Sunday, 28 November 2010

SNOW & The Big Event

The theme at SCD this week is SNOW very apt considering half the country is covered in the stuff. Luckily non in my are yet. Well having had a very busy weekend Sunday spent at the "The Big Event" a day of indulging in myself in my favorite past time of scrapping with other like minded folk and workshops to choose from a fab day. I had made some Christmas cards and for the snow theme I have used one of these. The card is painted in a silver cosmic shimmer wash and stamped with a little Christmas tree and embossed with a dark green almost black for the snow I stamped in white, very simple. Enjoy your week and I hope you don't get snowed in.

Sunday, 21 November 2010

Numbers - Christmas Count Down

Had a fab day at papermaze crop Saturday, the crop kit was beautiful and I am already looking forward to the Big Event next Sunday, it is going to be packed full of workshops and kits. Over at SCD challenge this week is "Numbers" and judging by the responses already this is hugely popular. As a novice it is really interesting to follow this challenge site and see what the other participants produce, such talent. I am feeling decidedly Christmasy today probably because I spent Sunday morning at a local garden centre (Notcutts) looking around their Christmas displays. If you have children or grand children you really must visit as it is a wonderland. So my piece is called "Christmas Count Down" I used a tag as I already had it cut out, I then inked using a brayer and big juicy called sunset.I backed stamped with maya road clock stamps in chateau gray and then used my lovely crafty individuals Christmas tree stamp with dewdrop starlight black ink (it is very sparkly but the camera flash doesn't really show it up) I heat embossed the 25 with a lovely dark purple. Another great challenge.

Sunday, 14 November 2010

WINGS SCD Challenge

I find myself asking the same question every weekend. Why do weekends go so quickly? I wish I knew the answer. I seem to cram so much into 2 days. Saturday I was at the Bramford crop chatting with friends and doing a page. My cousin "Suzy"  made me a lovely "S" key chain, she used a technique that has given the chipboard an enamelled look. The colours are just fab.  I am so pleased with it. Sunday! well a bit of this and that and of course the SCD challenge which this week was "wings" this seemed to be hugely popular with the other participants. I really didn't know where to start, but Mum bought a set of paperartsy stamps from yesterdays crop (a real bargain) just perfect for wings, so of course I borrowed them LOL (Mum already knew what she would do and I think it is inspired do take a look at her blog ). I also inked and stamped a background then stamped the main theme and added a butterfly stamped inside with humming birds.I finished off with rock candy crackle paint and rubbed in inka gold. Have a good week all. Roll on next weekend.

Sunday, 7 November 2010

Houses at SCD

This week over at SCD it is a new month and a new challenge this time it is again anything goes but this week it must be "houses". I really wanted to use my new steam punk stamps which I had as a birthday present so I managed to incorporate this into my house. The house I cut out from my cricut Christmas cartridge, I then used DI  faded jeans and barn door then stamped with the steam punk, I then used rock candy crackle paint and once dry rubbed in DIs. The crackly paint seems to distort the card as it dry so I backed onto card and then used inka gold to edge and also rub this into the crackles. Lots of new techniques used this week. A good challenge and I got to use my stamps LOL. And the mouse: well it is a house after all.