Thursday, 9 August 2012

Rainbow and butterflies

The background is from a Publisher clipart picture and the butterflies were stamped using a Laura Ashley stamp and coloured with copics.

This is for Chocolate, coffee & cards 18: rainbows and butterflies.

The area in the middle isn't really speckled with white - it's the flash photo that's at fault.


This is also for:

Tanda teaser 200: CAS
Jackson's digital: anything goes 17
Catch the bug August anything goes
Crafts and me 96: use a digi
Crafting for all seasons 33: bright colours
Mad for markers August: anything goes
Papertake: anything goes
2 sisters 103: anything goes
Challenge up your life 75: everything goes
Make it Monday 101

Miss Anya autumn

No, I certainly don't want to think of autumn yet, but that's the name of the Greetings Farm digital image that I've used for this card, coloured with copics, for Farm fresh Friday: can you digi it? It's also for Anyone for Anya: flower power and All that scraps Wednesday: anything goes.

I used the sketch for Just us girls 148:


Colours are for Color throwdown 204:


 I've used Basic Grey ambrosia papers and some Martha Stewart flowers.


This is also for:

Basic Grey 74: bright and bold
Cardmakin mamas 50: 1, 2, 3 - 1 image, 2 designer papers, 3 embellishments
Tammy scraping corner 22: show us your bling (the flowers)
Sentimental Sundays 114: fall
Oozak 5: fall themed
House of Gilli 38: fall colours
Jackson's digital: anything goes 17
Catch the bug August anything goes
Card and scrap 36: use stamps (or digis) on your contribution
Crafts and me 96: use a digi
Mema's crafts August: anything goes with a twist of red
Crafting for all seasons 33: bright colours
The cheerful stamp pad 49: coming up orange
Willow sketchie 9th August: warm colours
Divas by design 47: for a female
Freshly brewed 108: birthdays
Let's craft and create 51: let's make it pretty
Cardmadfairy's digi: go floral
Waste not Wednesdays 28
Squiggle stamps: stash attack (I've had the papers for ages)
Mad for markers August: anything goes
Papertake: anything goes
2 sisters 103: anything goes
Challenge up your life 75: everything goes
Make it Monday 101

In the pink

'In the pink' is a new challenge blog that started today ... not surprisingly, we are being asked to make a 'fifty shades of pink' card for challenge 1, so here we go! It's also pink for Crafty catz 144.

The card is also for the sketch for Totally Gorjuss 143:

 Apart from the stitched ribbon - which is for Dilly Beans sewn challenge, everything else is from the Hunkydory tea party set.



This is also for:

Lollipop crafts: monochromatic
Shopping our stash 63: monochromatic
Totally papercrafts 128: monochrome
Incy wincy: sugar and spice and everything nice
Divas by design 47: for a female
Creative Mondays (always crafting) 13: food

WOYWW revisited on Thursday

I know that a lot of WOYWW visitors think that I'm always neat and tidy - well, I thought I'd show you the state of my work surface now - and the state of my fingers (the hand holding the camera is actually worse).




I hope Julia will forgive me for revisiting WOYWW 166.  My original WOYWW 166 post from yesterday is here (#99 on WOYWW 166).

With sympathy

While I'd got the Luminaire radiant rain bottles out I decided to use them to make an embellishment   die cut with a nestie, on to which I layered a couple of flowers that were dyed with the Luminaires and then just added a gem. I have very inky fingers now!

The sentiment stamp is from Hobbycraft.


This is for:

Less is more 79: blue and green
Perfect sentiments 44: clean and simple sympathy
Paper pretties Monday 51: use scallops
Little Miss Muffet 41: scallops
Try it on Tuesday: anything goes for July

Jaws!

Some time ago I bought a pack of fish shaped cards, but had only used one before because I couldn't really think what to do with them.

For this one, I've daubed Luminaire radiant rain colour concentrate in three different colours - rich cobalt, mallard and Mediterranean - these have a beautiful sheen to them which is quite difficult to pick up in a photo. I had to put plenty of paper between to protect the inside.

I've sort of used the blues and green in proportion for Playing in paradise 78 (although my green is a different shade):




This is for:

Craft punked 31: at the movies - Jaws!
CCEE 1232: shaped card
PaperPlay 32: shaped card
Card crafters circle 34: bend me, shape me
Di's digi: no squares allowed
Freshly brewed 108: birthdays
Come and get it: adult birthday card
Creative card crew 16: on the beach/under the sea
Party time Tuesday 80: by the sea

Simply masculine

Another CAS card, this time using the sketch for Clean and simple 202 (turning it on its side):


I decided to use the acrylic block background technique which I first tried here, but soon realised that I didn't have an acrylic block that would stamp the smaller rectangles, so I had to improvise and use a Ranger memory glass slide - it wasn't so easy to use because it is so thin, so I had to ink it, place it on the card and then almost throw it off on to a piece of kitchen towel - I think it was quite successful though. I used an ordinary acrylic block for the larger rectangle, each time inking up with antique linen and old paper distress inks.

The car stamp and the sentiment are from a Personal Impressions set, inked with brushed corduroy distress ink.


This is also for:

One layer Wednesday 100: transportation
Nightshift stamping 131: CAS
Tanda teaser 200: CAS
Crafter's cafe August 7: CAS with a twist - no primary colours
Creative Belli 149: vacation/travel (the stamps are old and had been forgotten)
Lollipop crafts: monochromatic
Shopping our stash 63: monochromatic
Totally papercrafts 128: monochrome
Alphabet: M for men only
Here come the boys 33: boys toys
Pixie dust studio: vintage
Case study 103: think out of the box - using the memory glass slide as a substitute for an acrylic block

Belated birthday wishes

This is for Annabelle:


I've used a Faye Whittaker 'all our yesterdays' stamp (another that I bought a long while ago and have never used before today), coloured with copics.

I used the sketch for Clean & simple 201 (I hope I'll be forgiven that the image I've used is rather big):



This is also for:

Nightshift stamping 131: CAS
CAS-ual Friday 64: on cloud 9 - things you see in the sky
The stamping boutique 45: balloons
Tanda teaser 200: CAS
Do you stack up 84: four legged friends