Sunday, 1 March 2015

Morning and welcome to a rather lazy Sunday

Morning all,
 
As you may recall, earlier in the week I took delivery of two identical sets of stamps (Bird Crazy by Stampendous) and I have to say I am still VERY taken with them - especially this little chap ....
 
 
 
 
Materials used:
  • ATC blank
  • Watercolour snippet, stamped with Creative Expressions lettering image, stamped with Ranger Archival jet black ink
  • Watercolour paper spritzed with water before applying brusho in emerald green and setting aside to dry
  • Once dry I stamped the Visible Image splatter using Color Box white ink
  • JOFY star image stamped using Hero Arts neon pink .... which I then decided to colour using Brush turquoise to in-fill
  • Stampendous bird crazy image stamped twice on to snippets of white card using Ranger Archival jet black ink
  • Brusho's in dark brown and scarlet applied to colour both images which I then decoupaged using dimensional foam .... A) on the wings and B) on the "belly" of my image
  • Aqua wax applied to my image (two coats on to the wing) to seal the water based colour
 
I'll be entering the above project over at Pixie's Crafty Workshop for their "Snippets Challenge"
 
IT's good to know that the matching set has reached its destination and I hope we'll be seeing the results in blogland soon.

I'll also be duplicating materials, ready to send to my swap buddy on the Isle of Skye - be really interested to see what she makes of this image.
 
Why did I say it was a lazy Sunday? Well, yesterday I was attending a workshop with Karen Clare (aka The Clock Lady) along with crafting pal, Cherry. It was a full on six hours ..... but soooo worth it! Thank Karen for a fabulous workshop and to all the other ladies who were so friendly, we have plans afoot for another get together. In the interim her are some pix

As we got started, you can see Cherry is busy gluing her storage box together

This was how mine looked at about 11:30

This was Karen's beautiful example and we all strived
to achieve the same funky look

There were a good few of us and our projects all looked so different

Karen, our tutor for the day

You can see everyone beavering away single mindedly
My project is piling up in the foreground

Our thanks go to Jan who made us all cupcakes .... with edible glitter!

This is the front view of mine and Cherry's project

I THINK it will surprise you ALL to know that my project is ......
the GREEN ONE!!!!
And the other side, plus the flowers my lovely friend brought me
Now, obviously, I used materials provided by Karen for this plus my own brushos and glue but I'll do my best to list supplies:-
  • Brushos in lemon, leaf green and turquoise mixed on a craft sheet with water and then my papers smooshed till I was happy!
  • Stencils ("ART", a small background stencil and a brick design) using brushos in lilac/white and also yellow, applied with a cosmetic sponge
  • Stamps by Ryn, Bee Crafty (from their inspired by BANKSY range) and Stampendous
  • Ranger Archival jet black ink
  • Signo uniball white pen - to highlight the water droplets

I'll be entering this over at the Pan Pastels "Stencil it" challenge and also the "Green with envy" challenge over at Anything but a card.

It was a full on and fabulous day despite the fact I've woken with wicked backache this morning!! I guess I should have gotten up and moved about more often and for longer too!! I can't blame it on the driving as Cherry very kindly did all that AND it was under ten miles from my home - gotta be the whole sitting and getting obsessed with the crafting "thang"!!!

And, in addition to the icing on the cupcake ... the icing on the lovely day I had ... I found out I was one of the "fave picks" over at Happy Little Stampers for their February Sketch - yee haa! Thanks peeps.



Happy Sunday - I'm off to the table of craftiness and, once I've put all my stash from yesterday away, I shall be cracking on with the LIM project ........ but first, I probably need to finish my Craftathon project in co-ordinating style ..... watch this space!
 
 

Saturday, 28 February 2015

The Purple Princess is away from her desk - AGAIN!

Morning all,
 
For those of you stopping by expecting to see a post and probably a LIM entry today .... sorry chaps, you'll have to check back either later or tomorrow .... I'm not home today!! .. If you want to see what the LIM challenge is (and what I'll most likely be working on once I get home) then check out their blog here
 
I have a little crafting to share with you before I go though ......
 
 
 
Materials used:
  • ATC blank
  • Snippet of white card on to which I stamped my Bird Crazy image (by Stampers Anonymous) using Ranger Archival cobalt blue ink
  • Inktense pencils and a water brush to colour the image and Neocolour II water soluble wax crayons for the colorwash background
  • Stampers Anonymous circles image stamped using Versacolour orchid
  • Stamplorations scribble lines stamped using Hero Arts neon pink
  • Stamplorations sentiment stamped using Versacolour raspberry ink
  • Hero Arts splatter stamped using Versacolour silver ink
  • Crafters Companion Spray and Shine applied to set my colours
 
I'll be entering this for the following challenges:
  1. Simon Says Stamp - "Anything Goes"
  2. Brown Sugar - "Anything Goes"
  3. Kitty Bee - "living Things with Wings"
 
Not sure if any you follow Richard's blog (Mr Cardmaker), he's recently acquired the set of stamps I used ... and he thought the round birdy used looks like Peter Lorre (follow the link above and you will see what I mean) - which set me thinking
 
So, if the round one's Peter Lorre, does that make the middle one Bella
Lugosi and the one to the left Boris Karloff?
And, if so, what does it make the others?
Any ideas?????????????????????
Could the top one perhaps be Christopher Lee?
 
I've left the husband at home again and my desk has been temporarily re-homed at a hall in Pilning where pal (Cherry), myself and a number of others will be enjoying Karen Clare's Brusho storage workshop between 10:30 and 16:30 - I'm expecting mucky hands and probably more! Item 1) on Karen's list of things to bring was ... LUNCH and item 2) was an apron. Now, lunch I can do but (not being a cook of any repute) I don't own one! So, yesterday I set out to put all of the  items on Karen's list (of things to bring) in to a box in readiness .... turns out I'm taking almost as much as I took last weekend, to Craftathon!!! CRIKEY and that was for a whole weekend!! I'm expecting this to be a full on day of craftiness then - stand by for some pix tomorrow! ... PROVIDING I remembered to charge and take my camera!
 
And here's a link to what I'll be bringing home hopefully BEAUTIFULLY decorated .... yeah, right!!! Karen's set the bar high but, I'm no quitter!
 

Friday, 27 February 2015

Welcome to the start of the weekend

Morning all,

I had a little delivery from Art From The Heart earlier this week and could NOT wait to crack the seal on the packaging!


My card


And my co-ordinating insert and envelope

Materials used:
  • 15cm square white, 300gsm, scallop edged card blank and matching sized envelope
  • 13½cm square white card panel and lime card for matting
  • Square of card with aperture cut out - to use as a mask, held in place with low tack tape
  • Adirondack citrus ink applied through the mask using a Tim Holtz mini blending tool and foam pad
  • Kaisercraft mini dots stamped using Adirondack sunset orange ink
  • Kaisercraft rocks image stamped using Adirondack watermelon ink
  • Imagine That sentiment stamped using Ranger Archival jet black ink
  • Stampers Anonymous image (from the bird crazy set) stamped on to a snippet of white card
  • Pencil crayons and sansodor used to colour image before fussy cutting out
  • Once assembled I applied Crafters Companion Spray and Shine to seal the water based inks to protect them in transit as this little card will be winging its way to a new home very shortly

I'll be entering the above card for the following challenges:
  1. Simply Less Is More - "WINGS"
  2. Paperminutes - "BIRDS"
  3. Lacy Sunshine - "THINGS WITH WINGS"
  4. Corrosive challenge - "THINGS WITH WINGS"
 
And now for the Friday Funny which, this week, comes to you courtesy of Lilian, thanks pal.
 
A few minutes before the church services started, the congregation was sitting in their pews and talking.

Suddenly, Satan appeared at the front of the church. Everyone started
screaming and running for the back entrance, trampling each other in a frantic effort to get away from evil incarnate.

Soon the church was empty except for one elderly gentleman who sat
calmly in his pew without moving, seemingly oblivious to the fact that
God's ultimate enemy was in his presence.


So Satan walked up to the man and said, 'Do you know who I am?'

The man replied, 'Yep, sure do.'

'Aren't you afraid of me?' Satan asked.

'Nope, sure ain't.' said the man.

Don't you realize I can kill you with one word?' asked Satan.

'Don't doubt it for a minute,' returned the old man, in an even tone.

'Did you know that I can cause you profound, horrifying agony for all
eternity?' persisted Satan.


'Yep,' was the calm reply.

'And you're still not afraid?' asked Satan.

'Nope,' said the old man.

More than a little perturbed, Satan asked, ' Why aren't you afraid of me?'

The man calmly replied, 'Been married to your sister for 60 years’
 
Have a great weekend
 

Thursday, 26 February 2015

A Thursday post from me!!! SURPRISE!

Morning
 
Yesterday was a nice day weather wise and I was pleased as I was seeing a pal in the afternoon, she's had a rough time of late and it was nice to see her smile. I'd had a delivery of a crazy stamp set and she chuckled aloud when I showed her too - she's now challenged me to ink it up sharpish and I have .... but that's not what I'm sharing with you this morning ........ instead a masculine card ... I cannot remember the last time I used a peel off, in fact I threw LOADS away recently, thank heavens I kept this sheet of mirri peel offs .......
 
 
My card ..... featuring a mini which also has "WINGS"

A close up of my peel off "mini"
 
Materials used:
  • 15cm square white, 300gsm, scallop edged card blank and matching sized envelope
  • 13½cm square white card panel, black card for matting
  • "Mini" silver mirri peel off applied to a snippet of black card and close cut out before mounting on dimensional foam tape
  • Creative Expressions "tyretrack" and Paper Artsy "splatter" images stamped using Versafine smokey grey ink
  • Stamplorations "coffee ring" images stamped using the denim from a Kaleidacolour ink pad
  • Credit card dragged through a Ranger Archival pad in cobalt blue and then used to create random lines
  • Black brusho mixed with water to make liquid and then splattered using a splatter brush
  • Kan Ban sentiment stamped using Ranger Archival cobalt blue ink
 
I'll be entering the above card for the following challenges:
  1. CASology - "Mini"
  2. Simply Less Is More - "Wings" - bit of lateral thinking involved here but cars have "wings"!!! Hope my fellow LIM-ettes will chuckle when they see this!
  3. Pixie's Crafty Workshop - "Snippet challenge"
  4. That Craft Place - "Movie Inspired" - I went with those mini's from The Italian Job!!!!
 
Happy Thursday

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Welcome to What's On Your Work Desk Wednesday

Morning all,

Yesterday was a lovely day, which was entirely unexpected as we had experienced heavy rain, sleet and snow and also high winds throughout Monday - half expected to wake up to snow that had drifted against walls, hedges and fences but was pleasantly surprised with sunshine instead!!!

Not at all sorry about that situation as we were both out in the afternoon, at the surrogates and I was meeting up with a pal yesterday evening and she doesn't drive so would be waiting for buses, no fun at the best of times but positively MISERABLE in the snow too! We were meeting in the centre of a suburban shopping are which is blessed with three Indian restaurants a Mezze restaurant, an Italian, a chippy AND a Chinese takeaway (such a shame their restaurant closed for refurbishment and never reopened!) so we were spoilt for choice. We opted for Italian and I really enjoyed my Pizza and pannacotta - yummmmm! We nattered for ages and then I dropped her home - well, the buses are so unreliable at that time of night!
 
And over at Simply Less Is More their challenge is: "Wings", so I set off to make a project for this:-




Materials used:
  • 15cm square white, 300gs, scallop edged card blank and matching sized envelope
  • 13½cm square white card panel and blue card for matting
  • Scrap card with circle aperture die cut  to use as a mask
  • Distress Ink in tumbled glass and salty ocean applied through the mask using a Tim Holtz mini blending tool with a foam pad.
  • Inkadinkado morphic bug image stamped using Ranger Archival jet black ink
  • Turquoise brusho used in liquid form to colour the dragonfly wings
  • Paper Artsy splatter image stamped using Distress Ink in broken china
  • CAS-ual Friday sentiment stamped using Ranger Archival cobalt blue ink

I'll also be entering this make for the following challenges:-
  1. Craft Your Passion - "Anything Goes"
  2. Eureka Stamps - "Birthday cards"
  3. Incy Wincy Designs - "Distressing"
  4. The Pink Elephant - "Anything Goes"

Today is the 25th of February and therefore designated as RUDOLPH DAY, so, here was my opportunity to catch up on some Christmas cards.....



Materials used:
  • 15cm square white, 300gsm, scallop edged card blank and matching sized envelope
  • 13½cm square white card and blue card for matting
  • Scrap card with circle cut out - for mask
  • Low tack tape
  • Distress Inks in: tumbled glass, broken china, squeezed lemonade
  • Crafty Individuals scene stamped using Ranger Archival jet black ink
  • Stamplorations sentiment stamped using Ranger Archival jet black ink

I'll be entering this card for the following challenges:-
  1. Addicted to Stamps and More - "HOLIDAY"
  2. ScrappyMo - "Rudolph Day"
  3. CASology - "MINI"
  4. Craftbubble 2½ CMLI Quarterly Rudolph Day challenge (membership required)
  5. Happy Little Stampers - "Monthly Sketch"

HLS February Sketch Challenge.jpg 

And now, since it IS What's On Your Work Desk Wednesday I suppose I should share the messy space that is my work desk .....




I know what you're thinking .. "How on earth could anyone work in that mess?" - am I right?

Monday, 23 February 2015

Monday and (Boo Hoo!) Craftathon is over for another year

Morning all
 
Imagine my delight at being away at Craftathon this past weekend? AND then coming home to discover my name had been drawn as the prize winner over at Pan Pastels!! Yee Haa! Thanks to the peeps at Premium Crafts

We had SOOOOO much fun at Craftathon ... want to see what our projects were?

This was our main project - a stencil storage unit, there IS a small drawer for the bottom too

Considering we all start with the same basic materials - OH MY!
How differently they all turn out

These are the projects I made
I have a workshop to attend next week which will feature a co-ordinating MDF project so
I held off on finishing my stencil storage until after next weeks class!
 
 
Lisa and Jan had both brought along some paper engineering projects with a little gift box (Lisa) and an Easter basket (Jan) - both had brought along real chocolates eggs to fill our projects with too. Karen had brought along gift bags and tags and I decorated mine using the bokeh technique. Nicola introduced us to stamp carving and Wynneth showed us how to make stencils using a hot glue gun. Debs had brought along some fabulous and vibrant aquatints and metallic which produce a gorgeous sheen. Catherine's project was a lovely art journal page but, sadly, there simply wasn't enough time, sorry Catherine but THANK YOU so much for bringing all those stamps and stencils for us to try

If you want to see more of what we got up to at Craftathon then check out the dedicated page on this blog (see it here).

Now all I have to do is put it all away again AND find a home for my shopping - the Easter eggs? NOT a problem!

In case you're interested ...... this is what I won over at Pan Pastels ..

Win a Trial Set
 

Saturday, 21 February 2015

Explanation for my absence today ....

The Purple Princess is away from her desk this weekend, at the Fifth Annual CRAFTATHON, this year in Rotherham. Poor hubby's left to his own devices at home - I just hope the party's not too noisy for the neighbours!!!! I imagine there will be crafting mayhem under way by the time you read this .... unless we're still at breakfast and PLANNING mayhem!
 
We have each prepared a shoe box project ..... designed to be completed within 30 minutes and have brought sufficient materials for everyone to be able to reproduce their own versions of our examples. Additionally, we will be completing one main project, this year it's a stencil storage unit. My own shoe box project contains two techniques which are easily completable in that time or indeed at home, should time run out
 
A home made stencil and a distress ink panel
No need to worry about how good (or bad it looks at this stage)

The "bokeh" technique
Faux mother of pearl technique
 
Here's hoping that everyone will have taken a camera and that we all actually REMEMBER to take some pix.
 
So, as you can see I plan on being a teensy bit busy and won't be posting my usual challenge makes today but will in fact be enjoying a positive craft OVERLOAD with like minded people met over t'internet but who, over the past five years, have become personal friends and who's company I always look forward to - thanks guys, they know who they are but you (dear reader) may not so .... if you'd like to check out their blogs over the next week then here are their links ....
 
Karen and Lisa (not sure Lisa has her own blog)
 
 

Friday, 20 February 2015

Welcome to Friday and the Friday Funny

Morning all,

Before I go any further I shall share this card and THEN the exciting news ....

My card
And some of the materials to make my background paper
And a closer view of my background

Materials used:
  • 15cm square white, 300gsm, scallop edged card blank and matching sized envelope
  • 13½cm square white card and black card matted at 1/16" using perfect layering ruler and craft knife
  • Snippet of white card, coloured with Adirondack mushroom ink, applied using a Tim Holtz mini blending tool and a foam pad
  • Kaisercraft  "grid" and "bubble wrap" images stamped also using the mushroom ink
  • Paper Artsy "random lines" and "splatter" stamped using Versfine smokey grey ink
  • Sunshine Designs wheat ear stamped using Versafine onyx black ink
  • Once the image panel was adhered to the card blank I used Stix2 double sided tape and silver gilding flakes to give the high sheen trim
  • Imagine That sentiment stamped using Versafine onyx black ink

I will be entering the above project for the following challenges:
  1. The Card Concept - "Get Well Soon" - clean and graphic style
  2. The Male Room - "Make your own background paper" and, obviously, a masculine card too
  3. Top Tip Tuesday - "Use rubber stamps only" - hope that encompasses acrylic
  4. Through The Craft Room Door - "Anything Goes"
 
There's great excitement at the Purple Palace this morning ..... my pal Wynneth was dropped off by her hubby yesterday and, after a chat and a sausage sarnie he went on his merry way, leaving us to craft!! Last night we headed to the Swan Hotel for dinner and then back to ours for a natter and early night .... Why, I hear you cry!
 
Because this morning sees us up and at 'em - we're heading to Rotherham - leaving the husbands at home and becoming part of the crafting phenomenon that is CRAFTATHON 2015 (our FIFTH annual get together)! Yee Haa. Hope you will swing by again on Monday and check out the photos!! There will be eight of us ladies dedicated to crafting this afternoon and all day tomorrow - there will be chatter aplenty and bucket loads of tea too! I am sooooo looking forward to catching up with people I've not seen lately, one I've not seen in several years and two I've never met before - it'll be a blast. Anyhoo, I'm all packed - wanna see what I'm taking? Hubby reckoned that, if I use my GIANT tote I would simply take too much and (from previous experience) he's right and it's too heavy to lift then!!! He has loaned me one of his man gadgets ....



To give you an idea of the size ... my cutting mat
is A3 and is in the box short side to the bottom
 
Best I get off so we can get to Craftathon earlier rather than later so, I'll leave you with this weeks Friday Funny which comes to you courtesy of my pal, Sandra
 
Standard pricing procedure 
 
In the hospital the relatives gathered in the waiting room, where a family member lay gravely ill.  Finally, the doctor came in looking tired and somber.

'I'm afraid I'm the bearer of bad news,' he said as he surveyed the worried faces. 'The only hope left for your loved one at this time is a brain transplant.

It's an experimental procedure, very risky, but it is the only hope.  Insurance will cover the procedure, but you will have to pay for the BRAIN
.
 

The family members sat silent as they absorbed the news. After a time, someone asked, 'How much will a brain cost?' 


The doctor quickly responded, '$5,000 for a male brain; $200 for a female brain.'

The moment turned awkward.

Some of the men actually had to'try' to not smile, avoiding eye contact with the women.

A man unable to control his curiosity, finally blurted out the question everyone wanted to ask, 'Why is the male brain so much more than a female  brain?'

The doctor smiled at the childish innocence and explained to the entire group, 'It's just standard pricing procedure.  We have to price the female brains a lot lower because they've been used.' 


 
Hope you will all have a laugh at that - have a great weekend too
 

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Hump Day Wednesday again .....

Morning and welcome to What's On Your Work Desk Wednesday

Got the lovely Riddick and his family due this morning as he's got a problem that only an avid crafter can fix for him .... his leather collar's a little big and he's backed out of it twice now so they want another hole punched in it. Here's where the avid crafter, armed only with her trusty crop-a-dile big Bite, comes in!! We hope that it will solve his problem and keep him safe too.
 
Now it's time to share a craft project with you .... I've already started packing for Craftathon and some of my inks/glues, etc are packed so, I wondered if I could manage without unpacking .....
 
My card
Materials
 
Materials used:
  • 15cm square white, 300gsm, scallop edged card blank and matching sized envelope
  • 13½cm square white card panel matted on black card with a 1/16" border, cut with my perfect layering ruler and a craft knife
  • Low tack tape
  • 13cm square of card with a die cut circle out of it, I kept the circle so I could use both positive and negative as masks
  • Taping down the large square mask I sponged Distress Ink in worn lipstick through, using a Tim Holtz blending tool and foam pad.
  • Having removed the mask I placed the circle mask over the area just sponged and (using low tack tape) taped a border before applying spun sugar through.
  • Stamplorations "chevron" image stamped using Distress Ink in worn lipstick
  • Stamplorations sentiment and Clearly Inspired "coneflower" image stamped using Versafine onyx black ink
  • Crafters Companion Spray and Shine applied to protect and seal my water based colour

I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:
  1. CASonSunday - "Chevrons"
  2. Addicted to CAS - "MASK"
  3. CASology - "Monochrome" .... I understand that black and white are acceptable additions to monochrome - least, I'm HOPING so!
  4. Stamplorations - challenge #28 "Sketch" - see below

 
And Lesley T asked a question about the coneflower image from a recent post (and also used above) ..... it was from this set by Paper Inspirations range of clear stamps entitled CLEARLY INSPIRED and the set is called "Brushed Flowers" - I've had my set for years but wish you good luck in tracking a set down ... as you can see there are only five I've used, the rest remain uninked - maybe one day!
 
 
 
And, since it's WOYWDW again ..... here's what's on my work desk this week ....

The empty spaces indicate stuff already packed or set aside to head with me to CRAFTATHON

Don't worry it's only two more sleeps till the weekend!


Monday, 16 February 2015

Welcome to the start of another week

Morning all

I'd like to welcome my latest follower, Marina, thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you here again soon.
 
My Oh My! What a day and what an evening?! It's good to keep things varied - keeps us on our toes!!!
 
Afternoon:- phone rang, my neighbour had come home only to find she couldn't get in to her house. Hubby went over and had a look but it was beyond him - it wasn't the lock but the mechanisms that drop in to the door frames as you lock the door ..... cue visit to ours to access t'internet for her to check her insurance policy and arrange for a door specialist emergency call out. LUCKILY (for her) there was someone in the area and she only had to wait at ours for half an hour - long enough for a comfort break and a cuppa! A short while (and a sizeable bill) later and she was safely back in the house. What could she have done differently? Well - we figured moving was always going to be more expensive than the repair!!! - so that'll be nothing then!! We're guessing she'll be effecting a more permanent repair today!
 
Evening:- We were at the surrogates last evening, to celebrate surrogate daughter #2 and my hubby's birthdays (they are just days apart). We were going to try a relatively new Indian takeout and, of course, we got to meet their new dog, Riddick, a black lab of about one year old - bit of a sweetie. Indian was a TRIUMPH and Riddick extremely well behaved considering this was only his second day in his new home - check him out!

Awwww!
 
Managed to squeeze a little crafting in - you might have known I would ....

I omitted to buy my hubby a Valentine's giftie (because we don't usually exchange gifts) and he bought me a gift this year - wouldn't you just know it!!! Anyhoo, I was having a bit of a rummage and came across two coasters .... these were obviously marketing projects that we had received at some point and I had taken out the inserts keeping the blanks .... in case they came in handy! Well, they did! I've uploaded both of the photos I took although there is only one coaster .... one used flash so you get the reflection but is the better colour representation and the other shows the whole coaster but (without flash) looks less clear




Materials used:
  • Coaster blank
  • Black card snippet die cut to fit the coaster blank
  • White card snippet die cut slightly smaller
  • Distress Ink in festive berries applied to the white card using a Tim Holtz blending tool and foam pad
  • Kaisercraft "distress" image stamped using the festive berries ink and Paper Artsy "splatter" image stamped using Distress Ink in picked raspberry
  • We R Memory Keepers Plane image and Inkadinkado letters stamped using Versafine onyx black ink
  • Crafters Companion Spray and Shine applied to protect the water based inks once in the coaster

He liked it and completely forgave my lapse .... what did I get? A pack of five "MaltEASTER" bunnies - I was happy too!

I'll be entering my coaster for the following challenges:
  1. Scribble and Stamp - "Always Anything Goes"
  2. Anything but cards - "Friendship" - my hubby's also my bestest BESTEST friend!

My creativity didn't stop there either ... well, I then HAD to use the other blank and make myself one - didn't I?




Materials used:
  • Coaster blank
  • Black card snippet die cut to fit the coaster blank
  • White card snippet die cut slightly smaller
  • Distress Ink shaded lilac applied to the white card using a Tim Holtz blender and foam pad
  • IndigoBlu chevron image stamped using the shaded lilac ink
  • Inkadinkado alphabet stamped using Versafine imperial purple
  • Stamplorations "chevrons" and Paper Artsy "splatter" images stamped using Memento grape jelly
  • Hero Arts Star image stamped using Hero Arts neon pink
  • Crafters Companion Spray and Shine applied to protect the water based colours

I'll be entering the above project for the following challenges:
  1. Crafty Calendar - "Anything Goes"
  2. Pixie's Crafty Workshop - "Snippets challenge" - 2nd entry

And then it was on to a card .....

 
My card

A close up to show the embossing sparkle medium

And the co-ordinating insert and envelope
 
 
Materials used:
  • 15cm square white, 250gsm, card blank and matching sized envelope
  • 13½cm square white card panel (x2 including the insert)
  • A gash panel of card die cut with a circle
  • Low tack tape to hold my "mask" in place
  • Distress Inks in tumbled glass and salty ocean applied using a Tim Holtz blending tool and foam pad
  • Kaisercraft "distress" image and Paper Artsy "splatter" image stamped using the salty ocean ink
  • The mask was then replaced, Crafters Companion Spray and Shine added - to protect the water based ink
  • I then replaced my homemade mask and placed a TCW stencil over the top and applied Imagination Crafts clear Sparkle medium through stencil with a plastic spatula
  • CAS-ual Fridays sentiment stamped using Ranger Archival cobalt blue ink
 
I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:-
  1. Happy Little Stampers Monthly challenge - "Embossing"
  2. Addicted to CAS - challenge #57 "MASK"
  3. Happy Little Stampers - "Sketch challenge"
 
 
Turned out to be quite an eventful but creative day all in all!