Saturday, 28 February 2015

Bright and Beautiful

Greetings to you all, I hope you are well.
I've been bed bound for the past few days with a flare up (not fun, let me tell you!) and so am struggling somewhat with a loss of creative mojo, a lack of inspiration/motivation to get anything done.  It took me an entire day but I have something done at last!
I mean to enter the Lavinia Stamps challenge every month but something always gets in the way, so seeing as I have given up procrastination, I have made a concerted effort to get a card made to enter it!

as well as wanting to enter a specific challenge, I was desperate to use my new Brushos!!
So, the background is almost every colour of Brusho that I have! All the stamps used are from Lavinia Stamps, the fairy, toadstools and stars are stamped with Onyx Black Versafine, and the foliage around the edges is stamped with Versafine in Imperial Purple and Deep Lagoon as well as Adirondack Wild Plum.
Sweet Poppy Satin glitter in Ice Blue was added as highlights on the wings and as fairy dust amid the stars (I adore this colour glitter!!) :)

I love getting inky and so had a fabulous time with this make. I'm not sure whether it needs some paper flowers or something in the bottom left corner-what do you think?

Thank you for stopping by, I always appreciate you taking the time to read my posts.
For others plagued by loss of creative mojo-I really hope that you find it again soon, just don't stop throwing colour at whatever is your blank canvas of choice!
Until next time, Happy crafting xx

Challenges entered:
Lavinia Stamps- Bright and Beautiful
Sister Act Card Challenge- Anything Goes
Scribble And Scrap- Anything Goes
Docerela Creations- Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination- Anything Goes

Twilight Fairy

Greetings to you all!
(This is a post that I thought I had scheduled to go out several days ago! Oops, the joys of a foggy mind!)
I hope you are well, and that the weather where you are is better than the grey rainy cold here!
I'm working on something each day as I have given up procrastination for lent! I will try to post most of my work here, beginning with this from Day 1:

Twilight Fairy is a mixed media canvas.

I covered gesso primed canvas with a purple acrylic paint as a base coat and then once it was dry, covered over most of it lightly with a copper metallic paint (all paints used are acrylic).

Once dry, I stamped creeping ivy and vine leaves around the edges of the canvas (again using the copper metallic and a purple metallic paint).  All stamps used are from Lavinia Stamps.

On the canvas, paper flowers and a moulded fern were arranged and glued in place

They were then painted to match the background.  Dried flowers were added, along with the main image-a topper from Lelli-Bots Crafts.  A touch of iridescent glitter and some gold gilding wax added completed this piece.
I hope you like it, as I really enjoyed creating it.  Let me know what you think.
I'm off to blog some of the other items and schedule posting for them, before getting out my ink and making something else!
Thank you for stopping by, until next time-Happy crafting xx

Challenges entered:
The Corrosive Challenge- Things with Wings
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination- Anything Goes

Friday, 20 February 2015

Short and simple

Greetings to you all!
I hope you are well. I totally thought I had posted this one already, in time for Valentine's day but I have the memory of a goldfish and clearly forgot!
Keeping the design simple, I used just two colours: red and white.  Although designed with valentines in mind, it can equally be used to celebrate an anniversary.

The fabulous image is from a stamp by Indigo Blu, also used: Wow! Sparkling Snow embossing glitter, Memento ink (lady bug) and the red glitter and heart were both from my stash.

I said it was simple today!
Something a little more complex for tomorrow though, so pop back for a look.
Until then, thanks for stopping by and happy crafting! xx

Challenges entered:
Indigo Blu- A Touch of Red
The Stamping Boutique- Hearts
Stamplorations- Stamps and Hearts

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Fairy Easel

Greetings all, I hope you are well.
I am not in as much pain today so hope to get to do some art or crafting later on (fingers crossed). Today I am sharing a card that was just so much fun to make, I wanted to take it apart and do it all over again!  (I didn't though, I'm not quite that insane yet!)

It's an easel card-something I don't do very often but think I shall start making more frequently!  I seem to be very fond of purple just lately, and I have always been a huge fan of black so this card practically made itself once I saw the topper near the sparkle medium!

I hope you like it as much as I do!

I used:
Lelli-Bots Crafts: Enchanted Fairies topper and sentiment
                             Distressed Paper

Imagination Crafts:  Amethyst Sparkle Medium
                                 Black Satin Card
                                 Arch of Flowers Stencil

Ranger:  Distress inks in: Black Soot, Seedless Preserves and Dusty Concord

Ribbon, handmade flowers, gems, glitter card, purple card and grey card all from my stash.

I would just like to say that the flowers were not made by me, but by a lovely lady called Carol. She makes all kinds of flowers at very reasonable prices (thank you Carol-they are fab).

Thank you for stopping by.  I hope you have enjoyed this card, please let me know what you think.
Be careful out and about in this awful weather, and wrap up warm! Until next time-Happy Crafting xx

Challenges entered:
Imagination Crafts -Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly -Anything Goes
One Stitch At A Time -Anything Goes with Purple
Party Time Tuesday -Anything Goes
Clear It Out -Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door -Anything Goes

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Rocking Birthday

Greetings to you all, I hope you are well :)
I've been hit by some serious back pain the past couple of days and, while that sounds like plenty of sitting down crafting, the reality has been that I've been barely able to move.  I have managed to finish a card I started the other day before the pain flare, so I am sharing this with you today.

It's another Lelli-bots based card, using the Gothic Grunge toppers and papers (I am such a fan of this kit!).  I tried to keep this one gender neutral so there's a blend in doily and only the slightest hint of colour added to the card. There are lots of layers, but all are monochrome so I think it's a birthday card for a male or a female-let me know if you think I managed it!

I used:
Lelli-Bots Crafts: Gothic Grunge toppers
                             Brick wall paper
                             Distressed paper

Ranger: Salty Ocean distress ink

ribbon, angel hair paper, button, twine, doily, gems, chalk script paper, silver and black card all from my stash.

I really like to read what you think of my creations so please don't hesitate to leave me a comment-even if it's just a tip to help me improve! I'm always learning-it's the best part of sharing my work :)

Thank you for stopping by, until next time-Happy Crafting xx

Challenges entered:
Crafting from the heart -anything goes
That craft place -Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door -Anything Goes