Wednesday, 12 July 2017

A Splash Of Colour

I recently bought a few sets of Visible Image stamps, and my favourite is the "Born To Perform" set, the ballerina and the references to dancing are just fabulous ...I am a dancer too, but I do classical sequence, ballroom, and latin....hey Visible Image...that's an idea for new images, ballroom dancers!!!..gonna suggest that to them!!!.
Anyways...I just love them, and this months challenge over on their facebook is  "A Splash Of Colour" challenge, so as I have been playing with my Distress Oxides, I thought I would have a go at doing some splashes with them, I just adore the oxide inks and on black cardstock they are a whole new level!!!, so I started by smooshing fossilised amber, dried it, then splashing broken china on top, I splattered some white ink on too but that took on the fossilised amber that was underneath so was more of a cream colour, I love the outcome, I just adore smooshing and splattering, the randomness of it and the uniqueness of every one you do just excites me.
I finished off by embossing the ballerina with black embossing powder, and the sentiment is from the Express Yourself set, you cannot see it clearly here but in real life it is much clearer, it says "never give up on your dream".
I am also entering this card in the THAT'S CRAFTY challenge, with the hope of a chance to win the £20 voucher on offer!!

Friday, 7 July 2017

Paperbabe Picture Inspiration

This weeks PAPERBABE challenge is a picture inspiration challenge, and the photo is of lollypops and rainbow colours, beautiful!!!. well...it got my creative juices flowing straight away cos I recently bought some lollypop sticks with the intention of trying my hand at a bit of lollypop stick art (popsicle stick art) for my american friends!!!, so I had my idea instantly, I stuck a few sticks together, then used the Paperbabe "Knit" stencil with some texture paste, then dripped different coloured inks down it, stamped the warmest wishes words from the Sparkle Bright Stamp Set, then mounted it on some craft card, did some sewing...love sewing on cards, and as they say...bob's your uncle!!!
I am also entering this in the THAT'S CRAFTY challenge, where "anything goes".

Monday, 26 June 2017

with sympathy

For this weeks Paperbabe challenge it is "Anything Goes", well, I'm definitely not a fan of any challenge that has an anything goes title, like I have said before, I need a starting point, or else my mind just goes blank!!!. so I looked at other companies challenges, and That's Crafty have a "clean and simple challenge, so I thought that I would combine the two. Now I know it seems easy, but clean and simple....just aint so simple!!!...but I have to say I love the watery effect of this card, and I just adore Kim Costello's paperbabe stamps.





Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Time Flies

I am entering this card in this months VISIBLE IMAGE Challenge where the subject is dimension. I used the clock and the wings from the Time after Time stamp set, adding dimension by adding silicone glue to one of the clocks so it stands out and then adding silicone glue to the wings for added height and dimension.
The background was actually a gelli print that I didnt like that much, but I just added a bit of spiced marmalade distress oxide and stamped the numbers from the same stamp set as the other stuff, and I loved it, which goes to prove my theory, of which I am sure all you crafters are the same.... when in doubt, never bin it, just add a bit more ink....even if it is that terrible that you have to cover it with white gesso!!!! annnnnd...bobs your uncle!!!!


Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Oldie but Goodie!!

I am entering this card in two challenges this week,  Stampotique Designers Challenge...and the Country View Crafts challenge.  Stampotique are asking you to bring out an old stamp that you havent used in a while, but love!!..well.. that's not hard to choose, I love all the Daniel Torrent stamps, and Buru is one of my faves, I have also used the Giant Shroom stamp and the Daniels Hearts stamp too....which brings me onto the Country View Crafts Challenge where the challenge is to use hearts, sooooo...two birds, one stone...and all that!!!.


Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Visible Image May Challenge

I am entering this card in the Visible Image May Challenge, where the title is "Express Yourself". to make words your focal point in your card. I have used the butterfly INKognito and the Where dreams take you stamps, both from Visible Image.

Thursday, 25 May 2017

2nd card for Paperbabe challenge #48

Here is the second card that I have made for the Paperbabe picture inspiration challenge. The same as the previous one where I used the face template and stamps.


Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Paperbabe Stamps challenge #48


This weeks  PAPERBABE stamps challenge is a picture inspired one, of some flowers and a few colours, bluey greens, and yellows. I always like it more when a challenge has a theme, I absolutely hate it when it is an "anythng goes"challenge, cos I just don't know where to start, I look round at my huuuuuuge craft stash and feel paralysed!!!

I am really enjoying playing with my paperbabe templates, I notice that the portraits trend is huge at the moment, and didn't think that I would like it, mainly because of my lack of confidence with anything new like faces.... but my god Jane.... it is just a piece of paper....get experimenting!!!!
Actually, I quite enjoy doing the face part, especially with Kims stamps because it is much easier to do the facial features symetrically so that is a help, but I also like doing the shading, what I have discovered is that I hate doing the hair...I just doesnt look right,  so I solved that one this week by eliminating it....result!!!!
I made this card and didn't quite like it because one of the flower heads covered her lips and I just felt it looked weird, so I did another one, which I will post later, but the more this one sat on my craft desk the more it grew on me....and I actually like it more than the other one I did.


Saturday, 13 May 2017

PAPERBABE

well....I'm back....to show you my new obsession...PAPERBABE STAMPS.. I discovered these while I was doing some housework and Hochanda was on the TV one day... who am I kidding... Hochanda is permanently on my TV and the only time Pete is quite happy to have it on is when Alex Turchin is the presenter, she is kinda hot tho and a bit goth, just as pete likes his women!!!!...anyway, I recognised the name Kim Costello,  I have always admired her work, so my ears pricked up and I was hooked the moment I saw the portrait face templates and the co-ordinating stamps to go with them. I'm not much of a portrait artist, and definitely have trouble with light and shade, it doesn't come easy to me, but I just fell in love with these cute girl templates as soon as I saw them, so just had to have the equipment, a few templates, the torso which is standard, then a few different hairstyles, and the face stamps too. now this is my first attempt so don't be too judgemental, I'm sure I will get the hang, but am still kinda proud of it.