Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Out with the bleach.

I decided it was about time I got the bleach out. No don't panic I haven't been doing the dreaded HW just decided to have a play with embossing folders and a bit of bleach.
The inspiration for this card began when I realised I hadn't used my Martha Stuart around the page punches for a long while. So out came the punch and lying on my desk was an odd (not strange!) piece of brown bazzill card and it progressed from there. I decided to emboss the centre of the cut square and came across the lovely bird folder ( something else that I had neglected to use for a while). That's when the bleaching technique came to mind, so I painted the embossed image with the bleach and voila! I prettied the shabby design up (roughed up the edges and added glitter) with some glittered butterflies cut with an MS punch and some flowers made with organza ribbon.
I did bleach the kitchen sink while I'd got the bleach out  so that  I didn't feel too guilty (as if!).
Pat xxx

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Getting messy with alcohol inks

Good afternoon from a nice and sunny West Midlands.
The card I have to share with you today was created using Alcohol inks to create the background.  I just love messing about making backgrounds and seeing the amazing results you can get just rubbing, spodging, flicking, swirling etc. The trouble is you get one you like and it's virtually impossible to replicate it but then that's half the fun that no two are alike.
So without further ado here is the card
The stamp I used is by Inkilicious and I used Adirondac ink pad. Simple but effective I hope you'll agree.
Well that's it for now
Thank you for stopping by
Pat xx

Monday, 10 September 2012

Out comes the glitter

Hi everyone.
I've been doing a bit of glittering this week. I decided to get out this gorgeous butterfly that I bought back in the day. I love this stamp because it is so pretty and it lends itself so well to layering and glittering which I love.
I decided to make it into an easel card.
The card and layers were cut using a Go Kreate large die set and the sentiment was cut using a Spellbinder die. I created the butterfly paper by stamping onto centura pearl with Stazon. |The small butterflies have been cut using a Martha Stuart punch.
Thank you for visiting
Pat xx

Monday, 3 September 2012

Loving the Paralympics!!

I enjoyed the Olympics but really am enjoying the Paralympics even more.  Yes I'm impressed by what can be achieved regardless of your physical ability but I am most impressed by the whole attitude of all the competitors whether they win or not, they all seem so happy to be taking part. I am especially enjoying Ellie Simmonds as she comes from Aldridge which is an area of Walsall where I live and she is just amazing. Today the post box in Aldridge was painted gold but I'm sure the town will be painted red on her return.
I've a couple of cards to share with you today.
I've used a digital image of the pussy cats and the sentiment is a digi too (Can't remember where from) . I took both images into Word and created the stitched border in Word too. I used copics as the colouring medium and added a touch of stickles on the necklace.
Couldn't go without sharing another card made using Jayne's stamps and a Keepsake board. This card was inspired by ones on Jaynes website
Well I'm off to watch more of the Paralympics.
Thanks you for visiting
Pat xx