Thursday, 12 July 2012

Aura Knot

This is my first attempt at a tangle not confined to the square format and also the first time I'd tried any pencil shading - could do better I think but we all have to start somewhere!!

Well I set up a separate page for these but must have got it wrong somewhere because this has appeared on my main page as you can see.  Hopefully I can work out how to move it!!

So far no success in getting the posts to appear on the Zentangle page apart from including the images as part of the post on there so maybe that is the way to go for the future unless I can work it out  when I have a bit more time to play around with the settings.

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Feeling Blue?

No I'm not feeling blue but the team over at Addicted to Stamps are asking for a predominantly BLUE project this week.  I've used a two step stamp from the Simply Soft set by Stampin' Up and repeated it three times.  Background paper is from the Vintage Shabby pad by Tim Holtz with edges sponged using distress ink.  A stamped sentiment also by SU, a ribbon bow and fancy corner die cut (Cuttlebug) were the finishing touches to this straightforward card - not exciting but definitely BLUE!!

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Make My Monday challenge

Hopefully I will be able to complete this post successfully - I've had server problems today and then just as things seemed to be OK I then lost my internet connection.  Here goes anyway.  The challenge at Make My Monday is to use the secondary colours and nothing else (apart from background to image and stamping for sentiment etc).
I'm not sure these colours were any easier to use together than the primaries last week but here's my take on it.  Backing paper was printed from Funky Hand Dreams Come  True - Autumn Style with some purple faux stitching drawn around the edge; the flowers were stamped and punched using Stampin' Up Mixed Bunch set; the leaves were stamped from Chocolate Baroque Sunflowers stamp set and the sentiment was also SU using their punches; the green layer was embossed, scored and has a diecut edge with purple gems.

If you follow the link to the challenge blog  you will see what the Design Team members have made using these colours.

Monday, 9 July 2012

Sunday Stamper 213

The days keep on rushing by and it is time again for the Sunday Stamper challenge which this week is DREAMER - Hels would like us to use the word DREAM on the project.   I was mulling this over whilst drinking one of my many cups of coffee and I thought of a set of Wonderland Stamps from Polkadoodle which seem to fit the bill - in my mind anyway.  Background paper was printed from a Polkadoodle CD and the image was stamped onto watercolour paper and coloured with Coloursoft pencils, as was the hat.  The word came from Artistic Affirmations stamps by Chocolate Baroque and the frame was one left over when I cut out some large tags using a Sizzix die which also has two book plates as an extra. Do pop over and see the beautiful flowery creation made by Hels.

Sunday, 8 July 2012

Three Challenges

I'm not sure how I managed it but I seem to have made a card which actually covers three challenges - I'd like to claim that it was intentional but I'll be honest it was totally by chance. In fact I've also covered my own personal challenge to use some of my scraps wherever possible before cutting into any new pieces of card or paper.

Addicted to Stamps - Christmas in July
Forgotten Friday - Use Forgotten or Neglected Stash
Simply Stampin' - A Sketch for Inspiration

I started by digging out the SU stamp set Pines and Poinsettias to make the Christmas in July card and the images had been popped onto the Sizzix Two Tags die in readiness when I realised that I could maybe use this for the SU sketch challenge.  Background paper is from a Papermania pad which I had last Christmas and the ribbon is from a Papermania pack purchased at the same time and not even opened until yesterday - the central border was cut using a Memory Box die (Tessatina) using a scrap of green card.  Of course the fact that none of these items had been used for several months qualifies the card for Judith's challenge.  Do follow the links above to see other projects made for these challenges.