Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Christmas is coming TioT 's

'Christmas is Coming', over at Try it on Tuesdays, we hope you all like this theme, we did.
Please pop over for all the details.

Another opportunity for me to make Christmas cards.
 I embossed the base card using a Holly embossing folder.
The main image is a Deep Red stamp, I have added no colours to this. Shading all the edges with  a little Weathered Wood distress ink. The die cuts are Spellbinders.

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Monday, 24 November 2014

A speedy card

The Speed Craft Challenge has another Anything goes theme this week. 

You have 15 minutes to make something, the good thing is that you can assemble the ingredients first.
On the left are my stamps [Clarity], inks, muslin. button and card stock.

Phew did the time speed around the clock, I am so glad I picked out a coloured paper for a layer.
The distress ink blending looked a bit rushed when I looked at my ??? finished card , so I grabbed a pencil with seconds to spare to give the poor bloke with the umbrella somewhere to stand on.
I think it could have done with another layer and some extra background stamping,
 but  I did manage the stick to the time.
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Sunday, 23 November 2014

Inspired by Auguste Renoir

Could you imaging cutting up a real Renoir masterpiece to make a Mosaic.  Well , I have just, sort of  done that , but mine were prints copied from a book and are guilt free.
This journal page  is made  with two things in mind.
Art Journal Journey who want us to be inspired by the Masters

Also, for  Journal 52  week 41, the prompt was mosaic inspired.

This is another of my Journal 52 pages from week 38, when the prompt was 
Rhyme Time. I am nearly up to date now, and will share a few more in the coming days.

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Saturday, 22 November 2014

A Vintage Dream

Our new challenge theme over at Sugar Creek Hollow is to ..
make a Vintage Christmas card.
Please pop over for all the details and see what we have all been making.
The main stamped, embossed  image here is an old favourite, lightly coloured with water colour paint. I added some chunky  white embossing powder [Stampendous] to represent snow in front of the church.. 
I have layered it onto an embossed and a plain base card The die cuts are Memory Box and Spellbinders.

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Thursday, 20 November 2014

Home made Backgrounds

It is my turn to write the Exchange post today over at the Artist Trading Post Exchange Blog.
I am always quite last minute for making Christmas cards, so my exchange is,--- How to make fast and easy backgrounds. I would love it if you popped   over to see how I made the  backgrounds for these Christmas cards.

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Tuesday, 18 November 2014


Two more cards that I made at the weekend using Sheena's stencils
No stamps for this one just Aquatints, stencils, texture paste, a touch of black soot and some gilding wax.

Added one of Sheena's stamped  sentiments to this one.
The times of the 'inky' shows are at 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. tomorrow on Create and Craft.

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Monday, 17 November 2014

Sheena's Wednesday show.

Sheena has a One Time Only show on Create and craft this Wednesday  -
 'Painting with Sheena'.
I am sharing with you a couple of cards I made at the weekend using Sheena's Stencils ,
   Spectrum Noir Aqua tints and  a few of images from her range of stamps..  I hope you will be able to catch her shows and see her fantastic ' inky', demonstrations.

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