Sunday, July 26, 2009

Scrap-ling and the chance of a freebie

This monochromatic card was made with the spare card from the previous make.

It's what Hero Arts calls a 'Scrap-ling'

I decided to play about with some distress inks from Ranger by taking the example on the front of the ink pad literally, by scrumpling paper and then applying ink with a foam applicator. The butterfly and sentiment stamp are from hero arts. The butterfly is heat embossed and stickles glitter applied, there was a mistake with the flowers, the centre only was supposed to have glitter applied, but clumsy oaf that I am, I smudged it, so it was hastily covered up by applying more glitter to the petals too! Not one of my best efforts, but I like to have a play just to get a 'feel' for different products and ideas.
I have some alphabet stamps above up for grabs if anyone would like them, they are by Adornit and have a slightly etched look , they are unopened - new, but are just starting to yellow a teeny-weeny bit, this won't have any effect on how they stamp whatsoever .

Just leave a comment to let me know if you would like them, if there are enough of you names will go into a hat for drawing at random. I'll leave it open until 31st July 12.00pm

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Daring Card Makers & Papertake Weekly

Well I've squeezed another card in between taking our poor cats to the vets for their vaccination jabs, trying to tidy & organise my hoards of crafty items & of course, the kids are off school, so everything has been a bit... how shall I put it? Errrm... mixed up & hectic, maybe!
Supplies: lilac pearlescent cardstock from Craftwork Cards, stamped image from sketchingstamperdigi-stamp, crystal stickles glitter glue, (although you can't pick this up very well on camera, it just looks like the ink has blurred close up, but in real life you can see the glitter & no smudges!) Crafty Individuals background papers 'Book 1' and doodlebug stamps 'teen girl' and Hero Arts Clear stamp set 'Anytime Messages.'
Images coloured with prisma color pencils & blending medium.
I thought I might try and fit a double challenge in Daring Cardmakers 'Away with the Fairies' and Papertake Weekly 'Colour Combi.' Think there is enough lilac & green/pistaschio to qualify...pretty please?

Friday, July 17, 2009

Back from the wilderness!

It's been a long time, but after many trials & tribulations, I'm back to posting again
I have been lurking around a few blogs however and I will get back to commenting & visiting all my fave blogs.... and boy, there's a lot of loveliness out there to comment on :)
Just a quickie for now. This card was made using the 'Fresh Cuts' stamp set & cards from Stampin' Up! I used just two colurs of chalk ink & added some glass-like gems that I bought many moons ago from the Stampman. I've just treated myself to some foam pads & applicator tool as I've forgotten how much I used to love stamping & as you can see my direct to paper technique was a little heavy handed!
Hope you're all well & happy me lovelies and SYL! X

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