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Sunday, June 20, 2021

Holidays, here or abroad

    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 #111
Holidays, here or abroad
This fortnights challenge 'Holidays, here or abroad' has been chosen by Jennie.



For my card I used an image I coloured a long time ago by Elizabeth Bell, so perfect for this challenge.  The frame is digital, took a bit of manipulation to make it fit as it was a rectangle but I think I managed to hide where I made the split and rejoined it.  Holidays are a bit of a sad point this year but I am sure there will be chances to get down to the beach for a picnic if nothing else.  This frame is so perfect for the area where I live, all the items including the seals are pretty much on my doorstep in the North East of England.   

Sunday, June 6, 2021

Pre-made Toppers

   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 #110
Pre-made Toppers (precolored images)
This fortnights challenge 'Pre-made Toppers (precolored images)' has been chosen by CG.


Just a very simple card from me this fortnight.  I have made a digital card again as I am struggling with hand colouring at the moment, between eyes that don't want to focus on fine detail and a craft room which is full of wood and my laser meaning I can't get to my card making items I am between the devil and the deep blue sea ROFL, just so thankful that I can continue to make cards digitally and have all the fun of creating without the stress of trying to get to my items etc.    

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Anything Goes with an option of Food + Drink

 IKEsWORLD


Challenge 145
  Anything Goes with an option of Food + Drink

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 :) :) :) 



Oh so much fun :) I used one of the coffee images from IKEsART I LUV COFFEE Set Set of 4 + 6 FREE Papers and added the sentiment.  I then used my laser to make this 30cm wood cut of the design.  Next I used a 30cm sq MDF board and lightly etched the coffee cup image so I could place the wood cut accurately once I had done the painting.  The painting was done using acrylic paints and the spots on the coffee cup were created by dipping the rubber on the end of a pencil into the paint and using that for stamping.  I just love this and will be putting it up in what used to be my dining room as coffee is the liquid that seems to keep me going these days ROFL.

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Garden or Outside

 

Come and join us at I ❤️Promarkers, our challenge theme is

 'Garden or Outside'


We all know folks who bring sunshine into our lives don't we :)   I used the image Bertha's Blooming Box by Dr. Digi House of Samps.  Once the image was printed I coloured it with Promarkers and then fussy cut.  For the background I embossed some silver paper and then used distress oxides to help take the shine off the paper and enhance the texture.  The card base was covered with some vellum which had flowers on, not sunflowers I know but the right colour lol

and the sponsor for this challenge is Dr Digi's House of Stamps with a 2 digital images of the winners choice.

Sunday, May 23, 2021

Graduation

  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 #109
Graduation
This fortnights challenge 'Graduation' has been chosen by Debbie.


I found this card pretty hard to make as I couldn't think who to give it to lol.  I guess I am old school as to me a graduate is one who graduates from university and leaving education to enter the world of work.  Both my daughters graduated last year, they decided to work after leaving school until they found their chosen careers and from there did their degrees in subjects to take them further in their chosen field.  My eldest daughter is doing here Post Grad at the moment and will complete that next year. So, back to my card, I decided on a generic card using the colours the main university in my area - Newcastle Upon Tyne and will be able to add a name if needed at a later date or leave it blank :) 

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Add a Sentiment

Come and join us at I ❤️Promarkers, our challenge theme is

 'Add a Sentiment'


I placed a digital background behind the image before printing and then coloured the image with Promarkers.  Stickles were used for a bit of extra decoration.  The image was then mounted on black card and then placed on the card base which I had covered with some lovely textured paper I have had for ages.  The image used is Party Chicks from Papernest Dolls.

The sponsor for this challenge is Papernest Dolls with a prize for the winner is 3 Digi Images.





Sunday, May 9, 2021

Your take on a Nursery Rhyme

  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 #108
Your take on a Nursery Rhyme

This fortnights challenge 'Your take on a Nursery Rhyme' has been chosen by Hazel.  I have had the images of the teapot and cup for absolutely ages which I won in a challenge but never really had the chance to use them.  The images are by EUREKA STAMPS and I combined the teapot simage with the teacup image and coloured them digitally.  The background was also made digitally using a watercolour brush, just love the effect, hope you do too.  As the theme of the challenge is Nursery Rhyme, this card was designed with the rhyme 'I'm a Little Teapot' in mind.  My brother (before I was even a twinkle in my parents eyes lol) used to apparently sing this rhyme and do all the actions to it. 


I am entering this card in the following challenges :