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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

LOC Tea for Two

I thought I would change the pace a little and show you something cute, perhaps even a little on the whimsical side today - unusual for me I know but how can I resist these adorable images.

The Layers of Color Rise and Shine art stamp set and Chicken Wire Teacup cling art stamp just seem to go together - don't you think?!


I stamped the images separately and placed pieced them together


one of the chickens from the Rise and Shine art stamp set is stamped onto yellow card stock - and as I love colouring in, I could resist adding some extra touches of color!


Repeating the process with the Chicken Wire Teacup cling art stamp, although it is only lightly coloured I love the dimension it has added.


Some delish thick Ric Rac and pearls finish this simple card off perfectly - in my opinion!  What do you think?!

This card is for the following challenges:
Creative Card Crew - Anything Goes
Paper and Such Design - Use A Farm Animal
DDH Challenges - Dry Embossing
Make it Monday - always Anything Goes
 Creations by Gill M - Anything that flies

You can see more of my projects in my Layers of Color Gallery, while you are there make sure you check out the other Design Team galleries there is so much inspiration waiting to be discovered, we are thrilled that Layers of Color is a Spellbinders Preferred Product Partner
You can also check out Layers of Color Art Stamps on our FACEBOOK GROUP and have a look at the Layers of Color Art Stamps FLICKR GROUP where you can upload your LOC artwork and be inspired by hundreds of fabulous LOC creations! You are going to LOVE it!!
Making your creative world more colorful with Layers of Color!
Thank you for your comments and all of the support you give me - you make blogging such an amazing place to be!! Your encouragement is such a blessing for me - it makes my day! God bless you!
{{{hugs}}}

Monday, August 29, 2011

LOC Vintage Bouquet

I am popping in with a quick card to show you as I am busy working on some New Release projects and some other exciting things that I cannot show you YET, but you know I will when I can - in the meantime...........


I can show you this card I created using the Layers of Color Gifts of Love art stamp set, illustrated by the lovely Nina Brackett.

If you know me at all you would know I LOVE layers, dimension and texture - but there are time when you just need a quick and easy card - well this is the set for you!!  The images are divine and only require the slighest colour, if any...

add a sentiment, using the Spellbinders Fancy Tags One, along with the Labels Ten for the image, all being cut with the Spellbinders Grand Calibur (so-o-o smooth!)

add some recycled lace and embossed DP and you have one very quick and elegant card. 

This card is for the following challenges:
One Stitch At A Time - Halloween or Autumn (Fall) - the colours remond me of autumn
Marks Finest Papers - Use lace on your card
Sweet Stampin - Strawberry Chocolate and Cream
Totally Gorjuss -  As you like it
Jellypark Challenges - punches and/or die cuts

You can see more of my projects in my Layers of Color Gallery, while you are there make sure you check out the other Design Team galleries there is so much inspiration waiting to be discovered, we are thrilled that Layers of Color is a Spellbinders Preferred Product Partner.
You can also check out Layers of Color Art Stamps on our FACEBOOK GROUP and have a look at the Layers of Color Art Stamps FLICKR GROUP where you can upload your LOC artwork and be inspired by hundreds of fabulous LOC creations! You are going to LOVE it!!
Making your creative world more colorful with Layers of Color!

Thank you for your comments and all of the support you give me - you make blogging such an amazing place to be!! Your encouragement is such a blessing for me - it makes my day! God bless you!
{{{hugs}}}

Sunday, August 28, 2011

SSIC Spread Your Wings

This weeks Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge is hosted by the ever sweet Miesje, who has chosen this scripture from Corinthians


Because the loaf of bread is  one, we, though many, are one body, for we all partake of the one loaf.
1 Corinthians 10:17


Miesje has given us a recipe for this weeks challenge - choose at least 3 of the following for one card. (ribbon, button, a swirl, hat pin, brad, charm, popped up image)


I love this Little Dreams set from Darkroom Door and haved wanted to use this image since I got it - now seems like a good time - I have stamped a seperate wing and popped it up on foam tape, colouring lightly with SU Chalks/Pastels and added some 3D Kindy Glitz


and added a homemade stock pin - I am loving these - a BIG thank you to my dear Stampin' Sister Sistah Sabrina for introducing me to them in a gorgeous RAK - Sabrina I have saved them and use them sparingly - no jewellery is safe at our house!  LOL!


You can see all of the dimension in this photo
This card is for the following challenges:
Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge - Sketch - hello girls!!!
Just Add Ink - something from stash
Poodles Parlour - anything goes
 Show and Tell - Anything goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge - Anything Goes
CASE Study Challenge -Signature Style - Show us your Style
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes
Deep Ocean Challenge - Light Blue
My Time To Craft - Here Come The Girls
Jac-Inks Papercraft Challenges - Inspirational Photo
Cheerful Stamp Pad - Portraits
Heart Song InspirationsShabby Chic style and/or use Pearls
Make it Monday - always Anything Goes
Paper Pretties - Colours: Blue, Brown and Choice
Stamps R Us - Anything Goes

Make sure your stop by the Design Team Blogs for lots of inspiration

You can see more of my projects in my Layers of Color Gallery, while you are there make sure you check out the other Design Team galleries there is so much inspiration waiting to be discovered, we are thrilled that Layers of Color is a Spellbinders Preferred Product Partner
You can also check out Layers of Color Art Stamps on our FACEBOOK GROUP  and  have a look at the Layers of Color Art Stamps FLICKR GROUP where you can upload your LOC artwork and be inspired by hundreds of fabulous LOC creations! You are going to LOVE it!!
Making your creative world more colorful with Layers of Color!
Thank you for your comments and all of the support you give me - you make blogging such an amazing place to be!!  Your encouragement is such a blessing for me  - it makes my day!  God bless you!
{{{hugs}}}

LOC Just Because

What fun to be able to play along with this weeks Inspiration Challenge on SplitCoastStampers - I try to get there but somehow the week goes and....blah, blah,blah....LOL!


I was inspired by these beautiful pansies and had to reach for the divine Layers of Color Pansy Corner cling art stamp


Keeping the flowers as the main feature I have used some Stampin' Up and Pink Paislee DP's


adding a sentiment from the Layers of Color Sent with Love art stamp set


Pansies seem to to beautiful in every colour - soft or bold, they are always blooming and beautiful - here is Australia it is always a pleasure to see them popping up amidst the winter cold.

This card is for the following challenges:
Cuddly Buddly - say something nice
Digi Doodle Shop's Best - Anything Goes
Pals Paper Arts - Create a CAS card and round some corners - or adorn some corners (the Pansy Corner is perfetc for this!)
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes 

You can see more of my projects in my Layers of Color Gallery, while you are there make sure you check out the other Design Team galleries there is so much inspiration waiting to be discovered, we are thrilled that Layers of Color is a Spellbinders Preferred Product Partner
You can also check out Layers of Color Art Stamps on our FACEBOOK GROUP  and  have a look at the Layers of Color Art Stamps FLICKR GROUP where you can upload your LOC artwork and be inspired by hundreds of fabulous LOC creations! You are going to LOVE it!!
Making your creative world more colorful with Layers of Color!
Thank you for your comments and all of the support you give me - you make blogging such an amazing place to be!!  Your encouragement is such a blessing for me  - it makes my day!  God bless you!
{{{hugs}}}

Friday, August 26, 2011

LOC Prancer Tag

I am busy working on some New Release projects for Layers of Color - they are so amazing and I cannot wait to show you BUT that is not going to happen until 19 September - keep watching for more details!

In the meantime I am showing you another tag I have created for my Tags Workshop on 10 September - what fun I am having, I hope the ladies will too!


I have used the Reindeer Waltz art stamp set - don't you love this filigree reindeer 


There are a few techniques involved and they will have to wait for the Workshop to be revealed!  LOL! 


This tag is for the following challenges:
CASE Study Challenge -Signature Style - Show us your Style
Craft Us Crazy - Anything goes in August
Digi Doodle Shop's Best - Anything Goes
Do You Stack Up? - Boy or Man
Dutch Dare Card Challenge - Anything but a card
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes
Pixie Dust Studio - Add a Tag or Create a Tag
Divas by Design - Christmas
Freshly Brewed - embossing
Paper Shelter Challenge - diecuts/punches
Stampavie and More - Christmas
Creative Craft Challenges - Anything But A Card
Tuesday Throwdown - Dimension and Texture
Passionately Artistic - Linking Party

You can see more of my projects in my Layers of Color Gallery, while you are there make sure you check out the other Design Team galleries there is so much inspiration waiting to be discovered, we are thrilled that Layers of Color is a Spellbinders Preferred Product Partner.
You can also check out Layers of Color Art Stamps on our FACEBOOK GROUP and have a look at the Layers of Color Art Stamps FLICKR GROUP where you can upload your LOC artwork and be inspired by hundreds of fabulous LOC creations! You are going to LOVE it!!
Making your creative world more colorful with Layers of Color!
Thank you for your comments and all of the support you give me - you make blogging such an amazing place to be!! Your encouragement is such a blessing for me - it makes my day! God bless you!
{{{hugs}}}

Thursday, August 25, 2011

LOC Steampunked Dragonflies

I am having a lot of fun  creating tags and thought I would show you one of them!  This one is created using Layers of Color Dotted Delight art stamp set


and the Tim Holtz Embossing Folders - aren't these divine - thank you to my friend Anne for the loan of them - I can see I am going to have to invest in these, they are divine - but you knew that didn't you!


I cannot give you too many details as I am teaching this in my  in September and have to keep some surprises for the day!  LOL!


But I can tease you with some more details - I can tell you that there are Distressing Inks involved -no surprises there either are there? LOL!


This tag is for the following challenges:
Creative Craft Challenges - Anything But A Card
Tuesday Throwdown -Dimension & Texture
DDH Challenges - Dry Embossing
Make it Monday - always Anything Goes
Paper Playtime - Anything Goes
PollycraftAutumn Colours
Stamps R Us - Anything Goes
Woodware USA - Try a New Technique

You can see more of my projects in my Layers of Color Gallery, while you are there make sure you check out the other Design Team galleries there is so much inspiration waiting to be discovered, we are thrilled that Layers of Color is a Spellbinders Preferred Product Partner
You can also check out Layers of Color Art Stamps on our FACEBOOK GROUP  and  have a look at the Layers of Color Art Stamps FLICKR GROUP where you can upload your LOC artwork and be inspired by hundreds of fabulous LOC creations! You are going to LOVE it!!
Making your creative world more colorful with Layers of Color!
Thank you for your comments and all of the support you give me - you make blogging such an amazing place to be!!  Your encouragement is such a blessing for me  - it makes my day!  God bless you!
{{{hugs}}}

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

LOC Loving Bouquet

Simple cards often elude me but I was happy to be able to create this one using the Layers of Color Gifts of Love art stamp set, illustrated by the talented Nina Brackett.


The image has been stamped with Tsukineko Versafine Ink


and coloured with SU Chalks/Pastels and a Blender Pen - this is my favourite technique. it is so much fun and so quick and easy.


The sentiment has been stamped and cut with the Spellbinders Fancy Tags Three has been but using the Grand Calibur, it always cuts so crisply.  The Tag has been sponged with Rangers Scattered Straw Distress Ink before it is taken out of the Nestibilitie.


This card is for the following challenges:
365 Cards - Strawberry Lemonade
Allsorts - You've been Framed
Designed 2 Delight - Anything Goes
Little Claire's - Wedding/Anniversary 
Stampin' B's - JFF - Distressing
Heart Song InspirationsShabby Chic style and/or use Pearls
Make it Monday - always Anything Goes
Pollycraft - SIO - Autumn Colours
Paper Playtime - Anything Goes
 Stamps R Us - Anything Goes

You can see more of my projects in my Layers of Color Gallery, while you are there make sure you check out the other Design Team galleries there is so much inspiration waiting to be discovered, we are thrilled that Layers of Color is a Spellbinders Preferred Product Partner
You can also check out Layers of Color Art Stamps on our FACEBOOK GROUP  and  have a look at the Layers of Color Art Stamps FLICKR GROUP where you can upload your LOC artwork and be inspired by hundreds of fabulous LOC creations! You are going to LOVE it!!
Making your creative world more colorful with Layers of Color!
Thank you for your comments and all of the support you give me - you make blogging such an amazing place to be!!  Your encouragement is such a blessing for me  - it makes my day!  God bless you!
{{{hugs}}}

Sunday, August 21, 2011

SSIC LOC Rose Resist

I love Sunday's and one of the reasons is that it is time for the Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge this week is brought to us by MariLynn - who has chosen:


 For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind
2 Timothy 1:7

MariLynn has challenged is to try something that you might have been AFRAID to try before now, examples... a new technique, a new color combo, a new style (CAS if you are a Layered stamper, or reversed) so a one layer card is where this challenge has taken me - not my thing usually...

It has definitely been made easier by using the Layers of Color Vintage Roses art stamp set and the Crayon Resist technique - I have had a lot of fun with this technique and love the way it looks with soft colours - Rangers Scattered Straw and Tattered Rose.


The divine roses are some I acquired at the Craft and Quilt Fair - it comes in rows of six - I trimmed one row off and adhered it to the card, adding pearls as a final touch.

This card is for the following challenges:
365 Cards - Vintage plus Yellow
Challenge Up Your Life - No patterned paper
Designed 2 Delight -  Anything Goes
C.R.A.F.T. - Resist Technique
Craft Us Crazy - Anything goes in August
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes
Stamp Insanity - Anything goes
Karen's Doodles Netherlands - Tell it with flowers
Try It On Tuesday - Anything Goes

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You can read MariLynn's devotional over at the Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge
Make sure you stop by the Designers Blogs are some amazing inspiration

You can see more of my projects in my Layers of Color Gallery, while you are there make sure you check out the other Design Team galleries there is so much inspiration waiting to be discovered, we are thrilled that Layers of Color is a Spellbinders Preferred Product Partner
You can also check out Layers of Color Art Stamps on our FACEBOOK GROUP  and  have a look at the Layers of Color Art Stamps FLICKR GROUP where you can upload your LOC artwork and be inspired by hundreds of fabulous LOC creations! You are going to LOVE it!!
Making your creative world more colorful with Layers of Color!
Thank you for your comments and all of the support you give me - you make blogging such an amazing place to be!!  Your encouragement is such a blessing for me  - it makes my day!  God bless you!
{{{hugs}}}

Friday, August 19, 2011

LOC FAF Renewed Strength

 My inspiration for Layers of Color Faith Art Friday came to me while at the Canberra Craft and quilt Show, I was greatly inspired by the artist and Photographer Rachel Greig who was teaching the Crayon Resist Technique.
As I coloured and sponged the images it led me to thinking of this scripture in Isaiah
Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding.
He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength.

Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall:
But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.
Isa 40:28- 31
I have used the Layers of Color Butterfly Collector, The Love Chapter art stamp set, Ranger Distressing Inks - Spiced Marmalade, Peeled Paint and Walnut Stain.
This card is for the following challenges:
My Mum's Craft shop - Summer
Oldie But Goodie Challenge - The Great Outdoors
My Grafico - Always anything goes
The Craft Garden - Bold, bright and loud
C.R.A.F.T. - Resist Technique
Craft Us Crazy - Anything goes in August
Little Miss Muffet Challenges - Multiple Images
Shelly's Images - Show Us what you got (anything goes)
Stamp Insanity - Anything goes
Stampin' B's - JFF - Distressing
You can see more of my projects in my Layers of Color Gallery, while you are there make sure you check out the other Design Team galleries there is so much inspiration waiting to be discovered, we are thrilled that Layers of Color is a Spellbinders Preferred Product Partner
You can also check out Layers of Color Art Stamps on our FACEBOOK GROUP  and  have a look at the Layers of Color Art Stamps FLICKR GROUP where you can upload your LOC artwork and be inspired by hundreds of fabulous LOC creations! You are going to LOVE it!!
Making your creative world more colorful with Layers of Color!
Thank you for your comments and all of the support you give me - you make blogging such an amazing place to be!!  Your encouragement is such a blessing for me  - it makes my day!  God bless you!
{{{hugs}}}

LOC Blue for You

Flowers are beautiful all year round and this is definitely the case with the May Bouquet cling art stamp from Layers of Color.
The image has been coloured with SU Chalks/Pastels using a Blender Pen.  It has been cut out and hand dyed Seam Binding wrapped around the stems


I have also used DP from Pink Paislee, Basic Grey and Stampin' Up (all offcuts from my stash), braid and the Fleur de Lis Embossing Folder by Provocraft.
This card is for the following challenges:
Crafts and Me - blue or bluegreens
365 Cards - vintage plus blue
Deep Ocean Challenge - Light Blue
Karen's Doodles Netherlands - Tell it with flowers
My Grafico -  Always anything goes
Happileigh Scrappin - SIO - Keep it cool (cool colours)
Make it Monday - always Anything Goes
Paper Playtime - Anything Goes
Pollycraft - Distressing
AiFactory - Anything Goes
Craft Us Crazy - Anything goes in August (Again)
Crafty Sentiments - No Sentiment
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes 
Stamp Insanity -Anything goes
Stampin' B's - Distressing
You can see more of my projects in my Layers of Color Gallery, while you are there make sure you check out the other Design Team galleries there is so much inspiration waiting to be discovered, we are thrilled that Layers of Color is a Spellbinders Preferred Product Partner
You can also check out Layers of Color Art Stamps on our FACEBOOK GROUP  and  have a look at the Layers of Color Art Stamps FLICKR GROUP where you can upload your LOC artwork and be inspired by hundreds of fabulous LOC creations! You are going to LOVE it!!
Making your creative world more colorful with Layers of Color!
Thank you for your comments and all of the support you give me - you make blogging such an amazing place to be!!  Your encouragement is such a blessing for me  - it makes my day!  God bless you!
{{{hugs}}}