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Monday, 29 May 2017

Stepping up to the challenge.

Sponsored by All Dressed Up

 (using "Sally and Charlie" from OddballArt )
As soon as I saw this image I knew I wanted to use it with a seaside theme.
*I know Charlie is a dragon, but I thought he'd make a great inflatable*
 I found a collection of seaside toppers in my 
Hunkydory stash.

To make the double easel base card;
I took a piece of A4 card stock,
scored to make an A5 card.
Scored again half way across the front panel...
 then cut from the centre fold to the outer edge at about
a third of the length.
 I used a single piece of backing card to decorate the base...
 cutting borders to create stoppers and 
selecting a beach hut scene topper for the larger panel.
 Again it was a simple matter of selecting matching 
 promarkers to colour the image. 
 *sampling the colours before using*
 Pretty awesome match :D
 Then just a matter of adding foam pads and glue
 to fix the topper and image in place.
 I set the stoppers at different positions to add extra 
 And just a hint of glitter on Charlie for fun :D

Enjoy :D XXX

entering the following challenges;

Sunday, 28 May 2017

A splash of colour...

can brighten your day :)
sponsored by Starstampz 
How cute is this little image "Fireflies"?
To keep myself to the challenge rules I started by 
gathering my Promarkers 
Cool grey 1-5, Black and Tulip yellow.
After colouring I matted on black card...
and added glaze to her eyes and the flies.
Once the glaze was dry I added glitter glue around the flies,
before mounting onto a stamped base card.
My son is into manga/anime art and when I showed him he said
"She looks so sad"
so I thought she would make a pretty get well card :D

Entering for the following challenges;

Enjoy :D XXX

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Tag your it!

As both my DT duties are the same weekends (at the moment)
I am having more time to just play along with challenges.
Today I am incorporating 4 challenges;

 I haven't made a tag for ages!!!
Creating your own background is way easier than most people think.
 I had this piece of card that I had just been testing
 my mini ink pads on to see if they still worked...
so base layer already done :D
 I've been seeing "background segment" stamps for sale.
I have background I "segmented" one.
 I chose a piece of the "ink blocked" card...
 and over-stamped with the  segments,
before blending with distress inks.
 Pretty easy to select colours for my image using the backgorund
as a guide.
 Then I remembered the "stitching part lol
So I over-stamped again with stitch stamps from
Joanna Sheen's Haberdashery collection.
 Then it was just a matter of colouring with my promarkers,
tearing into a tag shape and adding embellishments :D

So why don't you go try making your own background..
it doesn't have to be a messy process all the time :D
Enjoy XXX

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

So much much fun!

Soooo many photos!

I have been wanting to make something for this months challenge over at 
Cards are acceptable, but the DT always make such glorious altered pieces.
So here is my effort :D
I started with an old canvas that already had loads of texture...
 and covered it with layers of paint/alcohol inks...

 and gesso through stencils.
 When dry i used matt medium to apply floral tissue paper.
(actually it is a torn up serviette)
 Next step was to select papers to tear and ink(distress)
before layering again with medium.
 The flowers were disappearing so I cut some with my 
Tattered Lace dies...
 coloured with markers and embossing powders.
 I don't use the powders very often as they make me cough
so I stamped and embossed direct to the canvas too.

 When embossed the roses lost all their detail, so I over-stamped
with permanent ink... 
 before using silicone glue(which also makes me cough) to attach to canvas.
 I added gold embossing powder to frame the canvas...
 Loving all this yummy texture :D

Enjoy :D XXX

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