Friday, March 23, 2018

The Outlawz Monthly Progressive Challenge

Fishing you a great Day

My blog has been neglected lately but life seems to just get in the way and something has to give. I still managed to make a few cards but haven't really got back into the getting them on the blog. This card is for the monthly challenge at Outlawz and I am early with it for a change. I love this lovely image by Anne Fenton and it was a joy to colour with my copics. Cut it out with a large stitched die from My Favourite things, adhered it to a piece of blue card then onto a white card base. The sentiment is computer generated. 


Skin: E00,01,11,13,R20.
T/Shirt: N1,3,B12, Colourless Blender.
Shorts: B34,37.
Hat: B39,95,99.
Shoes: C1,3,N3,5,7,R22,24,29, Black Multi Liner
Socks: B0000,000,C1,3.
Fish: G43,BG05,75,78,YR00,12.
Worms/Can: R05,07,E95,W3,5.
Fishing Rod: YR14,E17.
Grass: YG11,13,17.
Shadow: B000.

Monday, March 12, 2018

Colour Challenge Stamp Nation

You Make Everyday Awesome

Received the new Split Chevron stencil the other day and decided to have a play so I used it on the card with the colours from the challenge. Had been playing with some old flower dies and this is the result. First I white embossed the stencil on white card then sponged on my old Versacolor small cubes in Orchid, Canary, Orange and Camellia and love the way they blended. Mixed the flowers from three old sets and then cut the leaves from one of the sets. Used a Spellbinders border die to cut the embossed panel then cut another strip in dark blue to match my card base. The sentiment is from a Simon Says Stamp set called Hand Lettered Encouragement. 

Loved the way I used a lot of old things I had not used for ages so maybe I need to drag more out to play with. 

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Sketch Challenge on Stamp Nation

Sending Hugs

Saw the sketch challenge on Stamp nation so thought  I would have a go. 
I stuck to the sketch closely and it came together quickly. Cut a white circle from spellbinders dies,  hugs from a layered Avery Elle die and computer generated the sentiment. Stamped the flower and leaves from a set called beautiful day by Altenew  then adhered them all to green card then unto a dark grey card base. The sentiment , flower and leaves were attached with mounting tape for some dimension.

Nice and simple card that would be great to send to a friend that just needs a hug.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Gerda Steiner Designs Monthly Challenge

Love U

I'm always running late with the monthly challenge at Gerda Steiner Designs so I am going to try
this year to do it a bit earlier. It's not a New Years resolutions as I never seem to sick to them but at least I have managed February's as I started badly in January. These are such cute bunnies but I wanted to add more flowers so printed three images so I could fussy cut some extras to make it like a bouquet. They were coloured with copics, cut out with a Mama Elephant stitched die, the added to some orange card. I adhered a strip of grey gingham, Rosie's studio paper pad, to the black card base then attached the image and the simple sentiment. They are from an old Hot of the Press set of words that has to be 15 years old but they are great for creating your own sentiments.


Grey Bunny: C0,1,3,5.
Brown Bunny: E01,02,11,15.
Flowers: YR15,R27,G05.
Ground: E31,35.
Shadow: BG0000,G0000,C000.

The Outlawz Progressive Monthly Challenge

For Your Special Day

This must be a record for me, the first week of the monthly challenge and I  have finished my card. I had never seen a wild rose so I googled it and this was the most common colours I found. The image from Beccy's was a joy to colour and I layered the three of the flowers for dimension, scored around the card then attached it to a pink card base. Thought that was it but something seemed to be missing so I added a couple of strips of black glitter paper and they really made it pop. The sentiment is from a set from Create a Smile called Just Because that was embossed with white on black card.
Close-up of flowers

Flowers: RV000,11,14.
Leaves: YG1,17,25,67,G43.
Stems: E25,YG95.

Friday, February 2, 2018

Outlawz Weekly Colour Challenge

If Friends were Flowers

This week it's a tic tac toe with a twist and I found this old paper pad from Rosie's Studio with the perfect paper. The flowers are an old image from Fred She Said and it was coloured with copics. Kept it fairly clean as I wanted the tulips to stand out. The sentiment was computer generated and adhered with dimensional tape as was the tulips.


Tulips: RV14,23,29,69,YG06,09,G28,46.
Shadow: C0,1,5.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

The Outlawz Progressive Monthly Challenge

Sending Hugs

It's taking me a while to get back into my craft room after Christmas and I am late as usual with this months challenges. Today I decided to do a distress ink background and surprise I actually like it so it spurned me on to colour up the lovely image for the Outlawz monthly challenge. The image is from Di's Digis and it was fun to colour. I stamped a tree from the Darkroom door  set Gum trees using a dauber to ponce the ink onto the stamp then a fine brush to paint the trunk to finish the background. Fussy cut the image and adhered it to the card after stamping the sentiment from a Create a Smile set - Just Because then added some glossy accents to the cupcake and ribbon. I did use my prisma pencils for some shading as the bunny looked like it was floating.

Bunny: W00,1,3,5,7,R01.
Clothes: G12,14,16,BG000,B14.
Ribbon: R43,59.
Cupcake: E23,25,27,R000,21,22.
Trolley: B93,97,99,E23,27.