Wednesday, 28 May 2008

Arty Girlz challenge #36 wings Introducing skatty kats with guest designer claudia

This weeks challenge over on Arty Girlz is 'Wings' and that is the perfect theme to introduce you to Skattykats who have just released their fantastic hand drawn "Stylised Ollies"

You can purchase these stamps for an amazing £7.99 at the moment so in effect they are less than £1 per stamp - what a bargain!! ~ check out skatty kats

We also have another treat for you ~ the very talented Claudia Rosa is our guest designer for the 'Wings' theme. so pop on over to Arty Girlz to see Claudia's wonderful creation.

And don't forget we also now have an on going recycling challenge which we would love for everyone to join in with at any time check it out

Here's what i did

A hangie thing i punched 3 large circles used inks for the background and stamped the owls. punched small holes and added the natural string.

for the card i used the branch stamp for the the flowers stem added a big blossom . stamped the owl cut it out and inked the edges then used rangers gloss over the top and stuck it to the center of the card. stamped the greeting on white card inked the edges and stuck it to the card front.

The last picture is 2 little charms i made using shrink plastic used random ink on the back stamped the owls added hole for the jump rings at the top and bottom, then shrank it and added th jump rings and the little beadie shell things

Thursday, 22 May 2008

Recycled/altered plant pot

I used an old terracotta plant pot my mum was throwing away that also had the saucer with it.
I painted the pot and saucer cream, turned the pot upside down and sponged blue paint around the rim of the pot and the saucer. when dry i painted the frog, when that was dry i flicked watered down green paint all over , popped the saucer on the top all i need now is a nice candle to put on the top.
Excuse the horrible pic it was taken in the shed LOL.

Tuesday, 20 May 2008

Ary girlz challenge # 35 RECYCLING

The weeks challenge on Arty Girlz is Recyling which was suggested by Beverly.

Did anyone notice the info on the side bar when you could have a sneek peek to see what this weeks challenge was, keep an eye out for that we will be doing that from time to time ;-)

Any way this is what i did, i used a meat balls tin thoroughly cleaned and label left on, then i stippled paint on the tin for texture, added the image which was from the bag i got my donut in from MC Donald's cut that out glued it to my tin added small bits of red Dottie ribbon to the tin and a key from a corned beef tin well it is recycling you know LOL...

Wednesday, 14 May 2008


on Auntys forum its my teams turn for this months challenge which is silhouettes.
Here's what i have done so far

The first one is an ATC i used inks for the background and drew the dodgie looking fence and stamped the bird and added a few tint flying birds.

For the second one i used inks again for the background and stamped the tree which is from Paper Artsy

Tuesday, 13 May 2008

Arty Girlz challenge #34 Travel/places.... SPONSORED by katzelkraft

This week challenge over on Arty Girlz is Travel /Places which was suggested by Nancy

we also have a fab sponsor this week

who have offered this fantastic set of unmounted rubber stamps as a prize and Julie and i were also lucky enough to receive a set to , to use in our examples this week. Thanks BĂ©atrice

Katzelkraft Offer fast international shipping and also have a great range of products for the avid craft as well as there superb stamps.

Here's what i did

This is a 6x6 piece i used papers from paper craft 4 you pad for my backing. stamped the script in the middle. i stamped the tower and stamped another one cut it out and used foam pads for a bit of dimension i did that for the butterfly as well. i cut the flowers from the same paper stack, and the lady is a rub on, then stamped the words.

For this card I used inks for my background on white card, used my lightest colour first and built up to the darker colours i cut a circle from scrap paper for the sun and placed it on the light colour before i did the darker colours . stamped the tower in black then drew the lines , backed it on black card and mounted it on a lemon card blank and stamped Paris.

For this Atc i stamped the Paris scene in black then clear embossed over the top, used inks for the sky and added a hint of colour to the water, cut my lady out and placed her at the bottom, lightly stamped the post marks at the the top then over stamped with the Paris stamp.

for this card i covered my card in a paper from Bitty scrap pad soft serenity pad then used assorted papers form the paper craft 4 you designer pad cut out a frame then the papers ribbon form another sheet and the bow from another sheet i stamped the Paris scene in the middle of the card

Tuesday, 6 May 2008

Arty Girlz challenge # 33 3D sponsored by Bootiful stampz

The challenge this week on Arty Girlz is 3d Thanks to Jane who suggested the theme. The Arty Girlz challenge this week has been sponsored by Bootiful stampz .

Sally has kindly sent us 5 stamps for a prize this week 2 Maggie stamps and 3 bunny stamps and she also sent the same to myself and Julie to use in our examples this week THANKS SALLY so pop on over to Arty Girlz to check out this Weeks fantastic prize join in for a Chance of winning.

This is the fabby prize you could win.

HERES what i did

I covered the square card blank with paper from my scraps cut a piece of white card and sponged blue ink over it and rounded the corner and stamped Maggie with a dress on to it then ran a thin black line round the edge. cut another piece of card slightly bigger rounded it off and inked round the edge in black and layered them together.

I stamped another Maggie on some scrap card and water coloured her in (think i need practice at that LOL) cut her out and added foam pad to the back and stuck her over the image i already stamped. I added the little blue flowers also available from Sally's shop and drew the stems in. sponged another piece of card with the blue ink and stamped for my friend and added another flower.

For the Baby card i cover my card blank in paper from the America paper company layered some pink card stock on white stamped the Boot Bunny on some spotty paper cut the boot and paws and nose out then stamped again on white card and cut Bunny's face out i layered it all up with foam pads for 3D look and stuck it to my mat added some ribbon round my mat and stuck it all to the card added the flower at the top with a tiny epoxy sticker with baby on in the center and added a tiny red button heart at the bottom.

For the TAG i covered it in freebie paper tore some handmade paper and stuck it to the tag, stamped coloured and cut out Hat Maggie and added her with 3D pads added a big flower with a brad in the center to the top and added some ribbon from my stash.

For this card i covered my pink card blank with freebie papers a strip of the yellow then the lilac on top stamped the Pocket Bunny on to a scrap of the yellow paper and cut out the pocket did the same on white card for Bunnies face and paws then added a rub on for the sentiment.

For the Present Maggie i made some plant taggie things don't know what you can call them LOL.

I made these for my mum shes been planting seeds and plugs so I made these so she can write the names on the sticks and mark where the seeds are. i bought some lollie sticks from Woolworth's, stamped the present bunny on to some Basic Grey paper and cut it out , then i laminated the bunnies and cut them out i also laminated some big blossoms and cut them out as well then i stuck my sticks to the flowers with foam pads then on the front i added foam pads and stuck the bunny on