Tuesday, 31 January 2012
Monday, 30 January 2012
Here's the sketch
And here's my card.
Stamps: Tulip Oriental Garden
Papers: First Edition
Sentiment: Tulip Birthday Gifts
Borders: Martha Stewart punch
I coloured the images with Copics and added pearl gems and ribbon to highlight the image.
Sunday, 29 January 2012
You can find her blog here.
Thursday, 26 January 2012
Tempt us with a template!!
Here's my card.
I have used Polkadoodle's Paper Boutique Vol 3 CD. I used the Country Cottage template and then I used a mixture of the papers from the CD and also printed out some of the images and coloured them with Copics. I inked the edges of the papers with distress inks.The sentiment is also from the same CD.
The other Polkadoodles DT members have made some gorgeous cards with templates. Why not take a look and be inspired to join in? You can see them all here.
Wednesday, 25 January 2012
You're a gem
A lovely easy one for you this week just use gems!!
so here is my card
Stamp: House Mouse- Happy Hoppers-Fancy Pants
Papers: First Edition - Daydream
Borders: Martha Stewart Punches
Sentiment: free from a magazine
I've also made this card for this week's Sketch Saturday challenge. Here's the sketch.
Monday, 23 January 2012
Kate Crane was a big inspiration to me in starting this. Her work is out of this world, love it!!
The journal is from Asda and was only £4, bargain! I started off covering the pages with pastel pencils rubbed in. Then I went to town with acrylic paint, different kinds of inks, stamps, sequins. I even got my embossing gun out! The circles are cut with punches from Tim Holtz papers. The January is made from thickers and covered in metallic acrylic paint and then edged with distress inks.
The girl is a stamp which Cherry kindly stamped out for me and I coloured it in with distress inks.
Now I've got to try and remember what I did at the beginning of January so I can fill it in!!
Wednesday, 18 January 2012
Song and Dance
I've used a House Mouse pretending to be a conductor image for my card.
Stamps: House Mouse
Papers: First Edition-New Leaf
Border: Martha Stewart Punch
Flower: Tonic Punch
Leaves: Martha Stewart Punch
If you would like to come over and join us in the challenge you can find us here
Monday, 16 January 2012
Sunday, 15 January 2012
Hard to believe but to start with I used a Tim Holtz ATC sized piece of card that was in one of his pads. I've inked it, painted it, stencilled it, just about everything you can imagine!!! The girl is from a digi kit by Wish Bliss Studio and is called Some kind of wonderful. I forgot all about these kits, I used to love using them in my digi layouts. They are ideal for art journalling. I made the saying using the computer and then just chopped it.
This will be one of a set of three.
Thursday, 12 January 2012
I distressed the papers with distress inks and punched out the flowers with the same papers from the Pretty Tuff CD.
The team have made some gorgeous cards this week all very different but still fab. Hope you get some inspiration and join in with us. You can see all the cards here.
My art journal will be with the theme of inspirational sayings.
I started off with a cheap book from Asda. It's pages are quite large maybe in hindsight I should have got a smaller one. It has a lovely soft grey cover and some files at the back. I think I'll be making some tags or ATCs to put in them.
I used distress inks, metallic acrylic paints, stamps, pastel pencils, Tim Holtz papers, tissue paper. I couldn't find my gesso so I used a glue instead.
The saying says " Spoken words fly away, written words last forever"
My desk now looks like a bombs hit it and my hands seemed to have turned a funny colour but I had fun and I think that's the main thing!!
Wednesday, 11 January 2012
You're having a laugh
Stamps: Murray and Ethel
Papers: First Edition - New Leaf
Border: Martha Stewart punch
I've had these stamps and sentiments for ages and have only just dug them out after about 2 years. They were in a little box with no info so sorry but I can't remember who they are by. Now I know Murray and Ethel!
If you go over to the Cute Card Thursday blog you can see all the other fab DT cards and hopefully join in with us.
I also made this card for the Sketch Saturday challenge and of course used their sketch.
Tuesday, 10 January 2012
I used a selection of distress ink pads for the base and then lightly stamped some patterns with the inks. For the main image I used black Stazon. The little sequins I got today at Poundland. A big bag for a .... £1. :0) I edged the ATC with some gold ink.
Stamps: Paper Artsy
When we moved back to UK from Germany I had to throw a lot of my craft stuff out. Grrr how I wished I'd kept it now , most of it was altered art stuff!!
Monday, 9 January 2012
Saturday, 7 January 2012
Here's my 1st week of January layout.
Template:- Brine Design - Project 52 January Collection
Kit:- Pink Reptile 365 kit