Wednesday, 17 October 2007

You make me smile award

I've been awarded the You Make Me Smile Award by Andrea - thank you Malieta.

I apologise that I didn't do anything about this earlier and I'll come back tomorrow with my list of ten people who I am nominating for the award.


If you've read my earlier post, you'll know that I did quite a few stamped images by painting the stamp with H2Os and then spritzing with a fine spray of water to refresh.

Well, I hadn't cleaned the stamps that were used this morning - they've just been left with the rubber side facing upwards. I wondered whether it would still be possible to spritz them and get a result and this is what I got:

The first one can now be used just as it is - I'll just add a bit of Stickles glitter glue in the centre, and the second one is what the others looked like before I then shaded them using the H2O and a waterbrush.

Update on 'why is it?'

Thanks for all the comments on the card. I took it over to mum's and the lady concerned has collected it and was thrilled with it - said it was just what she wanted - phew!

CBC No ink pad challenge

The challenge crew on Crafts by Carolyn launched a 'no ink pad' challenge a few days ago and there have been so many terrific examples of various ways to achieve such talented results.

I decided to get out my H2Os this morning and use them to paint directly on to the stamp.

For the first two cards I used one of my favourite Magenta stamps, and sprayed with a fine water spray to refresh once I painted with the H20s. I added a few spots of Stickles glitter glue in the centres of the flowers:

For the following cards, I painted H2Os on to the rose stamp and used it over and over again, lightly spritzing the stamp to refresh. To be honest, some of the images I nearly threw away because they weren't perfectly stamped, but by the time I'd used a waterbrush with them, I couldn't tell.

After the first rose was stamped I went over parts of the rose with the H2O and gradually used less paint and more water to blend to achieve the variation in colour:

The next three were done in the same way, but with a bit of Stickles glitter glue added:

The next one had glossy accents added along some of the lines of the rose and leaves:

And the last one had a combination of glossy accents and glitter sprinkled on to it in places:

They honestly looked better irl than on the photos - you can't see the sheen and the gloss.

I have to confess that there was another one, but I was too impatient and started to handle it before the glossy accents had set - it ended up in the bin!

JB July challenge 12

Yes, you have read that correctly - this is a July challenge that I never did (because I couldn't at the time find my deckle edge scissors). This is for July challenge 12: scissor sisters card challenge: 'Okay Ladies root around and dust off those scalloped or zig zag scissors...yep this challenge is to produce a card using your decorative edged scissors.'

The rose was stamped using H2Os direct to the pad and them using a waterbrush to blend in afterwards (more to come in a while for another forum challenge).

Btw the 'congratulations' paper isn't actually crooked at the top (just my photography!)

HS:MS yellow

'Our Rainbow theme takes us on to Yellow - Bright, cheery, sunny. Show us yellow in your space.'

This morning I've been stamping - evidence on here a bit later on - and so I thought of ink pads - this is my collection of yellow (not a colour that is often used for stamping):