Saturday, April 29, 2017

Gerda Steiner Monthly digi Challenge.


Nearly forgot to post this months card challenge at Gerda Steiner Designs. The freebie was this cute Pen Pal Bear and since I didn't get the last one in on time making sure this one makes it. I have no one to blame but myself as I leave everything to the last minute. I used copics to colour the bear and then stamped the sentiments from an old Hero Arts set called Thanks for being my Friend onto a scrap piece of white paper in black and red ink. It is no longer available which is a shame as it a lovely set and is a favourite of mine. I punched the top with a SU punch then adhered it to the card base over the PP scraps.  The bear was mounted in the corner with dimensional tape and I added some hearts that I die cut from a really old cuttlebug die. I think it was one of the first I bought when I got my cuttlebug but I can't part with them. Just being sentimental I think as it doesn't get much use. Added some glossy accents to the hearts and the bears nose to finish them off.

Bear: E53,55,57,W9.
Pencil: E40,42,44,R14,17,27.

Friday, April 28, 2017

ACTStamp Artists Card Challenge.

Happy Birthday Humans

I had so much fun playing with my distress oxide inks making galaxy backgrounds for my ATC this month I had to use some to make a card for the card challenge as well. I used the same stampsets from Gerda Steiner designs and I really love the way this birthday card turned out. Coloured the cute little aliens in bright colours with my copics after I masked the centre one then fussy cut them out.  I needed something to ground them so drew the planet freehand, coloured it and adhered it to the bottom of the galaxy panel.  Attached the birthday banner to the green alien with cord and then attached them both with mounting tape to the panel. This was then fixed to a black card base. The  sentiment and banner are also from the alien invasion set.

Green Alien: YG05,07,09.
Pink Alien: RV02,04,06,V000,06,12.
Orange Alien: Y00,YR15,18.
Planet: E000,01,40,41 and brown multi liner.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

ACTSA 1-4-1 Artist Trading Card Swap

Hello World 

Space ATC 

It's that time again and I am early with this months Atc. Normally I am finishing it off on Saturday morning for the afternoon meeting. The topic this month was space and I enjoyed making the galaxy background with distress and oxide inks. Have seen so many on the web etc, but never got around to trying one. The little spaceman and the earth are from Gerda Steiner designs blast off and alien invasion stamps sets, coloured with copics and cut out. The sentiment was computer generated. adhered using mounting tape as was the spaceman. The earth I just used flat tape to adhere so it looks like it is in the background.

Skin: E000,01,R20.
Hair: E53,55,57.
Spacesuit: C0,1,3,5,7,BG02,R35.
Earth; BG01,05,G14,17.

Outlawz Monthly Progressive Freebie Challenge

Spread Your Wings.

This month the Image is designed by Mary Smith for Createful Heart Digis and on the Progressive  Freebie team. It is a lovely image and great to colour. I did have to Google hummingbirds as I had no idea what colours they where and there are a lot. I printed two, coloured one with my copics and just the bird on the second image. Used a Spellbinders circle die to cut it out and then placed a die from Kaiser called circle vines over the top and trimmed it to fit. I made sure the bud and the bird tail were not cut cut so they could hang over the die to give it some dimension. Added the second bird with mounting tape after I fussy cut it out, fixed to a purple card base
and a nice clean and simple card to add to my stash.

Flowers: V04,BV11,13,17,YR68.
Leaves & Stems: G12,14,24,28,29.
Bird: E11,13,44,47,G24,YG41,N9.
Shadow: N1,C0.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

All Dressed up Guest DT spot

I won.

I know it's a random draw but still very excited to be a winner on All Dressed up Challenge 66.This is the second time as I was one of the top three for Challenge 65 and I think I am still pinching myself. I just love making cards and by entering challenges it pushes me to think out side the box. I guess we all get stuck in a rut occasionally so having to make something different is fun. I have used one of the digis I won called Autumn Girl as we are enjoying some lovely Autumn weather down here in Australia after a very hot summer. First I coloured a panel with Oxide distress inks in Autumn tones, used some of it to stamped some leaves from the SU Gently Falling set and cut them out. The rest I used to adhere the printed image too. She was coloured with copics then cut out using a stitched die from Simon Says stamps and this was then matted to a green piece of card for some contrast and on to a pale grey card base.

Skin: E11,20,50,51.Lips: R14. Eyes: G12,14.
Hair: YR12,20,24.
Dress: R14,17,22.
Jacket: E71,74,77.
Scarf: Y12,16,18.
Background: G0000,20.

Oxide Disdtress Inks:
Vintage Photo, Peeled Paint, Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade, Fired Brick.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Playing with Distress Oxide Inks

Oxide Backgrounds

Take a Walk on the Wild side.

Have been playing around with the new Oxide inks from Tim Holtz and I thought I should make some cards with some of the backgrounds I made. I am really happy with the way they blend and you can keep on adding more and more colour and they don't turn to mud. Fantastic. On the first card the background was just blended on, sprayed some water and then stamped the cheetah from Darkroom Door Wild Africa Vol 2 set. The sentiment is from the Wild Africa Vol 1 set.

This next background was done by pressing different coloured ink pads onto my non stick mat, adding water with a spray bottle and pushing the card into it and moving it slightly. Dried with my heat gun, added different colours to the mat, sprayed with water and smooshed again. You can do it again and again until you are happy with it. Flicked some water for a some for more texture. The elephant is from the Wild Africa Vol 3 set. Added some dots to the ground from an old SU set called Itty Bitty Backgrounds. The elephant was stamped twice, once on the card and then on some scrap paper and fussy cut and added to the card. Used Pumice stone distress ink to colour him and used a Prisma dark grey pencil for some shading.