Wednesday, 25 April 2018

One of My Favourite Things

One of my all-time favourite things that makes for a perfect day is afternoon tea in the garden.

I pulled out an old unmounted stamp I have with a straw hat, a teapot, flowers, and a cake.

I haven't used the stamp for years and can't remember what brand it is - if anyone knows, please let me know.

I stamped it in grey as I wanted a soft look, then watercoloured, trimmed with a stitched rectangle, and popped it up on fun foam on a straw coloured card base to matche the hat.

Nice to think of summer and having tea in the garden!

I'm linking it up to two challenges:

AAA Cards - CAS Game #113 "A Perfect Day" - my perfect day is a sunny afternoon having tea with a friend in my garden.

Less is More "Bring Something Back" - an old stamp or a technique - I used a very old stamp.

Stamps - unknown unmounted stamp
Ink - Versafine Smokey Grey
Paper - watercolour paper, straw coloured cs
Size - A2
Accessories - Gansai Tambi watercolour paints, Lil Inker stitched rectangle die, fun foam

Monday, 23 April 2018

Red, Green, and White

For The Color Throwdown Challenge, the colours are:

Of course, I went with a Christmas card:

For the background for my sketch tree dies, I smooshed with three different oxide inks.

The tree and word dies are cut twice in a slightly darker green to give contrast from the background, and glued together for more dimension. Red gemstones are added for the red part of the challenge.

To bring in the white, I added a thin border of white to give the green panel more contrast against the red card base. The green panel is popped up on fun foam.

Ink - Distress Oxide Peeled Paint and Twisted Citron
Paper - mixed media cs, white linen cs, red shimmer cs
Size - A2
Accessories - Simon Says Stamp Sketch Trees dies, red gem stones, Tattered Lace Merry die, fun foam

Sunday, 22 April 2018

Christmas Sentiment with Reindeer

I have always loved the sentiment stamps by Kay Foley.  I have lots of them, including several Christmas ones, so when I saw the Merry Monday challenge to use our favourite Christmas verse, I had to go with a Kay Foley one - but it was hard to choose which one.

When I finally settled on which Kay Foley sentiment to use, I made this card:

I let the sentiment be the star of the card.  All I added to it was a stamped and die cut reindeer positioned above the sentiment as if he is the reindeer making the sound of hooves as mentioned in the sentiment.

Stamps - Penny Black Leaping Deer, Kay Foley sentiment
Ink - Memento Rich Cocoa and Potters Clay
Paper - PTI cream, Bazzill rusty red
Size - A2
Accessories - Penny Black reindeer die, dimensional tape, brown gemstone

Friday, 20 April 2018

Inspired Row of Flowers

I love the row of flowers in the inspiration photo for the Inspired by All the Little Things challenge:

It made me think of a stamp I have but rarely use so pulled it out to create this card:

I used markers to ink up the stamp while it was in my MISTI so that I could do sections at a time and also go over bits that didn't come out. I misted lightly before stamping. I scribbled a bit of the red marker on my craft mat and went back in with a paintbrush to fill in the poppies.

The sentiment is stamped in grey and the image is bordered in a similar shade of grey. It's popped up on fun foam.

I love blue cornflowers growing amongst red poppies so this card makes my heart happy!

Stamps - IndigoBlu wildflowers, Inkadinkado sentiment
Ink - Archival Watering Can
Paper - watercolour paper, PTI Vintage Cream cs, grey cs
Size - 6.5x4.25"
Accessories - Tombow and Distress markers, fun foam