Tuesday, 1 May 2018

One end is moo, the other, milk

Sharing a fun card featuring Morag the Moo (love that name!) from Dr Digi’s House of Stamps.

This card was inspired by the current theme at the Alphabet Challenge, ‘C is for Cows’.  I’ve needed an excuse to colour up this cute bovine and this challenge along with the birthday of a friend who makes potato stamps of Aussie bugs to decorate Christmas cards were it.  I’ve coloured Morag in water colours and fussy cut her before popping her onto the scene I created on the front of the card.  And, yep, that’s a swarm of blowies off to the side!

Some grass and flower border die cuts and Morag had something to munch on under the sun I pieced together from a La-La Land die using essentially the negative pieces.  Aleene’s True Snow works a treat for fluffy clouds, more die cuts, which I used to cover the straight edge of my sun.

Between my bovine friend with her shock of long hair and flying pests I am thinking I’ve gone pretty wild on this card.  I might also go for a more offbeat interpretation of that prompt with my sentiment where I’ve let my imagination go wild with all the various things that can be said so succinctly in cow!  So I’m entering it in the current challenge at Time Out. 

This card is also a twisted easel to enable me to play along at Crafting with Dragonflies.  Haven’t done one of these for a while and it was fun.

To prop up my easel I created a sign for a cattle station by colouring Morag again in all black, scanning her back in and flipping her before squeezing the station name ‘MOO’ between the two.  I wasn’t up for fussy cutting any of this and my Silhouette isn’t even set up on my new computer so I opted for a wooden rather than black metal sign and printed this up, including the interpretation into English of the cowlish ‘moo’, on a piece of woodgrain cardstock, which I then inked up in lovely brown distress inks.  Tim is so right, you can never have too many browns!

I added in some Tim Hex Fasteners for the nails on the sign and finished off with a cow bell.  Well, OK, so Tim doesn’t have any cow bells and I didn’t have any in my stash either so I repurposed one of his Christmas bells.  I was going to try and flatten it with a hammer until I spoke to a crafty friend who suggested the safer option of running it through my die cutting machine and it worked a treat.

Dies, SVGs & Templates etc
La-La Land Crafts Dies~ 8034 Grass Border, 8212 Sunburst & 8013 Tulip Border
Noor! Design Dies ~ 6002/0199 Clouds
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Fasteners ~ Hex
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Findings ~ Tiny Bells
Inks & Paints etc
Aleene’s ~ True Snow
Derwent Watercolour Pencils ~ 14 Deep Vermillion
Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolors ~ No 10 White, No 20 Black, No 33 Orange, No 35 Carmine Red, No 36 Wine Red & No 43 Mid Yellow & No 90 Gold
Tim Holtz Distress Ink ~ Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Fossilized Amber, Frayed Burlap, Gathered Twigs, Ground Espresso, Tea Dye, Vintage Photo & Wild Honey
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock ~ Marshmallow
Bazzill Fourz Cardstock ~ Tropical
Bazzill Monochromatic Cardstock ~ Pinecone
Core’dinations Cardstock ~ Meadow
Fabriano Watercolor Paper ~ 200gsm Hot Pressed
Stampin’ Up! Cardstock ~ Daffodil Delight

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As by the sickness of the soul…

Sharing a quick card featuring a cute stamp from the Quackers set by SugarPea Designs.

I needed to make up a get well card for a male colleague and was a bit lost for ideas until I saw the current theme at Sunny Day Crafting of ducks.  It reminded me of this set of stamps in my stash, those poor duckies have been waiting very patiently to get inked up on a card.  Couldn’t go past this cute little guy with his head in the water.

Made my water from a piece of Yupo paper I had done up to look like water with Tim’s Oxides and Micro Glaze.  Love the effect!  Added in my water ripples with an embossing folder from Sheena Douglas and, for good measure, also wet embossed my sentiment for added shine and texture and so I was covered for both embossing methods over at Make My Monday.

The Paper Players are playing tic tac toe and I thought I’d join in the fun.  I’ve gone down the right hand column with my twine, bird and this being a masculine card.

Chalks & Powders etc
Ranger Embossing Powder ~ Clear Super Fine Detail
Dies, SVGs & Templates etc
My Favorite Things Die-namics ~ MTF-521 Stitched Oval Stax
Sheena Douglas Embossing Folder ~ Water Ripple
Inks & Paints etc
Stampin’ Up! Stampin’ Pad ~ Tempting Turquoise
Tim Holtz Distress ~ Micro Glaze
Tim Holtz Distress Ink ~ Bundled Sage, Brushed Corduroy, Carved Pumpkin, Forest Moss, Fossilized Amber, Gathered Twigs, Mustard Seed, Rusty Hinge & Squeezed Lemonade
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide ~ Broken China, Peacock Feathers & Salty Ocean
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock ~ Marshmallow
Bazzill Prismatic Cardstock ~ Intense Teal
Yupo Paper ~ 200gsm White
Ribbons & Trims etc
Blue & White Bakers Twine from stash

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