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Georgina

Hello and thanks for stopping by once again.

Today I am showing a recently made card using another stamp from the Wonky Tonk Girls range by Tracey Easson.

This card is a simple one again but I added some bold flowers courtesy of Dreamees.  The card itself is  a 7×7 card and I used a 6×6 inch piece of watercolour card to stamp and colour my design.  I used Staz-on ink and then used my trusty Spectrum Noir Aquablend pencils to colour her in.  The card looked rather bare and I had these flowers ready-made so I added some faux pearls to the centre and added them to my card to make that bold statement.  I hope you like it.

Thank you for stopping by and I look forward to your next visit.

❤️

A

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Aall and Create itac17 Challenge 1 – Europe

Hello friends and welcome to a different post from me as this time I am participating in a challenge which is something that I do not normally do.  I am still questioning whether it is a good idea to participate as I have seen the other numerous posts and mine is nothing short of substandard in my humble opinion.  Maybe if I could draw properly then I would have a chance, but here I am am showcasing my take on the Europe theme.

This MDF house shape was something which I had started to play with and it had paper on it.  I ripped off most of it and painted over it with what remained of Paper Artsy Blueberry Acrylic paint.  Its patchy in a lot of places but I just left it hoping that it would end up being effective.  Once that was all dry I had a look through some of my MDF shapes and all I can say is “Thank You Dreamees”.  All my MDF shapes have come from there and I was especially pleased to find the Eiffel Tower amongst the stash.

I decided to play with my distress oxides and chose Black Soot, Antique Linen and Frayed Burlap.  I activated it with water and dragged my Eiffel Tower through it.  I heat dried it and then continues to spray with water and build up the effects on the MDF.  I left it to one side as I could not think of anything else to add at this point.  However I then realised that I had some “faces” and chose a Wonky Tonk Girl set called “Daydreamer” and inked the face and added it to the Eiffel Tower, I like the effect.  This was set aside to be placed on the house later.

Next I decided to paint some clouds and some birds to add to a travelling theme.  I used two MDF hot air balloon shapes and I embossed them to look like they were coloured. I drew in the lines with a sharpie.  I wasn’t sure if the effect was there but it looks nice.  I used red and white ribbon so I had a red, white and blue theme.

The oval MDF plaque has been covered with an embossed piece of paper.  This paper was run through the same distress oxides that were used on the Eiffel Tower but I ran the scrap of paper through a Tim Holtz Paris embossing folder!  I then used a Tim Holtz stamp and embossing powder for  “Life was meant for a great Adventure”, I thought that it was appropriate.

Everything had dried and I placed everything and glued it with my hot glue gun.  I felt something could be added and I then realised that I had some Euro coin and some Polish Zloty.  So I got them from where they were sitting and glued them into the box by the Eiffel Tower.

So this is my challenge and I feel like I have done the best my can but my best would not be good enough, but if I don’t challenge myself then I won’t know how I do.

Take care and thanks for stopping by and I’ll post soon.

❤️

A

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Birthday card for my Mum part 2

As promised here is the second of the cards I made for my mother recently, this one is from my Nan and it actually gave me such a headache!

I could not get this card right at all!  I had the idea in my head but oh no the creative juice was not flowing at all!  I have used black and mirri adorable scoreable to make the most of this card. The Art Deco dies and paper are by tattered lace but I messed up the background die so many times I was going spare!  Once I had the look I was going for I was careful with my cutting and careful with the snipping and I finally got things placed.  Then I did the colouring in.  Once all that was done and glued in place. I was looking for something to make the card pop and went with my Dreamees dies and some adorable scoreable to compliment the colours in the design.  The huge bow is simply because there is a nightmare of a  mistake and I applied the mantra ” Cover the mistake with an embellishment” but it looks okay.  The daughter sentiment was from the Art Deco cut outs of Leonie Pujol’s Typography alphabet dies.

So I hope that you like this card and I’ll be back to show you some more makes in the week.  Thank you for stopping by.

❤️

A

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Birthday card for my Mum part 1

It was my mother’s birthday this past week and yes that meant me having to make 2 cards (one from me and one from my Nan).  I took ages with both of them and today I am sharing my card.

This card is a little different for me as I have not done any Gorjuss or decoupage in ages.  I chose this particular kit from my stash as I felt like choosing some different colours and yes Yellow and Green is different but it is summer, well it claims to be summer, and I wanted it bright and cheery.

After getting the decoupage sorted out I chose the matching papers, from a 12×12 and a 6×6 pack.  I covered the card base with the larger piece of paper and then using some green and yellow adorable scoreable I mounted the 6×6 finally and then the image.  Everything that was left over I used to make the flowers using my Dreamees dies and some faux pearls from my stash (old charity shop faux pearl necklaces that have been chopped up and used for flower centres as and when needed).

I really hope that you like this make and that you pop by again soon.

❤️

A

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Made for a teacher

I just had to share 2 projects that my niece made all by herself for her teacher as a leaving gift.  I only did the cutting around the MDF and anything she was a little unsure of.  The teacher had been telling them tales about her dog Buster and my niece thought it would be nice to make a little hanger with his name on, using some images she had seen on my Dreamees CDs, and she used a Tattered Lace die she had used before.  The card too, she made and designed herself choosing all her own colours.  I really hope you like them. I thought that they deserved to be shown.

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A

 


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Heartfelt Hedgehogs

Hello and welcome back after a mini break due to me not having anything to share, that is because I have a few projects on the go and none of which are finished.  However I discovered this image today that I had forgotten to share so I thought I would share this with you today.

This image is made up of elements from the lovely Dreamees CD Heartfelt Hedgehogs which I have been playing with.  I loved the image of this hedgehog and for once decided to go with the already coloured image for this card. You cannot see it clearly here but I had two images and decoupaged the second image to make the card stand out a bit.  I used papers from the CD and found coordinating yardstick from my Hunkydory Adorable Scoreable collection.  I also used a Sue Wilson Die from the Italian collection just to make more of a feature of the hedgehog. For once I also printed out the images of the flowers and was cutting them out whilst waiting for something else to dry.  The flower centres are made up from charity shop strung jewellery, you know the faux pearls you can buy.  I found that buying these and removing them from their string can provide loads of beautiful pearl embellishments for flowers and it saves me buying embellishments.  The only bit of stamping done on the image is that of Hello Friend which is found in the accompanying stamp collection.

I really like this card and hope I can send it to someone very soon.

Thank you for popping by and I look forward to welcoming you back in a few days when I will hopefully have some more makes to share with you.

❤️

A

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Pink and yellow themed cards

Today I am sharing 3 cards with you which I’ve used a palette of pink and yellow and printed papers from the Dreamees Sensational Flowers CD and used some of the Dreamees flower stamps.

This first card I really like as it’s in your face which is nothing like me at all.  The base card is 6×6 and I’ve covered it with a piece of bright yellow adorable scoreable. Then I have layered a piece of paper at an angle and then another piece of bright pink adorable scoreable.  The final layer is another piece of printed paper.

Onto this paper I stamped the bottom layer of a flower all over the base, and also the sentiment, the corner and the butterflies before making my flowers. On separate watercolour paper I stamped the rest of the flowers and coloured them with dinky inkies and allowing them to dry before cutting them out.  I then made up the flowers and stuck them to the stamped base on the card.  The finishing touch was a drop of Tonic Nuvo Crystal drops.


This next card uses the same paper as above and the same yellow card stock but this time I have kept it simple. The flowers were stamped onto the offcuts of the paper and then cut up and made up.  The yellow card I embossed with a folder from Crafters Companion and which lent itself nicely to them.  I arranged the flowers around the sentiment and added the flowers centres as before.

My final card uses the pink theme and also some black. I have stamped and embossed some flowers with embossing powder and the rest onto the striped paper.  Combined with the black card I have embossed the sentiment this time and built up my design from there. I like the card but I’m not really sure if its right though.  Still you cannot go wrong with pink and black and you have to try these things don’t you.

Thank you once again for stopping by and I look forward to your next visit.

Take care

❤️

A