Saturday, 30 October 2010

Claret & Blue

Phew what a really tricky colour mix, you girls on the DI team really know how to challenge all of us, guess that's what it is all about getting to do stuff out of your comfort zone. Well I had to mix red and dark pink ink to get claret I used grunge board and my TH flower dies, then stamped my text in blue and to give it a lift a swirl in white acrylic paint, I then edged in blue glitter pen. I thought it still looked rather flat so I punched out leaves in blue glitter card and mounted on black card run through an embossing folder. I am very satisfied with the outcome, thanks DI team for this challenge I rather enjoyed it. Off to enjoy a curry this evening as my sons and wags have visited for my birthday. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Sunday, 24 October 2010

Green & Yellow (OMG)

I have had a relaxing weekend and despite not feeling well on Saturday I spent a lovely afternoon with Jenni (my daughter in law to be) designing save the date and wedding invites. We ended up with a really quite simple design and we are both very pleased, just need to start making them.Can't show pictures as all under wraps.
I then turned my attention to SCD weekly challenge, now this gave the The Diamond a nasty turn when I started talking about all things "Green & Yellow " LOL. obviously it was too much after all he is a staunch Ipswich Town supporter and the colours belong to the dreaded Norwich City FC. I think he has recovered from the shock, GLH. Needless to say I found this a tricky colour to work with. Eventually I painted a background with my green pearlised shimmer paints and stamped a lovely background stamp of swirls, flowers and hearts using tea tree green then highlighted with a green gel pen. added a few hearts with background in yellow versa and painted over in yellow shimmer paint and yellow ribbon. I think it is quite pretty definitely shimmery, otherwise not sure about it. Have a lovely week.all.

Monday, 18 October 2010

Orange & Balck

Following all the fun with making the frames (see post below) the Diamond, Trudy & Tilly went home, the rest of us went onto a craft weekend at overstrand (hosted by Sally from creative memories). Despite suffering craft fatigue we managed to scrap the weekend away but I did find time to take part in the SCD challenge, I love these challenges so I rang TD and asked him to look for me. Now I love orange and black obviously it is very Halloween the nearest I got to Halloween is using pumpkin paint for the background, I then inked over this with scattered starw to dull down and Inca gold the edges. The stamps I love as quilting is another of my hobbies so I thought them very apt. Enjoy the rest of your week everyone.

A Fab Week in Norfolk

I spent last week at a large barn in north norfolk craftiing with some of  my family, the diamond lived up to his reputation and came along and cooked for us MEGA HUGS to Steve aka the diamond XOXOXO, of course Tilly came too. We had lovely walks in the morning and then came back and crafted the rest of the day away pure bliss. I wanted the others to try something different so I decided to share the learning from the frame workshop I had attended with Carol at Papermaze during the summer. Everyone enjoyed this and it was a lot of fun and very messy LOL. But all the frames were finished and all very unique.  Mine was a Christams frame. You can see the others below, and Mums on her blog. 

Saturday, 9 October 2010

Purple & Green

A nice relaxing day in my craft room creating something purple and green. This is the theme from SCD this week. I love this colour combo (nice one Carol) it really reminds me of Christmas but I did resist the urge to do a Christmas scene LOL its bad enough that all the shops are pushing Christmas goodies. I used a tag and edged in DIs forest green and then embossed with the text, I then brushed Victorian Velvet over the text, then used a rather lovely flower stamp and water coloured in with shades of green and purples. I added butterfly's coloured with gel pens and ribbon. I am disappointed with the photo as it does not show the true colours, guess it is my old camera, Ho Hum. Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

Friday, 1 October 2010

It really is Autumn

Over at SCD it is a new month and a new challenge this week the challenge is partly freeform providing you use autumn colour "orange, reds, browns". To be given freedom to use the colours on anything was quite daunting. But I love Autumn colour and the season is one of my favorites (despite the windy rain we have today). So here is my effort.
I cut out a large leaf shape from my new cricut create, (oh yes my latest toy is fab) and used DI dried marigold, spiced marmalade and worn lipstick. I then edged with inka gold and kept rubbing it as the you rub the shin gets brighter. then stamped with walnut stain text and my lovely butterfly swirls added flowers in red and touched up butterfly in red sparkle I then added a smaller leaf that is DI scattered straw and edged again in inka gold. I have called my piece "FALL" well I couldn't fit on Autumn LOL. The leaf is backed with a sparkle brown paper. I am now off to get ready for the Bramford crop tomorrow Yippee.