Sunday, 27 May 2012

Card Scramble

Played in the Hero Arts flickr group card scramble last night. The theme was weddings. Took me a while to get into the wedding mood, so I missed the deadline. 

I looked for stamps on love, and this Untitled Word Shadow is a new one that has yet to be inked. Then looked for messages because other than "congratulations", I was not sure what I could use. In the set CL607 Together I spotted the "together" and the "zigzag".

I wanted to use the same love circle in another way, and found my Basic Grey Kissing Booth Pad. Changed to kraft cardstock as the background was cream.

Monday, 21 May 2012

OLW88 - Take 3 & Dust Em Off!

On a roll here with this challenge. 
I also looked at my "older" and sometimes neglected Hero Arts stamps so I could also play in A Blog named Hero challenge - Dust Em Off.

And here's a picture with the stamp so you can see how I masked a square and only used part of it - but twice!

OLW88 - Take 2

More mini masterpieces for OLW88 - wanted to do a evening sky! Added birds with black pen, and touches of white gel pen to tips of flowers and leaves. Sentiment is from Club Scrap.

OLW88 - Take 1

I just love this challenge - create a mini masterpiece - not bigger than 2" x 2"! Thank you Heather.

First card

Second card - thought text was too dark, so used a second generation stamp of Frayed Burlap - added colour too.

Decided the text should have been paler. And added some colour.

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Joy Bird

For Cas-ual Fridays 52 - Feathered Friends

Embossed Brocade

For Moxie Fab World Brocade Damask Challenge

Using the Lovingly Baroque embossing folder of Couture creations with Hero Arts Mid-tone hues in Stone Wash, on a background of Hero Arts Antique Flower Background in Colourbox Lime green.

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Bird One and Bird Two

For Clean & Simple #189

Bird One - ever so light.
Bird Two - More detail, more colour

 Which do you prefer?

Mother's Day

Mother's Day card for my mother who loves roses. Submitted to Scrap Africa #4 Mother's Day challenge.

Monday, 7 May 2012

Post National Scrapbooking Day

I played on Sunday, not Saturday since the prompts only came in around 8pm Saturday night. Catching up with my London "I Spy" album.

A layout with a flag . . . 

Three colours next to each other on the colour wheel . . . purple, magenta, red (in my case, pink = pale red)

A layout about or with reflections . . .

Following the sketch  . . . 

Friday, 4 May 2012

LIM65 Sketch

Less is More week 65 : Sketch


Distress Inks sponged over punched foil.
Distress markers to colour the butterfly (white dots have glossy accents before colouring - tip from Shari Carroll)
Distress stains on the ric rac ribbon.

Distress Markers

I got my Distress Markers yesterday. Yay! Had to create a tester, so got out all things Distress and filled in a new chart. Which can be found at Ranger (here - scroll to the bottom) if you want to make your own. The zig zag horizontal stamp is using the inks, the spots are the stains and the vertical zig zags are the markers.

I haven't played much yet, but I noticed 2 things straight away :

  • The marker lids are not always a good match on the true colour (or even match the Distress Inks and Stains Labels). Shabby Shutter looks almost identical but slightly darker than Crushed Olive. Tea Dye and Rusty Hinge are also difficult to distinguish. Walnut Stain is not nearly as dark as the real thing.
  • Most of the colours are perfect, but Shabby Shutters is almost the same as Crushed Olive; Tea Dye and Rusty Hinge too. And Walnut Stain is not the same tone or dark enough. I will need to play them more to see if it makes a difference on my projects.

Mine did not come in the container as it reduced shipping considerably. So I needed to make one. Luckily I had an almost empty cocoa tin with plastic top, which I could use to click on the bottom so I don't get any future rust marks (living in a humid tropical climate!).

In order to keep them in the same sets that I have in my distress inks, I decided to use ribbon separators.
 Stamped a background in the softest colour in each of the ranges.
 Added 2 more images in 2 more colours.

 Decided to add the distress stains to match on ribbon. Such fun!
 Add a punch of Picket Fence on each join of colours to give lighter tones.
Et voila! Handy container that gives you examples of the colours all in one place. (You can see my stacks of Distress Inks in the background)


For Moxie Tuesday Trigger and Scrap Rendez Vous Paris Challenge.

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