Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Gerda Steiner Monthly Challenge

Sending Warm Fuzzies

Running slow late so short post today. This is my entry to this months challenge at Gerda Steiner's. Have a Friends birthday this month and she love critters so this months cutie was perfect. As usual I used copics to colour the image and made a clean and simple card. To give it a bit of dimension I cut a circle panel and mounted it over the image. The sentiment is from an old Hero Arts set called Everyday Sayings and I stamped it twice around the circle. The happy birthday and heart is one I have had forever I don't know what company it came from.

Raccoon: W00,3,5,7,9,N3,5,7.
Stump: E11,13,15,18.
Birthday Sign: E41,42,43.
Grass: YG23,67,G29.
Sky: BG000,0000,Co & colourless blender.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Actsa Artist Trading Card Monthly Swap


This month the topic for the monthly swap was foreign languages so it could be art, foreign scripts, culture etc. I decided to use this lovely digi from Little Blue Button Stamps and coloured her with copics to match the background I printed. It was a freebie from a magazine and has some lovely themes. I printed it twice so I could cut out extra cherry blossoms for dimension. The sentiment and the image were also adhered using mounting tape.

Skin: E0000,000,R20,01.
Hair: W5,7,9.
Kimono: R81,85,RV11,91,93.
Parasol: RV000,R00,01.
Flowers/Leaves: RV000,32,YG05,09.

The Outlawz Monthly Progressive Challenge

Lazy Sunday

Love this image this month from Grateful Heart Digis and I just had to make an Aussie scene with it. I printed the gum trees from Make it Crafty first then drew in the ground and coloured them with oxide distress inks to make the background. I then printed the store, extra dog on xpress it card, coloured them with copics and fussy cut them out. Used flat tape to adhere the store and mounting tape for the dog. The birds are from a set called Spread Cheer from Penny Black. The dog is from an old Sparkle and Sprinkle set called Scratchy.

Walls: E41,43,44.
Veranda/roof/posts: E70,71,74.
Doors/windows: B32,34,99,BG0000.
Books: YR31,YG61,R05.
Signs: R46,C0.
Barrel: E13,17.
Pumpkin: YR04,07,YG67.
Dogs: E31,33,35,79,C0,5,9.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Faeryink Halloween ATC Swap.


Faeryink are having a Halloween ATC swap and I decided to have a play. I like ATCs and it makes me think out of the box and is a change from card making. My monthly stamp group does one and have done a few others. This one was easy as I only had to do three and they could all be different. I downloaded a few great images from Faeryink and used the Raven Nevermore and Witchball on two of them and a witch image from DeliciousDoodles. Sorry this post is so long but I like to list the colours I use and it is usually only for one project.

On the raven ATC I used Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolours to colour all the images. The house and bats are from SU 's Halloween Scares stamp set and the gravestones from a Make it Crafty digi image. I fussy cut the raven and two of the gravestones to fit and used a circle dye for the moon. Added some Wink of Stella clear to the moon for some sparkle and glossy accents on the house windows.

Windows 33,40. Stairs 44,46. Fence 47.
Background: 62,64,67, Distress ink Black Soot
Grass: 56,58.
Raven: 20,63,67.
Gravestones: 20.

Distress Inks:
Moon: Antique Linen, Squeezed Lemonade.

My second ATC uses Witchball and I printed it twice so I could use one for a mask . The background was done with Distress Oxide inks and a sun rays stencil from Stencil Girl. Just moved it around till I got the look I wanted. Removed the mask and used copics to colour the witch (had fun with the hair colour) and added highlights with prismacolour pencils. I thought the background was too dark so used a white prismacolour pencil to lighten it, replaced the mark and sprayed it with perfect pearls. Stamped the three small bats from SU in the corner and added clear Wink of Stella on the ball.


Skin: E11,51,53,R20,27.
Dress/Ball: YG11,G09,28.
Hat: R14,27,59,G09,28,Y08.
Hair: B24,37,39.
Necklace: YR15,R27.

Distress Oxide Inks:
Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade, Faded Jeans, Wilted Violet, Black Soot.

The last ATC used the Pumpkin witch digi from DeliciousDoodles and an old spider web image and was also coloured with copics. Used the same technique for the background, masking the image but this time I used distress inks. The spiderweb I have had for ages but I don't know where I got it so thanks to the artist as I love it.
The sentiments for Pumpkin witch and Raven were computer generated and Happy Halloween is from Faeryink.


Skin: E00,01,11,13,R20.
Eyes/Lips: G14,R17.
Hair: R59,YR59,E7,8.
Skirt/Top: G05,09,28,BV11,13,17,N1,5,C0.
Hat: C5,7,9,Black 100.
Pumpkin: YR16,68,YG95,E55.
Armband: BV13,17.
Bracelets/Necklace: N1,5,C0.
Broom handle: E18,25,44,49,57.

Distress Inks:
Weathered Wood, Black Soot.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Actsa Monthly ATC 1-4-1 Swap

Tap Dancer

I had so much fun with this ATC this month. The topic was dance etc and I have not used this adorable stamp from Make it crafty and it is available here. To make the saying, fit I first had to stamp it and then reduce it and print it out on a piece of x-press it paper. As an ATC is only 31/2 x 2/12 I didn't have a lot of room to stamp Fred so I stamped him on an other piece of xpress it paper, coloured him with copics and fussy cut it out. Coloured the background with distress oxide inks, added a strip of PP from kaiser's Hello Today 61/2 X 61/2 pad for the floor and hand drew some lines to resemble floor boards . Needed something for Fred to tap on and like the way it turned out. Adhered him to the ATC then onto a grey base. This was probably not the easiest way to make this but so happy with the end result.

Suit: N3,5,7,9.
Shirt: C0,1.
Tie: Y04,YR16.
Shoes: E25,27,C9.
Sock: C9.
Skin: E51,53,55.
Belt: YR24,C9.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Gerda Steiner Designs Monthly Challenge

I didn't lick the Spoon

The cutie this month is called Sweet Tooth Mouse and there is still a few days left to enter. The first thing that popped into my head when I saw it was he is going to lick the spoon so that is my title. I made the background with Oxide Distress Inks salty ocean, wilted violet and twisted citron. Having so much fun playing with them and trying different colour combinations and I love they mix so well. The mouse is coloured with copics and then fussy cut out. Printed the sentiment, adhered it to a strip of coloured card stock and added it to the card base, 512/ x 5/12 with dimensional tape. The mouse was also adhered with dimensional tape. A few sequins finishes of the card.

Mouse: E40,41,42,44.R30.
Bowl: B32,34,37,YR61,68.
Spoon: E02,13,15,

Sunday, September 24, 2017

The Outlawz Progressive Monthly Challenge


My daughter has moved back home to Canberra so I am surprised I have my card finished early. It's been a busy month but so nice to have her close again. This month the image is this an a adorable cat image from Anne Fenton. Anne's Digital Art. It was a joy to colour and I had to make it a birthday card for my cat loving friend. Coloured it with my copics then cut it out with a plain spellbinder circle die. Thought it needed more so cut a scalloped die for some contrast, also from spellbinders.  Used a PP from Kaiser pad Something Blue to the black card base then adhered the cat.The celebrate and words are from Avery Elle and are matching dies and stamps called sentimental. I used the celebrate die, white embossed the words then placed them around the image. 

Cat: N1,3,5,7,G21.
Pot: E04,08,09.
Flowers: R21,43,RV25,YR07.
Leaves Pale: YG00,09,G24.
Leaves Dark: G05,29.
Ground: E31,33,35, Copic Multiliner Sepia 0.3
Background: BG0000,000,C3.