Monday, 30 March 2015

Think Pink

Here's my card for this week's Less is More Challenge where the theme is to COMBINE ANY 3 PAST CHALLENGES.  You would think this was easy but with 216 different ideas to choose from it's very difficult to focus on just 3 things.    I've chosen:

 1    Pink, Black and White      111  Frame it       172 Flowers

I've used the Clematis Tower stamp from Oak House Studio embossed with Midnight Sparkle powder and then watercoloured with markers.  Halfway through doing the green leaves I remembered I'd chosen Pink, Black and White so the green can fit in the Flower challenge!!    I've just stamped the Script Sentiment in black and drawn round the card to create a frame. 

It's ended up a lot like last week's card but with more flowers!   Hope you like and thanks for popping by.   Thanks also if you leave a comment - they are much appreciated.

Sunday, 22 March 2015

Picked Raspberry Wedding

Here is my entry for this week 's Less is More Challenge (week 216) where the theme is to CASE one of the Design Team's cards.  There are 3 designs to choose from.

An interesting challenge!!  I decided to take the wedding theme from Sarah but I've chosen to case the design from Anne which you can see above.

I've used the Rose stamp from Oak House Studio - it's gold embossed and then coloured with markers.  I've stamped the Save the Date with Picked Raspberry Distress and drawn round the card with a green Stardust pen to add some shine.  Instead of twine I've added some pink satin ribbon to finish.

Hope you like and thanks for popping by.  Any comments are greatly appreciated!!

Elaine xx

Monday, 16 March 2015

Mr Bunny

Here's a quick card for the Less is More Challenge week 215 - it's a ONE LAYER week and the theme is to use ANIMALS.

I said in my last post I thought my new Bunny Rabbit stamp from Deep Red Rubber would come in useful and guess what, he never made it to the stamp box.  Mr Bunny is stamped with Potting Soil Archival as is the Oak House Studio Script Sentiment.  To ground him I've blended some Green as Grass Pigment Ink (Oak House Studio) between some ripped paper and then stamped the Daisy and Grass stamps from Crafty Individuals (CI-395) for the foliage.

I'm also linking up to Crafty Individuals March Challenge which is The Animal World (details HERE) and the AAA Cards Challenge game 35 ( details here.)

I'm really pleased I found this stamp - used him twice and it's not even Easter yet!!  Thanks for visiting and for all your lovely comments.

Thursday, 12 March 2015

March, Yellow and a Rabbit

Here's my next page for The Craft Barn's Calendar Challenge where for March the words are YELLOW and RABBIT.

Yellow is fine, but I was struggling with the Rabbit part.  I decided it was time for a new stamp but Mr Google wasn't helping.  I'm not keen on cute/cartoon images of which there are hundreds but I did in the end find this Deep Red Rubber Bunny Rabbit stamp - very realistic and I'm sure will come in useful for Easter too!!  

The background is a blend of Oak House Studio Pigment Inks - Green as Grass, Lemon Yellow, Golden Yellow, Tangerine and some Green Oak for the catkins.  The stamps are from Chocolate Baroque's Spring Foliage set and I've used Potting Soil and Emerald Green Archival.  The grass is the edge of an Oak Tree stamp and I've just finished with the calendar for March.

I think my rabbit looks quite content in his glade and it was fun to do.  Thanks for visiting and for your comments - they are much appreciated.

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Tim's Tag - March 2015

Here's my interpretation of Tim Holtz's Tag for March 2015 - if you have no idea what I am talking about then click HERE for full details.   As always I don't have many of the correct supplies but it's fun finding alternatives.

For the background I used Seedless Preserves Distress Paint and luckily I have Picket Fence so I mixed that with some Distress re-inkers - Picked Raspberry, Mowed Lawn and Salty Ocean.   I don't have the new Butterfly stamp but used the one from the Fairytale Frenzy set instead.  The good news is I had an alphabet stencil,  Grungepaste and embossing powder so that bit is OK - I did go for silver to match my background better and probably heated it too soon as it definitely bubbled etc.  Anyway it's just finished with the Found Objects plate, some painted gears and distressed seam binding.

As Tim says, Embrace Imperfection ....I think I've probably done that this  time and I definitely fancy having another go at the embossed texture paste.  Thanks for popping by and if you leave a comment, thanks once again!!

Elaine x

Sunday, 8 March 2015

Spring is in the Air

Back again and guess what I still feel ill.  I realise this is getting repetitive but I've now got a stinking cold which I reckon is good news.   I have made the effort this morning to make a card for the latest Less is More Challenge where the theme this week is GREEN & YELLOW.

Luckily the challenge requires simple designs so here it is.  I've just used a old Crocus stamp from Chocolate Baroque, stamped onto lemon card with Green as Grass Pigment Ink and clear embossed.  I've then painted with some Oak House Studio Acrylic Ink - Citrine and Peridot.  These inks flow beautifully and it was easy to get the striations on the crocus leaves.  One word of advice - don't paint and sneeze at the same time otherwise you go over the   Anyway the card is finished with a Hero Arts Sentiment and then mounted on green card.

Hope you like and thanks for looking.  If you leave a comment, many thanks.  My computer has died so if I don't get it sorted I might not be able to visit this space!!

PS. Computer now working and whilst my card looks like I've used orange, the Citrine is a really bright yellow!!


Sunday, 1 March 2015

What makes me Happy!

So my crafting didn't improve during the week - I still feel as ill as I did last week, not really bad but not good either.  However I had a sudden flash of an idea for this week's Less is More Challenge - it's week 213 and the theme is to depict something that makes you HAPPY.

Lots of things make me happy - family, friends, sunshine, crafting  etc but I decided to go for a bright colour scheme - Turquoisey-Blue, Orange and Yellow.  I love using this combination of colours - they're cheerful and vibrant and hopefully give out a positive vibe!!   I've just used Tim Holtz's Splat stamp from the Bitty Grunge Set and the sentiment is from Hero Arts.

A bit simple I know but I'm just happy I've made something.  Hope it makes you smile too!!