Monday, September 30, 2013

Thank you Dreamweavers Stencils

Hi Lovelies,

Well our challenge with Dreamweaver Stencils over at Die Cut Divas is coming to an end.  

Having never used stencils before I was a lot bit daunted as to how to use them & die cuts/embossing.  But now I know how easy they are to use & can see them being used a lot in the future.  I especially love how versatile they are.  For example you can use parts of these larger stencils or all of them.  I love how you can add "extras" as well.  I also like that they can be used with so many different mediums.  Thank you Dreamweavers for being so generous & having such fantastic products.

Please stop by Die Cut Divas & check out the other Thank you cards & entries to this month's wonderful competition.  Happy crafting every one    

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Retro sketches & a puppy

Hi Lovelies,

I have finally got my self caught up, sorted out & to some extent organised.  It's been way too long since I've made a card for one of my favourite challenge blogs Retro sketches.  So since I've just finished making about fifty Christmas cards for an up-coming event I'm a part of.  I decided a change was in order.  So I checked out the latest sketch from Retro Sketches - 

It is such a simple sketch, which I followed mostly ;).  My angles are a bit off & I added an extra droplet to my card.

This card is such a departure from my usual style.  I have really pared my style down lately.  I guess having to make fifty cards in three days will do that to you lol.  Also I gave away all my cards to my dd's school fete so now have absolutely no cards.  Which is kind of refreshing, as it has let me give myself permission to do new things.  It's strange how having cards from two & three years ago can keep you from moving forward.  

Well lovelies my youngest & I are about to make her Papa a birthday card from her & his new Red Healer puppy which the girls have called Nipper.

Thanks for stopping by today & happy crafting everyone.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Owl Canvas

Hi Lovelies,

I 'm back to share with you all something that I've been working on for a little while.  It's a canvas that I created using Dreamweaver stencils, Twinkling H2O's, Die-namics & Joy Craft (Noor Design) Die.

I started by misting ink & water all over the canvas.  Then stencilled the Black eye Susans onto the corner adding extra vines & flowers.  I wrote the verse of Viva live on Mars (Robbie Williams) on the board & then misting over it & wiping it off.  Just so it was faded. 

I then added the Gecko (near the owl's feet), zentangling it again.  I then drew the owl & used the Cogs stencil on the owl's body.  I coloured the owl in with Twinkling H2O's.  I then added to the background with Twinkling H20's in greens.  Using the darkest green along the edge of the owl & then watering it down further out I went.  I added three small hearts.

Lastly I added some die cut elements. I used vintage book pages for the flowers & clouds..  I  & added pearl centres to my flowers. 

Here is a close up of the stenciling I did.  I hope that you are inspired to play along with us & don't forget that there still a week to go .

Friday, September 20, 2013

Yellow flowers

Hi Lovelies,

Today I'm back to share another Dreamweaver Stencil.

On this card I used Dreamweavers LJ902 Black eyed Susan stencil.  It matched my dies perfectly & I couldn't resist combining them to make this card.  I used a black Copic multi-liner & then  coloured the images with Copics. 

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Dogs & Cogs

Hi Lovelies,

Today I'm back with another card made with Dreamweaver Stencils.  

So what do you think of this cute guy?  I used two stencils & one die from Dreamweavers.  I just love how the background turned out on this cute card.  I figure it would be perfect for that special guy in your life.  I used the dog stencil to draw where I wanted the dog to sit.  Then I used the Dog die & coloured him in with Distress inks.  I did cheat & use Copics on his collar & the "wheel" as well as a gold gel pen.  I'd love for you to go on over to Die Cut Divas & check out what my fellow Divas have done with their stencils & dies.

Monday, September 16, 2013

DCD Challenge with Stencils

Hi Lovelies,

It's been awhile since I last posted.  Things have been hectic around here.  But I have managed to get some crafting done & want to share with you all what I've been doing with Dreamweaver Stencils.

I have been eagerly awaiting my stencils for ages.  I think my postie was on a go slow as I didn't get them until last week.  

So far I've made a few things, but can see that I will be using them a lot in the future.  Today I want to share with you my first ever Zentangle card.  I tried a very simple zentangle on the Gecko.  I also embossed the flowers with my Cuttlebug, then coloured them with Copics.  I am eventually going to put this panel on a card base.

I'd love for you to all visit Die Cut Divas to see what my fellow Divas' have done with stencils.