Hello, today sees the start of a new Challenge at Try it on Tuesday and for this fortnight it's Botanical. So anything with flowers, trees, leaves, plants - yes, you get the idea.
I've been playing with the Oxide inks again, but this time I used a blending tool with Spiced Marmalade, Broken China, Peeled Paint and Vintage Photo onto my card to create my watery landscape. I've used Tim Holtz die cut wildflowers and the sentiment is from a Jofy set. There's also a little mesh and script stamping on the background.
The rest of the DT have some amazing inspiration for you, so please pop over to the main blog for all the details.
Hello, I've had another little play with the Oxide Inks although nothing got quite finished, as in the middle I decided to try the Oxide inks onto a scrap of black card - just to see exactly how good the colours were.
I used Worn Lipstick and Peeled Paint through the mini Floral stencil and although the colours are paler - I think the Worn Lipstick looks more like Milled Lavender, I love the chalky effect.
This was just a scrap, but I thought it looked too nice, so with some Tiny Tattered floral roses, ribbon and lace spritzed with Milled Lavender, it's now a pretty gift tag. The little label was stamped with Worn Lipstick Oxide ink. I did try another, which I clear embossed, but the colour seemed to fade.
Well......I wondered if I needed them and when DH said he would 'treat' me.....Of course I needed them...all I can say is that I LOVE the new Oxide Inks and 'yes' I did need them.
My first play (which you will see later in the week) was a little cautious and I only used 2 colours,but this time my background used Cracked Pistachio, Wilted Violet, Broken China and Vintage Photo with lots of water and drying between all the layers. I also used Iced Spruce DI with the Flourish stencil.
I don't have the Paper Dolls, so after a little search, I found this image on the internet and fell in love with her expression and thought these quotes seemed just right
DH has realised he shouldn't have been so generous - he thinks he will see even less of me - but maybe that's a good thing!!
Well that's all for now, I need more practice with these inks!
Hello, and thanks for calling in, today see the start of a new challenge at Try it on Tuesday and our theme this fortnight is 'Lady in Red'
I need a few girly birthday cards next month, so a great opportunity to use this sassy lady from the Dylusions Couture set, along with some paper piecing for her outfit. The Eiffel Tower stencil is from Shena Douglas, and few stenciled branches to complete the scene and of course some die cut flowers.
The rest of the DT have some great inspiration for you, so please pop over to the main blog for all the details.
That's all for now, have a great day, I'm on the last lap of the 'tidy' - nice clean drawer units and some work space, one empty drawer and some empty boxes to fill, but only with 'good stuff' - no more rubbish!
I've opted for a bicycle ride and used an old Elusive Images (now Chocolate Baroque) stamp, although I have cut away 2 of the boys. The background is Artistic Outpost (Serenity) and by masking, I 'extended' the field. I added some Inkylicious birds to the sky. The sentiment is again Artistic Outpost from Lovely Day, which seemed to fit so well with the image.
I've used a Tim Holtz 'Burlap' stencil for the base.
We have Flonzcraft as our Sponsor and they are offering one lucky random winner a $20 spend in their online store, but don't forget to qualify you must use real stamping that follows the theme.
For all the details and more inspiration from the DT, please pop over to the main blog.
Hi, my name is Avril and I live in the North East of England. I have always been interested in crafting , usually of the needlework kind. However, since discovering card making, it has become a bit of an 'addiction' .