Friday, September 26, 2014

Weekly Diva Challenge #186: String Theory: Leaves

I made a Zendala to play in this weeks' "I Am the Diva" challenge.  You can find all the details HERE.  And this week we had to use LEAVES as our string.  So I got out my Hero Arts Three Fern stamp and stamped it on a blank Zendala and then tangled around it.
Betweed; Tipple; Flukes; Onamato; Ing; Florz; Printemps; Rick's Paradox; Crescent Moon; Indy-Rella; Striping; Coil; N'Zeppel; Prestwood; Meer

I added some green pencil crayon to the leaves in an attempt to shade them but it did not quite work out.  But I still like the tangles around it.

Have a wonderful weekend.  School has just broken up today, Third Term is over!!!!  Off to the beach!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Simon Says "Anything Goes"

I really enjoy the SSS Wednesday Challenges, especially when it is Anything Goes!  You can find all the details for this week's challenge HERE.

And here is my card for this week.  I needed to make a birthday card and decided to play with one of Tim Holt's images and a nice Hero Arts background stamp.
Paper: cardstock (PTI); Red paper (unknown)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Ink; Copic Markers; HA Chalk Ink (Grass)
Stamps: Stampers Anonymous (Mini Blueprints 6); Life of Party Words (HA/ Basic Grey); Sentiment (PTI)
Other: Glossy Accent; Foam adhesive

These little images are really nice for creating dimension by layering them several times as you can see in this close up:

Hard to see, but the glass jar holding all the gumballs is covered with glossy accents.

This was a fun card to do!

I hope you have a lovely day!

Sunday, September 21, 2014

It's A String Thing #58

I tangled a tile for Adele Bruno's latest challenge, you can see all the details HERE.  I just chose two of the 4 tangles that were up for grabs, namely:

Girdy by Karl Stewart
Girlande by Simone Bischoff

(You can find all the tangle patterns on

I am still loving my tangling and try to tangle a little every day.  A lot of tanglers seem to do ZIA's (often larger pieces of Zentangle Inspired Art), but I just love the traditional tiles and the black micron and pencil as my basic tools.  I am sure I will do some pieces now and then, but for relaxation and focus, these tiles are the way to go.

Have a fabulous day!

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge #2

It's time for the next challenge and I can barely believe that I actually made something!  Barb went with the Tic-Tac-Toe concept, you can find all the details HERE so that you can play along:

I went with the Die Cut, Autumn and Glitter for my card.
Paper: cardstock (PTI); patterned paper (Basic Grey)
Ink: Versafine; Vintage Photo Distress ink
Stamps: Hero Arts
Other: SSS "Thanks" Die cut; Sizzix "Big Ticket" Die Cut; Stickles; Pearls; Corner punch

The Die Cut sentiment is a SSS die.  Autumn is depicted in the lovely colours from the Basic Grey "Sweet Threads" paper pad and the glitter is the Star Dust Stickles added to the butterfly (and yes, I was too impatient to wait for it to dry before taking a photo)!

I hope you are having a wonderful day!

Friday, September 19, 2014

Colouring on Vellum

I made this card after visiting a "virtual" friend's blog, Dawn (HERE) who was inspired by someone else etc.... you know how it goes.  It was all about stamping and heat embossing on Vellum and colouring the back side with Copic markers.  Here is my card:
Paper: cardstock (PTI); Vellum (PTI)
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black; Copic Markers; Distress ink (Tea Dye); Versamark
Stamps: Hydrangea & Dragonfly (HA); PTI
Other: Spellbinders die; Twine; White Embossing Powder (HA)

I'm quite happy how this turned out.

Well the temperatures finally dropped by about 20 degrees Celsius today!  And we got a light drizzle earlier this evening.  I'm really hoping that we get more rain overnight as we had quite a number of forest fires yesterday and they were still lingering earlier today!

I hope you are having a wonderful day!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

SSS Wednesday Challenge: Tag It

I thought I would play along with this week's SSS challenge which is to make a tag, you could also add it to a project like a card or a scrapbook page etc..

I very rarely make tags, but I decided to make one as a tag card for this challenge.

Paper: cardstock (PTI)
Ink: CTMH; Hero Arts - Pale Tomato; Versafine
Stamps: PTI; Hero Arts
Other: gem; twine; Seam binding

I just had to use another one of the butterflies from the Antique Engravings stamp set from Hero Arts which I had stamped on some scraps of patterned paper the other evening.

Using some stamps from the PTI "Grunge Me" set I created a little background to position the butterfly on.

So, today we are supposed to go up to 38 - 39 Celcius!  And we are doing a long run!!! This should be fun!

Have an awesome day!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge #1

How exciting!  A friend from the Hero Arts flickr group is heading up the new SSS Flickr Challenge Group!  She is an awesome hostess, so I would encourage you to join in the fun, plus who can say anything wrong about SSS!  They are wonderful suppliers, with great service, plus their own branded stamps are really very high quality!  You can find all the details for the 1st challenge HERE.

The first challenge is a colour challenge, here are the colours:

We needed to use a minimum of 3 of the colours and at least one SSS stamp or die or stencil.  Luckily I subscribe to their Monthly Card Kit so I got to use one of their sets.  Here is my contribution:

Paper: Neenah White Cardstock; MME patterned paper
Ink: Memento; Versafine
Stamps: Flower Friend (SSS); Old Letter Writing (HA); Antique Engravings (HA)

I really was not sure what that first colour was in the example, it looked like either grey or a muted olive green, but I took it as grey.

I roughly stamped the background panel with the Old Letter Writing in Gray Flannel (after having wiped off some ink).  I then stamped the rest and added my previously cut out butterfly which had been stamped on some patterned paper.

I really enjoyed making this card, thanks for the inspiration Barb even though it took me about 4 days to figure out how to combine those colours together!