Thursday, 21 June 2012

To The One I Love with Midnight Fairytale

Hi guys and gals :) I have a card to share that I made for the Make My Monday challenge. This is only the second time I have actively made something for a challenge lol. Usually I just work whatever I am making fit into challenges or go with anything goes . . .

I started with a circle cut with lifestyle craft dies and stamped a fairy from the Papermania Midnight Fairytale stamp set. I then used the metallic green, blue and purple gelatos to create a water colour wash for the background. I covered the whole background with purple then blended in the blue and green.

I then traced the lines of the fairy with Faber-Castell Pitt Artist pens and then used similar coloured gelatos to make a watercolour palette to fill her in. i then used a homemade mix of gloss Multi-Medium and iridescent Medium over her wings. I used Seedless Preserves and Evergreen Bough to edge the circle. The doily was inked with those colours as well as Tumbled Glass and then spritzed and blotted to lighten the colour. I just love the subtle dreamy colours so pretty in real life!

The I am Roses flowers were coloured with the same three ink pads again. I smooshed them on my craft mat and used a waterbrush to colour them. I then took the metallic gelatos and ran the flat Tim Holtz waterbrush over the colour corresponding to the flower and brushed along the edges of the petals to darken them and give them a hint of shimmer. All flowers and twizzles are stuck down with glossy accents.

The label is a Tim Holtz mover and shaper coloured with three metallic gelato colours. The sentiment is from the Craft Lounge Love notes set. I had trouble deciding on a sentiment for this one. I have a lot of birthday and thank you cards. I wanted to make an anniversary card or something like that anyways. I have no to my wife sentiments and nothing quite fitted. I thought this was pretty versatile as it could then be used as a birthday, anniversary, valentine or even wedding day card.

The doily was layered on a square scrap I couldn't bare to throw away because the paper was so pretty, it actually had a circle I used on another card cut out of the middle! I was going to use it as a frame but it looked so good behind the doily I used it lol. Both papers are from the Prima Fairy Belle 6" pad. The background piece has been distressed around the edges with seedless preserves on top, tumbled glass on the sides and evergreen bough on the bottom.

On a side note I am halfway through my studies yay and am now on a bit of a break so hopefully I can get some important things done as well as do some guilt free crafting! I have signed up to a new card class starting in a couple of weeks too called Stretch Your Stamps, I can't wait! Check it out, it starts on July 9th but you can sign up anytime. If you sign up before or during class you get a discount code for some awesome online stores :) Bonus!!! I will be away for the first few days though so I will have to play catch up lmao. . .
Happy Scrappin'
P.S I will have some more blogs up in the next couple of days about my crafty adventures with Tim Holtz :)

I am entering this card is the following challenges;

Make My Monday - A Midsummer Night's Dream
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Try It On Tuesday - Anything Goes
Inspire Me Fridays - Anything Goes

Monday, 11 June 2012

Retro/Vintage Bi-Planes

Hiya... Just wanted to share a quick card. This card stretched me as it's not the normal choice of background paper I would use for a start. lol

Anyway I took the Bi-Plane  from the Technique Tuesday All Aboard set (love this stamp set) and stamped the inage into three pre cut movers and shapers Tim Hioltz labels with Archival jet black and then embossed with ranger superfine. I then coloured the images with Distress Markers and edges with the the same colour of distress ink.

The paper for my background is not my usual choice of paper lol. So I stretched myself by using it as the backdrop for this card. The three planes have foam tape behind them for some added dimension. Here is an image with out the glare from the embossing. . .

A really simple card but I love the way it turned out! :) I think a very versatile male of any ages card as well :) Ok I really must get back to work lol cooking dinner for tonight (hedgehogs lol Yummy) in the slow cooker, followed by washing and study. Would much rather be creating!
Happy Scrappin'

I am entering this into the following challenges;
Just Keep On Creating - Anything Goes
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Try it on Tuesday - Anything Goes

Sunday, 10 June 2012

Jemima and Peter Came Out To Play

Well hello there :) As I promised a couple of days ago Jemima and Peter are coming out to play and I will show you two lovely cards I made with these stamps :) They don't have their sentiments yet as the small congratulation stickers are in a cupboard that's behind a box or two at the moment lol...

Both Peter and Jemima have been watercoloured with distress markers and the background stamping was done with distress inks. Peter has two layers whereas Jemima has three. Still contemplating adding another layer to Peter lol.

Jemima's card is mostly done with worn lipstick. I am really hoping in the Summer Distress colours we get a new pink... Somewhere between spun sugar and worn lipstick lol. Probably not though hehehe. I cannot even begin to speculate on what our new colours will be, after all we have had red, yellow, green, blue, purple, orange and brown covered already... Maybe another green, an orange or red perhaps.. lol Can't wait to find out!!! Jemima's background is Inkadinkado's Dot Flourishes.

Peter is mostly coloured with Tumbled Glass and pumice stone and his background is done with an Autumn Leaves stamp set.

Now to switch it up my final card today is made using an outline sticker and vellum and coloured with distress markers. I fussy cut my rose and adhered to a white oval and then a red oval. I added an oval tag at the top and some ribbon strips to the card base which has been stamped with Stampin' Up background stamp with adirondack ink. I am thinking maybe it needs a bow at the bottom to give it a lift lol...

I hope you enjoyed my cards. That's all for this post :)
Happy Scrappin'

I am entering Peter Rabbit into the following challenges;
Joyful Stamper - Anything Goes
Amusing Challenges - Anything Goes
Just Keep On Creating - Anything Goes

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Artfully Asian

I recently got an order I placed at an Aussie Craft shop and I managed to snag an awesome cuttlebug embossing folder for $2 (Shocked face). The folder is strings of paper lanterns. Anyway my first idea was to use this with my fiskars asian set which has a paper lantern stamp in it. So I did that. I wanted to see what else I could do with it so I went through my stamp sets and found and Inkadinkado Asian set.

First up I started with a black card base. I then took a piece of red Kraft core Core'dinations from the distress stack and placed it in my folder and ran it through the cuttlebug. I used my TH sanding block to reveal the kraft core and distressed the edges with my tonic distress tool.

I then used some kraft coloured cardstock to stamp the image of an asian lady with archival jet black. I stamped her on scrap paper to make a mask to cover her while I stamped the bamboo. I used Faber Castells for the bamboo as I did not want the colour to run when I coloured the lady. To watercolour the lady I used permanent carmine scribbled on my non stick craft sheet and a Tim Holtz waterbrush.

A few more quick cards to share. This first one uses K & Co paper and tan cardstock. I made two like this from the same sheet of paper, the first is love bsed the second is travel based. Very quick cards indeed . . .

The next card uses some more K & Co paper  and some bugs coloured with Faber Castells cut out, painted with homemade glimmer glaze and mounted on squares edged with distress ink :)

Thanks for sharing my journey with these cards :) I have a few more to share in the days to come including a couple of really cute baby cards featuring Jemima Puddleduck and Peter Rabbit.
Happy Scrappin'

I am entering my Asian inspired card in the following challenges;

Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Just Keep On Creating - Anything Goes
Amusing Challenge - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Texture
Crafty Cardmakers - Distressing

I Used a Doily!!!!

A personal challenge of mine has been to incorporate doilies into cards and pages. I managed the page a while back but had yet to incorporate one into a card. Well . . . Today was the day :) Yay! Being Tuesday I was creating at my friends today :) and took the doilies along with me.

I started with an image from Mpress stamps that I had already watercoloured with my faber castell markers onto watercolour paper. I used some Peacock Feathers distress stain around the edges of the image and then set about finding some papers to go with my image. This is always the hard part for me lol. I found some in the Kaisercraft Bonjour 6" stack and used this as my main piece.

I coloured a white doily using a combination of the two pinks I used to colour my roses, middle purple pink 125 and pink madder lake 129, I scribbled them on my ranger non stick craft sheet and spritzed with home made shimmer in perfect pearl colour, then I used a Tim Holtz water brush to colour it. I did the same for the flowers from I Am Roses only this time I used one colour at a time. I used white and very dark brown cardstock to layer my image on as well as added some foam tape for dimension. The flowers are glued down with glossy accents and so are the twizzles. The sentiment is from an inkadinkado stamp set.

Next up I am going to show you a couple of quick and simple cards I made in an effort to be more productive and also do some simpler less detailed cards. The first is made with some fiskars birthday stamps, K & Co paper and coloured with Faber Castells.

Next up is a nice boys card made with more K & Co paper and Fiskars Bug stamps. Coloured again with Faber Castells. All edges on this card and the previous card are done with distress inks :)

Hope you enjoyed my cards today :) I had fun making them. I have another post I am about to write so i best get crackin'
Happy Scrappin'

I am entering the doily card in the following challenges;
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Just Keep On Creating - Anything Goes
Moxie Fab World - Doilies and Lace
Amusing Challenges - Anything Goes

Thursday, 31 May 2012

My New Penny Johnson Stamp

Last week I bought my first lil girls stamp. My first and only so far lol. I don't have any lil boy stamps yet either... But give me time :) Anyway I wanted to see how they would turn out coloured in different mediums. I used gelatos, big brush markers and artist markers as well as distress markers.

I am a relative newbie when it comes to colouring and shading but I am learning as I go. First up I am going to show a card I made using Gelatos, Prima Fairy Belle papers and hemptique cord. I used my new Tim Holtz waterbrushes to colour my Penny Johnson Happy Day stamp with the Gelatos.

 I then layered two different fairy belle papers after using the gelatos on the edges and the tonic distressing tool. I added brads to the corners of my stamped image and ran the hemptique cord around the edges. I used a thin strip of the same paper I mounted the image on accross the top of my card and then made a tag using a sizzlit die to go on top. I took more hemptique cord and ran it from the tag and under the strip in a criss cross pattern.

Ok next up I just have the rest of the images I coloured. First up is the Faber-Castell markers. I used both the big brush and the artist markers to colour with. On the left is the image I coloured straight from the markers, on the right I coloured using the waterbrushes.

Next up are the ones I did with distress markers. Again on the left is the image coloured straight from the distress markers, on the right the watercoloured image. 

As I said I am still learning, but I am pretty happy with how the card turned out and hopefully I can do something nice with the rest of my images :)
Thanks for stopping by.
Happy Scrappin'

I am entering this into the Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes Challenge 
 Just Keep On Creating - Anything goes 
also Joyful Stampers Inspire Me Fridays - Anything goes 
and Make It Monday - Anything Goes

Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Gelatos Part Two

So as I said in my previous post I had more cards to show and tell with gelatos, lol. So here are some more. Having loads of fun with them.

The first is my fave so far. Took a but of work but it was worth it I think :) I used Maya Road Around the World stamp set for the gorgeous map and globe images and Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Stamps for the pen nibs. I stamped the main map onto a scrap of Kraft like paper from some packaging with versamark and then embossed it with ranger superfine clear. This was more of a tester before I tried it on a ranger kraft tag, but I liked it so much I wanted to use it :)

I used a waterbrush directly to the end of a gelato to add colour to my map. The paper was very thin so I mounted it onto some manila for stability. I stamped the pen nibs on a piece of manila and then added the globes with gathered twigs distress ink. I added some distress ink around the edges then grabbed a manila label of each of the sizzix movers and shapers dies and inked their edges too. Both the map and happy birthday are stuck down with foam squares. I added some chain and baubles to the dangly post card label and then mounted the whole thing on a dark brown cs base.

Because the brown cs is so dark I die cut another piece of manilla with the movers and shapers ornate die and inked the edges before plaing it inside the card.

The next card has a red and green gelato background that I stamped with another TH Stampers Anon stamp. I stamped the centre image first, then stamped one to each side without reinking the stamp. I added some beads and chain and a little silver key. I used festive berries distress ink for alll the stamping including the saying that I then embossed.

I used manila to create a card base and stamped the focal stamp around the edges as it looked a little to bare before I did lol. I created the backround by laying colour 1/4 of the way up each side and then using my water brush the pull the colour to the middle. I then used the same colour gelato around the edges and used my finger to blend it in.

Hope you are enjoying the cards I have been making with gelatos :) They are fun to play with. still working on the watercolour techniques... I keep adding too much water!!!
Happy Scrappin'

I am entering the first card at Simon Says Stamp - One For The Boys
as well as Make It Monday - Anything Goes
and Just Keep On Creating - Anything Goes
Amusing Challenges - Father's Day/Masculine

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Can We Say Gelatos?

Have a few cards, most sans sentiments again lol, to share with you all :) The title says it all. I have been playing with my Faber-Castell Gelatos. Trying different combos, mostly just messing about :) So here goes.

This is the first card I created with the Gelatos. I mixed different blues and a lil green, including the shimmer blue and green, to make water and then blended it all upward to make a paler sky. I added in some white to make some subtle clouds.

Oops I forgot to take a pic of the finished card lol. It's just mounted onto a white card base :) The whole thing was made using gelatos, even the stamping. The stamps are Technique Tuesday All Aboard and Prima Almanac.

The next card is a gelato background with stamped gelato butterflys in pinks and purples. I also used stazon, acetate and the labels movers and shapers die.

To make the butterflys I laid down some gelatos in stripes using the same colours as the background and then an acetate layer stamped with stazon and glued with good ole glossy. I used the Bo Bunny Gabrielle stamp set.

Next up is the rain man... Lol. I started with a layer of silver and gold gelato around the edges of a tag, then I used a waterbrush to move the colours around and blend them towards the middle.I then added a layer of butterscotch and chocolate the same way.

I then stamped Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous clocks with gathered twigs distress ink and nibs with tea dye. The rain man and words are stamped with archival. Yay I finally have archival!!! :) The umbrella has been stamped again and fussy cut. Both the umbrella and label are adhered with foam tape.

Phew and we are only half way there. I decided to split my post other wise it would get way too long lol. Loving gelatos, they are so fun to play with. They hardly look like they have been used yet I think they will go a long way :)
Stay tuned for part two
Happy Scrappin'

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Friday, 18 May 2012

A day with no direction....

I go to my friends house on a tuesday to do some creating, this week I was hoping my simon order would be here so I could take my new stash to play with... Alas it didn't arrive in time, so I chucked a bunch of random stuff in my trolley and off I went.

The random stuff included Distress Stains, Faber Castell Big Brush and Artist Markers, Distress Ink Pads, a bunch of stamps, whhite cardstock and a few things I wanted to use to make cards with.

My list of products I wanted to use were

  1. Backgrounds made during Creative Chemistry 101 (I have a container full)
  2. Washi or Tissue Tape
  3. Stickers I bought from Lincraft in Sydney
  4. A flower I made using the bleeding technique
  5. My new Cuttlebug Cut and Emboss Folder
  6. White Embossing Powder
I managed to use 5/6 in the time I had :) So considering I hadn't created much lately I was pretty happy with that. I made three cards, none of which have their sentiments yet as I haven't decided what to use lol...

Card one is made using a background from Creative Chem, a rocket ship from the Hot Rockets stampendous stamp set, pit artist pens, stazon, distress stains and the cut and emboss labels folder from cuttlebug.

I used a background from class and ran it through my bug with the ornamental Tim Holtz die and mounted it on a white card base. I ran some more white cs through the cuttlebug inside the labels die. While the cs was still in the die I flipped it over and inked the embossed areas with a makeup sponge to get the nice intense colours. The rocket is stamped with black stazon and coloured with pitt artist markers and bb markers and then fussy cut. Both the rocket and the label are adhered with foam tape to add dimension.

I am thinking a Ribbon banner or two to add the sentiments and finish off my card :)

Card two uses another background from Creative Chem, symphony tissue tape, distress inks and a mini movers and shapers label die.

I coloured the symphony tissue tape with seedless preserves and then adhered it to the edges of my background. I took a flower I had coloured with seedless preserves and stuck it down with glossy accents. I am debating adding some brown leaves to the flower... I cut a label with the mini movers and shapers and inked the edges with my distress tool and more seedless.

The last one is my favourite of the three I think and uses another creative Chem background, yay 3 for 3... lol. I used Vellum, a sticker, I am Roses, and pitt artist pens.

I cut a plain piece of vellum with the ornamental die and adhered my outline sticker to the middle. I used my artist markers to colour the image in and a tissue to remove the ink from the sticker. I then stamped flourishes around the edges with the same blue marker I used in the image. I coloured some roses with the same two colours I used in the flower images and sprayed them with shimmer spray to add some sparkle. I glued the flowers down with glossy and added some twizzles.

There is a smidge of tape showing in the top left corner but thats where I will adhere my sentiment to hide it...

So while I didn't power create I did manage to make three nice cards :) and guess what!!!! My order came on Wednesday. I got a lil of this and a lil of that to add to my collection, a few stickles, a couple of distress pads I didn't have and some paints etc. But the thing I was most excited about was my Valentines day present!!! Finally I have the complete set of Gelatos in my hot little hand... Guess you know what my next blog post will be about!
Happy Scrappin'

Friday, 11 May 2012

I am Meeting Tim Holtz...

Omg the title just says it all doesn't it? Hahaha...

If you didn't know already Tim Holtz is coming to the land of Aus is June. He is doing classes in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne.

I honestly thought I hadn't gotten in but silly me has a new tablet and when I typed the phone no in it was one number wrong lol. The lovely Di at stamp it emailed me to let me know :) and organise ticket purchase! How nice is that?

I am sooo excited, June 17th in sydney. Woop. I think the classes are around 50 in each. They are 2hr classes with a 1hr photo and signing portion at the end :)

I need to do some serious study for my Education support class so I can get some creating done lol. Have had so much going on lately not had the chance to make anything :( I just got the new spring colours as well as all the reinkers and some microglaze. Time to get my game on, but first some study lol falling a little behind.

We were in sydney over the weekend and at the airport on monday. We had a lovely time at Taronga Zoo and free comic day was pretty cool too. My daughter wanted a new Tablet now that she gets money so we had tto run around looking for that too. My mums been unwell so was there helping her on Wednesday and Thursday is the day I help at the school. It's been all go go go. So now Iit's time to do some study and hopefully clear my scrap space and get some creating happening to share :)

Squeal I am going to a Tim Holtz Class!!! lol
Happy Scrappin'

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Butterflies and Poker Chips!

G'day! lol

Just wanted to pop in with a quick post thats not paper craft related. I know shocker. I have two English visitors atm so my craft time has become premium for the time being and crafting has gone by the wayside until I uncover my table lol.

Time has flown so fast one of my visitors is leaving next week. Feels like blink and we missed the almost month she was here :(. We did some fun things her first week here like took a trip on the Manly Ferry, went to ocean world, had dinner at the Hard Rock Cafe and had a mani/pedi day with my two girls as well :)

Anyway during this time I have also had two birthdays, while I don't have cards to show I do have cakes. The first one is a butterfly cake I made for my daughters 16th. I had to improvise as she had put a cake pan on the bench and it had fallen off so I didn't realise that was the cake shape she wanted and my friend didn't have the same or similar pan.

I used a heart shape pan and made two cakes and reserved a little bit of each mix to make three cupcakes for the body. The antennae are made from pipe cleaners as you can see. Each cake has been covered with melted Cadbury's chocolate before being decorated with an icing kind of like fondant I bought in a packet. I know I am a big cheater cheater heeeeheeeeee.... I used another smaller heart pan to make the icing hearts and a melon baller to make the small circles. The hearts are surrounded by cachous (note to self have, put them closer to the edge next time!) and some flowers have been added to the top of the cake for extra decoration and to make eyes on the first cupcake.

The next cake is my mans for his birthday. We were having a poker party so I thought I would make him a poker chip. I used two round cakes, Cadbury chocolate again and more icing and some coockie cutter shaped to make this cake.

Considering they were both rush jobs I don't think they turned out too bad lol...anyways another busy day aheasd, we are off to watch The Avengers at the movies today lol so I best get movin'
Happy Scrappin'

PS waiting for an order from Simon Says Stamp and another from Inspiration Emporium... I will have to get my craft on then!!! (Gelatos are coming from Simon among loads of other goodies and the new spring colours and reinkers from IE :)).

Friday, 20 April 2012

Bright Cheerful Mothers Day Card

Hiya :)

My Distress Markers are here!!! So to celebrate I knocked up a card :) It turned into a lovely mothers day card.

I started with vellum, I stamped it with sunflower yellow Stazon with a stamp from the urban chic set, I then ran it through the bug using the Tim Holtz Ornamental Movers and Shapers Die. I used some silver butterfly stickers and stuck them on the vellum. I then used my Distress Markers in mustard seed, spiced marmalade, barn door and chipped sapphire to colour in the butterflies.

The sentiment is from inkadinkado stamped onto yellow cs and then cut with an oval lifestyle crafts die. I used my distress tool and distressed the edges first in spiced marmalade, then in barn door. While the distressing was sttill wet I went around the edge with perfect pearls in perfect pearl. I used foam tape to pop the oval off the card. To adhere the vellum down I hid tape behind the butterflys, sentiment and roses.

The roses are resin roses I got in a bag of 100 from ebay. I covered them in perfect medium and then added some perfect pearls over the top with perfect pearl. I glued them on with glossy accents. I chose a white cs card base and used my Distress marker in chipped sapphire to give a grungy boarder as I don't yet have that in a stamp pad.
Hope you like my first Mothers Day Card :)
Happy Scrappin'

Sunday, 15 April 2012

Just a Quick Post

Just wanted to share really quickly a quick card that could be used as a sympathy card or a get well card maybe.

I stamped the background with seedless preserves, the stamp is a Fiskars Cherry Blossom Background from the Asian Inspired set. I stamped off on a scrap before stamping onto my card. The flower flourish is a Tim Holtz stamp from the Urban Chic set. I triple stamped the image, each on offset from the other, without reinking.

I stamped my sentiment and then cut both the flower flourish and the sentiment with lifestyle crafts labels dies, I backed each with purple cs that matches the mid tone of the stamping. The sentiment is adhered with foam tape to lift it off the page.
Happy Scrappin'

Saturday, 7 April 2012

Have a Blast with Sizzix


Today I am showing you a cute rocket card I made show casing Sizzix Hot Rocketz stamps. I started by stamping my images onto white cs with Jet Black Stazon and then colouring with different pitt artist markers. I added the shadows with the same coloured marker once the first layer was dry. I then cut them all out and added some foam tape.

 For the background I used all of the different stars in the packet on a stamp block and stamped with the yellow big brush marker. I filled in the gaps with some of the smaller stamps. The sentiments are stamped with  markers and then cut out with ovals from lifestyle crafts. Both layers are raised with foam tape to give them even more dimension.

Hope you enjoyed my Boy birthday card. I think it turned out really well :)
Happy scrappin'

Entered at Just Keep On Creating - anything goes

Monday, 2 April 2012

Creative Chemistry 101 Day Ten Finished Projects

Lucky last. Not sure how I feel about this one. Think I need to watch some tattered florals flower making tuts lol. I turned this one into a mothers day card seeing as that is coming up in May for us in Australia.

The flower is made with all four layers of the tattered florals die from grungepaper. Coloured with a combo of ranger pigment inks and and stazon. Then they have been rock candied and shimmer painted.

A close up of the flower and the swarovski danglies and rose at the end. The flower centre is a Making Memories bling brad.

The background stamp is from stampin' up.
Well that's all folks. All for now at any rate. Got loads of study and cleaning in the next week. Having a visitor from the UK over and modules due on Thursday lol. Busy Busy. I have a few blogs ready to post though and I am sure I will be about :)
Happy Scrappin'

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Creative Chemistry 101 Day Nine Finished Projects

Perfect Pearls . . . Yay I love sparkly things lol. I know I am acting a lil crazier than normal . . . It's after 3am lol I should be sleeping not posting! My youngest is sick asleep on the lounge so I fell a little behind plus I need to stay up for her anyhow . . . lol

My perfect pearl card is pretty simple. I didn't want to cover up the pic so I just added a lil sentiment to the corner. The sentiment was a leftover from my Autumn card lol. Might add a layer of shimmery glaze over the top of it at some point.

Took me a while staring at the image to decide I didn't want to hide it. lol
Happy Scrappin'

Creative Chemistry 101 Day Eight Finished Projects

I have two projects for day 8. One is bright and cheery the other is in more earthy tonesof brown and orange. A nice Autumn card considering it is Autumn in Australia right now :) maybe that's why I keep reaching for the orange. Could also be all the Harmony day learning the kids have been doing at school lol.

My Autumn colours card with a grungeboard flower. The leaves were cut with my ecraft from book pages and distressed.

The butterflys have had some triple thick painted over the top. It did react with the inks of course but I likes it :) The sentiment is from the Fiskars Butterfly Dreams set. "Butterfly kisses and birthday wishes"

And yes . . .  More Bling lol. Can there ever be too much?
Happy Scrappin'

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Creative Chemistry 101 Day Seven Finished Projects

Day seven was a witch for me lol. Only one project to upload today But I love it :) I added swarovski crystals . . . Bling Bling Bling. . .

Here is a before shot,

and the completed card with the swarovski crystal chandelier drops :) What can I say. I love my bling lol. I used black brads to anchor the chains for the crystals.

Only four more cards to share then I might be able to sleep lol :)
Happy Scrappin'

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Creative Chemistry 101 Day Six Finished Projects

I have two to share for day 6, distress markers :) I could have also added this to day 5 for distress stains because of the background lol . . .

The first card is almost camoish lol. I am definitely expanding my horizons colour wise lately. Greens? OMG Camo greens at that lol . . . I do like how it turned out though :)

I added some baubles and a happy birthday sentiment to this one. For both I have used Day 5 backgrounds that I made. I made loads. I have a whole pile of backgrounds still to use from all the days lol.

Loving the variety of looks you can get with so few supplies too. For many of the techniques you can swap out what you don't have for what you do. :)
Happy Scrappin'

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Creative Chemistry 101 Day Five Finished Projects

Day 5 almost halfway there :). I recently got a stamp set that well to be honest I really didn't like the focal image but I love the rest of the stamps. The focal image is a big giant head. What on earth do you do with a big giant head stamp??? lol. Let's have a look shall we?

I thought this would be a good graduation stamp but as I don't seem to have any graduation stamps I went for congratulations instead. Apart from the sentiment all the stamps are from the one stamp set, Artful Artifacts by Stampers Anon. Is a T!im set of course . . .

Considering I used a stamp I never thought I would I think the card turned out pretty darned well.
Happy Scrappin'

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Creative Chemistry 101 Day Four Finished Projects

Hiya Only one for this day at the moment. Hey I can only do so much creating you know :P . . .

The butterfly and flowers are from recollections. I added some Hero Arts bling to the butterfly and the flowers to give the card a little lift. The base is marbled cs that almost perfectly matches the tattered rose distress ink. the sentiment is from Hero Arts.

Happy Scrappin'

Entered at Simon Says Stamp - anything goes.

Creative Chemistry 101 Day Three Finished Projects

Hmm fitting three projects for day 3 lol . . . I had some trouble with the alcohol ink one but figured out what I was doing and saved one I hated :) It was as simple as too much blending solution.

The first is the embossing folder technique, I added some brads and a lock and key from the Idea-ology range.

The next is a lion on the alcohol inked background. All things considered her turned out pretty well :) I added some beads down the side for a bit of extra interest.

Another alcohol inked one. This one is on the background I saved. I kept it clean and simple just adding a sticker sentiment.

Told you these posts would be short and sweet! :) lol
Happy Scrappin'

Entered at Simon Says Stamp - anything goes.