Sunday, 12 November 2017

Fun with Challenges


I have been enjoying playing along with challenges in blogland lately and here are a few cards for some which are closing soon!

The cue card at CASology this week is Tiny so I decided to go with a new baby card:

The sweet die is from Memory Box and I inked through a circle of my starry stencil in Picked Raspberry distress oxide in the background to add a bit more interest.  The sentiment is from MFT.  I will also link up at Addicted to CAS where the challenge is Bows.

At Simon Wednesday's Challenge the theme is Snow White so I have painted and embossed one of my large mdf snowflakes with white UTEE to give it a lovely glossy look.  The sentiment banner is from Avery Elle and I also clear embossed some snowflakes from Uniko in the background too - although you may not be able to see them in the photo!

Finally I am linking up at Inkspirational where the word prompt is Trend.  I always think of fashion when I hear that word so have gone with a sketchy catwalk style image from Tim Holtz.  I watercoloured it with some sparkle pens and popped it on top of my stencilled indian flower.  The sentiment is from WPlus9.  I will also link up at Addicted to Stamps where it is Make your Mark week given I used the sparkle pens on my focal image.

I hope you like the vibrant oranges and pinks!
The starry stencil, indian flower design and mdf snowflakes are all for sale in my folksy shop :)
Thanks for stopping by,
Sarah x

Stencil Sunday


Those of you who come by on a regular basis will know that I have been really enjoying creating mylar stencils with our laser cutting has got my creativity flowing again after a bit of a mojo-less spell!  I particularly like the way that stencils can work as background or focal images and also the way that they can enable me to cover a card quickly :)

Here are 3 cards that I have made with my current stencils:

The stag stencil is one that I just keep reaching for.  Here it is inked with distress oxides - because you can flip a stencil over, it is easy to get the reverse image without any hard work!  I combined the stencils with a red heart which has been glittered and glazed along with a sentiment from Clearly Besotted.

This indian flower stencil is super versatile!  It works beautifully with bright colours and for mixed media and to create an elegant design such as this where I have gone through it with versamark ink and gold embossed it.

Finally, here is my star stencil which provides a quick and easy background.  Here I masked the central panel and went around the central square with distress oxides.  I added a sentiment from Uniko's gorgeous Reach for the Stars stamp set and the card was made :)
Do check out the stencils in my folksy shop:
Thanks for stopping by :)
Sarah x

Saturday, 11 November 2017

Red and Kraft


It is ages since I last played along at Merry Mondays but I couldn't resist this week's red and kraft colour combo!  Of course, I used my new stag stencil :)

I simply inked through the stencil on to some kraft paper that I had in my stash from a magazine.  The subtle script in the background adds nice interest.  The sentiment is from Hero Arts and I added some Nuvo drops in a copper colour.  A really simple card but the colour combo has such a warm feel to it!
I shall also link up at Happy Little Stampers CAS November challenge which is Christmas.
You can buy this stencil in my Folksy shop :)
I hope you have a great weekend!
Sarah x

Thursday, 9 November 2017

Lots of Stars


Just a couple of cards made using a new stencil, some mdf embellishments and the fab Uniko Reach for the Stars stamp set.

I white embossed my new star stencil on to watercolour card and scribbled some sparkly pens across it.  By adding some water I blended them together.  I coloured some of my mdf stars with the sparkle pens to complement the colourful panel and finished the design with a sentiment from the Uniko set.  I will link this card up at Addicted to Stamps as I have used sparkle pens to create my background.

I then went even more CAS by stamping the sentiment and trail of stars from the Uniko set and combined it with some mdf stars.  I will link up at Less is More where the colour challenge is fireworks and at Simon's Monday Challenge where the theme is thanks.
The mdf stars are available in my folksy shop and I shall list the star stencil there too at the weekend.
Thanks for stopping by :)
Sarah x

Monday, 6 November 2017

Indian Flower


I have been playing with a new stencil design this weekend....Indian Flower!  As the winter nights draw in I was tempted to start making cards with bright colours.  It is also a design that works well for mixed media and home d├ęcor too :)

Here are a few of the cards that I have made:

I blended through the stencil with some distress oxides in Peacock Feathers, Cracked Pistachio and Twisted Citron.  The stencil is topped off with a die cut from MFT.  I shall link up for a second time at AAA Cards Ink Blending challenge and at The Flower Challenge where the theme is CAS.

I went with a warmer colour palette here and cut out the stencilled design which has been blended with Picked Raspberry, Abandoned Coral and Fossilized Amber distress oxides.  I combined the stencil with Marvellous Mendhi stamps from Uniko and a sentiment from WPlus9.  I shall link up this card at Addicted to Stamps where the theme is Anything Goes.

If you like the look of this Indian Flower stencil, you can find it in my Folksy Shop!

Thank you as always for stopping by :)

Sarah x

Saturday, 4 November 2017

A stag for all seasons


I am back with some more cards that I have made with my new stag stencil....I can't stop playing with it :) I love the look that I can get by blending inks through it.

I inked through the stag stencil in autumnal shades and used a leaf stencil from Clarity Stamp over the top.  I stamped a few leaves in a darker shade to provide some definition and added a sentiment from Mama Elephant.  The panel is matted on a piece of wood effect card.  I shall link this card up at Addicted to CAS where the code word is Leaves.  I will also link up at AAA Cards where the challenge is to use ink blending.

I really liked the card I made last week with the stag in blues so I combined it here with a snowy scene stamp from Hero Arts.  I added some glitter to the scene to enhance the wintry design.  I shall link up at Simon's Monday Challenge where the theme is All Creatures Great and Small and at Addicted to Stamps where Anything Goes.  I will also play along at Happy Little Stampers November CAS Challenge where the theme is Christmas and at their Christmas Challenge where Anything Goes.
You can buy this stencil in my Folksy shop!
Thank you for stopping by,
Sarah x

Monday, 30 October 2017

Stags and Stars


I am back with some more makes that I have been creating with my laser cut designs....

Firstly, I can't stop playing with my stag stencil and have made a trio of cards filling the aperture of the stag with snowflakes:

These CAS cards came together really quickly and it was lots of fun to layer up the snowflakes.  I shall link this design up for a second entry at Less is More where the theme is layered stamping.
You can buy the stencil in my folksy shop.....
I have also cut some mdf hanging star decorations which I have painted and stamped in gold and white:

I have put these in my folksy shop too along with some blank stars in case you would like to decorate your own!
Thanks for stopping by,
Sarah x