Vintage Card – Happy Birthday, Lynne!

I was really enjoying playing with Brown and Cream – I consciously tried to avoid it for a long time, after using these colours WAY too much for years :)  So, I carried on, did another Image transfer and made this:-

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The background is walnut ink.  I’ve added some Mica flakes to the d/s tape behind the lace and some micro beads to the centre of the embossed flowers.   Hard to see the Mica flakes in the photos but they really glisten nicely, without too much glitter 😉

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This went to a lovely friend of mine whose birthday is today, so hopefully, she’ll have received it in the last few days :D  Happy Birthday, Lynne M!


Lots to do – Swirls and Flourishes

I really enjoyed making this, despite wanting to be in the sun – yep, the Sun has got his hat on, hip, hip, hip, hip, hooray! 
The background is alcohol inks on glossy card, with some gold mixative.  The dragonfly (LOVE this Non Sequitur image) was first stamped on the background, masked then I stamped the Hero Arts Art words in Wild Plum ink, followed by the swirls, which are gold embossed.  I coloured the dragonfly a little with Copics and some white pen, then stamped again on Vellum, coloured with Copics (on the back), cut out and attached over the original image.  I used Glitter Glaze on some of the wings and body, which you can’t see here.  ‘Imagine the Possibilities’ from Elusive Images.
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Play Date Café Colour Challenge

I’m really not good with prescriptive stuff – if someone tells me I have to use such and such a ‘sketch’ or certain colours, I find it really difficult because it restricts me.  BUT I do love these PDCC colours this week – AND Versamagic do the perfect colour matches.  They seem to be the only company to do Pastel ink colours really well.


And here’s the card – lovely, restful, colours.

21 May 2010 pdcc

Today’s play

I’m just sending a card to a friend and wanted to use these stamps on something quick that I could send – the bird, butterfly and ‘Hello’ were gifts from her.  Aren’t they great stamps?  So, I just did two quick ATCs.

This one’s stamped on some old Scratch paper – you can see where I’ve stamped ‘off the edge’ on my backgrounds.

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This is some of the ‘Ecoline mess’ watercolour paper, using one of my favourite words stamps.  I love this quotation.

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Quick and easy…

I really NEEDED to stamp today – lots of things on my mind – but I couldn’t concentrate and wasn’t feeling very imaginative.  So, I stamped up some bits and did quick and easy with backgrounds I’ve already made.

The first one’s Alcohol inks, mounted on a wax resist background, made with waxed paper and a Cuttlebug folder.  All main images (and words) are Penny Black.

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This one’s on a Versamagic background – text and flowers, but you’d probably have to enlarge to see the text.

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The third one is just inks on glossy card, mounted onto a salted background.

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Quick play

I was wanting to make something for the Lots to Do Challenge – Collage Stamping – but I also wanted to try out this stamp I got for a silly price (about £2.50) from Port Sunny, so I thought I’d do a postcard. 
I though I hadn’t done any real collage stamping for a long time – not since collage stamps became popular, followed by the distressed look, which followed the vintage fad but meant that messy stamping without masking was more acceptable.  Then I realised that I still mask a lot, even if not in the same way I used to.  I like creating my own backgrounds and that often means having to mask my main images – or some aspect of what I’m doing – first, so it’s something I don’t think about too much – I just get on with it.
Anyway, having said all that, it hasn’t turned out brilliantly, lol and it’s pretty simple – just masked birds with a Postcard background and a couple of design elements.  I used Wild Honey and Barn Door Distress inks then Prismacolour pencils for a change.  Back to work 🙂

love birds