The theme on Gothic Arches this week is Wee Witches, so I have used a photo of my own wee witch taken some years ago now - I hope she doesn't see this! I used some Halloween backing paper, black ric rak, halloween embellishments and my Dymo tape to do the words. Finally added some orange Primas with black Stickles in the centres, and edged with Black Soot Distress Ink.
I stamped a Linda Luckin Calendula image in Vintage Sepia Versafine, and inked the edges with Walnut Distress Ink. I matted the image onto some plain and patterned HOTP papers, and inked the edge of a cream cream card also with Walnut. I stamped a greeting and added 2 eyelets to finish. I then made an atc to match in the same way - it is not bigger than the card though!
Here are the Moos I have made for the monthly swap I run on Craft Swap Forum - made using Distress and Adironack Inks for the backgrounds and colouring in, various stamps, Glossy Accents and Krylon pen.
The theme on Arty Girlz this week is Blue and Orange, so I have made a Christmas card with my cute little Penny Black snowman stamp and coloured his hat and scarf in orange, and used a blue card and orange and blue papers, finally punching some orange snowflakes and Stickling areas of the image!
The theme for the montly rubber stamped atc swap I run on Craft Swap Forum is Autumn this month. So here are mine! I used Distress Inks for the background, a variety of tree and leaf stamps for the images, and edged with Copper Krylon pen and finished off with brads and words.
The Penny Black Saturday challenge this week is to make an atc. I used my PB Teddy Santa stamp and watercoloured him in and glitter glued his furry hat bits! Then I stamped snowflakes behind him, stamped a message and added glitter glue for snow at the bottom.
The challenge on Anything Goes on Craft Swap Forum is Pink Ribbons. I coloured in a stamped Bella image and matted her onto pink pp, stamped a message and punched out some flowers, and added a pink ribbon in the corner of the card threaded through an eyelet.
I am not sure Art is the right word for these! But I got hold of a small travel iron (without holes this time) and had another go at doing some encaustic art. I like the abstract feel of the first 2 so will probably leave them as they are, the second 2 I might cut up for atcs etc.!! It is good fun to do!
The challenge on My Time To Craft this week is Doodling. I stamped a Penny Black Christmas greeting, and doodled all round the edges of it by drawing some holly and berries and faux stitches. I painted in the holly leaves with Adirondack Lettuce Ink Pad and also painted some plain white card so I could mat it after I had matted it onto red. Finally I added some matching green ribbon along the bottom.
I came across a challenge blog the other day where the challenge was Bling on the Bling - Our Creative Corner. I think I might be too late with this card, but I made a black sparkly Christmas card (sparkle doesn't show up too well on the scan). I just need to find someone who likes black to send it to at Christmas!!!
The theme on Make a Moo or Two this week is Dance. I have just made one this week, and again used my K & Co Hannah paper which I love! I printed off an Art-e-Zine image of a couple dancing, added a Tim Holtz word Doo Dad, some ric rak and a Prima with brad, and finally edged with my Gold Krylon pen.
The challenge on Penny Black Saturday is to follow a sketch - here is my attempt! I stamped an image from PB Critter Party and watercoloured and Sakura penned him in onto a circular piece of card, then matted it onto patterned papers and added Primas and brads and a circular greeting to finish.
The challenge on Cute Card Thursday is to use a Christmas Animal - so I used my Cuddly Buddly hedgehog stamp and watercoloured him in, then matted him onto some cardstock embossed with a Cuttlebug folder and some patterned paper. I added a greeting and some punched snowflakes to finish.
The theme on Gothic Arches this week is Turquoise. I covered my arch in K & Co. Hannah paper, and stamped the background with a script stamp in Broken China Distress Ink. I added an image of a lady wearing a turquoise-ish dress, and stamped a word and embossed and edged it with Gold Krylon, as I did the edge of the arch too. Finally I added some ric rak and Prima flowers.
I made this Autumn Arch for the My Time To Craft challenge which is Trees and Leaves, and I am also entering it into the Gothic Arch challenge which this week is an Open Theme. I inked my arch background with various autumny Distress Inks, stamped a large tree and embossed it with some clear and a bit of gold sparkle powder, then stamped and water coloured leaves all round the edges to frame it. Finally I stamped a Penny Black word stamp and added that to finish.
I am married with 3 grown up children ,4 grandchildren and 2 dogs! I have always done crafting of some sort, originally knitting, cross stitching and tapestry, then I began paper crafting some years ago and haven't looked back!
I like to take photos of my garden for scrapbooking and the one on here is a sunflower that the birds kindly planted for me!
P.S. - Now I have gone back to doing a lot of knitting, crocheting and sewing too!