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Friday, 17 April 2015

Visible Image Butterfly

I used Distress inks and Adirondack inks applied with sponges for the background. I used the Inkognito Butterflystamp for the main image and also the Large Butterfly stamps for the top layer of the butterfly, which was attached with foam pads for the 3D look, and the free stamp on Craft Stamper for the borders.  I coloured the Butterfly with the same inks.  
All stamps are by Visible Image.  

A side view to show the 3D Butterfly.  Colours of inks used are Peacock Feathers, Picked Raspberry (DI's) and Shell Pink (Adirondack).

Monday, 13 April 2015

Happy Little Stampers (28.4)

The theme for the present challenge over on Happy Little Stampers is 'Stenciling'.

I inked through a stencil with Adirondack 'Lettuce', then stamped the image in black Versafine.  The stamp is from Bee Crafty, inspired by Banksy.

Blowing Bubbles.........

The present challenge over on That's Crafty is 'Grunge Grunge Grunge'. (24.4.15)
and Stamps & Stencils is 'Anything Goes' 

I coloured the background with 3 colours of Adirondack inks, Terracotta, Lake Mist and Espresso which was applied with dusters.  I used a stencil from Clarity for the white bubbles and the image stamp is Banksy Inspired from Bee Crafty and the sentiment is from a stamp set by Inkylicous.  I finished of with various bubbles stamped in the colours I've used for the background,

Saturday, 11 April 2015

Flora & Fauna

This months challenge over at Artistic Stamper is 'Flora & Fauna'.

For the backgroun, I used Pink Sherbert and Egg Plant Adirondack inks applied with sponges.  The then inked again through a couple of stencils using the same colours.  I then stamped the flowers and sentiment in black Versafine.  The stamps are by Dark Room Door.

This challenge ends on 30th April.

Tuesday, 7 April 2015

April at Craft Stamper

This months challenge over at Craft Stamper is 'Take a Technique - Colour'.

I've used Adirondack ink for the background and stamps from Visible Image, which are - Inkognito Woman, Bronte Border and Ink Splats.
This challenge ends on 23rd April.

April at Lavinia

A new challenge has just started over at Lavinia Stamps where the theme is 'Lemon & Lime'.  The challenge closes on 30th April.
Here's my entry for the challenge.

I finally used my Panpastels for the background on this card, they're lovely!  I stamped the image with black Versafine and embossed with clear embossing powder, and added a few gems.  I also used a small Lavinia stamp on the base of my card.

Sunday, 5 April 2015


I've had a couple of mens cards to make for this month, so thought I'd play with my Stampscape stamps, and here's the results.

All stamps from Stampscapes apart from the birds which are from Inkylicious, I used Distress Inks to colour the images.  The printed borders and sentiments were made on Word.

Sunday, 22 March 2015

First Steps into Art Journaling......

I've always said I don't see the point of journaling........ now I'm dabbling in it....... never say never eh!

I started of just testing some paint dabbers I bought recently, oh it's so much fun making splats with them...... lol.  So then I carried on and added more with ink splat stamps and finished of with a bit of random stamping with a Tim Holtz stamps.  I printed the wording of and cut it up.


I'm so in love with this place after spending our 30th wedding anniversary there, back in September, and I'm not a city person!  Now I can't wait to go back.......

I cut Lady Liberty, the skyline and the I♥NY shapes on my Cameo, which I then painted with acrylic paints. I made my own texture paste (pva glue and talc) and added it through a stencil.  I then added red and blue ink sprays, stamped randomly.  

Individual looks of each page.

Am I getting the hang of art journaling or what.  Seems a bit like scrapbooking to me..... lol.

Harlequin Background

Simple card here.  I stamped the background with a Harlequin stamp, then stamped the dandelions over that.  All stamps are from Inkylicious.  I cut the card shape with a die from Tattered Lace.

Saturday, 14 March 2015

Lavinia Stamps

The theme for March's challenge over on Lavinia Stamps is 'Add Some Gems'.

The stamp used is of course one of Lavinias, and I used Brushos to make the background.  The sentiment was cut with a die by Tattered Lace.

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

More Brushos.....

Just one colour used for this one, but I can't remember which one of the blues it is...... 

I sprayed the water on the card first then sprinkled the Brushos.  Stamps used are from Inkylicious and the raindrops are from Ryn, all stamped in black Versafine and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.

Spray Starch and Brushos

I've been playing with Brushos again, this time with spray starch and cling film. Love the effect this creates.

First I sprayed the card with the starch, then sprinkled the Brushos onto it, next I covered it with cling film, moving it around to create creases etc.  Give it about 30 minutes, then remove the cling film.  Once it was completely dry I stamped into it with Versamark and embossed with white embossing powder.

I'd like to enter this card into the present challenge at
Artistic Stamper - Spring (30th March)
Country View Challenges - Anything Goes (30th March)