Category Archives: Tuesday Trigger

MFW Tuesday Trigger 10/9 (In Transition), Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge 16/9 (Not Stamping on Card Stock)

Cath’s inspiration picture at Moxie Fab World’s Tuesday Trigger is amazing … the sort of picture you can just sit and look at for ages … and I did, even after I made my card!  Over at Simon Says Stamp’s Monday Challenge, we’ve to find something to stamp on that’s not card stock … fabric, wood, patterned paper etc … I chose vellum.  Here’s what I did to combine the two challenges …

MFWTT 10-9, SSSM 16-9

          Simon Monday Challenge Blog

I stuck reasonable well to the inspiration picture, using two sets of three overlapping vellum strips, stamped repeatedly with an Annabelle Stamps fine lined background image … predominently with one colour, then overlaid a couple of times with the base colour of the adjacent strip.  That sounds complicated, but it wasn’t … green overlaid with yellow, yellow with blue and blue with green for the first set, and then orange overlaid with red. red with navy, navy with orange for the second.  They were fixed in place using Invisidots.  The PTI sentiment was stamped and embossed in white on an uncoloured strip of vellum and fixed to overlap the sides of the coloured panel, reflecting the overlapping at the top and bottom.

That’s it for now, may be back later with a little something.  Thanks so much for popping in, your visits and comments are always a joy!  Anita 🙂


Less is More #135 (Use a Stamp), MFW Tuesday Trigger 27/8 (Honouring Ombre), SSS Wednesday Challenge 28/8 (Anything Goes)

I’ve been setting up Feedly over the past week or so.  WordPress Reader has been fine so far along my journey in blogland, although I haven’t found a way of categorising using it, so everything just appears in one huge list.  It’s lovely when there’s loads of time to simply sit and browse, but it’s not very friendly towards the ‘quick-dip-here-and-there-in-a-quiet-moment’ approach I often use.  So, thanks to Kim at Joyful Creations With Kim, who did a wonderful indepth review pending the demise of Google Reader earlier in the year, I finally took the plunge and got going with Feedly … seemed a good time after my long ‘renovation break’ … it sets up everything beautifully and panders immensely to my neat freak obsession tendencies.

Why do you need to know this?  Well, I’m now at the stage of moving all those wonderful blogs I follow from WordPress to Feedly … and because I’m just a smidge technologically challenged, it’s possible there may be a few glitches along the way.  So if I disappear from your list of followers, worry not, you’ve not been struck off … I’m just using a different route to get to you :).

Now, onto my card for today.  Chrissie and Jen at Less is More are hosting a ‘Penny Black Plays Along’ special this week … their challenge is to use a rubber stamp, with watercolouring if possible, and there’s a prize!  In my Feedly meanderings, I came upon Tuesday Trigger at Moxie Fab World … a challenge I’ve seen out there, but never joined in with.  Cath’s theme is an ombre one and as the inspiration picture is so delicious, I just had to play along!  Finally, I’m linking up with Simon Says Stamp’s Wednesday Challenge, where the theme’s ‘Anything Goes’.

LIM135, TT27-8, SSSW28-8

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The image panel was watercoloured using the same shades as the ombre cake, it was stamped whilst still damp with an Annabelle Stamps image, and was then mounted on a previously masked and sponged rectangle.  The sentiment is from Woodware and I tinted the little pearls with just a touch of pink Promarker.  The coloured inks are from Studio G and the grey is Memento London Fog.

I’m off for a wander around to see what everyone else has been inspired to create.  Thanks so much for popping in, your visits and comments are always a delight!

Anita 🙂