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Sunday, September 12, 2021

Fancy Fold Card

        International Art & Soul, a challenge which has been put together to incorporate any type of craft, paper, wood, flowers, recycling, glass - the world is your oyster :).  Come on over and join us with you artwork :)


Challenge #117
Fancy Fold Card
This fortnights challenge 'Fancy Fold Card' has been chosen by Christine.


Oh I do love these box cards :) :) This was a commission for a friend who's granddaughter was having her second birthday and a unicorn had to be included in the design.  It is not often I make a card that is all die cutting so this was a lovely change to the usual.   

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Anything Goes with an option of Fall/Autumn

  IKEsWORLD

Challenge 148
     Anything Goes with an option of Fall/Autumn

Welcome back to the IKEsWORLD challenges :)  do pop on over to IKEsWORLD to join in the challenge, it is always so much fun and  Ike produces the most amazing stamps, everything from off the wall to cute and fluffy :) :) :) 


I use Leaf 5 for this CAS style card and coloured it digitally using Procreate - it is rather relaxing being able to chill out in the recliner with the I-Pad and just colour :) :) Once I was happy with the image I sent it over to my laptop where I finished off the card design. I often feel I am cheating a bit colouring digitally but then I remind myself it is just another learning curve/skill and after all creating is about fun and that is what I am having lol :) xxxxx

Sunday, August 29, 2021

Birthday

       International Art & Soul, a challenge which has been put together to incorporate any type of craft, paper, wood, flowers, recycling, glass - the world is your oyster :).  Come on over and join us with you artwork :)


Challenge #116
Birthday
This fortnights challenge 'Birthday' has been chosen by Chriss.

I used a lovely CCK rubber stamp image for this card which a friend gave me.  The base of the card was embossed with a snake-skin embossing folder.  Copics were used to colour the image which I then masked.  I added some silhouette stamping, masked the moon area and then used Distress Oxides for the card background and the embossed layer.

Sunday, August 15, 2021

CAS

      International Art & Soul, a challenge which has been put together to incorporate any type of craft, paper, wood, flowers, recycling, glass - the world is your oyster :).  Come on over and join us with you artwork :)


Challenge #115
CAS
This fortnights challenge 'CAS' has been chosen by Maggie. Just a quick and simple card to share with you this week, a simple flower and a favourite saying :) Must admit though I never pick flowers from the garden, a habit developed over many years.  Hubby won't buy flowers as he says they belong in the ground and my Mum hated picking any of her roses she grew etc. as they lasted so much longer outside where she could enjoy their beauty instead of in a vase :) 


  

Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Anything Goes with an option of Animals

 KEsWORLD


Challenge 147
    Anything Goes with an option of Animals

Welcome back to the IKEsWORLD challenges :)  do pop on over to IKEsWORLD to join in the challenge, it is always so much fun and  Ike produces the most amazing stamps, everything from off the wall to cute and fluffy :) :) :) 


Just a simple card from me this month :), I was playing around in Photoshop with pattern fills and loved how the manatee turned out with an ocean pattern filling so decided to use him for this challenge.  I kept the background really simple with just some quick splatters using a splatter brush and selecting colours that were from the manatee on a white textured background.  Yep really simple I know but sometimes simple does the trick.  I finished of with some simple text but it says everything, we all love somebody remembering us for no reason at all, just to say Hi :) :) Hope you all have a good day.

Sunday, August 1, 2021

A Mode Of Transport

     International Art & Soul, a challenge which has been put together to incorporate any type of craft, paper, wood, flowers, recycling, glass - the world is your oyster :).  Come on over and join us with you artwork :)


Challenge #114
A Mode Of Transport
This fortnights challenge 'A Mode Of Transport' has been chosen by Hazel.



Just a simple digital card using an old map of England for the background and toned down with a light brown overlay.  The card backing layer has an embossed texture added for a bit of a texture feel.   The bike was a free .png download and just perfect for what I was looking for.  To finish off I created the banner layer for the text to be added and then placed my text on top.  Very simple but I rather like the outcome of this card and hope you do too :) :) 

Sunday, July 18, 2021

Use Thread or Bead

     International Art & Soul, a challenge which has been put together to incorporate any type of craft, paper, wood, flowers, recycling, glass - the world is your oyster :).  Come on over and join us with you artwork :)


Challenge #113
Use Thread or Bead
This fortnights challenge 'Use Thread or Beads' has been chosen by Josephine.


I love this week box that I made on my laser and so proud of myself as it is totally my own design.  My maths is not the best so working out how to sort the placement of the holes for the side panels and size of panels so everything fitted perfectly was a real learning curve, that goodness for awesome software that helped big time lol.  The image which I etched on the lid of the box is by Aurora Wings.  Once the box was sanded, varnished and assembled I then added a some gold bead around the base which I threaded onto fishing line and then glued.