Hello, today sees the start of a new Challenge at Try it on Tuesday and this fortnight its Transport
so anything you can take a ride in or on fits the theme.
I didn't realise how many stamps I had that would fit the theme, so I decided to use some of my very old and neglected ones. A background of Broken China and Vintage Photo Oxide inks and then a Clarity collage which was stamped onto kraft card with Archival and then dipped into the Vintage photo Oxide. I fussy cut Mr Umbrella Man and a TH Old Jalopy coming along to take him for a ride!
The rest of the DT have some great inspiration for you, so please pop over to the main blog for all the details.
Hello, I was just beginning to think things were back to normal and was planning some time to craft when a horrible cough and cold arrived without warning and it certainly wasn't welcome, but dare I say - almost back to normal.
I keep having good intentions of using up the 'box of bits and pieces' and this card helped a little.
The background, trellis and words were all in there, and the photo was from from a reduced size scan of the original 'Found Relative' .
I really must make the effort to keep using up these bits before they take over!
Hello, I hope you're enjoying the start of a Lovely Easter Weekend, but in true Bank Holiday mode, the weather has turned rather chilly compared with last weekend. I didn't mind as I'd planned to spend the afternoon crafting, something I hadn't managed all week due to the builder being here, but we're all tidy and back to normal now.
I had another play with the Oxide inks, this time blending onto a piece of black card, the colours are very subtle but give a lovely chalky look. I applied embossing paste through a stencil and left it to dry naturally and the paste absorbed the colours of the Oxide inks.
As I wanted to enter the challenge at Tag Tuesday where the theme is Things with Wings - but not birds, I stamped a butterfly on a Tyvek sheet that I'd used in my 'spray box'. Next I stamped and gold embossed the just the center of the butterfly onto the tag to give me the antenna. The sentiment was masked letting me stamp the one word, which I clear embossed.
Thanks for calling in and I hope you all have a lovely Easter.
Hello and thanks for calling in, today sees the start of a new Challenge at Try it on Tuesday and this time we would like you to Add a Quote .
For my card, I used an inky mop up piece of paper for the base, along with a scrap of woodgrain embossed card that was coloured with Weathered Wood, Iced Spruce and Vintage Photo Distress.
My die cut wildflowers and leaves were coloured with DIs. The quote and butterfly are from a set of Sheena Douglas stamps which were a 'freebie' with a magazine.
The rest of the DT have used some fabulous quotes, so why not pop over to the main blog, where you will also find all the challenge details.
Hello, today sees the start of a new challenge over at Fashionable Stamping Challenges and for this month Leanne has chosen 'My Favorite Things' - but it's from the Sound of Music, so anything from the first verse, for all the details please pop over to the main blog.
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This was a challenge for me as I don't have much in the way of Rose stamps, so this Rose was fussy cut from a Noor Design stamp with a Postcard background. I've used watercolour paper for the Rose and the background. My raindrops and sentiment are Inkylicious stamps, and I've added Glossy Accents to the raindrops too.
The rest of the DT have some great inspiration so please pop over and take a look.
Have a lovely Sunday, whatever you're doing, I'm off to a local craft show as I need some extra storage for the Distress Oxide inks, well that's my excuse!
Hello and thanks for popping in, I've had a little time this afternoon and managed to finish (probably just in time) this tag, which has been in various stages all week. It's for Tag Tuesday which my DT friends Valerie and Chrissie host and the theme this time is Birds and Nests.
I've used a mop up from some Oxide inks along with Tim Holtz and Artistic Outpost stamps.
Crafting and blogging has been at a minimum this week as we prepare for the builder to start on a bathroom conversion, wish it was finished.
Hopefully I'll be able to do some catching up this week,
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' .