Saturday, 30 May 2015

S is for Sea Life

My poor blog is suffering (exams and lack of ideas!) but I can now show you this card - I made it in January and today it's in the new Craft Stamper magazine....yeah!!   I got my subscription copy today -  it's on sale next Friday I think.

It's in the Ready, Set, Stamp section - so made in 20 minutes, the colours were Blue, Orange and Yellow with a By the Sea theme.    A while ago Sizzix had 75% off their Sassy Serif letter dies so I bought 4 (M, E, K and S for my family) so S is for Samantha, sun, sea, sand and shells etc.   All the stamps and inks are from Oak House Studio and full details can be found in Craft Stamper magazine.

Elaine x

Sunday, 10 May 2015

Tim's Tag for May 2015

Well I've done all my chores so thought I'd have a play at Tim Holtz's Tag for May 2015.  If you have no idea what I am on about then click the link and see.

Looking through my stash I came across this photo of Winston Churchill and with all the coverage of the VE Day 70th Celebrations I thought I'd follow that theme.   The base is like Tim's in that I stuck some hessian to a tag,  added some Grungepaste through a stencil and inked that with Vintage Photo Distress.   I also used that to colour some seam binding.   Otherwise I've just added various images found on the net - a newspaper headline, a 1945 calendar - and I printed off the words to use. 

My daughter helps in the local museum and they had a party yesterday afternoon - she mocked up some ration books and they had paste sandwiches etc.  They also had small cakes with little Union Jack flags so I pinched one of those to carry on the patriotic feel!!

Hope you like my interpretation and thanks for visiting.

Elaine xx

Thursday, 7 May 2015

May and it's Magenta

No exams this morning so thought I'd have a go at my May page for The Craft Barn's Calendar Challenge - the words this month are MAGENTA and FLOWERS.   I'm using 14cm squares which will be stuck onto A5 black card and bound at the top to create a flip calendar.

I'm not really a pink person but when the theme is magenta then you have to go the whole hog!!  The background is a pale mix of Picked Raspberry Distress Ink which I also used to stamp the Clematis Tower (from Oak House Studio) in the top right corner.   For the main image I stamped the Clematis Tower with Onyx Black Versafine, clear embossed it and coloured with Pentel Colour Brushes.  To tone down the pink a bit I've edged it with Seedless Preserves Paint and framed the May calendar with purple card. 

It's a bit crinkly I'm afraid but I'm sure it'll straighten out before the year's out.  I think you'll agree it fits the bill of magenta and flowers!!  

Thanks for popping by and for any comments  you leave - they are much appreciated. 

Elaine x

Monday, 4 May 2015

Orange and Blue

Here's my card for the Less is More Challenge week 222 - it's a colour week and the theme is to use OPPOSITE COLOURS on the colour wheel.

On this type of challenge my choice will always be Blue and Orange and having seen Sarah's bold design, I thought I would go bold too.   The flower are from the Spring Blooms set from Oak House Studio - I've stamped with Onyx Black Versafine and coloured with markers.  The sentiment is also from Oak House Studio and stamped with Majestic Blue Versafine to match the blue hammered card - a bargain from Papermilldirect!

Thanks for popping by and I hope you like my card.  Tomorrow sees the start of the exam season - I have over 40+ exams to invigilate over the next 7 weeks - so my poor blog is going to be neglected somewhat but I'll try and do some challenges!!

Bye for now

Elaine xx