Friday, February 6, 2015

February Challenge at Craft for the Craic

Craft for the Craic Challenge is one year old this month so to celebrate the theme is Anniversary or Birthday.

Our challenges are open to ANYTHING crafty or arty - cardmaking, scrapbooking, altered art, crochet, knitting, sewing, cake decorating, painting, drawing, candle making, jewellery making, whatever makes you craft or be creative we would like to see it!

Our challenge is live open until midnight Saturday February 28th.

I hope you'll join us this month at Craft for the Craic!

Thanks for visiting

Ger x

Stamps: Simon Says Stamp - Beautiful Words and Music to my Ears
Dies: Butterfly - Hero Arts 657773 and Simon Says Stamp Holiday Shapes
Papers: Dovecraft - Curiosity Corner 8 x 8
Clear Embossing Powder
Hero Arts Shadow Ink - Bubblegum
Lace from The Ribbon Girl

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Inktense with die cuts

I scribbled Inktense watercolour pencils on some card before intensifying the colours with a wet paintbrush, then die cut the sentiment and mounted on a base card.  Then I totally mangled one side of the card pulling it back up so I could stamp some black stripes underneath. Sound familiar LOL? In real life it doesn't look so bad but the camera is unforgiving!

I then wanted some brightly coloured enamel dots but I don't have any so I scribbled colours on some card, wet paintbrushed them, dried, then hole punched some dots.  After fixing them to the card I covered them in Glossy Accents for some shine.

I used the die cut piece on another card, this time mounting on some black cardstock to bring up the bright colours.

I'd like to enter these into:

Thanks for visiting.

Ger x

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Watercolour Resist

I do love watercolour resist and when I saw Kristina Werner's cards I had to have a play.  I used my watercolours and some Hero Arts white embossing powder.  After embossing the stamps, I wet the areas of the card I wanted to colour with a paintbrush, then added colour.

I mounted the cards onto a card base stamped with some stripes, turned diagonally

Might be nice to make a set of these cards with different sentiments, as a gift.

Thanks for visiting.

Ger x


Stamps: Simon Says Stamp Music to my Ears and Best Mom Ever
Impression Obsession Cover-a-Card - Thin Stripes
Easons Wedding Card White 300 lb

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Dreaming of You

I took out this Simon Says Stamp and die set called Pillow Talk and decided to make a card.  I began by cutting 3 scallop circles and Washi-taping them together, before inking over them with Tumbled Glass, moving the circles down the page after each inking, to create some clouds.  I then stamped the cloud in Hero Arts Bubblegum Shadow Ink before die cutting with the matching dies.  I stamped the cat and coloured lightly with a pink Copic marker, adding some grey Promarker to 'ground' the cat, then stamped the hearts with Bubblegum also.  I added a few sequins before mounting the panel onto some pink card, then onto a white card base.

I'd like to enter this card into:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Have a Heart

Thanks for looking!

Ger x

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Rainbow background

I made this background by scribbling Inktense Watercolour Pencils heavily across some Easons White Wedding 300 lb card.  I then used a flat brush and water across the card - this intensifies the colour.  After stamping Hero Arts grasses in black, I put some Perfect Pearls on the craft mat and sprayed with a little water, picking up the mix with a paintbrush and splattering onto the background for some shine.

I embossed the Hero Arts sentiment onto heat resistant acetate and added it to the card together with some die cut hearts.  After adding some sequins I mounted the whole thing onto a tent fold card.

I'd like to enter this into:

Thanks for visiting!

Ger x

Monday, January 19, 2015

Male Birthday

I used Tumbled Glass Distress Ink on some Neenah White card and stamped on some stars from Simon Says Stamp 'Shoot for the Stars' stamp set.  I die cut some stars and added a Hero Arts sentiment.  The base card was partly stamped with an Impression Obsessions stripe stamp.

Thanks for visiting!

Ger x

Sunday, January 18, 2015

It's a Guy Thing at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

This is the first of two cards for the It's a Guy Thing challenge at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

I used a chevron stamp from a Simon Says Stamp monthly card kit, stamped with Stormy Sky and Tumbled Glass distress inks.  The card base edges were also inked with Stormy Sky.  The sentiment is from Hero Arts and I added some buttons and string.

Thanks for visiting!

Ger x