Trees in Nature

Welcome to our 79th blog hop, amazing.  I hope your all had a lovely weekend, I know I did, some of my lovely ladies from my Friday class came to my place for their 4th Saturday class, it’s a lovely relaxing afternoon, sharing our love of stamps.

Teneale always makes a sketch for us to give us some direction and allows us to extend our creativity by designing a card around this sketch.

Heres what I came up with, using a rather fun technique that I had used in one of my classes with autumn leaves, so I knew that the Rooted in Nature stamp set would be just great.

 

Little tip for you, if you decide to use glue to attach the oval onto another oval, then as it’s not sticking just how you want it to, DO NOT, stick it under your craft mat.  It gets moisture in and sucks some of the color off your work.  Me I just thought that it added character.

On the inside, I used my Stampin’ Markers to color the tree, and the little greeting.

Hope I can encourage your creativity and have a great week, your now off to check out Teneale’s card, I have seen it and its awesome.

 

 

 

BlogHop 77

Welcome, Easter has been and gone, now the kids are on school holiday, WOW how time flows.  Last weekend we attended Stampin’ Up! OnStage at Luna Park, where we get to see the new Catalouge for 2018/2019.

It’s always a great and often exciting time for us, especially this year as not only did we get some great stamp sets, we also go to see the beautiful new colors coming on the 1st June.

Here is the sketch that Teneale has given us this fortnight, I loved it.

As soon as I had received this stamp set, THANK YOU Stampin’ Up!, I know I would love to color him with my Blends.  Lets go check him out.

How stinking cute is that, I’m calling him Hippo, and I think he’s a little like me………lol

I choose to us Light and Dark Smokey Slate Blends and added extra shading by using the Blends Color Lifter.  My little bird was colored with a new color called Dark Pineapple Punch Blends and his beak in a touch of Calypso Coral, under Hippos feet I used light Old Olive Blends to add a touch of grass.

I am so happy with how he turned out.  The colors used were Whisper White, Pineapple Punch, Soft Gray and Dark Gray.

The stamp set is called Animal Outing, and as well as him there is a sweet Giraffe head a Kangaroo with Joey in his pouch as well as a branch with a little Foggy on it.

 

I used to color the branch was the light crumb cake for the branch and touches of light old olive on the leaves with some shading of the crumb cake on the leaf.  The little frog was Pineapple Punch with a small touch of Old Olive on this trunk.

Little secret about to be revealed, when Teneale was younger she had the nick name of Froggy, so this to me belongs to my froggy, as together WE MAKE A GREAT PAIR.  Its her birthday tomorrow and I think she would like this for her birthday card.  What do you think?

Your now off to see what Teneale has made for you.

 

 

 

BlogHop 76

Hello and welcome to this 76 BlogHop on this lovely Easter Sunday. Now you would expect that we might do an Easter Card………………Sad Face, no I didn’t.
Here is the sketch that Teneale has given us to use, I rather like being given a sketch as a starting point for a card.

I decided to pull out an older stamp set, Sweet Cupcake, been sitting on my desk and though as I am always after birthday cards I should use it.

 

Now as you might realise, its a 3 step stamping set, Grrrrrrrrrr you say.  Not a problem with the new Stampin’ Up! Stamparatus.

I have miss placed my original one, but still had one of the plates, I must have put it in a safe place and am sure I will find it soon.  Anyway I have just received my second one, so no problem, I was able to set up the 3 stamps one on each please and on the opposite side the ice for the top of the cake.

Now how easy would that make your class?

 

Now did I get the sketch right?  Please leave a comment, we love comments.  Good or bad.

Hope your had a lovely Easter, I know I have.  Kids have just gone home after being stuffed with Chocolate.

Now your off to see what Teneale has made for us.

 

Bloghop 75

Welcome to our blog hop tonight, hope your all had a lovely weekend with family and friends.  If your just come from another blog, its most likely the delightful little mumma, Renee who’s work is nothing short of exquisite.

Each fortnight Teneale designs a sketch for us, sometimes we are seriously challenged and other times its ok.  Do lets go see what I have done.I must say, I looked outside my circle here, opps did I even use a circle? I think not.

I thought I would use a flower for my circle, mainly because I love coloring, whether it be water coloring , pencils or Blendies.  I choose to use Shimmery White cardstock and heat embossed the beautiful large flower from the Beautiful Day Stamp set.  I have to tell you it was one of the last sets I bought because I thought the lines where just to wide.

 

However like all things we change our mind and I now love it and wondered why would I not like this?

I used white embossing powder to emboss the flower, this gave me lovely raised edges for the pools of color to collect in each bud allowing me to get some deep and some light petals.

I then cut out the flower and mounted it on the lovely Petal Passion Black and White designer series papers for a striking effect.  My color of choice was Berry Burst reinker, I think its lovely.

 

Inside was just finished with a part of the flower and colored.

Your now off to see what Teneale has made for us.

 

INKspired Artist Blog Hop 26

Here we go it’s a long weekend and John’s birthday so its been a busy day stamping on Saturday.  If your come from another blog your most likely arrived here from the super talented Louise  and I know that she will have blown you away with what she has created.  If your backed up your most likely come from another super talented person and that’s Teneale.  Wow I feel rather special today to have two talented artists around me.  Maybe it might rub off on me.

Enough ideal chatter, lets look at this sketch and see what we should do with it.  I for one rather liked it and once I have the colours I took off  like a rocket.

 

Barbara Williams

I choose to use the definitely Dahlia stamp set as I thought its a nice large stamp and if it was stamped down then it could be sliced in two.  Then looked for a sentiment that would go with it, come look at what I have done.

Definitely Dahlia | Word of TruthBarbara Williams | Stampin UP | Sydney |Definitely Dahlia | Word of Truth

I have two sisters and I wanted them to both know that I love them, as we get older we don’t often think to tell people that we care.   I choose to use the Words of Truth to tell them to Remember that I love them.

Blue and Pink

On the front I embossed the word “Remember” and on the inside I have put the words “I love you”.   Such a small sentence but for me a very important one, we don’t see each other lots as life is hectic and taken up with my off springs.

Now its time to nick over and see what Teneale has in store for you.  Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to leave a comment or two.  Actually I am not begging one,s fine.

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