Friday, August 19, 2011

Just Add Ink challenge 81 - Colour Challenge

The talented ladies over at Just Add Ink have given out a REALLY challenging challenge this week!  Check out these colours:

Soooo not colours I would choose straight away, so I had fun seeing what I could come up with.  Lots of sponging and a little bit of tearing (can I ever resist it?!).  I'm quite pleased with how it turned out.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Can you tell I like tearing?

The new SU Impressions newsletter featured a stencilling technique - couldn't wait to try it out!

I used a Scallop punch cutout stamped with Soft Suede as my stencil silhouette, to create a shadow illusion behind the flower... and of course, I tore up the paper!  The ribbon is white organza, dyed on the Early Espresso ink pad with a brayer.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Boy stuff

The children of a dear friend have recently begun sinking their teeth into "big kids" books - no pictures!  So I was commissioned to make them some new bookmarks to celebrate.  I don't often do boy stuff, so I was relishing the challenge...

Here's the result:

Thursday, August 11, 2011

More tearing it up

I just love tearing (literally!) into my card stock.  My baby girl's 12th birthday is coming up and she's starting to grow out of the girly-girl stuff into that teenage grunge stage... ease her in slowly, I say!  Not TOO much girly-girl (which I hope she comes back to, like Mum did!), but still a little bit.

I used SU Blushing Bride and Concord Crush on Basic Grey.  The punch trim nicely offsets the torn paper. Couldn't resist a bit of bling!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Just Add Ink challenge 79 - Just Add Tearing/Distressing

LOVING Just Add Ink's challenge this week - tearing up stuff is the one thing I love to do when creating, so the challenge is right up my alley!

The card and main mat are Crumb Cake on Crumb Cake - the mat being torn, polka-dot embossed through the Big Shot, heavily sponged in Crumb Cake and Soft Suede and splattered with Crumb Cake marker and a colour spritzer (can you tell I like Crumb Cake??).

The trims are Cherry Cobbler and Soft Suede card and Patterns Stack.  The image is white embossed Elements of Style on a Crumb Cake card piece, again heavily sponged over the image.  The image mat is Soft Suede, distressed with a sanding block and sponged in Soft Suede.

Finished off with a Cherry Cobbler Scallop punch flower with a faux suede effect and centred with a Boho Blossoms punched centre in So Saffron Patterns Stack, and a silver brad.  Phew!

Monday, July 4, 2011

Loving the sewing machine

I've always liked the effect of sewing on card and, seeing as I had the sewing machine at the ready after a quilting spell, thought I would give it a go!  It made a great border!  I used Cherry Cobbler and Always Artichoke on Sahara Sand as my colour combo.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Just Add Ink challenge 74 - fancy folds blog hop!

Touring around the Just Add Ink's DT blogs trying to choose a particular fancy fold was no mean feat today - they are all so cool!  I decided to go with the trishutter card on Kim's blog, as I've always wanted to do one of these and have never gotten around to it...  Kim's awesome card was the inspiration I needed!

I did the card entirely with Lap of Luxury DSP, with a Sahara Sand textured 12x12 as the base and a little Blushing Bride pattern paper.

The gorgeous children are my two beautiful daughters, who DO make my life beautiful.  :)