Hi all. A new challenge is up at Southern Girls Challenge Blog. It's an ANYTHING GOES challenge. So I'm hoping to see you all there with your projects.
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I printed the image onto some watercolour paper and used my Zig Clean Color Brush Makers to colour her in. I then die cut with a Spellbinders Oval die. Next step was to add some texture to my card base with a stencil and some texture paste. Once it dried I used some Victorian Velvet distress ink to sponge the card. I then layered it onto some dark purple card and onto a soft lilac card base. I added some punched flowers topped with some pearls. I haven't added a sentiment as yet.
So with a ANYTHING GOES theme there's lots of scope to join us.
First up was a technique using the back of a sentiment stamp to colour block.
I used the back of the Kaisercraft stamp and a rainbow of Memento inks to make the base. Stamped in sentiment and added some punched stars and sequins.
My second card used a Double stenciling technique.
My first stencil was a MFT Houndstooth inked up with Tea Dye ink. I only sponged a little bit of the stencil. Over top of this I sponged some Weathered Wood ink and a Hero Arts stencil (Leaf and Flourish) The sentiment is from Winnie & Walter. I had to channel my inner Catherine as I got a smudge on it. So out came the Sequin stamp set from Winnie & Walter and I stamped some black sequins and stars.
I've done one more card inspired by the class - but you'll have to wait a week or so to see when I post of A2Z Scrapbooking on the 6th August!
If you haven't joined Catherine's Craftsy class I can highly recommend it! You can get it HERE.
I'm back to share some more photos of our holiday. After Prague we caught the train to Vienna. We had 5 nights here with our friends. Our apartment was very modern - not to far from Prater rail station and the oldest fairground in Europe. Vienna is full of palaces, museums, art galleries and of course has the Danube flowing through it...
As you can see lots of walking was done and we even had time to go for a cruise on the Danube (thanks to hubby skippering a little boat) and then a bit of a swim as well. We went and saw the paintings at the Belvedere Palace, including the Klimt exhibition. We bought a print of the Woman in Gold and carefully carried it all the way home in a tube! And the picture of the swing thing.... that's Peter and me up there!
Hope I'm not boring you with all my photos... it's nice to share.
Our challenge this month is Clean and Simple....Clean and Simple doesn't always mean lots of white space... how about a bit of soft colour!
I took the sentiment from this set.
and gold embossed it. I then used my new Zig Clean Colour Real Brush
pens to add some soft watercolour to the background. My butterflies
are from this digi kit
I printed the butterfly twice onto some watercolour paper that had the
same soft colours as my background. I fussy cut and added them one on
top of the other. Finished with some bright pink gems.
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I have to say Prague was a big favourite spot on our trip. I JUST loved this city. There was simply so much to see and do. We were there for five nights, staying in an apartment that our friend Michael booked. It was over the castle side of the river but only a few minutes walk to the river and about 10 minutes walk to the Town Square. So here a a few of the hundreds of photos I took!
We walked and walked and walked... visited the Prague Castle, Town Square, Wenceslas Square, The Jewish Cemetery and memorials, visited Terezin Concentration Camp and even went to the Opera. One evening we took the Funicular up the hill and walked back down. Had lots of wonderful meals, stopped for beers and even had a meal at a beer hall - an experience not to be missed!
Off today to catch up with my son and his fiance, so looking forward to that. Oh and doing some DT work! enjoying creating again after the break. Albeit, some simple cards. Mojo is still a bit jet lag!
Hi there crafters. I'm filling in for Char,( who is struggling with computer issues) over at A2Z Scrapbooking.
Our challenge this month is CAS (Clean and Simple). Here's my card to inspire you to join us.
I have used couple of older Hero Arts sets for this card. The open flower from Night And Day Flowers
was stamped and clear embossed before being coloured with Zig Clean
Colour Real Brush pens and an aqua brush. (Note: This popular Stamp
set is currently Out of Stock at a2z Scrapbooking, however you can
CUSTOM Order it in the Store. Just click on the REQUEST CUSTOM ORDER
form on the store HOME Page! This goes for pretty much ANY Hero Arts
products that is still available. If you can’t find it in the store,
please feel free to ask! ) The sentiment is from Find Joy CL497
(discontinued) was gold embossed.
Remember if you are in need of any items from the a2z Scrapbooking store you can use code Dawn15 at checkout to receive 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. (before tax and shipping) And don’t forget that we are on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Follow us on these different social media outlets so you won’t miss out on any fun promotions!
Do come and join us with your CAS projects. We really love having you play along with us.
I thought I'd share a few photos from our trip to Middle Europe. I took over 900 photos on my camera, over 250 on my iPhone and a few on my tablet. So it's been hard to choice a few!
We started our trip with a 12hr flight from Auckland to Singapore. As were arrived at 6.00am and the next leg would have been at 11.pm we decided to add an extra day and stay overnight. This gave us almost two days to spend some time enjoying the sights and sounds of Singapore. Here are a few pics of how we spend the time there.
We spend some time at Gardens by the Seas which was simply fabulous. We also visited Raffles and had a Gin Sling there. Chinatown was also visited where we went into a Buddest Temple. We had our evening meal at the little vendors at Chinatown and then went to the bar on top of the amazing boat shaped building. Our hotel had a great swimming pool on it's roof and we were impressed they let us use it, even after we had checked out. We were able to store our luggage there and then used the pool before heading out to the airport.
Feeling really jet lagged tonight. It was the first day back at work and although I managed a full 7hrs 35minutes, I'm nearly asleep now at 8.15pm. Am trying hard to stay awake for another half and hour at least, else I'll be awake too early.
Hi there.... I'm back in winter now after three fabulous weeks celebrating Summer in Europe... more about that later when I sort the photos out.
Over at Die Cut Divas, I've shared a card I made to Celebrate Summer
Our sponsor is DiesRUs - they have heaps of dies. I've used a Memory Box die (Gardenia) cut with gold card stock. I then painted with Koh-I-Noor paints. The sentiment is from Winnie & Walter. Finished with a punched butterfly and a few dots of glossy accents on the flower.