Friday 21 January 2011


This card uses the sketch on Sketch Saturday 138:

and 'cuddly' is this week's theme on Totally Gorjuss challenge 63.

The papers are BG ambrosia with a spotty piece from June bug. The stamp is a neglected Docrafts whispers, coloured with copics - and a sentiment and a few flowers and pearls from stash.

This is also for:

Basic Grey 35
: dots and spots
My time to craft 124: spots and dots
Tellen's place: dot, dot, dot it!
Aly's 33: things with wings
Stampin' royalty 55: anything with wings
Flutter by Wednesday 138: open - includes butterflies
Oldie but a goodie 10: bright and cheerful (and the stamp is an 'oldie'
Stampin' for the weekend 2: getting warmed up (warm colours)
2 sisters 22: flowers
Fairy tale 6: flowers
Stamp something: cute somethings
Creative card world new card challenge: cute and cuddly
Crafty catz 66: a forgotten stamp
Top tip Tuesday 18: all sentimental
Pile it on 3: anything goes
Let's ink it up 8: anything goes
Pear tree designs 32: free for all
Paper cutz 75: your choice
Penny's 45: anything goes

BF January ATCs: grungeboard

The theme for this month's ATC swap on BF forum is Grungeboard. Now I have to confess that I had never bought any of this, but this was a good opportunity to get some. I know that I could have done other more adventurous things with it, but I suppose I played safe with what I did.

The pictures speak for themselves really.

I started with scribbling three noecolour II pastels:

wiped with a baby wipe:

inked up my Stampington Leonardo stamp (one of my favourites) and, instead of stamping on to the ATC, I carefully put it on to the upturned stamp and brayered, so that I got it in the right place more easily:

So this is what it then looked like:

When I'd made all five, I used some PM precious metals in copper to wipe over the right hand corners, but now I wished I hadn't done that because they looked better before that - but, hey ho, 'tis done now:

I'm linking for these challenges:

Crafty pad 104: something new (new stash - grungeboard)
Stampin' sisters in Christ 72: new (new stash - as above)
My partner in crafting crime 17: something new (new stash - as above)
One stitch at a time 45: new (new stash - as above)
Crafty Ann 32: ring in the new but don't ring out the old - (new stash as above and old stamp)
Little red wagon: one layer wonder
Pile it on 3: anything goes
Let's ink it up 8: anything goes
Pear tree designs 32: free for all
Paper cutz 75: your choice
Stamptacular: anything but a square
Penny's 45: anything goes