Saturday, 18 May 2019

Blue Iris

It's mid-month inspiration time for the Penny Black Saturday Challenge and I used one of my favourite PB dies.




I used 3 stencils and some masking on  sponged Distress Oxide to create my own background. 
 The wonky rectangle die is from Stamplorations. The Iris die is from Penny Black 'Iris #51-005' and the sentiment is from Penny Black 'Banner Sentiments'. The iris was coloured with DO and I added some Pearl-ex for a bit of shimmer.


You still have until 14 days to play along, so head over to the Penny Black Saturday Challenge  to see more inspiration and add your card to the gallery.

I'm also entering the following challenges:-

Theme: FEMININE




Theme: STITCHES




Friday, 17 May 2019

Elephant Birthday

It's mid-month inspiration time for the CAS Watercolour Challenge and I pulled out one of my favourite Wplus9 stamp sets to create a cute little scene.



These elephants make me happy! I coloured them with Zig Markers and an Aquabrush and die-cut with the co-ordinating dies. The frame die is from Kaisercraft.




You still have until 24 May to play along, so head over to the CAS Watercolour to see more inspiration and add your card to the gallery.

I'm also entering the following challenges:-


Tuesday, 14 May 2019

Embossed Poppies

Just popping in with another card. This one is inspired by the Flower Challenge.


This is a background stamp, which I stamped with Versamark and embossed with Pewter embossing powder. I coloured the Poppies and die-cut sentiment with Zig Markers.

I'm entering the following challenges:-







Rose Flurries

How wonderful to see you! Today I had lots of fun playing with my new die set from Altenew 'Rose Flurries'.



I made the background with a grid stencil and Distress Stain Brushed Pewter, which I put in a mini mister.  The die cuts are coloured with Copic Markers and the card is Canson Acrylic card-stock.


I'm entering the following challenges:-




Thursday, 9 May 2019

Mixed Media Stencil

Hi. I'm back again to share a couple of cards I made for this month's CAS Mix UP, CAS Stencil and CAS Christmas Challenges.

My first card combines two of the challenges themes.


I painted a piece of white card with gesso and when dry I added a layer with gelatos. Next I used a baby wipe to remove some of the colour, to show the white underneath. I then used a set of 4 stencils to add the Water Lily. I began with white, then added the colour and added black and silver detail.






My second card is very CAS and uses a cute stamp from MFT Happy Pawlidays.


I coloured the image with Copic Markers using non traditional colours and paired it with a Distress Oxide background from my stash.


I'm also entering the following challenge:-




One Layer Buds & Petals

Hi there. Just popping in to share a card using a NBUS stamp set from Clearly Besotted.


I stamped the images with distress inks,  coloured with Derwent Inktense Pencils and added a bit of shimmer with Wink of Stellar.

I'm sharing my card at the following challenges:-


Theme: 'Flowers'




Saturday, 4 May 2019

Penny Black Saturday Challenge (May 2019)

Hello there. It's time for a new Penny Black Saturday Challenge and the theme is *ANYTHING GOES* or *MAKE YOUR OWN BACKGROUND*.

I've been busy finalising plans for the second phase of our renovation, so I haven't been crafting for a few weeks and lost my MOJO, but I sat down today and challenged myself to create without too much thought:)


I decided to go monochrome, but moved away from my usual blues and greens. I sponged some distress inks on white card-stock and spritzed. Then I sponged Fossilised Amber D.I. and Gold Glitz through the PB stencil. Next I stamped the butterfly and coloured with the same distress inks and blended with clear Wink of Stellar.  I fussy cut the butterfly. To finish I stamped the sentiment and mounted the panel on a black card base. 


You can get more inspiration from the talented PBSC Design Team at our blog and we'd love to have you join in the fun.