Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Gerda Steiner Designs Monthly Challenge

Merry Aussie Christmas

This month it's all about Christmas and as we have hot sunny weather down here in Australia I went with an outback Aussie look. Gum trees, blue skies and red earth is the backdrop for this Christmas pup. The gum tree and fence are from Make it Crafty Outback scene set and the puppy this months freebie from Gerda Steiner Designs that I made into this scene. The gum leaves are from Stamp-it that I coloured and then fussy cut. The image was coloured with copics and then mounted onto a brown mat. I adhered a sheet of designer paper from kaiser 61/2 inch Base Coat paper pad to the card base then the image on top. Have left it to the last minute as usual but still have time to upload.


Puppy: E42,44,W10.
Hat: R24,46,C0,3,5.
Present: BG10,11,15,23, Black Multi Liner 0.1 
Tree: E71,74,77,YG61,63,67.
Fence: W5,7,9.
Ground: E13,YR14,18,21.
Grass: G46,YG94.99.
Leaves: YG61,63,97.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Outlawz Freebie Monthly Challenge

Micemas Post

This month the freebie is this adorable image from Di's Digis. I have a few of these cute critters and they are a joy to colour. I used copics and then went around the edges with broken china and pumice stone distress inks. The sentiment is from Penny Blacks The Wonder set. The panel was then adhered to black cardstock and onto blue PP from the Echo Park 6 x 6 Season's Greetings pack that I added some white organza ribbon and silver cord to before adhering it to a black card base. Added some Wink of Stella for some shine and another Christmas card done.


Mice: E40,51,53,55,R20,W1.
Santa Hat: R37,59,B000,01,C0.
Post Box: R14,27,29,46,N1,3,5,7,E41,44,47,49.
Snow: C0,N1,3,5.
Letters; E40,B14.
Presents: YG05,07,YR21,23.
Black Multi liner 0.3.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Outlawz Monthly Freebie Progressive Challenge

Juggling Tiger

This months image is from Gerda Steiner and is this cute image called juggling tiger. Gerda has an amazing range of cute animals in both stamps and digis and they are so easy to colour. I used copics for all of the colouring except the sky. I masked the images with masking liquid and then blended with tumbled glass and stormy sky distress inks. I find I usually get a nice smooth blend if I just take my time. The stump is an old stamp from Whiff of Joy which had only one flower so I stamped 4 more then fussy cut them out and added for some dimension. I finished by adding glossy accents to the balls and the tigers nose after I mounted the coloured panel onto dark blue then a lighter blue card base. The sentiment is computer generated.


Tiger: YR00,02,04,18,E43,49.
Balls: BG23,R46,Y18.YR68,BY02.
Stump: E41,43,44,47.
Grass & Leaves: YG21,23,25.
Flowers: Y04,08,E07.

Monthly ACTSA 1-4-1 Artist Trading Card Swap

The Swinging 60's

This month the theme is all about the 60's and this girl fits perfectly. Love the flower patterned dress and those long white boots. I can relate so well to that time and I had a pair of boots just like these. The image is melody from Make it Crafty and after colouring her with copics, fussy cut her out and  adhered her to the base with mounting tape. Had fun with the base and love the way it turned out. First I used scrunched up cling wrap dipped in Jo Sonja pale gold acrylic paint and daubed over a white card 21/2 x 31/2 leaving lots of white space. Next just picked some bright distress inks and blended them over the card. Hard to see the gold shining through but it looks great. Decided it needed some stencils but used a translucent paste instead of white and love the subtle finish. The title was computer generated and the black makes it pop against the bright colours.


Skin & eyes: E00,01,13,R20,B12.
Hair: E40,41,42,44.
Dress & Headband: B00,01,24,26 & white gel pen.
Boots: C0,1,3,5.
Cushion: YR00,02,04.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Gerda Steiner Monthly Digi Challenge

Brrr... Cold Hedgehog

The freebie image this month for the challenge is this adorable hedgehog and I enjoyed making him look cold. I kept the card fairly simple by masking the image to colour that large moon with squeezed lemonade, spiced marmalade and a touch of  faded jeans distress inks. Next I masked the moon and used faded jeans and chipped sapphire distress inks for the sky and flicked on some water droplets for contrast. For the image and grass I used copics and drew in some extra grass as it looked to plain.
The Brrr... was cut out from and old cuttlebug alphabet set three times and glued together to give some added dimension. Edged the image with chipped sapphire before adhering it to some orange card then onto a blue card base.


Hedgehog Hair: E13,17,19,29,37.
Body: E70,71,77,W1.
Scarf: BG0000,11,15.
Pumpkins: YG97,YR18,21,Y38,E19.
Apple: R12,17,46,Y13.
Pear: G21,24,YR12.
Grass: YG03,61W3,5.Black Multi Liner.

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Just playing with distress inks

Winter Trees

Friday was such a wet miserable day so had lots of time to have a play with my distress inks.  Made a few panels and decided to stamp some winter trees to match the day and these two are my favourites. The colours on the first one are twisted citron, mustard seed and spiced marmalade and the tree is from Darkroom Door appropriately called Winter Tree. The second card combo is peeled paint, tumbled glass, stormy sky and faded jeans and the stamp is Silhouette Oak Tree by Sheena Douglass. Nice and simple cards and helped pass a miserable wet day.

Friday, September 30, 2016

Gerda Steiner Designs Monthly Challenge

Parachute Piggy

The Freebie this month is this cute image of a pig parachuting and since I am on a roll this week with Christmas cards it had be a card to add to the pile. I printed the image twice, one for the base panel and one to colour and fussy cut. The base panel was cut to 5 ins and I masked an area at the bottom for the snow bank and used distress inks for the sky. When I was happy with the colour I stamped the tops of the trees from the SU Wonderland set in versafine black ink, removed the mask and added Shaded Lilac to the snow bank. Added snowflakes with MIC Falling Snow background stamp using SU Whisper White ink. Coloured piggy and the parachute with copics, fussy cut them out and adhered them on the card panel. The banner is from SU Hello December and the sentiment is from Papertrey Ink Vintage Ornaments and I used mounting tape to adhere it for some dimension. The panel was then mounted onto a 51/4 in white card base.

The distress inks used Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean, Fade Jeans, Chipped Sapphire and Shaded Lilac.


Piggy: R000,30,32,C1.
Top: G03,05,09.
Harness: W5,7,9.
Glasses: N5,W10.
Parachute: C0,1,R05,09.
Banner: R24.