Thursday 24 November 2011

Rainbow Lady's Challenge #180 Something for the Boys!

This week over at Rainbow Lady's Challenge we would like you to create something for the boys! As we all know, they are the hardest to make cards for. So we would like you to keep them in mind, and create cards, tags, in fact whatever you fancy making!
My card was made from Debbie Moores Stamping Inspirations magazine. Issue 1 is just crammed with boys toys, and just perfect for this weeks challenge. Hope you enjoy this weeks theme, just click on the link on my sidebar to join in. Elizabeth xxx

Wednesday 23 November 2011

Dragons Dream TIO #106 The Da Vinci Code

This week over at dragons Dream TIO Lyn has chosen the film "The Da Vinci Code" to inspire us. I love Leonardo and have serveral books about the great man, but not so many stamps lol!!! I so wanted to do a tag with horses on, but all of mine were far too pretty by Leonardo's standards. So I settled for the Pre Raphaelites theme plate from Non Sequitur, as it has a mixture of buildings and people that fitted the bill. The "Art" meaning is from Stampcamp, another Port Sunlight find. I had a play with pastels to create the background, blending the colours with my fingers, and then heat setting, so I could stamp over the top. I hope you join in our challenge this week, just click on the link on my sidebar to take you there for even more inspiration from my fab team mates. Please remember to include at least one real stamp on your tags! Elizabeth xxx

Thursday 17 November 2011

Thanksgiving at Rainbow Lady's Challenge!

This week at Rainbow Lady's Challenge blog we are celebrating Thanksgiving. I love this stamp from Imagination Crafts and it fits the subject perfectly. The edges are inked in a mix of chipped sapphire, peeled paint and black soot distress inks. I typed out the wording and then die cut it to match the picture, inking around the edges to finish it off.
I hope you pop over and join in this weeks challenge, it's sure to be a popular one! Just click on the logo on my sidebar for a direct link to share your creations. Elizabeth x

Wednesday 16 November 2011

TIO #105

Over at Dragons Dream TIO this week my team mate Silvia has chosen the film "Chinatown" and would like everyone to dream along with us in oriental style.
Have got to confess to having a mojo (less) problem this week, my inky brain seems to be elsewhere lol.
I've used fired brick to ink up my tag, along with black soot to distress the edge. I also used black soot to stamp the Cranes, before adding some white pastel chalk pencil. The Bamboo was heat embossing using the brass sparkle Wow powder, which I know I've said it before, but it's just gorgeous! All of the stamps are from NonSequitur. Hope you feel inspired to join in the challenge this week, just click on the logo on my sidebar for a direct link, and please don't forget to use at least one real stamp! Off to Llandudno now for coffee, cake and gossip!!!! Elizabeth xxx

Wednesday 9 November 2011

TIO #104 Letters to Juliet

This week over at Dragons Dream TIO challenge it's AJ's choice of film with "Letters to Juliet" and me being the old romantic that I am, was instantly transported to Italy, with love letters, romance and roses. No hope for me I know, lol but one day I will get to Italy!
My tag base is TH cardstock and overstamped with a Venician scene from Stampcamp, coloured in with promarkers for a little more shade. The edge of the tag has been inked around using black soot distress ink. The letters are out of an old HOTP ephemera book on travel, and aged with distress inks to blend in. The smaller of the flowers are TH ones with colour added using promarkers, and the larger rose is the new Spellbinder Spiral Blossom One die, it's gorgeous!!!!! No doubt it will be appearing on everything I do over the next few weeks lol. Hope you enjoy this weeks challenge and pop over via the link on my sidebar to join in. Elizabeth x

Wednesday 2 November 2011

TIO #103 Mr Magorium's Wonder Emporium

This week over at Dragons Dream TIO Wanda has chosen the film "Mr Magorium's Wonder Emporium" as our theme. Have to confess to never having heard of this one, so am following the instructions of steampunk! I embossed the base tag with the cogs folder, and then painted it with a gold paint dabber. The stamps I've used are from The Artistic Stamper and were free when I renewed my Craft Stamper subscription earlier this year at Port Sunlight. They are stamped out using brushed corduroy and dusty concord, then a little blending with a wet paintbrush. Please pop over via the link on my sidebar to join in. Elizabeth