Sunday, 26 April 2015

Weekly Challenge



Good morning all,

Hope you are enjoying your weekend!

Do you realise it is nearly the first of the two Bank 
Holidays we shall be enjoying in May! Does that mean
summer is coming?  I know we have had some lovely days so far
but isn't it nice to know that hopefully the days will get even 
warmer and we will have lots more sunshine, no rain and....
........a hosepipe ban! Haha!!
For those of you not living in the UK, do you get your water 
rationed too when it doesn't rain enough?  

Oh well, let's get on with what we are supposed to be doing....

This week's challenge....did I catch you out a bit last 
week by not doing the obvious.....like to keep you on your toes!
So, this week let's be predictable and say

Night and Day

The same project twice but one coloured for daytime, 
the other, for night time!
Keep it as simple as you like.

So as many entries as you like, as usual by the link which will 
close at midnight May 3rd.  The winner will be
 announced on May 5th and the prize is
a £10 Voucher.

I'll be back Tuesday with the winner
of last weeks Challenge.

Jane x




Saturday, 25 April 2015

Night and Day - Jane Collman



Morning all,

Welcome to the weekend!

Due to a technical hitch, I cannot bring you Pauline's
project today, so I had a look back quickly in 
the archives to find something I made for the blog a couple of
years ago.

Again, using light and dark colours to show how different a 
project can look and in fact how it would appeal to different 
age groups.




For this project I used a Lindsay Mason stamp, Memento ink 
and then coloured with Copics.


Love this sentiment....


Perfect for young teenagers


a very hard age group to make for!



                                             This is what I used -

                          Lindsay Mason Stamps - Moochin and I've Had Enough
                                                     Copics
                       E000, 00, 11, 31, 33, 35, Y21, B91, 93, 95, 97
                          W3, 5, 7, 8, C1, 2, 3, 5, C1, 2, 3, 5, R56, 59, 
                                     RV93, BG11, 13, 72, T0, 1, 2
                                         Coredinations Cardstock
                                              Bazzill Dotted Swiss
                                       Memento Ink - Tuxedo Black
                                                           Papers no longer available!

                       Well, that's it for this week on the blog, hope you've enjoyed the
                                 projects and don't forget to tell us what you think!
                                       Your comments are always important to us.

                                                             See you Sunday,

                                                                    Jane x


Friday, 24 April 2015

Night and Day - Dawn Heald



Morning all,

It is day two of Night and Day and Dawn is here today to show
us what she has been up to.

She has made two beautiful cards in different colourways.
Don't they look different??
It is amazing what changing colours can do!

This is what Dawn says.....

"I've made two cards for my project this week.



 I knew straight away I wanted to use this new Celtic Dreams Die.
 There are so many ways of using this die with many techniques
 and mediums that I sent myself dizzy. So I decided to go
 simple and striking and using alcohol inks as its been a while
 since I played with them. Just a note too, these die's
 are a dream to cut. Very impressed.

So to make ....



Choose some alcohol inks and blending solution and put drops
 on the applicator and create some backgrounds.
For my day card I used; Pool, Sunshine Yellow, Citrus and Gold
 Mixative. For my night card I used; Indigo, Purple Twilight,
 Mermaid and Silver Mixative. 
Indigo and Mermaid are two new colours and are very strong. 
You don't need as much on your applicators when using with
 older colours of alcohol inks.


 Choose which backgrounds you want to use.
Next using Celtic die, cut two each from white and black card. 
Glue a white onto black and black onto white. Slightly offsetting 
them as shown in pic. Glue to your background and cut around
 the edges.


Next add details to your top die cuts. Use markers and black pen
 on the white card die cut image and Interference paints and silver
 pen on the black card die cut image. Punch some tiny flowers and 
colour to match your image details. 
                                        Glue around the branches.


Cut three squares of card going up in size for layers to go behind
 your main image. I used white card and coloured the edges with
 Pro Markers. Cheaper and easier to match with your focal point.
 You could use coloured card. I also coloured the front edges of
 the card blank and inside so it looked like another two layers of colour.
 Stick all your layers together and then onto your card blank.


 Finish by embellishing with some coloured gems".



How lovely are they??
If you want to have a go, this is what you will need -


Alcohol Inks - Pool, Sunshine Yellow, Citrus, Purple Twilight, 
Mermaid, Indigo, Gold and Silver Mixative


From stash
Silver Gel Pen

I'll be back tomorrow, see you then,

Jane x