking of you' on part of the reverse, added three craftime flowers and the card was done. I chose the paper for the colour scheme on Stamp dreams 67: brown and green. It's also for Sew many challenges 41: green with envy.

It's also for:

Ooh-la-la 72: three of a kind (the 3 craftime flowers)
Do you stack up? 4: patterned paper
Paperminutes 150: flowers
Pixie cottage 54: flowers
Top tip Tuesday 19: flowers
Wild orchid 15: let's get sentimental
Penny's 45: anything goes
Cutie Sunday 128: anything goes
Woodware 11: anything goes
Let's ink it up 8: anything goes