Thursday, June 29, 2017

Layout: such a lovely lady

I admit it - I sometimes scrap the same photo a couple of times because I love it so much!  This photo is just gorgeous, and the lady is a very special one to me - my nanna!  Isn't she a stunner!

Layout recipe:
Cardstock: Very Vanilla and Whisper White, Baked Brown Sugar, Certainly Celery
(Stampin' Up!)
Stamps: Vintage Roses (Altenew)
Inks: Sweet Sugarplum & Blushing Bride (Stampin' Up!), Frayed Leaf & Forest Glades (Altenew)
Dies: "lovely" (Heidi Swapp), So detailed thinlets (Stampin' Up!)
Other: various sprays (Lindy's Gang), paper doily (Stampin' Up!), letter stickers (Kaisercraft), sticky pearls (Stampin' Up!), chipboard circle (unknown, possibly WOW), white acrylic paint, stencil (Theresa Collins), texture paste (Theresa Collins)

I'd like to enter this into the June sketch challenge at Scrap The Girls:

Thanks for visiting my blog today!!

OMM xo

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

I love you because...

It's cold and wet outside which means perfect crafting weather! This week I have been inspired by the current Altenew card challenge which is a picture inspo challenge:

The DT asked us to be inspired by the arrangement, colours, texture or other element of the photograph, and the name of the challenge is 'white on white focal point'.  The white on white part had me stumped for a bit.  I played with embossing, illuminate ink, and various off-white inks and cards before settling on soft champagne-coloured roses achieved using Antique Linen distress ink.  The flowers and leaves are stamped from Amazing You from Altenew. The soft colouring was achieved using sponging with the same ink as the outline.

The finished card is below: 


I am completely in love with this stamp set and have so many ideas to use it!

Card recipe:
Stamps: Amazing You (Altenew) (plus I think a few leaves snuck in from my stamping frenzy of Vintage Roses earlier LOL)
Ink: Antique Linen distress ink (Ranger), Purple Wine, Forest Glades, Sapphire (Altenew), Crumb Cake (Stampin' Up!)
Cardstock: Whisper White (Stampin' Up!)
Dies: stitched rectangles (Paper Roses)
Other: sponge, precision stamping tool, 3D tape and adhesive.

Challenges entered:
Altenew June 2017 inspiration challenge (see picture above)
Addicted to Stamps and More Make your mark (sponging)

Thank you for visiting x