Saturday, 26 October 2013

Black, White & Red!

Hi Everyone

Hope you are enjoying your weekend despite the weather.  Don't forget to change your clocks tonight.  This card was for the same colleague who likes black and white but doesn't mind a "splash of red"!  I am using this lovely Sassy Studio Designs image again as I think it is so versatile and just right for that special birthday.

Coloured with my trusty copics this digital image was larger than previous cards as I made a large card 8" x 8" so the extra wide ribbon was not out of place.

Hope you like it.

Thanks for looking and a big thank you everyone for your lovely comments.


Sunday, 20 October 2013

Another Black & White Christmas!

Hi All

Many apologies for the long time between posts.  Where has all the time gone?  I have been spending a lot of time in Birkenhead during the week, busy with visitors and decorating.  Very little time for crafting for my blog.  I am here now though so thought I would show you this card I did for my work colleague who likes black and white.  I made this one for last Christmas and was really pleased with it.  I made one for all my colleagues but all with different colours/pictures.  They said they would use them every year!

I hope you like it.  Fingers crossed I will be back very soon ..... Watch this space.
Have a good week. Kx

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Lavinia Stamps Challenge - Autumn Colours

Hi Everyone

Welcome back to another month on the Lavinia Stamps Challenge and this month the challenge is Autumn Colours.  I love autumn don't you?  The beautiful colours of the trees are just fantastic.  Here is my sample for the Challenge:

For this one I have used Kraft card as I wanted to "explore" different mediums to use with the distress inks.  It was not as easy to smooth and blend the colours but it was worth the effort.  I used fired brick, spiced marmalade, mustard seed, rusty hinge and peeled paint.  I stamped my favourite Lavinia stamp "vine" onto the card then embossed in gold.  I stamped the beautiful stag and slender mushrooms on the card and added the dots to the mushrooms with the trusty Posca pen.  I cut a frame out of some patterned paper which I distressed then added the lovely fairy "autumn fall" which I stamped and embossed.

I hope you like it.

Now the important bit - join in the Challenge here and you could win a fantastic prize - £40 (yes £40) of Lavinia Stamps.  If you have seen their new products, the Zentangle stamps, you are going to want to join in!  Good luck. Kx