Sunday, 28 April 2013

Simply Betty Stamps- April Challenge

The Elaine image for this month's Simply Betty Stamps Challenge gave me a chance to practise colouring in folds in fabric- something I am still working on. The challenge asked for both swirls and ribbon to be incorporated into the finished piece.
I also wanted to have a go at colouring using shades of one colour as well as using many colours.
The papers used were from the Timeless range by Kaiser Craft. I won this as part of a door prize at a recent scrap camp!

Thursday, 4 April 2013

Simply Betty's March Challenge

I loved using the image of Medusa as the digi stamp challenge for the month. There were so many great entries that I am keen to colour more of these images using different colours. I have also seen some great dies that I will hopefully be able to find at next month's craft show. Here is my entry in the challenge. The inside of the card reads But it's your birthday! Have a great day.
I was trying to stay in the Medusa theme as all who looked at her would turn to stone.
The Wizard of Oz freebie for Betty's fan group reaching 500 members was heaps of fun to colour. Any chance to break out the Stickles can't be missed. I managed to find an embossing folder that resembled the Yellow Brick Road, too!

March Madness

March was a hectic month and somehow I didn't manage to get time to blog but... I did have time to do quite a bit of crafting. The cards above are two that I completed for Simply Betty Stamps Fan Group. I asked for the boy image for the monthly challenge as I had not coloured any of these before.
This month I have been working at getting the folds in the fabric using my Copics.  I really loved these Easter images.

My addiction for ATCs continues. The first one was for a swap based on Mythological Creatures with the technique of using paint in the background. I chose a vampire and was lucky enough to find some little fang charms to attach. The tulle around the image was zapped with a heat gun.

If anyone knows a way to turn around a picture in a blog entry let me know because I have tried to rotate this before I save it in my images and on this entry to no avail- even got the kids to give it a go!!!!! GRRRrrrrr!
You are just going to have to turn your head sideways on this one, guys.
My next card was for a swap with the theme of pigs. I used a Tim Holtz wood background stamp, Goosebumps to put some speckles on the wood and then went over the background using Distress Ink. The banner is made using washi tape and I stitched a button on.
Last weekend, I completed another class with the very talented Linda Balldock. We made art dolls and I decided to turn mine into a Day of the Dead doll.
 I love all the patterns and designs on their faces. I did mine using acrylic paint and then added details using a black Sharpie and my Copics. What do you think?