Saturday, 31 May 2014

Graphic 45 By the Sea door hanger

Just doing a quick blog this morning, made this door hanger and I wanted to share last nights work.
I love trying to do other things than just cards and when I browsed through the paper pads from Graphic 45, my mind started filling up with ideas.

Using various elements of the paper pad and embellishment kit, I've given it dimension by layering up the seashells. Each one is individually cut out and glued on with 3D glue gel to enhance the effect even more. The lighthouse image is another element from the paper pad and the wooden frame if from Docrafts Sandero collection. I finished it off with a few buttons, a couple of die cuts and some beautiful lace ribbon. 
I really do think that this is going to be one of my keep items!

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Monday, 26 May 2014

TTPH Button it up Challenge

This week for Through the Purple Haze our challenge was to use buttons in our cards and we had Lacy Sunshine images to play with. I decided to have a bit of a change from colouring and decided to paper piece with my gorgeous Lacy image.

And for all you Lacy Sunshine fans, she is starting up her own magazine starting in June.

Image - Lacy Sunshine Digi stamp
Sentiment stamp - Indigoblu
Papers - Scraps from my leftovers
Buttons - From my crafty stash
Twine - Docrafts

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Thursday, 22 May 2014

Inidgoblu purple canvas

Phew, this has taken quite some time to finish, but now I have I'm really pleased with it. The stamps were free with a crafting magazine and as soon as I saw them I just knew I needed to get my Melt Pot out the box and use it for the first time. I used beeswax to seal everything on the canvas and although I'm sure I'll get better with practise, I was surprised how difficult the beeswax was to work with. But I did and here it is.

I was also quite surprised to find just how hard it is to get a good stamped image on stretched canvas!

Indigoblu stamps - Free from Simply Cards and Papercraft
A5 Canvass & 2" square canvas
Paint to coat canvas - Docrafts Artiste Latte & Blackberry
Purple twine - Docrafts
Black inkpad - Ranger Archival
Flower die & stamp - Spellbinders & Creative Expressions
Beeswax - Cosmic Shimmer

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Monday, 12 May 2014

Sassy Batgirl

Wow, this weeks card has been a challenge. I had a real mojo issue trying to work out what to do with my image. We had images from Sassy Studios this time and they are amazing images too. I got Batgirl to play with and I really did struggle to work out how to colour her up, as she is predominantly black and then combine her onto a card. I manged it in the end though and am really quite pleased. To try and differentiate between the black areas, I have used glossy accents to give the effect of slinky PVC!

I thought the sentiment from Indigoblu really suited the fantasist aspect of the card and with the twine, it kind of reminded me of another cartoon heroine; catwoman. Of course that could be just my imagination, but I like it anyway.
Join us at Through the Purple Haze for your chance to win some of the fab images used by the DT.

Through The Purple  Haze Challenges 

Image - Sponsors
5x5 Kraft card base
Mat & layering papers - Docrafts Gorjuss 12x12 papers
Promarkers - Black, CG5, CG4, CG3, CG2, CG1
Sentiment stamp - Indigoblu Rococo A5 stamp set
Twine - Docrafts

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Sunday, 4 May 2014

Challenges 4 Everybody - Oak Pond Creations

This month for Challenges 4 Everybody we were given digistamps from Oak Pond Creations and if you give it a go, you could win 3 images of your choice from their shop.
Here's my card:

I used both Spectrum Noirs to colour the blocks, I felt the colours I have better suited the design than mt Promarkers, however I did use Promarkers to colour the bear, I find blending easier with them.

Image - Sponsor Links:
Spectrum Noirs - TB3, DG2, PP5, CT2, TN2
Promarkers - Putty, CG1, CG3, WG4, Satin, Cocoa, Burnt Sienna
Die frame - Spellbinders, 5x7 Elegant Frame
Swirls dies - Spellbinders,
Papers, flower & bead - From my crafty stash

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