Friday, 27 September 2013

Alpha Challenge 'G'

'G' is the letter for the current challenge over at The Craft Barn,  'Girl' is the word that jumped out at me so that is what I went with.

I love this main image - its a B-Line Designs stamp that I bought second hand at a sale a while ago and haven't used before.  The quote is from the Safari set from Paperartsy and the letters are Cuttlebug.  The background is done using Picked Raspberry, Tattered Rose, Spun Sugar and Peacock Feathers Distress Inks.  The flowers are stencilled using the Daisy Oval mask from Imagination Crafts and Picked Raspberry Distress Ink.  The black stamping is done with Archival Ink and I have added glitter to the centre of the flowers the the necklace.  As usual there are lots of other fab pages to see over at The Craft Barn.  Thank you so much for looking - its so appreciated!  Take care.  Christine xx

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

What's on your Workdesk? Wednesday 225

At last I have managed to join in again!  I haven't showed my desk for so long!  Not much going on however, just a bit of a mess really where I unloaded by bag from visiting Alexander Palace show.  If you want to join in with WOYWW, then pop over to Julia's - its lots of fun!

I am pleased with my new stash!  Masks, stamps, some things to paint, paper, card, a gorgeous Sweet Poppy Stencil, a couple of Cosmic Shimmer embossing powders, adhesive pearls, double sided sticky sheets and a new bottle of Glossy Accents.  I am behind with all my blog visits (again) and will try and catch up over the next few days.  Will visit as many desks as I can too!  Thank you for visiting me, its so lovely of you to take the time!  Take care.  Christine xx

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Flowers from Space!

I bought this Jofy set of stamps by Paperartsy a while ago and last week finally had a play.

I got the idea for this card from the September issue of Craft Stamper.  The stamping is done with black Momento ink then coloured with Promarkers.  The background is a couple of Distress Inks, one is Scattered Straw but I can't remember which the other one is.  I gave it a little spritz with water, dried it then stamped the swirls (Creative Expressions) with the Scattered Straw Distress Ink.  I left the gap deliberately under the grass at the bottom so I can add a little sentiment later depending on the occasion if it needs it.   I love these stamps, they look like flowers from space!  Have a good day and thank you so much for visiting me, I appreciate it so much!  Take care. Christine xx

Saturday, 14 September 2013

Alpha Challenge 'Z'

ooh this was a difficult challenge over at The Craft Barn!  There are not so many words starting with 'Z'.  I went for 'Zone'.

I used Distress Paints for the background colours - Picked Raspberry, Mowed Lawn and Broken China.  I dabbed then on then smoothed them out and blended the edges with my fingers.  I had not used them before a Hels Sheridan workshop I attended last Saturday, the workshop was amazing - Hels is fab fun and an amazing teacher, (I will post the results another time).  I went with my friends Marl, Claire and Lizzy and we had such a laugh!  Anyway I digress! The paints are awesome and Distress Inks work over the top!  I used different masks over each section.  All are Special Touch masks.  I inked through with Picked Raspberry, Salty Ocean and Pine Needles Distress Inks.  The stitching detail separating the sections is an InkyDoodles stamp from the Fabulous Fabrics set and the large letters are Cuttlebug.  The circles are Spellbinders.  I am late again, just sneaking in last minute!  If you get the chance, please hop over to the Craft Barn and see the DT pages and other entries - all of them are always fabulous!  Have a brilliant weekend whatever you are doing and thank you so much for visiting me.  Take care.  Christine xx