Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Chunky Alphabet Book S T and U

Here are my STand U pages for the Chunky Alphabet Book swap over on KCUK.
S is for strawberry.
I coloured the background with distress ink and then stamped some strawberries over it with the same colour. I stamped the main image onto cream card and coloured the edges with distress ink and coloured the image with Promarkers. The large strawberry was stamped and coloured with Promarkers, the two smaller strawberries were cut out of some patterned paper. I double embossed the strawberries with clear embossing powder before attaching to the page.
T is for tea party.
The background paper is from my stash. I stamped the main image onto white card then masked it of before colouring with broken china Distress Ink then I went round the edges with weathered wood. I removed the mask and left the image white then I matted it onto some pink card. I attached part of a book page to the background then attached the main image. The cup and saucer were stamped onto white card and coloured with Promarkers the letter T is a rub on. Last but not least I added a silver teapot charm to the image.
U is for umbrella.
The page is coloured with broken china and weathered wood Distress Ink and I used my finger to go round the edge with rusty hinge. I stamped the image with dried marigold onto the background then stamped it onto white card with black ink and coloured it with dried marigold, then I cut it out and attached it to the card. I stamped the image twice again and cut the umbrellas out, two were left black and white and I coloured the other two with Promarkers. I attached them to the page together with a torn piece of a dictionary and some raindrop and splat stickers from my stash.

Stamps used.
Craft Stamper free stamp, background strawberry and teacup and saucer.
Joanna Sheen, strawberry recipe.
Personal Impressions, strawberry.
Lost Coast Designs, tea party.
Magenta, umbrellas.

Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Less is More Sketch Card Challenge

I thought I'd join in with the Less Is More sketch card challenge this week. I covered the bottom of a DL card with some paper from my stash. I attached a die cut circle from the same paper to the card and stamped best wishes. The flower is made by stamping on to white card, I coloured it with Promarkers then cut it out. I went over the edges of the petals with forrest moss Distress Ink and curled the edges under slightly to give it a bit of dimension. I attached it to the round die cut and attached a button to the centre.
Stamps used.
Free flower stamp from the Craft Stamper.

Friday, 25 March 2011

Have Some Me Time

I coloured the edge of a 6" card blank with some peeled paint distress ink and stamped the flourish with the same colour in the top two corners. I've used Graphic45 steampunk debutante papers, they're double sided so I put one side across the bottom half of the card and made a panel with the other side matted onto black card. I attached this across the middle of the card, then I attached a strip of tissue tape. The image and sentiment was stamped onto white card and coloured with distress inks, then I cut them out and used foam pads to stick to the card. Last but not least I added a cog and game spinner.

Stamps used.
The Artistic Stamper, the main image.
PaperArtsy, the sentiment.
Stamp Bug, the flourish.

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Cherry Ripe

I made this card for the Bella Muse challenge on Bella Creations.
We were given the image to use on whatever we wanted, I decided to make a card. The background paper is a freebie from the Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine, I've had it for a long time, knew it would come in useful one day. I attached it to a brown pearl card blank. I put a strip of turquoise card across the middle with a strip of some free paper. Using the same colour card as the card blank I used a Spellbinder die for the border and a Marianne die for the flourish. I stamped some cherries onto white card and coloured them with Promarkers, then I cut them out and double embossed them with some clear embossing powder to make them glossy then I attached them to the card. The sentiment is a sticker from my stash. The last thing I did was to put some sticky backed red gems along the border.

Stamps used.
Personal Impressions for the cherries.

Monday, 14 March 2011

Greatest Show On Earth

I made this ATC for the Oh La La group challenge on Bella Creations. We had to use the background paper and girl image provided by Gecko Galz. I stuck a bit of paper to the bottom of the ATC then stamped the dog, words and ticket on to white card then cut them out. I coloured the ticket with vintage photo distress ink. I made a little hat for the dog. I attached all the images to the ATC and added some sticky backed pearls to the hats. The juggeling balls are sticky backed pearls coloured with Promarkers.
Stamps used.
Little dog, Artistic Outpost Oz Collage
Greatest show on earth and admit one ticket, Artistic Outpost Vintage Circus.

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Lovely Day For A Walk

We had a lovely walk today, the sun was shining, lots of smells to smell, birds to chase and we met lots of our doggy friends.

The best bit was when we found a lovely stagnant and muddy puddle to play in.
Then we found a plastic bottle, we had a lovely game playing and tormenting each other with it.
Our lovely owner is calling us now as it's time to go home.
We heard the word bath mentioned and I wonder why she's driving with the windows open.

Saturday, 5 March 2011

Deco Pages

They've started this years deco swap at KCUK and I've made these pages for Ann, the theme for her book is anything male, I hope she likes them.
The background is some denim look card that I've stamped clocks on. I stamped the main images onto white card and coloured them with vintage photo Distress ink then matted them onto some black card. I stamped the sentiments onto blue card and went round the edge with the vintage photo then matted them onto black card. After attaching the images to the card I added some of Tim Holtz embellishments.
Stamps used
Main images After Midnight.
Sentiment Clarity stamps.
Clocks not sure.

Thursday, 3 March 2011

Sketch Challenge Card

This is a card I made for a sketch card challenge on UK Stampers.
I used a plain white square card blank. I embossed some cream card with a Cuttlebug embossing folder then coloured it lightly with some shabby shutters Distress ink then attached it to the card blank.Then I attached a piece of green card with some silver foiled flowers, I coloured the edges with some victorian velvet Distress ink before attaching it. The main image is a Paper Artsy stamp. I coloured it with some wild honey and victorian velvet Distress ink then I cut the word sanctuary of the bottom of the image and put it into a silver book plate. I attatched a die cut flourish before attaching the image and book plate.