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Sunday, July 31, 2016

Textured cards

Hi friends!
I've been playing in my craft room with brusho's, inks, paints etc and created dozen's of backgrounds.  Today's cards are for the Simon Says Monday Challenge Add Some Texture challenge.  I love texture on cards but wanted to try something different. I've tried this technique before - it's called hot glue embossing and it's such fun and I love the abstract look.

The cards are very simple as I didn't want to detract from the focal image. 

I'm also entering Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes Challenge

Thanks for stopping by and have a good week.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Get Krafty

I love working with kraft and the challenge at Mod Squad this week is Get Krafty.  Here is my take on the challenge:

I heat and dry embossed my background on kraft cardstock and the image is a stamp from Kitchen Sink Stamps - Father's Pocket Watch.  

Thanks for stopping by and have a good week and enjoy every moment.

Zelda x

Bon Voyage

This card was inspired by Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Nautical with an emphasis on mixed media or an artsy style project.  To create the background I applied Gesso to watercolor paper with a foam applicator for a bit of texture and then added Brusho's.  After heat embossing my boat image I added Brusho's to texture paste and then a touch of puff paint for the waves.  I also applied Gesso to the circle frame and then colored with Distress Inks.

Here is a close up of the waves....


I wasn't entirely happy with my first Christmas card so I made a second.... any excuse to play :)

I used Distress Inks and heat embossing and then removed the embossing (with an iron) to create a smooth finish.

I used Gina K Stamps for this card and Spellbinders Wonky die.

Christmas in July

Hello friends!

I have a few cards I'd like to share with you today.  First up is Christmas in July for the challenge at StampTV.  Only 5 months til Christmas!  They say you're getting old when time passes quickly - in that case I'm feeling ancient! 

 Here is a close up of all the glittery goodness ......

I used the following supplies:
Cheery Lynn Poinsettia and Pine Leaves Die
Spellbinders Lattice die
Gina K Designs Stamp and Fabulous Frames Die

Monday, July 18, 2016

Distress Ink Lifting

Hello Friends,
It's been a while since I posted or made anything worthy of sharing :( .... but I'm glad to be back to share a card I made for the Mod Squad Challenge.  The challenge this week is to create a project using the Distress Ink Lifting technique and if anything can help me get my inspiration back it's Distress Inks!  I love playing with them..... so thanks Donna for the fun challenge!  I used Cas-ual Fridays stamps and dies. 

Thanks for visiting..... have a fab week ;)

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Mood Board Challenge

When I saw this Mood Board Challenge at Essentials by Ellen - Winnie & Walter I had to participate!  Who can resist this loveliness :)

Share the love Essentials by Ellen mood board challenge

And here is my take on the challenge  .....

Supplies used:
Essential By Ellen Bold Blooms stamp and die
Winnie & Walter In a Word Digi
Gina Marie Rectangle Dies
Zig color brush pens

And again, another for Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes Challenge.  

Thanks for the long stop-over and your patience.  

Have fun!  Be happy!

Many many thanks

Another card for Essential by Ellen / Winnie & Walter Challenge.  This time the theme is 'Sentimental'.  This would also have been suitable for the 'Background Building' or 'Transparent' Challenges but I felt the emphasis was on the sentiment.

The background is a digi which I colored - which is good therapy :) -  with Spectrum Noir markers and added a layer of silver vellum under the frame.  I die cut the 'many thanks' twice and cut the thanks off the first die cut. 
Simple. Easy. 

Winnie and Walter Geometric Digi
Essentials by Ellen Die
Lawn Fawn Rectangle Die

Of course I'll add this to Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes Challenge

Painted Flower

This card is for Essentials By Ellen and Winnie & Walter - Floral Challenge.  I wanted to practice some of the techniques from Creative Chemistry so I used Distress Paint (marbling technique) for the flower.  

I also heat embossed the flower with Stardust EP - here is a close up.

Also entering Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes.

Supplies used:
Essentials by Ellen Mondo Magnolia
Winnie and Walter In a Word digi
W R Memory Keepers EF
Distress Paints - Spun Sugar, Seedless Preserves, Weathered Wood

Thanks for looking.

Nautical Birthday

Hello friends,

I hope you're all having a great long week-end.  I have a few cards to share with you.  The first was made with a few challenges in mind:  

For the background I used corrugated board, colored with gesso and black distress paint.  The next layer was created with Distress Inks, a bit of stamping, some washi and a touch of texture with a stencil and texture paste (which I colored once dry).  I added a die cut for some extra interest.  The fun part was inking some gauze. I heat embossed the anchor to create a rusty look and added some twine.  Loved making this!  

Supplies used:
Gina K -  stamps (Birthday Blessings sentiment and Bold Flowers background stamp),  vintage cut from Ship to Shore stamptv kit
Memory Box Honeycomb corner die

For the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Tic Tac Toe Challenge (stamp, cardboard, washi, blue, stencil)

Thanks for stopping by .....

Lovely Day

I made this card for Paper Smooches layers challenge.  I used the Blossoming Buds stamp set, colored with Spectrum Noir markers and added a few doodles to add to the whimsical feel of the card.   For the background I used my die cut from the Square Die as a stencil to create another layer and some interest.  

Also entering Virginia's View Challenge - All About Colors

Thanks for looking.