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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
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Sunday, May 28, 2017

All stitched up

 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 #9 - Stitching (real or faux)



I had so much fun making this card :) :), the background was a large background stamp with a stitching theme which I used with gold ink.  The border was cut with a Desire die.  For the swirls I used a Clarity stamp and blue and gold ink.  I then stitched over some of the swirls with black thread.  The needle and thread die are from X-Cut and the flower dies from Desire.  The flowers were made from the scraps of card base I had left over and finished off with black Pan Pastels and Silver varnish spray.   For the sentiment I double stamped to try and give a shadow effect, have to admit I did not get it quite right but it still looks cool.  To finish off I added the blue buttons so the whole card not only follows the stitching them but also items used in stitching :)

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Oh Seriously!!!!!!




Challenge 89
Anything Goes with an optional TWIST .... Happy 
(make someone smile)



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 a surprise one day when I found Ike had messaged me with a cracking new image - 'Oh Seriously'.  Ike knows I am reliving my childhood at the moment and a dream of owning my own horse, his name is Jay.  I am also teaching wee kids to ride at our local stables so early mornings, smell of horse muck, hay etc. are all part of my daily life along with my quiet time of crafting.  The expression on the Oh Seriously horse totally cracked me up lol.  We have one lovely big 16.2 hand horse called Storm, he is a clever boy, quick to learn and so very obliging.  One day, when we were getting all the horses ready for the stables to open after the Summer break (I am in Saudi and during the Summer when temperatures are in the mid to high 40 degrees we close as it is unsafe to ride the horses in high heat). we put a lead rein on Storm to see how he would react if we used him with adult new learner riders.  His face was exactly like the Oh Seriously horse, he was so peeved and would not do anything, take the lead rein off and he behaved like the perfect gentleman he really is again.  Thank you Ike for this truly awesome image.

I finished off my card with a border I made using another of Ike's images, Laughing Horse, both this and and background of the main image were coloured with Pan Pastels to match in with the backing paper.



Ingredients:-
  • image - Oh Really and Laughing Horse by IKEsART
  • colouring medium - Polychromos and Pan Pastels
  • bow
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Sunday, May 14, 2017

Hot Gift Bags

 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 #8 - Hot Colours

This theme is probably my least favourite as it means I have to work with colours I am least comfortable with, I am a blue and purple lover, the calm colours, not the reds and oranges which to me are angry colours :) :) :) But what to do, it is a challenge after all and it is rather good to be removed from ones comfort zone every now and again.  I hunted through my images but there was nothing I wanted to colour with reds and oranges except flowers and I feel I have done a fair few of them recently so needed another idea.  I knew I had a bunch of design papers as I keep adding to my collection, don't know why as I don't like working with them but they do look pretty in the shop :) :) :) and when they are free in a magazine then it would be sacrilege to throw them away!!!!  A hunt through my papers found a few A6 sized sheets in the dreaded colours but so small - what to do with them.  Then a brain wave, (I get the odd one every now and again :) :) :) ) - make some really small bags which I can use to give to my friends with wee gifts inside.  I have to admit the bags were a bit fiddly to make but I love the outcome, even though they are red and orange :) :) 



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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Blossom




Challenge 88
Anything Goes with an optional TWIST .... Flying Fairy



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 :) :) :)


For this card I used the image 'Blossom', a great favourite of mine and used quite a few times :) :) The image was coloured with Polychromos pencils and the flower centres with Flower Soft. I added some dew drops dripping off the flowers by using my glue gun.  The background was created with Pan Pastels and the scraps I had left over after cutting the area needed were used to make the corner embellishments.  In keeping with the optional theme of flying fairies I drew in a couple of fairies by hand  (not very good but I did try hahaha).  The sentiment was stamped using a clear stamp and the final part of the card was to carry the orange theme through by adding some orange Stickles to the corner embellishments and an orange mat.


Ingredients:-
  • image - Blossom by IKEsART
  • colouring medium - Polychromos and Pan Pastels
  • extras - Dies, Stickles, Flower Soft, glue gun, sentiment clear stamp 
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