Friday, 30 April 2010

Alice in Wonderland

This card qualifies for two blog challenges this week

1. Crafty Ann's Challenge, the challenge is to use
up to 3 colours, 3 flowers, 1 ribbon and a digital image.

2. Rainbow Lady's Challenge - Alice in Wonderland

The digital image of the white rabbit is from the public domain, enlarged,sealed and given a good coating of matt gel.

The blue background was made using acrylic paints, white undercoat then pva glue and top coat of pale blue. As the top coat dries quicker than the pva glue it causes distress marks and cracks in the surface. The image was applied with more matt gel and a ribbon added.

The base card is graphite grey and the three flowers were made with a punch and sequins.

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Thursday, 29 April 2010

Dragonsdream Tag It On Blog Candy

To celebrate the blog's first anniversary, Frankie has got together a lovely selection of Blog Candy to the lucky person who enters a challenge between now and the end of May. The winner will be announced in June.

Come on, join in the fun!

Dragonsdream Tag It On Challenge - Distressing

I have used two stamps on this tag, a small flourish by Clarity and the large rose corner by The StampMan.

On pinky beige card I stamped the rose corner in Walnut Stain DI and then stamped the flourishes with Tattered Rose DI and versamark and embossed in clear. I then painted the rose with DI reinkers and sponged inks onto the tag to tone. The edges of the tag were very roughly embossed with gold ep. I then took a deep breath and sprayed the whole tag with Irridescent Gold Glimmer mist and watched the colours bleed.

I am very pleased with the result although you cannot see from the picture the lovely sheen it has from the glimmer mist.

Thank you for paying me a visit and all comments are appreciated.

Wednesday, 28 April 2010

CD Sunday Challenge - Artfully Asian

I have used one of the lovely backing papers on JS Ivory Cats CD as my colour inspiration for this weeks challenge. This is definately Joanna Sheen's best ever.

The main image is by Elusive Images of a koi carp which I have embossed in blue onto acetate and coloured the fish with Sakura glaze pens. I used a couple of light coloured alcohol inks to colour the water on the reverse side. It is mounted onto white pearlescent card with dragonfly brads and edged with a gold pen.

It is mounted onto a dull gold base card and finished off with a metal coin and ribbon in the same shade.
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Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Bah! Humbug! Challenge - Shades of Pink

Boy you guys know how to set a difficult challenge! This is my fourth attempt - the others landed in the waste bin!

For the main image I used an Elusive Images tree from the Snowy Trees plate and stamped it twice and embossed it in shades of pink embossing powders. I then stamped and embossed the tree again in black to give the image some depth and sponged the background.

I matted this onto the next size nestie die after having stamped the pink card with the tree again in black and embossing the edges with sparkly embossing powder.

Silver fabric snowflakes and pink foliage and flower finish the card.

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Saturday, 24 April 2010

Dragonsdream TIO Challenge #35 - Embossing

I had a French theme in mind for this week's challenge and decided on Marie Antoinette.
That immediately suggested pearls and opulence and the colour scheme of light and dark blue. The crown and fleur-de-lis go without saying.
I cuttlebugged the tag with the fleur-de-lis embossing folder and then sanded it and coloured with blue, navy and black inks.
The main image was stamped with black archival ink and edged with gold. The crown was stamped and embossed onto acetate.
The flourish and fleur-de-lis were cut out with the help of the Cricut and friend Wanda who showed me how to use it. Pearls were added to the swirls as they were Marie Antoinette's favourite jewels.
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Friday, 23 April 2010

Rainbow Lady's Challenge 100 - April Showers

I fancied making a man's card for this challenge using this lovely image from Elusive Images Edwardian plate. The stamp is embossed onto a piece of mountboard which has been painted with acrylics then mounted onto a piece of dp using a distress spot stamp (also EI).
I tried several background techniques which were not what I wanted and finally decided to type some of the words to Judy Garland's April showers song and sponge Mustard Seed at Walnut Stain over.
I have been lucky this week as my friend Wanda (Sunshine Crafter) is visiting and we are having alot of fun playing with inks and getting all very messed up!
Thanks for stopping by and all comments are more than welcome.

Sunday, 18 April 2010

CD Sunday Challenge - Wings and Things

This is the first challenge for the CD Sunday Challenge and it is Wings and Things - or in my case Things with Wings! I think I have been highly influenced by the volcano in Iceland and all the dust that has been blowing in the air and covering my car this weekend.
The CD I have used for the backing paper is Joanna Sheen's Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady and the dragon stamps are by Elusive Images.
I made a mask and sponged the volcano background with Stained Walnut Distress Ink and Memento Desert Sand.
Thanks for stopping by today and do please leave a comment. They are all greatly appreciated.

Saturday, 17 April 2010

Bah! Humbug! Challenge 14 - Santa Paws ....

Well, I thought last week's tag challenge was hard enough, this takes the cake! Take note you Bah Humbug folk - you have exhausted my stash of 'cute furry animals'! I had to resort to resizing a few digi images and then colouring them with pencils and OMS and cutting them out.
I jazzed the backing paper up with Stardust embossing powder and stamped the stylised Christmas tree from Elusive Images in green and clear embossed. The baubles are decorated with various colours of pearlidoodles and some stardust stickles to finish.
I hope you like the finished result and please leave a comment, they are all appreciated.

Friday, 16 April 2010

Rainbow Lady's Challenge 99 - Trees

Trees are a real favourite of mine and I do enjoy making pictures!

This tranquil scene is made from one Oyster stamp oak tree and a Hobby Art sheep stamp. I first completed the background, direct to paper method and then thumped the tree stamp with various greens and browns and stamped it twice. I linked up the wooden fence with a brown marker and then added the sheep and coloured them white with a Sakura Souffle pen.

The base card was stamped with a small tree trio by Elusive Images and then sponged with Memento New Sprout green.

Thank you for visiting and I do appreciate your comments.

Wednesday, 14 April 2010

Dragonsdream Tag It On - Under the Moon's Shadow and Bah Humbug Tags and Labels

Making tags is quite a new concept for me and is taking a bit of getting used to.

My friends suggest this may also be suitable for Bah! Humbug - Tags and Labels challenge.

Background is brayered in London Fog for sky and Bordering Blue for landscape. Church stamp is from Stampendous and the trees from a variety of sources, the moon from Clarity. I sponged over the brayering to create hills and give depth to the landscape.

Thanks for visiting my blog and all comments are appreciated.

Sunday, 11 April 2010

Bah ! Humbug! Challenge - Tags and Labels

Never really having used tags on a card much, I found this week's challenge a bit difficult. So traditional red and green seemed best.
I decided to keep it simple and went for Christmassy paper mounted on red foil card and then onto a dark green base.
The tag images are by The Stampman and were bought when I first started stamping and have never been used! Green ink, clear embossed and then the sentiment embossed in red tinsel and the tags sponged in Antique Linen DI. A red eyelet and a red and gold ribbon completes.
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Saturday, 10 April 2010

Crafty Ann's Challenge #12 - Let the sunshine in

We certainly have had a glorious day here in Moray, sunny, warm and very little breeze.

Sunshine means yellow to me, so to start I brayered shiny card with yellow and then with yellow, orange and red brayered over the top to about halfway. The sunrise image is by I Brake For Stamps and was stamped in black Stazon.

I layered the finished image onto gold, yellow and finally black card and then onto the yellow base card. The sentiment is computer generated.

Thank you for dropping by and I appreciate all your comments!

Friday, 9 April 2010

Rainbow Lady's Challenge 98 - Red, black, gold and touch of Oriental

Well, this challenge is just my cup of tea! I love oriental and bold colours.

Cuttlebug Fleur de Lis folder, embossed design sanded and then overinked with black and on the gold piece black and red.

Dragons (Stampin USA) embossed in Halo Gold and cut out.

All mounted on gold card onto a black base.

Hope you like it! All comments gratefully received.

Thursday, 8 April 2010

Creating Rainbows Forum April Card Swap

The theme this month was Under the Sea. The seahorse is stamped and embossed over a brayered background overstamped with a scallop shell and grasses. I used my favourite Versafine Deep Lagoon ink for most of the stamping.

The seaweeds are stamped and embossed and then pearls and sequins added for bubbles. All these stamps are from Elusive Images.

The waves and little fishes is a rollerwheel from Stampin' Up and is a real favourite of mine.

I hugely enjoyed making this card and hope you like it too. Please feel free to leave a comment.

Dragonsdream Tag Challenge - In the City

This is my interpretation of In the City.

My tag represents Manchester. A city I used to know extremely well. Red Victorian industrial brick, railway viaducts and canal tunnels.

The chandelier is for the sparkling nightlife and grand hotels and casinos. A city of contrasts.

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Sunday, 4 April 2010

Bah!-Humbug! Challenge 12 - Embossing

Seeing as we have had so much snow here, in the Highlands, I chose snowflakes to decorate my card. It seemed appropriate!
I made a half gatefold card in french navy and dry embossed the white panels with some ornate corners, which I lightly inked over with blue.
The snowflakes are made up of three layers, two of acetate and one printed vellum layer. I glittered the edges with silver. A large peel off greeting in silver finished the card.
I hope you have all had a happy Easter and thank you for visiting. Please feel free to leave a comment.

Thursday, 1 April 2010

Rainbow Lady's Challenge 97 - Through the Window

As I had no window templates and knowing I am lethal with a craft knife (having been despatched by the sword in a previous life!) I decided to stick to something safe!

My image is one from Joanna Sheen's Childhood plate. It is coloured with pencils and blended with OMS. I wanted to give the impression it was a picture on the wall of a living room so I used the Spellbinders Classic Frame, created a dado rail and Cuttlebugged embossed paper below.

The soft green embossed dots paper used for the 'wallpaper' was part of the prize for being lucky enough to win Crafty Anns challenge last week!

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