Friday 28 January 2011

Gothic Arches - Queen

It has been far toooooo long since I joined in with Nancy's fabby challenge at Gothic Arches. This time the theme is "Queen".

I went for this playing card Queen from Google Images as she reminds me of Queen Elizabeth I in her coronation portrait - now that to me was a QUEEN!!

Over on the UK Stampers Forum we had a bit of a thread going about altering papers so I attacked this cheap Papermania one with some gesso, sandpaper and Distress Inks and over-stamped it a bit. I am very pleased with it. We've now got an "old paper" swap going on over on the forum so that should be really interesting!!

The sentiment was printed onto the computer and inked with Distress Inks again. I made the little embellishment out of air drying clay and an Art Mould, again coloured with Distress Inks and a little Adirondack Dabber.

This turned into a wall hanging so I am going to put her in my craft room :-)

Thursday 27 January 2011

CCT#149 - My Sketch

This week on Cute Card Thursday we want to see your wonderful creations based on my sketch.

I have used V&A Inspired "Hanoverian" papers and SU card. The Magnolia Stamp has been coloured with Polychromos pencils (just felt like it!!). Flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and pearls are from Joanna Sheen. A Cuddly Buddly sentiment, Martha Stewart punch and Nellie's swirl die finish it off.

This week we are sponsored by our regular sponsor Kraftin Kimmie Stamps so make sure you visit the CCT blog for full details!!

Wednesday 26 January 2011

Piling it well on!!!

I have made this card for a total of SEVEN challenges!! Gosh!!

Mr Penny Black Hedgehog has been coloured with Promarkers and I've used gold Stickles and Glamour Dust just about everywhere!! Papers are MME "Bloom & Grow" with matching Bazzill card. Punches are Martha Stewart and EK Success. Sentiment is from a Cuddly Buddly set. The little leaves are from Wild Orchid Crafts.

I think this is the first time I have ever been happy with the way I have coloured one of these little hedgies with Promarkers. I usually always reach for the Polychromos pencils for them but he turned out okay. It's also getting harder just using the Promarkers when a few "fill-in" Copic colours have crept into my pots. Tee hee!!

Right I am entering this card for

UK Stampers Sketch No 3

Daring Cardmakers - "It's All About Me" - as Bloom & Grow are my favourite papers EVER. There I said it out loud!!

Passion for Promarkers - "Let It Shine" (glitter etc.)

Penny Black Saturday - "January Sales" - I got the set Mr Hedgehog came from in the Funky Kits sale

Stamp Something - "Cute"

Spoon Full of Sugar - "Valentine"

Pile It On - "Love is in the Air"

Think that's it anyway!! PHEW!! Was great to get those papers out and have a "stroke". I don't use them very often for fear of using them up!!