Under the Sea

I am loving using the weekends to enjoy the sun, from the safety of my Craft room to start using more mixed media type products. When my copy of Creative Stamping issue 95 came through the door, I thought it was perfect to use. I adore sea and ocean themes, as I feel happiest swimming around in the water, whether that be the sea or the local pool.

I have used the stamps from the magazine and fussy cut them to add onto the front of this card. I have also used a wave themed stencil I had from Daisy Mae to make a background piece from kraft card.

I used Distress Oxide inks for this and then my nod to mixed media I’ve used Nuvo Crackle Mousse over the heart section of the stencil that came with the magazine to give a subtle shine and texture.

Then I have distressed the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink to give a rusty under the water vibe. I have then added that onto a piece of blue glitter and on a kraft card card-base.

The fussy cut elements have been added on to the card, with hot glue and some hessian/jute and some silver rope ribbon underneath.

Finally the pearl gems have been added, as I can’t not put any on a card lol. I’ve also added some twine onto the tag and a scroll made from some rolled up tea stained paper.

Hope you like it 🙂 x

Slimline Cards

I do like Slimline cards, but I always find them difficult to do for some reason. So when Polkadoodles challenged me to a slimline card, my heart race increased.

When I had calmed down lol, I decided to pick the adorable Horace and Boo (YES!!! Again lol, they are just too cute.) I wanted them to be the main focus on the card, but I also wanted a fun background, to really make their characters pop.

I decided on the the Bright Little Monsters papers, which are really my go to. They are really a must have by Polkadoodles! I have used them as the background and then has faux stitched panels on the card base.

I thought of the perfect sentiment, as it works with the card image and life at the moment, as I think more than ever we all need someone we can count on.

I am now off to learn why I find Slimline cards hard to do. Take care.

Dragonflies over Night Skies

When Polkadoodles had the challenge of Dragonflies, I knew I had to use the lovely Octavia Digi Stamp, she has been coloured with my alcohol markers in wonderful bright colours.

I wanted her as the main focus so I decided to use a simple black card base, with an acetate front to put her on. I wanted to give the impression she was flying over the skies, so I used my Alcohol Inks and blended my own background to use as the background. I have also cut out a simple cresent moon shape and cloud shapes, that have been edged and spotted with some delicate inks, to give them a more realistic finish than bright white.

I also added specks of white paint to act as stars. I have finished off the card with a lovely sentiment and some sparkly gems.