Thursday, May 30, 2013

Cottage Cutz - Eiffel Tower, Lamp and Poodle

The background striped paper is from a local store and is very thin, almost like tissue paper.  The vertical dies are MFT Fishtail Flags cut using Creative Memories paper.

The sentiment is Gina K Designs Enjoy the Sunshine also die cut with MFT Fishtail Flags.  The grey card stock die is from Cottage Cutz Eiffel Tower, Lamp and Poodle.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Kaszazz - Beach Chairs Large

Going through my leftover paper stash I found this interesting background which was begging to be used.  No idea what the manufacturer's name is but I think I have had it for quite some time.

I teamed the paper up with the simple Kaszazz Beach Chairs Large image stamped in Archival Sepia and matted it on brown and yellow cardstock.  The image is from the Gina K Designs set called Lovely Labels 2 and it was punched out using one of the Stampin Up Ovals.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Peachy Keen - cute teddy

This Peachy Keen teddy is from the set PKSC - 13 January 2013 and was coloured in using Distress Stains and a paint brush.  The cheeks were finished off with Pebbles Inc Ikan'dee Pearlescent Chalks applied with a small stencil brush.

All the cardstock used was scraps from my stash.  The circles are cut from a Go Kreate Circle die, the pocket was hand cut using a Cottage Cutz die as a template and the blue cardstock on which the sentiment is stamped is a Marianne D die called Circles CR1201.  The sentiment is from the Hero Arts set Find Joy and was stamped with Archival Sepia ink.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Tim Holtz - Stampers Anonymous Urban Tapestry

A bit more of a dappled background using left over watercolour paints with the Tim Holtz / Stamper's Anonymous Urban Tapestry set.  The sentiment is from Hero Arts Say it All with the border punch on the left hand side being Martha Stewart's Chequered Square.

With me easing into retirement I thought I would have a lot more time to create - I am still making cards and projects in the evenings but am tending to spend more time learning to draw and paint in all different mediums.  To take the pressure off of me I will start posting twice a week in future.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Stampers Anonymous - Road Trip

Using another leftover watercolour background I die cut it out with Go Kreate Ovals.

The image is from the Tim Holtz / Stamper's Anonymous set Road Trip.  The sentiment, die cut with Spellbinders Reverse Wonky Rectangles is another Tim Holtz / Stampers Anonymous set called Good Thoughts.  The background paper is from a pad by DCWV called Stack 7.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Peachy Keen - PKSC 13 January 2013

This cute bear is from the Peachy Keen set PKSC - 13 January 2013.  He was coloured with Distress inks and a paint brush.  The sentiment is Kaszazz Lucy's Stamps Happy Birthday, the background paper is from Creative Memories and I cannot for the life of me remember where the embossing folder is from.  In fact, I can't even find it.  It will appear one day, together with all the other items I have misplaced over the years !

Monday, May 13, 2013

Stamper's Anonymous - Urban Tapestry

Whilst finishing off a watercolour painting the other day I decided not to waste some already mixed colours.  I did a few background washes which I thought might go well with solid stamps such as this Urban Tapestry set by Tim Holtz / Stampers Anonymous.

The sentiment is Kaszazz Lucy's Stamps - Happy Birthday.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Spellbinders Resplendent Rectangles

Often when I stamp I do a couple of images and pop the unused ones into a 'toppers' container on my craft desk.  Lately I have noted down the name of the stamp used on the back of them but not this one.  I do think it might have been from a Hero Arts set.

The Spellbinders die behind the image is Resplendent Rectangles. The sentiment is Gina K Enjoy the Sunshine which was die cut using MFT Fishtail Flags.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Stampin Up - Asian Artistry

Apologies for being awol for the latter part of last week but I forgot to take photographs and my week days were pretty hectic.

Today's card is a simple one using a Washi paper background.  The Stampin Up image from the set Asian Artistry was left uncoloured and was stamped onto a background on which I used a couple of different brands of spray mists, hence the pools of colour behnd the image.  My bottles had not been used for quite a while and were a bit clogged up !

The image was die cut with Spellbinders Deckled Edged Rectangles.