Sunday, 23 February 2014

Bee Amazing.

Hello all, I'm running a few days behind here, but thought I would share my latest showcase piece for the Sarah Hurley 365 Blog. This time I decided to do a lovely bright and cheery card, something to brighten up these dark, dull horrible days.

I restricted my self to use two sets of stamps, the  Be Amazing Girl Stamps  and the  Hexagon Background Stamp. I was very brave and looked out the embossing powders(anyone who knows me, knows I am not a messy crafter). I used Versa Mark ink and inked up the background stamp, covered it with black embossing powder and set to work with the heat gun. I was really impressed with the finished effect and repeated it to give me a spare bit so I could make her dress match.

I stamped the Girl, coloured her face with promarkers, and fussy cut her out. I popped the wee honeycomb dress on her to match up with the background paper.  As she has a beehive hairdo I just popped some wee sequins on her up do. 

For some extra texture I used an embossing folder on black kraft core paper.

The sentiment is from the stamp set and I just masked the stamp off to get an extra brave was I? lol

Hexagon Embossing Folder
Versa Mark & Memento Ink
Black Embossing powder
Card and sequins from stash

There is still time to enter our monthly challenge and the theme is "All embellishments one shape".

Thanks for popping by.

I would like to enter the following challenges;
2 Sisters - Embossing
The Crafting Cafe - Embossing

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

New challenge over at Sarah Hurley 365.

And this time the theme has been chosen by the lovely Claire N, and it is All Embellishments Just One Shape. What a great theme, I of course had to pick stars for mine.

I used some gorgeous navy blue starry paper from one of Sarah's  A Few of My Favourite Things kit as my background. I made a postcard using the Christmas Mail Stamps, I am really loving this set and use the postcard quite a lot as it is so versatile. I masked the bottom left hand side of it and stamped the gorgeous Wish Upon a Star set, and coloured her in with Promarkers and Flexmarkers to match the papers. 

The sentiment comes from Star Stamps, and I heat embossed it using silver embossing powder. To add a few stars to it, I scattered some silver sequin stars on the backing paper and one on the front of Twinkles dress. I distressed the edges of the postcard using some Memento ink.

I popped some pleated ribbon on and put the postcard onto some 3mm 3D foam to give the card some dimension.

Promarkers and Flexmarkers
Memento, Versa Mark and Archival Ink.
Foam Pads and Collall.
Ribbon and silver sequins from stash.

I hope you can pop over and join us this month at the Sarah Hurley 365 Challenge, there are great prizes up for grabs.

I would like to enter the following challenges;
Through The Purple Haze - Anything goes
Whoopsi Daisy - use a Sentiment
2 Sisters - Embossing
Allsorts Challenge - Colour Beginning with B
Cards Galore Encore - Add Bling
Frosted Designs - Winter Blues
Crafty Ribbons - Anything goes with ribbons
Paper Crafting Journey - Emboss That