Unique Peacock #204

July18My second entry to the Chocolate Baroque Challenge Blog.

The challenge is a colour palette one – so I started by gathering together the colours and stamps I wanted to play with.

I started with a piece of white linen card.

I applied a blend of Distress Ink – Mowed Lawn and Scattered Straw on the background and then splattered with water droplets, left a moment to react and then lifted the colour to leave little white patches.july17stash (more…)

Inky Scrapbook Page #202

July16We are continuing with the scrapbooking theme this week at club, and the make and take will be using inking techniques on your scrapbook page.

We will transform a plain sheet of card using a mixture of masks, inks and paints and a little doodling to make it into a fab scrapbooking page. (more…)

Creative Butterflies #201

July15I’m obviously drawn towards the pinks yellows and orange colours at the moment!  Today’s creation is a quick make.

I’ve started with a piece of white cardstock and applied colour directly with Cat’s Eye inkpads in a range of reds, yellows and pinks to give a random stripey effect.

Next I’ve stamped the butterflies from the Chocolate Baroque Butterfly Flourish Swirls set and then added the wording from Chocolate Baroque Artistic Affirmations set. (more…)

Lets Celebrate… & win craft goodies! #200

July14Woohoo – Creation number 200!  When I decided just before last Christmas to blog everday I wasn’t sure how long I could keep it going to be honest.  Would I (a) have the time and (b) have the ideas!  I’m pleased to say that I have managed to have both!

It’s so nice to have to find that creative slot each week (not always easy with an ever extending ‘to do’ list).  I have found that by telling myself that it is ‘work’ not just playing, and I have no need to feel guilty about creating rather than doing updates to the website or packaging up new beads, then I am able to schedule it into my week.  I do have to say I feel so much better for crafting – it is such a stress buster to sit and emerse myself in creativity!  (more…)

Celebrate in Style #197

July11I am continuing with my creations with the Woodware Clear Bubble Bloom Clarissa Stamp.  Today’s creation you may have seen a sneaky glimpse of the background earlier this week if you are a friend on Facebook!.

I started with glossy cardstock and swirled on Alcohol inks – Purple Twilight – Orange and Red Pepper.  It then spritzed with Stazon Spray cleaner (that’s what gives the mottled effect).  If you would like to see this technique in action – you may want to watch my YouTube Video(more…)

An unhurried sense of time #195

July9So not true for me this evening!  After being immersed in paperwork all day I realised it was 6.30…  my Zumba class was at 7, and I hadn’t created today’s blog project.  If I left it until I came home I wouldn’t have the energy (or the light to photograph it!).  So…  10 minute creation here I come!

I had a rummage on my desk (good job it’s untidy lol)…  and I found a piece of dictionary paper I had previously sprayed blues and greens.  OK.. that was my inspiration – another rummage and I found a world map stamp, the skinny lady stamp (that’ll be me after all the zumba hahaha) and the unhurried sense of time stamp. (more…)