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!