Hello there!

Hello, sorry it's been a week since I last posted a card but here I am today with a card!

I've used a newly purchased mini-stamp set from Lawn Fawn. 




I stamped the 3 jellyfish and then stamped them again on SSS masking paper and applied them over the images on the card. Next I used a distress ink blending foam pad to apply some blue Memento ink over the jellyfish followed by spritzing some various colours of ink. 


After the inks had all dried I removed the masking paper and  coloured the jelly fish using pencil crayons. I also added a little bit of shimmer over the top.


To finish I added a length of ribbon around the bottom, a Lawn Fawn sentiment at the top and a few iridescent sequins. 

On reflection I guess there isn't much "white space" on this card, but it is almost one layer so I think it is still a CAS card- what do you think?

Thanks for stopping by today, 

Rebecca x

Challenge Inspiration:
Simple Less is More- sprays mists
Addicted to CAS- blue

Thanks!

Morning, it's wet a miserable here in Blackpool so after a lazy start to the day I've found time to play along with the sketch for this week's Less is more challenge. I've changed the position of the sentiment- I hope that's okay!








I've used a vellum on the the lower half of that card, the paper on the inside and for the sentiment is from Avery Elle and the sentiment is something a picked up in the recent Simon Says Stamp sale. I attached the sentiment using "Stick it" double sided adhesive- love that stuff! FYI the bits of the sentiment that hang over the edges of the card do have the adhesive on but I rubbed them with talc so they are no longer sticky ;-)

Thanks for stopping by today, 

Rebecca x

Sharpies!

Hello, just thought I'd pop in and share something a little bit different with you today- a book review. Every now and then I get an email asking me to review a arty/crafty book and when I saw this was about Sharpies I just had to say yes!



Sharpie Art Workshop (by Timothy Goodman) was released by Rockport earlier this month (£14.99) details can be found here! and it looks at the different types of Sharpies and a whole range of creative techniques and effects that can be achieved with the.





Some of my favorite sections are the ones about using them to create cards (of course) but all the patterns section.




I was so inspired I actually spent a whole afternoon drawing a little flower doodle and then colouring it with different coloured Sharpie pens- I figured that as they were alcohol based they'd work at least a little bit like Promarkers/Copics and they do but colouring large areas like the shy proved a little problematic and it turned out a little patchy. Overall, I'm really pleased with the results too, although hubby said the colouring was very child-like (but said he was impressed that i'd drawn it all myself).



All in all it's a good book for anyone like me who likes buying Sharpies and doesn't really use them for anything other than labelling things- there is info about artists who've used the pens and great photos of item's they've created- many of which could be used as inspiration for home decor. 

Thanks for stopping by today!

Rebecca x

Wedding Congratulations

Morning, well it's afternoon now! I've managed to make a new card for today's Less is More challenge where the theme is "Congratulations". I've used a lovely Clearly Besotted Stamps set with the matching dies. All the inks are Distress inks- love the colours- I even inked the base card to match.



Thanks for stopping by today, 

Rebecca x

CASual Friday Challenge- pretty patterns

Hi all, sorry for the late post- I had the post scheduled but when it didn't publish on time I realised the posts wasn't there anymore! Grrrrrr, silly blogger. Anyway today is the start of a new CASual Friday challenge and our theme is pretty patterns.




Supplies:
Bubble box fri-dies
Loving thoughts stamps

I love this pattern, it looks so pretty!!

I do hope you get chance to play along this week!

Rebecca x

Merry Christmas Deer

Morning, another day, another post and another Christmas card- sorry if it's all a bit early for the "C" word but that's what I'm busy making! 

Something a little more CAS and modern from me today, mostly die cuts used here along with vellum and silver mirri card. 



Thanks for stopping by, 

Rebecca x

Challenge Inspiration:
Moving along with the times- snow in summertime

Christmas Cheer

Good afternoon, i'm defiantly in the Christmas card making mood at the moment- I've NEVER been this organised- it's al distraction techniques really , but when it's productive who cares.



This is a little LOTV image I've coloured using Copics and embellished with glitter, so felt snowflakes and some bright and cheery pattern paper.

Thanks for stopping by today, 

Rebecca x