Sunday, June 30, 2013

A Gathering

Have you been following this years Paper Crafts Connection Gallery Idol? One of my favourite cardmakers made it to the top five with this beauty and as I follow her on Pinterest too, I told her how much I like the card and how hard I find that grouping of elements style of cardmaking… well of course I planted the seed didn't I? I had to give it another go – lets face it its not like I don’t have pots & boxes & packets of bits lying around my work space! Enough to meet the 10-items-on-a-card challenge a few hundred times over, I reckon!


This may well have been a fluke… we’ll have to see!

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Feather Light

While trawling Pinterest for ideas I stumbled across Debby Hughes “Fabulousness” Board – and it really is full of fabulousness! I found this beauty by Gayatri Murali using the lovely Clearly Besotted Fancy Feathers set and decided to CASE it:


I stamped the solid feather with Hero Arts Neon Inks and then overstamped with the detail feather in Memento Tuxedo Black. I foam mounted it to a card blank and attached the sentiment strip with a simple staple.

I also tried overstamping a little more accurately and I quite like this one too:


The sentiment on this is from a Waltzingmouse stamp set and I always wondered how I could use it! I might try this combination again, as it seems to fit!

If they will allow it, seeing as I copied from Gayatri, I’d like to enter this for the first Clearly Besotted challenge “Anything Goes”

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Lost: One Summer

I saw this post on Shimelle’s blog today and instantly fell in love with the whole project. I’m not a scrapbooker – nor much of a stamper, way too impatient! – but I do love getting inky fingers so I was inspired to produce this:


This features donkeys old distress reinkers – barn door and mustard seed – a liberal application of water/water brushes and my brand new toy the Simon Says Stamp sunburst die which I have only cut once but the resulting die cut has been used a few times as a stencil.

I am also fairly impressed with the accidental raised effect I have achieved by adding too much water to not-such-good-quality card. Its not so easy to see on this photo but IRL its almost textured!

p.s. Don’t actually know who Ralph Waldo Emerson is but he had a right gob on him!