Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Emboss Resist

I have just received this Simon Says Stamp "Star Flower Background" as a recent prize and I just had to ink it up straight away.  This is the perfect stamp for the emboss resist technique (one of my favourites)  For this first card I have used a piece of patterned paper and stamped in white before distressing with Tea Dye ink.  I then highlighted the hearts and dots with a gold pen.  The sentiment is Hero Arts which I have layered up and added some wire detail.

 For this second card I have stamped and embossed in gold and the distressed with Raspberry, Mustard Seed and Ripe Persimmon inks.

I shall add these cards to the Simon Says Flickr Group challenge#71  which is "Favourite Technique".


Friday, 12 May 2017

Birthday Roses.

I was lucky enough to win a gift card for Simon Says Stamp at the Love Handmade Cards Flickr Group challenge and my goodies arrived this week.  I couldn't wait to try them out and here is the card I made.

I have used the Altenew "Painted Flowers" which I have stamped and fussy cut, the scalloped die and sentiment are from Simon Says, I then added the pearls and gold thread before layering up on the spotty patterned paper I found in my scraps box.

I am adding this to two challenges, Simon Says Wednesday challenge "Going Dotty" and The Love Handmade Cards Flickr Group May challenge "Bring on the Flowers"

We are set for good weather again this weekend so its out in the garden for me, hope you all enjoy your weekend.


Sunday, 7 May 2017

Pink Flowers

I had chance to make another card for the Simon Says Wednesday challenge and the Simon Says Flickr group challenge.  This time using the Spring Flowers stamps from Simon Says which I have stamped and embossed in gold and coloured with Zig Markers, I have then fussy cut ready to adhere  to my panel.  I coloured the panel by putting Zig markers on some acetate and spritzing with water before smooshing it on my watercolour paper panel. The sentiment is Hero Arts,

Its a lovely Spring day here and we are off for a walk, hope you have a great Sunday.

Thursday, 4 May 2017

In the Pink!

I have been playing again with the "Simple Flower" stamps from Altenew, love the modern look to these flowers.  This is a very simple card stamped and an added Simon Says sentiment and sequins.

Another card for my daughter, as a teacher she is always asking for "Thank You" cards.

I am adding this to three challenges,  the Simon Says Flickr group challenge#70 "Anything Goes" , the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge "A Hint of Pink" and the Love Handmade cards Flickr Group May Challenge "Bring on the Flowers"


Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Shaker Birthday.

Its been a Bank Holiday weekend here in the UK so our daughter and son cam,e to visit and we have been out and about.  My daughter wanted a Birthday card for a friend so I quickly put this Shaker card together for her.  The stamps are the "Simple Flowers" from Altenew  and the square frames have been cut using Simon Says "Stitched Square "Dies.  It was hard to get a decent photograph as the acetate was very reflective.

I am adding this to the current Simon Says Flickr challenge#70 which is "Anything Goes."

Have a great week.