Saturday, April 16, 2011

OLW #49

This week's One-Layer Wednesday challenge is to use a stamp that has never seen ink and include the colours green and pink. I decided to use Awash with Flowers as it has only just arrived in my collection and I thought the colours would suit...
Stamps: Awash with Flowers,
Card: Textured White
Ink: Basic Black, Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, Rose Red

I masked the flowers to stamp the leaves and stems. My plan was just to have the flowers and leaves roughly in the centre by themselves, but it just wasn't right, so I hand drew a border around them and it helped with the composition — which is still not perfect! The sentiment should have been left out all together because it looks tacked on, but I wasn't going through the whole process of masking etc. again to make another one without it!!!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Leafy Spring

The whole spring theme has inspired me, and then I saw this card by Heather and loved it — loved the colours and design. So I decided to try out my own versions based on the ideas in Heather's card. I also wanted to create something else for the SoShelli creative challenge this month because I'm loving the spring theme, so here a three cards with a leafy green spring feel...

Stamps: French Foliage, Easter Blossoms
Card: Whisper White, Certainly Celery, Wild Wasabi
Ink: Certainly Celery, Wild Wasabi
Other: White Embossing Powder

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Jac-inks Challenge #6

It is time for another jac-inks challenge. This time a sketch.
I loved this gorgeous DSP, but it sat for so long doing nothing because I was too afraid of cutting it up and spoiling it. This is often an issue I have with a beautiful piece of DSP. So now it has well and truly been sliced and diced for this card!

Paper: Kaleidoscope DSP
(from the 2009/2010 Summer Mini Catalogue)
Card: Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose
Other: Regal Rose 1.6 cm Grosgrain Ribbon, Clear Rhinestone Brads
Flower Fusion Too (felt flowers),

Monday, April 11, 2011

Spring Blossoms

I have been patiently waiting, and have finally got the stamp set with this beautiful blossom. It is so elegant, I love it. I know it's not quite Mother's Day yet, but I wanted to try out this stamp on a card for my Mum.
Stamps: Easter Blossoms, Well Scripted
Card: Whisper White, Pretty in Pink
Ink: Early Espresso, Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose

To start with I just used Pretty in Pink to colour the flowers, but it looked a bit flat, so I added some Regal Rose to the already shaded areas and it gave it more depth and richer looking pink blossoms. You can see the difference in the two pics below.

I have decided to enter this in the SoShelli Creative Challenge, which is all about spring this time.
In our garden we have some trees that blossom at the first sign of spring, even if it isn't warm yet. It is an announcement that winter has finished and spring is here. Then soon after, those beautiful new green leaves appear and you know that spring has set in.

Anyway, autumn is upon our part of the world at the moment, and the now green leaves on our large tree above are about to turn yellow through to red, and it will be gorgeous!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Inkspirations Colour Challenge #64

Just a quick post today for the Inkspirations colour challenge.
Stamps: French Foliage, So Happy for You
Card: Poppy Parade, Very Vanilla
Ink: Poppy Parade, More Mustard, Cajun Craze

I needed some stamping therapy yesterday so I've created a few things and will post more in the coming days. (I might write more too!!)