Friday, 27 June 2014

Monochromatic Butterflies

We have two challenges a month on the KCUK forum and this month it was my turn to host the challenges. My first challenge was to do the watercolour stamping technique, I will post the cards that I made for this at a later date, my second challenge was Butterflies and Dragonflies, I'm posting my card now as I want to join in with the Butterflies Challenge the theme is monochromatic.

I covered my card blank with some spotty paper from my stash and stamped the background, I stamped the image onto the spotty paper and matted it onto some blue card. I added the ribbon and wooden butterflies. The butterflies look very dark as I coloured them with chipped sapphire Distress ink, I also stickled them.
I used Stampers Anonymous/Tim Holtz stamps.

I'd like to enter my card in the
Butterfly Challenge - Monochromatic.

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Inspired By A Tattoo With A Little Pen Work

Another fortnight has flown by and it's time for another Craft-Room Challenge, it's the turn of Zoe to choose the theme and she has chosen Inspired By A Tattoo With A Little Pen Work Of Your Own.

Our sponsor for this challenge is Tando Creative,

I must admit that when I saw the theme I hadn't the foggiest idea of what to do until I started to think about my uncle Bill, I was about 10 when he died, I can't remember too much about him apart from his tattoos - I was always facinated by them, he had been in the navy and most of his tattoos were of a nautical theme, so for my DT piece I've gone nautical.

I found this digi image of an anchor, I thought it looked like a tattoo. I added some pen lines to make a sea and coloured it with coloured pencils.

This is the card that I made with the image.

The background is paper from my stash, I matted the image onto some black card. I embellished the card with string, metal charm, ticket and a Tando compass.

Why not pop over to the Craft-Room to see the inspirational pieces that my teamies have made.

Thursday, 19 June 2014

Black and White Deco Pages

Here are the latest deco pages that I've made for the KCUK deco swap, this time the pages are for Anne C. and her theme is Black and White.

I love this Crafty Impressions Doo Lally Pip stamp set, they're not the usual stamps that I go for, but there's something about juggling blackbirds that appeals to me.
I used a mono print for the background and stamped a kaisercraft alphabet stamp with white gesso over it.
The main image, sentiment and chipboard bird were stamped with black soot distress ink and embossed with clear embossing powder.

I'd like to enter this page into the That's Crafty Challenge - Birds

For the next Page I used PaperArtsy/Lynne Perella Stamps.

I used a Kaisercraft stamp to stamp the crackle onto the white background.
I added some striped ribbon, tissue tape and a Sizzix die cut.
The main image was stamped using black soot distress ink and clear embossing powder.

Sunday, 15 June 2014

Paperplay Tag No 2

This is the my second tag for the Paperplay June tag swap, the theme is Tag On A Tag.

For the main tag I used one of my mono prints and stamped some script with white gesso.
I stamped the image across the bottom and added some tissue tape. I stamped the image on the small tag and coloured it with distress ink. I adhered it to the large tag and added a wooden butterfly that I'd coloured with Treasure Brass and then added some ribbon.
I used PaperArtsy stamps.

Friday, 13 June 2014

Paperplay Tag

Good morning everybody, it's a lovely and sunny here at the moment, hope it's the same where you are.

I'd like to share with you one of the tags that I made for the June Paperplay tag swap, the theme is Tag On A Tag.

I coloured the tag with Portfolio Pastels and then used a mask and baby wipe to take of some of the pastel. I stamped the buildings and some script and adhered some narrow tissue tape to the bottom of the tag.
I coloured the small tag with Distress ink and stamped the image, then I adhered it to the large tag and added some seam binding that I'd dyed with distress stain and a wooden bird that I'd coloured black.

All the stamps are PaperArtsy.

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Sun, Sand and Surf

It's time again for another Craft-Room Challenge and it's Ambers turn to choose the theme, she has chosen Sun, Sand and Surf.

Our sponsor for the  challenge is Crafty Individuals.


For my DT piece I've made a tag.

I use Dylusions ink for the background and Distress ink for colouring the images, I also added a piece of embossed card that I had left over from a previous project.
I used Crafty Individual stamps for the images.
I added some orange material, bakers twine for the banner and some shells.

I'd like to enter my tag in the Crafty Individuals challenge - Tag You're It.

The rest of the DT have made some fabulous samples and would love you to visit the Craft-Room to take a look.

Thursday, 5 June 2014

Bird Deco Pages

I'd like to share with you the two deco pages that I made for Wendy in the KCUK deco book swap - Wendy's theme is birds.

I used a mono print for the background and stamped the flying birds and some twigs, for the cockerel I used Distress ink with a Dreamweaver stencil. I stamped the main image onto coloured card and again onto white card, then I coloured the birds on the white card with coloured pencil, I then cut them out and adhered them to the main image. The image was then matted onto black card and then adhered to the background.
Stamps used,
Crafty Individuals for the main image.
Stampers Anonymous for the flying birds.
Inkadinkado for the twigs.
Sentiment - unknown.

Again I used a mono print for the background and stamped the feathers. I stamped the peacock onto white card and coloured it with watercolour pencils then cut it out and adhered it to the background.
Stamps used,
Chocolate Baroque for the peacock and feathers.
Dina Wakley for the sentiment.