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Friday, 30 October 2015

Using a stencil or two!

Hi all,
Just popping in to show you a card I have made for the Clarity Stamp Challenge which this month has been all about Stencils.
I have had these stencils for a while now and have just never seemed to have the time to use them properly, so I made myself make time - well nobody else is gonna make it for me are they now?
So, here is my entry for this month's Clarity Stamp Challenge:
I have used the Woodland Stencil as my main centrepiece and using the expensive torn paper I shaded some hills with Weathered Sky. (Mind you I think I have the lighter ones at the back when they should be at the front!!) Lol.  
Then I used the small end of the row of spruce trees and added some into the background.
I used a moon stencil and brushed through some faded jeans, then removed the moon stencil and brushed over it again so it wasn't too bright.
Then I took off the stencil and added three deer at the bottom and "grounded" them with a little weathered sky. I also extended the hills out into the surrounding area of the card.
I added "Peace" from Wordchain 13 and double stamped the word to give a bit of shadow (which you can just see) and then I noticed I had overbrushed the stencil edge on the right hand side so I added a little spruce tree there to cover it up. hehehehehe.

Lastly I added two snowflakes at the top of the card using the Peace/Noel A5 stencil and a simple bow to the left hand side.
So there we have it - not perfect but I like it.
Thanks for stopping by.
xxx

Sunday, 25 October 2015

A new challenge - well for me!!

Hi lovelies,
Wow I can't believe it is 1st October since I last posted on here, where on earth does the time go to I wonder?
Well, I just popped in to tell you all my little bit of news.
I entered the DT call at Creatalicious Challenges and I am pleased to say they offered me a place.
If you don't know Creatalicious Challenges - why not pop over and follow their blog.
There are monthly challenges with some fabulous prizes.
Creatalicious is a truly international Design Team with members from all over the world.
Please stop by and say hi to the other two new DT members whilst you're there.
I don't think you can ever follow enough challenge blogs do you?
So their current challenge which doesn't end until 14th November (still time to join in then!!) is:
GUYS/MALE THEMED CARDS
So I thought I would join in with a little bit of inspiration for you and here they are:
First card is made using Dr Digi's Captain Thunderpants
Coloured with Spectrum Noir pencils, I simply added a computer generated sentiment and a piece of black bobbly thread.
Challenges for Captain Thunderpants:
The second one is made with Wizz-Doodles
Again coloured with Spectrum Noir pencils.
The background is done with distress ink spray stains and the backing paper which started out as cream is also sprayed with the stains.
For the little clouds around his hands I just painted out the stain with a paintbrush and water.
The little "Wish" word is from That Craft Place (Facebook shop), painted with black acrylic and sprayed with irredescent spray and sparkle.
I shall enter Wizz-Doodles in to the following challenges:

So, hope to see you back here next month for the next Creatalicious Challenge.

Thursday, 1 October 2015

Magically Halloween

Hi all,
Time once again for a new challenge over at TTPH.
This time the challenge is:
MAGICAL/HALLOWEEN
Our sponsor for this challenge is the fabulous:
THE EAST WIND
For my card this time I have used the gorgeous
Digital stamp- Lucy Loo 'Hocus Pocus' - 300dpi Jpeg file - MAC0095
And here is what I did with her.
I printed the image out twice so that I could mask it and spray the background using my Colour Chemistry sprays. I used Totally Turquoise, French Lavender and Citrus Yellow.  I really love how it turned out too.
The image is coloured using Promarkers - just for a change and my Spectrum Noir Pencils.
The background paper is from Summer Driggs Bootiful Night and was a cream background to start with.  I used the same sprays to add some shading to it. 
I used a piece of thread - not sure what you would call it to add the bow down the side.

I love those little scary faces don't you??
I added a bit of a green tinge to her skin but I'm not sure you can really see it??

The sentiment was computer generated.

And the glittery spider was in my stash, if all spiders were glittery they wouldn't be half as scary now would they?? Lol
So there you go folks, my Halloween card Lucy Loo Hocus Pocus.
I do hope you can join in our challenge this time, and I look forward to seeing your fabulous entries.
Challenges: