Thursday, 28 April 2011

Rainbow Lady's Challenge # 150 - Take a Town or Country Break

My break is a day in the country and is a farm visit. I decided to create a mini book using a stamp set from Artemio. The embossed backing papers are by Sharon Duncan, who is kindly soonsoring the challenge this week. Thank you for coming over to take a look, any comments you leave are much appreciated.

Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Dragon's Dream TIO # 76 - Something With A Pocket

This is a new stamp I bought from Lavinia and I thought she might look good stamped on vellum and the tag grew from there. I stamped her using Memento ink and coloured the roses with a Promarker. I then did faux stitching along three sides. I adhered the vellum to acetate to give it strength, The background tag is made from a piece of paper that has been in my spraying booth box for several projects. It has glimmer mists in a few colours, some gold spray and sparkle, alsorts. It is a pretty shimmery pink and gold colour. Inside my pocket is a smaller tag cut from the same paper but a much paler section. I went round both tags with a Krylon gold pen and added the ribbon and the small grunge rose. Thank you for coming to take a look, any comments you care to leave are much appreciated.

Monday, 25 April 2011

CD Sunday Challenge - Butterflies

Love butterflies so I enjoyed looking through my CDs for this one. I had forgotten some of the lovely images on Joanna Sheen's RHS CD. This image and its corresponding backing paper are from CD2. I mounted the image and the bp onto blue mirri card and added a vellum mat punched with a Martha Stewart punch under the topper to the right and bottom. I decoupaged the flowers and the two butterflies and added a little glitter. Finally I added a bow and acetate butterfly.

Thank you for taking a look, any comments you leave are much appreciated.

Friday, 22 April 2011

Crafty Ann's Challenge # 39 - Fancy Folds

I do like this fold. I have a template that helps make it. The backing paper is from Crafty Ann's black and white collection and this was cut to size and mounted on silver Mirror card. The toppers are Ann's roses coloured with Promarkers and mounted on red mirror card. I have not added a sentiment yet as it is suitable for many occasions I think so will wait and see.

Thank you for taking a look, all you comments are greatly appreciated and do go over to Crafty Ann's challenge blog and take a look at the other designed, you will be inspired to join in.

Thursday, 21 April 2011

Dragon's Dream TIO # 75 - Birds, As You Will

I bought this set of Tattered Angels stamps called Graceful Journey at Ally Pally recently so wanted to use this lovely owl. I played about with a piece of Pam Lefors paper in MCS to get a paper with a dark sky with branches and a hint of moonlight. I stamped on this with my owl and white Stazon. I overstamped the owl with black versafine then embossed him with Golden Ocean ep. I added some branches beneath his feet and whitened his face with a Lyra pencil. I also enhanced the moon with the pencil. The sentiment is from Paper Artsy.

Thank you for taking a look, any comments you leave are greatly appreciated.

Rainbow Lady's Challenge # 149 - Sweet Treats for Easter

My image is a digi download from Sew Many cards. All my backing papers are from Pam Lefors designs "Flower Garden". Our sponsers at Rainbow Lady's challenge blog this week is Artistic Stamper and the prize is super. Do come over and join in for your chance of winning.

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

My hanging creation from Paddy's Course.

This is the result of a fabulous weekend spent on the Elements 2 course at Paddy's. Most of what we did was new to me so I am thrilled with my finished project. I stepped outside of my safe colours and went for it with red and yellow.

We started with a blank rectangle of white cotton, stamped on it in white pearl with Stamendous big stamps. I chose the Peony. Then the fabric was misted with water and on went the paint using a sponge. A scarey moment! Once it was dry we overstamped in our paint colours and gold.

We went off to do individual techniques for the various components.

My favourite being the felting. I did two panels while we were there and the flower today at home.

We used Polymer clay to make the beads and the cone for the bottom of the hanger. The frame was covered with metal foil which was first embossed in an embossing folder then painted and embossed with clear ep. Finally we cut the inital piece of fabric and framed one piece after embroidering and embelishing it. That is as far as I got on Sunday so have since completed the lower half of the fabric and attached it to the underside of the frame. By a stroke of luck I bought some of the sari ribbon at Ally Pally which was just what was needed to make the tassel and the hanger.

Gosh never done such a long post. Thank you for looking, well done if you got this far! Any comments you leave will be much appreciated.

Jen x

Monday, 18 April 2011

CD Sunday Challenge - Birthday!

Happy Birthday CD Sunday. For your celebration I made my card using my new big Hydrangea stamp from Stampendous. I stamped it in Brilliance pearlescent orchid. and embossed with Sheena's Wow violet ep. I coloured with two shades of promarkers and then glued and added micro beads to the centre of the flowers and the leaves. I mounted it on Brazill card stock to which I had added a ribbon border using Anna Griffin's ribbon punch. My cd element is from JS Precious Petals. I stamped on the hydrangea bp for the butterfly and sentiment. Heres to many more birthdays. Thank you for taking a look, any comments you leave are greatly appreciated.

Thursday, 14 April 2011

Dragon's Dream TIO # 74 - A Tag by any other Shape

My stamp this week is from Stampscapes and she is stamped onto acetate using Stazon. The "not a tag" is a die cut from Sizzix. It was cut from a sheet made by tearing paper strips and glueing them onto a sheet of plain paper so they overlapped. The sheet was then covered with Golden gloss soft gel.

Thank you for taking a look, any comments you leave are much appreciated.

Rainbow Lady's Challenge # 148 - In the Springtime.

For a change this week I have decorated a door hanger. It is painted and crackled using Eco paints. The decorated sentiment is a digi from our lovely sponsers Chi Chi memories. It is coloured with Promarkers, cut out and adhered to the hanger. The tulip pegs are from my stash. Thank you for coming to take a look, do pop over to Rainbow Lady's challenge blog and enter your project for a chance to win the prize from Chi Chi Memories.

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

A Crafty Kind of Truffle - April Tag Challenge - Baby

My images are from a Michelle Marsden Baby stamp collection. The colouring is done with DI Faded Jeans and Mustard Seed. I added some glitter to the stars.

Thanks for coming over to have a look, any comments you leave are much appreciated.

CD Sunday Challenge - A Song in My Heart

My image is from a Dover CD "Bookplate". The sentiment was added in MCS and the backing paper is from my stash. The ribbon is a Mother's Day present from my daughter and is from East of India.

Thank you for taking a look. Any comments you leave are much appreciated.

Friday, 8 April 2011

Crafty Ann's Challenge # 38 - Raise A Smile

I have had this stamp for some time and not used it but thought it would be a perfect fit as a portrait on Ann's easel. The backing paper is lovely shades of blue and is from Ann's Funky collection. I used the same paper for the sentiment which I wrote in MCS.
Hope it raises a smile, thank you for talking a look. All your comments are greatly appreciated.

Thursday, 7 April 2011

Dragon's dream TIO # 73 - Birds Tripyich

Birds is my theme. The stamps are from Tim Holtz, Elusive images, Crafty Individuals and Personal Impressions. I used manilla tags coloured with Stormy sky DI and stamped with black versifine and DI Wild Honey .

Thank you for stopping by to havve a look, any comments you leave are much appreciated.

Rainbow Lady's Challenge # 147 - Lilac Wine

I did not know this song but John did. I used Serif's Craft Artist to create the 6 by 6 page. All the elements are from Serif's digi kits except for the lilac which is from Joanna Sheen's CD by Pamela West. I tried to evoke some of the feelings in the lyrics. Thank you for taking a look, do take a look at the other cards by the design team and enter yours for a chance to win a voucher from Joanna Sheen.

Monday, 4 April 2011

CD Sunday Challenge - Someone Special

I have soft spot for the Gorguss girls stamps, I think they are special. My choice of stamp this time is Untamed. She is coloured with Promarkers. I have mounted her on a card made from a template off a HOTP CD called Teresa's card classes. The card is covered with papers from Kirsty Wiseman's CD Colour Burst of Fanciful Things. I did some distressing and added a ribbon, a button and a sentiment. Thank you for taking a look, I do appreciate your comments.