Thursday, 9 March 2017

What is teal anyway?

This evening I set about making a card for less is more's 'mostly teal' theme. Armed with a new (to me) lawn fawn die, I fancied playing a bit more with some brushos and ended up producing this;
I quickly realised that brushos and a soft subtle colour like teal were simply incompatible after my combinations produced a colour closer to electric blue than teal. Never mind, waste not want not and all that, taking the cut out happy (in electric blue) I tried again using another of my latest acquisitions, oxide inks.

I suppose teal is a subjective colour to portray and this one has been dubbed 'cracked pistachio' by Mr T. Holtz but I think it'll do.
I used star and sentiment stamps from craftwork cards to add to the background and finished with an all important wink of Stella.



Thursday, 2 March 2017

Lost and found

I was excited to see the theme at Simon Monday this week is 'based on a book'. I love books, notepads are an absolute fave and I had a great time doing an altered dictionary with the craft barn last year, but more than any others, I love children's stories. I based this card on a book by Oliver Jeffers about a lost penguin who sailed across the ocean in an umbrella. I also based it on the sketch from less is more since they seemed to go quite nicely.
Here is the book;


This is the less is more sketch;

And here is the card I made;

The stamps are from lawn fawns 'toboggan together' and 'hello baby' sets. The waves are made with doodlebug paper frills and I have coloured using distress inks and promarkers. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

In the garden

Good morning! 
I'm sharing a door hanger with you today made with imagination crafts rice paper, sizzix dies and a bit of paint and stenciling thrown in for good measure! 
A full description of how it was made can be found on the craft barn blog.

The pictures here show both front and back of the hanger.

I'd like to enter this in to the following challenges;
SSS Monday - based on the secret garden
SSS Wednesday- anything goes