Thursday, 5 May 2016

April showers bring May flowers (and rainbows!)


For this card I used the Star Stampz spring rain image, colouring with spectrum noir and die cutting with an Xcut rectangular parenthesis die, using a large one to cut a yellow background that was originally created by brayering colour to help clean the brayer when I had done some stencilling with the gelli plate. The glittered pansies are some that I bought some time ago from Poundland. The sentiment was generated on computer and everything mounted on to a piece of rainbow paper and then on to an A5 tent style card blank.

This is for the Art at Stampz by Star weather related challenge.

Colours for Color throwdown 391:


There would be no rainbows without sunshine and rain.
Ray Bennett


This is also for:

Sweet stampin: water, water everywhere
Creative moments 92: anything goes + option: showers and/or rainbows
Mod squad: April showers bring May flowers
Ruby's rainbow 128: April showers
Aloha Friday 70: April showers (bring May flowers)
QKR stampede 189: April showers bring May flowers
Delicious doodles May: April showers bring May flowers
Quirky crafts 5: April shower bring quirky May flowers
Deep ocean 128: flowers everywhere
Hanna and friends 247: flowers
Card mania 80: flowers
My crafting stories 5: flowers
Sunsational May: anything goes + twist: flowers
Crafty enjoyments 7: flowers
Inky impressions May: die cuts & flowers
Little Claire 68: spring colours
Love to scrap 77: make it girly
Nordalsten hobbyklubb 138: colouring
Lacy sunshine: anything goes (coloured in)
Let's color linky party 8: anything goes with something coloured
Crafty sentiments: anything goes
Penny's 276: anything goes
Crafting by designs: May anything goes
Create and inspire 45: anything goes
Inspiration destination 84: anything goes
Not just cards 31
Leinzlove tear bears 4: anything goes
Eclectic Ellapu May: anything goes
Little tangles 68: anything goes

Let's craft and create challenge 113:


This is my design creation for Let's craft and create challenge 113: breast cancer awareness - pretty in pink. Please click on the link to see the lovely creations of the rest of the team and join in our challenge.

I made this box card from a kit that came with a magazine - I realised after I'd done it that I'd folded the wrong way, but I actually like it better this way anyway.

Colours and hearts for Double D: happy mother's day - happy birthday:



  
Paper clips just there to keep folded to show what it's like when prepared to put in the envelope:


This is also for:

Pile it on 107: garden creatures (butterflies)
Get creative 38: pink +1 other colour (white)
Glitter n sparkle 186: shaped cards
Sasayaju gliter April: shaped cards
My Sheri 180: get in shape
The paper shelter 247: love is in the air
Make my Monday: party paraphenalia
Cute card Thursday 424: secrets (a hidden something) - all the elements are hidden when the box is closed
Penny's 276: anything goes
Crafting by designs: May anything goes
Create and inspire 45: anything goes
Craft your passion 310: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 110: anything goes
Creative ladybirds 15: anything goes
Sisters of craft May: anything goes
Paper creators 47: anything goes
Inspiration destination 84: anything goes
Not just cards 31
Leinzlove tear bears 4: anything goes
Eclectic Ellapu May: anything goes

Pink fairy house for More Mixed Media challenge


This is my design project for More Mixed Media pink challenge:
Please click on the challenge link to see the gorgeous projects by the talented and creative members of the team ... and we would love you to join in with your mixed media pink creations. It could be the main focal colour or just as splash - it's up to you.

I was wandering around The Works seeing what bargains they had and I came across this fairy house that I knew I just had to buy for my pink creation.



This is what is said about the house:

'A lovely little wooden fairy house that you can paint, decorate and embellish to your own personal taste. Once you've created your design, place the fairy house in your bedroom, open the doors, and let the fairies in.

A great way to introduce fairies to your home to open up a whole new magical world for your children.'


 The fairies aren't going to be in our bedroom, but they are welcome in the craft room.

I mixed white gesso and bright pink acrylic paint to paint the lovely pink background. I coloured the windows with spectrum noir pens, also the heart. I brush spectrum noir sparkles around the window frames and the windows and also added sparkle to the doors. White lace, spotted material and pearls were added to the roof and flowers etc to the front wall of the house. The lovely chipboard 'believe' panel is one that I've had for ages - there is a strip of gems behind it, but can't really see them in the photo.

I couldn't get a picture of the whole of the fairy inside, but you get the general idea (should have taken a picture of her before sticking inside, with difficulty!).


I put a fairy inside ... to let others know that they are welcome!:


A close up of one side of the roof:


This is also for:

Simon says Monday: home decor
We love2create 9: anything mixed media/creative/inky goes
Left of center 128: mixed media
Altered eclectics May: anything goes mixed media or altered art
My crafting stories 5: flowers
Deep ocean 128: flowers everywhere
Crafty enjoyments 7: flowers
Scrapping4fun 64: fantasy
Cute card Thursday 424: secrets (a hidden something) - the fairy inside
Pearly sparkles 4: things with wings and pearls
Get creative 38: pink +1 other colour (white)
Craft rocket 14: pink and pearlie
In the pink 93: for a child/baby
Little red wagon: anything but a card
Crafting with an attitude 15: anything goes
Little Miss Muffet 137: anything goes
Penny's 276: anything goes
Crafting by designs: May anything goes
Create and inspire 45: anything goes
Craft your passion 310: anything goes
Crafting from the heart 110: anything goes
PDE linky 121: anything goes
Crafts galore 29: anything goes
Creative ladybirds 15: anything goes
Sisters of craft May: anything goes
Paper creators 47: anything goes
Inspiration destination 84: anything goes
Not just cards 31
Leinzlove tear bears 4: anything goes
Eclectic Ellapu May: anything goes
DL.ART May linky