Feb 20, 2017

Pink Your Life...with Pixies

Whisper Wall
is a gorgeous stamp designed by Nicoletta Zanelli
for Stampendous...and is part of the Pink Your Life series.


Anyone is welcome to leave a comment (I love reading your comments), but if you are from Australia then please type the name of your town in the comment that you leave 
and you will be in the draw for an awesome Pink Your Life stamp.

Here is how it works...
all you need to do is leave a comment on this blog and leave the Aussie town that you live in (click on the 'comment' link at the bottom of this post and leave a comment) to be in the draw to win this stamp...
An extra entry is given for each of the designer's blogs that you leave a comment on (listed below).
My blog = 1 entry
4 blogs = 4 entries.

For this challenge I've decorated my art brushes container!
Up until now it was an empty Chai container...

Here is a picture of the container before I changed it, and after.
It looks so much better in my workspace!




Below is a picture of the mixed media background that was so much fun to create.





The pixies were masked and stamped in a long row to so that they would fit around the tin.





Now it was time to put them all together!
These pics show the tin from different sides.





Click on the links below to be taken to some awesome inspiration,
 leave a comment,
 and increase your chances of winning this stamp:
remember, the more blogs you visit and leave a comment the greater chance you have of winning!


Robyn


Donna


Stampendous products used:

PLCP08 - Whisper Wall










Big Dots stencil











A little about me...
I am a Stampendous Educator here in Australia.

I'm also a stockist of Stampendous stamps in Australia and run a business called Ink Art Designs - feel free to contact me at dleathbridge@hotmail.com for information/prices regarding Stampendous stamps. Or check out my Aussie Etsy shop here.


You will find more of what I create at the following social media links:
Facebook
Facebook Group (Ink Art Designs), which is all about products and sharing information.

Good luck!!!


Feb 15, 2017

Jelly Fish

Dare To Swim
is one of the new stamp releases from Visible Image.

Blue Bottles are the jellyfish in our region that we often see washed up on the beach...painful too if you go swimming when they are about! They are only tiny, but they pack a fair punch.

This set has everything!
from jellyfish, to weed, to fish, to bubbles - along with a sentiment.


For this card my distress crayons were used for the background.
It gives a lovely muted look and reminds me of what it looks like underwater.
The drips are done with the crayons too - so versatile!

Stamp set used:









Visible Image will be at Stitches soon, so if you are nearby,
 pop in and say hi to Mark and Helen.

To see the new range and to see more information on them, please pop on over to the Visible Image shop.

Along with my Etsy shop which is on the side-bar.

Visible Image Social Media Links are...
The Blog...
Our Facebook Group: where you can enter our monthly 'Show & Tell' challenge.
Our Facebook Page: with exciting giveaways every week.

You can also follow on...
Pinterest
Twitter...and
Instagram



Enjoy!

Lots of Layers

Lots Of Layers
is the new challenge at Rubber Dance for the second half of Feb.


This card has some hidden layers underneath the top layers.
For this a Sizzix die came in handy...just to add some random holes, showing pops of colour through the matting.

The next layer of layers...comes in the background itself...
finishing off with flowers layered on top.

This was just a whole lot of inky fun to make!!!

Again the The Textured Flowers set, with loads of extra little stamps in it, has come in handy for all of the layers. 


Stamps used from Rubber Dance:
You will find a whole lot of inspiration over at the Rubber Dance blog...with loads of creative ideas for you to try.
Please join in the fun and be in the running for some Rubber Dance stamps.

Enjoy.

Feb 12, 2017

It's Just A Number

It's Just A Number
at FSC this month.
That can be anything to do with clocks, special age, birthdays, anniversary, random numbers whatever you like really with numbers.

I've made a door!
Now...you might think that is an awfully looong street with this number on the door? Probably the longest street in the world!
After making the door I couldn't think what number to put on it...
so I've used my birthday numbers lol

A little while ago I received a lovely surprise package from Shirley with door stamps in it (thanks so much Shirley). This was the perfect opportunity to use them.

The background was some scrap card from some experimenting with alcohol inks.  It had a gorgeous streaky effect. A wood grain stamp over the top of it gave it some character ~ and then the stamps did the rest.
I think it looks kind of real.

The girls at FSC have come up with some inspiring and very different versions on the same theme.
Please pop on over and check out the awesomeness of their creativity,
 be inspired, and maybe join in our fun.
Flonzcraft are our sponsors this fortnight and have a generous $20 gift voucher up for grabs,
there are spotlights and a top 3 picked by the DT as well.

Stamping must be the focal point on your project!

Just a reminder that I am a stockist of Visible Image, Rubber Dance and Stampendous stamps in Australia.
...so, exciting times ahead. Details are on my sidebar, along with my e-mail addy for any enquiries.


Enjoy!

Feb 1, 2017

Jazzing it up.

Jazzing It Up
at Visible Image

I started the year off with the trumpet player from this set last month, so it's only fair that the sax player gets a viewing too.

Having heaps of fun playing with Distress Crayons for this card.
Distress Crayons are so much fun to play with, you could keep playing with them for ages.
It gives a real 'arty' feel to the finished piece.



The card used was a larger size than I needed, so the left-over bits were really handy to use for the keyboard effect around the edge, along with the sentiment and punched circles which were added for extra interest.

I'm getting excited for the arrival of new stamps that are being released this month by Visible Image.
To see the new range that is coming out, and to see more information on them, please pop on over to the Visible Image shop.

Stamp set used:








The Shop is where you will find everything with ease.

Social Media Links are...
The Blog...
Our Facebook Group: where you can enter our monthly 'Show & Tell' challenge.
Our Facebook Page: with exciting giveaways every week.

You can also follow on...
Pinterest
Twitter...and
Instagram



Enjoy!

Rubber Dance Debut

Rubber Dance Debut

I'm super excited to announce 
that I'm part of the brand new Challenge Design Team 
for Rubber Dance!
Along with the rest of the team I'll be showing some inspiration with the Rubber Dance stamps a couple of times
each month...as the challenges are now twice each month.

For my first project I've made a card (no surprises there)
...using two of my all-time favourite techniques.
~ Archival re-inker backgrounds (Wendy Vecchi style),
and masking (my style)!

The theme to start this month off is a colour challenge 
~ Pink, Green and Grey 
and you can find the challenge here.
Challenge closes on the 14th of Feb.

With these colours my thoughts went straight to a garden setting.
With Spring just around the corner in the Northern Hemisphere
it seemed like a perfect match.



The Textured Flowers set has loads of extra little stamps in it which are ideal for background stamping.

The flowers and butterflies are from Antique Botanicals.

The word Simplicity, and the lady in the garden, is taken from the Da Vinci set.

Colour Theme:








Stamps used from Rubber Dance:

You will find a whole lot of inspiration over at the Rubber Dance blog...with loads of creative ideas for you to try.

Enjoy.

Jan 29, 2017

Lots going on!

Lots Going On!

With a new year, there also comes new opportunities.
For me, I've joined a couple of new design teams.
That should keep my mind alert!

Rubber Dance have invited me to be part of their 
Creative Design Team.


This begins in February...very nervous!


I'm also joining the Craft Stamper magazine design team!
In 2014 I was on their on-line design team, so it is a dream come true
to be part of the magazine too.

so exciting!!!!!!
Very nervous!


Visible Image has been one of my greatest supports,
so it is terrific to still be part of their team...


they have just launched their new range of stamps and 
they look AMAZING! 
I can't wait to play with them!!!

I am so happy to be still with Fashionable Stamping Challenges...
who I've been with since the very beginning and 
look forward to meeting Shirley and Andrew Chillman
this year!

The Stencil Specialist, here in Australia, have a monthly blog hop
which I am so happy to be part of as well.



About a year ago I began my own paper craft business, 
here in Australia.
It's called Ink Art Designs. (as in my blog name)

What that means for Australians is that I can now offer
Visible Image, Rubber Dance and Stampendous stamps
here!
Details are on my side-bar.

It's going to be an exciting year!!!
Very nervous lol


Jan 18, 2017

The Tweedles

Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Dee
have caught my eye at Visible Image this fortnight.
The stamp set has one tweedle on it, but if you white out the pupils of the eyes and redraw them with black fine liner, then you have them both!


Finally I overcame my 'fear' of using the gelli plate and had heaps of fun creating some backgrounds.  The background behind the background was an off-cut of one of these. 
I don't know what I was so afraid of!

The tweedles were easy to colour in and easy to cut out!
Love that!


For me, I have been adding to my stock and now have quite a good range of Visible Image stamps for sale in Australia....so, exciting times ahead. The link to the Visible Image shop is on my sidebar, along with my e-mail addy for any enquiries.

Stamp used was:











The Shop is where you will find everything with ease.

Social Media Links are...

The Blog...
Our Facebook Group: where you can enter our monthly 'Show & Tell' challenge.
Our Facebook Page: with exciting giveaways every week.

You can also follow on...
Pinterest
Twitter...and
Instagram



Enjoy!

Aussie Blog Hop


Welcome to a new monthly blog hop!

This is an Australian hop hosted by the lovely Julie Makela, from The Stencil Specialist, for Stampendous.

This competition is open to Australian residents only.

Up for grabs is a generous prize 
~ the gorgeous Sunny Vase stamp set and matching Sunny Vase die set.
(love this set)

Here is how it works...
all you need to do is leave a comment on this blog (click on the 'comment' link at the bottom of this post and leave a comment) to be in the draw to win BOTH prizes...
An extra entry is given for each of the designer's blogs that you leave a comment on (listed below).
My blog = 1 entry
3 blogs = 3 entries.

The exciting news is that there will be a new hop in the last week of each month.


I have 2 inspiration pieces to share with you showing different ways of using the Sunny Vase set.


Card 1.



Card 2.



Stampendous products used are:

DCS5094 Sunny Vase die set


CRS5094  Sunny Vase stamp set












Click on the links below to be taken to some awesome inspiration,
 leave a comment,
 and increase your chances of winning both these sets:

The closing date for this hop is the 31st of January.



A little about me...
I am a Stampendous Educator here in Australia.

I'm also a stockist of Stampendous stamps in Australia and run a business called Ink Art Designs - feel free to contact me at dleathbridge@hotmail.com for information/prices regarding Stampendous stamps.


You will find more of what I create at the following social media links:
Facebook
Facebook Group which is all about products and sharing information

Good luck!!!




Jan 8, 2017

Winter or Spring at FSC

"Nature's magic"
is what I am calling this card...it has that air of mystery and wonder when I look at it. Almost magical.

But firstly, I want to say how excited I am about a couple of visitors heading my way all the way from Ireland in a few months time.
It's my boss!!!
Yes, Andrew and Shirley Chillman are coming to visit.
I'm trying to come up with an aussie nick-name for Shirley, but all I've got so far is 'Chiller' lol.
 I'll keep working on that one!

Back to this card though...
It is the middle of Winter in the Northern Hemisphere,
and everyone is starting to look forward to seeing the early signs of Spring.
 This card has the bare trees, the early appearance of butterflies...
yes, Spring will come eventually.
 Over here we still have to get through the heat of Summer before some cooler nights start to kick in.



The most challenging part of this card is where to place the butterfly! 
When you stamp onto a piece of acetate you can move it around and see where the best place to put a stamp is.

The background is one of my all-time favourites -
which Wendy Vecchi came up with at CHA in 2014.
You can see the whole demo here.

The girls at FSC have come up with some inspiring and very different versions on the same theme.
Please pop on over and check out the awesomeness of their creativity,
 be inspired, and maybe join in our fun.
Flonzcraft are our sponsors this fortnight and have a generous $20 gift voucher up for grabs,
there are spotlights and a top 3 picked by the DT as well.

Stamping must be the focal point on your project!
Just a reminder that I am a stockist of Visible Image and Stampendous stamps in Australia.
...so, exciting times ahead.  The link to both the Visible Image and Stampendous shops are on my sidebar, along with my e-mail addy for any enquiries.

I'ld like to enter this into the Craft Stamper Challenge Blog too...Anything Goes (with a stamp)


Enjoy!