Monday, 30 September 2013

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge 101

Our latest challenge at Crafty Cardmakers is set by my team mate Jackie, and she wants to see your 'cute and furry' creations!

Our sponsors for this challenge are:

See the challenge blog for details.

Now, cute and furry isn't my style at all. In fact, I have problems with 'cute' in general. So, when I trawled through my digi images, I pretty much came up blank. Then I had a vague memory of a stamp I picked up as a freebie at a craft show at Olympia a few years ago, and I was off!

I stamped him using Versafine ink, and coloured with Derwent Coloursoft pencils. I cut the image using a Nestibility die, and edged with Distress Ink in Spun Sugar.

For the background, I used one of my most recent acquisitions. Last weekend I was at Alexandra Palace for the BSSBS and came across a company I hadn't noticed before called Inky Doodles. They've got a fabulous range of background stamps with one huge advantage over most of the ones I've seen: they repeat! And what's more, they've got several sets of stamps where there are two or three different patterns which can be combined to create multi-coloured backgrounds. I used one of these sets to create the backgroun above. I stamped it in Distress Ink in Spun Sugar and Tumbled Glass, adding some of the individual elements  supplied (hearts and filled squares) to finish the effect. For embellishment, I punched some flowers, edged with Distress Ink and finished with s blog of Stickles.

And, because I was on a roll, I went ahead and did a variation:
The background this time is another Inky doodles stamp, this time a single background, but again, repeated to fit the required size. I also overstamped using an Indigo Blue crackle stamp to give a hint of pink in the background, but that isn't obvious from the photo.

I hope you can join us this time.

I'd like to enter the top card into the following challenges:
4 Krafty Girlz where anything goes,
A.R.T.where anything goes,
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards where anything goes,
Sister Act where anything goes,
Crafting by Designs where anything goes,
Bearly Mine where anything goes,
2 Sisters where anything goes.


Meggymay said...

Love the Tatty Ted image, its a gorgeous card.

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

What a lovely card you have made here which fits perfectly the Bearly Mine Designs Challenge this week of “anything goes”. Thank you for entering and best wishes in the draw. Kym (Bearly Mine Challenge Blog Design Team)

J said...

I love tatty teddy - and I am really impressed with your backgrounds! I saw the inky doodles stand when I was at Ally Pally, but think I had spent pretty much all my money at that stage so didn't inspect the stamps too closely! I'll definitely keep a look out when I go again.


My name is Cindy said...

Oh dear, someone else who struggled with the cute n furry! You managed a great card all the same. Cindy

Nadja said...

Oh what a fun teddy you have colored!!! I love all the texture that you were able to give this little guy!!! Thank you for coloring along with us at Chocolate, Coffee and Cards.


TeePees Handmade Cards said...

Beautiful make!
Thank you so much for entering the 4 krafty girlz challenge!
Best of Luck!
Toni-Marie Price DT xxxxx

TeePees Handmade Cards said...

Beautiful make!
Thank you so much for entering the 4 krafty girlz challenge!
Best of Luck!
Toni-Marie Price DT xxxxx

Chitra Nair said...

Such a cute card... Thanks for sharing it with us at CC&CC...


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