Monday, 27 March 2017

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge 185

This time at Crafty Cardmakers, we want you to Spring into Spring!

For me, spring means trees just coming into bud.

For the central image, I used a Clarity stamp stamped with Versafine which I coloured using Promarkers, and edged with Distress Ink. The background was made using a repeatable background stamp from Inky Doodles. I stamped and shaded the background with Distress Ink. The dies are all from Spellbinders. The Springtime die is a wood mounted stamp I got ages ago from a reduced bin somewhere. There's no manufacturer's label on it so I don't know its origin.

I hope you can join us this time!

Sunday, 19 March 2017

International Art and Soul Challenge 4

Here we are, ready for the fourth challenge at International Art and Soul. This time, we want to see embossing. Any type of embossing is fine, as is any type of project.

I decided to do something I haven't done much lately - I stamped and heat embossed an image.

The stamp I used is a recent purchase, and it comes from Woodware, I think. I stamped with Versamark ink and embossed with gold embossing powder. Then I coloured the image using Derwent Inktense pencils, although I admit that the very fine 'berry' effect I coloured using a fine liner. I matted the image onto gold card, and rounded the edges. Then, I stamped the sentiment - sorry, no idea whose stamp that is - I keep all my sentiments together on a couple of sheets and didn't think to record who made the stamps. Again, I stamped with Versamark and embossed in gold. I cut the sentiment using a Spellbinders die, and threaded some ribbon through it. I finished the card with some gold beads around the image.

I hope you can join us this fortnight!

Monday, 13 March 2017

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge 184

This time, at Crafty Cardmakers, our theme is For a Special Woman/Girl, or Mother's Day.

 It's my daughter's birthday this week, so choosing someone to make for was easy.

As a centrepiece, I've used a die from Crafter's Companion, and matted the cut with an old favourite from Spellbinder's threaded with ribbon. The ribbon was originally white, but it's amazing what a little Promarker can do! The background uses a Crafter's Companion embossing folder, and I've used some Coredinations Whitewash card which I sanded, then I picked out flower centres with some sticky dots from Craft Creations. The sentiment is also Crafter's Companion, and the butterfly is cut using I die I've had for a long time and I'm no longer sure whose it is, although it's blue, so I suspect it's Marianne. For that, I've added a layer in Shimmer paper and a top layer with glitter card.

I hope you can join us this time.

Sunday, 5 March 2017

International Art and Soul Challenge 3

Our challenge at International Art and Soul for this fortnight is Fancy Borders. Other that that, you can make anything you want!

I needed to make a card for my son's birthday, so I needed something that isn't too girly.

My fancy border was cut using a Sue Wilson Gemini die. The main image was cut using a Sizzix die, and the sentiment die is one I can't remember. The wording was stamped in Versafine ink using a rubber stamp which I've had for a long time.

I hope you can join us this time.


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