Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Borders or Punches and Thank You


Life here has been hectic with helping family move - we are pleased to see them back resident in our town, and loving having them so much closer, but time to blog has been minimal.

The card I have made is for the 
CCC Digi Creations Challenge #10
A digi with borders or punches
who are donating three digi images of their choice for the winner of the challenge.

Oak Pond Creations also supplied the fabulous images for the design team to use.  I used the beautiful Strawberries image for my card.

I folded the base of the card slightly off centre, punched the edge of some copy paper to use as a lining, and adhered it so that the punched edge showed against the offset edge.

I also punched the edge of the patterned paper, placing it on the same side as the white punched edge to add emphasis to the design.

I coloured the image with chalks, and then mounted it over a die cut doily, French Pastry by Cheery Lynn  using some really bulky glue dots that have given some subtle dimension to the card.

I finished the card with some ribbon and a sentiment panel, punning on the bunch of strawberries.

The final detail was to glue some gold micro beads on the fruit for the seeds. 
A wee touch whimsy for the fun of it.

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Monday, September 29, 2014

Red 'n' Gold


I have had a wonderful last three days with loads of time in the studio, and lots of great results. 
 Woohoo - my mojo is back!

This card started with a stencilled panel - well, actually it is the reverse of a stencil that I placed onto a piece of white card stock and brayered over it - the stencil had been used with a spray ink, and this is the result of using the negative side of it

The stencilled layer was covered with crinkled tissue which was adhered with gel medium, and then coated with another layer of the gel medium.

I then rubbed some Inka Gold (paste) in gold gently over it to 'catch' in, and highlight, the raised wrinkles in the tissue.

The sentiment panel was a SB label cut in gold paper and the greeting embossed in red.
This was then layered over a SB die cut made from gold DCWV metallic card.

The flowers were punched with  Stampin' Up mini punches in the two gold papers, and layered before a red rhinestone was added.

The lace and the ribbon were the finishing touch.
I really enjoyed making this card, playing with the textures and materials, and with the final result.

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Saturday, September 27, 2014

Plum Honey Comb and a Purple Butterfly


I have had a flat period where my mojo has departed, so any cards I have made have been variations on previous ones... not good.  So last night I went to Pinterest and looked at the cards I have pinned from there, and today I flew.  This card is a CASE of  a CASE I have discovered, after following the pin to its source

I took the hexagonal shapes, (cut from some card from a DCWV Metallic Stack) but cut more of them, and positioned them slightly apart.

I positioned the sentiment (a retired stamp from The Crafts Meow) differently, embossed it, and added an off-cut and pearls underneath it, that was not on the original.

The butterfly (a retired image form Layers of Color) was stamped on glossy purple paper and embossed with lavender ep.

The card stock that I used as the base is a pale gray card that is made from recycled material, and it has a fine, slightly darker fleck in it - something a bit different that adds interest to the card.

Another off-cut was used at the bottom of the inside of the card, and another butterfly stamped in Memento Lulu Lavender ink

This butterfly was stamped on the facing page of the insert, and I have shown it at this size to show the wonderful detail it has.

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Cork, Bling and a Daisy


I printed and coloured this Daisy Doodle image with prisma pencils some time ago, and today had time to 'play' and mount it onto a card.

I started by cutting the image out and gently smoothing on some pale blue chalk onto the background before I removed the die.

I had fun with the wee critter images, 
and added some kindy glitz to glam them up.

The finished panel was mounted over some cork that I had cut with another die, and sponged the edges of with Espresso ink.

The sentiment was gold embossed and cut with a die – the orange tag is the same colour as the base card stock, and was threaded with gingham ribbon.
The same ribbon was also used to make a bow on the stem of the flower, which covers the leaves in the image.

Some rhinestones were placed around the card after assembling it.
The background patterned paper was from an Amy Tangerine pad.

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Saturday, September 20, 2014

Recycled Car


Another 'boy' card, and again a recycled element, and this time it is the image, which was fussy cut off an old card.

I started with a creamy card base, and sprayed it with some silver and gold shimmer sprays.

Some black and white papers were woven to form a base, and this panel was mounted above a strip of silver and clear washi tape.

The sentiment was gold embossed on red card, and die cut, with a gold pen run around the inside of the die before it was removed.  In this photo you can see some of the shimmering background.

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Textured Cars


I was recently given some old cards to up-cycle, and as soon as I saw this background my mind went to these chipboard cars that I recently purchased.

The cars were painted with black gesso, then run through the cuttlebug in a Tim Holtz folder, and had Inka Gold rubs in Gold and Bronze rubbed on them.

I stamped some bubble wrap onto the background with Staz On Timber Brown ink,

Then added some magic mesh (from my stash, it is over 10 years old and it still stuck!!) and rubbed some Inka Gold Silver rub over it.

The final addition was the sentiment panel - a silver embossed stamp from Kiwi Stamping, (again an original from way back) The letters were filled in with a sparkling blue pen, and rubbed silver around the edge before adhering the panel with silver brads.

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Monday, September 15, 2014

Collecting Wrinkles


This week at CCC Digi Creations Challenge we are being sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps, and the winner will receive 7 Bugaboo images of their choice. 
The theme of this weeks challenge is 
'For the Man in your Life'.

My card uses the bugaboo image Gus - Birthday.  As soon as I saw the sentiment, I knew which embossing folder I wanted to use with it.  After embossing the background, I rubbed Inka Gold silver rub on it.

I coloured the image with water colours, then added Glossy Accents to the balloons and Gus's glasses for some dimension and shine.

The final touch were some embossed brads - they were originally a dull, powder finish, but I read how to emboss them this weekend, and this is the result.

I mounted both the image and sentiment on black card before placing them on the card.

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