Monday, 25 September 2017

Under A Beautiful Sky

Hello.  Welcome.  Nothing like finding a challenge with a short deadline to give Mr Mojo a well need injection of inspiration.  

I made my background by applying four colours of distress inks and blending sightly.  I wanted a silhouette of the flowers and this stamp from Sprinkle and Sparkle Happy Flowers isn't!  So I stamped the flowers and coloured the leaves with a black sharpie.  Then I stamped and embossed the flowers on orange metal and fussy cut them.  I stamped the sentiment from Sparkle and Sprinkle Graduation - Final Role Call stamp set in black archival.  Yes, please, be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your heart on fire.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

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Calling All Sistahs Encouragement Challenge 05
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Heavy Metal
De-Egel Challenge 42 - Get Well/Strength 
Country View Challenge September 2017 - Metal 
Double D Challenge - Sentiments / Quotes

As The Old Bat Flies

Hello.  Welcome.  Tis the season to say Bwahahahaahhaa. 

I stamped Taylored Expressions Twinkle Twinkle background and embossed with gold powder.  I coloured it with distress ink and wiped excess ink off the gold embossing.  I die cut Taylored Expressions 13 Dead End Drive from black card and extended the base to form a hill.  I paper pieced the moon, windows and road.  I wrote he sentiment using a white gel pen.

'the road to a friend's house is never long'

Especially if she has good coffee and cake.  Bwwwahahahahaaaaahahaaa.  

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Sunday, 24 September 2017

He Is Still Big

Hello.  Welcome.  Having a bit of a CAS blitz inspired by CASology's BIG.  To be big, maybe you just have to be looked at by someone smaller.  The cue card made me think of this lovely stamp by Unity - First Love, First Hero.  I always thought my dad was so big when I was small.  Now I am growed, he's still big in my heart and in my thoughts.  

I stamped the image and masked it.  Then I added Stormy Sky distress ink to a long acrylic block, wiped away a section, spritzed it with water and stamped the colour onto the card.  The DAD is stamped using letters from Carmen's Veranda's Zen Dream stamp.  

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Joining the fun at
CASology Week 267 - Big
Happy Little Stampers Watercolour Challenge
Stamplorations Summer CAS Challenge
Stamplorations Summer Theme and Sketch Challenge


Big Red Balloon

Hello.  Welcome.  Another card for CASology's Big challenge. 

I stamped the pennant (NBUS) from Panduro's Kids set.  I thought it looked like a balloon string with dangles.  Then I cut my balloon from red card and embossed the sentiment using a sizzix embossing folder (NBUS I think. I don't remember using it before, but it is pretty ancient.  But now I see it, I am wondering why I haven't used it before!!).  I used Barn Door distress ink to highlight the embossing. 

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CASology Week 267 - Big
NBUS Challenge 12 
Stamplorations Summer CAS Challenge
Stamplorations Summer Theme and Sketch Challenge 

Everything Is Relative Sister

Hello.  Welcome.  CASology have the cue word BIG.  Well, that's an interesting one.  How do you judge size.  Usually with a reference to something else. Mice are big to fleas and elephants are big to mice.  Squueeeeeek!!  And CAS.  If you stamp something big then there goes your white space.  Unless of course it is your white space!  Or in this case, orange!!!!

Meet Ed.  He's a giant pumpkin.  Well, the biggest one I'm going to see this year.  Terrible year in the pumpkin patch.  Anyway, back to Ed....   He's so big he didn't fit on the card.  There he is, being his own white space.  I used sizzix movers and shapers dies to cut the face from black card, added it to my orange card base and a couple of googly eyes, cos Ed has character!

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AAA Cards Game 99 - Autumn Colours
Die Cut Divas September Challenge - Masculine
Scrapy Land Challenge 74
Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes With Dies

Saturday, 23 September 2017

Woodland Potato Postcard

Hello.  Welcome.  Mr Potato wanted to play along with the VLVS challenge.  He says he's a forest animal.  

I started with a 6 x 4" piece of pale blue card.  I stamped the VLVS concentric circle stamp all over the blue card using Watering Can archival ink.  I used 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th impressions, stamping til I could stamp no more, and then re-inking.  I took some pages from a dictionary, words beginning with P, and coloured with Old Paper, Tea Dye and Stormy Sky distress inks.  I ripped the dictionary pages up and stuck them over the blue stamped card.  VLVS Mr Potato stamped on old book paper, embossed, fussy cut and coloured with Promarkers and white gel pen.  The VLVS sentiment was stamped and embossed on old book paper and layered on a couple of pieces of the blue stamped card.  I used my craft knife and did some serious distressing on the edges.

"It is as bad as you think and they are out to get you!"

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Friday, 22 September 2017

Blue Berry

Hello.  Welcome.  Kreativ Scrapping have a lovely colour palette inspiration, and Marianne Designs want two main colours and a splash, and I want christmas, so together we made this.....

I went all pink and blue and a little touch of orange.  I cut and embossed the Marianne Designs doily from pink card.  It comes with a matching angel wing (nothing to do with angels me thinks) so I used that to cut my blue Bazzill dots base card a fancy nancy shape.  Then I cut and embossed the MD stars doily.  The cutie was stamped, embossed, fussy cut and coloured with Worn Lipstick distress and promarkers.   God Jul as they say in my part of the world.  

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Marianne Design Challenge 185 - LR0126, SF1102, LR0415
Kreativ Scrapping Utfordring 9 - Fargepalett
Dare 2 B Artzy Challenge - Ship Shape 
The Cat's Pajamas Challenge #339 - Fall/Winter Holidays
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge 351
Dies R Us Challenge 81 - Fancy Corners