Sunday, 15 May 2016

Quick card

Daughters birthday 
I needed a quick card for this event. My daughter loves butterflies and I really love the Tim Holtz set so problem solved. 
I mounted a sheet of red card onto a craft card 8"x8"". I then stencilled the Donna Downey poppy stems onto some spotted paper using Candied Apple distress ink. Next I blended various coloured distress inks onto white card and then cut and embossed the butterflies. The sentiment was stamped in black versa fine ink and then embossed with clear powder. I embellished the flowers and butterflies  with black stickles.  Et voila! It was finished. Hope you like.

Thursday, 12 May 2016

Stamps and stencils thinking pink

.Thinking Pink

This is my first blog in a year, having had a very busy time as the Ladies Captain at my local golf club. My love of crafting came in very handy for all the events I had to organise. Having recently had a shoulder operation and being unable to play golf , I have found that I've had far more time to craft. It's been great being able to experiment with my stash using items I'd forgotten I had. 
This is the also the first challenge I have taken part in for a long time and whilst I don't often work in pink when crafting I am really pleased with the outcome for the Stamps and Stencils challenge.
The background was "smooched"" using Wendy Vecchi archival pads and surgical spirit. I used one of her stencils at the top and bottom using the rose pinkink.The border top and bottom is a Tim Holtz stamp as is the sentiment. The plant pot is an MDF cut out from my stash which underwent the Wendy Vecchi enamel treatment, again using the rose pink. Although you can't see it in the photo I did stamp some spots  on the background in second generation potting shed archival ink.  I shall also be entering this  in the Countryview crafts stencil challenge.