Thursday, 5 September 2013

Memories are Stitched

I've been dabbling about with Distress inks, specifically Chipped Sapphire, which is maybe not a good colour to have all over my fingers when I'm demonstrating for a couple of days.  I guess my hands will need a good scrub unless I do something like making bread (only joking honest!!) but that does make the hands really nice.

I'm not totally convinced about this card now it is done but I did get to play with inks, texture paste (which I coloured with a drop of paint), stamping on tissue and some die cutting so I enjoyed the process. Backing paper is from Tim Holtz vintage shabby collection, textured through a mask with said paste and the stamped piece on tissue was applied over part of this to tone it down a bit.  Stamps used were by Tim Holtz and the border at the bottom was cut using one of his 'on the edge dies' with the addition of some die cut tattered lace.  The sentiment stamp was from Creative expressions, cut out with a Spellbinder die and I added a few flowers from my stash. Some silver gilding wax was applied to the scissors and bobbins.

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Childhood Memories

This is the theme for the week on Make My Monday challenge and I'm reminded of many trips into town with my mother where we would visit the library or some of the many small shops in the town for supplies - no supermarkets in those days!  Each shop had a counter and one or more assistants who would serve us with items specific to their particular trade.  The buses were double deckers and of course we just had to climb the stairs to ride 'on top' and a conductor used to toil up the stairs to collect our fares. A double decker is a rare sight these days - around this neck of the woods anyway.  The stamp used is a Papermania one from the Forever Friends Nostalgia collection, coloured with Coloursoft pencils and I used papers from my stash to complete the card.


Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Challenge Card

Today's challenge card is for the House of Cards CUTE AND FUN theme and for September we have been given this colour scheme to use - they would like us to use at least three of the colours shown.

I've chosen a scarecrow image from Polkadoodles Seasons CD, coloured with Copics.  Backing paper is from an old Papermania pad and the central borders cut using Spellbinders dies.  Image was cut out using a Nellies die and I've added some flowers from my stash and a sprig of ivy cut with tattered Lace die.  A simple computer greeting was popped onto a stampin Up punched label.  Do take a look at what their design team have come up with and maybe take part yourslf.

Monday, 2 September 2013

The Great Outdoors

The title of this post is taken from the challenge this time at The Male Room, where all cards made must be suitable for men (or boys).  This skateboarder image comes from a Watercolour Collection by My Craft Studio - I thought I'd have a look through for a suitable landscape image but when I spotted this I changed my mind about the card I was going to make.The textured 'wall' was made using a Tim Holtz embossing folder and I stamped a couple of tickets for sentiments, adding a scrap of tied string left from another project; the piece of kraft 'notebook' card  was punched with an EK success punch; backing paper from my stash.