I’ve had such fun working on this mini canvas the last few days
when I had a spare minute or two..
I got these little canvasses from a pound-shop [2 in a pack with stands]
and wanted to make something to sit on the desks at work.
Working out how to cram a stamp,
sentiment and embellishments onto a 9 x 7cm workspace
was an experience to say the least..
but am pleased with the result
I started by distressing the canvas and then
tried stamping directly onto it with staz-on,
but eventho I packed the back, [the hollow bit] with some cardboard,
it still wouldn’t stamp fully…
So back to the original way of stamping on CS and coloured the gorgeous
‘Love Grows’ image by Lili of the Valley with Copics.
Cut out the image and stuck to the canvas with Rangers Glue N Seal,
a left over from the Tim Holtz class last Feb.
I then applied the same medium all over the canvas and let dry.
Stamped the sentiment the same way and added to the canvas,
when the sealant was completely dry
I misted it all with Rangers Perfect Pearls,
that is what gives that fabby golden glow.
[click the pic for full view]
To finish I used some sticky gems and flowers from stash.
As it happens, the current challenge over at the LOTV Challenge blog is
‘Peach & Green’
you still have a couple of days to hop on over and join the fun..
There is a yummie prize from Wild Orchid Crafts up for grabs.
Thanks for your visit today,
Big hugs, Marlena x
meet the Larakins.. Ashton & Boo
They are the two cheeky little elves from the Emerald Fairy collection.
When I seen these cuties at Debs Creations..
I had to have them straight away!
As a girl that likes to get inky.. I prefer rubber to digi images,
but I couldn’t even wait for these to be shipped to me
and the download was near enough instant, so I could get colouring asap!
I coloured my image with Copic sketch markers,
Face: E000, E00, E11 and R21
Browns: E42, E17, E25, E27
and Blues: BG10, BG11, BG72
I then touched up the shadows with W1,W3 and T3
I’ve coloured the background by totally covering it with E40,
then adding shadows with E41, E42, T1, T3 and T4.
To finish I added lots of dots with fine liner marker pens.
The sketch I’ve used for my card is last weeks
Create 4 Fun sketch
and the challenge over at ASFOS is a recipe:
3 PP, 3 Buttons/Flowers and 3 Gems
Thanks for looking
Hugs, Marlene x
Happy Saturday all..
Started this card this morning after seeing the lovely sketch provided by Bev for the new challenge over at
so cut the image out with an oval surround [like in the sketch] and started colouring.
Added finishing touches with my newly filled E43 copic marker and disaster strikes…
big blob of ink all over..
that will teach me to fill it up full to the brim!!
Luckily it was on the outside lines
and there was no way me throwing this image away and start afresh,
so cut it out and added it to a tag,
then imagination took over and cut another 2 tags
to make this swing tag as the centre feature
Happy mistake after all I think!!
The papers I’ve used are FancyPants ‘Botanical’
and the sentiment strip comes from the coordinating tag sheet.
Used the MS valentine lace heart border punch
and used the offcut hearts as little embellishments
[paper is double sided, so had the choice of blue & pink]
The tiny tags by the ribbon are made with my new SU! punch, they are soooo dainty!
The flower is made up with Marianne design die cuts
and as the challenge over at
CUTE CARD THURSDAY
is ‘Make your own..’ my card fits in nicely there too.
Thanks everso much for looking and any comments you might leave,
Have a wonderful Bankholiday weekend!
The JUST MAGNOLIA challenge blog is celebrating their first Blogoversary this week
with a big Hop & lots of goodies..
so I would be mad to miss it!
There is a sketch to follow,
provided by Mina and it is gorgeous!
I wanted to use this cute Honey Tilda and I had her masked and sitting on the honey pot..
but that made the image way too long to fit the sketch so I’ve cut and added her onto the ovals in 3D.
She is coloured with Copics and added lots of sparkle,
can’t see it very well in the picture but you can click on it to see the full view.
Also added a couple of little magnolia bees..
cutting them out was a challenge in itself with my nails!!! lol
I just had to use one of my new MS border punches,
couldn’t choose which but love this delicate looking one [Tear Drop]
Used Tall Tales paper from Stampin Up! and edged with Choc Chip textured card stock.
Thanks for looking and any comments you might leave,
off to hop along to see all the gorgeous DT projects,
have a fabulous weekend all!
Hugs, Marlene xx
Oh my.. I have been busy, seems like I had some catching up to do right?
When I visited Janneke’s lovely blog yesterday
she was displaying a gorgeous box that was the new challenge over at the
DOUBLEDUTCH challenge blog.
It looked so cute, just had to make a start straight away!!
It might look quite big in the picture,
but in reality it is only small and I couldn’t really use the boy image I wanted to use for it [way to big]
so I decided to make a card to go with it
The card fits in with 3 other challenges..
First the sketch is from the
SPOON FULL OF SUGAR
challenge blog provided by Nikki.. just yummie! Thx for sharing!!
Over at PAPERTAKE WEEKLY the theme is ‘CUTIE PIE‘
Well, if this little fella isn’t cute, I don’t know what is.. lol
Then lastly when I finished my card I noticed that it also fits in with the challenge for
ANYONE FOR ANYA
by chance where they would like to see 3 shapes [1 of 1, 2 of another and 3 of yet another] and I’ve got 1 star, 2 square panels and 3 rectangles.
The papers are once again by PINK PAISLEE and this time Bayberry Cottage was used.
The boy with doggie is from the TGF Buddies set from SILLY MONKEY CRAFTS,
I have paper pieced the boys hat, top and shorts,
everything else was coloured with COPICS
Sentiments on box and card are SU!, as is the star punch.
Thanks muchos for looking and have a fabulous Thursday whatever you may be doing..
As promised I’m back today with the copic version of my card from yesterday..
You might say…
I thought you used the same image and papers? why do they look so different then?
The papers are from the same MME Bella, bella pad only the blue section..
This pad is my alltime favorite at the moment and I can’t stop using it!!
Tilda has been stamped onto SU! whisper white with Memento tuxedo black
and coloured with Copic Sketch markers.
So… what about the difference??
My thoughts on this are as follows:
* Quick to apply
* Harder to blend
* Large colour choice [well over 300]
* Can be used with airgun for backgrounds
* Are a bit pricey [specially if you want them all!]
* Makes you feel like a kid colouring
* Easy storage
* Easy to blend, little mistakes are easy to rectify
* More intense colours when applied in several layers
* Colour choice more restricted 
* Makes me feel like an artist instead of ‘kids play’
* Reasonable price for inks [or re-inkers]
* Good paper & brushes make all the difference, these are expensive!
* Easy storage
I like working with both mediums,
I don’t think I’ve got a favorite and enjoy both in their own way.
I’m afraid you can expect to see projects in Copics or Inks on my blog for a while to come!
Please let me know what you think.. love to compare notes =)
For those of you that are new to Distress inks I’ve got a tutorial on how I use them
You can find it HERE,
It is quite an old one but hoping to update it when I have a few spare hours.
I would like to wish each and every one of you a very happy Easter!
Have fabulous family time & lots of chocolate!!
Today I would like to show you my card with one of the digital stamps from
available at Funky Kits
She is called Web-Knitter and she’s sooo pretty!
Using Digital stamps is still pretty new for me..
this is only about the 3rd time I’ve ever used one.
Am I the only one who is having trouble getting these images printed out in the correct size?
And also does it always take ages for the ink to dry?
I think I definately still prefer the old rubba..
good job too as I’ve got hundreds of stamps all eagerly waiting to be inked up again soon!
I’ve followed the sketch that was put up today over at
PAPER TAKE WEEKLY
and as usual it is another cracker by Dawny..
Thx for sharing sweetie!!
The papers are from Breezy design,
flowers from my stash drawers and lots of doodling with a white opaque pen.
Thanks for looking and have a great evening!
Hugs, Marlene x