Friday, 29 May 2009
This weeks challenge is to use more than one stamped image. I have used Tilda and cupcake, both sitting and resting on a bench (technically 3 images, but hopefully that is ok, too!) I have used copic markers to colour, and have backed the ATC with PM creative tones papers edged with co-ordinating ink. Hope you like my efforts, and thanks for looking. If you would like to have a look at the challenge, you can take a look here
Posted by Smudgemakes at 14:19
Tuesday, 26 May 2009
This weeks challenge over on the Sugar bowl is a sketch and a challenge to use pearls. I have inked up one of my gorjuss girls with Versacolour ink and coloured with copic and promarkers. I have used a Banana Frog stamp for the sentiment, inked up with different coloured inks and embossed. I have used PM Creative Tones papers, have stitched and distressed the edges, used a strip of embossed mirror card and have hand stitched the corner of gorjuss girl. I have added pearl seed beads to the corner and a pearl stone to the hair. Hope you like my efforts and thank you for looking.
Posted by Smudgemakes at 05:33
This weeks challenge here is to use no backing papers and just stamping to keep things simple! I have used a snowflake stamp in different colours to create a background and added some bling with different coloured stickles glitter glues. Then, I have stamped the snowmen onto acetate using Stazon and have stickled and coloured certain areas for interest. Finally, I have stuck the acetate over the card and added some silver fibres! Hope you like my effort! Thanks for looking!
Thursday, 21 May 2009
This week, over on Tilda & Friends Challenge is to create your own background. I have used 3 different shades of ink to make a blended background, edged the ATC with the darkest green ink, stamped a coordinated border and embossed the whole thing. I have used some rub ons for the word 'shop' and I have made a faux button threaded with some ribbon, and coloured one of my new Miss Anya stamps with polychromos pencils! Hope you like my efforts, and thanks for looking!
Wednesday, 20 May 2009
Not blogged for a bit, seem to be spending time fighting with our pc as it keeps crashing when trying to use photo software to create a photo cd! AAHH!!
Anyway, last weeks sketch by Claudia Rose at Friday sketchers was fab, and I have used one of my new (and how excited am I???!!!) Miss Anya stamps! I have coloured her using polychromos pencils. The paper is PM creative tones and with a matching strip inside, I have used glitter borders and some flowers and brads from stash. Thanks for looking!
Posted by Smudgemakes at 00:21
Sunday, 10 May 2009
Not for a sketch challenge, this one, but I thought I would pop this on as I am quite pleased with how it turned out. Have used nestabilities to cut out the scalloped ovals and have used a forever friends stamp coloured with polychromos pencils. Matching flower and brads from stash and some K&Co rub ons - am going to send this off to a magazine for a competition to win a trip round the forever friends design offices! It's worth a shot! Thanks for looking!
Posted by Smudgemakes at 08:50
This week over on Tilda & Friends ATC challenge, was to include flowers etc, so I have used flower paper from PM creative tones range, and a flower from my stash, I have coloured Tilda to match with polychromos pencils and sat her on the edge!
I have also used my ATC to create a card which I am using to cover the challenges on Friday Sketchers and Just Magnolia. The Just Magnolia challenge this week was to use some stitching. I have hand stitched the ATC behind Tilda and added some beads for effect. The lovely sketch this week on Friday Sketchers is by Carole. I have used PM creative tones papers here also and added my atc for the image in the centre.
I would welcome your comments - thank you for looking.
Posted by Smudgemakes at 08:36
Wednesday, 6 May 2009
I have made a quick card today, in time for a birthday tomorrow! And for once, I haven't used a sketch! I have stamped and coloured one of my new gorjuss girls with polychromos pencils, I have used some K & Co paper for the background, mounted on textured gold card, and added a brad and paper flower from stash! I quite like to do these simple ones now and again!
Posted by Smudgemakes at 13:56
Sunday, 3 May 2009
Well, I know I am probably a bit ahead of myself, but I have just made a christmas card for the sketch challenge over on the Creative Inspiration challenge here I have used DCWV christmas wishes papers and Tilda has been stamped and coloured with polychromos pencils and copic markers. The sentiment is a see through sticker. Here is hoping that everybody else is enjoying the sunshine!
Posted by Smudgemakes at 04:00
Saturday, 2 May 2009
I've not blogged for a while! Had a great weekend in London last week, sightseeing, as my dh got a 'no' from marathon entry, and since our return, have been a bit slow in getting back in the craft room! I have had a go at making my first ATC - this week's theme over on Tilda and friends is to use something torn on your ATC. I have used a Gorjuss girl with teddy, paper pieced the dress to match the torn background, added some faux stitching to the edge of the torn paper, and a rub on and handcut flower! Gorjuss Girl and teddy coloured using copic markers. Hope you like it! Have a look here
Posted by Smudgemakes at 12:46