Monday, 9 September 2019

Sri-Lanka

I am lucky enough to have been to some amazing places and I have loads of photos still to put in my scrapbook album so when I saw the Pink Ink Elephant stamp it was a wonderful opportunity to do a Sri-Lankan page.
It doesn't show in the picture but the patterns on each elephant as really sparkly and this worked well as I kept the elephant colours very neutral.
If you like the elephant and want to see more Pink Ink stamps you can find them HERE.

Monday, 26 August 2019

If Flowers Were Friends

This was my first time using this Die Creative Expressions Paper Cuts -Sunflower Edger and to be honest I was at a loss as to how to use it. It didn't take long though, I put my brain in gear and played for a few minutes and this is what I came up with.
 The secret is to die cut the edger in white and make sure you keep ALL of the pieces.
Choose a background and stick your edger in place. At this point you can start colouring the design in. I chose to colour the loose leaves and stick them back into the design.
Lastly I fussy cut the flower heads from a second die cut and stuck them in place to create a 3D effect.

I've ordered a few Christmas Edgers so I'll post the results nearer the end of the year and after the card class of course lol. x

Tuesday, 20 August 2019

Pink Ink Dragon Fly Cards

So in class my ladies were given a choice of two backgrounds for this amazing Dragon Fly by Pink Ink Designs one made using distress inks
and one made using a background paper
Both backgrounds were stamped on using black Archival ink and AALL & Create stamps and then highlighted with a Signo White Pen. The Dragonflies were attached to the cards using glue on the body and sticky foam pads on the wings.
I am loving these stamps.x

Friday, 2 August 2019

Christmas Card Bear

Are you a Pink Ink fan? Well I am and this bear will be appearing on a lot of my Christmas Cards this year. So easy to colour in and a great card for a grumpy husband in Christmas denial lol.
The background was made using Distress Oxides , spritzed and then stamped with small snowflakes using the same ink. I also love the way you can move the eyes to suit the card, in this case the bears eyes are looking towards the Christmas hat.

Monday, 22 July 2019

Adorable

Loved using the pink and lime green together. I am not really a pink fan or lets say it wouldn't be my colour of choice but add it to another vibrant colour and I'm happy.
The scalloped edge was made using an XCut border punch

 and the nut shapes (top left and bottom right) are also from a punch
 The bow is handmade from paper and would be great on a card as well as a scrapbook page.
Again I've typed my wording on the computer, printed it out and then cut the sentences into smaller strips to fit on the page. The little tags were hand cut and pull out from behind the picture.