Sunday, March 18, 2018

sunday morning stamping

If you saw my earlier posts using stamps from my local craft store- a  coffee pot with cup and saucer -  a mushroom - the two cards below are using more of theses inexpensive stamps.
This is another one of the unmounted red rubber stamps  - it cost just $2 but is only the bouquet -I added the stems - to be honest why would you have a stamp of just the flowers without stems - I'm not sure how you would use it - I cut an acetate jar shape and added a second shorter piece of acetate to make a water level.

This butterfly stamp cost only 50cents - not the best butterfly in the world so I decided to leave it plain and add blue papers and a bit of a square doily .

I probably won't buy anymore of these stamps - not sure I like the hand drawn effect and for me the outline are just a bit too thick .

Thursday, March 15, 2018

just a bit of holly

CAS Christmas card challenge -march - holly- this stamp was a magazine freebie which I stamped with spruce green ink and then added watercolours to get this washed out look. The cardstock was very porous and the colours bled out which I really like.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

flowers for a friend

CAS mix up - march challenge - stamping, acetate,+ my choice - I cut the jam jar from acetate - coloured the flowers with water colour pencils added  bakers twine and a few tiny gems, stamped sentiment.

blue and more blue

Crafting with Dragonflies - challenge 99 - birds /feathers - using my favourite
Stampavie stamp and watercolour pencils.

Friday, February 23, 2018

not mush-room in this house

This is another one of the unmounted red rubber stamps from my local craft shop - it cost just $1 - coloured with AquaMarkers  - I added glossy accents to the white areas on the top and the front door - sadly it doesn't  on the pic.

I love ProMarkers - challenge 353 - anything goes - I don't often get to use my AquaMarkers like this
I usually add lots of water but I really needed that deep dark red - I also  used lemon and grey.

a bit dotty

My local craft shop has some unmounted red rubber stamps at very reasonable prices -I bought 4 and this coffee pot and cup is one of them - not sure if I like the hand drawn effect - the saucer is a bit wonky.Trimming away the paper from inside the handle was a pain so I cut it off and stamped the handle again, cut it out and stuck it in place.I used a circle punch to shape the corners.

City Crafter challenge 400 - polka dots -paper pieced coffee pot and cup

Saturday, February 17, 2018

a bit flowery

Penny's Paper- Crafty challenge 367 - clean and simple - some stamping and cutting - that's about it.

Friday, February 16, 2018

a bit more chalk

I used chalks in my last post and had forgotten how effective they can be- this time I used blue and a delicate sandy colour . I used a square cardstock which makes the card clean and simple.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

just add chalk

The Butterfly challenge - 95 - spin the wheel with the letter P - you can see the wheel above - I went with pink - peach - purple and a patterned paper - not forgetting a butterfly or two . I started in the top corner with the chalks and the peach colour and blended to pink and then to purple .

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

make a wish

Scrapbook Boutique - a wonderful mood board - I loved the tree silhouette and have used that as my inspiration.

Friday, February 9, 2018

mothers day

Butterfly challenge  94 spin the wheel -  lots of options now with a new format on this challenge . I picked dogstooth check - round corners and crimson- (now I have to say I struggled with the colour - crimson is darker than scarlet but is it lighter or darker than raspberry- way too many choices .

Lets Craft and Create - challenge 134 - Anything/ Mothers Day- this was such fun to put together - a mix of digital - some stamping and punching a little colouring .

embossing folder idea

you may have tried this already but if you haven't then give it a go - I taped a sheet of thin card to the raised side of the embossing plate and with a crayola crayon I pressed down firmly and rubbed over the whole area - it's a bit like brass etching .

I did this one with a grey crayon and then added a little water colours in pink and green - I will go back and finish the colouring and then use it as a background paper . 

A much more delicate effect when done with a pink crayon on a linen look card .

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

just a butterfly

Incy Wincy Designs - clean and simple challenge.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

happy feet

Christmas Card throwdown - February sketch -this was such fun to make  - not sure about the dark paper , it looks like a blackboard thats just being cleaned.

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Round we go

   Southern Girls - Round and round the mulberry bush - lots of layers with round shapes for my butterfly base and a punched circle with a flower - spotty paper - lots of rounds.