Stars and Stripes

Hello Everybody,
Thanks for all your lovely comments. Sorry, I haven’t been able to visit many of your blogs to say hello. I am still on holiday, went for a long one this year. I managed to sneak a few crafty bits into the caravan … and with a bit of creativity I am able to join the current challenge at Out of a Hat Creations which is ‘Stars and Stripes’.

Here is what I used: Ultimate Pro from Crafter’s Companion, sentiment stamp from Wild Rose Studio, inks fom Srampin’Up!, black fineliner, card blank and sanding block from my stash.


Posted from WordPress for Windows Phone

ATSM Challenge 52

Hello Everybody,

Thanks for all your lovely comments. Glad you liked my Joyfold Card last week.

It’s time for another challenge again at Addicted to Stamps and More, which this week is Challenge #52 Make your Mark.

This means, it is time to get out your pens and put them through their paces.

A new month and a new sponsor … Melonheads will be sponsoring the whole month of July, and each week the winner gets one bundle of their choice.


Feel free to check them out, funky stamps for lots of uses.

Here is my DT piece for the week:

Doodeled Pets

As you can see, I went for the doodled look. I hadn’t used this Magenta stamp in a while and fancied doing something with it. I coloured the ‘three pets’ using my Stamp’n’Write Markers (perfect plum. so saffron and wild wasabi by Stampin’Up!) and stamped the image towards the bottom right hand corner. Next I stamped the sentiment (Wild Rose Studio) in perfect plum towards the top left hand corner … then I started doodling using the fine tip of my markers. For added interest I decided to use two colours, plum and wasabi, for my border. To finish I added some gems to the pets’ bow-ties.

Sound easy, and once you got the design right it’s also very quick to make. The card above is actually my 3rd attempt. Initially I used all the colours for a 3-line doodled border, it looked too heavy. Then I used too much pressure when stamping the sentiment, which lead to the lines being to thick, and it looked smudged. For the 3rd attempt I used my inkpad to ink the sentiment and my stamping mat underneath my card … so much for wanting to cut corners.

And here is how I modified my design to rescue my 2nd attempt:

Doodled Pets rescue

I stamped the sentiment again on a piece of white card, doodled a border around it, cut it out and edged the sides before adhering it over the smudged one. To balance the card off a few more gems were needed.

Please check out the designs of the team. They’re as always fabulous and will get your creative juices flowing.

Hope you join the fun at Addicted to Stamps and More.

Happy Crafting!!! 🙂