Pink and Brown – One Powerful Hour and Busy, Theme Thursday

As you’ll see, my scanner hates anything not perfectly flat and this isn’t…. sigh 😦 Looking at it now, I wish I’d mounted the smaller tag onto cream and brown, or at least onto brown, to make it more uniform, but hey ho – it’s done, now 🙂pink and brown

The words are from Stamp Camp and look great even when not cut up into individual words and phrases. Unfortunately, I can’t find them on the website – I bought the stamp at Port Sunny 🙂

Inks on the backgrounds are Versamagic Pink Petunia and Pixie Dust (Chapel Road Artstamps image embossed – Versamagic embosses beautifully) and Adirondack Hazelnut for the main image. The face and hand were painted with the two pink Versamagic inks, plus a little Wheat. Don’t think I need to tell you that the main image is from Crafty Individuals.

Flower power

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If you look closely at this, you’ll see that the Greeting is smudged – I was going to cover it with another bit of card, with the same Greeting on it before I scanned it but I thought no, I’ll let you see how stupid I can be at times, lol – I smudged it because I turned over the front bit to apply adhesive to the back and didn’t even consider the fact that I’d only just stamped it – duh! 😦 Thankfully, it’s a mistake I can put right 🙂 I love this background. It’s one I made a few years ago, using Versamagic chalk inks and one of the Time to Stamp ATC plates, which are really useful collage elements. The stamp still had inks on it from when I’d used it for the card below (naughty, I know – I’m not always good at cleaning stamps immediately and I won’t tell you how long it is since I made the other one) so before cleaning, I spritzed it with water and stamped onto the background, then overstamped to one side with Onyx Black Versafine and embossed it. And no, I still haven’t cleaned it…

I’ve been waiting for this one to reach its destination, but I give up – it will arrive eventually, I’m sure 🙂 Versamagic is a great ink for pastel colours.

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Black and White Mingle

This is one of my all time favourite images and I’ve had it for about ten years but I still love it 🙂

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I’ve been asked who made these stamps, so here we go. The main image is Impression Obsession, the background is a Stampendous Clear Border stamp and the words are Stampers Anonymous (I think!). HTH

Happy Birthday, Mum and Blog Candy Winners!

First of all, I’d like to wish my lovely Mum a really Happy Birthday – even though she’ll probably be in bed because she now lives in New Zealand and celebrated her day early 😦 Love you loads, Mum and hope each year just gets better than the last.

Now onto the draw. We drew numbers last night and I’ve just trawled through all the comments to make sure I get the right names and links and I have to say ‘Never again!’ It’s taken me ages and ages and ages and ages and ages and ages and… I think you’ll get the point, lol – Mr Linky next time, I think 🙂

Anyway, In no particular order the winners are…

MARTINA

CORNISH MIST

FLUTTERBY CRAFTER

TOSCANIA-ART-LIFE

and

KELLY – ARTSY VISIONS

All Blog Candy was posted on 26 January – hope it arrives soon 🙂

Sorry everyone couldn’t win but thank you to all for your fab comments and especially to those who have commented on artwork before and since then. It’s been lovely to meet so many new people and to see the fab Eye Candy available on all your blogs 🙂 There will be more candy soon, I promise.

Think of a Number – Theme Thursday

Amazingly, I spotted this just after I sent a message to my Yahoo group, KCUK, telling them the Feb ATC theme was gonna be ‘Think of a Number – Any Number’ – made me giggle 🙂

I thought I’d do it now, while I’m in the mood 🙂 Adirondack Greens, this time – Citrus, Lettuce, Meadow, Bottle and Pesto. It DID start life as an intended ATC – I was going to trim to size – but then I fell in love with the borders and thought the dictionary page would look good… don’t think I’ve ever been this early for a Challenge before, lol.

Think of a Number

Wednesday Stamper and Patchwork.

I love my da Vinci stamps, although I only looked for one plate to do this card because it’s a theme I love.  I used Adirondack dye inks – Butterscotch, Terracotta, Red Pepper, Currant and Espresso, with a touch of Memories black, then overstamped some of it with a marble stamp, inked with gold Krylon pen 🙂  Daylight has almost gone, but I tried to get a close up to show the effect – one of my favourites.

 
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Also been playing with shadow stamps for a few days and finally finished those.  I quite like the patchwork effect for a change, though may try it with deeper colours next time and a stronger main image.  Far from perfect, but fun, lol.
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Blog Candy – now closed!

No more comments for Blog Candy, please because I hate turning anyone away but I will reject any comments left now.  The total number of comments is 211 – wow!  I’ll do my best to draw names tomorrow and will let you know as soon as possible, though I’ll be busy tomorrow, so please be patient…

Meantime, I really must get some challenges done, lol.  Here are a couple of cards I finished the other day.  The first one is one of the Faux Batiks I did ages ago but hadn’t added the inks over the top.  I have a few more of those, too…

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