Monday, March 30, 2009

Air Brushed Halloween Card with Edge Punches

Happy WET Monday!

Can you believe this weather? Oh well, plenty of time to play. Today I decided to have a go with my copic air brush and edge punches. All I can say is Wow! I think this is a winner. The effects you can create with this will be unlimited. I know Halloween is along way off but for some reason I just happened to pick out those colours.

I started off by playing with my edge punches and seeing the different squares you could make with them. The shape in the squares is made with my Martha Stewart "Goo" edge punch. You can see in the picture below. I started off with a square 2 3/4" and edge punched it on all four sides. This is the mat I used when air brushing. I thought it gave quite a nice effiect.

The rest of the card is pretty simple. All the lovely effects are made using the copic air brush. I then stamped some halloween images in the middle of the squares. A very quick and simple card.

Here you can see the inside of the card. Note the "Goo" edge on the bottom of the insert.

Thanks for looking. Have a great day.


Saturday, March 28, 2009

Flower Soft.

Happy Saturday, albeit nearly over ! The weather here has been raining most of the day again but at least that gives me chance to play in my stamp room without feeling guilty.

I decided today I would have a go with a new toy I bought called Flower Soft. I must say I like it alot. Here is the card I came up with.

I first stamped the image using Always Artichoke onto Whisper White card stock. Then using the flower soft glue adhered the flower soft onto the blooms. I made three stems of extra flowers and placed them onto the image, then cut really fine green card stock; this automatically curled itself. The flower pot is cut out, curved over the glue bottle and stuck at the edges to give a 3D look. The two small butterflies are from the Martha Stewart punch.

I didn`t feel that the card needed much else on as the flowers are the focal point. The background paper is from Basic Grey.

Well, I should get on with some housework and tidying up as I have my parents arriving next week from the UK for a month long visit. We can`t wait.

Thanks for looking and enjoy the rest of the weekend.


Thursday, March 12, 2009

MFT Whats Up Wednesday Challenge

This is my first Challenge in afew weeks. When I was surfing the blogs this morning I came across Amy Shafer at Pickled Paper Designs and her challenge of Paper Pleating. Its easy and really effective. I have used two of my favorite colours Blue Bayou and River Rock. I was pleased with the way it turned out.

The edges of the vanilla CS was sponged in Blue Bayou. You can`t really see in the photograph but the four corners on the river rock has piercing on them.

Receipe: Stamps; SU Rose, Card Stock; Retired Blue Bayou, River Rock, DP, Very Vanilla, Ink; Blue Bayou, River Rock, Accessories; Corner Punch, Build a Brad, River Rock ribbon, Piercing tool, Martha Stewart Edge Punch.

Thanks for looking, have a super day.


Mothers Day !!

Hello and Happy Thursday !

The weather here today is gorgeous. The sun is out and bright blue skies. Apparently we have to make the most of it as its going to change again at the weekend. As long as we don`t have another snowfall like last sunday I don`t really mind - still it will mean more time for stamping ! Anyway Mothers Day in the UK is fast approaching, so I set on and made the following cards ready to send home.

I can`t help it, I just love `The Year of Flower` stamp set by Melanie, you can buy this from Gina K. The first card is a 6 x 6 square.

The background paper is from the new collection of Basic Grey - Porcelain. I thought it matched the rose stamp perfectly. The edging on the bottom is using the Martha Stewart Punch and the top corners are cuttlebugged. Not sure if you can see very well from the photograph but the two opposite corners have been pierced just for alittle more detail. The rose has been coloured in with Copic markers. I layered the ribbon as I couldn`t decide which colour ro use but I like the way it turned out! The stamped panel is on dimensions. When I had finished I asked my daughter what she thought "Oh thats nice, it looks like a Nana card" !!

Receipe: Stamps; A Year of Flowers, Ink; Nick Bantock Lamp Black, Card Stock; Always Artichoke SU, PTI White, Basic Grey DP, Accessories; Copic Markers, Martha Stewart Edge Punch, Ribbon, Cuttlebug.

My second card is the standard size but as you can see the same colour scheme.

I had trouble taking this photograph and capturing the Twinkling H2O`s used on the tulips. The subtle shimmer looks really nice on them. The third tulip has been put on dimensions to give a 3D look.

Receipe: Stamps; A Year of Flowers, Ink; Nick Bantock Lamp Black, Card Stock; Always Artichoke SU, PTI White, Basic Grey DP, Accessories; Copic Markers, Martha Stewart Edge Punch, Ribbon, Corner Punch, Rhinestones.

Well I suppose I better go and post them now! Thank you for looking, have a great day!


All comments are very welcome.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

The Acrobatic Hedgehog !

I do like the Penny Black stamps. I picked this one up the other day and I couldn`t wait to ink him up!! I used the Basic Grey DP Bittersweet for the background and used my copics to colour him in. Finishing off with chocolate satin ribbon and a couple of pink buttons.

Thank you for looking, have a great day!