Monday, February 16, 2009

Makeesha Byl Inspiration Challenge #4

This afternoon I have undertaken to make the UStamp Card Holder and a Matching Card and utilise Makeesha Byl's Inspiration Colour Challenge.

Stamp Set: Eastern Blooms
Ink: Bashful Blue
Card: Whisper White, Bashful Blue, Brocade Blue, Summer Picnic Designer Series Paper
Accessories: Brocade Blue 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon

Stamp Set: Warmest Regards
Ink: StazOn Jet Black
Card: Soft Sky Textured, Bashful Blue, Brocade Blue, Summer Picnic Designer Series Paper
Accessories: Blue Button, Silver Cord, 1 1/4" Square Punch

Saturday, February 14, 2009

UStamp Treasure Box

Makeesha Byl is the Australian Demonstrator with UStamp and she provided this lovely treasure box complete with instructions earlier this week and it was a must for me to try out. It looked complicated but in the end it was quiet easy to put together just took a little time.

Stamp Set: Always
Ink: Bayou Blue
Card: Whisper White, Soft Sky Textured, Wintergreen Designer Series Paper
Accessories: Blue/Green 1" Satin Ribbon, White & Blue Flowers, Green Rhinestone Brad

Friday, February 13, 2009

Sketch Saturday #37

I had the day off work today so I had time to stamp, the ironing will have to wait until tomorrow. I participated in the Sketch Saturday challenge, I liked this sketch and I thought I'd better do it this afternoon as it would be closing tomorrow. It did take me a little while to complete as it has so many layers.

Stamp Set: Eastern Blooms
Ink: River Rock, Tempting Turquoise, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie
Card: Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise, Taken with Teal, Old Olive, River Rock Textured, Bail Breeze Designer Series Paper
Accessories: Silver Flower Brads, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter

Kristina Werner Colour Inspiration #41

I used the split negative technique learned from UStamp to complete this card for Kristina's colour challenge this week. I have used the other half of the embossed image to create another card. (I don't have white and black embossing powder which was demonstrated so I used silver.)

Stamp Set: Baroque Motifs
Ink: Real Red, VersaMark
Card: Real Red, Basic Black, Basic Grey, Whisper White
Accessories: Real Red Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Silver Embossing Powder, Red Rhinestone Brad, Scallop Circle Punch

Stamp Set: Baroque Motifs, Eastern Blooms
Ink: Real Red, Tempting Turquoise, VersaMark
Card: Real Red, Basic Black, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White
Accessories: Silver Embossing Powder, Blue Rhinestone Brad, Photo Corners Punch

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

UStamp - Split Negative Technique

I am participating in the UStamp and have just learnt about the split negative technique unfortunately I don't have black embossing powder so I had to use gold for both sides instead of the traditional black and white.

Stamp Set: From the Garden
Ink: VersaMark
Card: Groovy Guava, River Rock, Basic Black

Stamp Set: From the Garden
Ink: VersaMark
Card: Groovy Guava, River Rock, Basic Black
Accessories: River Rock Double-Stitched Ribbon

Monday, February 9, 2009

Victorian Bushfires...Please help them if you can

It is just so terrible with the death toll has reached 127 people to date have perished in the Victorian Bushfires. It's just so sad for the many families of these people with over 800 homes burnt to the ground.
I have just been online to donate to the Australian Red Cross who are helping these people, and if you reading my blog please help these people either with your thoughts and prayers or even donating to this cause.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Inkspirations Colour Challenge #4

Yesterday was very hot in Adelaide as described in my last post however Melbourne's country areas suffered major fires and to date 35 people have perished and they expect this to rise once they have been able to access the homes. South Australia's country fire service are on there way to help fight these fires as we have received a welcomed cool change here. I have lived in the Adelaide Hills all my life and witnessed the distruction of the Ash Wednesday fires back in the 80's so I understand how frightening this time is preparing to vacate your home, fortunately for my family in the end our home was not threatened but I know you are always ready during the summer time. My thoughts and prayers and with families and friends that are effected by this horrific situation which they think have been lit be suspected arsonists.

Well back to stamping, I have created a card for Makeesha's colour challenge. I had a little trouble getting the wording straight as I tried it twice without a lot of success but gave up as I did not want to waste the card.

Stamp Set: Congrats, Wanted
Ink: Rose Red, Sage Shadow
Card: Regal Rose, Sage Shadow, Whisper White
Accessories: White & Pink Flowers, Pink Rhinestone Brads, Scallop Edge Punch

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Mojo Monday #72

Another hot and very windy day in Adelaide, but I decided to pull out some stamping gear into my lounge room floor to create a card for the Mojo Monday challenge. As I have been back to work and then with the last couple of weeks of 40+ I have not had the time or the inspiration to make any cards. There is a cool change coming later today and it will only be 25ish tomorrow so that will be fantastic but we need to get rid of all the dust in the air as we have had really bad gusty north winds with total fire bands and very high risk fire danger. Here is a photo looking towards Mount Lofty taken this morning, but it does not show how red the air was with top soil from up north.

Stamp Set: For a Friend, Wild Rose, Botanical Blooms
Ink: Purely Pomegranate
Card: Whisper White, Pink, Rose Red Designer Series Paper
Accessories: Purely Pomegranate 1" Satin Ribbon, Scallop Edge Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Wild Rose

I have just remembered that I never posted this card that I made for a friend for her to give to one of her friends, whilst we were having a stamping afternoon at my house.

Stamp Set: Wild Rose, Sincere Salutations
Ink: Purely Pomegranate, Glorious Green, Old Olive
Card: Whisper White, Regal Rose, Rose Red, Glorious Green
Accessories: Scallop Edge Punch