Thursday, 11 February 2016

F for Fairy

Here's my next postcard for The Craft Barn's Alpha Dictionary Challenge where the letter is F and we have to use a HEART somewhere.    I had a read of my dictionary and had 3 choices - Fluorescent Flowers (did in 2013) or Fair Isle & Fabric but I've chosen to do FAIRY in a Fantasy Fairyland with Flora & Fauna and a Fence.

The background is Shaded Lilac Distress Stain and I've used a Lavinia Fairy set inked with Onyx Black Versafine, plus Orchid and Purple Pigment Ink to create the scene.  I drew on the fence and some hearts and added a little sparkle to the wings and butterflies etc.  It's just finished with the F Thicker and the dictionary definition as always.

Hope you like my fairy scene.  Thanks for visiting and for your comments - they are  much appreciated!!

Sunday, 7 February 2016

The Undecided Bride

A Save the Date card made for the bride who hasn't decided what colour to have for the flowers and bridesmaid dresses for her wedding!  Seriously it's a card made for the Less is More Challenge where the theme is WHITE ON WHITE.   The challenge has been going 5 years now so congratulations to Chrissie and everyone involved.

I envy people who can do a classy white on white card so thought I'd have a go.  I've used white leather look card for the base, white linen card and embossed with Holographic Super Sparkle powder to create a little texture.  Stamps are from Oak House Studio - the English Garden Text, the flower outline from the Double Daisy set and Save the Date from the Wedding Words set.  I've used silver card for the mat which could easily be changed to add colour.

I've also seen that the new Craft Stamper Take It Make It Challenge asks for text stamping - you may not be able to read it but I think it creates great interest on the background.

Thanks for visiting and for your comments - they are always gratefully received!!

Sunday, 31 January 2016


Here are a few more of my projects using the Double Daisy set. The first is a shrink plastic daisy pendant and gift card made using Powder Blue  and Midnight Pigment Inks.

Next is a simple bookmark using the Large Double Daisy set and another shrink plastic daisy.  This  is a Citrus Yellow and Citrus Orange Pure Colour sprayed tag decorated with kiss stamping using the Triple Sunshine Yellows and Fruity Reds Ink Pads.

Next is a Wall Plaque painted with Acrylic Ink with an acetate daisy - I painted the back with a mix of Paris Pink and Citrus Yellow Pure Colour mixed into some Acrylic Medium.

For my next project I've decorated a plain kraft box file using the Double Daisy set stamped with Black Versafine, Sea Blue and Grass as Green Pigment Inks.

And lastly (if you haven't nodded off)  an unusually delicate card from me!! 

I've  stamped the medium outline Daisy onto white vellum with white ink, blended some Orchid Pigment Ink behind them and stuck onto darker card.

Full details of all my projects (and those of the Design Team) are on the  OAK HOUSE STUDIO BLOG and the INKSPIRED group on Facebook.   If you have the stamp then do join in and please leave comments.....there are prizes to be won!! 

Saturday, 30 January 2016

Double Daisy ONE STAMP Weekend

It's ONE STAMP WEEKEND over on the OAK HOUSE STUDIO blog ..... 24hours of using just one stamp set to show how versatile they are.  This time it's the  DOUBLE DAISY set - a solid and outline Daisy, a sentiment and some small textures for kiss stamping etc.

A couple of my projects have been posted so check out the Oak House Studio blog for full details. The first is a little book for doodling, zentangling or colouring that will fit nicely in your bag for those long journeys.

My second project is a card using the DOUBLE DAISY set of stamps with Orchid Pigment Ink sprayed with Paris Pink Pure Colour and silver embossing.

I have several other projects to show you and so have the Design Team so keep checking the  OAK HOUSE STUDIO BLOG and the INKSPIRED group on Facebook.   If you have the stamp then do join in and please leave comments.....there are prizes to be won!! 

Friday, 29 January 2016

Q is for QUEEN

The next letter for The Craft Barn Alpha Dictionary Challenge is Q.
Now I've been struggling with this as I did the challenge in 2013 and thought I'd use different words this time but no, I've chosen QUEEN.

To start I masked the background into Quarters, inked this with Tumbled Glass Distress and stamped over with a Triple Vintage Brown Pigment Ink pad.  The stamps are Mini Calligraphy Set (The Artistic Stamper)  Morocco (Kaisercraft) and the Queen from LPC008  (Paperartsy).  I gold embossed the crown and some of the morocco pattern and managed to get the flash just on her crown!!   It's just finished with the dictionary definition and the Q Thicker.

Hope you like and thanks for visiting!!  I'm off to see what everyone else has created....

Elaine xx

Monday, 18 January 2016

B for Biodiversity

At last I've had chance to make something for the year long challenge run by the Craft Barn - the Craft Barn Alpha/Dictionary Challenge 2016 where the first letter is B.

I really enjoyed doing this in 2013 when I chose to do ATCs including as many words as I could in addition to the dictionary definition used.  This time I've decided to make it easier by using A6 card so a bit more space.   For this one, my word is Biodiversity but I've included bees, birds and a blue sky!

I've used the Oak House Studio's Triple Sky Blues and Triple Meadow Greens for the background blending and stamping.  The foliage stamps are Chocolate Baroque and the insects etc are from various Crafty Individuals sets. I've added the dictionary definition and a Thicker for the letter B.

Hope you like and thanks for looking!

Sunday, 17 January 2016

Hearts & Kisses

It's ages since I've had chance to make something but I saw the theme for the Less is More Challenge week  259 and just have to play.  The theme is KISS STAMPING - a great technique!!

I've used Oak House Studio stamps - the large Walesby Flourish inked with the Triple Fruity Red Ink Pad for the background/ Then the smaller version inked with the darkest red kissed onto the Heart Palette stamp inked with the lightest red.  You can also do naked kissing where you take ink off with second I'm told!!

Sorry about the state of the photo - it's very gloomy here as what snow we had has now melted away.  I do love a cold, crisp sunny day - unfortunately as you can see from the view of my local park,  today wasn't it!!

Thanks for visiting.