Saturday, 25 June 2016

Sketch Layout - Quick Cards Made Easy magazine Reader DT

I am very excited to share with you a card I made for the Sketch Layout Challenge July issue of Quick Cards Made Easy.  You can see my creation on page 37 of the magazine.

This is the sketch I was asked to follow.
Here is my card, as you can see I have gone for a vintage style and I decided to rotate the sketch once anti-clockwise. 

The topper is from Joanna Sheen, I have distressed it with a distressing tool, Vintage Photo distress ink and folded and creased it.  The background sheet is from a pad bought in The Works. 

I have stamped writing across the book using Momento Rich Cocoa ink and a Script stamp from Creata.  

The "With Love" washi tape is from my stash.  I have trimmed the corners with film from a camera, remember these proper reelsof film?!?!  There was something exciting about waiting for your photos to be developed, anyway I digress!

The whole layout reminded me of a photo that an American GI might carry around with him so I added the word Gal using Momento Rich Cocoa ink and Typerwriter key stamps from Creata.


I added a further sheet from the pad to the inside of the card.


Here it is the Quick Cards Made Easy magazine.
Creative Blessings.  x

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Zombie Gingerbread Man anyone?

Hello!  It's been a while since I last posted but I've been busy creating and today I'm sharing something a little different, it's not a card and it's not quite a Halloween decoration and not quite a Christmas decoration - or maybe it's both?  When I spotted this dysfuntional little guy I fell in love-who doesn't need a Zombie Gingerbread Man in their life?  This felt kit is from Corinne Lapierre.


The kit comes with everything you need to make this little guy (felt, pattern, thread, needle, toy filling, buttons and ribbon).  The instructions are really easy to follow and you don't need to worry about being too neat afterall no zombie is perfect!


This was such a lovely item to create.  I cut it out during the day and then sat and stitched whilst watching the football with hubby in the evening, well I wasn't really watching but it did mean I could be sociable for the evening!

I think he is undecided on whether he is a Halloween or Christmas decoration!


I then took him into Serif Craft Artist and had a little play putting him in different scenes.

Creative Blessings.  x



Thursday, 16 June 2016

Faery Ink Inspiration - Destiny Lion (and a Farewell)

I picked Destiny Lion for my Faery Ink inspiration because I just love the Wizard of Oz, Return to Oz, Wicked, etc.

I coloured Destiny Lion using Graph It markers and Wink of Stella pens and cut her using the Pinking blade of my Woodware trimmer.


I adhered her using washi tape to a page from an old damaged book (found in a charity shop) inked it with Tim Holtz Antique Linen distress ink and gave it a wash of gesso.

I have added brads, a 3D butterfly, paper flower and 3D gel stickers from my stash.

As you can see Destiny Lion is sharing a page with Destiny Tinman.  I am using this book for mixed media pages made using digi stamps of characters from my favourite books and films. A type of homage to classic tales I guess!

Creative Blessings.  x

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

DT Project - Sisters of Craft Blog Challenge June 2016

Today I'm sharing my DT card for the Sisters of Craft Blog June Challenge, as always it's anything goes and you have until the end of the month to submit your entries.

Sponsorship this month is slightly different as our sponsor has unfortunately had to close their Etsy shop, so although the DT are using images from Cre8tive Hands the winner's prize will be a mystery gift from the DT.

I have used Ocean Tangle.


I have coloured the image using Stabilo point 88 fine 0,4 pens and Kuretake Wink of Stella Clear and Blue pens.  I have added elements cut from vellum using Seashore Noor! Design dies and Tim Holtz Broken China distress ink for the background.
Creative Blessings.  x

I would like to enter this into the following challenge(s);

Noor! Design UK - Summer - http://noordesign-uk.blogspot.co.uk/2016/06/summer-challenge-19.html

Papercrafters Corner - Magazine Monday - Week 146 - http://papercrafterscorner.com/blog/papercrafting-challenge-wk-146/#comments