Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Playing with butterflies...

Hi there,

I made another piece of wall art... this time using the gorgeous colour combo from the Play Date Cafe...



I found some Bo Bunny papers in my stash that fit these colours really nicely...


The papers took centre stage here, providing the background, the butterflies and the paper that I stamped the scripture (from Papertrey) on. I diecut a floral oval (Spellbinders) from Island Indigo card and layered on a frame from Twisted Metal Tags in Groovy Guava card. A couple of pearls on the frame and some Stickles on the butterflies finished things off.

Thanks for stopping by!

x Amy x

Saturday, 9 June 2012

Mojo Journal...

Hiya,

I combined this week's Mojo Monday sketch with the pretty Colour Throwdown combo...


I wanted to make an altered journal with a notebook I picked up recently so I pulled out some papers from Webster's Pages that were perfect for the colours...


I used a butterfly stamp from Verve, paper pieced with the same dsp. The sentiment stamp is also from Verve - thought it would be great for a thanksgiving or prayer journal...

Thanks for stopping by!

x Amy x

Friday, 8 June 2012

Everything Beautiful...

Hiya,

I needed to make another piece of wall art last week so I combined the CR84FN colour challenge with the Viva la Verve sketch from the first week of June...


I used a scripture stamp from Verve together with some retired SU dsp to come up with this:



I used my favourite die at the moment - the frame from Twisted Metals Tags (Spellbinders) - a birthday pressie from my hubby! The papers really did most of the work on this one - just added some buttons and ribbon to finish.

Thanks for stopping by!

x Amy x

Thursday, 7 June 2012

Make it a Notebook....

Hi there,

When I saw this week's Make it Monday challenge I knew I had to play along - I love sketches so this was perfect for me! I chose this sketch to work with:


I wanted to make a little altered notebook and when I saw the panels on the lower half of the sketch I thought I'd try some paper pleating...


The 'notes' stamp is from Take Note and I added a die-cut flower (Bloom Builders 3) and a butterfly from Butterfly Dreams coloured with copics. A little bit of ribbon and a button finished things off.

Thanks for stopping by!

x Amy x

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Waltzingmouse Wedding..

Hi there,

Being on half-term break I've had the chance to play along with a few more of my favourite challenges and one of them is definitely the Waltzingmouse sketch. This week is extra special as it's challenge #100!


I decided to make a wedding card as I never seem to have enough of them in my stash. I struggled to photograph it properly though as there is a lot of silver included...


It looks better IRL! I embossed the Labels 18 shape with silver EP, stamping the greeting (from WMS Fancy Labels set) in the centre with black ink. I added a die-cut shape from Spellbinders' Twisted Metal tags (am loving this shape right now!!) behind the Labels 18 shape. The papers are from Kaisercraft, along with the pearls. I finished things off with some grey satin ribbon.

Thanks for stopping by!

x Amy x

Monday, 4 June 2012

Aqua Case...

Hiya,

I got the chance to play along with this week's Case Study challenge today...  had a blast with some PTI goodies and came up with this:


I took inspiration from the colours on Aga's card as well as the layout, flower and grey lace trim at the bottom of her card. I stamped the flower from Rosie Posie then added shading with copic markers. I die cut some leaves from grey textured card from the Rosie posie die set and used the same grey card to die cut the filigree border under the Aqua Mist panel. The hexagon pattern was stamped using Pool Party SU ink and Versamark smokey grey ink (love this colour combo!). I added some Hawaian Shores ribbon and a few white pearls to finish.

Thanks for stopping by!

x Amy x

Saturday, 2 June 2012

Fresh Wall Art...

Hiya,

Sorry - long time, no post on this little old blog eh? I've been pretty busy over the last few weeks and other commitments have taken priority but I'm now on half-term so have lots of time to play... yay! I wanted to make some little wall hangings for my church bookshop so I used a couple of challenges to get me started - the Play Date colours and Freshly Made sketch...

  

Now I will admit before I show you my creation that I kinda missed the point on the whole 'clean' idea of the FMS challenge... I got a bit carried away and forgot the point of the challenge I was working on...! Sorry FMS gals! But it doesn't have tearing or distressing (does that still count?) lol!


I make these pieces of wall art using a piece of hard board that comes in a pack of 6 (supposed to be used as an album) - they are only slightly larger than a standard card so really easy to decorate. I used some Lost & Found papers from MME that matched the colour scheme nicely and a new Spellbinders die I recently got for my birthday (Floral Ovals). The sentiment is from a Layers of Colour stamp set I got a while ago (designed by Nina Brackett). I added lace, So Saffron ribbon, a die-cut flower & button with a couple of punched leaves and some pearls.

Here's a close up of the central panel:



Thanks for stopping by!

x Amy x