Saturday, 21 July 2018

Two wine bottle cards

This month really had me thinking about a 'Beverage' theme for the July #7 Twofer Card Challenge.  I finally settled on a small stamp featuring a wine bottle and two glasses.

I made a Birthday card and a Friendship one.
For my birthday card I stamped two girl friends, and did some paper piecing and minimal colouring and fussy cut them.... the same for my wine bottle and glasses.  Then I chose this old brayered background from my stash and even found this wonky frame leftover from a square die cut and positioned the girls behind it.  Lastly I stamped my sentiments and arranged them in place with foam tape.

On my second card I used a stamp with a little vineyard scene - stamped and water coloured with Distress Inks on my back panel.  Then I stamped my picnic basked of goodies, coloured these and fussy cut them out.  I stamped on my sentiments, and dry embossed a frame and layered the card on a teal background.  To finish I arranged the items in the basket and attached it with foam tape.

Thanks for visiting and enjoy your weekend.

Monday, 16 July 2018

Happy Birthday

Today I am finishing off a couple cards I started over the weekend - you know those ones you're not sure if they work or not, so come back later.  This is my Black and White and One other colour - Pink for the Rubber Dance July challenge and or Wings/Feathers...  I dry embossed the back panel and used Hickory Smoke Distress Ink to brayer over the reverse my embossing is recessed.  Then I stamped my sentiment on white card and added a fine pink layer behind.  To finish I added to die cut swirls in black and a pink feathered glittery mask.  Thanks for visiting and enjoy your day.

Happy Birthday

I used alcohol inks on gloss card to create this background and then used a stitched balloon die to cut 6 balloons... just for Addicted to Stamped and More who are celebrating their 6th Birthday and 300 challenges - definitely something to cheer about.  I tied black thread to each balloon and used Dimensional Magic to keep the bows in place. Then I dry embossed my background panel and stamped my sentiment on a stitched die cut tag and used foam tape to attach my elements.  I am also playing along with CAS Mix Up July challenge - colour your Die-cuts - Alcohol Inks, stamping and my choice is dry embossing, die cuts.  Thanks for visiting and enjoy your day.


Sunday, 15 July 2018

Best Wishes on your Special Day

A male birthday card today using a background made with Distress Oxide using a round acrylic block and lots of misting with water.  Then stamped, embossed and coloured my image and fussy it cut it out. To finish I stamped on my sentiment also a die cut 'Wishes' and a couple of cutouts that look like birds.  I am playing along with Double "D" Nautical challenge.  Thanks for visiting and enjoy your weekend.

Saturday, 14 July 2018

Have a Great Day...

This year I have really stepped it up making masculine birthday cards which is cool because they seem to be a lot less involved... Today I have used one of my recently made Twinkling H2O water wash backgrounds and added a stamped dragonfly, then attached my fish - stamped on gloss card and coloured with H2Os - he looks all shiny just like a fish would jumping out of the water.  To finish I added a couple of die cut reeds and a stamped sentiment on a strip.  I am playing along with Challenge #89 at The Male Room - Fish and also at Watercooler Wednesday WWC178 - Crystal's "All About Occasions" challenge and also the Muse card challenge #274 - inspired by Tracey's card - my elements are waterwash background, "fins" Thanks for visiting and enjoy your weekend



Monday, 9 July 2018

With Best Wishes

Today I've cased Anita's lovely Muse #273 card.... using elements- colours, masked strip, black stamped  image and sentiment on the strip with a few scattered dots.
I used Distress Oxides blended with a baby wipe and then stamped on my image and sentiment.  Thanks for visiting and enjoy your day


Friday, 6 July 2018

Best Wishes

Here I am with my second card today.....  for The Card Concept #9 challenge...inspirational photo Golden Table.  I love the colours in the photo and the gold... so I did some masking and stamped my image along the bottom of my card and used Distress Oxides to watercolour them.  Then I mixed some of my gold powders together with water to achieve a glitter gold wash background to the flowers...had trouble photographing this card.  I added a bit more gold with a frame and die cut sentiment and arranged these on a cream card.  I think my style is Classy and Elegant.

Thanks for visiting and enjoy your weekend.

Happy Birthday

A new month already and some more monthly challenges to be inspired.... my first one is for a left handed person - lol, no really I finished it all off before I realized I'd attached it all to the wrong I'll cut it off and trim it to fit another card base.
I'm playing along with the July CAS Watercolour challenge - 'Splash Watercolouring'.  I created my background strip with Distress Inks - using a loaded paint brush to flick colour blobs of Abandoned Coral, Fossilized Amber and Twisted Citron onto a plastic sheet and then laying the white card onto this- the bigger blobs spread and joined up but there are lots of small splashes of colour.
Then I stamped my poppy image, watercoloured it with DI and fussy cut it out.  To finish I added a matching card strip and used foam tape to add depth. Finally stamped my sentiment on a die cut stitched oval.
I am also playing along with Watercooler Wednesday WWC177 - Charlotte's Feminine "Anything Goes" challenge.   Thanks for visiting and enjoy your week