Wednesday 25 May 2011

Row Row Row……….

your boat is this weeks card challenge at Scrapbook Sisters. Had to really think about this one. Didn’t have any boat stamps in amongst my many, probably hundreds of stamps. So I decided to use a House Mouse stamp and use the leaves as the little mouse's boat.

may 2011 071I used a tree stamp to stamp the branches at the edge of the card. Cut an oval aperture.

may 2011 068I used distress ink pads to colour the water background. Coloured the little mouse and leaves with copics, cut them out and layered them on to the background. Use your imagination for the oars – they are the leaves in his little paws.may 2011 070  Thought that this would be a little different take on the theme.

Thanks for stopping by.

Gayle x

Friday 20 May 2011

Half a Century……..

Well my dear brother reached that milestone last Saturday. We all met up in London and had a superb meal at the floating Chinese restaurant. Not sure where abouts it is, but its near the high rise HSBC building. The diet really went to pot on saturday but it does you good to have a little blow out occasionally – well that’s my excuse anyway.

Well on to the card I made for him. I decided to combine a numbers card with one of my car digis and this is what I came up with.

may 2011 032I used a raised dot background paper/card for the numbers and cut out some white paper for road markings.

may 2011 036I drew  the Union Jack on the mini and coloured it with copics.

may 2011 029 Two cocktail sticks coloured to hold the Happy Birthday banner.

may 2011 039The lights and back window are covered with glossy accents but it doesn't show on the pictures.

I have just finished my class tonight with my latest release of digi stamps. I will share the finished cards with you over the weekend.

Thanks for stopping by

Gayle x

Friday 6 May 2011

Card Challenge

Hi Everyone

A quick post today with my example for Scrapbook sisters card challenge.

The theme this week is a ‘Recipe’ – 2 ribbons , brads and a flower. I did make a boo boo for this one. Completely forgot about the flower. So before I took the card up to the shop I added a tiny flower to the last mouse tail. Note to self – read things more carefully!

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I used one of the House Mouse stamps with the dragonfly. This whole range is so sweet. Coloured them with copics.

may 2011 011For the dragonflies wings I coloured some white organza ribbon and heated it to create the crinkled effect. For the body of the dragonfly I pleated some narrow satin ribbon and threaded it through the card so it looks as though the mouse is holding on to it.

may 2011 004 For the background paper I used copy paper and coloured it with copics (same colours I used for the organza ribbon) and blended them together.

Thanks for stopping by

Gayle x

Sunday 1 May 2011

A bit late……..

Hi everyone. A bit late with posting my contribution to Scrapbook Sisters latest card challenge ‘Distress’ , but as the saying goes ‘better late than never’. I’m still suffering with the cold of all colds courtesy of my son and I don’t seem to be able to get into anything at the moment. Its typical  - a bit of time off with Easter and this Bank Holiday and not well!!

Anyway for this challenge I decided to have a go with my latest Tim Holtz die – the umbrella man.

april 2011 032I cut him out from Grunge Paper and coloured with Black Soot distress pad. A second umbrella cut out and I drew on the Union Jack  which tied in well with the Brits theme we had this weekend with that fantastic wedding. I thoroughly enjoyed the day and didn’t Kate look absolutely beautiful. It was truly a fairytale wedding. No one can do what we do – it makes you proud to be British!

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The Paris theme on the top paper section was stamped with Tim Holtz stamps and coloured with distress pads.

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The bottom  paper was a section from Tims new Kraft paper pad. This pad is lovely as it has already embossed sections on it that act as a resist when applying colour to the paper.

april 2011 035I used an embossing pen to go over some of the sections on top and bottom papers and embossed with black embossing powder.

I used the remains of the cut out umbrella man to ink through to create a shadow behind before I used silicone to stick him on to the card.

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If you haven’t entered a card in for the challenge yet there is still time. Good Luck.

Thanks for stopping by.

Gayle x