Happy Monday one and all! I hope this Monday has been kind to you … And if not it is time to immerse yourself in colour… And this week is the turn of …
Oh yes … The very edible Strawberry Slush completes my current In Colors collections! And here is what I ended up making!
Teamed with a little Lucky Limeade I coloured in this delightful Rose corner stamped image from a magazine stamp using the Blender pen. I edged the topper with the ink, I then stamped the fun sentiment from a Papermania stamp set and layered up the topper with the three layers of cardstock. A simple but pretty card topper ready for a wedding!
I grabbed some time last week to do a little bit of crafting with my dear friends. Unfortunately I didn’t get the whole day with them, but did grab a few hours to chat, craft and eat cake! Can’t argue with that now can we?
One of the items I made was this card, made using the scraps of cardstock I had left, (and pieces kindly donated by Mara) and using the fabulous People Like You stamp Mara had just had delivered … So yes I was the first to ink it!
I used my SU Stampin Write markers to ink it up so that the flower and stem were not the same colour and to give some definition to the sentiment, and then stamped it on the cardstock. I then stamped the sentiment section again onto another piece of cardstock and used the Decorative label punch to cut it out and then add it over the top of the original so that it just out of the picture.
I stamped the background piece with the fabulous Hardwood stamp … My new favourite stamp! In the blue … Think it was Baja Breeze but could very easily have been Pool Party and then added the gems and the buttons with the bakers twine knots.
I inked the edge with my pen in the Rich Razzleberry of the flowers, and then layered it on another piece of white cardstock and edged that with the Old Olive pen that I used on the stem of the flower and the edge of the sentiment label to tie it all in!
Pleased with this … And have to say I am loving this type of image with the lines to show texture and depth of colour, very cool!
Yes I am still awake at stupid o’clock … And yes I will probably pay for it tomorrow! But hey ho! I had a massage yesterday morning and then slept during the day … Hence not being asleep now! But thought as I was awake and as I prepared this post last week I might as well post it now!
So it is indeed Thursday and so it’s time for Thursday Treasures post … And this week we have another photo prompt challenge … I wonder what you will make for this one???
Well I interpreted this picture with one word … Family!
So I grabbed the first photo of the three of us and scrapped it!
Sometimes great photos come from non-events … Like a new smart phone arriving … And so plenty of “selfies” are taken to test out the new camera… And this is one such “selfie” of all of us snuggled on our bed.
I chose some very old scrap papers and layer them up for the background. Then added the label die cut using Apothecary Accents from a retired card stock (River Rock).
Now it’s your turn … What does the picture make you want to scrap? Please let me know by leaving a comment.
Last week I decided to join in on WOYWW for the first time in an age as I actually have a craft space of my own to share … So I thought this week I would share the progress I have been making!
First of all here is the bookcase in progress! Slowly all the plastic shoe boxes and random old boxes are being replaced with nice boxes and baskets… Although I have pixelated one horrifically messy shelf that is yet to be sorted. I will eventually replace the red baskets too … But for the moment they stay as I have nothing to put the stuff in!
What haven’t made it into a box yet is the massive amount of “random” stamps I have … They are currently dumped on the bed along with other random stuff to sort!
The desk hasn’t really changed from last week as such but I do have one new item for my space …
Cute but modern sewing related cushion for my chair! Isn’t it cute?
Anyways this is the progress this week. The problem with sorting the room out is I get distracted and play with things instead! Ha ha ha! Also this week got distracted by painting the bathroom too! Well you know why not start another project before you’ve finished the other??? Really do need my head examining!
Ah well… Off to play nosey at others workspaces via Julia’s blog
Third month of Tinsel Tuesday has come round so quickly! So far I have made 4 cards for Christmas already following the first two sketches…
What’s more I am not the only one. Karen joined in again last month and sent me this picture of her three creations based around the sketch I provided!
Aren’t they fab? And so different each of them although using a similar colour scheme for all three. Well done Karen! Love them!
This months sketch is here for you to join in too!
I used the sketch to create this card…
This was a bit of an experiment! I used a card blank that I had stamped for the cards I made my cousin last year and ran out of toppers for … Never one to throw away I have a stash of these so expect to see more appear during the year! Ha ha!
I then added a topper which I created using the Papermania background stamp stamped in Soft Suede and inked the edges of. I decided to emulate the starburst by inking some lines with the Rich Razzleberry and a sponge. Not sure about whether this worked or not … But hey as I said this was a bit of an experiment card!
Then I created a little extra topper from the stamp off this months Craft Stamper magazine and water coloured it with the same ink.
I decided it needed a little colour so added mats in Rich Razzleberry, and a gold punched border and then a strip of lovely ribbon to finish it off!
Now I come to a small problem … I didn’t get round to making a second card as decided last night to get on with painting the bathroom instead! So before the month is out I will get round to doing the other card and will share it with you on another Tuesday instead!
For now though … Happy crafting!
Happy Monday everyone! It is time to start playing with colour!
This weeks In Color 2013-15 has sort of passed me by … I really haven’t used it all! It just doesn’t appeal. I don’t know why. I don’t dislike it as such … It just doesn’t grab me as a colour I particularly want to use! So this weeks Colour My Monday was a challenge… And this colour is exactly the reason why I decided to try this challenge this year … To make me not always plump for the same old colours!
So this is the colour I have struggled with. As per usual my starting point was to use a background stamp and just start… I chose a random one I’ve had a long time, and added some “cracks” in it using a Sheena Douglass stamp. This provided the base panel onto which I added the cardstock pennants and then a piece of the Pistachio Pudding cardstock to the back with some doodling around the edge in the ink. I then rummaged through my random stamp box and came across some Claudine Hellmuth stamps I had completely forgotten about and never used. These are stamps that are in two sets… One set clear acrylic stamps with the outlines, and the second are foam stamps for the inside. Perfect I thought for this card. So I stamped out and fussy cut the dressmakers dolly and then added the foam colouring. I then decided it needed shading so took the aqua painter and added more ink using that.
I then found a sentiment stamp that had the word dream which I felt was lovely for this, and then added the paper button with a touch of peach bakers twine that I felt contrasted perfectly!
I then added it to a piece of Early Espresso cardstock and then added the final layer of the Pistachio Pudding. Finishing touches were of course the obligatory bling.
Love how this surprise turned out! I am not sure that I would ever have created this kind of card if I hadn’t just plunged in and started stamping and I don’t think I would have done that if I hadn’t created this colour challenge! So pleased I have!
Yesterday was my lovely Auntie Margaret’s birthday. So on Thursday when I spent time with my friends crafting I made her a lovely special card!
As I wasn’t at my house, and had not prepped for what crafting I was going to do, I did have to ‘borrow’ a lot of the supplies lovely Mara had as I had pretty much taken a bit of white cardstock and that was it!
I have to admit when I had seen the Regarding Dahlia stamp I did think it would make a good triple time stamping card … And this twisted version looks just as fab as I thought it would!
I stamped it in a combination of pinks and purples and blue. I added the lovely sentiment from Label Love, the doily to soften the layered edges, some bling and a little bit of ribbon and it made a fab card topper for this 8×8 card.
Love the mix of colours and the stamped image just speaks for itself!
Happy birthday Auntie Margaret! By the way this is posted on my blog before I have even managed to post the card … My family know what I am like for doing this … Oops! Sorry auntie M!