Sunday, 31 January 2016

Down Under


The less is more challenge is Down Under this week, I found this difficult. At first I made the Seahorse card below as I think of the great barrier reef when I think of the world of Oz, and it fitted with Down under the waves. However this didn't seem CAS enough.

So I then made this card below,

 The return of Flipper! Flipper and son! The stamp is from Hema, I have been lucky enough to go to Amsterdam twice in recent months and I adore the Hema shop (they have one in Stanstead airport!) The sea was created with Dylusions sprays.

I am also entering this card into:

Crazy 4 Challenges - down under.
Suzie Bee's Bloomin Challenges - anything goes - add an animal.

Here are some photos of the wonderful Amsterdam.
Art Deco cinema

Miro gardens

more Miro
Church by the harbor

love the sign

Even the Grim reaper needs coffee to get going in the morning.


Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Dangerous Mustache

Good day,

This is an experiment into dangerous mustaches and layering. The main image is by Brett Weld which I colored and then used a coy water pen to give a more sketched look. The background is stamped with several different stamps and stencils.

I then added a Tim Holtz die cut (new gift for Christmas) behind the figure using my craft knife to cut round the figure. I mounted the image on black to make it stand out then on a stamped background that I had half misted to vary the look of the writing. The tittle is cut out of an old dictionary.

I am sneaking this into Left of center challenges - lots of layers.
and Anything but cute - ring out the old bring the new (new die cut.)


Sunday, 24 January 2016

light and shadow

Good day,

I had such fun creating this, I learned a new technique, painting with a credit card and then added the die cut and the dictionary quote. The paint were some new Dylusion paints that I was lucky enough to be given at Christmas.

I am entering this into the following challenges:
Less is more - Silhouettes 
Try it on Tuesday - Silhouettes
Sisterhood of Snark - new technique