Wednesday, 5 August 2020

MFT Summer School - Challenge 3: Symmetry

Hello, hello,

I feel like I'm on a bit of a roll with these MFT Summer School challenges but I have to admit I struggled with their third challenge which is to make a symmetrical card. In the end I opted for one of the cute little spacemen from Space Explorer, set against a stencilled background using Radiating Rays:





Thanks for stopping by!

Claire 

Tuesday, 4 August 2020

MFT Summer School: Lesson 2 - Rainbow

Hello again,

Here's another card for Day 2 of MFT's Summer School series - the challenge is to create a card using a rainbow:






Summer School luckily coincided with me receiving some new MFT goodies yesterday - one of the sets I bought is All the Cupcakes. Perfect for colouring in rainbow colours! 

I'm also popping this over to AAA Cards who have an 'Along the Edge' challenge this week.

Hope your day is sprinkled in happiness!

Claire

Monday, 3 August 2020

MFT Summer School - Visual Triangle

Hi folks,

It's MFT's Summer School this week and the first lesson is all about using a 'visual triangle' in card design.






I created a visual triangle using Fluttering Friends. coloured with the pretty hues from the latest Colour Challenge. For the background I used Cloud Stencil and a variety of dies from Blueprints 24 Dienamics.

Thanks for stopping by!

Claire

Saturday, 1 August 2020

MFT Sketch #500!

Hello, hope you're having a great weekend!

Can you believe it's MFT's 500th sketch challenge?  I inked up this sweet little fairy from Flower Fairies:






I white embossed some cardstock with Happy Birthday background and blended a layer of colour with some distress inks, die cut a heart and set it all against a Grout Gray background,  stamped with Wood Plank.  A touch of holographic glitter added some sparkle to her wings. 

Happy stamping!

Claire



Thursday, 30 July 2020

Playing with Watercolour

Hello fellow inkers,

I've been playing with the sketch over at The Paper Players  - it's just the type of layered sketch I like but I minimised the layers and kept it simple by embossing the diagonal strip behind the panel:






I often lament my lack of watercolouring skills - love the look of it on other people's cards but I just don't seem to have the knack for it myself. However, I found a pack of Derwent watercolour pencils in my drawer (yes, I have that much stuff, I actually didn't know I had them or where they came from) and thought I'd see how they'd look on grout gray card stock rather than standard watercolour paper. Surprisingly, the card stock held up well with the addition of the water and I'm actually happy with the results. The white embossed stamp rose is from PTI's Botanical Blocks.

I'm also entering it into Simon Says Stamp's 'Anything Goes' Wednesday Challenge!

Thanks for stopping by,

Claire 

 

Wednesday, 29 July 2020

Colour Throwdown - Guest Designer

Hello folks,

I'm delighted to be guest designer over at The Color Throwdown this week - it's a very simple colour palette featuring black, white and terracotta:







Terracotta doesn't feature much in my ink collection so I turned to some copper embossing powder to create my card. I embossed MFT's Woodplank on to black cardstock and used this as the backdrop to my Clearly Besotted embossed bloom called Beautiful Friend.  The left hand side was stamped with Waltzingmouse's border stamp from Asian Gardens and the sentiment's Poppy Stamps. 

Hope you get the time to join in this week - happy stamping!

Claire


Monday, 27 July 2020

Clean and Simple x 3

Hello fellow inkers,

Three clean and simple cards today for a variety of challenges - the first is for CAS on Friday which has a Summer theme happening, as does both Your Next Stamp and Fusion. No sign of  Summer here in Sydney - it hasn't stopped raining for the past 24 hours!







I was inspired by both the sketch and colours from the Fusion pic - I thought the sketch would be perfect to use with these fun little pineapples from Punny Pineapple.

The next card is a one layer for Less is More for their Christmas in July challenge:




I masked off a horizontal strip and stamped random snowflakes from Just Add Ink's Holiday Sentiments. I really don't know why I enter these one layer challenges - I'm never happy with the results and I clearly need a bigger snowflake!




Finally, I've used the sketch and colours from MFT's latest sketch and colour challenges to make this flowery concoction below:








I've used MFT's Funky Flowers (now retired) and Selfie Square Die-namics.  I'm also throwing this into AAA Cards challenge to use maximum white space with the optional twist of flowers. 

Happy stamping!

Claire