' ' ' 'Crafty Endeavours: February 2022

Monday 21 February 2022

The Meerkat's Birthday

Less than a week before the teenager's birthday I found that I had no card for him... plenty of feminine cards but masculine, none whatsoever! I let serendipity help in the choice of supplies, which in turn influenced the design. Mixing my supplies, especially old and new makes me happy! 

For a fun card I chose the Katzelkraft Meerkats stamp set (KTZ216) and let the character dance on the table. The latter is a new die, a freebie from Creative Stamping (issue 105), as is the Happy Birthday sentiment. 

I wanted a balloon and thought of the Shaker Balloons #1 Heart by STAMPlorations but thought it was too big for the card so I drew a balloon shape out of it by tracing the right hand side of another heart die-cut: 

The background is alcohol inks, lifted and applied to photo paper, an experiment that wasn't altogether convincing... but seemed OK as a foil to Mr Meerkat!

Thanks for coming by,

 Craftyfield   I am entering the AllsortsStamping Sensations, We Love Stamping
                                                      Addicted to stamps challenge

Thursday 17 February 2022

Hearts and Flowers Greeting card

Hello crafters, today is my turn to inspire the Country View Challenges fans with a Hearts and Flowers make, the theme chosen by Jane. Lack of imagination meant I went totally literal: 

The design would suit Valentine's Day, Mother's day or even Birthdays really! 

The flower image is a stamp from the AALL & Create Stamp Set #529 - In the Wild by Bipasha BK, and the die-cut border is an old 12x12 border die by Docrafts . 

The flowers were coloured with watercolours. 
Over to you now, you still have 2 weeks to link up your project to the Country View Challenges blog for the chance to win a £20 voucher for the Country View Craft shop.
Just remember to follow the theme (make hearts and flowers obvious) AND the challenges rules!!!

Thanks for coming by,

 Craftyfield   I am entering the Paperbabe, Stamping Sensations
                                                     We Love Stamping challenges

Thursday 10 February 2022

Gesso resist tag

I found a bit of time to play, just play, and made this tag. 

I took the opportunity to test the D.O Villainous potion, it didn't disappoint...and used up my last scrap of an old Stamperia rice paper (it had fish in it but I don't have the reference anymore) which makes me happy! 
A bit of AALL washi tape (AALL & Create Washi Tape #13 - Fasteners), gesso (Heavy Gesso Finnabair by Prima - Art Basics) - to tone down the rice paper and add dimension through one of the stencil from the Stampers Anonymous/Tim Holtz Mini Set #39 (MTHS039), some stamping with Archival ink and a very old stamp (Kaisercraft - Grunge) to add some dark accents.    

The focal image is the Perching Bird by Crafty Individuals (CI-507), stamped with Versafine Clair in Pinecone and lightly coloured with Distress inks. 

My mojo liked the exercise, it was fun if nothing else! 

Thanks for coming by,

 Craftyfield       I am entering the Allsorts, PaperbabeStamping Sensations, and
We Love Stamping  challenge

Tuesday 1 February 2022

Cupid tag

February the month of Love... 
It's all hearts and flowers at Country View Challenge, the theme hosted by Jane, this should be an easy theme for everyone. just remember to have prominent hearts and flowers on your make to be in with a chance to win! 

For my first inspiration make I pulled out a longed for, and finally bought, Collage Paper from Ranger to make this tag: 

 I cut and glued a piece of the Collage Paper - Botanical (TH93705) on my tag before adding Infusions powders in Are you Cerise, Rusty car and Violet Storms.

I also added Some Distress crayons on the leaves and stalk, to add a pop of contrasting green and some gold pen around the tag. The top flower seemed to lack something so I added a bit more Cerise to make it pop.

My 3 hearts are the waste from the Triple Stitched Heart (Memory box - 99642) die, popped up on foam pads and the Cupid sitting on top is also a Memory Box die (94103 - Cupid with swing). 

I will be back later in the month for a second inspiration piece but in the meantime, have a look at what the DT made on the Country View Challenge blog and link up your project to the challenge for the chance to win a £20 voucher for the Country View Craft shop.

Thanks for coming by,

 Craftyfield      I am entering the SSS Wednesday Challenge and the Memory box challenge