Monday, 30 March 2015

One of those days

Have you ever had one of those days when everything you try just misses the mark somehow?
It's kind of alright, but not as dramatic or exciting or pleasing as one would hope; today was one of those days and this is about as good as the idea for this card got!
I used the colours from Colour Me.
I inked the four main colours through a stencil with sponge daubers, using the nearest colours in Distress Ink, namely Fired Brick, Abandoned Coral, Cracked Pistachio and Peacock Feathers.
The sentiment is from Mama Elephant and the panels were cut with Simon Says Stamp stitched rectangles. What a wonderful buy they were! The little Memory Box butterfly was twinkled with Glamour Dust and a few little pearls added.
Here's my second not quite there card!
Die cuts from Joanna Sheen (cot and mobile) Paper Smooches (Welcome) and SSS (Stitched rectangle)
I thought the cot was really cute and so this one is for Addicted to CAS CUTE

I may be back with another for this challenge!

Now back to the drawing board!

Saturday, 28 March 2015

Take three!

At "Less is More" the recipe this week is to 'take three'..... previous challenges that is... and combine them into one creation.
Here is a favourite Art Impression stamp... just love chickens as most of you know... and I've got a new sentiment for these girls this time. It reads, 
'I'm not bossy, I just know what you should be doing!'
It makes me smile anyway!
The combined challenges are Week #11 Frame it, Week #121 Humour and Week  #40 Red and Orange.
Details for this one are on the LIM blog. He's from Art Impressions too and also makes me smile!
The challenges are Week #7 Masculine, Week #121 Humour and Week #65 ( Sketch 5)

This last one combines Sketch #4 , Colour Week #44 Green, Week #15  Embossing.

We made the stipulation that cards do not necessarily have to be one layer for this particular challenge.
Have a great weekend.

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Another for Darnell!

Quite some time ago I bought a couple of sets of Alpha dies made by Quickutz which were in a special promotion package and were being sold off for £15. I couldn't resist the bargain and so bought them. In fact they have hardly seen the light of day and the larger of the two sets hasn't been used at all, probably because they are so large. However, when I decided to make this card for a friend of mine who is ALWAYS posting on Facebook, the letter f was perfect for the job!
In fact the f has a curl on the bottom but I just cut that off. The rounded square is cut with a Spellbinder's die and the f has been inlaid into it.

The sentiment is computer generated in a colour to match the square.
SO here's another one for your NBUS Challenge Darnell and thanks again!

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

New Stamps

My bi-monthly club shipment from Stamplorations arrived today, I just had to have a play with this fabulous shoe.
I stamped it in Ranger Black Tie dye ink and then masked it to stamp the second shoe behind it.
The sentiment is from the same set, mounted on a Spellbinders fishtail tag, lengthened a little to fit. The tiny flower is from an old Cuttlebug alpha die and the stitched dies are from Simon Says Stamp.
I'm not sure of the make of the trellis die.
I used the sketch from Mojo Monday and and the theme from the cue word Style at CASology
I stamped one pair of shoes and die cut it only to drop it on the floor and run over it with my whizzy chair, leaving track lines all across it, so I had to start again!
So what's new I hear you say...tell me others do this kind of thing too!