Thursday 11 January 2018

Less Purple the Better

Hi folks!

Purple. Definitely not my favourite hue to craft with. But I'm always up for a challenge and when I saw the 'purple' theme over at Less is More, I had to combine it with Time Out's whopping 100th challenge as it's Sandie's favourite colour:

I created a purple burst of colour using Ken Oliver's Color burst powder on some watercolour paper, then masked a few embossed Altenew Hennah Blooms. A WMS sentiment finished it all off!

Thanks for calling by!

Claire x

Sunday 7 January 2018

Throwing Down Colour at MFT

Hi fellow inkers!

It's been the hottest day on record in Sydney today and in some parts of the city it reached a whopping 47C! Hideous. But at least I'm not 8 months pregnant, unlike on the previous hottest day on record 11 years ago...there's always a silver lining!

Since all I wanted to do was stay in my air conditioned lounge, it was a good opportunity to join in with this week's MFT sketch challenge. I combined it with the elegant neutrals over at Color Throwdown, alhough I'm glad Amy confirmed the ivory as I thought it was a soft pink. Grey covers so many different hues - we painted our boys' bedrooms grey and repainted them all over again when it felt like we were walking into a giant mushroom!

I used MFT's Funky Flowers, Stitched MOD Rectangle Stax and a sentiment from Adorable Elephants.

Thanks for stopping by!

Claire x

Wednesday 3 January 2018

Your Next Stamp Challenge

Hello, hello,

Quick post to show what I've done using the colours and sketch from Your next Stamp using Spec-tacular Phoebe and Friends:

Have a spec-tacular day!

Claire x

Monday 1 January 2018

Getting Sketchy!

Hello and a Happy New Year to you!

2018 has started hangover free which is always a bonus isn't it? It was a kid free one for me as well - they've been away in Melbourne for the last few days so New Years Eve was spent with some good friends, a few bubbles and a midnight dip in their outdoor spa. Good times!

On to my cards - I've been playing around with a couple of sketches. My Favorite Things Wednesday Sketch and Freshly made Sketches:

I do love all the little creatures and flowers in Polynesian Paradise and thought this was the perfect sketch to use them all. I didn't quite have the room to do 12 images, so only used 9 and placed each of them on a Stitched Mod Rectangle die cut. 

I continued with the MFT theme and used Garden Flourish to emboss a copper and black background. It was a bit tricky to find something simple enough to go with it so I went with one of PTI's Stylish Sentiments. I thought I might add a few enamel dots or sequins but that background is so heavily detailed I didn't think anything else was needed.  

The first card is also heading for Simon Says Stamp's Wednesday Challenge where the theme is 'anything goes.'

Hope that 2018 proves to be happy, healthy and creative - thanks for popping by!

Claire x