Saturday, 22 February 2014

Spring birthday

Stamps: Teeny Trees (WM); Lovely Layers, Little Bitty Bird (PTI)
Ink: Rose Bud, Bamboo Leaves (Memento); Versamark (Tskineko)
Dies: Grid Border (SSS); Lovely Layers (PTI)
Other: white e.p. (WOW)
Hooray, the sun is shining (the solar panels are humming) & spring is on its way.  This card is for The Card Concept, where the theme is floral.  In my head it was going to be clean & graphic (hence the grid border), but it would seem that my hands had other ideas - so clean & simple it is.
It also fits for PTI on the 25th Feb ~ Sweet Spring.
Linking to:
Papertrey Ink: February 2014 Blog Hop Challenge (25th Feb)

Thursday, 20 February 2014

Colourful Muse

Stamps: Polka Dot Basics II (PTI); Gingham & Co (WM)
Ink: Danube Blue, Bahama Blue, Tangelo (Memento); Soft Pool, Pale Tomato (HA); White (WPlus9)
Dies: Birthday Words, Borders 1 (PS); stars (Provocraft)
I've had lots of fun this week playing with my new stash.  I was recently lucky enough to win a $50 Simon Says Stamp voucher on the Wednesday Challenge blog, & my haul arrived on Tuesday.  Invested almost all of it in dies, which I seem to be gravitating more towards lately - I have far too many 'must have' stamps that haven't yet seen ink...  Absolutely love the latest offerings from Paper Smooches.  I'm sure I'll be going back for more. 
I stamped the white spots first & had to wait a while for them to dry.  I have quite a collection of white inks, but have found the best to be WPlus9.  Then I cut the piece into curves.  Made a template piece  the right size first & lined it up against one edge using my scoreboard, then it was easy to make sure all the pieces were the same size.  I also numbered them on the back as I cut, to make sure they went back in the same place.  For the colour ink coverage I used the back of a giant gingham stamp.
The sentiment is cut from an old piece of packaging.  I didn't realise it cut into separate pieces, but that worked out really well for fitting it into the curve.
This was inspired mainly by Marion Vagg's fabby Muse card this week:
Linking to:
PTI:  Make It Monday #152: Layering Dye & Pigment Inks
Muse:Muse Challenge #55
Paper Smooches SPARKS: February 16-22 Anything Goes (wk3) challenge

Sunday, 2 February 2014

Smile a rainbow

Stamps: It's Your Day (HA)
Ink: Versamark (Tsukineko)
Dies: Parker Alphabet (Memory Box); Postage Stamp (Provocraft)
This was originally conceived for Less is More, but I suspect it may have become a little too busy to be valid.  It was inspired by Kristina Werner's card here, & I will confess that I then added the sentiment 'subway art' to enter it into the Hero Arts Birthday Challenge.
Linking to:
Less is More: Week 157 ~ Rainbow
Hero Arts Birthday Challenge: Use a rainbow colour scheme
CAS-ual Fridays : CFC127 ~ Over the Edge
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