Hello everyone. Well, it is Monday again and a Bank Holiday here - again! Sunny? Mmmmm, the jury is out on that one! Rain or shine, grab your picnic basket, as it's off into the woods we go with the fabulous new challenge theme from Simon Says Stamp & Show!
I swing from girly to grungy and this week it was the return of the pastel tones. I think a lot of us like to play around with houses when creating and I decided to raid my stash of cardboard to rustle up a home in the woodlands. A shop in my town mounts pictures and they let me buy all the centre cut-outs for a pound! I have a huge bag of fabulous sturdy cardboard just perfect for this project.
I cut my pieces to shape and covered the main part with sticky back canvas for a bit of texture. Then I set about adding the roof which I stamped with dots before going on to the details.... The wording is taken from a larger sentiment which I cut to my suit my piece.
I know I use these Wendy flowers a lot but I just love their shape and that they come in three sizes (on different stamp sets). You can layer them up, stamp and cut them from all sorts of things and make them very simple or full on fancy.
My Art Parts leaves are painted white before I stamped them in delicate Bundled Sage with another favourite background stamp from Wendy. Seeing as I am raving on about my fave Wendy things, I just have to add the Just Fly butterfly. Here I have stamped it onto card but used the reverse side so as to achieve a simple shape... A little ric-rac, lace and buttons finish it all off. I think it would make a great gift for someone's new house... Or you copy the design and make it into a card...
Into the woods.... where does that take your crafty mind to???? Take a look at how the rest of the Design Team played around with the challenge here! the ideas are fabulous.Do join in! We are on the hunt for our top three artists and there is this very
generous $50 voucher to be won too.
Thanks for calling by. Enjoy the holiday if you have one...
See you soon. Sarah.
Hello Monday! Well, I'm feeling blue today but thankfully it's all inky so that's good. The new challenge theme over at Simon Says Stamp & Show is all about your favourite ink pad. Eeek! Now there's a tough one...
In all honesty I could say all of them, but after looking at my desk and recent
dabblings I went for Salty Ocean Distress Ink. It just keeps on
popping up on my desk so it got the popularity vote from me. Sometimes I'm just want to be creative with some good 'old school stamping'... I
started out my crafty journey many moons ago when I decided to create
my own Christmas cards and I still love cardmaking today.
There's just something about seeing that crisp inky image on white paper that does it for me. As usual I played around with my stamp collection and composition to see
what I could magic up. I really love one layer stamping and decided
that would be the mood to linger in. I like to be consequent in style
and stamping when creating pieces so I stayed with a range of Mr. Tim
To create the eye I carefully dabbed and wiped away the ink from the stamp with a dryish baby wipe until I had the eye shape I wanted. I practised on scrap paper a few times to get the right look.
I had so much fun that I couldn't resist trying out another one. I combined the Papillon background writing with the smaller butterflies from Attic Treasures which is a great set of stamps. Just the right size for so many projects...
So there you go... gentle waves of Salty Oven from me.
Have you worked out which ink pad is your best friend?
Take a look at how the rest of the Design Team played around with the challenge here!
Inspiration galore! We are on the hunt for our top three artists and there is this very
generous $50 voucher to be won too. Do join in and share your inky antics with
Thanks for calling by. I'm off to attack my 'to do' list... See you all soon.
We may not have sunshine but we all have a little paper that's for sure. Crafters? A little paper? Now, there's an understatement if ever there was one. So the new challenge theme over at Simon Says Stamp & Showis right up everyone's street.
l love working in miniature and thought it would be great fun to have a go at one of those famous folding mini books. If you have no idea what I mean then check out this great You Tube tutorial from Mr. Timotheus Holtz himself here!
l used a piece of 12 x12 from my Destinations Paper Stash. I love this collection, use it all the time and still seem to have lots of yummy pages left over. It's been a while since the old Steampunk fellows have gotten inky and just as long since I did something in my vintage shades...
I've decorated the back with some smaller pieces from the same paper stash. All the pages have been stamped with numbers throughout and I've also added a few typed quotes and images inside too.
I used Grungeboard for both the book-plate frame and the binding which
gives the book a really nice sturdy feel - and it was also the perfect
location for a Wordband!
There's more of less here too! Lots of mini tags that are tucked into the pockets of the book...
It's such a fun project to play with, adaptable to any style, colour of theme you like. I think they would make a great alternative to a greeting card too.
So there you go. Literally a bit of what you fancy! It's a really fabulous challenge theme. There's no excuse for not joining in this week. Check out the
really wonderful ideas from
the rest of the Design Team here!
We are on the hunt for our top three artists and there is this very
generous $50 voucher to be won too. Do join in and share a little paper creativity with
us. That's me all done again. Gotta run, got one very mobile baby on the loose...Thanks for the visit! Have an inspired week and I'll see you soon.
A simple gal with a passion for imagery, composition and detail. Enjoying the freedom, adventure and sanctuary of dabbling, stamping, paper art and...just being. Hope you enjoy your visit, do linger a while.
After many travels, a lifetime of dance and 13 years in Holland, time for a trip back home. My musical Belgian hubby, baby Ruby and I nestle in Lovely Ludlow and still need to paint our little Victorian terrace...
Thank you very much for taking the time to be here. I am grateful to all the artists, renown or yet undiscovered, who inspire me. I am learning, discovering and creating everyday and I hope you may also partake in this journey. I strive to find my own originality and creativity to produce individual hand-made pieces. If you would like to refer to any of my designs or photographs, it would be greatly appreciated if you would please credit them to me and this blog. Thank you.