Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Monster Hugs

I finally got round to inking up the Misfit Monster set by Hunkydory. It has a variety of mix and match bodies, limbs and monster facial features. I orginally stamped my monsters directly into a card blank, but managed to drop the inky acrylic block on it! Never mind, I rescued my monsters after colouring them in with polychromos pencils by fussy cutting them to save them. I added some extra detailing to them with copic spica pens, a black fineliner and a white gel pen.
On a 6x6 card blank I used a "That Special Touch" mask called "Splats" and inked through it with broken glass, cracked pistachio and wilted violet distress oxides. I moved the mask around a few times to get the coverage I wanted. I spritzed the card with water and blotted it to give more interest. Once dry I drew in a border. I masked off part of one of the sentiments from the monster set and just stamped the word monster in black archival ink. I die cut Lawn Fawn's Scripty Hugs and glued it in place. I used foam tape to adhere the monsters to the card and added some glossy accents to their eyes and a touch of stickles. To finish I added some purple nuvo glitter drops to the corners, they're paler and more sparkly in reality honest! 

Monday, 21 August 2017

Are You Sitting Down? I Actually Made Two Christmas Cards!

know, I can hardly believe it myself. My first Christmas card of the year. Two down, lots more to make!
I stamped the cute Penny Black Snowy in black archival ink on white card. My email records show that I bought him in December 2015. I think I had a quick play when I first got him, but since then he's been  languishing on his wooden block on my kitchen window. Poor Snowy. I scribbled my zig clean colour pens on a plate and used a paint brush to loosely colour him in, before fussy cutting him.
On my 6x6 card blank I stamped some snow flakes from a papermania set with versamark and then heat embossed them in clear embossing powder. Using my Rare Earth ink dusters I blended broken glass and wilted violet distress oxides to create a resist effect.
I doodled a border with a fineliner pen and added a die cut sentiment in black card. To finish I added some stickles to his hat and to ground him. Simples!

Saturday, 19 August 2017

Sweet Stampin' - Doodling

Gosh, Saturday has rolled round again. I know I say this every week, but where is time going? I'm going to have to start making Christmas cards soon!
This week over at Sweet Stampin' we want to see your doodles. Whether you're only comfortable doodling a border or if you want to create and entire card of doodles, we'd love to see them. Just remember to include some stamping on your work to be eligible for our top three.
I used Clearly Besotted's Simply Succulent set, which has a mix and match set of succulents and pots. I stamped the elements on different coloured cardstock and fussy cut them. I then arranged them on my 6x6 card base and glued them in place. I'd cut the spikes off some of them (no way, was I attempting to cut round them!) and so I drew them in with a fine liner.  I also used this to doodle a border on my card. I did sneak in a bit more doodling too, I added some more patterns to the pots - see below for the before picture! I think these succulents would be great for men's cards, must make some more! I hope you all have a great weekend and have time to get some crafting done, hopefully you'll manage to get some doodling done too!

Thursday, 17 August 2017

More Background Stamping

I had a spare panel of background stamped card left over from making my Flower Challenge DT cards and decided to use it up rather than leave it languishing in the box of bits for once. I die cut the Tattered Lace Sweet Stems flower out of white card several times and used my dinky inkys to colour one of them using the same colours from the panel. The pink seems a bit off compared to the background, but I think it must be because I blended the colours rather than layered them. I then glued the layers together to give some height and definition to the flower. I glued the panel to a 6x6 card base with a pink mat and then added the flower on top. Simples!

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

The Flower Challenge Reminder - Background Stamping

Blimey, we're practically half way through August, where is the time going? As it's halfway through the month, it's time for our reminder post over at the Flower Challenge, and this month our focus is on "Background Stamping".
For my reminder card I used a background that I made at the same time as my original card, only this time I used Memento London Fog, rather than tuxedo black to stamp the line drawing. I then die cut several of the Tim Holtz wildflowers out of the panel and built them up on several layers of card to add dimension, before inlaying them back in place. I die cut the Clearly Besotted Hello die several times out of pink card and layered them up, trimming off the squiggle at each end before adding them to my card. I simply layered the panel up on green and pink card on a 6x6 card base to finish. 
We're loving all the cards you've made so far for the challenge and are looking forward to seeing what else you create. Just remember to include flowers as the main focus of your card, do some background stamping - if you could include our cue card in your post that would be great and submit your project before 24th August! 

Sunday, 13 August 2017

Have a Magical Day

Yep, there were more of those Lawn Fawn Fairy Friends, fairies and accessories lurking in the bit box! I used an unnamed die from eBay to cut the frame out of Hunkydory's mirridazzle card and backed it with some purple card. I stamped the sentiment from the stamp set on a 6x6 card blank and job done. Simples!

Friday, 11 August 2017

Happy Birthday

It was my Dad's birthday yesterday, my neck has been playing up this week and so I rustled up this quick card for him as he loves steam trains.
I used the All Occasions Flying Scotsman die and cut it out according to the instructions out of glossy black and green card and also out of silver and gold mirri card. It doesn't show well on the photo, but it also embosses some details into the card, as the card was 300gsm, these showed well without using an embossing sandwich. The die also includes the train numbers for the Flying Scotsman and the rails to sit it on, but I decided not to add them this time. I have to confess that the train is bit fiddly to assemble, but with the help of a bit of tape holding things together on the back and a cocktail stick with glue on the end it came together. I stamped the sentiment from Clearly Besotted in black archival ink and added mats of the leftover green and back to finish on a 6x6 card base. Simples!