Monday, 30 May 2011

CD Sunday Challenge - Say It With Scallops

At last I can join in challenges!  My inspiration for this card came from a lovely dress and jacket in the window of an Italian Bridal shop nearby.  The skirt of the dress was layers of scalloped organza and would look absolutely scrummy on someone small, petite and thin - both of which I am definately NOT!

The lovely backing paper is from DebbeesCD's Spring Butterflies and Lace.  The scalloped parchment has been punched with two different punches, one Martha Stewart and the other Stampin'Up.  The flowers were punched with the Boho Blossoms punch from SU and sponged with Brocade Blue ink, which was a perfect match to the backing paper. 

So glad I can, at last, support Guest Designer Jen and I do hope you like my card.

Friday, 27 May 2011

Paint Fusion Workshop

Here are my efforts from the Paint Fusion workshop I attended at Port Sunlight last Saturday.  I had a great time and Sheena Douglass is a wonderful inspiration.  I would have liked to have crackle finished the mirror base in a lighter colour but time was precious.  For all you Paint Fusion virgins out there (I was one) have a go.  If I can paint bramble leaves anyone can!!

No Broadband, A Workshop and a Train Crash

We have had no broadband here at Redmoss for the past 6 weeks so I haven't been able to blog or join in challenges as I would normally have liked.  It has been very frustrating as we haven't been able to do our banking either which makes bill paying rather difficult.  BT have got it working now but the service is patchy due to our rural location.  Apologies to all my blog pals for not commenting and keeping in touch for such a long time.
My friend Wanda invited me to stay and go to the Port Sunlight Happy Stampers North West Show and book for the Sheena Douglass Paint Fusion workshop the following weekend.  I never in my wildest dreams ever thought I would be able to attend one of Sheena's workshops due to living very near the end of the world but I got a place and had a ball!
I had great train journeys to and from Wanda's in North Wales except for the last 25 miles of my journey home when the train I was travelling in hit a tree on the line and everything came to a grinding halt.  Fortunately no one was hurt but the impact tore off the driver's door and smashed the front of the train up.  You can see all the bits of tree still stuck underneath the carriage.  As there was no mobile phone service at the accident location, it was quite a while before we could contact folks to tell them we were ok.  Too much excitement for me!  Glad to be blogging again though.

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

TIO Challenge #80 - Fishes

Fish are a favourite of mine!  I love the textures and colours and they make wonderful pets (not bad with chips either!)  My salmon tag is stamped with a Judikins Clay Squisher plate called 'Oriental' in black Versafine using the masking method.  The fins are highlighted in black 3D gel and glitter.

I do hope you will join us at Dragon's Dream TIO this week and show us your take on the theme.

Friday, 20 May 2011

Crafty Ann's Challenge #41 - Oriental

We have an oriental theme over at Crafty Ann's Challenge this coming fortnight. I was spoilt for choice with Ann's beautiful new oriental digi stamps. I have used the lanterns and lotus flower for this card, printing the lanterns onto vellum and colouring the underside with red felt tip pen.
I used just ordinary colouring felt tips as they gave a better colour than Copics or Promarkers. I used a Krylon pen to give gold detail to the lanterns. The lotus flower is printed onto gold mirri card and then part of it has been decoupaged.
Do come and join us at Crafty Ann's (see link in sidebar) we love to see your wonderful creations and you will be made most welcome!

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

DragonsDream TIO#79 - All the Write Postage

Being a keen stamp collector, I enjoy all mail art and this challenge is no exception!
My colours are DI Tumbled Glass and Chipped Sapphire, the main images stamped in Sepia Versafine. Stamps are by Crafty Individuals and
The StampMan. A small bundle of letters and a vellum mini envelope with postage stamp complete. I do hope you will join us this week at DragonsDream Tag It On.

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

DragonsDream TIO #78 - Texturise

Had great fun this week playing! I have used an embossing folder on brown card and coloured over with Distress Inks until I liked the effect. The green horizontal strip is grunge paper, dry embossed with circles and laced with string. I spent ages coiling string to create the embellishment at the bottom and then coloured it with inks and placed a brad in the centre of each coil. The circle stamps are from Paper Artsy and stamped in Rusty Hinge onto textured Bazill card. I thought it had an 'industrial' feel to it so I added the sentiment also from Paper Artsy.

Thanks for stopping by and do feel free to leave a comment - I enjoy reading them all on the odd occasion the internet is working at Redmoss! Hopefully BT engineer #8 will fix it!

Friday, 6 May 2011

Crafty Ann's Challenge # 40 - Happy Birthday

I have used the lovely Morning Glory digi from Crafty Ann as the focal point for my DL card. The backing mat is simply embossed with Cuttlebug Leafy Branch folder and a border punch by Stampin Up has softened the leading edge, allowing the base card to show through. The morning glory has been coloured with copics and decoupaged for added dimension. The sentiment, by Stampin Up, is stamped and embossed in white onto the pink base card.

I do hope you like my simple and elegant birthday card and look forward to visiting you to see all your wonderful creations.

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

DragonsDream TIO #77 - Colour My World Purple

Purple is a big colour and so I have used a bold flower stamp from Elusive Images and masked stamped in Aubergine and kept the layout simple. The background is made from blending Memento Sweet Plum and Lulu Lavender. The flower is stamped onto lilac card, cut out and cuttlebugged with Swiss Dots folder and overinked with Sweet Plum to create the dimensional flower. The sentiment is from Creative Expressions.

Hopefully my internet woes will be over this week and normal service will be resumed! Thank you for stopping by and do feel free to leave a comment - I love to keep in touch.

Sunday, 1 May 2011

CD Sunday Challenge - Stamping

Oh joy! I can enter one of my challenges at last! Internet is still very unreliable, but at least it is working this afternoon!

My starting point was the beautiful botanical print paper from Joanna Sheen's RHS CD1. I have stamped on vellum using a hedgerow bouquet stamp from I Brake For Stamps in Victorian Violet Brilliance ink. The sentiment, maker unknown, is from my recent trip to Ally Pally. I have mounted it with gold brads onto gold mirri and then onto the violet card. I am afraid that the photo does not do it justice.

Thanks for visiting and feel free to leave a comment - they are all much appreciated.

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