Monday, 17 May 2021

Path of Positivity: Sea View

  Hello!

Today is the midway point of the May Path of Positivity challenge.
The challenge lasts for the whole month of May.

This month the theme is Anything Goes with the optional twist of 
Change Your Environment.

Prizes this month include:
  • TWO digital images from All Dressed Upour guest sponsor for this month, for a person chosen in a random draw based on all qualifying entrants. 
  • ONE image (value of $5 or less) from Scribbles Designs, for the post or project that the team deems most inspiring of the bunch based on all qualifying entrants.
  • One digital image from Creative Bug Digital SnapShots for each person chosen as a DT Delight.
Our optional theme this month is 
Change Your Environment.
This could be going for a day out or taking a holiday,. It could be going for a bike ride or a walk. It could be changing something at home - decorating, painting, gardening. Or it could be making changes to help save our planet. 
There are so many ways you can interpret the optional theme this month. We are waiting to see your take on the theme.

Please remember ...
... in order to be eligible for the prizes your project must be positive, inspirational, motivational or encouraging in some way. 

For my project, I used Sea View from All Dressed Up.
Going to visit the seaside is a wonderful way to change your environment. I am lucky to live only 20 miles away from the seaside, so an hour's drive will take me to the west coast of England where I can walk on the beaches and paddle in the sea. I love the fresh sea air and the sound of the seagulls. 
Here is my card:


I used Copics to colour the image and used a die to cut it out. It is a long time since I used patterned paper, but this paper pad had perfect sea themed papers that matched my colour scheme, so I simply cut out 2 more squares using the same die set and layered them up. I decided to add some hand made, die cut flowers and I used Distress Oxide inks to colour them. I gave each flower a pearl centre.  Next, I found this 'hello' sentiment, probably made years ago, that I had made from glued together die cuts. I added a little black ink around the edges to give it a bit of definition and to help it stand out against the patterned papers. I added a coupe of leaves and some pearl stamen to the flower cluster.

Many thanks to All Dressed Up, this month's guest sponsor,


and to Scribbles Designs as the ongoing sponsor of the challenge


We would love to see your creations! 
Just make sure that your entry is positive, inspirational, motivational or encouraging in some way!
The link up is here: Challenge #91 Path of Positivity.

 

That's all for today! 

I'll be back with a another Path of Positivity project in a couple of weeks time.

Thanks for stopping by today!
xoxo
                                                                                                                                            
I'd like to play along in these challenges:

A Place to Start #5 AG 31/05

I'd really love some feedback :)      
I read and appreciate all your comments. 

xoxo

Vera Lane Studio: Learn to Fly


 Hello!

Welcome to my DT day at Vera Lane Studio

Today we have a new digi release - a set called Learn to Fly.

Here is a journal page I made:


I coloured my images with Copic markers and fussy cut them. They are added to a background made with a stamped and heat embossed background using AALL & Create stamp set #444 Crashing Waves. I blended Distress Oxide inks and stamped some of Janet's background stamps around the edges (#338 Background Noise and #404 Visual Ingredients, both from AALL & Create).


Learn to Fly

That's all for now.

I hope you'll come along and play on Vera Lane. It's such a friendly, fun place to be!

  

Here's all the info you need:
AALL & Create carry Janet's clear stamp sets, stencils and Washi Tape. 
A list of stockists can be found here.

Thanks for stopping by today.
xoxo

I'd like to play along in these challenges:

Crafting Happiness #96 AG 23/05
Dream Valley #248 Favourite Colours 29/05
Get Creative #100 AG 31/05

Saturday, 15 May 2021

AALL & Create: Girl Talk Mini Book

 

Hello

This week for my AALL & Create project I made a mini book - it is a triptych. I'm calling this one 'Girl Talk' as it features Janet Klein's lovely girls and Bipasha's beautiful sentiments from Background Voices.


I started with several gelli prints made from braying PaperArtsy Fresco Finish paints onto white card. I used darker colours than I normally use - Inky Pool, Captain Peacock and Slimed.

I stamped paint with the Totally Dotty stencil over the paint, then added more stamping which I heat embossed in white. 

I used a white Brilliance ink pad to stamp some Reverse Stars into the background, then added gold paint around the edges and some splatters too.

 Inspire Washi tape was torn and acts as grounding for my girls. The images are coloured with Copics and fussy cut right up to the black line.

White Posca pen was used to add some highlights on the images and also to add some white splatters.

A Tim Holtz bulldog clip was painted and acts as closure for the triptych.


Work in Progress:

1. I brayered paint onto a gelli plate and took several prints. I brayered white paint onto the Totally Dotty stencil, spritzed it with water and stamped it onto the painted card. Next I stamped the sentiments with Versamark and heat embossed them in white.


2. I added more stamping, using the small script stamp from Blooming Beauty, and heat embossed. The Reverse Starts were stamped in white and gold paint scraped around the edges of each page along with some gold splatters. #2 Washi tape, Inspire, was used to ground the images.

3. The characters were stamped and coloured with Copics, then fussy cut.

Stamps Used:
#324 Blooming Beauty
#457 Background Voices
#477 Caterday
#478 Choose Happy
#479 Confident
#480 Curly Girl
#481 Lil Live
#485 Reverse Stars
Stencil: #87 Totally Dotty
Washi #2 Inspire

To see the stamps, stencils, dies and washi tapes used, please visit
A list of stockists can be found here.

You'll find lots of inspiration on the 


That's all for now.
Thanks for stopping by today.
xoxo

I'd like to play along in these challenges:

Creative Moments #214 AG 19/05
Crafty Catz #551 AG 20/05
Allsorts Challenge#625 AG 21/05
Mix It Up #49 3 Layers 31/05
Lets Craft and Create #171 No Patterned Paper 31/05
613 Avenue Create #5 AG 04/06 

Monday, 10 May 2021

Vera Lane Studio: My Selfie


 Hello!

Today, for my Vera Lane Studio DT project, I have a card featuring a recent new digi set release called My Selfie.


I used Copic markers to colour my image.  
To make the background I first smooshed white card in Distress Oxides, then I heat embossed in white with Scripted Stars and stamped with Reverse Stars, both from AALL & Create. I love creating layers of ink.
I used torn washi tape to ground my girl and added a hand doodled border.

My Selfie

That's all for now.

I hope you'll come along and play on Vera Lane. It's such a friendly, fun place to be!

  

Here's all the info you need:
AALL & Create carry Janet's clear stamp sets, stencils and Washi Tape. 
A list of stockists can be found here.

Thanks for stopping by today.
xoxo

I'd like to play along in these challenges:

Just Us Girls #583 Layers 13/05
A Place to Start #5 AG 31/05
613 Avenue Create #5 AG 31/05
LetsCraft and Create #177 No Patterned Paper 31/05
River of Creativity #1 Sunshine 31/08
(Sunshine colours on my background)


Sunday, 9 May 2021

Mail Art Envelope

 

Hello!

The challenge at Lost Coast Portal to Creativity at the moment is Mail Art and I wanted to take part.

Here is my envelope - I had to blank out the address as it is already on its way to one of my friends.

I used a pre-made 5 x 7 inch envelope. I blended Distress Oxides over the front, using a mask where the address will be written. Next, I applied a darker colour through #78 Cloister Grille stencil. from AALL & Create. 

I used the border stamp #34 with Versafine Clair Warm Breeze to apply the circles. Then I stamped the cats using #465 Tall Cats. I made some of them appear as if they were peeking from behind the address space. I bleached out some of the Oxide colour inside the cats to make them stand out a little more. 

Finally, I inked around the envelope edges with black ink and doodled a border around the address space.

All stamps and stencils used are from AALL & Create.

Thanks for visiting.

Saturday, 8 May 2021

AALL & Create: Spring Showers Bring May Flowers


 Hello!

Please let me welcome my new follower Gail Hutchinson. It's a pleasure to have you here, Gail!

Today I am sharing my GDT project for AALL & Create.

I made a lovely spring card for a May birthday featuring the Happy Dog and some flowers. I had a lot of fun mixing and matching words and letters to make the sentiment.

How adorable is this quirky Happy Dog! His bright yellow umbrella is a reminder that sunnier days lie ahead. He stands on torn washi tape.

The numbers and circular stamps inside the dog image are repeated in the geometric background with the tiny stamp from set #453 Heart Grunge and with #8 washi tape.

The small, but beautiful flowers from # 451 In The Bucket make a little carpet atop the washi tape. Posca paint pen dots form the stamen centres.

The words from #455 Seasons along with just the word 'Flowers' from set # 332, Birthday Blooms, are arranged to make the sentiment.


Work in Progress:

1. Fresco Acrylic paints were brayered onto a gelli plate and the stencil was added on top. The triangles were removed on a sheet of paper and a print taken.
2. The tiny stamp from set #453 was added around the edges of the gelli print.

3. Lined Triangles were randomly stamped using Oxide ink and washi added to ground the images.
4. Later I added torn washi around the edges of the background as well.

5. Happy dog was stamped and coloured with Copic markers. He was fussy cut.

6. The small flowers were stamped, coloured with Copics and fussy cut.

7. Words were stamped and arranged to make the sentiment.

Stamps Used:
#322 Birthday Blooms
#451 In The Bucket
#453 Heart Grunge
#455 Seasons
#459 Lined Triangles
#483 Happy Dog
Stencil: #105 Lotza Triangle
Washi Tape: #8 Hedging

To see the stamps, stencils, dies and washi tapes used, please visit
A list of stockists can be found here.

You'll find lots of inspiration on the 


That's all for now.
Thanks for stopping by today.
xoxo

I'd like to play along in these challenges:

Crafters Cafe #265 AG 13/05
QKR Stampede #419 AG 14/05
Creative Moments #214 AG 19/05
Crafty Animals #50 AG 29/05
Mix It Up #49 3 Layers 31/05
Lets Craft and Create #171 No Patterned Paper 31/05
Taylormadecards4u May Flowers 31/05


Monday, 3 May 2021

Path of Positivity: Little Camper

  

 Hello!

Today is the start of a new Path of Positivity challenge.
The challenge lasts for the month of May.

This month the theme is Anything Goes with the optional twist of 
Change Your Environment.

Prizes this month include:
  • TWO digital images from All Dressed Upour guest sponsor for this month, for a person chosen in a random draw based on all qualifying entrants. 
  • ONE image (value of $5 or less) from Scribbles Designs, for the post or project that the team deems most inspiring of the bunch based on all qualifying entrants.
  • One digital image from Creative Bug Digital SnapShots for each person chosen as a DT Delight.

Our optional theme this month is 
Change Your Environment.
This could be going for a day out or taking a holiday,. It could be going for a bike ride or a walk. It could be changing something at home - decorating, painting, gardening. Or it could be making changes to help save our planet. 
There are so many ways you can interpret the optional theme this month. We are waiting to see your take on the theme.

Please remember ...
... in order to be eligible for the prizes your project must be positive, inspirational, motivational or encouraging in some way. 

I have to admit I was spoiled for choice with all the lovely stamps at All Dressed Up, but I decided upon Little Camp
What better way to change your environment than by travelling to somewhere different, pitching a tent and spending a few days in the fresh air. Being outdoors, walking and exploring is good for the soul and it clears the mind. It doesn't have to be far away - just a change of scenery does you a world of good!

Here is the card I made with Little Camp:


I coloured her with Copic markers and fussy cut her. I added her to a background that was lying on my desk - it was made simply by smooshing the card into Distress Oxides and water. I sponged green ink lightly around the image so that it would blend into the background. The sentiment is a stamp that was free, quite a while ago, in a paper crafting magazine. 
I matted the image block onto black card and made a second background from a leaf stamp which is part of a set of stamps by Woodware called 'Lino Cut - Hare in the Fields'. I inked the stamp with three colours of Distress Oxide and stamped it around the edge of the card. This too was matted not black card.
Here is a close up:


Isn't she sweet! Her bunny ear headband and boho tent are adorable and she seems at one with nature watching the little bird.

Many thanks to All Dressed Up, this month's guest sponsor,


and to Scribbles Designs as the ongoing sponsor of the challenge


We would love to see your creations! 
Just make sure that your entry is positive, inspirational, motivational or encouraging in some way!
The link up is here: Challenge #91 Path of Positivity.

 

That's all for today! 

I'll be back with a another Path of Positivity project in a couple of weeks time.

Thanks for stopping by today!
xoxo
                                                                                                                                            
I'd like to play along in these challenges:

Always Fun Challenges #212 Old & New Products 08/05
(New digi, old stamp and inks,)
Pammies Inky Pinkies #2118 AG 08/05
A Place to Start #5 AG 31/05

I'd really love some feedback :)      
I read and appreciate all your comments. 

xoxo