Friday, 20 March 2015

Pastel Shades Mixed Media Cards

Good Morning :)
I am back today to share my DT cards for this weeks C4E Recipe Challenge, all the details, entry and inspiration can be found HERE.
This week we would like you to share projects which use Pastel Shades, we have a fab prize up for grabs kindly donated by Stamping All Day. As always there is gorgeous inspiration from the super talented design team, worth a look if nothing else!

I made two cards this week both for Mother's Day.
I used the same technique for creating the background on both cards, the difference between them is in the embellishment clusters and the stencil used for the modelling paste.

For the background I stamped with a script stamp on to watercolour paper then
added Distress inks to a chicken wire stencil and used it like a stamp over the top.
I then added modelling paste through the same stencil for this card and the opposite version of the chicken wire stencil for the second card.

I love how you can still see the background through the modelling paste, so pretty!

I used an old chipboard piece from Crate Paper with some thread, net, flowers and a clay heart I made at this months C4E Crop workshop.

The card was finished with some splatters of silver and white paint.

The second card was made in the same way only I used a different stencil for the modelling paste and slightly different embellishment cluster.

Unfortunately I decided to add the stamped stitched border after adding the embellishments which was hard work! Note to self add stamped border before embellishments lol!

So there you have it two cards for Mother's Day using pastel shades :)
You have until midnight GMT Thursday 26th March to submit your entries for a chance to win a fabulous prize from Stamping All Day!
Have a lovely weekend, thanks for stopping by!
Michele :)

Friday, 13 March 2015

Smile Mixed Media Layout for Crafts 4 Eternity

Good Morning :)
Happy Friday!
As it's Friday we have a new challenge at Crafts 4 Eternity.
This week we would like you to share projects with a MUM or FEMALE theme.
Our lovely sponsor Sassy Studio Designs are offering one randomly selected winner 4 Images from their gorgeous collection.
As always there is beautiful inspiration from the Design Team and we welcome our final new member Catherine this week too!
You can find all the details, entry and gorgeous DT inspiration HERE.

The layout uses the February/March C4E page kit Smile. In the kit are gorgeous Teresa Collins papers, a doily, Prima resin Butterfly and small piece of net. There is a project sheet in the kit to complete the layout too!
Kits are available HERE very limited numbers!

The photo is of my lovely mum and her parents taken in their garden in Solihull.
The background was painted with acrylic paint and splattered with Distress ink.

The gorgeous Prima resin butterfly was given a light brush of Silver Inka Gold before adding on top of a small piece of net.

The alphas are My Minds Eye Necessities (Metallic)
Sadly the photos do not show the gorgeous glitter on the paper :(  
That's all from me today have a lovely day thanks for stopping by :)
Michele x

Friday, 6 March 2015

Unique Layout

Good Morning :)
It's been another busy week here, birthdays, family visits, outings, work all the usual goings on in the Thomas house :) I've also been busy getting ready for this weekends Crafts 4 Eternity Crop and Workshops! There are a few places available if you would like to join us all the details are HERE and HERE.

This weeks Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe challenge is Anything But A Card! We would like you to share any project as long as it is NOT a card...simple :)
Our sponsor this week is me ;) One randomly selected winner will receive a choice of 3 digital stamps from the Crafts 4 Eternity collection.
We also welcome another new DT member this week, Kefa joins us for the first time with her gorgeous box. Along with Kefa we have lots of gorgeous inspiration from the very talented DT girls.
Join us HERE for the challenge :)

Ok so I wasn't very inventive this week and just made a layout using up some left over papers from C4E's February page kit. The kit sold out but there are a few other kits available HERE.

The lovely young man in the photo is my nephew Lawson, he looks quite deep in thought but I imagine he was bored really lol!

The background was created using acrylic paint and Inca gold cream rubbed through a bubble stencil.
The die cut speech bubbles were painted with acrylic paint and edged with Inca Gold. 

I am really loving My Minds Eye's Essentials Alphas at the moment. Along with the fabulous alphas there are some lovely words and quotes.

The tag is a Inkssentials manila tag coloured with Inca Gold.
For a little extra sparkle I finished off with a few gold sequins.

The Flair button is from My Minds Eye Jubilee collection as is the gorgeous papers, who says you can't have a few flowers on a male layout!! lol!

So that is it from me :) 
Thank-you for stopping by have a wonderful weekend whatever you are up to :)
Michele x


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