Wednesday, 24 February 2010

Parchment Fusion

Inspired by a friend who uses all sorts of other techniques on her parchment cards I made this. I made the background by scribbling Mavey Metallic Markers onto white glossy card then spritzing with water. I then stamped the large Bling Maiden from the Aspects of Design Butterfly Beauties set in Black StayzOn. I then made a frame from parchment with a Daisy pattern and added colour on the reverse with Whisper Felt Pens. I attached the frame to the picture with some little gold flower brads from Woodware and then mounted the whole onto a white card blank. To finish off the card I added a gold Happy Birthday Peeloff.

Monday, 15 February 2010

Numbers ATCs

It's ages since I made any ATCs and so was pleased I found time to join an ATC swap with the theme of numbers. I used a stamp from the Paper Artsy Bricks & Mortar 2 set, stamped it onto a background I had made by sponging distress inks in a rainbow onto card. Funnily enough I preferred the pastel colours on the original card but now it's stamped out I prefer the brighter colours. I downloaded a picture of sky and mounted it onto card and then cut out the little houses and popped them on top. I 'spotlighted' the numbers on the houses to give them a bit more emphasis.

Using up scrap

There is a challenge on one of the groups I am a member of to use up some of your scraps of paper. Now I have loads of scraps! I started putting them in plastic pockets and then in an folder and now they are taking over!! So I sorted out some nice pieces to add to the image I had stamped (Paper Artsy Wings Plate 3) onto bg paper I had made with Metallic Markers. I'm afraid I scanned it a bit skew-wiffy.

Wednesday, 10 February 2010

As I am planning to visit my sister Steph next week I thought I had better get a move on and make her Christmas Present, lol. She makes her own jewellery and I found this box in a Help the Aged shop which I thought would be perfect as it has a little spiral hanging thingy in it. I decided against painting it as it is quite shabby and I liked that look. I just added paper from K&Co (Vintage Collage Flat Paper) which I edged with Distress Inks (Antique Linen/Weathered Wood) and stamped butterflies (from Clear choice Stamps 20 Best Friends) in Weatherwed Wood onto the paper. Then I cut the butterflies (Cuttlebug Cut and Emboss set) from the same paper and inked with the same inks as before plus Dried Marigold. The flower on the top was made using my collection of flower punches (Woodware, Papershapers, EK Success) and given the same treatment as the butterflies. And of course the leaves are cut using my lovely McGill Thistle punch. Then I searched through my very small stash of beads to find these little ones just to finish it off. I hope she likes it.

My first attempt at a challenge (or two)

Everyone I know has been doing blog challenges for ages (well almost everyone) and so I thought it was about time I gave it a go. I have decided to enter my card for 2 challenges:
Challenge 69 for Saturday Challenge - Monochrome tones of one colour and white
Week 89 for Sketch Saturday
I used PaperMania Creative tones Amethyst Infusion for the backing paper, coloured my Sugar Nellie Gorgus girl with Whispers Pens and a bit of a Sakura Stardust pen, and used my Nestabilities Labels One to cut out the image and the matting. The butterfly was cut from Papermania Vellum (Purple tones and Esquisit Collection) using the Cuttlebug Cut and Emboss butterfly and then I added some PaperMania pearls. The flower was from my (smallish!) stash with leaves punched with the McGill Pine punch and the brad was also from my stash.

Tuesday, 9 February 2010

Handbag Cosh!

I decided to make a handbag charm for my nephew's girlfriend. She likes black so I found some lovely black beads I had got as part of a bargain lot and set to work. When I finished I realised I had put rather a lot of big heavy beads on the charm but thought never mind, if she gets into trouble she can always use it as a cosh, lol.

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge No 14 - Digi Delights

Well it's that time again and over on Crafty Cardmakers its time for another challenge. This time the challenge was to use a digital image. This could be a digital stamp, printed papers, sentiments or images from a CD. I decided to use images from one of the Joanna Sheen CDs and chose the Jayne Netley Mayhew's Collection to make this card for my fishing husband (simple card, simple man, lol). I printed out the fishy background and then the toppers (it's a carp by the way) which I decoupaged. The fishing buttons are from my stash. To finish off the image I ran a gold peel-off border round the edge of the backing paper.