Thursday, July 30, 2020

Distressed Brusho's Galaxy


Today's post is part of my DT commitment to Word Art Wednesday, and the new challenge starts today, with  Heartfelt Creations as our sponsor, and they are donating as the prize for the (random) winner, 
a generous $25 Gift Card

The beautiful scripture is available free on the website too, but it is not compulsory to use it.

The background was a piece of watercolour paper that I had 'played' with Brusho's on, including some gold powder, which does not show well in this photo, but there is one later that really picks up the shine

I decided to add some texture by distressing the edges of all the layers, and then inking it with (Memento) Mediterranean Blue ink.

The wee moon topper is from the Kaisercraft Sky Watch paper pad, and I covered it with some glossy accents to add some shimmer and dimension

There was more sparkle inside where I used some blue glitter scotch tape.

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Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Butterflies and Ribbon


I'm afraid that life has become very busy, and will be for the next month or more, so I may not be blogging, or visiting, very much over the next few weeks.

I enjoyed making this card.  My starting point was the lovely card from a Prima pad of wee cards.

Once I had decided that that would be the focal point, I then had to work out what would go with it...

So there was the greeting, embossed in gold and die cut, with the edges sponged with Tea Die D.I., which I also used to sponge all the edges with.

The patterned paper has been in my stash for a long time - I am not sure where it came from. 
The butterflies were cut from some silver card using a wee die that cuts various ones all at once - again I have had it 'forever' - I think it is one from Stampin' Up. 

I added lace across the bottom of the striped panel, and two layers of ribbon on the mini-card, tying a wee knot with the thinner ribbon, catching both layers.
The base of the card is some Kraft cardstock I managed to buy - it's as scarce as hen's teeth here!

The inside was (sort of) randomly stamped with a butterfly stamp - again in the Tea Die ink.

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Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Encouragement in Sea Tones


Today's card is for the Word Art Wednesday new challenge.
This week we are being sponsored by CAS-ual Fridays, who are providing a $20 gift code

My card is a gate fold one, on a base of kraft card

I used paper from the Craftworks Oceania pack.  
I love the coarse glitter on this sheet that reminds me of sand

The wonderful verse was printed, die cut with a S.B rectangle, and sponged with Broken China DI before being removed from the die.  That was mounted on a scalloped rectangle of silver glitter card.

The only embellishments were a few clear rhinestones and some silver ribbon

The inside panel was sponged with ink before being adhered, and a snippet of the paper added.

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Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Tri-fold Anniversary Card


And a very warm welcome to Mrs H of Mrs H's Crafty Corner
Please pop over and say hello - they have some beautiful work on their blogs.

I made this card for a special couple, she loves blue, and he loves fishing, so I couldn't really go wrong with the colour scheme

On the all the panels I used papers from the Kaisercraft Starburst Collection, and sponged the edges with chipped Saphire DI

The wee hearts on the front panel were die cut from glitter card, one layered over the other, and a sliver pen used to outline them to give some definition

The second panel had the (magazine freebie) sentiment embossed in solver

The final panel was completed with some toppers from the pad - the circular one can be lifted to reveal the full sentiment, although it is attached with a wee dot of glue to hold it is position.

The bakers Twine has a silver thread through it for a final touch of elegance

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Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Vintage Elegance


Yes, another post ... I am out babysitting and have some extra time! 
I made this card for a young woman in her late teens some months ago.

The image I used is one from (the now defunct) Kiwi Stamping, that I must have had for at least a decade, possibly longer - it was time it saw ink again.

I stamped it in black ink, and then paper pieced the frock and hat, and added shadows with coloured pencils.  The skin tones, hair parasol, and shoes are all Prismacolor pencil coloured

The necklace and beads have had dimension and shine added with Cottage Ivy Piccolo

The sentiment was embossed with Platinum E.P, directly on the card base, beside the lace that I tucked under the edge of both panels, and some champagne coloured rhinestones were added too.  
The background panel was one that I had discarded much earlier, and I cannot recall which mica medium I used, possibly some Semco paints....

I repeated the image on the inside left of the liner in London Fog ink.

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Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Posy Basket

And a very warm welcome to my latest follower Carla Cremonesi

This card was made very quickly, using odds and ends on my desk

I started with the watercolour background, another Brusho's piece I think, and a basket sticker I had found a few days before when fossicking around on my messy desk!.

I gold embossed the sentiment, an old Hero Arts one, and die cut it before sponging the edges with (Memento Ladybug) red ink, and popping it behind the curve of the handle of the basket

The green ribbons were added, and the clear rhinestones over them again for a touch of bling

The edges of the inner panel were sponged with the red ink, and then a piece of striped washi was added across the bottom

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Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Ric Rac and Bees


It's hard to believe we are just on half way through the year - I'm not quite certain how that happened!
For this fortnight's Word Art Wednesday Challenge we have as our sponsors Lawn Fawn, who are providing a generous $25 voucher for the winner. 

The paper and the stamps I have used on this card came as magazine freebies - I only have Christmas images by Lawn Fawn. 

I layered the scripture panel onto the paper, and then added the ric rac to two sides to frame it.

I stamped the bee from the set, cut him with the matching die, coloured him with Prismacolor pencils, then after adhering him to the  card, added clear Kindy Glitz and Glossy Accents.

I stamped the flowers in London Fog ink, and then coloured in the 'no line' technique, and popped it up on foam squares for some dimension. 

On the inside I added a strip of the paper to the left of the liner, and stamped this corner in the same grey ink. 
Unfortunately the shiny reflection on the paper threw the camera focus off - or maybe it was operator error??? 

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