Friday, 26 May 2017

Sparkle Added.


Before I start, let me apologise to my team mates for the lateness of this post, have been a bit under the weather but it's looking like the sun is peeping out from behind the clouds and it's blue skies ahead!
On to the Southern Girls Challenge
The present theme is 
Check out the gorgeous image that I used this time,
It is Winnie Wonderland Watch by Polkadoodles one of sponsors this time, you can visit the challenge blog for full details of both of our sponsors this time.
I coloured the image using Copics and Polychromos then fussy cut it out, Embossed and distressed my background then added my image using 3d pads, hanging the pocket watch from the perfect piece of gold lace. I then used some stickles to add sparkle to the butterfly's wings and  just a few gold sequins to the background. 



I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
Brown Sugar 252, Use sequins,
Patties 134, For the ladies,
Polkadoodles 20, Anything goes,
PaperShelter 295, Lace or pearls,
Fairy tale 169, Things with wings.
Thanks for stopping by,
Julie.x

Monday, 1 May 2017

Create Your Own Vision.

It's time for a new Lavinia challenge and the theme for the month of May is



For my card this time I created my background using Distress oxide inks before stamping Fairy House, I then added some interest to my background stamping Creeping vine and Background script before stamping Stones to form a path to follow to reach the houses. I then stamped Spellbound onto my white card using Versafine. I worked out where I wanted my "Vision" to sit then used my scary blade to cut around my fairy so that I could slide my "vision" behind.



About a year ago I bought more than a few lovely hearts and plaques from here and I thought it was about time that I started using some. I had promised some lovely little ladies that I would make them something so knowing how much they love fairies I created these. 
I rubbed my oxides onto a mat, sprayed them with water and moved the hearts through the mix. Once dry I stamped onto them. For Ava's I used my very first Lavinia fairy, Luna,  I then stamped the Moon and Stars adding stickles.



For Isla's I stamped Spellbound using Versafine, added Willow to the edges adding Stars and stickles.




For Tegan's I stamped Fairytale, again adding stars, for this one I stamped the edges with Creeping vine adding the obligatory stickles. The names on each heart were created by stamping individual letters onto white card, cutting each one out and inking the edges before gluing each one in place.
Three happy girlies!



I am entering the following challenges:-
Love to Create 9, Mixed media,
HIMCR299, Freestyle,
PDELP170, Anything but a card.

If you fancy the chance of winning £40 to spend at Lavinia, then join us in our challenge theme and ink up your 
Lavinia Stamps!
Thanks for stopping by
Julie.x

Thursday, 20 April 2017

About A Boy.

It's time for a new challenge with the 
"Southern Girls"
the theme this time is 
For my card I used the lovely digi image 
by Sasayaki glitter who are one of the sponsors this time. Please check out the challenge blog for full details of the sponsors this time and the challenge rules.





This image is so cute, I really felt that he suited a CAS layout. I just coloured him using copics adding depth to the shading with Polychromos. I then just set the image within a frame adding a strip of washi tape, some die cut stars and a greeting.


I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
CCT474, Birthday,
TCA35, CAS,
CSD, Men/boy,
MTTC343, No DP.
Thanks for stopping by,
Julie.x

Sunday, 2 April 2017

Buds And Blooms.

It's time for a new challenge with
 This time the theme is 
Buds and Blooms.



I stamped and coloured the Dragon pods using alcohol incs. I then stamped Background Script to the background
Now, something a it different or me this time, I had a play with Yupo paper, now if you've not tried it, it's a bit addictive, you can make some wonderful effects using it. 



I added dots of alcohol inks and used my Spritzer tool to blast air across the paper creating some different mixing I then got a bit carried away and held my bottle of blending solution so that a droplet was held at the nozzle. I then blasted it across the paper with air so that it created a wonderful effect. It's so addictive! 
I then brushed over the paper using Mica powder, it doesn't show on the paper but the shimmer on the Yupo looks fantastic!


For my second card I again created my background on the Yupo, I then used a drop of blending solution on a piece of sponge to lift some of the ink before stamping the
 Moon Pods using Archival ink. I then carefully dipped a damp paintbrush into my Kiwi Mica powder and used it to paint the spots and follow the lined of the stem. Once dry I lightly brushed over the Yupo with the Mica powder.




I'm using these cards for the following challenges:-
Artistic Stamper April, Backgrounds,

If you fancy joining the challenge at Lavinia this month and having the chance of winning a £40 voucher all you need to do is ink up your Lavinia Stamps!
Thanks for stopping by,
Julie.x


Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Use Your Dies

The New Southern Girl's challenge starts today and the theme this time it 
For my card I used "Need for speed", an image from one of the sponsors this time, please check out the challenge blog for full details of the challenge rules and all of the sponsors this time.




I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
WWC111, Masculine,
TT335, Dimention,
IWD, Happy Birthday.

Thanks for stopping by,
Julie.x

Saturday, 4 March 2017

Sparkle and Bling


The new challenge theme has started at 
Lavinia Stamps.
The theme for March is 
For my DT sample this month I decided to get out my brushos sprinkling a tiny amount on to a babywipe and dabbing it over my cardstock to create the background. Once dry I stamped the Moonpods using Momento, using my Misti so that I was able to build up the intensity of the Tuxedo black ink before using Copics to colour. A generous amount of glamour dust , some inky stitching, a scattering of gems and a computer generated sentiment complete my card. 



I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
JFF March, Happy Birthday,
Sweet Stampers, add a sentiment.

If you fancy being in with a chance of winning 
a £40 voucher to spend at Lavinia Stamps, 
just ink up any of their stamps and follow this months challenge theme.

Thanks for stopping by,
Julie.x


Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Back To Nature.


It's time for a new challenge at Southern Girls and this time the theme is


For my dt card I have used the rather gorgeous digi 
by Polka doodles, one of the sponsors this time, please check out the challenge blog for full details of the sponsors this time and to read the challenge rules. 


I coloured the image using copics, stamped and inked my background and used a selection of die cuts and punches to decorate my card.



I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
SRC363, Dies,
W2BC38, Celebrations,
CCCB 350, Stitches,
Ikes World 82, twist, nature,
UCB18, Butterflies or hearts.

Thanks for stopping by,
Julie.x