Sunday, 26 June 2011

Summer Swimming

Hi Everyone!
Just back from a few days in France and hope I've bought some of their sun back with me! Just thought I'd quickly share a card I made using the Tales of the Ocean stamps from Joanna Sheen which I'd like to enter in to this week's Papertake Weekly Challenge which is appropriately 'Here Comes the Sun'. A little bit of sun means a little bit of summer swimming so I think this design fits perfectly! Distress inks and stamping created the background and the port hole was cut from silver mirri card.
Sorry for the quick post - will be back soon with more creations.
Best wishes
Karen x

Sunday, 12 June 2011

More Time...

Back again!
This is another card that I created using similar techniques to the tag below to make a card for the ABC Challenge which this week is 'W for Wish' My wish is for more hours in the day ha! ha! - as there never seem to be enough! The stamps I used were the Bo Bunny clock, the sentiment and gears from Paper Artsy and a swirl from Inkadinkadoo. The colours used for the background were Distress Peeled Paint and Marigold and a yellow dew drop ink pad. I stamped the gears in versa mark and covered them with heritage gold Perfect Pearls. The bronze coloured pearls were made with a Pearl Pen with Glossy Accents on the clock face.
Hope you like it - though this would make a great men's card too!
Bye for now
Karen x
PS - the card is straight its just that I took the pic on a black background and somehow it now looks wonky!

Tempus Fugit Tag

Morning Everyone!
Nearly forgot to pop back and show you my tag for this week's Simon Says Stamp and Show. I stamped and masked my images from the Paper Artsy stamp line in Archival Black ink. I then created the background in red, yellow and blue ink with a sponge which then mixed together to make some secondary colours where they overlapped. I added accents with a white pen, pearl pen and Black Diamond Stickles before adding Glossy Accents to the clock face and key. Finally I layered the tag on black and white card stock, added coordinating ribbon and the little sentiment.
I love the bright effect but it would be equally as nice in other colours.
Thanks for looking!
Best wishes
Karen x

Friday, 10 June 2011

Time Flies!

Hi All!
I thought you'd like to see a little card I made which I'd like to enter into the Creative Card Crew challenge which this week is things with 'Wings' and the Creative Inspirations challenge which is to make a card for the 'Man in Your Life'. I decided to get out my stamps again and get messy, stamping and masking my images in Archival Black ink and then creating a coloured ink background. The finished piece was mounted on black cardstock before popping it onto foam tape onto the card. I added Black Diamond Stickles and a little Cosmic Shimmer Twinkles.
Hope you like the finished results.
Will be back tomorrow with a few more of my stamping adventures!
Have a good weekend.
Best wishes Karen x