Hello peeps, I'm utilising my pool of secretaries again as I thought that there is no reason why I can't share a few pre-makes with you..............plus a couple of new ones I have made over the last few days.
Very slow going on the crafty front and the computer is still a no no for more than a couple of minutes.......takes longer to correct all the errors because I can't get my fingers to go to the right keys........but I think there is some progress. Still can't manoeuvre the brayer which is a real pain in the derriere so the ones using that technique in this post are 'old stock'. And the Royal 'we' are going to try and be clever and enter some challenges - this will a good test of my 'staff'......
The little minx above is one of the new Crafts and Me (link of sidebar) stamps called Lighting the Way. She is coloured with watercolours and the DP are pieces from the 'pink and green DP drawers' and because they are offcuts I have no idea of the make. But because they are offcuts it's one of my shares for the challenge Jules has set herself every Sunday. The green flower is made from inked tissue paper which was wrapped round some flowers.......how thrifty is that ?
Papertake weekly - Putting on the glitz
Magical Mondays - With love
Paper Sundaes - Pink, distres inks, flowers
Sparkles Challenge - Fairies
Crafts and Me - Spread your wings
This card is another 'snippets' creation, this time utilising all those annoying piece of bazzil that I never throw away, yet rarely use. Both stamps are Penny Black and inked with Brilliance. The cord is also odds and ends and the flower made from the offcut of bazzil. I thought the card matched Ashley, one of my Doulton figurines perfectly so I added her to the photo.
ABC Challenge - O for Oldfashioned (Cottage garden flowers)
Simon Says - Make your own embellishments (flower)
Creative Cottage - Fabulous florals
Now for some brayer, masking and sponging work from my stock pile of creations. On both the card above and at the top of this post, stamps are a mixture of Art Impression, Stampscapes and Clarity, all inks are Adirondack felt dye pads and of course the trusty Speedball brayer and gloss silk cardstock. For sponging I use round make up sponges which you can buy in packs really cheaply from high street chemists as they scrunch up nicely to form a 'ball' at the top to ink and avoid lines.
The brayered cards are for these challenges:
Incy Wincy - At least two mediums (Adirondack inks and Copics)
Try it on Tuesdays - The sky's the limit
Shabby Tearoom - Photo Inspiration (think this uses the colours)
Stamping Sisters - KISS - one layer card