Monday, 16 April 2018

Guest designer challenge 2 for house mouse and friends

Welcome to my 2nd post as a HMAF guest designer hope you are all going to join in by popping across here.
The challenge this time is lets eat, and I chose to make the earliest festive card I think I have ever made using one of the CD images. I think these wee mice eating candy canes or as we would call them in the UK peppermint canes are so cute and as the weather here has been a mix of wintery and Spring it was easy to make on one of the dull and dreary days and believe it was a dull November .December day not early April when I made it.

I mounted the image on gold mirri-card for my focal image.

I decided to keep my colour palette simple and used a white base card dressed with some red patterned mirri-card offset against some embossed white centura pearl card embossed with snowflakes using a crafter's companion  3D embossing folder. 
I didn't add another sentiment as the canes the mice are eating
 spell the word JOY  so I didn't think it needed anything else.

Hope you'll all pop along to Housemouse and join in the fun

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:-

Fab n funky - cute critters

A bit more time to craft -anything goes

Saturday, 14 April 2018

A little floral sax

Water colouring pens don't have to be pale and washed out colours this card shows they can be big and bold too. I used another stamp from Donna Ratcliffe from Crafter's Companion and just love how the entwined flowers make the image unisex. I again used pebeo masking fluid to enable me to create the distress oxide background. I thought the dark blue really offset the bold pinks of the flowers and gold of the sax.

The faux bleach is so easy to do and satisfying in a strange kind of way as is the painting with the water colour pens. The flowers are also stamps from the same set and after fussy cutting I stuck them to the card overhanging the edge of the card before cutting flush with the card edges to form a semi frame. No sentiment but one could be added but love how it just makes a statement as it is.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges;-

Stamping sensations - one for the girls

Allsorts - spring flowers or showers

AYLI - favourite colouring medium
(at present water colour pens and oxide inks are my medium
 of favour think mainly as I only recently bought
 them and am learning as I go)

MAWTT- springtime

The Paper Shelter - flowers

Addicted to stamps and more- make your mark

Flutterby time

I love this quirky stamp it makes me think of some time travelling sci-fi the name of which totally eludes me , but its somehow hypnotic. 
I am quite addicted to the masking and water-colouring technique as those who have been following my blog recently have no doubt surmised and these 2 cards are more of the same. That apart I love how different colouring can really change the look and feel of the image even though the focal image is really similar in colouring.

Both cards were created using the same technique, the central image stamped in stazon and then masked with pebeo masking fluid. The background was then created using distress oxide inks and faux bleaching using water and kitchen paper. the images were then cleared of masking fluid and painted with aquablend pens.

The cards were then matt and layered using purple mirri-card on white base cards and to say the only major colouring difference is the background I love how different the 2 cards look.

I would like to enter these cards into the following challenges:-

HLS watercolour -anything goes optional rainbow

Make my Monday - things with wings

Not just cards - anything goes

Crafty creations -anything goes

Penny's-  amything goes

Monday, 2 April 2018

House Mouse Challenge

I was lucky enough to be a winner at House Mouse challenge and part of the prize is to be guest designer for the next couple of months challenges. The first challenge is lots of images, now I don't have that many House mouse stamps but I do have a CD and a decoupage book so my GDT cards will be a mix of all 3 .The decoupage book I decided would fit the lots of images challenge perfectly but all my images are cut up to various parts and stacked on top of each other sandwiched together with little sticky pads.

I used my image to make an easel card using white card and more images to decorate the bottom layer but also create the stop for the easel part of the card.

Why not pop over to HMAF and play along

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-

just us girls- CAS

Pearly Sparkles - anything goes

A bit more time to craft - anything goes

A bit more time to craft Extra - anything goes

Saturday, 24 March 2018

hello clean and simple

I love Clean and Simple though I still feel as though I'm cheating a little . I made this card using Poppystamps dies simply cut in white as my focal image.

The background I made using my new glitter pens using 2 shades of green and a little glycerine it really gives a lovely finish ,it's just a pity the photos don't show the glittery sheen it gives. I used a faux bleaching technique to add a white sprinkling of dots for added textural interest.

I finished the card by mounting the layer onto a white base card.

I wold like to enter this card into the following challenges:-

poppystamps -  clean and simple

Penny's - anything goes

Scrappyland -anything goes

crafty friends -anything goes

QKR -anything goes

Tuesday, 6 March 2018

Mousey love

I recently made a purchase fro Jonna Sheene and had to choose a free gift so I chose some house mouse decoupage papers. I think this image is so cute and has many uses from Valentine's day to love you,anniversary or that you simply care about someone too.

I used a cream base card made with a die-sire create a card die. I decided to extend the image over the central circle so even when the card is open there is still some points of interest.

I finished the card by adding some blended distress oxide inks to give a rustic vintage aged feel to the base card.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges;-

Crafty friends - springtime

Housemouse and friends - anything goes or bunnies

Dream valley - vintage

Daisy chain - Spring