Monday, September 1, 2014

Creative Craft Cottage Challenge #27 - with a sketch

Welcome

It is time for another challenge over at the Creative Craft Cottage Challenge, and this time it is a sketch and/or colour challenge.

  

I chose to work with the sketch, which I flipped.


The image I used for the panel came from McMahon Five Design - unfortunately I cannot link to the store as it is currently closed.  I printed it out, cut it using an oval SB die and lightly sponged the background before I removed it.  
The flowers were coloured with prisma coloured pencils.


The wee stamp was one that came as a freebie with a magazine, supplied by Crafty individuals.  I stamped it with Cocoa Ink and coloured it with chalks, and added some Kindy Glitz for a wee bit of sparkle.


The elements of the sketch were made using lace for the horizontal line and web ribbon for the vertical banner shape.


The background dp was some sent to me in a RAK by the lovely Kelly, the Sandcastle Stamper

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(the bird is coloured with chalks)

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Butterflies and CCC Digi Creations Challenge

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It's time for the next CCC Digi Creations Challenge (#8), and our fabulous sponsor is Kathryn, of Whimsy Stamps 


I chose the Butterfly Border  set to use, which also has an individual butterfly image in it, which for this card I printed off on pale blue vellum.


I printed the border off on a piece of dp from a Rosie's 6x6 pad, and painted over it with some oyster Twinkling H20.


The centre panel was stamped and silver embossed on some pale mauve card, and sponged with some violet ink before removing it from the die.


The background paper was a pearlised paper, distributed recently at a craft fair as a flier - I simply turned it over and used the unprinted side and embossed it, before mounting the whole on mauve card. 
 The final details were pearls and some liquid pearls on the bodies of the butterflies.

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Monday, August 25, 2014

Gray gets the Blues

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I would like to welcome the lovely Nadine to my blog as a new follower, and encourage you to pop over to her blog at My Scrap'n'Stuff.

I tried my hand at banners on this card.... 


I am not entirely happy with it - the banners, in retrospect, should have been overlapped further.


All the edges were sponged with Cobblestone ink.



The sentiment was embossed with a denim EP, but for some reason, on the white stripe it speckled white.
 The bakers twine and button finished the card.  
All papers were from the Kaiser Craft Pad After Five.

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Friday, August 22, 2014

Salted Trees

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Sometime ago I made several backgrounds using the salted background technique.  
For this background I used the Tsukineko Rainbow ink pad Cappuccino, and applied it direct to the paper, and then ran the darkest colour across the top to 'fill' the card. 


I then stamped one end of the background with some trees, masking and stamping off to give some dimension.


There was another tree stamped on the opposite end, and a sentiment gold embossed. 


The feature panel was mounted over a cream card sponged with Tea Dye DI, then mounted over a dark brown base.


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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

In the Spotlight

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I would like to welcome a new follower to my blog - something I will be doing in the future. 

Sid joined my followers recently - he is from England, and his blog is called Harpies Crafty Corner. Sid is a talented crafter and displays work using many different techniques.

This was the second card that I taught at class this month.  Spotlighting is not a new technique, but I must admit it was the first time I had used it.


The stamps I used are from Prickly Pear which I received from Michelle Pearson in a RAK a long time ago, and this is the first time it has seen ink.

I inked it up with espresso ink, stamped the area I wanted to spotlight on a scrap, and then die cut the circle where I wanted the spotlight to be.


I coloured the selected area with prisma coloured pencils - I love these as you can layer and blend the colours to get a really rich finish. The rim of the cornucopia was painted with gold ink from the Delecata golden glitz ink pad.


After stamping the sentiment, I sponged the edges of both the image panel and the base with bamboo shoot ink after rounding the corners.  Before mounting the feature panel, I wound some green bakers twine around one end of it for a touch more colour.

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Monday, August 18, 2014

Toby's Teddy

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We recently had a very special addition to the extended family, and this is the card I am sending his parents.


I started with the white layer and cut three rows of pattern using a S/B edgeability die, off setting the pattern on each row.


The sentiment was clear embossed after stamping with Broken Chins Distress Ink, which I also used to sponge the edges of the white panel.


I then stamped this cute bear from Kiwistamping in espresso ink, coloured him with chalks, fussy cut him and  added the blue rhinestone for his belly button.


I mounted him onto the white layer with foam dots near the bottom of the die cuts, added the wee bow and mounted the whole over the blue base card.

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Friday, August 15, 2014

Charming Lillies

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Today I am sharing another post for the CCC Digi Creations, where our sponsor this fortnight is

 

I chose this lovely Lily and Butterfly image to work with for challenge #7 which is Use a Charm or Pin with a digi image.



After colouring the image with Prisma coloured pencils, I fussy cut it and mounted  it on foam tape over a piece of paper that I had chalked clouds onto, and had randomly stamped with the sentiment.


To add a touch of pizzazz I touched the centre of the petals and the edge of the butterfly wings with Ice Stickles.


The charm was tied onto a narrow ribbon that was mounted over a wider, darker one.


Some confetti stars were added as a final detail.


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