30 April 2018

Gerda Steiner Designs "Gnome Couple"

For this month's progressive challenge over at Gerda Steiner Designs, we were lucky enough to receive Gnome Couple.  Immediately I thought a new neighbour card would be a good choice for the gnomes.  Here is my entry:

You can purchase this image here https://gsd-stamps.com/collections/shop-digital-stamps/products/gnome-couple

I am adding my creation to the Gerda Steiner Challenge here https://gsd-stamps.com/blogs/news/join-us-or-the-challenge-in-april

Oddball Art Stamps - Sally #IMG11/11B

My inspiration today for the closing days of  the"Messy & Sketchy" theme over at Oddball Stamps is Sally IMG#11/11B.  She is such a cutie.  I have chosen a "get well soon" card.  I got my Gelli Plate out again and chose purple, mauve and green paints to play with.  After my background was dry, I added a script stamp inked with Versamark and embossed with Stampendous Fran-tage Shabby White embossing enamel and this is the result.

I placed the background on a mauve square card base and proceeded to decorate as shown with flowers and black doily from my stash.  I hope you like my inspiration.  Sally is such a cutie.  She can be found on the Oddball website shop - here is the link https://www.oddballartco.com/product-page/digital-stamp-big-eye-bedtime-pajamas-girl-sally-image-no-11

and don't forget my discount code for 10% off your order.


21 April 2018

Happy 1st Birthday LeighSBDesigns

Happy 1st Birthday to LeighSBDesigns.  This is the project I created with the birthday freebie which was available on her blog https://leighsbdesigns.blogspot.com.au/2018/04/leighsbdesigns-april-new-release-and.html

I have created a 1st birthday card for a little girl using some design paper, backed with glitter cardstock on a pearl white card base, then I mounted the digi colouring on more glitter cardstock.
The dark pink glitter is only a backdrop for the photo.  Thank you to Leigh for this freebie and I hope she celebrates many more years with her little business.  If you want to join her group here is the link https://www.facebook.com/groups/1418288284861592/  and her Etsy shop is here https://www.etsy.com/shop/LeighSBDesigns.  Check out her unique designs, as I am in to ATCs at the moment, I could not resist some, especially the Wonderland bundle

Oddball Art Stamps April ATC Swap "Messy & Sketchy"

A messy theme to work with this month, so what better way for Gail to stop procrastinating over the Gelli Plate so in I went.  Acrylic paints and bubble wrap to start off with, but I am excited to have a go and guess what it also opened the way to me getting out my Distress Oxides and giving them a try  with watercolour paper but you will see them later, maybe next month.  Get back on the track Gail.  OK todays ATCs is what this post is all about.

My April ATCs "Messy & Sketchy"

For ATCs #1 and #3 I have used IMG#337, but with ATC#3 I have added a cloud from #269, a sun from #313/313B and #343 Stars and Bubbles.

ATC#2 is using IMG#254.

All these digis are available in the new Oddball Art Stamps website.  Here are all the links you will need for these digis.


And don't forget my discount code over at the shop to save 10% on your orders.


I am loving the ATC swaps, I hope you will join them each month, there is still time for this month's if you don't procrastinate.  Head over to our Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/OddballArtStamps/ and join in the Oddball fun we have every month. 

If you are already a member, here is the link for this month's album.  Get your ATCs in there quick.  Mine will be there soon.

17 April 2018

Alicia Bel "Dragon Egg"

I love this digi of Alicia Bel's.  I am taking part in her latest challenge - a bit different this time, we have a team of 4 and every time one of us creates with an animal or fantastic beast, the team gets a clue to a digi on her website.  Her Facebook group is here https://www.facebook.com/groups/187877358304468/ and her shop is here https://www.aliciabel.com/

I am also entering this card in The Outlawz Challenges https://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/wednesday-sketch/forum/topics/wednesday-sketch-challenge-april-11-2018 as I have based the creation on the Wednesday Sketch Challenge April 11, 2018

12 April 2018

Oddball Stamps "Messy & Sketchy" April 2018 theme

This month's theme is "Messy & Sketchy" over at Oddball Stamps.  This is an optional theme for the Blog challenge https://oddballstamps.blogspot.com.au/2018/04/oddball-art-stamps-april-2018-blog.html  It is optional but maybe if you take a look at some of the DT inspiration on the blog, you might be able to come up with something.  Hope to see you there, regardless of the theme!

My inspiration for this theme comes in the form of a birthday card.

I started with a white card and the background is one of my first attempts with the Gelli Plate.  To the background I added some ink drops in two shades, but they look the same when on the page and I added ink blotch punches on foam tape.  The image I have used is IMG#232/(B) Shannon available here https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/237082643/instant-download-kawaii-big-eye-girl?ref=shop_home_active_28 - she is great value with a speech bubble and heaps of sentiments.  Her jumper has the words I AM on it and I have added the word MESSY (if you can see it).  I coloured her with Copics, used the Happy Birthday sentiment from the set and found a quote which I thought suited the Messy theme.  I highlighted some of the words with a fluoro Copic.  The sparkle chipboard word is from my vast collection of Make It Crafty chipboard, a favourite Australian company of mine, Oh and I tried my hand at a big of doodling around the frame of the messy background.

Don't forget my discount code - DTGAIL10

You can get 10% off your order with this code.

If you are new to the wonderful world of Oddball Art Stamps and like what you see, be sure to join our Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/OddballArtStamps/.  We have an Oddball of a time - a monthly Blog challenge and a monthly ATC Swap which is a real ball.  See you there!

I am entering the following with this project:

05 April 2018

Aussie, Aussie, Aussie

Well today I went about creating a bit of inspiration for Ericraft Stamps new release digi "Spring Unicorn" available here at a great price at the moment, but be quick  https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/605429905/digital-stamp-spring-unicorn-png-image?ref=shop_home_active_1

I call this an Aussie, Aussie, Aussie card because I have used 3 Australian businesses to make this card -digital stamp Ericraft Stamps, chipboard Make It Crafty http://www.makeitcrafty.com/chipboard-embellishments.html and the Heavenly Heart from Charms Creations http://charmscreations.bigcartel.com/. I used a DIYheart that you can colour yourself which I did with a Copic to match the shade I put on the chipboard.