Saturday, 21 March 2015

Pastel Shades Mixed Media Cards


Good Morning :)
I am back today to share my DT cards for this weeks C4E Recipe Challenge, all the details, entry and inspiration can be found HERE.


I made two cards this week both for Mother's Day.
I used the same technique for creating the background on both cards, the difference between them is in the embellishment clusters and the stencil used for the modelling paste.


For the background I stamped with a script stamp on to watercolour paper then
added Distress inks to a chicken wire stencil and used it like a stamp over the top.
I then added modelling paste through the same stencil for this card and the opposite version of the chicken wire stencil for the second card.


I love how you can still see the background through the modelling paste, so pretty!


I used an old chipboard piece from Crate Paper with some thread, net, flowers and a clay heart I made at this months C4E Crop workshop.


The card was finished with some splatters of silver and white paint.


The second card was made in the same way only I used a different stencil for the modelling paste and slightly different embellishment cluster.


Unfortunately I decided to add the stamped stitched border after adding the embellishments which was hard work! Note to self add stamped border before embellishments lol!




So there you have it two cards for Mother's Day using pastel shades :)
You have until midnight GMT Thursday 26th March to submit your entries for a chance to win a fabulous prize from Stamping All Day!
Have a lovely weekend, thanks for stopping by!
Michele :)

Friday, 20 March 2015

C4E Recipe Challenge #218 ~ Pastel Shades


Good Morning :)
Friday has rolled around again and it's time for a new challenge at Crafts 4 Eternity.
This week we would like you to share projects with 

PASTEL SHADES

Any type of project can be entered in to the draw as long as it uses pastel shades.

Our lovely sponsor this week is Stamping All Day who are kindly offering one randomly selected winner 3 downloads from their fabulous collection.

As always we have gorgeous inspiration from the talented DT ladies.

Hop over here for all the details entry and inspiration.

I'll be back tomorrow with my DT project for this weeks challenge.
Have a fabulous Friday!
Thanks for stopping by
Michele :)

Saturday, 14 March 2015

Smile Mixed Media Layout


Good Morning :)
As promised I am back today with my layout for this weeks C4E Recipe challenge.
You can find all the details, entry and gorgeous DT inspiration HERE.


The layout uses the February/March C4E page kit Smile. In the kit are gorgeous Teresa Collins papers, a doily, Prima resin Butterfly and small piece of net. There is a project sheet in the kit to complete the layout too!
Kits available HERE very limited numbers!


The photo is of my lovely mum and her parents taken in their garden in Solihull.
The background was painted with acrylic paint and splattered with Distress ink.


The gorgeous Prima resin butterfly was given a light brush of Silver Inka Gold before adding on top of a small piece of net.


The alphas are My Minds Eye Necessities (Metallic)
Sadly the photos do not show the gorgeous glitter on the paper :(  
That's all from me today have a lovely day thanks for stopping by :)
Michele :)

Friday, 13 March 2015

C4E Recipe Challenge #217 ~ MUMS

Good Morning :)
Happy Friday!
We had lots of gorgeous entries to last weeks challenge some amazing creativity!
Now it's time for a new challenge ....

MUMS

Here in the UK it is Mothers Day on Sunday (have you made a card yet? ;))
So this week we would like you to share projects with a mum or female theme.
Our lovely sponsor Sassy Studio Designs are offering one randomly selected winner 4 images from their gorgeous collection.

This week we welcome the last of our new DT members, Catherine, do check out the DT inspiration it's fabulous!

All the challenge details, entry and gorgeous DT inspiration can be found HERE.
I shall be back tomorrow with a layout of my lovely mum and her parents :)
Have a lovely day, thanks for stopping by
Michele :)

Saturday, 7 March 2015

Unique Layout


Good Morning :)
As promised I am back with my project for this weeks Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge, Anything But A Card.


Ok so I wasn't very inventive this week and just made a layout using up some left over papers from C4E's February page kit. The kit sold out but there are a few other kits available HERE.


The lovely young man in the photo is my nephew Lawson, he looks quite deep in thought but I imagine he was bored really lol!


The background was created using acrylic paint and Inca gold cream rubbed through a bubble stencil.
The die cut speech bubbles were painted with acrylic paint and edged with Inca Gold. 


I am really loving My Minds Eye's Essentials Alphas at the moment. Along with the fabulous alphas there are some lovely words and quotes.


The tag is a Inkssentials manila tag coloured with Inca Gold.
For a little extra sparkle I finished off with a few gold sequins.


The Flair button is from My Minds Eye Jubilee collection as is the gorgeous papers, who says you can't have a few flowers on a male layout!! lol!

So that is it from me :) 
Thank-you for stopping by have a wonderful weekend whatever you are up to :)
Michele :)

Friday, 6 March 2015

C4E Recipe Challenge #216 ~ Anything But A Card


Good Morning :)
Have you had a good week? 
It's been busy here getting ready for this months C4E crop and workshops if you would like to join us the details can be found in the menu bar at the top of\ the page.

Well it's Friday again and time for a new challenge at Crafts 4 Eternity :)
This weeks challenge is ...

ANYTHING BUT A CARD

We would like you to share any project, any theme as long as it is NOT a card.
It's my turn to sponsor the challenge and I am offering one randomly selected winner a choice of 3 Digital Stamps from the C4E Collection.

This week we welcome another new DT memeber, Kefa joins us this week and is sharing a fabulous box as her first project. There is lots of lovely DT inspiration this week, layouts, sweet jars allsorts!

Join us HERE for the challenge and gorgeous DT inspiration.
I will be back tomorrow with my DT project.
Have a fab Friday!
Thanks for stopping by
Michele :)

Saturday, 28 February 2015

Emboss It! Mixed Media Card


Good morning :)
As promised I am back today with my DT card for this weeks C4E Recipe challenge.
All the details, entry and inspiration can be found HERE.


I have to admit I don't seem to get on with my heat tools! I have two and I always worry I'm going to overheat the piece and start a fire lol! But for my card this week I dug out the embossing powders and had a go :) 


I love the effect of heat embossing but I am a real wimp over the process lol!
I have added gold embossing powder over a text stamp and some rough gold edging to my card.
I then painted over with Distress ink.



The flower cluster has some watch parts tucked in to it along with die cut leaves, cotton thread, cheesecloth and Prima trim.




That's all from me today I hope you will join us this week :)
Have a fabulous weekend thanks for stopping by

Michele :)

Friday, 27 February 2015

C4E Recipe Challenge #215 ~ Emboss it!

Good Morning :)
The sun is shinning this morning and we have a new challenge at Crafts 4 Eternity :)

EMBOSS IT!

This week we would like you to share projects which feature some embossing (heat or dry).
Our lovely sponsor this week is Stamping All Day who are kindly offering one randomly selected winner 3 downloads from their fabulous collection!
As always there is fabulous inspiration from the talented C4E girls and a new member this week too!
All the details, entry and inspiration can be found

 HERE.

I will be back tomorrow with my DT card for this challenge :)
Have a lovely day thanks for stopping by
Michele :)

Saturday, 21 February 2015

Bokeh Card


Good Morning :)
As promised I am back with my DT project for this weeks C4E Recipe Challenge.


My card uses a fabulous technique called BOKEH. It's a photography term which describes the effect you get when areas of the photo are out of focus. You see it a lot when you take photos of lights. 


I used Distress reinkers and a white ink pad to create the Bokeh effect on watercolour paper.


The large sentiment in the center has been heat embossed with matt black embossing powder.


To finish I added a few sequins.
The technique seems to work best with darker colours, I tried a pale pink one which was pretty but the Bokeh effect was not clear.

Over to you now :)
Share your Circle projects with us HERE.
Have a great weekend thanks for stopping by

Michele :)

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