Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Closet Inspiration

Stamps: Littly Bitty Bird (PTI); Teeny Trees (WM)
Ink: Nautical Blue (Memento); Pale Tomato (HA)
This week Heather invites us to look to our wardrobes for one-layer inspiration.  I have a vest top with tiny dandelion sprigs in blue, with an even tinier amount of coral stitching. I masked off the edges of the card before stamping, to give a white frame, mimicking the edging on the neck & arms. 
Linking to:
One Layer Wednesday: OLW149 ~ Closet Inspiration

Monday, 15 July 2013

Banner card

Stamps: Flower Friends (SSS); Basic Borders (Mama Elephant); It's Your Day (HA)
Ink: Rose Bud (Memento); Soft Pool, Wet Cement (HA); White (W+9)
Other: Happy Die (SSS)
Firstly, I hope you can see the picture above.  I had to upload using Picasa because Blogger is messing around today, & I have had trouble with this method in the past.
This is a one-layer card for Less is More, any shape but a rectangle / square.  I promise, it is only one layer: I cut out the happy & re-fitted a grey version, then painted glossy accents across the back to make sure it stayed in place.
You may guess I have just had a delivery from Simon Says Stamp, so expect to see more from these products in the next few weeks.
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Thursday, 11 July 2013

Shades of grey

Stamps: none
Ink: none
Other: Silhouette SD
The inspiration for this came from a Hollister T-shirt I saw someone wearing last night, & since then I've been itching to get into the craft room.
I can't believe I've never created an ombre background on the PC before.  Doh!So simple in Silhouette Studio to fill a rectangle with graduated colour.  For the rest, I found a seabird image online & 'traced' around it, then added lines to follow on with the bird's natural curves. 
I like to think it looks as if the gull is just dipping over the waves.
Linking to:
Addicted to CAS: ATCAS 17 ~ Water

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Casology Guest Designer - Fireworks


Stamps: Artemio
Ink: Tangelo (Memento); Tumbled Glass (DI)
Font: Sunshine Poppy
Other: Aqua Promarker; Diamond Stickles
I found it hard to come up with something this week.  In the UK, fireworks are generally confined to Bonfire Night & New Year - not what I want to think about in the summer!
I started off by playing around with a couple of the standard shape in Silhouette Studio.  Having printed the sentiment & stamped the 'firework' circles, it still looked a bit bare.  I tried various colours of ink splatter on scrap paper, before committing to the card.  The centre of the aqua starburst is stuck directly on the orange backing, with just a few foam dots under random stars to make some pop out more than others.
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