Thursday, 23 April 2009

hello bloom & grow

Over on UKS there was a spring sketch challenge. I used MME Bloom & Grow, with the Quickutz Katie alphabet, and Autumn Leaves stamp with Stampin’ Up Pumpkin Pie ink.
Wednesday, 22 April 2009

hello birdy

Over on UKS the monthly challenge was to use pink, orange or red as the predominate colour on a card. I used Tinkering Ink papers, along with some Bazzill scraps, the Quickutz bird die, and Sizzix Hello with Bird die. Thought I’d give the acetate a go.
Monday, 20 April 2009

what's not to love?

I've been looking at the design experiment challenge blog for a few months now, and haven't really been fast enough to post in the two week slot, but this time I have so I'm gonna post it.
Scrap something you love about yourself.
The layout actually says a lot about me, I like pretty things, I’m messy and disorganized, I have a sarcastic (almost sardonic with myself) sense of humour, indeed I titled it sarcastically 'what's not to love?', when it's an awful photo of me, eyes closed, pulling a face, hair a mess, no make-up big fat belly, I know I'm no pin up (unless you want to throw darts).
There is a large amount of ambivalence about me, I don't care really, love or hate, I'm more of a whatever person, but I love how much I laugh. I laugh at myself all of the time, I am a ridiculous person and can identify with Mr Bennet from Pride and Prejudice immediately, laughing at others so long as you can laugh at yourself. I laugh at the follies and absurdities of myself all the time, and it was cathartic to write such ridiculous rhetoric about myself. Thank you the design experiment.
I mostly used MME Bloom and Grow, with AC felt thickers.
Saturday, 18 April 2009

krafty birthday

The stamp with us challenge this time was to make a birthday project. I was playing around with a couple of things and came up with this.
Fun and Fast Notes and Botanical blooms stamp sets, with a see-dee's greetings, brown staz-on, Moonlight White brilliance ink and Chocolate Chip ink, Kraft and Pretty in Pink Cardstock. The images were coloured with Promarkers, with doodlebug glitter and flock.
Friday, 17 April 2009

birthday choo choo

The stamp with us challenge this time was to make a birthday project. I was playing around with a couple of things and came up with this.
Choo Choo and Right on Track stamps, with Kraft, Really Rust and Old Olive cardstock, and Really Rust, Old Olive and Creamy Caramel inks. The message was written by hand in white ink
Thursday, 2 April 2009

there isn't anything

Use it challenge No.4 was to use scraps of something (here everything except the background paper (including the ribbon was a scrap)), 2 or more different types of ribbon, punches or die cuts (Sizzlits take it easy font) and an embellishment you once loved, but have kind of forgotten about (my button).
I buy buttons and rarely use them, and I'm really guilty of moving onto my latest stash buy without using what I've already opened so this was a second wind for my Basic Grey Offbeat, I'd used all of the sheets I really liked, but think this works ok for a sheet of paper I was initially terrified of.
In my usual fashion I used glossy accents, but then stuck my finger in it before it had change to dry :(