Thursday, 23 May 2013

Alpha Challenge 'K'

'K' is the letter over at the Craft Barn's Alpha Challenge for this fortnight.  I chose the word 'Kiss'.  I thought of it because I have a lips stamp but had to cheat and find the image of the kissing couple from the internet as I didn't have a suitable image myself and I cannot draw!

The background is inked with Squeezed Lemonade, Mustard Seed and Spiced Marmalade Distress inks then spritzed with water.  I then inked though star shaped sequin waste type stuff that I have had for ages but never used. The word 'Kiss' is stamped with black Versafine using Sassafrass Lass clear stamp set Hombre and the lips are an Inkylicious stamp and red Versafine ink.  Its quite a simple page but I liked the image so much I didn't think it needed much else.  Please pop over to the Craft Barn to see the DT cool pages and the other fab entries and maybe join in yourself if you have not done so already.  I have been a very bad blogger this week and haven't  been able to visit you all yet but will be catching up very soon, I promise!!!  Thank you for visiting me - I really appreciate your visits and comments lots.  Take care.  Christine xx

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

What's on your Workdesk? Wednesday 206

This is a mega quick post as I am being picked up in five minutes to meet up with some friends.  Its Wednesday again, time for the weekly desk snoop.  Hop over to Julia's to join in the fun.

No crafting going on today.  Just stuff to be put away.  Starting from the left is a gorgeous mask that my friend Marleine gave me, this months Clarity Club stamp, Martha Stewart moulds and clay, an old wooden pencil case I found at a car boot and inside were those little wooden frames! How cool are they!  A plastic tub to keep new clay in and on top of that is a Crafty Individuals stamp that I just had to have!  In the background is some more abstract Encaustic Art that I did at the same time as my last post.  Have a fab day and thank you for visiting.  I must dash off. Sorry if there are any mistakes! Take care. Christine xx

Friday, 10 May 2013

Alpha Challenge 'A'

The dictionary letter for this fortnight's Alpha Challenge over at The Craft Barn is 'A' and I chose 'Abstract'.

I find my favourite way to achieve abstract is with Encaustic Art (painting with wax using an iron) so that is what I did.  The letters are cut out using Cuttlebug dies.  There isn't really much more to say about this page except that the colours are much more vibrant in real life and I have polished it so it really shines. I am quite disappointed at how it looks in the picture but I can't seem to get a better photo.  If you have time, please visit The Craft Barn and see the fabulous Design Team pages and the other wonderful entries.  Thank you so much for visiting and have a lovely weekend whatever you are doing.  Take care.  Christine xx

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Clean and Simple

Over at Artful Times the theme is Clean and Simple.

This was the first card I thought of.  The flowers are from an Inky Doodles set and the words are Sheena Douglass.  The colouring is with Promarkers and the word 'hello' in the background is embossed with white detail embossing powder using Versemark ink   I didn't have the correct red card to match so I coloured the edges of some white card with a matching Promarker for the mat and coloured white Card Candi in the same way.  I wondered if this was too fussy so I did a simpler version too.


I hope it is ok to enter two cards!The purple hearts are glazed with Glossy Accents.   Please pop over to Artful Times and see Von and Neet's fabulous work along with all the other brilliant entries.  Ooh I just have to tell you, my Daughter Sarah is expecting her first baby!  It is due on 1st November and I am so excited about becoming a Grandma!!  As many people have pointed out, I will be Granny Smith!  Its lucky I love that particular apple isn't it?  Thank you so much for visiting me. Your comments are much appreciated.  Take care xx