Tuesday 19 August 2014

Getting a Textural Feelin'


It's taking me a long time to back back into the swing of things hobby-wise but if I keep on at it eventually I create something I feel pleased with.

There's nothing better than hitting the challenge blogs for a bit of inspiration and it certainly takes some of the thinking out of the process too.

I was inspired by two challenge blogs this week Retro Sketches and Lawnscaping.

Here is my card...

I followed Sketch #128 which also happens to be the current Retro challenge. I added texture to my card for the Lawnscaping Challenge by lifting the edges of the PP, adding a jute die cut star and a few dimensional dots on the cute Yeti (I just love this guy, he's so versatile!) and on the sentiment. Can you spot the glitter on the little stars too?

Thanks for looking today, hope you like my card =)

Nikki x

Saturday 9 August 2014

Back from my Hols

I am indeed back from my Summer Holidays and ready to Blog!

I notice my last post was at the end of June, I have not been on Holiday since then more's the pity, but here I am back in Blogland with a new card to share from.... dah dah DAAAHHH! ... a different stamp company, Mama Elephant to be precise. Their last release had such an adorable set called In My Heart, it had to be mine!

Their current challenge is to use water colour on your card, so after a few attempts at water colouring clouds with not much success , I watched a few You Tube Vids and managed something resembling a skyscape...

My camera seems to have picked up a lot of the ambient background colour (ooh get me!) so it doesn't look quite so yellow IRL but hey... not bad eh?!

I used Dylusions inks to water colour the background and promarkers to colour my stamped image.

Here is a link to Mama Elephant & Me's current Challenge

Thanks for visiting today!

Nikki x