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Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Vintage Roses


Hello, I'm over on the Artistic Outpost blog showcasing this card with a vintage background made using Oxide inks.  For all the details, please pop over.

Avril xx


Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Botanical at Try it on Tuesday





Hello,  today sees the start of a new Challenge at Try it on Tuesday and for this fortnight it's Botanical.  So anything with flowers, trees, leaves, plants - yes, you get the idea.

I've been playing with the Oxide inks again, but this time I used a blending tool with Spiced Marmalade, Broken China, Peeled Paint and Vintage Photo onto my card to create my watery landscape.  I've used Tim Holtz die cut wildflowers and the sentiment is from a Jofy set.  There's also a little mesh and script stamping on the background.

The rest of the DT have some amazing inspiration for you, so please pop over to the main blog for all the details.

I am entering this at:
  Stamping Sensations - Close to Nature
  City Crafter - In Bloom

Thanks for calling in, I do appreciate it.
Avril xx




Saturday, 25 March 2017

Oxides Ink on Black


Hello,  I've had another little play with the Oxide Inks although nothing got quite finished, as in the middle I decided to try the Oxide inks onto a scrap of black card - just to see exactly how good the colours were.
I used Worn Lipstick and Peeled Paint through the mini Floral stencil and although the colours are paler - I think the Worn Lipstick looks more like Milled Lavender, I love the chalky effect.
This was just a scrap, but I thought it looked too nice, so with some Tiny Tattered floral roses, ribbon and lace spritzed with Milled Lavender, it's now a pretty gift tag.  The little label was stamped with Worn Lipstick Oxide ink.  I did try another, which I clear embossed, but the colour seemed to fade.

I am entering this at:
  Moving Along with the Times - Handmade or Die cut flowers

Thanks for calling in,
Have a lovely weekend,
Avril x


Wednesday, 22 March 2017

1818 Eau de Perfum

Hello,  I'm over on the Artistic Outpost blog showcasing this card made with my first play with Oxide Inks.  For all the details, please pop over.

Avril xx

Monday, 20 March 2017

Isn't She Lovely!


Well......I wondered if I needed them and when DH said he would 'treat' me.....Of course I needed them...all I can say is that I LOVE the new Oxide Inks and 'yes' I did need them.

My first play (which you will see later in the week) was a little cautious and I only used 2 colours,but this time my background used  Cracked Pistachio, Wilted Violet, Broken China and Vintage Photo with lots of water and drying between all the layers.  I also used Iced Spruce DI with the Flourish stencil.

I don't have the Paper Dolls, so after a little search, I found this image on the internet and fell in love with her expression and thought these quotes seemed just right

DH has realised  he shouldn't have  been so generous -  he thinks he will see even less of me - but maybe that's a good thing!!

Well that's all for now,  I need more practice with these inks!

I am entering this at:
  Country View Crafts - Inspired by Tim Holtz
  Simon Says Monday - Layer it Up
  Love to Create - Anything Goes Mixed Media - Challenge  6
  More Mixed Media - Anything Goes - Option Green

Thanks for calling in today, it's always appreciated.
Avril xx


Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Eau De Parfum for Artistic Outpost


Hello, I'm over on the Artistic Outpost Blog with this card,  for all the details, please pop over.

Avril xx

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Lady in Red at TioT


Hello, and thanks for calling in, today see the start of a new challenge at Try it on Tuesday and our theme this fortnight is 'Lady in Red' 

I need a few girly birthday cards next month, so a great opportunity to use this sassy lady from the Dylusions Couture set, along with some paper piecing for her outfit.  The Eiffel Tower stencil is from Shena Douglas, and few stenciled branches to complete the scene and of course some die cut flowers.

The rest of the DT have some great inspiration for you, so please pop over to the main blog for all the details.

I am entering this at:
  Allsorts - Ladies and Girls
  Simon Says Monday Challenge - Hand Made Flowers
  Penny Black and More - Anything Goes
  Love to Create - Anything Goes  Mixed Media
  Artistic Stamper - Springtime

That's all for now, have a great day,  I'm on the last lap of the 'tidy' - nice clean drawer units and some work space, one empty drawer and some empty boxes to fill, but only with 'good stuff' - no more rubbish!

Avril xx