Saturday, 30 June 2018

Rudolf day for June

 The end of the month is later today so I'm here for a last minute entry for Rudolf Day  over at Scrappy Mo's. I have created a holly and ivy card using Hobby Art stamps. Just the one card this time. Sorry it is so quick a visit. I will be back tomorrow with my stamping Sensations DT piece. Do pop over to Mo's blog and take a look at the fabulous inspiration from her and the DT.

Sunday, 24 June 2018

A little bird...

Here is another lolly stick wall hanging using hobby Art stamps by Janie Burnett-Bleach. I panted and stamped the background then stamped the Bullfinch (It looks like a chaffinch in the set, bit if you stamp in a pale ink it is easy to change the marking to suit the species you want) , twig and ladybird on to watercolour paper. I fussy cut and added with 3d glue. A bit of glossy accents finished it off.
I hope your weekend is going well. We had a lovely belated father's day visit from Meg and Grant. I also finished my reports and the magazine commission I've been working on and a couple of birthday cards for people at school. I'm feeling happy to tick so many things off my to do list. Next week is stupidly busy at work so I might not be showing my face in blog land until next weekend.
Thanks for looking and for all your lovely comments x

Sunday, 10 June 2018

Lolly Stick Wall Art

After seeing Sandra's (Sandma Cards) wonderful lolly stick wall art as a sample for the last inkylicious show, I decided to have a go myself. I've been posting plenty of them on facebook but realised that I hadn't put any on my blog yet, so there are a few to see.

Here is how I secured the back and how to hang it
Each plaque is made by sticking large lollysticks together using hot glue. I painted them with either black or white acrylic paint then used ink dusters and inks over the paint. With the black one I used oxide inks and colourbox white pigment ink. For the white ones I dusted with distress inks and used watercolour markers, as well as stickles.   For all of them I used inkylicious stamps, ink dusters and stencils. If you want to know more feel free to leave a question and I will get back to you.
It is report writing season so I am spending all my spare time on those. I hope I will be able to see the wood for the trees by the end of the month and get more time in blogland after that.
Thanks for looking and for all your lovely comments xxx

Sunday, 3 June 2018

June at Stamping Sensations

It is the first Sunday of the month and time for our June challenge at Stamping Sensations. This month we have a lovely easy theme....
********Anything Goes********
My Card this month features stamps from our sponsor, and the backgrounds are a mixture of brushos behind the sax player, and distress inks on the background through a stencil.
Even though it is an easy theme, we need you to play by the rules:

Please can I remind you we are a stamping challenge so must see a stamped image which reflects the theme as the focal element of your artwork , this means:

Stamping must be the central point of attention and interest
 We are pleased to welcome back Visble Image as our sponsor this month, with a fabulous £25 store voucher for our lucky winner. There are some wonderful new stamps and stencils on their website that are on my shopping list...😉
Do pop over to the challenge blog and take a look at the fabulous creations from my talented team mates, may featuring Visible Image stamps!
Thanks for looking, and I look forward to seeing your entries.