This month’s theme over on the Clarity Stamp Challenge blog is New Beginings so I made this New Home card.
I created a mask for the window both the shape of it and the inside cut out and a mask for the cat, all from post it notes. Using the Gelli plate I created a background, loading up the plate with a pale yellow first, then placing a dotty stencil on it and I put the mask of the window shape in place before pulling the first print. For the second print I loaded up with blue paint and stamped the swirls into it either side of where the window was going to be. Once I had my background I stamped out the cat, masked him off and stamped the window into the empty space, then masked off the window and stamped the trees. I realised then that the cat was levitating lol so I used some post it notes and made him a shelf to sit on. The window and frame are coloured with a mixture of Copic and Spectrum Noir pens and then I used clear embossing powder to “glaze” the windows. I cut the card down so it would fit the scalloped card with a matted border layer. I then stamped out the New Home tiles onto a spare piece of the Gelli plate background and stuck them on the card.
Its time for a new challenge over at the Crafty Bloggers Network Challenge blog and this month we are sponsored by the talented Rick St Denis who has a whole range of digital stamps to suit almost everyone.
Here is my DT card
Rick St Denis digi stamp: North Pole Coloured with Copics
Gold Mirror card
Well ok they are not roses, but they are red When I started to colour this Bugaboo image , I had them in yellow, then I remembered that for the new challenge over at ABC challenges, they should be red, so I ended up colouring over the top. Thank goodness for Copic pens! I used a mask from SplodgeAway to make the background.
The lovely Heather over at Lacy Sunshine stamps is very kindly sponsoring the Crafty Bloggers Network Challenge this month and the prize is a whopping $20 gift certificate!
Here is the my design team card:
The image I used is called Lizabeth- Wild Daisies Digi Set, the papers just cried out to be used with her. I coloured her with copic’s and cut her out with a Nellie Snellen die. The theme this month is Metal Magic, so I used some rainbow mirror card for my flourishes (well its kind of metal isnt it!)
I cannot believe that it is June 1st already, where has the time gone?? This time last year our lives changed forever with the loss of my Dad who left us far too early at the age of only 62. We still miss him, obviously, but if there is one thing I learned it is that life is too short and you only get one chance at it! With that in mind I was determined to try my hardest to get onto one or more design teams. Here I am now, a year later, on 2 challenge blog design teams and on the DT for a super company called Splodge Away that makes some wonderful products that are great fun to work with.
Around the same time, we started on the long road of trying to get a diagnosis for our son who we think has Asbergers (still on that long road but getting closer to an answer there). Whilst we don’t have a diagnosis as yet, or even bothered what the “label” is, we are finding it a lot easier to deal with his “quirks” and his special way of doing things. The same son has taken up playing the tin whistle and is loving it. Our younger Son has started with a local theater group and has just performed his first play, outside of school, in which he was a natural.
All in all I think we have had a year that Dad and Grandad would have been pleased with, I do believe he has been watching and is very proud of what we have all achieved.
I used one of my Gelli plate printed Backgrounds and an image from the Paper shelter called Spring Swing II
Hi there folks, this week on the Splodge Away blog my fellow teamies are giving you their thoughts on the Elegance card, today it is my review of the card, head over and have a look to see what everyone thinks.
Here is the card I made:
SplodgeAway Easy Ink card
Hi there blog followers, its time for a new challenge over at the ABC challenge blog and the Challenge for this week is‘N for Not Just One’(Make a card with 3 or more embellishments)
I used a Stamp Fairy image for my card
Here we have this weeks card made for the Friday Sketch Challenge featuring Tommy Wizard, I think he is so cute.
Tommy Wizard digital stamp (link above) coloured with Copic pens
B21, B23 and B26, Y35 Y38, E000, E00, N3, N5 and N7
Orange card from stash
SplodgeAway Dotty the Lot mask
Ribbon from Stash
Here are the other 2 things I made using the decorative diamond stamp from Oak House Studios for the One Stamp Project. For these two projects I used shrink plastic.
I used the stamp to make the kite for the wee boy to fly
I have saved the best until last in my opinion, I really love how this jewelry set came out and plan to run a class on how to make it at Cullen Crafts.