' ' ' 'Crafty Endeavours: May 2018

Tuesday 29 May 2018

Crafty Individuals Project 6 - Landscape

For my final  GD make for Crafty Individual this month, I created another scene but this time on a bigger scale. I have aimed to make it look like a watercolour painting, but without any need for drawing!

Sunday 27 May 2018

Words and music

Just managed to create this tag and write the blog post, having battled my PC which is giving me headaches. Talking about problems, have you had email notifications of comments posted on your blogs lately? Mine have stopped since the 25/05, I suspect this is related to the GDPR implementation but Blogger didn't put out any notification so who knows...

The inspiration for the tag is words and music, in particular a song by Diana Ross and the Supremes, Reflections.
The background started with a printed paper by Studio Light Memories of summer. I stamped with the large Musicality stamp and applied some crackle paste around a few edges, highlighting the crackle with Distress Ink in Walnut.
I added my feature stamp fading out the edges and the Reflection stamp, which you will note has lots and lots of words behind it, making it so perfect for both Words and the song I'm illustrating!

To finish I added a bit of faux stitching with a pen, having realised that my tag was too thick for my sewing machine!

Stamps used:
Docrafts: A5 Clear background Musicality
Paper Artsy: ESN07
Lost Coast Designs: Head in Hands

I'm off trying to fix my PC and if all goes well I'll be able to drop some of your blogs to leave comments (which you won't be notified about!)

Enjoy the rest of your weekend,
I am entering the SSS Monday Challenge, Paper Artsy, SSS Wednesday Challenge, Vintage Journey, That's Crafty challenges.

Friday 25 May 2018

Crafty Individuals Project 5 - Seaside

In preparation for the summer, I'm showing my next to last Guest Design make from Crafty Individuals. We're all going for a summer holiday la la la...

Tuesday 22 May 2018

Crafty Individuals Project 4 Christmas in May

Another episode of my makes as Guest Designer for Crafty Individuals in May. (You can find the post here)

I know Christmas is still far away but, like a wedding gown in a fashion show, a Christmas card is a must have in a crafter's portfolio.... Inspired by the song by John Lennon (So this is Christmas), I turned the house from the Crafty Individuals CI-460 Build a Landscape set into a snowbound abode using different media.

Friday 18 May 2018

Up with the larks

Welcome to my second inspiration post for the May Stamplorations Challenge. If you missed my first post I was Going down with the birds so I thought I should go up for this one...

Monday 14 May 2018

Crafty Individuals Project 3 - Turtle

Time to show you another project showcased on the Crafty Individuals blog earlier this month where I was a Guest DT. This project is more dimensional and "off the page".

Friday 11 May 2018

Running out of puff

Many thanks for your kind comments on my first Humorous make for the Country View Challenge. Glad so many of you liked it!
Today I am showing a second inspiration make on the Be humorous theme, chosen by Monika. I had had a flash of inspiration for my first piece but sadly the muse deserted me and I resorted to my one and only humorous stamp for this card.

Tuesday 8 May 2018

Going down the Pub

As promised a second project shown on the Crafty Individuals blog for my Guest Designer spot.

If you come often here you'll know I like creating scenes with stamps and Crafty Individuals have quite a few stamps that are perfect to build your own landscapes. Today's CAS card is using the CI-474 'The Village Inn and Church' .

Saturday 5 May 2018

Crafty Individuals project 1 - Imagine child

I have been invited to join Crafty Individuals as a Guest Designer for the month of May and have created 6 makes to be showcased on their blog. I don't have to tell you how excited I am and grateful to Jean and Malcom for this opportunity!

Today I am showing the first one in this post with details on the supplies I used.

Tuesday 1 May 2018

What a hoot

This month for our Country View Challenge, Monika want us to Be Humorous... a theme I approached with trepidation I can tell you! And then I had a (rare) moment of inspiration and I came up with a play on words, witty if not laugh out loud.