Monday, 14 August 2017

Frreshly Made Sketch #300

Hello folks,

One of my favourite challenges, Freshly Made Sketches,  is celebrating 300 sketches this week:






I used the colours from Altenew's August inspiration challenge with Hennah Elements. I coloured the largest bloom with Copics but wanted to soften it, so gold embossed the flower on to vellum and layered it over the top. To give it some dimension I fussy cut the flower and popped up the layers with dimension tape. 

Happy stamping!

Claire x


Friday, 11 August 2017

My Favorite Things - Creative Construction Blueprints Challenge

Hello again,

I'm continuing my MFT obsession by joining in with their new Blueprints challenge. I never seem to stop raving about my Blueprints dies - I only have the one set but if I won the lottery tomorrow I'd be buying the lot! This new challenge is to use a Blueprints die set to create a card by either using one of the Blueprints sketches provided or making up your own design:




I used the sentiment strip, rounded corner banner, sequin stars and stitched panel from Blueprints 24 to create my card. The stamp set is Up in the Air, coloured in Copics and set on a blended distress ink background. I stamped the sentiment in pewter to match the glittery star sequins.

Hope you get the time to get inky this week - thanks for popping by,

Claire x



Monday, 7 August 2017

Fruity Triple Whammy!

Evening folks!

It's a rare crafty moment when I combine three different challenges on the one card. Less is More have a colour challenge based on tropical fruits, Casology's cue word is 'juicy' and AAA have a Summer theme for their latest challenge:









This was another card that came about through random stamping on a scrap piece of paper.  I used the citrus slice stamp from Whimsy Stamps' Feeling Fruity (now retired) and just hoped for the best! The sentiment is from PTI. 

Thanks for calling by,

Claire x








Sunday, 6 August 2017

MFT Sketch Challenge - Santa's Elves

Morning folks!

I've been getting all glittery for this week's sketch over at My Favorite Things:






This little man is from Santa's Elves - I used a really fine glitter and glue pen to make his hat and sleeves sparkle.  I also added some to the tree, then coloured the baubles with a Copic. 

Have a wonderful weekend!

Claire x

Thursday, 3 August 2017

New Fusion Card Challenge - Pastel Pencils

Hello!

Time for a brand new Fusion Challenge - this week's pic features some pretty pastels. Heaps of inspiration to be drawn from it. You could use some of those pastel hues with a splash of metallic silver or you could just use the sketch. You could even combine the two like I've done:





I embossed some blooms from Altenew's Hennah Elements on to some vellum. I then coloured the back of the vellum in some lighter shades of Copics to give them a softly coloured look. The silver embossed senitment is from PTI.

You have a couple of weeks to post your card on to the Fusion blog to be in with the chance of being pronounced Zen Master!

Thanks for stopping,

Claire x

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

No Stamps!

Hi bloggers!

I made a very CAS card for this week's CAS-ual Fridays challenge which is to use dies only:








I used the Funky Square die to create the little flowers but I think it may be retired now. It matches one of my favourite sets - Bold Wishes and the glitter covered sentiment is from Smiling Fri-Dies.

I'm also popping this over to the latest AAA challenge which has a rainbow theme.

Thanks for calling by,

Claire x


Thursday, 27 July 2017

CASology - 5 Year Anniversary Balloon Blog Hop

Hi folks,

So glad I've had the time to play along at CASology this week - it's their 5th birthday and there's a special anniversary blog hop. The cue word is 'balloon:'







I've used the large balloon and a selection of sentiments from Whimsy Stamp's Happy Everything. It took some very precise stamping (without the aid of a Misti) to get those balloons lined up! I'm popping it over to their monthly challenge which is Anything Goes with the option of holiday.  I'm also entering into the AAA cards challenge where the theme is 'rainbow.'

Happy inking!

Claire x