Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Mothers Day

Good morning and Happy Choosday. How quick do these Tuesdays keep coming round!! Today's challenge at Digi Choosday is all about the main ladies in our lives, Mothers. So we want to see your Mothers day makes, and here is mine.
I used the stunning Octavia Riding a Unicorn from the Octavia Moonfly Collection download. Also available as a CD or as lots of separate little bundles. I have coloured her with my Graph'It Markers and used my Mix It Palette to keep the colours soft. I took all the embellies into a craft program (MCS) and changed them all to gray scale to match the papers. Everything you see on this card is printed from the collection, even the ribbon, bow and flowers. How real do they look, all I did was use a large embossing tool to shape them a little bit. I just adore this collection, and envisage it being used rather a lot!

Sunday, 1 March 2015

Stencil it!

Good morning bloggers, I hope you are all good and have had a good weekend. I'm here today with a make for the Premium Craft Brands Blog where we have a new challenge starting. The challenge is Stencil It, and here is my make.
I have used the Spirograph Mask for the background by placing it over some white linen card and putting some Light Modelling Paste through it. I have then coloured over it with a black and pearlescent violet Pan Pastels. I have then used the Postcard Stamp Set to stamp out the postcard and sentiment in black ink. I then stamped the butterflies in Versamark ink and rubbed over them with the pearlescent violet Pan Pastel. Finally I added a black bow and some pearls.

Friday, 27 February 2015

Ribbons and Lace

Good morning bloggers. Are you ready for the weekend? It's very nearly here, so let's hope it's a bright and beautiful one for you. It will be for me as I'm currently sunning myself in Egypt! Sorry!
Well on with my make for this weeks new challenge over at Polkadoodles. The theme we have for the next two weeks is Ribbon and Lace. Here is my make:
It started out life as a plain MDF tag that I got at a craft show last year. To start with I painted over it all with white gesso to give it a base. I then covered it in paper from the Dollie Daydream Goes East Collection. I then added some faux stitching around the edges and then painted over it with Iridescent Paste to give it some shimmer. I then coloured an image from the Candy Doodles Collectors Edition CD using my Graph'It Markers. I added a flower from the Dollie Goes East CD and some lace and ribbon from  my stash.


Good morning all. It's my turn to start a new challenge off over at the Graph'It Marker Colouring blog this week and the challenge is "Romance". Here is my make;
The image, papers, embellishments and sentiment are all from the Work & Play 9 Collection, Love & Kisses. You can buy the digi image separately HERE if you wish.

The Graph'Its I have used are:
Skin: 4125, 4150, 4135, 4145, 3210, 3120
Hair: 3150, 3160, 3180, 3190
Clothes: 9101, 9102, 9103, 9106

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Anything Goes

Good morning and Happy Choosday everyone. This week over at Digi Choosday we are having an "Anything Goes" challenge, so come and join us. Here is my make for this week.

It started out life as a plain MDF pen holder that I got at a craft show last year.

I started with priming the bare would with white gesso putting two coats around the edges so I wouldn't have to cover them with paper. I then printed 2 sheets of paper out from the fabulous Dollie Goes Daydream East download. This is also available as a CD should you wish to get it that way.
I then covered the pen holder inside and out with the paper and added some faux stitching around the edge with a fine black pen. I then painted over the whole thing with Glassy Gel to make it more robust and to stop the paper peeling off. I then chose all my embellishments and printed them out, cut them out and then painted over them with Iridescent Paste to give them some shimmer. I then put them on 3D foam and glued them in place. Finally I made some rolled roses from the left over paper. This now has pride of place on my desk for pens that I use regularly.

Sunday, 22 February 2015

Pink & White Inspiration

I'm here today to share some mid challenge inspiration with you for the Premium Craft Brands blog. The challenge which started last week is "Pink & White" and here is my make.
It started out as a plain MDF plaque which I primed with white Gesso. I then covered it with the dotty paper from the Octavia Moonfly collection. I lightly sanded the edge of the paper and used the Magenta Pan Pastel to colour the distressing and added some faux stitching. I then painted over the paper with the Glassy Gel to give it a sheen. I then used the dots part of the Leaves & Birds mask and put  light modelling paste through it.
I then used a sentiment from the Octavia collection and covered it in Glassy Gel again. I then used some flowers from the same collection and some lace from my stash.

Friday, 20 February 2015

Spring Greens

Another post from me today, this time for the Graph'It Markers Colour challenge blog. We are mid challenge over there so I am doing the inspiration post. The challenge is to use "Spring Greens" and here is my make.

The Colours of the Graph'It Markers I have used are:
Skin: 4125, 4150, 4135, 4145, 3210, 3120
Hair: 3210, 3245, 3250, 3290
Dress: 7210, 7220, 7240
Flowers: 8130, 8140, 8150, 5110, 5115
Wings: 5115 & Silver Shake pen.

The image, papers, embellishments and sentiments are all from the fabulous Octavia Moonfly Collection from Polkadoodles. This is also available as a download HERE. It is also available in smaller collections HERE.

All Things Kraft!

Good morning all, I'm here today with a mid challenge inspiration post for the Polkadoodles challenge blog. The challenge which started last week is "All Things Kraft"
I knew straight away I wanted to use the Double Sprinkles Of Kraft CD rom, as I love Kraft myself so adore this CD. Here is my make:

The image is a pre-coloured one which we tend to forget are on the CD's these days. The blue hearts I have cut out from the backing paper which was left over after making the card. The Kraft heart is from a Tattered Lace die and the sentiment is from Dutch Doobadoo.. I used the Tim Holtz Vintage Photo distress ink around the edges of everything and then added faux stitching with the Graph'It Shake white marker pen.