Wednesday, October 24, 2012

think pink for October

Over at Copic Oz this month the challenge is to create something pink and for each entry they will donate to the McGrath Foundation funding the support of breast cancer nurses.  The layout of this card was inspired by the beautiful cards of Bev Rochester.  I've used Kaszazz Vintage Floral for the pink rose paper, the cardstock is Stampin Up as is my new favourite pink stitched ribbon, the corner die is Joy Crafts and the floral oval is Spellbinders.  I've used Kaisercraft pearls and Viva pearl pen.  The flowers were punched from several shades of pink shimmer paper.  The image is the very cute Boobie Love from Krista Smith at Saturated Canary and is coloured with Copics of course.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Inspired by the letter B

Over at the Saturated Canary challenge blog we have been challenged to create with the letter B.  I had a new Smash book that I was waiting to try out-this being my first effort at smashing!  I found the blue page of course and then set about trying to think of things beginning with B other than the obvious blue and brown to start off with.  In the end I decided to create a list and then the page grew with elements as I thought of them.  The feature is of course an image by Saturated Canary coloured in Copics (blues and browns).  I've used an old book page that has been inked and punched.  The banner is made from washi tape.  My B's are banner,bow(hair),butterfly, bling (on the bow and balloon), balloon, border, book page, blue and  brown.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Going Dotty

Two challenges in one again this week.  The first was Going Dotty at Saturated Canary and I have used one of the gorgeous digi stamps ( Krista's Canary Love) coloured in Copics for this card.  The dotty papers are from Basic Grey, Kaisercraft and ScribbleScrabble.  Cardstock is Stampin' Up and the tag is Darkroom Door. Pearls are also Kaisercraft.  For the layout of the card I have used the current sketch over on The Deconstructed Sketch.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

2 challenges in one

Finally for those of you who still look to see what I've done I've been back making cards and have one to show you.  The image is Hippie Girl from Saturated Canary (a digi).  I've coloured her with Copics and created a background sponging with SU inks and Distress inks with some SU marker touches.  I've used a mixture of flowers from my stash and hand punched flowers with Liquid Pearl centres.  The leaves are from a MS punch.  The papers are from Nitwit Collections and are also digital.  The colour scheme is to fit the challenge in the Color Room this week, and the theme at Saturated Canary is the great outdoors.  Sorry about the lighting, taken at night with flash.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

It's been a while

It has been a while since I've posted and there have been a few reasons for that.  I normally only post my creations and don't blog about personal things but I ran out of creative steam in January after losing my much loved mini poodle Bonnie to a short and unexpected illness.  (I still have my photo with her in the sidebar).
What started out looking like a tummy upset turned into liver failure and I had to make the heartbreaking decision after a week of intensive treatment to have her put to sleep.  She was an amazing and loving companion.  They say you never forget your first dog and I am sure that is true.  For quite some time after that I just didnt feel like making cards or scrapbooking but one day there will be a scrapbook dedicated to her.   Recently I have started to scrapbook again and hope that once I have done some titles I can show some of the layouts I did on the scrapping getaway at Normanville recently.
A new puppy has also come into my life-little Abby, another poodle full of mischief and teeth!  Those teeth will chew anything and everything she can reach or climb to reach so crafting has become a bit tricky.  At least she will grow out of this quicker than children do! I've also started a new online course called Joynal by Jane Davenport.  The theme is fairies and we are working in an altered children's book and also a handmade book.  Here is the first of my creations in the altered book.  I have layered a serviette over the page and then used paint and gesso-the fairy dress is the serviette.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

New Colour challenge

This week's colour challenge was quite tricky, off white, 2 shades of green and a buttercup yellow.
I've used papers from 2 Kaisercraft 6x6's, Lil Primrose and Sweet Nothings. The bird and cage are Tim Holtz movers and shapers, the larger leaves are MS punch as is the border, the roses are from the Spellbinders Rose Creations (using 3 different methods with the one die which gives 3 different looking roses ). Once again I have colour matched in Photoshop to print out some of the correct greens onto paper and punched my leaves from that. Cardstock is Stampin' Up, the quote is from Quietfire Design. This will go on the Color Room challenge 94 and Anything Goes at Bizzy Becs.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Gorjuss card

I love these Gorjuss stamps that I purchased from BizzyBec and have used one on this card. After seeing a video on youtube of a person doing a 3d image from a stamp I had to give it a go. I've done it with flowers before but not a figure. The colour palette is from the Color Room challenge for this week. I've coloured her using Prismacolor pencils which I've blended using the Copic blender pen, adding multiple layers and blending each time . The necklace is highlighed with liquid pearls
BizzyBec's challenge is Anything Goes so it will go there too! I've used Bazzil cardstock, distressing the white layer. The paper is Magnolia. The large flower and ribbon are from Spotlight. The small flowers are from Kaisercraft. The butterflies and leaves were printed on copy paper using the color codes to match the palette and punched with a Martha Stewart punch.