Sunday, May 26, 2019

Unicorn 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 an join us with you artwork :)

Challenge #59
Lace and Pearls

This fortnights challenge of Lace and Pearls has been chosen by me :), I so love lace and pearls on cards but these days don't seem to make them often alas.

To make this card I first got my bundle of lace out, oh what a joy.  I collect half metres of lace material when I am out and about and this piece was bought in an Indian shop in Saudi Arabia, I just fell in love with the turquoise and gold and could not resist.  The lace was stitched to a blank base and then I added the frame on top which was made using 2 Spellbinder square dies.  This card is for my daughter and although neither of us tend to head for unicorns she came in one day and gave me this die she had bought when out shopping so I just had to use it here, on her birthday card, a nice way to say thank you :).  She also moaned to me sometime ago that I don't put daughter on cards (I do tend to put her name instead) and bought me the daughter die Christmas so again, this is the perfect place to use it.  I finished off with some other dies and flat back pearls.  All the dies were cut on white card and coloured to match in with the lace.

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Sunday, May 12, 2019

Hi there!!!

 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 an join us with you artwork :)

Challenge #58

This fortnights challenge of Ecology/Environmental/Conservation has been chosen by DT sister Sall. 

I found this challenge pretty hard to get my head around until I googled simple meanings to the theme then it all fell into place.  I chose the word Ecology, the balance of living organisms and how they use each other to continue their survival.   Bees are such an important part of our lives, without the wonderful job they do in the pollination of flowers they also give us that fabulous food item, honey, which is so good for us, for our immune systems etc. a natural sweetener which is so much better for us than refined sugar plus a whole load of other uses.  Flower in return give us so much joy in our lives with their beautiful colours brightening our days.  Of course I have only chosen this theme at a pretty superficial level but it is one that is close to my heart.

I created the background for this card with Brusho pigment powders sprayed with with water in lovely summery colours.  I then stamped the hexagon honeycomb shapes in black ink.  Next I stamped my bee, masked him and then stamped my flowers.  Colouring was done with Promarkers and when all this was done I added my sentiment.  Next I die cut my coloured image and used Distress Oxides roughly around the edges.  Rummaging through one of my drawers I found some orange mesh with white embossed bit on it so cut this to place behind my image layer.  To finish off I added some bee buttons I had, to make them flat I cut of the looped back, worked a treat :)

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Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Coffee With A Friend

Challenge 120

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 what fun making this card and I loved the chance to use a digi Ike drew a while ago when I requested a coffee cup lol.  How cool is it to be able to use images from the past again and again.  For this embossing challenge I embossed my craft card base and then used Distress Oxides to enhance with colour the embossed bits.  The second bit of embossing was with the foiling where I used and embossing folder rather aptly with the birthday sentiment and turquoise heat active foil, love the way this turned out with just a bit of bling for the card.  The image was coloured with Promarkers, nice to have them out again, don't seem to have played with them much recently. I also used some stamps I have with a coffee theme and these were used for the coffee bean border and centre of the heart plus a sentiment for the coffee mug.  I finished off with 4 half pearls in a lovely chocolate brown colour.

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