Sunday, March 11, 2012

The Play Date Cafe #122

I have a little something to play along with The Play Date Cafe colours this week.  Here is the inspiration picture.

This turned out to be quite a fun card to make. 

 The paper is from 7gypsies 'Avignon' collection, and I smooshed paint over it to mute it down.

Love the little hints of yellow and the glistening bee seemingly crawling off the torn page.

Thanks for visiting :)


Products Used:

Archival Black Ink
Mustard Seed Distress Ink
7gypsies Avignon paper
White Acrylic Paint
Sam & Lucy Weave Extras alphas (black)
Copic Multiliner
Dimensional Magic

Stamps Used:

Queens Dresser Drawers 'Bumblebee'
Stampotique 'Honeycomb Background'
Skipping Stones Designs (word - happy)
Darkroom Door Alphabet Medley
Darkroom Door All Occasions

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Stampotique Designers Challenge #49

The current challenge at Stampotique Designers Blog is a colour challenge - pink, purple and black.

I have been struggling a bit lately with being focussed on creating.... sometimes the old desire to put colours or textures together just slips off quietly and before you know it, you haven't made anything for ages, and empty spaces are terrifying....  so I have been putting off entering this challenge because I just couldn't focus on those colours.

Anyway, last night I sat down and just had a play with some stuff, tried out some techniques, and kept my project small so it wasn't overwhelming. 

I used these stamps from Stampotique: French Text (Jo Capper-Sandon); Blocks (Maryse Carrier); 3 Hearts by Kelle McCarter.

Thanks for visiting!


Other products used:
Adirondack Color wash in wild plum and purple twilight
Acrylic paint
Tim Holtz typeset die
Black archival ink
Derwent inktense pencils

Pages 2 Scrap - March

This month the team is designing with WRMK Cotton Tail papers - so pretty, with reminders of spring and Easter.

Here is a sneak of some of my projects, but you can head over to the Pages 2 Scrap blog here if you want to see them all.

Thanks for stopping by.


Friday, March 2, 2012

March calendar

Welcome back to another instalment of my calendar :)  I know many of you visiting may have spring pages, but down here in Australia, March marks the beginning of Autumn - so I tried to reflect a little of that warmth with the remaining green of summer in my calendar page.

 I really enjoyed making this months art, I'm sorry my photos don't do them justice ( a bit wobbly there... )

 Thanks so much for stopping by!

Of course I'm playing along with Kate Crane's Art Journal challenge.... You can read all about it here... or visit her March page here.


Stamps Used:

Queens Dresser Drawers 'Bumblebee'
Kaisercraft 'Flourish'
Kaisercraft 'Offshore Collection'
Tim Holtz 'Winter Sketchbook'
Paper Artsy 'HPXT02'
Darkroom Door 'Alphabet Medley'

Other Products Used:

Adirondack Color Wash
Distress Inks
Acrylic Paint
Black Archival Ink
Paper Artsy Flower Die
Black Copic Marker
Paper Scraps