Saturday, 25 April 2015

The recipe at "Less is More" this week is to include a tag on your creation.
Here's a dear little bunny from Mama Elephant, coloured 
with alcohol pens and twinkled with Glamour Dust. 
The tag is from LOTV and the embossing folder is an A4 size 
from Creative Expressions.
A larger tag here with a super butterfly from Indigo Blu. It stamps very well with Distress Ink. Here I used Tumbled Glass and Mermaid Lagoon. The splats are from Paper Artsy and Stampin' Up and the sentiment from Penny Black!
The ribbon just happened to match perfectly, , otherwise I would have coloured some with the Distress Ink!

Thursday, 23 April 2015

Blue Tulips?

I decided to combine a couple of challenges, the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches and the colours from Colour Q
The green bands look quite a lot darker in this picture than in reality, in fact it looks more like the colours the leaves of the tulips on the card itself.
The image is from Penny Black and the sentiment from Simon Says Stamp.
Today is lovely and sunny, I should attempt some gardening!

Wednesday, 22 April 2015


The cue word at CASology this week is OMBRE.
It's not long since I discovered what this actually meant. I suppose new words come into every day parlance on a regular basis, it's just a question of keeping up with them all.
I thought it a good opportunity to have some practice with my Chameleon pens. I must confess that I haven't used them a great deal since purchasing them and I really should use them more.
The images are from Penny black and the paper from Pink Petticoat with a Lil Inkers scalloped border.
It's also the colour scheme for Color Throwdown and I love it!

Simon Says Stamp - Clean and Simple

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Muse butterfly

The Muse card at the moment is of a super die cut butterfly.
 Here it is... 
I decided to use a piece of card which I had coloured by squishing some flowers through my Cuttlebug. In fact, in the piece I used, you can actually see the shape of the petunia which met its end this way!
From this, I die-cut the butterfly and then from the remaining piece die-cut the rectangle to surround it.
I stamped the sentiment from LOTV  in a sympathetic colour and twinkled the butterfly with a little Glamour Dust. I like the contrast in texture between the hammered card base and the flat coloured piece.

I made a second card with a slightly different method, colouring a piece of card with Aqua Tint inks and then stamping some foliage in black and embossing it in gold. The butterfly is merely die-cut and attached over the panel.
Here the sentiment is from a Tattered Lace die.
The butterfly is from Memory Box.