Thursday, 16 May 2019

Every Day is an Adventure


Some days are more adventurous than others,
today was definitely one of the latter LOL!

Anyhooooo ...... moving right along,
this little monster is having a lovely adventure with his tiny buddy in tow.



 White card was smooshed through a puddle of 'worn lipstick' and 'twisted citron'
Distress Oxide Inks and set aside to dry.

I stamped the monster and his little buddy onto a piece of pretty background paper, 
then fussy cut around all that fuzzy fur.
[I must be nuts!  LOL!!!]

Once the background was dry, I stamped 'Happy Birthday' along the bottom edge,
then stamped the monster, his little buddy and the sentiment.



 I wanted to give the monster different coloured horns [or are they ears?]
so stamped just them onto a tiny snippet of paper, cut them out and glued them in behind his fur.

I'm sure this little monster is having the best adventure,
and you never know .... he might turn up at your birthday party!

Stamps
Tracey Hey 'Alpaca Pals' - Monster Madness
Darkroom Door - Happy Birthday 

Challenges


Now, my only problem is .... which card to which friend?

Happy Crafting!
 

Wednesday, 15 May 2019

Chicken

May is a bit of a busy month,
what with a few Birthdays, Mother's Day, Anniversary ....
and a Wedding!

So, I thought I'd better make a start on a couple of birthday cards, 
one of which is winging its way overseas, the other to country NSW.


"Chicken" is one of my favourite stamps from Stampotique.
I stamped her directly onto the background paper, a second time on white cardstock
and again [this time only inking up her top] onto a scrap of pretty paper.



I coloured "Chicken" with my favourite pencils, then fussy cut both the card image 
and the floral paper.  Before gluing them into place, I added some washi tape
to the bottom and a couple of smaller torn pieces higher up on the wall.
The wall was layered onto a simple black mat,
which was adhered to folded white card.

Stamps
Stampotique - Chicken; 3 Greetings.

Even though this card is for a friend, 
I thought I'd play along with a couple of challenges at the same time.


Come back and visit again tomorrow - then I'll decide which card is going to which friend.

Happy Crafting!
 

Friday, 3 May 2019

Seeing Spots

I discovered that trying to make a postcard
without a focal point poses an interesting challenge.



At Sunday Postcard Art, the theme this week is
No Focal Image
 
After a couple of false starts, this is how my finished postcard looks,
using a stencil and one distress ink colour.
I used a black Glaze pen around the border. 


Yes, it is only one colour and I did think about doing some flicks of another colour,
but I thought if it didn't work, I'd have to start from scratch, so decided to leave it as you see it.

 Stencil
Cadence - MU42
Ink
Distress Oxide Ink - Twisted Citron


Happy Crafting!
 

Thursday, 2 May 2019

Seven of Seven

Live your DREAM with Passion,
[some may say I'm dreaming day and night, LOL!]



These little hedgehogs have dreamed of bouncing on a trampoline
for years, and now they are finally doing just that - bouncing as high as they can!


Don't they look happy little chappies?

Stamps
49 and Market - Gabi's Line Stitch Stamp Set
Unknown - hedgehogs; sentiment

This is the final card for this challenge, Seven Cards in Seven Days,
which has been lots of fun.

Come back soon and see what else I've been dreaming about.

Happy Crafting!
  

Wednesday, 1 May 2019

Six of Seven

Almost there with this challenge ....



.... hold tight, and pretend it's a plan

I took a piece of patterned paper for the background, stamped the girl onto it,
then stamped twice again on two more patterned pieces of paper and once onto white card.



I fussy cut around the whole image on the white card, 
adding colour to her skin, hair and stockings.

More fussy cutting around her dress and the umbrella, 
then glued in place over the original.



The words are from Mr Holtz.

Black card gives this lots of contrast before adhering to folded white card.

Stamps
Katzelkraft - Solo

Words
Tim Holtz Idea-ology - Small Talk 

Paper
Cocoa Vanilla Studio - Happiness


I'll be back tomorrow with the last card for this challenge.

Happy Crafting!
  

Tuesday, 30 April 2019

Five of Seven

Normal is Boring - yes, sometimes it is,
but other times, it's fun to splash out and enjoy yourself.



I started off with the background paper, something that wasn't just plain white but wasn't too over the top either - would you call it boring perhaps?
I stamped Brutus directly onto the background, then again on white cardstock 
and a third time on patterned paper.


Brutus was coloured with Prismacolor pencils and fussy cut.  
His jacket was cut from the patterned paper and glued in place. 


Initially, the clouds were simply stamped on the background but were a bit bland, 
so to jazz them up a bit, I stamped them again on a tiny bit of leftover paper, cut them out
and glued them in place.  [I wonder if it's raining flowers?]
 There was plenty of leftover paper from the jacket to create a mat and for contrast, I  used a black card 
[this one will definitely need an insert].
To finish, glossy accents was added to his glasses and left to dry.

Stamps
Brutus/Monroe - Be Unique

 Two more days of cards to go, so come back and visit again.
Happy Crafting!
  


Monday, 29 April 2019

Four of Seven

I was in need of a 'thank you' card this week,
so what a good opportunity to include it in this challenge.


 This girl is such a joy to colour.


Of course, I had to use my favourite Prismacolor pencils!



While I was in the colouring mood, I stamped up a second card,
this time for an upcoming birthday.


Just a change of colour and sentiment and voila, a second card is made.



Stamps
Studio Magda Polakow - #2 Two Girls
Stampendous - Say It Today; Birthday Wish

I can't decide which is my favourite - what do you think?

Happy Crafting!