Sunday, 8 February 2009

Inchies and twinchies

Lynn [Glitter Monkey] lured me into a new challenge run by the Dutch Small World of Inchies blog - inchies and twinchies. As the name implies, inchies are 1" x 1", and twinchies 2" x 2". The theme is 'Pink' and my submission is an inchie on a twinchie!

Lacking in inspiration for something so small I decided to incorporate a sketch from Di Hickman's February challenge, and what a challenge it was! The most difficult part was finding things that were to the correct scale, and wouldn't swamp the tiny pieces of cardstock.

Thanks for looking,

Saturday, 7 February 2009

Oriental challenge

Another challenge - this time my first Daring Cardmakers. The challenge was for an Oriental card without using red or black. All the embossing is in gold, although the scan makes it look black in parts. The Sakura pens that coloured the geisha are turquoise, orange and brown.

Thanks for looking.

Thursday, 5 February 2009

My first sketch challenge

As I was taking a wander around my favourite blogs this morning I noticed a sketch challenge on A Spoonful of Sugar that appealed to me, so here is my effort.

The papers are from Joanna Sheen's latest CD, Cottage Gardens; the stamp is coloured with Sakura pens.

Thanks for looking,

Sunday, 4 January 2009

Seaside lighthouse scene

This stamp was an eBay purchase last week, and is by SonLight Impressions. After making a dreadful mess of colouring my first attempts I scrapped them and started again, keeping it simple!

I used my new-ish Colorbox Cat's Eyes Queue Inkpads for the first time and really like the colours in the collection. Unfortunately, the colour names are obscured by the ink below, so I've no idea what this one is called! The paper is one of the Day At The Beach scrapbook papers by Carol Wilson.

The lower stamp is Through the Storm by Stamps Happen, but I omitted the words as they didn't fit with the card theme.

I seem to be getting better at the actual stamping lark, but embossing and colouring need a lot more practice!