Saturday 1 February 2020


This week seems to have gone by in a flash but I do have a card to share today.  I've used another piece of the card which I embossed and coloured in an inky session with male cards in mind although I think this one would work for anyone really.  The books and sentiment were stamped onto scraps of watercolour paper and the colouring done using Distress inks and a water brush.  The embossed card was also coloured using Distress inks and gilding wax added afterwards for definition and a bit of subtle glitz.  The background is a piece of script paper and I've added a cog which has been embossed and gilded after die cutting.  In case you are wondering - the sentiment is deliberately 'messy' because that's how it stamps out!!

Stamps - by Phill Martin
Embossing folder - from Sizzix
Cog - Bigz die from Sizzix
Background paper from Prima.

Monday 27 January 2020

Challenge #370 Pixie Snippets

Time for new challenge in the Playground and this is another dragonfly card but nothing like my previous one.  I used a die which came free with a magazine and which partially cuts out a 'flight' of dragonflies - cut it twice on a square snippet of white card.  There was a matching set of stamps and thank goodness for the Misti so that I could line things up (more or less anyway) to stamp over the cut out dragonflies.  A blue glimmery embossing powder was used throughout.  A couple of larger dragonflies were stamped. embossed and layered up for some dimension and tiny pieces of 3d foam were popped under all of the wings.  A greeting was stamped onto a small snippet of white, backed with some blue and put into the centre of the card. A few matching gems were scattered around.

The lovely Di has made a super cheery card using some cactus stamps - very colourful and just right to brighten the dull days we seem to be having.  Of course that set of stamps with matching dies is the prize on offer for the lucky person who is drawn at the end of the two weeks.

Die and Stamp set - from Stamps by Chloe
Embossing Powder - Cosmic Shimmer Tropical Aqua Blaze