Monday, 18 August 2014

Congrats to the Mr and Mrs!

Welcome to the blog today - this is a special post  - a Bloggy Bridal Shower - to say "Congratulations" and "Best Wishes" to my lovely blogland friend - Ren-Yi Lo!

Congratulations Ren-Yi! I hope that you and your partner are endlessly happy together, and that you have the perfect Wedding Day!

Lots of love to you both xxx

Saturday, 2 August 2014

Anniversary Wishes

Hello Again! I know, like buses - you wait for ages for a post from me, and then two arrive at the same time!

Well, as I said before I have been having some fun whilst the weather has been bad trying out inks and playing - getting ready for the start of Stretch Your Stamps 2. This will be the first interactive class that I have done - timed brilliantly so that I am on holiday! I cannot wait!

Again, I used my Adirondack inks for this - this time I used Sunshine Yellow, Pool and Lake Mist as the colours of this project. These were washed through a Memory Box 'Texture Dots' stencil - I just love the results! The layout was from the current Fusion sketch. I stamped the always stunning Uniko Studio Pure Florals : Chrysanthemum smaller flower and leaf, and the sentiments from the same set. The leaf was water coloured with Lake Mist and Pool inks, with the flower coloured with Sunshine Yellow. 

Here is a closer photo of the detail. The flower was popped up on a bit of foam tape to give a bit of interest. 

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges. They are:

Uniko Studio - Anything Goes

Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge - Bow Tie (Colours)

Less Is More - Colour Challenge 

Thanks again for looking at my blog! Kx

Celebrate In Style!

Welcome again to the blog! I have a couple of posts today, as I have had time to enter some challenges and to play! The weather here was really rainy, so the perfect time to stay in. I had to fight my urge to make labels and stick them on the ink pads which I have renewed my love for - more of that later!

I have used Mama Elephant 'Bloomsies' and the matching Creative Cuts to create the focal points of the card. The watercolour background was created using Adirondack Brights dye inks (Pool, Sunshine Yellow, Watermelon) and water to move the ink around, and a new Stampin Up! Stencil. The Bloomsies were stamped and then using a wet brush I moved the ink around again to give the watercolour effect. The sequins were created using the Mama Elephant Confetti Creative Cut, with watercolour base of Sunshine Yellow or Pool, with Sakura sparkle applied with a water brush. This gave them a lovely sparkle - which unfortunately my photography does not show too well - you can see it a little in the detail shot below.

I would like to enter this into three challenges. They are:

Mama Elephant and Me - August Challenge (Watercolouring and Birthdays)
CASology - Rainbow
CAS(E) this Sketch! - #87 - Gayatri Murali

Thanks for looking! Kx