Sunday, 20 January 2019

International Art and Soul Challenge 50

The challenge for this fortnight has the theme: Choose a Movie, or in my version of English Choose a Film. Movie just sounds like US usage to me, although I know a lot of Brits use it too these days. But I grew up going to the pictures to see films or even a big picture. Funny how language changes, isnt it?

Anyway, enough preamble. I chose the film White Christmas which, of course, gave me lots of options. I chose to get out my Thomas Kinkade CDRom, and I chose an image and background from that.

I did some work in Photoshop Elements before printing, adding a faded layer of the image below a cropped version, and adding s bevel or two, as well as a sentiment. I then matted the printed result, and combined it with a rather nice 'paint effect background, and that was it.

Monday, 14 January 2019

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge 225

The challenge for this fortnight is Winter Fun.

I've made another Christmas card, using a digi-stamp. I used to use those more often than not, but since I got my craft room (and my Tim Holtz platform), it's just as easy to do traditional stamping, so I've been doing a lot more. Anyway, back to this project.

The image is from Heather Ellis and was on a magazine freebie CDRom several years ago. I coloured it wiht pencils, cut and pierced the image and other layers with Tonic dies and added stitching. Nothing too complicated, and the time spent stitching the layers was very restful!

I do hope you can join us this time.

Sunday, 6 January 2019

International Art and Soul Challenge 49

Our first challenge of 2019 at International Art and Soul is on the theme of Cats and/or Dogs. Now, I'm not a pet owner. I love cats, but my husband hates them, so it's really not an option. But, some years ago, I bought a CDRom (I think from Joanna Sheen) called Ivory Cats and I've used that to make this:

To be honest, I've used this CDRom more for the gorgeous backgrounds than the images, but many of the images are lovely too. I did a little work in Photoshop Elements before printing - adding an extra frame and the wording. Then I matted the result onto embossed gold card. The background is rom the CDRom too. And then I finished the card with some gorgeous braid Ive had for ages but which seemed to match perfectly.

I do hope you can join us this time. 

Wednesday, 19 December 2018

Congratulations, Christina!

It's been a long time since I've posted here other than as part of my DT duties, but this post is a little different.

One of the DT members on the International Art and Soul DT, CG, has had a baby! So to wish her, her husband and the little one all the best, her colleagues on the team have made cards and posted them to her. And because, with Christmas around the corner and many miles between us, it'll take a while for those cards to arrive, we're also posting here!

I used an image and paper from a Crafter's Companion CDRom with artwork by Rachelle Anne Miller. I added the wording in Photoshop Elements before printing, and cut the result with a Presscut die, and the mat with a Tonic set. To complete, I used some little stars cut using an inexpensive die set I bought in The Range which were given a little shimmer with gilding wax.

So, CG, wishing you all the best with your new little one, and health and happiness for the whole family.


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