Friday, March 23, 2012

The Stamp Man challenge- new DT project- Bingo!

Over at The Stamp Man this fortnight, we want you to play Bingo! There's a bingo card to work from- you have to make a line- vertical, horizontal or diagonal.

Polka dots

I went for a Green-Flowers-Swirls line. 

I've made this for a lovely friend whose birthday is coming up. I think I might fill it with sweeties! The jar used to hold a big candle, I've got lots of them ready to be decorated.

Over to you! Your turn, show us what you can do.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

All aboard!

Made this ATC for a group I'm part of on Facebook. Loving the Papermania papers and stamps, all with a pretty vintage London look.

Think I may have gone over the top on the doodling.......

Entering this into the Artistic Stamper March challenge- travel.

Not been up to a great deal creatively of late, I've had the cold from hell, it's still lingering with me, so I've been too tired and essentially crushed to make anything much at all. Still, I can see the light at the end of the proverbial tunnel, just hoping it's not a freight train.......

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Bye bye......

My boss left work last week. I'd made this card for everyone to sign for her a few weeks ago, but obviously couldn't blog it before she was given it, just in case!

This was a difficult one to design! It didn't feel right to do a cutesy or a floral card, but I still wanted something bright and cheerful. I went for some fabulous Kay&Co papers, and turned to my trusty Paperartsy Squiggly ink houses. Inspired by another Squiggly ink stamp I drew a measuring tape around the hill. The houses are coloured with watercolour pencils, then swooshed with water to activate the colours and make them super bright. The signpost is cut out of paper scraps and edged in black marker.

Ooh and check out the cool cloud- a recent Unity stamp acquisition.