Crafty Cardmakers Challenge 218 – Autumn colours

219 autumn colours

Maike is hosting today’s challenge, Autumn Colours

As usual anything you care to enter is fine, a card, scrap layout, mixed media piece, some home decor, as long as it meets the Autumn colours theme.
My card has been made using mainly white card – the challenge I set myself this time was to see what I could make using just white card and my new Hunkydory Prism Alcohol markers.
The base card was plain white 300 gsm card, cut to 6 x 6 inches.  I distressed the edges using a lettuce Adirondack ink pad, and faux stitched it using a dark brown gel pen.
When I bought my Prism pens, I got some colouring pads with them and I used one of the images for this card, colouring the flowers in autumn colours.  When I had done it, I cut the image out using my Brother scan n cut machine.
The next step was to create some mats and layers.  Using white card, I cut out two circles, one larger than the other, and coloured them using the markers – the largest with a dark brown, and the smaller in buttercup yellow.  When I cut the image out, I’d asked the machine to leave a 0.4 mm border, but when it was done I didn’t like the white around the centre, so I coloured it with the Buttercup pen too.
It was pretty straightforward to mat and layer the pieces together and stick them onto the card base.  But it looked a bit bare – so I put a ribbon strip and a bow in the top right hand corner using my hot glue gun, and finally, cut out a tag using a die from my stash.  I distressed the edges with the same lettuce ink pad, and stamped a sentiment from a Hunkydory stamp set.  The last job was to attach the tag using some thin foam pads – and card done!
It’s a lot brighter than I normally do, but I really liked it’s cheery colours.  And all from white cardstock!

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge 217 – All Creatures Great and Small

Marg is hosting today’s challenge, All Creatures Great and Small. As it sounds anything in the animal or insect kingdom is acceptable. Please not just a tiny butterfly on the corner of a card though. We would like your ‘creature’ to be the focal point of your creation.

As usual anything you care to enter is fine, a card, scrap layout, mixed media piece, some home decor, as long as it meets the All Creatures Great and Small theme.

218 all creatures

My card features the humble bee…  I used one of my favourite card sizes, the 5 x 7 plain white base and a woodware stamp set.

Onto the card I matted a layer of Kraft card, onto which I had stamped a couple of the bees.  I stamped the beehive and a large bee onto white stamping card and trimmed to fit.  I coloured the images in with promarkers, and fussy cut the bee to decoupage it onto the main image.

I layered the main image onto some patterned paper that matched the kraft card base, and attached it to the top half of the card.

Finally, I stamped the sentiment onto some plain white card then trimmed to size and matted it onto the same patterned paper.   This was then attached to the card with foam pads underneath the main image.