Thursday, 20 October 2011

good to eat

the Bah Humbug challenge 41 is 'good to eat' - mine is still on the hoof!
A very quick card using the stag stamp from Crafty Individuals, stamped in versamark on blue card and embossd with white detail EP, then the stag coloured with pencils. There was a little purple pencil in the corners of the background too. Just trimmed down, mounted on a very thin mat of blue glitter card, athen a larger of matt silver. The backing card was white, the trees from the Pilkington Lane set by Stamps Away were embossd with the white detail powder again, then a quick swipe of tumbled glass distress ink before adding the stag.

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

moonlight 2

Another one for Cynthia's challenge this week - this was one of the first attempts that I decided to try to rescue! I originally stamped it too close to the edge of the card, but then thought that if I used a nestie it would be useable..............Anyhow, this one was just coloured with promarkers in various greys, with olive green added for the grass and a liberal splodge of blender pen, then black for the foreground; sprayed with Crafter's Companion silver glitter spray before cutting out.The silver mat usd the next size up nestie, and it went onto a green base card overstamped with grasses in versamark again.


The challenge set by Cynthia this week is ' in the misty moonlight' - I thought I would try this using stamps from the Chocolate Baroque 'home sweet home' plate. I stamped both the smallest house and the large moon with grasses images in black memento ink, then extended the hill line with a market pen. I used promarkers in 3 greys to colour the house and trees round it before masking both the moon and the house with post-it notes. I used cut'n'dry foam and stampin'up ink spots to sponge the background and sky - sky colours were pale plum, bashful blue,not quite navy and night of navy, with old olive, pale plum, not quite navy and memento black for the land. Moon was coloured with a buttercup promarker and a dash of shimmer paint.      
I cut a square green card base from a sheet of A4 card, matted the image onto a pale cream glitter card after stamping the other large grass stamp across the base of the card in versamark.
Am trying using Google chrome, and can't seem to get the text to wrap around the image, sorry for all the white space!

Thursday, 6 October 2011


The challenge at Bah humbug this week was 'nativity' - an ideal chance to try out my new stamps from Lindsay Mason! A very simple card, as I was short of time this week -stable  image stamped in memento, masked then the palm trees added. The town image is an old stamp from All night media. I stick down a post-it circle for the moon, covered the ground with a piece of ripped paper, brayed over the sky using a big'n'juicy waterfall pad, then went over it again with stampin'up night of navy ink. I dragged some of the darker ink over the moon after taking off the post-it as it looked a little too bright. I then used the bit of torn paper to mask the sky of and sponged stampin' up inks in creamy caramel and really rust to create the sand in several layers.