Hi crafty friends, how’s your day going? The sun is shining for us and we’ve had a productive morning in the garden and now planning to chill out this afternoon and maybe watch a movie and facetime my Mum. I found a little time to do some colouring for the 30 day colouring challenge over on Instragram. I started by making some smooshed ink backgrounds…..
I’ve been loving my Tracey Hey stamp sets at the moment and I coloured in this cutie from the Rhino Rascals set. I coloured him with my alcohol pens and fussy cut him out. Then I cut three different sizes of circles and stamped some hearts in the same inks that I smooshed for the background. The sentiment and heart are both from the Rhino Rascals set too.
I hope you are all safe and well. I thought I would share a couple of pics of spring flowers from our garden…
I would like to enter this project in the following challenges:
2 Crafty Critter Crazies – #37
A bit more time to craft #114 – Anything goes
A bit more time to craft extra challenge #April
The Alphabet Challenge – A for anything goes
Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) xx
Today I’m sharing a card I made for the Fusion Card Challenge over at http://fusioncardchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ . The challenge gives you a sketch and a theme and you can use one, or the other or both. This challenge sketch is …..
I opted to try both and went with a nautical theme and the card sketch…..
First I used a selection of distress inks and distress oxide inks in blue, greens and yellow and “smooshed” them using a sheet of acetate out of some crafty packaging. Once I was happy with the effect I decided it needed a border to make it stand out so I matted it on some navy card stock. I left a wider border at the right hand side which I heat embossed with a compass stamp.
Then I stamped and coloured the sailor using alcohol pens and fussy cut him out. The port hole was also a stamp which I again heat embossed with silver and fussy cut it out. The sailor is stuck on using some 3d pads to give it a little dimension and the card is finished off with a stampmed sentiment saying “happy birthday mate”! The stamps were all part of a set which came free with a Creative Stamping Magazine months ago. I really like the sailor with his tattoo and I had to give him a ginger beard to keep him in the Ginger Ninja theme!
I really enjoyed the challenge and will definately be back to see what the next challenge will be. It was a good way of making me look at my crafty stash and see what I had that could be used for the theme and it was a great excuse to get this sailor out to play! I hope you like my card and thanks so much for stopping by.
AKA the Ginger Ninja!!