Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Sea Birds

Whilst linking up my cat card to Addicted to CAS, I saw the winners for their Teal challenge and thought I'd have a go at using that colour too!
Here I used a  stamp from the Rubber Stamp Gallery and tried to remember how I did the masking for this image the last time I used it. My masking fluid had sadly passed its sell by date and was totally gloopy, so that was out of the question, I started to cut a mask from paper, but that was too labour intensive and fiddly... when finally I remembered that I had some Elmer's rubber cement, which fortunately was still usable! I dabbed a little over the sea birds and allowed it to dry. The white dots in the water were made with an embossing pen and some clear embossing powder. I used Distress ink over the lot in Cracked Pistachio, Peacock Feathers and Mermaid Lagoon using sponge daubers. I used a little more of these colours with a splodge stamp.
The sentiment is from Clearly Besotted.
I'm linking this card the Addicted to Stamps and More where the challenge is Clean and Simple.
Clean and Simple on Friday .. Use a Die. I used the border die, but can't remember the manufacturer.

I made this card for a friend who requested a card for his relative who has dealings with Chai tea. I'm not exactly sure in what capacity this is but I hope this card will do. I downloaded this Font, called Samarkand,  from the internet hoping that it would look in keeping with the type of tea.
The cup image is from Stampin' Up.
I'm linking it to the challenge at Seize the birthday where the challenge is Coffee or Tea!

Monday, 19 February 2018

Pussy cat

A second card in  one day... what is the world coming to?
This one is for two challenges
Freshly Made Sketches ...                          and Addicted to CAS
The sentiment is from Clearly Besotted and the image,  as many will recognise, is from Penny Black.
I simply cut a couple of tags from MFT pennant dies and embossed one with a Couture Creations embossing folder.
The image was coloured with a variety of alcohol pens. I have various makes of pens and I simply used colours from those sets which hadn't actually dried up.


At last I have managed to join in with Darnell's new Twofer challenge and must admit that I found taking a picture of two cards together somewhat difficult, but this is the best I could do.
My item which I used on both cards was the large heart die from a set from Little B.
For the first I used simply the whole heart and cut the Memory Box elephant from it, adding the 'welcome' sentiment from Paper Smooches. The backdrop was embossed with an EF from Creative Expressions.
For the second card I used part of the heart diecut upside down as the top panel of the card. This time adding the peacock which was a mag freebie and the sentiment from Hero Arts. I don't think it's really cheating to use just part of the heart, but this particular die is so large it's good to be able to use it in a different way!

Saturday, 17 February 2018

Dry Embossing

Here is my second card for Less is More's birthday month. This time the challenge is to include dry embossing.
The die is from Memory Box and the EF from Die'Sire Embossalicious. The poppies were coloured with alcohol pens.
Making this card made me realise that I don't use dry embossing enough in my card making... note to self....I must try harder!
My cataract eye surgery is just 10 days away... I must admit to feeling some trepidation, but will be so pleased to be able to see clearly again!!