Wednesday 25 September 2019

September Rudolf Days

It is 25th September (where did that go?!) and time for another Rudolf Day over at Scrappy Mo's. I have a bit of a poinsettia themed month this month. First is a Single layer card, stamped with a Uniko stamp and coloured with my Arteza coloured pencils. I have been experimenting with adding shadows and feel like I got it right this time!
Next up is oxide inks through a Sweet Poppy Stencil, splattered with some gold ink spray and a stamped sentiment.
Finally I used a woodware set, stamped and dusted in Memento Bahama Blue, and finished off with some diamond stickles and liquid pearls. This was super quick and took longer to dry than to make!
Thanks for looking and for all your lovely comments. Do pop over to Mo's blog and take a look at the wonderful Christmas card inspiration.

Monday 23 September 2019

Trees and Leaves at Allsorts

The theme at Allsorts this week is Trees and Leaves, so of course I had to enter, lol. I am here with two one layer cards using Uniko stamps, Stamped in memento and dusted with distress inks. I used masking tape to cover the area where I later stamped the sentiments. Both were finished with a 'few' drops of liquid pearls. This lovely simple stamp set is so versatile, and I have used it lots since I bought it, and for all 4 seasons, not just Autumn. 
The sentiment on this second one is from a Woodware set.
I've just discovered that the latest challenge at Uniko Studio is Anything goes with a twist of Autumn, so I am entering my card there too.
Do pop over to Allsorts and Uniko and check out some of the amazing inspiration on show.
Thanks for looking!

Wednesday 18 September 2019

Mid month reminder for Stamping Sensations

Here is my mid month inspiration for Stamping Sensations where the theme is 'Anything goes with flowers'. The stamps and stencils are from Bee Crafty. The sentiment is an Inkylicious stamp. I stamped the base card with oxide inks in peacock feathers, Blueprint sketch and broken china. I used the same colours as the background for the sunflower too. The sunflower was stamped in versafine clair and coloured with zig clean color real brush markers. I recently bought some transleucent nuvo drops that were going cheap, so I used them here and there too. I really can't get enough of this stamp! I may have to get the smaller one as well 😁
 You still have plenty of time to enter the challenge, so do pop over to the challenge blog for more inspiration. Don't forget to check your entry against the challenge rules!
Thanks for looking!

Saturday 14 September 2019

Anything goes at Allsorts

The theme this week at Allsorts is 'Anything Goes' so not too much thinking required, lol. I thought I would share a card a neighbour asked me to make. When she said she liked horses, I remembered I had some by Lavina, so a 'scene' card was the result. The stamps are all Lavinia or Inkylicious, except the sentiment (Little Claire) and the scrabble tiles. I coloured the card with ink dusters and a variety of inks. A fine black pen was used to add grass under the horses and a distant fence.
As this is another card featuring animals, I'm also taking to Penny Black and More for my second entry there.
Thanks for looking!

Wednesday 4 September 2019

Animals at Penny Black and More

The September challenge at Penny Black and More is Animals, so a perfect opportunity to share an Elephant!
This beautiful stamp was from Pink Ink and one that I treated myself to with birthday money. I stamped it on a background smooshed with Distress oxide inks then added some colour to the elephant with watercolour pens. I bleached the colour from the tusks and added some liquid pearls. This stamp is huge, filling an A5 card, but is very good quality and stamps beautifully with either a block (I used a cuttlebug plate!) or a stamp platform.
Thanks for looking!

Sunday 1 September 2019

Stamping Sensations for September

Good morning, It's time for our September challenge at Stamping Sensations and this month we are looking for

 ****Anything goes with flowers****
 As the title suggest we would love to see your hand-stamped creations that include flowers. I am sure you will come up with lots of fabulous and colourful designs. 
My card's focal image is a gorgeous sunflower from our wonderful sponsors this month, Bee Crafty, in fact all of the stamps used were created by them. The background was made by blending and stamping distress oxide inks and the flowers were coloured with watercolour markers. The flowers on the left were fussy cut and stuck on with 3d glue. I finished it off with some liquid pearls.

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
  There is a fabulous £25 store voucher for our lucky winner. There are some wonderful stamps and stencils on the Bee Crafty website.
I had more colouring inspiration whilst on holiday, visiting Helmsley Walled garden, where they had a fabulous collection of sunflowers. I'm afraid I took rather a lot of photos of them!

Lol, sorry about that! I'm feeling very 'sunny' as tomorrow is my first official day of retirement!
Do pop over to the challenge blog and take a look at the fabulous creations from my talented team mates!

Thanks for looking!