Thursday, 28 February 2013

Stamp a Scene

I had great fun playing with lots of Lawn Fawn stamp sets & Fluffy Stuff to create my Spring themed card for my craft club. I managed to use Cruising Through Life (prize from Papermade Bakery), Critters in the 'Burbs and Gnome Sweet Gnome (toadstool eggs & cracked tulip egg). I originally coloured my bike in a bright red that didn't work one little bit. As time was of the essence to get to my club, out with the blender an a mellower red bike emerged. Stickles, Glosssy Accents,  gel pens and my cheap non branded fringed scissors aka document shredder for a little grass. It is meant to be Spring so the grass has started growing and should be knee height, right?!

I tried to choose my promarkers to match my Lawn Fawn papers, but also used some pastely ones.

Lawnscaping Challenge #52: Stamp a Scene
Simon Says Challenge Blog: Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations February Challenge: Fur & Feather

Friday, 15 February 2013

You are loved

Paper Smooches set us a special challenge this week to create a project with a heart on it. I've used this weeks designer draft sketch, die cut a foam heart, & Stickled the heart in my sentiment. My fur ball is coloured with Cool Grey Promarkers & left hanging on some washi chevrons atop my mini card.

Top Tip:
Washi not wide enough, you can line up strips side by side to get different widths and as it's repositionable you can more it around without ruining your project until you get it right.


Paper Smooches Special Challenge: PS project with a heart
PS Sparks Designer Drafts Challenge: Sketch
Allsorts Challenge Week 193: Valentines
Sentimental Sundays Challenge #141: Love is in the Air
Top Tip Tuesday Challenge: Let Me Call You Sweetheart 
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge #202: From the Heart (with Sentiment)

Thursday, 14 February 2013

Happy Valentine's!

I really wanted the heart to be the focus of this card, so I coloured my heart thief from Mo Manning in shades of grey & kept my cardstock to layers of white on white with some Stickles for glitter & Glossy Accents for shine. 

Top Tip:
If your piece of cardstock is larger than your embossing folder, choose a pattern that you can easily match up & re-emboss with a pokey tool from behind.

Crafts4Eternity R#110: Be My Valentine
Sentimental Sunday Challenge #141: Love is in the air
Simon Says Stamp: White on White
Top Tip Tuesday Challenge: Let Me Call You Sweetheart

Hope you've had a lovely day & see you soon.

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Watercolour PTI Birthday

Papertrey Ink's 6th Birthday celebrations are continuing with a challenge to create a project that uses some type of watercolor technique or look. Using Sunday's sketch #5, I've heat embossed my flowers in white, then dipped them in distress inks which were smeared on a craft sheet & sprayed with glimmer mist to mix them. I've accentuated the flower centres with Deep Cadmuim watercolour pencil so that they have a daisy quality. I've added some Stickles to Dawn McVey's digital Papertrey Ink freebie & inked the edges in Peacock Feathers Distress Ink.

Sunday, 10 February 2013

It's A Wrap Challenge- PTI Tag

Papertrey Ink is celebrating 6 years & today's challenge is to find an inspiration photo and create a wrap, tag or gift packaging based on it. Pinterest yielded a beautiful sunflower & butterfly. I used water colour pencils on my butterfly & covered it with glimmer mist for some shine. The PTI Simple Sunflower was stamped with Memento Rich Coco & Tim Holtz Distress Inks with Stickles for a bit of glitter. I distressed the edges of the tag with Antique Linen, added some Trendy Tape & threaded some yellow buttons onto twine. More twine for the butterfly's antennae and some doodling & Stickles for its contrail. I wanted a tall sunflower so I used the Sending You Sunshine sentiment as its stalk. Hopefully this will bring some sunshine (à la glitter) with my gift.

In the spotlight:

Hope to see you soon :)