Saturday, 16 June 2018

Art Impressions Entertained

Now this image was coloured especially for this card but the background was stamped at the same time the shoe cards were made. So another item used from the enormous pile lol.

I was desperate to buy this stamp during my florida trip last year, it was a "hobby lobby" wood stamp exclusive and it took two stores before I found it. Of course I was so desperate as I was going to use it straight away and here we are a year later and its finally coloured in

Image and Sentiment : "entertained" Wood Art Impressions (ai)
Dies: Mod stitched rectangles from MFT
Card: "charcoal" Recollections at Michaels, Diagonal Stripe background stamp from MFT

Grey Lady - N5, 4, 3, 1, YR23, N8, 6, 4, V17, 15, E11, 50
Blond Lady - N8, 5, V17, BG49, 45, E11, 00, E34, 31, 30
Brunette Lady - E04, 13, 11, E49, 79, 74, RV17, 14, 13, N8, 6, 5,

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Hipster Cat

I am currently sticking to my plan to use the massive amount of coloured images I have in a box in my craft room. I'm not sure I will ever get to the bottom of the box but at least I'm trying lol.

The major issue is that I have no idea of the colours I used when I coloured this cat not that I will ever probably colour it again lol.

I just added the tabs and for such a simple card thats a large list lol.

Image: "hipsters" Tim holtz
Sentiment: " mixed media 8" stamper anonymous
Background : "plaid" concord and 9th
Card : "spring rain" from papertrey ink and "steel grey" from MFT
Ink : versamark, hero arts grey ombré and "steel grey" from MFT
Embossing Powder : stampedous silver fine
Dies: a2 stitched and plain rectangles both MFT

Sunday, 10 June 2018

Reel Great Guys

This stamp set was a purchase last year for a specific birthday, I am terrible for doing that and then forgetting what I bought and buying more and this would have been no exception apart from the fact I had seen a card created and I knew I wanted to replicate/cas it.

I saw the card on the art impressions blog by Karen Day, Karen had drawn the tress with her copics, now mine are nothing like hers but I did try and I am pleased with the result. It was actually easier and more fun than I imagined it would be lol.

Images and sentiment : "reel great guys" art impressions (AI)
Card : "night shift blue" MFT stamps
Dies : a2 stitched rectangle from MFT

Skin - E04, 11, 00, 000
Boat - E47, 44, 43
Water - B02, 01, 00, 000, 0000
Trees - YG67, 63, 61
Fish - BG99, 94
Caps - E09, R08

Thursday, 7 June 2018

Fairy and Unicorn

Now I don't technically need this card until October and although I knew what I wanted to make I wasn't going to start yet, until I saw that Digistamp Boutique were giving away a unicorn digistamp to anyone who entered the Facebook contest so it had to be made now lol. 

I used to enter more challenges than I do currently and I must admit to having missed making stuff other than what I need that month. I am definitely going to try to make an effort to try this style of crafting again. 

It was one of the quickest cards I've made in a long time, everything went well and no faffing either lol. 

Image: "" Digistamp Boutique
Sentiment : "fairy wishes" MFT stamped in "winter wisteria" from Papertry Ink
Paper: "" MFT
Card: recollections 65lb from Michaels

Skin - E04, 11, 00
Hair - E35, 34, 31
Dress - BV02, 01, 00
Wings - BG000, 0000
Unicorn - W2, 1, 0 , blender, R85, 83, 81
Crown - Y23,  21

Monday, 4 June 2018

Mo does it again

For kids birthdays I don't think you can go wrong with Mo's digital pencil images, they capture the look and feel of the people I make the cards for so well.

I have made this style of card and even used this image before but thus colour combo was a first and I love it. I'm always drawn to blues and purples and having them combined is amazing. 

Image: "One" Mo's Digital Pencil
Paper: "promises" Nit Wit
Card: "grape jelly" MFT
Dies: Crealies XXL stitched circles and Xxl stitched squares, Small scalloped circles and basic edges2 and scalloped basic edges 2 all MFT

Skin - E11, 21, 00, 000, 95
Hair - E57, 59, 35
Purple - V12, 15, 17
Blue - B02, 01, 00, 000

Thursday, 31 May 2018

Burgers Again

I really like making guy/kid cards but for this one I was completely stumped. I've made lots of cute burger cards but wanted a slightly more realistic/older look for this one and hopefully this one fits the bill.

I stamped and masked all he food and then stamped the ketchup splotches in "wild cherry" mft hybrid ink. This was a last minute idea and one I really like.

Images: "fast food" Hunky-dory
Sentiment: "basic numbers" from Clearly Besotted and "big birthday wishes" from MFT
Dies: "mod stitched rectangle" MFT
Card: "red" recollections at Michaels

Fries - E35, Y32, R89, 39, 37
Ketchup - R29, 24
Burger - E35, 34, 31, 25, 29, Y17, 15, 13, YG67, 17, 25, R29, 24, R39, 37, 35
Drink - B26, 24, 23, R39, 37, Y17, 15, N3, 2, 1, blender
Ground - W4, 2, 0

Monday, 28 May 2018

Melvin the Mod

The March edition of Making cards magazine had a code for 50% off at Doctor-Digi on the three images featured in the magazine. Of course I bought all three and even followed loosely one of the cards they made. I kind of wish I had printed melvin slightly smaller but I still think he works. 

Also for the first time in forever I used tiny snippets on this card, the red paper and the numbers were both cut from tiny scraps in my snippet drawer, I'm going to enter the snippet playground and hope that I remember how to use the swings lol.

Image: "melvin the mod" Doctor-digi
Dies: Crealies XXL stitched circles and inside out stitched circles
Card: "dark indigo" Papertrey ink
Paper: snippets, not sure of the pack but they are all echo park

Skin - E04, 11, 00
Jeans - B97, 95, 93
Bike - B02, 01, 00, 000, N2,
Jacket - G28, 46, 24
Shirt - N2, blender
Boots - 100, N10, 7
Tyres - 100, W8, 6

Challenges - Snippet Playground