Monday, July 15, 2019

Stencils and Sprays


Time for a new challenge.  Check out Unstampabelles if you like playing with mist sprays and stencils.

Check out what I did.

I love the colour combo of crisp white, purple and green.  I always love to try to pick out colours that I can highlight from my photo.

People have told me that one of their favourite features of mine is my smile so I decided to do a page about it.

The stencil I have used is a mini doily. I've then cut up that doily and made it into a flower.

What will you make?

Dale x

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Use Paint on your Project

ARTastic July challenge 2019

 Rita Angus (New Zealand) with "Cass"

Above is the inspo painting to use.

This is what I came up with:

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I've used a circle stencil that has different size circles with yellow and white paint.

I drew my inspiration from the colours in the painting.

This layout is quite abstract compared to what I normally do.  I wanted to have a sense of movement as I just loved the fish in the photo.

Go to this post at ARTastic to see what the other DT did.

You can combine this challenge with 2 others if you want to.

Give it a go.

Dale x

Monday, July 1, 2019

Sardines - a scrapbook layout

July 2019 - ARTastic challenge

This is the inspiration painting and the criteria to use on your layout is paint.

Image may contain: sky and outdoor
Rita Angus (NZ) with Cass

Here is my layout, entitled Sardines.

I have my inspiration from the colours in the painting.
I used a stencil with yellow and white paint. Always fun.

Why not join in this month?

Dale x

Shell inspired challenge at Archi-Scraps

The July challenge at Archiscraps is to be inspired by seashells and the image below.

Here is my card for your inspiration.

I chose to make a sea themed card. I had some beautiful scalloped white and teal paper that reminded me of the "shell" at the top of the door.  Teal is often the colour of the sea where I live and I love the colour. I've added some brown pp for the dunes and some white bubble type paper for the foam on top of the waves.  Add in a life saver sticker and a sentiment and there you have it. A simple card that I thought would suit a male very well.

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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Floral card using Kaisercraft

This card is for CC73 challenge at Soul-scrappers.

I gave the card to my quartet, Artistry's, singing coach Gail last night.  Our tenor was sick unfortunately and could not join us.

Image may contain: 4 people, people smiling, indoor

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Floral card

I made this sweet card today. I started with a yellow and white floral piece of patterned paper and used watercolour paints on it.
I've coloured in a floral die-cut using green ink and textas. I've added a fun centre to the largest flower.
I have a scalloped sticker across the top and the sentiment is a chipboard piece.

I've entered this in CC72 challenge at Soul Scrappers.

Thanks for looking.
Dale x

Monday, June 3, 2019

Glitter inlay birthday cards

June's challenge at Unstampabelles is quite a challenge. Well, it was for me. Here it is.

June #90: Stained Glass using Dies TWIST Inlaid Glitter

June - Stained Glass using Dies  TWIST Inlaid Glitter

I didn't even know what it was.  Luckily, Susan had provided an explanation and a link.

I took my inspiration from this link.

I have 3 marker pens, total.  So, I used them.  I went to buy Jac paper at Spotlight, but they had run out. They had a similar product X-Press so I bought that. I don't think it is as thick as it seemed a little bit flimsy to me.

 I cut a piece of it and then using my CM cutting system cut a diamond shape out of the middle of it.
I did this before applying the glitter.  The application of the glitter was a bit messy, not as neat and tidy as Jennifer's.  That's the main reason I don't work with glitter often. I'm a fairly neat crafter. I do like the effect though.

I decided to make two cards. One with the negative and one with the positive piece.  Therefore, I cut some pink cardstock so I could the inlaying part with each card.

For this card I used the large glitter part with the smaller cardstock diamond. I added a large pink flower with a silver leaf, a Girl's Paperie die-cut and the sentiment sticker. These last two are raised on foam.

For this card I coloured the glitter diamond using my 3 markers and Jennifer's technique. I quite liked the effect.  I used complementary paper flower colours and a sentiment sticker.

 Here are the two together.

What do you think?

I gave one of the cards to one of my closest friends and she just loved it.

Dale x