Tuesday, 31 July 2012

I scream for ice cream

This is for All that scraps challenge: let's piece those papers.

The background paper is an offcut of Basic Grey and the striped paper is another offcut (DCWV). I've paper pieced the clothes and the ice cream on the Meoples I want candy digital images from All That Scraps, with additional copic colouring.

I've followed the sketch for My time made easy 67:


The photo is awful because of having to use flash this evening - the die cut bow is a deep bright pink mirror card which just doesn't show up here at all.

This was also inspired by Card caravan (the hybrid chick) 23 photo:




Adding a photo I've just taken outside - it shows the bow better:



This is also for:

Pile it on  31: cute as can be
Pixie's crafty snippets 31
Squiggle stamps: stash attack - used offcuts
Anyone for Anya: last summer fling - summery
Farm fresh Friday (splendid stamping): die cuts and/or punches
Tuesday alchemy 25: ice cream social
Celebrate the occasion 73: I scream for ice cream
Little Miss Muffet 40: Neapolitan icecream
My sheri 90: national ice cream month
Soartful: colours of ice cream
Dream valleyt 37: summer
Robyn's fetish 118: summer fun
Paper makeup digi makeover 47: endless summer
Victorine 39: summertime
Creative craft: summertime
Everybody art 201: summer
Mark's finest papers speedy fox and friends 118: juvenile birthday card
Die cuttin' divas 76: anything goes (die cut bow)
Kaboodle 130: birthday or any special day
Fashionista 5: baby or birthday
Paper pretties Wednesday 216: birthday cards
Hooked on craft 23: let's celebrate
My mum's craft shop 67: birthday girls
One stitch at a time: use a digi
Jacksons digital expressions: anything goes
Critter 126: anything goes
Paper playtime 80: anything goes
Twisted Tuesday 17: free for all
Amusing challenges (stamped blessings): anything goes
Simon says: anything goes
Crafts and me 94: anything goes
Make it Monday 100


Mystical mermaid

I printed the mermaid (a clipart picture that I found on Microsoft Publisher) on to an offcut of patterned paper (think it was Craft Creations, but not sure - has been lurking among the offcuts for some time), added a panel of sea made with a mix of Lumainarte radiant rain colour concentrates (a piece left over from when I used it for this card yesterday). I then added some very sparkly ribbon top and bottom and the card was done.

As an offcut was used to print the image, this is another for Pixie's crafty snippets 31 and also Squiggle stamps 'stash attack'.


This is for:

DCC & friends 1: anything goes
Di's digi designs: looking for mystical creatures
LEJ designs 14: mystical, magical or mysterious
My time to craft 184: fantasy
Emerald faerie garden 28: flourishes/swirls
Top tip Tuesday 82: focus on  the ribbon
Ladybug: summer fun
Crazy challenge 125: under the sea/beside the sea
Creative card crew 16: on the beach/under the sea
Just some lines: it's time for the beach, sand and surf
Creative Mondays (always crafting) 12: water
Creative stamp friends 56: summer, sun, beach and sea
Crafting for all seasons 32: splash me - water
Crafty ribbons 24: sea, holidays etc
Through the craftroom door: undersea life
Daisy doodles 65: outdoors
Cupcake craft 203: the great outdoors
One stitch at a time: use a digi
Fab n funky 131: no stamped images
The stamping boutique 44: anything goes
Jacksons digital expressions: anything goes
Critter 126: anything goes
Paper playtime 80: anything goes
Bearly mine 46: anything goes
Twisted Tuesday 17: free for all
Going grey with Scrap-creations: anything goes
Party time Tuesday 79: anything goes
Amusing challenges (stamped blessings): anything goes
Simon says: anything goes
Crafts and me 94: anything goes
Make it Monday 100

Acrylic block background

I've seen a few examples lately of making a background by inking up an acrylic block, so I thought I'd try this, using broken china and story sky distress inks. This is for Paperminutes 228: acrylic block stamped background, also for Wags n whiskers 84: try a new technique.

I then stamped the Penny Black sparklers using stormy sky ink.

I've used the sketch given for Sweet sketch Wednesday 164:


and colours were inspired by the picture given for Freshly brewed 106:


I've used papers from my patterned papers scrap box, so this is another opportunity to play at  Pixie's crafty snippets 31  (although, with this rain, I don't fancy sitting on the swings) and also Squiggle stamps 'stash attack'.


This is also for:

DCC & friends 1: anything goes
LiaStampz 22: birthday
Stampavie and more 173: birthday
Kaboodle 130: birthday or any special day
Fashionista 5: baby or birthday
Paper pretties Wednesday 216: birthday cards
Crafts4eternity R82: brilliant birthdays
Hooked on craft 23: let's celebrate
Scrappy frogs: red, white and blue
Raise the bar 108: red, white and blue
I brake for challenges: I brake for the red, white and blue
Unique crafters 5: patriotic - red, white, blue
Whoopsi Daisy: lots of layers
Sentimental Sundays 113: paint/inks
Nightshift stamping: no black lines
The stamping boutique 44: anything goes
Tammy scraping corner 21: anything goes
Critter 126: anything goes
Paper playtime 80: anything goes
Bearly mine 46: anything goes
Twisted Tuesday 17: free for all
Going grey with Scrap-creations: anything goes
Party time Tuesday 79: anything goes
Amusing challenges (stamped blessings): anything goes
Fashionable stamping 27: anything goes
Simon says: anything goes
Crafts and me 94: anything goes
The stamp man: anything goes/celebrations
Make it Monday 100