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"Cheese" with Sticks & Bones from Polka Doodles

For the last two weeks I have been fighting a battle with blogger and was losing ... spectacularly! However, bit by bit I have claimed my blog back and now have loads .... I mean loads ... to share with you all. Please be patient with me ...  One thing I am very late posting about is my DT make for " The Pencil Case ". This post was schedules to go live on Saturday 1 9 th June but because of the above, it has languished in cyber blogger space (hee, hee, hee). The theme is "V = variety of colours" and I am hoping I've met the brief with my card ... I have used the photographer image from Sticks and Bones collection colouring her my Lyra Rembrandt Polycolor pencils and adding some white highlights with my Sakura pen. Colours used: skin: light flesh, rose carmine, dark flesh and pompelan red hair: cinnamon, raw umber and black camera: black, silver grey, white and dark sepia flower: rose carmine and lemon dinosaur and bracelet: apple gre

Bunched Bouquet stamps from Tonic Studios

For the last two weeks I have been fighting a battle with blogger and was losing ... spectacularly! However, bit by bit I have claimed my blog back and now have loads .... I mean loads ... to share with you all. Please be patient with me ... Tonic recently released two wonderful set of floral stamps called "Bunched Bouquet", Set 1 and Set 2. I was very lucky and had a play before they were released. Here are 2 of my projects for the launch on Create and Craft ... This is a 6"x6" card with the front face folded back on itself. The blue strip has been stamped with "It's your special day" sentiment strip and embossed with Shimmering Pearl embossing powder. I have then used the Celtic Circle dies to create my panel, layering them with 3D foam. The sentiment in the middle is from SU and embossed with Blue Odyssey embossing powder. The roses have been stamped with Broken China distress ink. I stamped the background and let it thoroughly dry, the

Do it yourself with pan pastels

It is a new "Anything Goes" mixed media/altered/anything messy challenge over at Love to Create and I am in the process of making a present for someone, from "scratch" ... the presentation box and the present itself plus some added embellishments. I began by making the box itself using kraft card and packing tape (the type you wet with water to make sticky) and then decided that it needed a wrap around lid ... as you do ... Next I covered both the inside and outside of the box with white acyrlic paint, sponging it randomly as I still want the kraft card to show through. Next I added some raw umber pan pastel to the edges and began stamping using a selection of Premium Art Brand stamps: Postcard, Roses and STOP, (all links below). Still using the raw umber, I added shading to each of the stamped postcards. I then added some magenta pan pastel, to add colour highlights, blending with the pan pastel colourless blender. Now another layer of stampe

Something different from Tonic Studios ...

This weekend, Tonic Studios are launching a new range of embossing powders, floral bouquet stamp sets and sentiment strip stamps on Create and Craft; I was lucky enough to have a play and help create some samples. Here is one of the cards I made for this weekends launch... I created a decorative back panel using the sentiment strip stamp, "It's your special day", embossed with Glitter Noir embossing powder. On top of this panel I layered a small piece of red card and then a panel die cut from the Love/Believe Topper set. Stamping the rose stamps and leaves one at time, embossing with the Glitter Noir powder, (so it was stamp, emboss, mask, stamp, emboss etc etc), I created my centre topper. Once this was completed, I cut the image out and placed it on the panel, raised with 3D foam. I then stamped and embossed another rose (on to the matching red card) and added this to my topper. At this point I decided that my card needed something else, so stamped the ro