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Hello peeps, it is time for a new AS YOU LIKE IT challenge and this fortnight our theme is
Your make can either depict your favourite fruit, or be inspired by fruit colours
I'm not a fan of any one particular fruit, but I do love a nice fruit salad, especially if it is accompanied by a good old fashioned dollop of vanilla of ice-cream. The inspiration for this card came from the backing paper, which made me think of that fruit salad.
CCD Designs - Surprise stamp set
Painted with Distress Inks (ReInkers) and Polychromos Pencils
Papers are Basic Grey (old pad, sadly cover page long lost)
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Hope you will have a non-birthday reason for making cards that you will share with us
Hello peeps, it is my turn on the Pink Job-Share with Annette to bring you something for the challenge starting at IN THE PINK today.
For this fortnight's challenge we are asking to see your EMBOSSING - that can be wet or dry, or with dies/stencils - there are a surprising number of embossing techniques so we would like you to show yours.
I have been wanting to try the white outline style of embossing for a while but couldn't see to find the right stamp/image, until I bought a magazine with a fabulous floral stamp/die set as the free gift.
Ooh get me, all subtle!
So the flowers were stamped with VersaMark and I used a fine white heat embossing powder. I painted the petals and leaves with Distress Inks (ReInkers) and then fussy cut the whole bouquet.
The vase was also stamped, embossed and painted, but there was a vase die with the freebies so that was simple.
Some polka dot and candy striped paper from my scraps box
Tonic scalloped edged dies for a little bit of interest
and a Tattered Lace sentiment die (which was a freebie with their magazine)
Morning all. Today I am feeling pawly and a bit ruff ......
It's the start of a new challenge over at AS YOU LIKE IT and the theme for this fortnight is your favourite colour combination for skin or fur.
I tend to colour far more critters than I do human beans, and over time I have discovered that my favourite combination of Distress Inks for a golden fur colour is a base coat of Scattered Straw, washed over with Tea Dye, and Brushed Corduroy for shading. If I am feeling particularly brave I will use Walnut Stain for darker areas, and on a particularly courageous day, Black Soot might make an appearance. Another combination is a very simple Antique Linen/Frayed Burlap pairing, but the golden theme seems to prevail in my world!
as you can see, the little dog is peeking through the window, but what on earth is
Now, unless you have been locked in a shed for the last two weeks, you will have seen these mermaid images everywhere in Blogland and on FaceBook. However, I am a wee bit behind as my own package of loveliness only arrived on Saturday but I simply could not wait to play so on Sunday, out came the fishiness!
Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrr! What happened this morning? It's perishing! We were supposed to be having a day out today, but heard the forecast and rapidly changed our minds. It's like the middle of November instead of the beginning of May.
So, as we are mooching about I thought I would go through my card photos and I found a few that I haven't blogged yet.
Correct me if I am wrong, but I thought "hang" was a skateboarding term. I have absolutely no idea what it means, so if I have used a totally inappropriate sentiment on this then I apologise!
A simple card for the fellas.
CC Designs - Roberto's Rascals Sk8tr Henry
Painted with Distress Inks (ReInkers)
Sentiment is from the Gerda Steiner Happy Fall squirrel stamp set
Not sure about the striped paper, it may have been a scrap
Morning (sorry, afternoon) all. Well, what a morning! I had prescription review with the doc at 8.40 in Woodbridge, Toad had dentist in totally the opposite direction on the far side of Ipswich at 9.45, and Rosie had her v.e.t. appointment five mins from home at 11.15. We are all medic-ed out!
Apart from brief resistance to being bundled into the carrier head-first, and howling all the way to the v.e.t, Her Ladyship was the model of good behaviour today. Mind you, she did get Dr Dreamy so I can't blame her for just sitting there and gazing at him!
Anyhoo, she is now sprawled out on the floor. Her vaccinations always leave her a bit dopey for 24 hours so we will go out this afternoon and just leave her to be quiet.