Thursday 8 January 2015

Silhouette Trees

The image for this card was created by stamping with Versamark, then using white embossing powder as a resist before sponging the card with shades of blue ink (Pool Party, Tumbled Glass and Broken China).  Pieces of matching card were embossed to make two panels behind the image and some tiny flowers and butterfly added.  Background paper was a scrap from my dwindling stock of Tim Holtz Vintage shabby collection.  The actual colours tone together much better than they appear as picked up by the scanner - odd how that happens sometimes although no doubt there is a technical explanation!!

Background - Vintage shabby collection paper from Tim Holtz
Image - from Serene Silhouette stamp set, Stampin' Up
Panels - Pool Party card embossed using Sheena floral folder
Sentiment - computer generated, SU punches
Butterfly and Flowers - SU punches (and stamp)

Wednesday 7 January 2015


I'm afraid I've succumbed again to buying a magazine (or two) which had the temptation of a lovely feather die as a 'freebie'.  I really didn't intend to get the second one but happened to spot that they were giving away a set of feather stamps  which would probably come in handy for male cards perhaps and in fact it wasn't until I got home that I realised they were from the same company (Hot Off The Press).   I just had to have a quick play and this is the first idea I've come up with combining a silhouette stamp from Stampin' Up with a couple of feathers and other elements.

Background - Paper from Craftwork Cards
Bird Image - Stampin' Up World of Dreams set
Feathers - Stamp and die from Hot Off The Press
Sentiment - HOTP stamp on SU punch shape
Border - EK Success border punch

Sunday 4 January 2015

Pixie Snippets 158

I've been using a few more of the oddments lying around on my desk to make this card for the latest Pixie Snippets challenge this week.  The image had been stamped but not coloured and some of the die cuts were there as well.  I did the colouring with Promarkers and pencils, then gathered together some bits and pieces which went together. I had mis-stamped the image originally so there was a spare one so that I could cut out the butterfly to add some dimension. There is another lovely prize on offer this week and also an interesting new technique on their blog so well worth taking a look.

Square mats - Tonic nesting dies
Lacy Layer - Sue Wilson New York collection die
Image - Papermania coloured with Promarkers and pencils
Sentiment - Stampin' Up stamp and punches