Thursday, 16 February 2012

Less is More

This week is stripes

As it's also one layer week I stamped my stripes straight onto the card down 2 edges.

This is from a set of stamps & I stamped it one way & then the other

I finished with the sentiment which is again in stripes :-)

Saturday, 11 February 2012

Heart on my Sleeve

Hearts are the theme on Sunday Stampers this week, in time for Valentines Day on Tuesday.

I cut my hearts out using my Sizzix primitive hearts from some Serendipity paper that I made a while ago - tutorial here. It was just perfect for the look I wanted to create. The paper itself contains stamping. I matted the hearts onto a grey bazil backing 

the dragonflies are stamped ........

I used a black pen to create the faux stitching - large & random

To finish I stamped the sentiment straight onto the card.

Friday, 10 February 2012

Pink & Red

Pink & Red is the Feb colour combo on Daring Cardmakers - this is my  Valentine card following the theme.

I used various red & pink ribbons, red & pink card. a happy valentine sentiment & a handmade heart.

Die cuts

This is my entry for CHNC - the theme this week is die cuts

I used die cut snowflakes which I cut using my Big Shot.

Firstly I stamped out the scene & lightly coloured with copics, then I used various stickles to highlight the snow.
I mounted the scene onto backing bazil

and finally sprinkled my die cut snowflakes from above.

Thursday, 9 February 2012

February Postcard swap

The theme for the February postcard swap on UK Stampers is Circles.
After hearing the theme I couldn't get out of my mind the song Windmill's of your Mind which begins - Like a circle in a spiral, Like a wheel within a wheel, Never ending or beginning, On an ever spinning reel .......
So my postcard is based on this.

Firstly I used distress inks to do the background colour.
To make the dots in the spirals I used my cropodile to cut a circle from an old distress ink pad which I stuck onto the end of the wooden end of a paintbrush that I removed the metal end with the bristles - necessity is the mother of invention!
I then wrote the wording round the outside of the spiral.

And stamped tempus fugit across the middle

I used part of the free stamp from Craft Stamper magazine & emphasized the eyes,

 & the face again a freebie from Craft stamper with the lips emphasized.

I finished by adding circles using the same distress inks as the background.