Thursday, April 9, 2015

FUSION - To the STARS and back...


I hope you enjoyed a wonderful relaxing and refreshing Easter, ready for another fabulous FUSION challenge. 

I thought I'd steer away from the floral theme and focus on the silver and blues from the inspiration photo, and rotated the sketch 90 degrees to create this "to the stars and back" card. These too cute bears are from Mama Elephant Bear Hugs, stamped in Momento Ink Rich Cocoa on Gelatoed watercolour paper then fussy cut. The starry sky was created using a dark blue pearl cardstock, inked along the top edge with Distress Inks Black Soot then stamped with Winnie & Walter Scenery - Big Bang Confetti in Momento Ink Wedding Dress and heat embossed with Superfine Silver, as was the Mama Elephant Shooting Star sentiment and Studio Calico wood veneer star.  

The FUSION Design Team have some more 
FABULOUS creations to inspire you

Hope to see you playing along, can't wait to see what you create! 
Remember you can play along by being inspired by 
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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Mixed Media Card Challenge - BeYOUtiful

Layers of die cut patterned papers really bring this card to life, especially paired with these gorgeous Prima flowers for this months Mixed Media Card Challenge Flowers theme. Papers and sentiment die cut are all from Kaisercraft, paired with Simon Says Stamp leaves and My Favorite Things butterfly diecuts. The butterfly is pop dotted for added dimension.

There's some more fabulous Floral inspiration from the design team
 over on the Mixed Media Card Challenge blog.
Can't wait to see what you create!
Just remember to link up your card before April 25th.


Thursday, March 26, 2015

Cupcake Fusion...


Time for this fortnights FUSION inspiration, and just look at that luscious lemon icing! Inspired by the colours and subject of the FUSION inspiration photo, together with this very versatile sketch (albeit stretched to fit a square card!). Created using a trio of Avery Elle stamp sets, Brushed for the Momento Luxe Dandelion background stripes, Cupcakes for the cupcake (stamped onto vellum), and NBUS Cake & Candles sentiment, and Kaisercraft pearls for a bit of added bling!

The FUSION Design Team have some more 
FABULOUS creations to inspire you



 
Also playing along with the fabulous Darnell at NBUS #4 Anything Goes!


Saturday, March 14, 2015

She... Guest Designed at Inkspirational

So excited to be invited to be Guest Designer over at Inkspirational She Art or Image of a Woman. If you search on Pinterest you will find some amazing She Art inspiration, and I found my inspiration from this work on Pinterest by Sara Riches, and the pops of blue in the current Create Something Catchy Let's Get Pinspired challenge. Unfortunately my place is all over the head at the moment, and I got my dates wrong, so this may be posted on the Inkspirational site a little late. You have almost two weeks to join in the fun!

 

This panel is 9 x 7.5 inches (slightly smaller than Letter/A4). The background was created by applying a layer of Gesso to the back and front of a sheet of the Oxford Dictionary onto watercolour paper, and backing with a sheet of blue patterned paper. Stamped with this gorgeous Unity sentiment, paired with Santoro's Gorjuss Ruby stamp of a girl on a swing with her cat, stamped and fussy cut in blue patterned paper. Die cut butterflies from Simon Says Stamp and Dienamics, in a range of blue patterned papers from my stash. 

Also playing along with The Mirror Crack'd Wings 
  

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Floral Fusion... and Friends

Yoohoo! Anyone seen my mojo, I think it has gone on extended vacation LOL!!!

OK, I have said it before, I do have a pathological fear of purple, well, not quite, but it isn't pretty! That said, I do also LOVE this Flourishes sentiment stamp and thought it needed to be front and centre for this fortnights Floral Fusion inspiration photo and sketch! Paired with this super cute handmade organza and pearl flower, skeleton leaves and net ribbon from my stash, together with a very ancient piece of Basic Grey paper.

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Life's Little Treasures... Coffee (& Friends)


I so wanted to play along with the Spring Coffee Lovers Bloghop and just squeaked in with this Spring coloured coffee lover's card, Life's little treasures... Coffee (and friends!). You should check out the AMAZING 468 coffee cards!

Papers and tags are Kaisercraft, wood veneer hearts and this fabulous Verve "Coffee Word" die cut, based on this weeks gorgeous Viva La Verve challenge layout (flipped), and over zealously inked with Distress Ink Vintage Photo, perfect for playing along with Addicted to CAS Distress Challenge.

We'd love to see you play along with the March 

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Spring into Mixed Media Card Challenge...



Mixed Media Card Challenge

Today is the first of Spring in the Northern Hemisphere, so this months Mixed Media Card Challenge Spring theme with optional bird, brings a whole lotta Spring colours. I wanted to try and get a little messy this month, so got creating using Gelato watercolours and salt for the background (spread rock salt over the watercolour background to concentrate the colour where the rock salt crystals are resting as it dries), together with Gelato watercolours for this gorgeous Neat & Tangled songbird. Paired with the Avery Elle sentiment.

There's some more fabulous inspiration from the design team over on 
Looking forward to seeing your fabulous SPRING creations!

Also playing along with The Paper Players Think Spring
AAA Cards Watercolour Rain and Mixed Media Monthly Birds of a Feather