Saturday, October 25, 2014

Get Sketchy challenge

My dear friend, Betty Keefe, directed my attention to a sketch challenge, which can be found here,  and this particular sort of sketch always motivates me to join in. So, I created something for the season with my Hero Arts stamps and a sentiment from Clearly Besotted which came free with some other stamps I ordered.
 


And here is the sketch:


Have a lovely weekend!
Jacqueline

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Playing with the Paper Players #215

The challenge which is a sketch with inchies can be found here. Love these sketches.



My card is made up of scraps and I always love putting them to good use. An inchie card in any shape of size helps you do just that!
Thanks to Sandy from the Paper Players.

Jacqueline

Monday, July 28, 2014

Mixed size grid

Another design to add to the growing ways to make a grid card is to mix big with small squares, like this:
 

 The biggest square is in the middle. This has to be adhered after the four small squares have been fitted onto the card on each side otherwise it is difficult to get it in the middle.


 This pink one has been made in the same design as the blue one.

 This is where I keep all my punched out scraps so that they are ready to use and easy to find! 
In the top drawer I have butterflies, then the next three drawers have square inchies in three different sizes and the fifth drawer has banners and strips of patterned paper which I could use on any card or project that needs it, at any time. 

Thanks for your visit.
Jacqueline


Friday, June 6, 2014

Home Decor

It was a treat to find some very cheap frames which I liked at the local Aldi Supermarket. I couldn't believe it. So I got some to alter and decorate our house with.



These punched out butterflies are the colors of our Living Room. I also have a frame in white, which has the same color butterflies. I have hung them next to each other on the wall.

Hope this gives you some ideas.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Scrap Card

Haven't been here in a month, so way time to update this blog. I have changed the title and added 'Scrap' cards. Fact is, I love creating with snippets of paper that I keep in my Paper trays.



The die-cut bird was paper pieced - the smallest pieces of paper that were big enough to line up to cover the bird were used. The flowers are from a Collage stamp from Hero Arts and I stamped six on the same paper strips that coordinated with the bird. I stamped some faux stitching in the corners as I thought it suited this style of card.


Thursday, April 24, 2014

My latest Home Decor grid

I made this a while back. I love mixing and matching colors and patterns in paper style to form a big puzzle. I look at every piece and if my instinct says it shouldn't be there, I will replace it before I glue the pieces to my backing sheet. The size is A4 which is 11.5 x 8 inches.


I mixed greens with turquoise and brown together with neutrals.
Have a creative week!
Jacqueline

Friday, April 4, 2014

Same stamp - different design

I have already shared these cards over on my other blog - the Craft Nest, so this is just a post to put them on the blog they really belong in.

This is a discovery which came about quite by accident. Look at the following two pictures.


The first one is a card project I made on a watercolor paper panel with distress inks (see 'One').
I didn't like it but as you know I never throw anything away, I put it to one side for a future grid project. Then I thought I could stamp over the top of it with this solid background stamp and get a different effect. So I inked it up with Old paper distress and stamped over the top but the result was not to be desired. I noticed I still  had ink on my stamp so stamped it again onto a regular piece of beige cardstock (see 'Two'). And what did I notice - I had picked up the ink from the watercolor paper panel  which gave me a nice effect. So instead of inking the paper, the paper inks your stamp!



This is a card I made using this technique and the above watercolor panel. I sprayed my stamp with water and let the paper ink my stamp up. Lovely to use all those small stamps that hardly get used, too. I think that this works best with a shadow stamp of some kind.


This is my second card with this stamp. No technique here. This is for the Birthday challenge over on the Hero Arts Blog.

Have a lovely weekend and thank you so much for your visit!
Jacqueline