Monday 27 January 2020

January Rudolf Days and a digi from Dora

 Here we are galloping at speed towards the end of January and I almost forgot Rudolf Days! I have two cards that I made earlier that are ready in my box for Christmas 2020 though. The first is a very simple one using a Crafty Individuals image from one of their minature collections called Merry Christmas. I stencilled the background using a Dreamee's snowflake stencil. This literally took less than 3 minutes, lol. My sister-in-law asked for some Christmas cards that were 'simple' and easy for me to make for next year, so this will be for her to look at next time we meet up.
 My next card was stamped with Hobby Art stamps and coloured with arteza brush pens. Don't you love their expressions?
A huge thanks to Maureen for running Rudolf Days again. Hopefully I will be more organised next month. Do pop over to Maureen's blog for some Christmas Inspiration.

Whilst I'm here I will share with you a DT card featuring one of Dora's gorgeous digi stamps. I don't know about you but our snowdrops are on the verge of coming out and we saw some in full bloom the other day. It does seem a little bit early to me, but they are a perfect image for a winter birthday. You can find Dora's digis  and some more beautiful work from the DT on her blog here.
 Thanks for looking!

Saturday 18 January 2020

January Mid month inspiration (it's another moonscape!)

It is time for my mid month inspiration for Stamping Sensations, so I've used a moon again and teamed it up with some new Lavinia stamps. The Lavinia berry wreath, crow set and meadow mushroom minature were all christmas presents. The background was created on silk art card using ink dusters, sponges and memento inks, then the foreground was stamped in versafine clair. If you are doing this you need to leave the versafine clair to dry naturally for a long time, or use heat carefully on the coated card stock.  I added gelly roll stardust pen to the berries before adding translucent nuvo drops over the top. White gel pen was added to highlight the mushrooms and the base card was stamped with the inkylicious splatter twinchie.
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 and take a look at the fabulous inspiration!
Thanks for looking!

Sunday 12 January 2020

Stags galore!

I was lucky enough to get the Crafty Individuals Stag for Christmas and it was my first stamp to get inked up. I started off with a 15cm candle...

Then I made a card...

And finally I made a second card with a bit of a Scottish theme, with Burns Night in a couple of weeks
Here are links to the stamps used:
   Stag CI-526
   Baroque splatter script CI-430
   Large Elegant swirl CI-182
   Paisley swirl background CI- 435
The stags were coloured with Arteza brush pens and dots of gold liquid pearls were used to add a little dimension.
Thanks for looking!

Sunday 5 January 2020

Favourite Stamps at Stamping Sensations

Good Morning and Happy New Year! As it is the first Sunday of the month, it is time for our January challenge at Stamping Sensations. This month we have a lovely theme....
****Use your Favourite Stamps****
For my card this month I used stamps and stencils from Inkylicious and a little white gel pen and liquid pearls. My favourite stamps are the inkylicious moon and tree, but I do reach for the splatter stamp and the willow  twigs on a regular basis too!
  The background was created using ink dusters, sponges and inks.  I used memento lulu lavender to stamp the moon and to blend the paler to darker inks. Adirondack mountain rose and peach bellini made the moon shine section of sky. Dusty concord, chipped sapphire and black soot Distress inks formed the darker sky and the hills, using a mountain valley stencil.  

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
Our prize this month is from  our lovely sponsors, Tattered Lace.  Do pop over to the challenge blog and take a look at the fabulous creations from my talented team mates and more details of that prize! Thanks for looking!