Thursday, 25 August 2011

Black White Silver and ????

Well it's time to throw another colour into the mix over at Just for Fun but you get to choose :)
I chooses to use Lavender hope you can see it ok.

No distress inks this time but a lavender pigment ink to colour the flowers, some of the background and the ribbon
Have fun everyone and can't wait to see what you throw into the mix :)

Friday, 19 August 2011

Stampman Atc swap

I'm so pleased I made time to join in The Stampman atc swap this month , the theme is the ocean and I've had so much fun creating them

Thursday, 18 August 2011

Week 30 at Just for Fun

The black and white cards we saw last week at Just for Fun were just amazing  and this week Sam is adding another colour to the mix this Silver  :)
Also it was my turn to choose a guest designer for this month  and I have chosen Janet, she has produced not only stunning pieces each week but has also been happy to swap them in our monthly swap, so if you haven't stopped by her blog before then please do :) or if you would like to join in a swap could be just for one of the weeks or more if you like, then check the details HERE
For my piece this week I have made a door hanging which now adorns No 1 sons door and believe me you don't want to go there lol
I used very thick black card stamped with gesso and bubble wrap and Tim's skull embossed in white, the same with the text, for the silver I used sticky backed foil and cut with a spellbinder die and an old button with a ship on it.
To finish it off I cut another piece of card and stuck the two together for extra strength and edged with a silver pen
Hope you have as much fun as I've had and look forward to seeing yours

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

4 x 4 and Try it on Tuesday

At Try in on Tuesday it's anything goes so thought I'd share the last 2  4 x4s I've made for a swapI made the frame with masking fluid and coloured with distress stains and rubbed a little amber green treasure gold in the middle and around the edge stamped the Non sequential image on tissue paper and went around her with a pink crayon

I first colour the card with shades of green and used a small foliage mask before spraying the whole thing with distress inks, picked up some of the over spray on to white paper drew and cut out the house and bird stamped a flourish with gesso and used a little blue Luna lights in the sky
Oh poo it's just started raining
Thanks for stopping by :)

Sunday, 14 August 2011

Red Black and White

Seem that colours are everywhere this month and the Come and Get it Challenge has choosen red black and white for theirs, just when I had finished some atc's for a forum swap :)
Fired brick and aged mahogany stamping in Archival and bleached out the face ( just love to use bleach )

Black soot and fired brick again stamped in Archival and bleached out the dragon, the details on the dragon was then coloured with a red promarker
Thanks for stopping by :)

Thursday, 11 August 2011

Week 29 Just for Fun

We certainly saw some amazing white on white last week, what a creative bunch for crafters you all are, not an easy one.
You are all going to find this week much easier at Just for Fun as Sam has choosen Black and White but how creative can you be :)
For mine I have made an atc on black card and my favourtie style of doodleing with a ruler ( I've been doing this since the 70's on and off ) to create a frame for the white embossed rose and then also embossed the edges
Don't forget to check out what the other team members have created and we look forward to seeing yours :)

Sunday, 7 August 2011

A play day and new Challenge Blog

After yesterday disastrous attempt, to attend  the mini extravaganza at the Craft Barn ( seven hours stuck on the M25 ) I 've had a play. I wanted to see is you could make an aperture in corrugated card and it worked out really well, I cut the surface with a knife and just peeled back the top layer of paper revealing the corrugations underneath, there was no plan it just sort of evolved lol
I'm entering this 4x4 to a new challenge blog for all those of you who love stamping called Fashionable Stamping and their first challenge is anything goes, please check it out there are some wonderful talented creation on show

Thursday, 4 August 2011

Candy winner is ....................

Drawn at random from those posting a comment in the last week is The Kathyrn Wheel  :-) Thank you for taking the time to post comments on my attempts at being creative it's very much appreciated

White on white week 27 at Just for fun

Ever wake up in a panic knowing you have forgotten something well that was me today lol, it's dark and has been raining since the early hours, well at least we had 3 days of a nice hot summer :)
Right back to this months Challenge at Just for Fun set by Sam Add a Colour and for me the hardest month yet I'm so glad I have longer to create something than all you amazing follower who come up with something wonderful by the end of each week :)
For this white on white I have embossed white card stock and cut into squares a little white dreamweaver in the corner not sure why I did that lol the central square are thin strips of corrugated card painted white the bird cut with my Silhouette and painted with Viva mother of pearl topped off with punched and embossed leaves and a hand made paper rose
Have lots of fun and look forward to visiting you :)
I'm also entering this in the Crafts and me which is anything goes