Tuesday, 24 June 2008

Arty Girlz weekly challenge #40 NATURE

This weeks challenge on Arty Girlz is Nature we would love to see all thing to do with Nature on your creations.

Crafty Individuals have sponsored this weeks challenge so we have these lovely goodies up for grabs one of there 6x6 paper pads and and one of there unique stamps. so for a chance to win these fantastic goodies pop over to Arty Girlz and join in the challenge winners are picked at random. as they say you have to be in it to win it LOL.

you can visit Crafty Individuals shop by clicking on there shop banner, they have a vast collection of unique rubber stamp as well as the mini books, paper pads and lots more besides.

Julie and i we both lucky enough to receive a book and stamp each to use in our creations Thanks Malcom and Jean.

For the card

I cut some paper from the pad and layered it on to black card stock and mounted it on to a square card blank , stamped the stamp on to white card stock with black ink then sponged little spots of colour around the flowers and leaves then smudged black ink around the edge then mounted it on to black card stock and mounted it to the card slightly off center.

The Little Bird House

The little Bird house has been sitting around for a while now so i thought it would fit into the nature theme perfectly. I covered it with papers from the pad then inked the edges in black. for the roof stamped the stamp twice on to white card with ink purple ink, I cut the card so i had the top half of the image for one side of the roof and the bottom half of the image for the other side. stuck it to the roof and smudge black ink around the edges. lastly i cut a tiny Butterfly from one of the papers in the book and added it to the front with foam pads.

Saturday, 21 June 2008

Master Boards

I made a master Board, this is a really cool way of making your own back grounds to use over and over, for mine i used an A4 piece of linen card stock, inks paint gesso and stamps.

I basically stamped the inks all over the card in different colours and blended them in, then i added some paint here and there and used gesso in places. when it was dry i stamped some images all over the card which were mainly Paper Artsy. with a cherrie pie and a stampin up sanded stamp. i also used a lid from a bottle to make the circles when it was all dry i put it in my scanner and print off a copy and scanned it into my comp as well. I'm keeping the original maybe to use on something or just for back up here's the original.

I cut up the photo copy to make the cards and Atc's below. the nice thing about master boards is you will get a different background depending how you cut it. Im defiantly going to be making more.

Here's the master Board

For this card i cut up a piece of the master board and mounted it on to purple card, stuck it to a pink square card blank. printed the image (one of my favourites) and cut it out and stuck it on to the card, i used a white gel pen around the edge of the image and smudged it with my fingers this gives a nice edge and a bit of depth. Then i stamped the life friend stamp studio G i think.

For this card i cut some more master board and stuck it to lilac card on a square card blank. cut out 6 inches from the master board added the image's and words and stuck these on an Atc card blank then mounted that on to lilac card stock then stuck that to the card.

for these ATC's i covered 2 Atc blanks with paper from the master board cut out the images and used the gel pen around the image as in the previous card. on the first one i stamped the her majesty and the little cushion and crown and on the second one just added a little flower in her hair.

Tuesday, 17 June 2008

Look what i have got

Look what i received in the post yesterday this Beautful 6x12 canvas which was created by Suzan Buckner. I bought this canvas from suzan's Etsy shop im a hug fan of suzans and im so happy to own an original piece of her work .

suzan is based in America and you can find her blog here.

Arty Girlz weekly challenge #39 Hint of pink

The challenge this week over on Arty Girlz is .... Hint of pink we would like to see some pink on your creations There's also a wonderful prize up for grabs from Funky Fairy Papercrafts which is a Pinkie pops CD and a 'Daniel Doo Dahs Rags clear stamp click on the banner to go to Funky Fairys shop

Julie and I were also lucky enough to each receive a CD and stamp to use in our examples this week ,Thanks Shaz.

so for a chance to win this fab prize and join in with the challenge pop on 'over to Arty Girlz

Here's what i did..I use the Cd for this card. I took some A5 linen card stock and printed this gorgeous patterned paper on to it & folded it in half , printed the square sentiment and cut it out and used foam pads to attach it to the card. I also printed a small flower that was the same as on the sentiment cut it out and added it with a foam pad.

I used the CD again and my bind it all and made a beer mat box, i printed the paper from the CD the same as the card to match, covered 6 beer mats with the paper and used my bind it all to punch the holes in the mats to make the box using black ribbon to fasten the box together.

printed the flowers from the CD cut them out and layered them together using glue and foam pads for height added them to the lid of the box, added a single flower to the front of the box, used black ribbon for a closure and added little charm thing that were recycled from some old shoes . so i think i will also add this box to the Arty Girlz on going Recycling challenge

For this acetate card I used the stamp which i stamped on to an atc blank rounded the corners and coloured him in with water colour pencils. Then i folded a A4 piece of acetate in half and cut some of the bottom off, stuck the bear to the front of the acetate and used scrap paper and glued that on the inside of the acetate behind the bear so i can write on the card. added pink flowers with gems in the middle to the front of the acetate and used a rubon's for the sentiment.

Tuesday, 10 June 2008

Arty Girlz weekly challenge #38 FACES

The challenge this week on Arty Girlz is FACES.

we also have the very talented Ilonka as our guest designer you can find Ilonka's wonderful creations on her blog HERE.

so click HERE to join in in with the faces challenge.

Here's mine

I matted white card stock on to black then mounted it on to a card blank. I stamped the faces 3 times stamp is from cats life press, cut out and matted on to back card stock stuck them to the card punched 2 flowers in black added a black brad to the centers and added them to the card.

Here's a couple more that i did

I stamped a cream card blank in blown with a stampin up sanded background stamp. Then stamped the autumn leaves flourishes . cut a small square of parchment card stamped the sanded stamp again on top and went round the edges with a brown ink then stamped the face cats life press on a scrap of the parchment card mounted it with foam pads and attached to the square added the looped brad.

I covered a card blank with patterned paper cut a strip of purple card and a small square went round the edges with a silver krylon pen also did this on the card to. mounted the image which is from crafty individuals to the square but first went round the edge with the krylon pen , added the strip to the card and mounted the square on top of that.

Tuesday, 3 June 2008

Arty Girlz challenge #37 PAINT sponsored by layers of color

Over on Arty Girlz this week We have 'Paint' as the challenge theme, so go and grab your paintbrushes and have some fun!

This challenge is sponsored by Layers of Color who have offered this fabulous set of stamps for one of our participants to win

Julie and i were also lucky enough to be sent a set each to play with, Thank you Laura :-)

Laura is also our guest designer this week you can see what Laura created on Arty Girlz and also on Laura's blog HERE

Here's what i did

I stamped the flourish tree on a cream card blank randomly around the edges then stamped the Happy Birthday.

I used water colour paint to add a touch of colour in red and yellow to the flowers and also did a wash of green around the edge, then stamped the scalloped circle stamp on scrap card twice then used the water colour paint again to add a hint of red and yellow to the dots. I tied a sheer ribbon around the card and fixed the circles with foam pads for a raised effect.

For this card i stuck some pretty blue flowered scrap paper on a card blank.

Then i stamped the flower baby on baby blue textured card stock then i used white acrylic paint on a dry brush and swooped it around the edge of the card stock and highlighted areas of the stamped image with the white paint, i also swooped the paint around the patterned paper to. (picture not showing up the paint to well sorry)

I stamped the bottom plate on scraps of the baby blue card sock and cut it out and added raised dots of the white paint around the edge, Stamped NEW BABY at the bottom of the card and stuck the plate over the top.

I stamped the scalloped circle stamp 4 times on the scrap baby blue card cut them out and made slits in them and slid the card with the baby image on in to them added foam pads to the back of each circle and fixed it to the card. nice raised effect.

Lastly i added little prima Flowers and put dots of white paint in the centers.

That was long winded wernt it LOL

Sunday, 1 June 2008

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