Sunday, 7 May 2017

Fantasy

Time for our latest challenge at Stamping Sensations and this month we have the theme of Butterflies, Fairies and Fantasy - a lot of scope there for you and I hope you will come and join us as there's a fab prize on offer - if you pop across to the blog you will see the goodies!
We are a stamping challenge so stamping has to be the focal point of your entry!
I went for inkiness this month as I have been having a bit of an inkfest as can be seen from my previous posts!
I used a mask for the moon and began dusting on my colour - Broken China DI all across my piece of card and then layered over it Stormy Sky.

Mountains were done with a mask and Salty Ocean DI then I moved the mask down a bit and applied some Dusty Concord and Seedless Preserve - leaving the original Broken China  base layer showing at the bottom.
After taking away the moon mask I dusted lightly over it to take away the stark white card - think perhaps I should have done a bit more but hey ho!

Versafine Black ink used for all the stamps - the bottom meadow border stamp I think was a freebie but am not sure! If it was I likely only bought the mag because I wanted it.
The trailing vines were also a freebie and I know I DEFINITELY only bought the mag to get the set!
I shadow stamped these and was really happy with the result.
A little bit of Black Soot sponged round all the edges to hopefully give a smoky effect. 

The fairy was from a set of fantasy stamps that I have had for ever. She looked a little bit like she should have had something in her hands so I used a teeny Inkylicious stamp and gave her a few flowers!
Some glamour dust on her wings, flowers and the bottom of her skirt with a little bit more on the flowers beneath her.
Quite pleased with this as fairies (and making scenes!) are not normally my thing.

Am off for a week now on my President's Internal Tour so have a great week and will catch up with you all soon!x

Monday, 1 May 2017

Sunset

I can't believe it is over a week since I posted - the days are flying by.
I have been doing a bit of DT stuff this week well in advance as I am going to be away such a lot but in between I made a  couple of cards and had fun getting very inky and messy!
It's been a lovely day here and I have spent most of it outside making tidy and in a lot of cases renewing the pots on the patio.
Typically though I forgot to take the pictures whilst it was bright!
This one isn't as sharp as I would like it to be but you get the general idea.

I just wanted a basic 'friend' card for the stash box and I really like this SU sentiment so everything was done with that in mind.

I used Carved Pumpkin, Spiced Marmalade and Dried Marigold DI's for the sky.
The bottom was inked with Brushed Corduroy and Gathered Twigs. I tore some masking tape for the ground and at first was disappointed that it wasn't a 'clean' line - but the more I look at it the more it is growing one me!
I used a paintbrush and added some more ink  under the trees.

The trees and birdies were all stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa, as was the sentiment.
Joining in the following challenges -
APTTC - Open Challenge #4
Crafts Galore Encore - A/Goes
HIMCR - Freestyle
CFTH - A/Goes

Coffee time for me now and a trawl through blogland to catch up with you all - and a sit to rest my aching back! x