Saturday, 21 March 2009

Living among the ruins

The Art Creations Friday challenge #18 is to use this given background.
Stamps: Stampington Facade; Paper Artsy Backgrounds 2

Inks: Adirondack Slate and Currant; DI Spiced Marmalade

Extras: Prima Flowers; Gutermann Beads; BB pink card; Vintage image from chicks57

Friday, 20 March 2009

Seek Adventure

The Tag You're It challenge this week is easy as 1, 2, 3.....

1 ribbon, 2 buttons and 3 eyelets/brads.

I keep getting this ribbon out to use on projects, but reject it in favour of others. So I made a co-ordinating background, and enjoyed using long neglected embellishments. The oranges are the same shade as that in the ribbon irl!


Stamps: Invoke Arts Travel Tickets; SU! Discover; Hero Arts Tiny Bloacks and Square background

Inks: VersaColor Old Rose, Baby Blue and Split Pea; VersaFine Onyx Black; Fluid Chalk Tangerine; DI Worn Lipstick and Spiced Marmalade

Extras: Prima Flowers; PM eyelet and buttons; Corner Punch; Ribbon; BB brads

I sing of poppies

This is my contribution for the graphicus challenge which is twofold: yellow, and sing. I based the card around a poem by Mary A Barr:

I sing the Poppy! The frail snowy weed!
The Flower of Mercy! That within its heart
Doth keep "a drop serene" for human need,
A drowsy balm for every bitter smart,
For happy hours the Rose will idly blow;
The poppy hath a charm for pain and woe.


Stamps: Elusive Images Butterfly Poppy collage

Inks: Adirondack Lemonade; DI Scattered Straw, Tea Dye and Mustard Seed; Archival Sepia; DI refill Antique Linen; Watercolour pencils

Extras: Perfect Pearls Gold; Brown Brads; PM Eyelet; Ribbon; WHSmith Alpha RubOns; Punch; BB Brown card; TreeGlimmer screens

Saturday, 14 March 2009


This is my contribution for Art Creations Friday #17.

I'm so disappointed that the scanner has bleached the colour of the flowers - irl they match the green in her dress perfectly. Here they look so awful I was tempted to pull them off!
Stamps: Paper Artsy Backgrounds 2, Travel 4 and Travel 2

Inks: Adirondack Slate, Pink Sherbert and Watermelon; Archival Black

Extras: Vintage Image; Ribbon, Lace; Prima Flowers; Antique Music; Gesso

Friday, 13 March 2009

Projects for Winterfest 09

This notebook was made for the neglected tools challenges, but managed to incorporate 2 other challenges too: chipboard and houses .

The card below uses the spin and splash tool, (another neglected tool) and an image from


Stamps: Tanda Stamps Flourish set; ISC All About Me; Paper Artsy Love and Kisses 1

Inks: Alcohol Inks Pesto, Lettuce, Espresso and Pearl Mixative; Versamark; Adirondack Juniper, Lettuce, Purple Twilight and Pink Sherbert; DI Dusty Concord; DI refill Milled lavender; Archival Black

Extras: Vintage Image Prima Flower; Gold Brad; Gold EP; Distress EP Antique Linen; Chipboard Coasters; BIA; Spin and Splash; Ribbons; Perfect Pearls 'Pearl'

Thursday, 12 March 2009

The seeds of today

Another card using blue and green, this time because these colours are the challenge from Created Byhand. I submitted this for two challenges on 2Peas Winterfest 2009 too: to use text, and a 'short' card.
Stamps: AudDesign 2B; DarkRoom Door Full Bloom Vol 2

Inks: Archival Black; Ecoline Pastel Blue, Light Green and Turquoise

Extras: Salt; Ribbon; PM Adhesive Stones

Sunday, 8 March 2009

Mermaid Bath Salts

The Gothic Arches theme this week is fantasy; I chose a mermaid. I cannot tell you about the background paper except to say that I added a few details onto one of a series of backgrounds that a friend of mine gave me as a present. She knows my favourite colours well! The image came from the internet.
Stamps: Elusive Images Good Deeds

Inks: VersaColor Lagoon Blue and Pacific

Extras: Anchor Eyelet; Magic Mesh; Background Paper; Vintage image; Waxy Flax Icy Blue

Saturday, 7 March 2009

Smelling the flowers

The Art Creations friday challenge is a photo, which I've just used the image from and tinted.
Stamps: Paper Artsy Man of Numbers 2; DarkRoom Door Full Bloom Vol 2

Inks: Ecoline Pastel Blue, Burnt Sienna, Chartreuse and Magenta; Adirondack Slate; DI Worn Lipstick; Watercolour pencils

Extras: Cling Film; Vintage Image; Tracing paper

Friday, 6 March 2009

Pearly butterfly

Here's my contribution for the Tag You're It theme of wings. Using such a large brad has caused the butterfly to go slightly out of focus in the scanner, but it is 3D. I don't think you get the sheen from the Pearl Mixative either.
I coloured the Magic Mesh with the Alcohol Inks.
Stamps: Paper Artsy Petals 6 and One Penny 2

Inks: Alcohol Inks Denim, Eggplant, Lettuce,Stonewashed, Pesto and Pearl Mixative; VersaFine Onyx Black; Adirondack Eggplant, Denim, Lettuce and Stonewashed

Extras: Prima Flower; PM Eyelet and Brad; Fibres; Magic Mesh