Thursday, 23 February 2012

Last post for Just for Fun

It's with a sad heart I have to say this is the last challenge at Just for Fun as Zoe is moving on to do other things.
So we hope you will join us with Neets  last choice of the month and distress your man. to me that means old  comfortable and much loved :)
I've made 2 backgrounds the bottom one of torn papers and distress inks and the top one dry brushed with acrylic paints and DI stains and images from Paperartsy and kanban
We thank you, all our follower for your support over the last year and hope you will say a fond farewell to Zoe, Neet and Just for Fun and see you all in another guise soon :)
Hugs to you all and thanks for play 

Sunday, 19 February 2012

A Birthday Card

A busy card for a change from me the center panel is done on glossy card with AI's and I like to enter this in the One Stop Craft Challenge and also the Rogue Redhead design Challenge who both want to see stamped backgrounds

Thursday, 16 February 2012

Sports mad at Just for Fun

Looks like you enjoyed Neet's vintage men  and we certainly saw some wonderful mixed media pieces :)Now Neet would like you think of a sporting card for the man in your life, mind you I did have to smile when we had a few black and white sport themed cards at the begining of the month so now you can colour them in tehe
In this house if it hasn't got an engine they're not interested lol with snooker being the exception . I have made a backgound as seen in my last post with butterscotch and cranberry and simply stamp my image ,
I can't think why making mens cards has brought out the c&s crafter in me lol
Hope you will come and see what Neet and Zoe have made at Just for Fun
The Creative Crew are also having men as their theme

Monday, 13 February 2012

Mono Printing with a brayer

I thought with all the talk of mono printing I'd show one of  the ways I like to make backgrounds

Ink up your brayer 50-50 with two colour inks ( or use a big and juice/ kalidacolour pad ) here I have used eggplant and lettuce.

Roll the brayer back and forth on a clear acrylic block this will blend the 2 colours and spritz with water or a water and mica mix the amount of water will depend on how absorbent your paper or card is .

Next stamp it onto your card. Now you have a unique background for stamping on or die cutting

Thursday, 9 February 2012

Vintage men at Just For Fun

Didn't you all do well with the black and white mens cards :) and I'm sure you will find this weeks of vintage mens cards just as much fun, you will won't you Neet said you will love it . This month I have the privilege of asking Valerie to be our guest designer she has such a wonderful way with paper paint and ephemera
Another reasonably clean card from me on kraft card with Tims car and cog and a rather handsome chap from I know not where.
So it's thinking caps on and we hope you will join us at Just for Fun 

Monday, 6 February 2012

I had a swap tag to make where we had to use a scrunched bag so I used it to apply some gesso to the card stock before inking and stamping and thought I'd try a different colour combination on my tag DI's in dusty concord, sugar spun, bundled sage and forest moss.

The Artistic stamper and Sunday stamps Challenge both wat to see hearts

Thursday, 2 February 2012

It's Black and White in a Mans World

I'm handing the reins over to Neet this month who has choosen men to be the theme of the month starting off with Black and White and if  like me you don't make that many mens cards, how ever a friend ask me to make a card for her husbands birthday ☺
Just 2 stamps used the silhouette from Personal Impression and the background stamp from Dee Gruening and the text done on the pooter . A simple lookng card but I'm pleased with how it came out
So come and play along with us at Just for Fun with Zoe and Neet
I would also like to enter this in the Fashionable Stamping Challenge who also have men on their minds :)