Thursday, 24 November 2016

Punch Art

These are two punch art pictures for Jeanie who wanted to see some examples of my new baby makes.


Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Dimension and Denim

Dimension and Denim are the key elements that I have included in this card that I am entering into the Butterfly Challenge.

I knew that I had some denim printed card somewhere and it has taken m days to find it. On the positive side, I have tidied up my stash on the way!




I cut the card to create a diagonal shape and added a border using a Martha Stewart butterfly punch  . To continue the diagonal theme, I got my score board out and embossed  lines to give dimension.

The sentiment is a die cut.( Tattered Lace)

Finally, I used a Martha Stewart punch to cut the single butterfly, glued it to the denim card and then cut round the shape.  This has been added to the card with a 3D Foam pad.



Sunday, 17 July 2016

All in a Line

I have numerous small stamps that I find difficulty in incorporating into my card designs. So I decided last week to try and group a few together. I chose these -



 I drew a vertical line with a pencil on a piece of white card to make sure that I got the images aligned. ( rubbed out later)


I coloured them with Spectrum Aqua watercolour pens and then cut the card to size. This was then layered on the two more pieces of card.

I used my Mini Perfect Layers tool to make the cuts equal on all sides. This was then mounted on to an A6 card blank.


So when I visited Less is More and discovered that this week's challenge theme was REPETITION, I knew that this would fit the bill. A clairvoyant moment!

The stamps are from a  Crafters Companion box of little stamps that were given to me as a gift by a friend. I will certainly try to use them more in the future.

Sunday, 10 July 2016

Take Flight

I recently purchased some Brusho pigment powders and have been playing with them today  - with a break to watch Andy Murray win the Wimbledon final.

I started by wetting watercolour card and then dropped the powders on to its surface.  The great thing with this method is that you never know what you are going to end up with. You are forced to take inspiration from the result.

I immediately saw a daisy like flower emerging so used a water pen and the fine tip of my Spectrum Aqua pens to delineate the petals.  I stamped a Sheena Douglass butterfly stamp with Versafine ink and then removed some of the colour from its wings to give an illusion of depth. The sentiment came with the butterfly stamp.



As I used yellow pigment and have included a butterfly and it is intended as a card for someone who is leaving behind her final school year and is moving on to a new phase in her life, I am entering it into the Butterfly Challenge where the brief is:

#57  Butterflies + Y is for Year with the additional option of  Y is for the colour Yellow. 

I know that there is no direct reference to a "year" but I hope that the inference is understood.

Saturday, 9 July 2016

Latest Purchase

I am trying not to buy any more supplies until I have at least used some of my stock of unused resources - of which there are many.  But...I just couldn't resist owning Penny Black's Pure Iris cling rubber stamp.

I justified it by telling myself that it would help me with my watercolour painting.

This card is my first attempt. I used Spectrum Aqua pens to colour and stamp the image on to a white watercolour card panel. I then just moved the colour around with a water brush. I applied Distress Ink Old Paper to the edges before mounting on to a 6" by 6" card blank.

The result is quite basic but I hope to be more adventurous the next time I use it.

I'm entering it on to the challenge at Penny Black and More  where this month it is:
            ********Anything Goes with a Stamp********

It's also "Anything Goes" at Addicted to Stamps and More so it is on its way there too.

Friday, 8 July 2016

Thanks

Firstly, I would like to say thank you to the Less is more team for showcasing my card from Challenge 281.  Such a pleasant surprise.


I have spent another week working in the garden.  I bought several new perennials and need to find space for them. All this rain that we have been having has resulted in everything making a huge spurt in growth. I need to be ruthless!!!


I thought it appropriate to make a thank you card for their latest colour  challenge which involves using your kitchen colour scheme as inspiration.

I am just getting in under the wire here as tomorrow brings a new round of inspiration.



My kitchen is  mulberry and cream and I found card that matched to form the basis for my card.

I die cut an oval and stamped foliage with Adirondack - Currant  for the background. I then applied FlitterGlu to the cow parsley stamp then added Sheffield Steel Mega-Flake. This was to represent the stainless steel of my appliances.

The base card is textured cream which has been embossed with random diagonal lines with the help of my score board.

The sun is shining so Herman the tortoise and I are off out to take advantage of it.


Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Fresh Flowers

One of the benefits of the rainy weather that we are having in the north east of Scotland at the moment is that my garden hose has been made redundant !


 I took this photo of one of my rhododendron blooms. The bees and butterflies love this shrub as much as I do.  The colour is amazing.


 I used its colour as inspiration for my next card.


The stamped image is from the Fresh Flowers collection by Clearly Besotted. I used watercolour pens to colour then I spritzed the stamp before applying on to watercolour card. Detail was then added with the fine tip of the pens. I die cut the image with the accompanying die.

I used a stencil that I had made from a Silhouette Cameo file and an oval mask to create the background before adding the die cut and the sentiment.

I am entering this into this week's Less is More challenge - USE A STENCIL

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