Thursday, March 31, 2011

Inspired By Jill Foster

Joy over at Less is More
has been honoring her favourite card makers.She has also posted her first challenge!
The challenge is to make a card/project inspired by another card maker
I am inspired by so many stampers,it was difficult to narrow down to just one!
I chose this card

How gorgeous is this card? I just love it!
I love the way Jill blends the Distress Inks so beautifully. Her butterflies are out of this world too! Colours are always vibrant .
Here is my card
Its no where near as beautiful as Jill's card, but I enjoyed making it.
The over hanging 'tree' is actually a flower/stem stamp. This and the grass stamp are from Purple Onions Designs. The butterflies and sentiment stamps from Darkroom Door.

I would like to say THANK YOU to all the awesome people who left me lovely comments on my new blog. It makes my day! :)
Check out Jill's awesome will be INSPIRED!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Lady in Red

I had a fantastic weekend away with my friend Lynne at a stamp camp.
Thanks Lorraine! You did an awesome job! I learnt lots of new techniques.
The background on this card is Marbling using Smooch. Such a fun technique!
I stamped a Hero Arts script background in Stazon. Stampers Anonymous Urban Tapestry corner stamp was inked in Versafine black.
The lady is from Darkroom Door 1920's Chic stamp it! I stamped her twice in black ink. I then inked the Darkroom Door Plaid Background stamp in Barn Door distress ink and stamped over the second lady image. I then cut out the red skirt and paper pieced to the first cut out image.
Coloured the hat,cape and handbag with Barn Door ink using my water brush.
Black gelly pen to highlight the belt, part of the handbag and ribbon on hat.
The quote is also in Barn Door ink. The classy lady and the quote are attached with foam squares. Background is attached to folded black card.
I am very happy on how this card turned out...hope you like it!
The photo is a touch blurry, sorry about that...maybe I should take photos rather than scanning?
If anyone is interested to know how to do the Marbling, just email me or let me know in the comments box. If enough people are interested I may try and do step by step photo tutorial!

Thursday, March 24, 2011


I would first like to thank Fiona Shultz and her wonderful kids Emily and Jacob for helping me set up my blog.
The amazing thing is I have never met Fiona in person. I have gotten to know Fiona through her wonderful and creative art on stamping blogs and challenges.

Now for my first post!

The challenge at Inkurable Stampers is PAINT.

I created a wall hanging with four small ATC size canvases.
Two of them were painted with Pool dabber paint.The other two were painted on the back (to turn into `shadow boxes`) in Mushroom dabber paint,then antique linen crackle paint. The 'lazy days' box I applied some scattered straw distress embossing powder to the bottom right hand side. The shadow boxes were also painted inside with Pool paint.
Darkroom Door Seaside VOL1 stamps were used on all four. Inked with Versafine black.
The bird is from the Darkroom Door Love Birds set.
Darkroom Door Seaside film strips attached with foam tape inside shadow boxes.
White mesh ribbon and some of the shells were misted with Sand glimmer mist.
Shells attached with hot glue gun.
Gold gelly pen for light in Lighthouse,some jute on starfish canvas.
A piece of sturdy cardboard was painted with Pool paint and jute for hanging was attached with staples.
The four canvases then attached with hot glue.

If you have made it this far....thank you!
I would love to hear what you think of my new blog and first post.
Any ideas or suggestions are most welcomed!