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Sunday, 2 May 2021

Beautiful blooms at Stamping Sensations


It's time for a new challenge at Stamping Sensations, and what could be better for May than Beautiful Blooms.  This month we are sponsored by Chocolate Baroque who are offering one lucky random winner the choice of an A4 stamp or stamps to the value of £25.

I've used Freesia Blueprint on  shaving foam backgrounds, with some random stamping on the base layer.  My image was coloured with Distress inks.

The rest of the Design Team have some wonderful inspiration for you, so please pop over to the main blog, where you will also find all the challenge details.

I am joining in with the challenge at Allsorts, where the theme this week is Spring Blossoms

Enjoy the rest of the Bank Holiday weekend.
Avril xx

 





Tuesday, 27 April 2021

Inspired by a Song at Try it on Tuesday

 



The new challenge at Try it on Tuesday is Inspired by a Song and I think you'll guess the song that inspired my journal page,  'Imagine'  by John Lennon.
I always think 'Freya' is such a dreamy image and I can just imagine her sitting in the garden surrounded by flowers lost in her daydream.  I've used a blend of soft colours through and ALL&Creat stencil after masking off the flowers and Freya. 

The rest of the Design Team have been very creative with their songs, so please pop over to the main blog for all the details.

I am also joining in over a Art Journal Journey where this months theme is Inspired By which had been picked by Eileen and is now hosted by Erika and Chris in her memory.

Thanks for calling in, I do appreciate it, especially as I must be the worst blogger, but a tiny girl and boy are such a joy to be around and I'm more than willing to be a 'hands on' Grandma helping out even if it doesn't leave much 'free' time.
Avril xx



Sunday, 18 April 2021

Mid Month Fantasy and Magical at Stamping Sensations

 



It's mid month for the Fantasy and Magical challenge at Stamping Sensations and be Creative are our sponsors this month with a £25 store voucher for one lucky random winner.

For my card I built up my background first, masking off my moon before inking my sky and distant hills.  My fairy  'Freya' was stamped with Onyx Black Versafine ink, as were the tree branches, mushrooms and grasses.  I used WOW Vintage Amethyst Embossing Glitter for the sentiment and stars.

The rest of the Design Team have as always, some fabulous inspiration for you, so please visit the main blog where you will also find all the challenge details.

Have a great day, 
Avril xx

Tuesday, 13 April 2021

Make a Rainbow at Try it on Tuesday

 

We're making Rainbows at Try it on Tuesday this fortnight, don't know about you, but I love to see a Rainbow - although I'd like to find the pot of gold at the end much better!

I made a journal page and started with my rainbow using Distress inks before stamping this Inkylicious Banksy girl along with a sentiment and those 'raindrops' that now look like snails, also from Inkylicious.

The rest of the team have some wonderful inspiration for you, so please pop over to the main blog for all the details.

I am going to join in a Art Journal Journey where this months theme is Inspire which was picked by Eileen from The Artful Crafter's Blog, but sadly she passed away shortly after heart surgery last month, she will be greatly missed.  My page was inspired by my love of rainbows.

A short post as I'm trying to do some catching up on my day off from 'Grandma duties'

Thanks for calling in, have a great day,

Avril xx

Sunday, 4 April 2021

Fantasy and Magical at Stamping Sensations


 The new challenge at Stamping Sensations is Fantasy and Magical and we are sponsored by Be Creative who are offering a £25 store voucher to one lucky winner

I've used a combination of stamps from Inkylicious and magazine freebies and built up a scene around my fairy images.  I must admit, I don't do many 'fairy' cards so it was nice to ink up these neglected images.  The rest of the Design Team have some wonderful inspiration for you, so please visit the main blog to see them and also find out all the challenge details.

Thanks for calling in and I wish you All a Happy Easter however you celebrate it.
Have a lovely weekend,
Avril xx

Tuesday, 30 March 2021

Hello Spring! at Try it on Tuesday


The new challenge at Try it on Tuesday is Hello Spring, and we would love to see what Spring means to you.
For me, I love to see the Spring bulbs coming through and one of my favourites is Fritillary with their checked heads, mine aren't blooming yet, but hopefully they won't be too long.

I've used the AALL&Create Fritillary stamp along with some freebie magazine sentiments.  Fresh greens, blue skies and pink blossom are also my favourite spring colours.

The rest of the DT have some fabulous pieces, so please pop over to the main blog for all the details.

I am also showing this at Art Journal Journey where Sheila's theme is a Single Flower.

Thanks for calling, have a great day,
Avril xx





 

Thursday, 18 March 2021

Monochromatic Mid month inspiration at Stamping Sensations.



Monochromatic - using only one colour, is the theme this month at Stamping Sensations and as I opted for Black on White initially, I decided on a slightly more colourful version this time.
I used Rose Red Brushos, sprinkled lightly before spritzing with water.  My AALL&Create poppy was stamped with Aged Mahogany Distress ink and heat set with clear EP.  I did think about using the Brushos and water to colour the petals, but quite liked the CAS look.

Not much crafting time has left me with a lack of inspiration, but "while the iron's hot" so they say - I also though about using my Visible Image flower in a very CAS style.  Stamped the flower and sentiment with Adirondack Denim and heat set with clear EP, before using  Peacock Feathers DI to colour.

The rest of the Design Team have some wonderful inspiration for you, so please pop over to the main blog, where you will also find all the challenge details.

Thanks for calling in,
Avril x