Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Soft and Feminine

After trying a new water colouring technique with Upsy Daisy and failing miserably I thought I'd give another technique a go that I've been wanting to try for a while.  I think they call it chalkboard or something like that.
You basically just stamp your image on Basic Black cardstock with Whisper White then colour over with your chosen pastels.  I love that the pastels come in all 48 colours and 3 neutrals so you can make sure everything matches!  I love how soft the image is and I think this card looks even better in real life!

Also notice the use of Sage Shadow - I think after completing this challenge and loving it I have discovered a new favourite colour!!  Who would have thought.

Oh and I nearly forgot I've used my FREE* Sale-A-Bration set Vintage Labels, isn't it gorg!!  (*free when you spend $100 until the 31st March)

Colours:   Pink Pirouette, Basic Black, Sage Shadow
Ink:  Whisper White
Pastels:  Sage Shadow, Pretty in Pink, Rose Red
Ribbon:  Pink Pirouette
Punch:  Wide Oval
Stamps: Upsy Daisy, Vintage Labels

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Simple is..... Wonderful

I had such a great time yesterday in the Craft Room with my friend Bella.  I knew I wanted to do the latest Just Add Ink Challenge but the idea I had just wasn't working - think watery mess.  So I stopped to take a breath and noticed Bella was using this cute little bird but in squares, isn't he cute - he's from the Hostess Level 3 set - Window Dressing.  I knew straight away that I wanted circles! 
There are a few firsts for this card - first time I've used Sage Shadow, first time I've used this bird, first time I've used Rustic Rooster (Level 2 Hostess Set - for the background of the base card).
There are also a few olds as well - The pleated ribbon with mini staples, Warm Words , the colour on colour and my total obsession with Kraft!!
Anyway I just love this card - it's so simple but striking.  I just want to keep looking at it (am I strange or what?!). 

Here are the colours for the challenge.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

A Little Wish Big

I wanted to take part in this weeks Just Add Ink Challenge but don't yet have the Circle Scissors (these are becoming more of a need lately, lol).  So I decided to make a miniture card and use my punches instead.

Here is my card:

I have used the 1 3/8" and the 1 3/4" circle punches, I'm loving my glittery butterfly (from the For Everything set) and the cool stapled ribbon which was inspired by this card (which just happened to be the card we made at stamp club with my lovely upline Alex).

As usual simple but I like it.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Happiness.... bound up in love.

I made this card for last weeks Just Add Ink challenge.  I didn't make it in time to submit it but  I had this card rolling around in my head and I just had to make it. 

The challenge was to:  "Just Add Hearts, Stamp it, punch it, stick it on - it's up to you!  Your creation can be a card, scrapbooking LO or a 3D project."

I was actually inspired by my friend Liz's recent passion for the Twilight series.  I enjoyed the books and the movies (not anywhere near as much as the books but they still pass as enjoyable!).  I think the thing that appeals to me is the intense love Bella and Edward have for each other.  It makes me think of the love I have for my husband and how I feel I am bound to him in love, kind of like our love is so real and so strong that nothing could disconnect us even if I wanted it to.  When I think of that it makes me happy.