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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Kindness with Flowers




Challenge 93
Anything Goes with an optional TWIST .... Touch of Kindness



Welcome back to the IKEsWORLD challenges :)  do pop on over to IKEsWORLD to join in the challenge, it is always so much fun and  Ike produces the most amazing stamps, everything from off the wall to cute and fluffy :) :) :)


What can be a kinder way to cheer somebody up than to send them a card to let them know you have them in your thoughts :) :)  For this card I used 'Seeds' which is a digi with 3 seed packets on it.  I only wanted the asters so cropped the rest of the image.  The backgrounds has been created with Distress Oxides with the extra bits being used for the die cuts.  Image coloured with Polychromos and the die cuts finished off with a few mauve gems.  A simple card but I do love the colour combination :)

Ingredients:-
  • image - one of the image from the 'Seeds' digi by IKEsART
  • colouring medium - Tim Holtz Distress Oxides, Polychromos crayons
  • other items - clear stamps for sentiment and gems
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Sunday, July 9, 2017

Elements of Nature

 International Art & Soul, a challenge which has been put together to incorporate any type of craft, paper, wood, flowers, recycling, glass - the world is your oyster :).  Come on over an join us with you artwork :)

Challenge #12 - Elements of Nature


Oh so many ideas for this challenge it was hard to settle on a final choice.  I have not done any watercolour backgrounds for ages so for this card my final decision was based around creating my own watercolour background in my favourite colours :) :) :).  A clean and simple card using two dies - Ornate Trellis from Crafters Companion and the doily from the magazine Die Cutting Essentials; and stamps from  the Creative Stamping magazine.  To finish off I added liquid pearls in very pale blue.

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Tuesday, July 4, 2017

The River




Challenge 92
Anything Goes with an optional TWIST .... Relax



Welcome back to the IKEsWORLD challenges :)  do pop on over to IKEsWORLD to join in the challenge, it is always so much fun and  Ike produces the most amazing stamps, everything from off the wall to cute and fluffy :) :) :)

I have just retuned from the Middle East permanently so back in the UK now, at least the sun is shining at the moment but I am already missing our old life.  It is pretty hard to adjust to this very different way of life here but thankfully I was thinking in advance and already had some crafty items waiting for me in my UK house (nearly all my craft items are now in a relocation shipment, some will arrive in about 4 weeks the rest in the main shipment will be with me in about 4 months).  Can't say I am feeling very creative so have gone with a heavily coloured creation using Ike's 'The River', which certainly entertained me for a few hours lol.  So why this image for this challenge, well I like to try and follow the 'twist' themes which are optional and for me, the most relaxing time is when I can escape to nature with no phone, computer or other means of communicating with the modern world.  I find I can recharge my batteries in these peaceful locations and then sort of cope in the human world without losing my rag every 5 minutes !!!!!! :) :) :)

The bird is a polymer stamp and was coloured with S/N sparkle pens, the sentiment is also a stamp and stamped with Memento black ink.


Ingredients:-
  • image - The River by IKEsART
  • colouring medium - SN markers and Polychromos crayons
  • other items - clear stamps for bird and sentiment
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Sunday, June 25, 2017

Hydrengea

 International Art & Soul, a challenge which has been put together to incorporate any type of craft, paper, wood, flowers, recycling, glass - the world is your oyster :).  Come on over an join us with you artwork :)

Challenge #11 - Flowers


I don't often use design paper but this time I had a sheet which worked perfectly for what I wanted to do.  The hydrangea stamp was a freebie from a magazine along with the sentiment.  I first stamped the hydrangea and then with a bit of masking then stamped the lace gold edge.  Next I stamped the sentiment (no more squint stamping like on this card as I have just invested in the Tim Holtz tool lol). I coloured the hydrengea with polychromos crayons and then finished off with a second sentiment which I fussy cut, braid and a gold mesh bow.  Oh, I forgot the bee was from the stamp set too, he is fussy cut and attached with dimension adhesive.

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Blue Christmas




Challenge 91
Anything Goes with an optional TWIST .... Blue Christmas



Welcome back to the IKEsWORLD challenges :)  do pop on over to IKEsWORLD to join in the challenge, it is always so much fun and  Ike produces the most amazing stamps, everything from off the wall to cute and fluffy :) :) :)

I had so much fun with this challenge, not only a favourite colour theme but also a chance to get good and mucky lol.  I used watercolour paper and printed the 3 Kings images.  I then went to town with Spectum Noir tints and Brusho pigments along with my my trusty spray bottle.  It was then out with a snowflake stamp and using silver embossing powder.  For the 3 Kings I used an embossing pen to go round the edges and then silver embossing powder.  To lift the 3 Kings images a bit I then filled them with accent liquid, you can't really see the effect by you can feel it when you hold the card as they have a cool plastic feel.  The finishing off was some silver ribbon, material snowflake coloured light blue and a silver brad.  The tag was die cut and treated the same way as the card background and finished off with a Christmas peel off sticker.



Ingredients:-
  • image - King 1, King 2 and King 3 by IKEsART
  • colouring medium - S/N tints and Brusho pigments
  • other items - silver ribbon, silver brad, material snowflake, silver embossing powder, snowflake stamp, Crystal Dimensions, tag die, peel off sticker.
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Sunday, June 11, 2017

Man Time

 International Art & Soul, a challenge which has been put together to incorporate any type of craft, paper, wood, flowers, recycling, glass - the world is your oyster :).  Come on over an join us with you artwork :)

Challenge #10 - For Men


A fun card to make using paper from a magazine and Sheena Douglas stamps and clock die.  The clock stamp was coloured with Spectrum Noir 1st Generation pens which I have a wee stash of and a gold paint pen.  The clock overlay die cut was cut on brown card and then coloured and rubbed with gold guilders cream to try and give the whole thing on old rusty look.  The background paper was from a magazine I bought and I then stamped Sheena Douglas cogs all over it in black and brown inks.  The quote was added to the paper and printed before I carried on with the rest of the card - holding my breath I placed the text correctly as there was not going back.  Finally the hands of the clock were cut form another die and coloured with my gold pen and a gem added, the sentiment was stamped using a free stamp from another magazine I had bought.

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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Greek Sea View




Challenge 90
Anything Goes with an optional TWIST .... Photo Inspiration



Welcome back to the IKEsWORLD challenges :)  do pop on over to IKEsWORLD to join in the challenge, it is always so much fun and  Ike produces the most amazing stamps, everything from off the wall to cute and fluffy :) :) :)




I am still trying to make a CAS card lol.  For this creation I used one of the images from the Greek Sea View series.  Following the optional twist theme - Photo Inspiration I also used the actual photo to create the colouring for design paper and the image.  The photo was placed into Photoshop and mega amounts of blurring were created to end up with a wonderfully soft line-less mix of the colours.  I then printed the paper to make the backing sheet.  Next I used the same paper (digital version) and placed Ike's Greek Sea View image on top.  It was then out with the rubber to remove all the areas of the blurred photo that I did not need leaving only the areas of the image coloured in.  The sentiment is stamped with distress inks, two colours to match in with the coloured image.

Ingredients:-
  • image - Greek Sea View by IKEsART
  • colouring medium - Digital and Distress Inks
  • gems, clear sentiment stamp, Spellbinder square and oval dies
I am entering this project into the following challenges:-