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Saturday, May 31, 2008
So for this card I have used a Hanglar & StAnglar image that I received in a swap....fingers crossed I will be the proud owner of an order from http://www.hanglar.com/ . The sentiment is by Hero Arts. I have used Prima "Dude Collection" papers and KI Memories lace cardstock. I made the scalloped mat by using a SU corner rounder.....now I just have to pick up all the pieces from the floor... As always the image is coloured with my Prismacolor's and blended with Sansador using paper stumps.
Friday, May 30, 2008
When I saw the card Claudia made as Guest designer on Arty Girlz Challenge Blog, it was like she had been reading my mind. I had received the new Paper Doll Tilda and had stamped an almost finished colouring her.....the papers were already picked and were laying on my desk.....so it seems so rude not to use her design too.....Thanks Claudia, I love the idea and will use it again.
So apart from Paper Doll Tilda from Magnolia, I have used a Hero Arts sentiment. The papers are basic Grey "Two Scoops" the ribbon is by American Craft and the flowers are by Prima....the buttons are from my button stash mountain....trust me it is a mountain (I must take a photo to show you all).
So this week I put my Magnolia's down and have used my new Stampin' Up pickup truck....isn't it cute. The sentiment is also from the same set. The papers are K&Co "Hopscotch Boy" an the buttons are Doodlebug & American Craft. The ribbon is from Hobbycraft's 99p range. I have also used my Stampin' Up spiral punch to make the notepaper effect on the image.
Lovely sketch Claudia thanks so much.
Thursday, May 29, 2008
Anyway after all that I finally had some time to make something....I am behind with some of the challenges, but decided to start with the current one and if I get time I will catch up with the others from this week. So here is my ATC for the Tilda & Friends ATC Challenge "Beside the Sea". I have used my new Shabby Chic Background for the clouds and sun and cut them out. I also stamped Mermaid Tilda but cut her out of the rock she was sitting on and raised her on foam pads and left the stone unraised. The sea was done with torn bits of paper...I think the paper was Blonde Moments (the range with the cars). The sky is done with an Ice Blue chalk ink pad, Tilda is coloured with my Primacolor pencils and blended with Sansador using paper stumps. She is very sparkly as her wings, hair and tail have Sakura clear glitter gel pen on them.
A lovely summery challenge this week to get me back in the groove...if only I could actually catch up.
Saturday, May 24, 2008
Here is my card for this weeks sketch over on Friday Sketchers. I have used my gorgeous new Magnolia Lilac Tilda and the wall. The papers are K&Co , the sentiment stamp and butterfly are by Hero Arts, the ribbon is by American Craft, and the flowers are by Prima. I have added a button from my stash to the middle of one and the other two have epoxy glitter stickers. I also added a little Sakura clear glitter gel pen to Tilda's hair and the lilacs, and her wings have added diamond Stickles.
Another lovely sketch again this week...they just keep getting better.
Friday, May 23, 2008
Anyway, my tooth is a little better, so I intend playing catch up this evening with all the challenges...especially as my new Lilac Magnolia's and Paper Doll Tilda's arrived...yay...only took one week.
Thursday, May 22, 2008
Anyway I have used scraps of PaperMania "Retro Florals" paper, the sentiment is by Stampin' Up and I have also used their Spiral Punch to create the notebook effect on the paper. The final touches are the Prima "Got Flowers"....I do need to use them all up as I have loads from over a year ago when I went through my Prima addiction. The centre of the Primas have been decorated with mini buttons and glitter dots.
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
This stamp is called "Picking Apples" and I love it....well they are all too cute for words, but this is the first one I used. For the card I have also used the "So Sweet" Stamp that came as an extra when you ordered the whole set of 6 stamps. The papers are Basic Grey "Sugared", the ribbon is Choc Chip Taffeta by Stampin' Up. I used the Stampin' Up spiral punch to make the ripped notepaper, and the scalloped circle on the sentiment. The flowers are by Prima and the buttons are from my stash.
The images was stamped in Dark Brown Stazon and has been coloured with my Prismacolor pencils and blended with Sansador using paper stumps...and of course there is the addition of a small amount of sparkle by using a Sakura clear glitter gel pen on her hair and in the centre of some of the flowers.
Had a lovely evening at Ness's amazing Eco House......it was truly amazing....not practical for my family, but stunning all the same. Michelle was as always fabulous...she is one glam lady.
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Hopefully once I have sorted this out, I will be able to spend some time crafting today. Georgia is off school sick, but my mind is racing so I have not been able to concentrate on crafting...well better go get myself dressed and away....Back laters.
Monday, May 19, 2008
I have used a Hanglar & Stanglar image sent to me in a swap. The papers are Basic Grey "Sultry", the sentiment stamp is from "Studio G" in the 99p range, the ribbons are American Craft, the buttons are from my button mountain, and it's finished off with some bling in the corners of the image.
Another lovely sketch from the DT over on Friday Sketchers...click on the link to the right and check out their blog.
Friday, May 16, 2008
Thanks for the challenge, more great work from the DT again this week....a group of very talented ladies.
I have used K&Co "Berry Sweet" paper for the background, Tilda with bird (minus the bird), and a Magnolia butterfly (the small one). I have coloured the images with my Prismacolor's and blended with Sansador using paper stumps. The wings are done with stickles and the hair has added Sakura clear glitter gel pen.
Another lovely challenge ladies, and as always your work is inspiring and stunning.
Thursday, May 15, 2008
I really should stop looking as it is torture.....but here they are.
Too cute for words....
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
I have used the scraps from my May ScrapaGoGo kit...I loved the Pink Paislee "Office Lingo" paper. The images is by Hanglar & StAnglar and was sent to me recently in a swap with a fab and talented lady over on UKS. The fish buttons are by Making Memories and the sentiments are by Hero Arts. I have also used some gorgeous Bazzill Bling Cardstock, also from the May ScrapaGoGo kit.
This weeks challenge was lovely and I may well have to use this sketch again.
Georgia's birthday is on Friday and she is very excited. I have been and bought some fab pressies and I think I am almost as excited for her to open them as she is....LOL
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
So I have used a Charming Edwin image and coloured him with my Prismacolor's blended with Sansador using paper stumps. The papers are by Jenni Bowlin (they are mini 4x4 ones), and I have added 7Gypsies postmark rubon, and the other rubons are by Luxe Designs....to make a little sparkle I have added Sakura Clear Glitter pen to the roses ans around the edges of the image mat.
Now this was a challenge because I really really wanted to add a little red.
I made a card with my new Magnolia Eiffel Tower stamp, and Paris Tilda....to create a background I have used clouds from the Magnolia Spring Stamp Club, a bee stamp from an older release, and the sun is a Sugar Nellie. The papers are by Lasting Impressions "Summer Love". The "Bon Voyage" postmark is by 7Gypsies.
Check out the Scrummy Stash Cafe Blog and the Arty Girlz Challenge Blog and see what everyone else came up with.
Monday, May 12, 2008
I need more practice on this style of card....but will keep trying, but I am pretty pleased with my first efforts...have a way to go to match the skill of Kim, and other talented ladies.
Sunday, May 11, 2008
So here is my take of the sketch, I have used one of the Magnolia Spring Stamp Club Tilda's and clouds. The flowers are also a Magnolia stamp from the new Shabby Chic range, and the sentiment is by Hero Arts. The papers are SEI Gertie's Garden, the ribbon is Stampin' Up "Choc Chip" taffeta and some bling. The image is coloured with Prismacolor's and blended with Sansador using paper stumps.
I am loving the work of the DT...so go and check out the site...there is even a prize on offer this week.
Saturday, May 10, 2008
I have used a Hanglar & StAnglar image that I received in a swap. The sentiment is by Stampin' Up and the hearts are by Magnolia. I have used Basic Grey "Cupcake" papers and the ribbon is by American Craft, the bling is from a big pack I got from QVC.
Thanks for the inspiration Marlene, as always your creations are amazing, and very inspiring.
Friday, May 09, 2008
This week I have used my new Panduro stamps for the character. The background swirl is by Magnolia and the sentiment is by Hero Arts. I have used Basic Grey "Sultry" papers, Bazzill Blossom and the bling was from Design Objectives....I got a large set of the from QVC.
Yesterday was Craft Day on QVC and I wanted a few snippets and all I ordered was a kit of 54 reels of ribbon...velvet rickrak, organza....lots of different sorts....and it looked fab. The TSV looked lovely, but I really don't need to order any more patterned papers...I could open a shop with the amount I have...LOL
Thursday, May 08, 2008
I enjoyed the challenge this week ladies, as it gave me a chance to using my new love....masking technique.
Tuesday, May 06, 2008
So step one is to stamp two images the same.
Step two is to cut out one of the images. Cut very close the the outer line, the closer the better, but don't cut through.
Step three is to use a craft knife to cut any parts between the shoes and legs that you cannot get to with scissors
Step four, you should now have two images one cut and the other still on the cardstock
Step five is to attach the cut out image to the one still on the cardstock with repo Herma (or similar brand) Step six attach the image over the topStep seven is to take the background stamp that you want to use and ink it up.
Step eight is to stamp the background over the top of the covered image
Step nine is to remove the mask from the original stamped image
Step ten, now you have removed the mask you are done...colour your images as usual
See it is as easy as that, there is no real mystery. If I can master this technique, trust me, anyone can. I hope you have found the tutorial helpful, and if you have any other questions...let me know. One thing to remember is that it is important to pick the right image to mask. One with lots of intricate edges will be harder to cut and the results may not be as good...depending on the quality of your cutting...so pick an image with a clean silhouette.