Julie is hosting today’s challenge, Holidays/Vacations
Julie is hosting today’s challenge, Holidays/Vacations
I am hosting today’s challenge, and I would like to see the use of at least two dies/punches or one of each!
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 theme.
My card was made using a 7 x 7 inch card base made from pearlescent card. Onto this I added a piece of backing paper from my stash cut using a Lynda Chapman die.
The daisy die cut was from the same set of dies, and was cut from white card and I matted it onto the base paper. This die set is a really good way of using paper where you like the colour but not the pattern, because you can’t really see it!
The daisy die leaves the centre square in place, and that can be useful, but I didn’t want it to be so flat so I cut another square to layer onto the top of it. The sentiment and the backing plate came from the same die set, and I glued them on flat – I could have used foam pads but didn’t want the depth of the card to be so high.
I cut the flowers using Hunkydory Moonstone dies in the patterned paper, the white card and a complementary colour plain card. The swirl was a die from my stash. I arranged all the flowers and stuck them down with wet glue. The final touch was to stick a pearl in the centre of each of the flowers.
I used at least 5 dies for my card – I hope you enjoy this challenge – and look forward to seeing all of the entries. Good Luck!
Glenda is hosting today’s challenge, Things With Wings. We would like it NOT to be a small butterfly or similar in the corner, but the Winged thing should 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 Things With Wings theme.
My card was made using a free stamp from a magazine (not sure which one, sorry!) which I coloured with watercolour pencils. I like this medium because they are comparatively compact, and you can still blend! I love my promarkers, but there are an awful lot of them and sometimes it takes too long to sort out the colours I want. The pencils are right there…
The sentiment was included with the stamp, and I used versafine black to stamp it so I got a nice solid image. I matted the coloured image onto some plain black and edged it with faux stitching using a fineliner pen. The last touch was to go over the wings with a quickie glue pen and some glamour dust to give it some bling.
Have fun with the challenge – I look forward to seeing your entries!
A new challenge! Valérie is hosting today’s challenge, No Patterned Paper
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 No Patterned Paper theme.
My card was made using my favourite 6 x 6 card base. The base layer was a plain purple card cut to size and stamped with versamark, using the stamps I planned to use on the topper. This gives a watermark effect that I really like.
Around the base layer I wrapped some cream coloured ribbon, and then I stuck it to the card.
I stamped the daisy images (using a stamp in my stash – make sadly unknown) onto a square piece of card twice, and roughly coloured them using watercolour paints. I then cut the square into 9 individual pieces, and distressed around the edges of each one with milled lavender distress ink.
I stuck the small squares in the right order onto a piece of white topper card, leaving an even distance between them all to make a window frame look, and then finally used a promarker pen to edge the card.
The topper was stuck onto the base card using foam pads, and the final touch was a die cut butterfly, in the bottom right hand corner and the addition of some gems in the top right and bottom left corners.
Good luck – and enjoy the challenge!
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 Birthdays theme.
I made yet another resolution to use up my stash because frankly I have Far Too Much. For this challenge, I made my card using some hunkydory cardstock and a hunkydory whopper topper pad.
I cut the stepper card out using a die – I think it might be a tattered lace one (but I am notoriously bad at recording brands) but I might be wrong! I took the whopper topper and stuck it in the centre of the card using double sided tape and glue, taking care not to go too high or too far to the left with it. I used one of the ribbon strips from the sheet to go across the bottom of the oval, level with the first step, and attached a sentiment to the blank area to the right of the topper.
The steps looked empty… so I die cut some flowers and leaves from some patterned paper in my stash, and stuck them onto the steps, and onto the side of the topper underneath the sentiment.
Unfortunately, the rocker tended to tilt to the right, so I added the satin ribbon bow to counterbalance it! The final touch was the three small gems in the bottom left part of the rocker card and the Age button on the top of the topper. This was cut out of the scrap from the base card, and using some gold mirri for the base and the numbers, all die cut.
Good luck with the challenge – I look forward to seeing the entries!
Using white card I die cut the splash of water and raindrops, and put that onto the blue base. I used a wink of stella clear pen to make the glittery effect in the “puddle” ripples and in the raindrops. I stamped a frog from a heartfelt creations stamp set, and coloured him with promarkers and attached him to the top of the card using 1mm foam pads.
Kim is hosting today’s challenge, Bunnies, Chicks or Eggs
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 Bunnies, Chicks or Eggs theme.
My project was an exploding box for Easter. I really like these little boxes – complete with a surprise in the centre! They are very easy to make and need no special dies or equipment to achieve this effect.
My box was made using plain white card and was mat and layered with shades of yellow paper printed from a serif craft artist digikit. In the centre of the box was a small basket – I have filled it with chicks that I bought in The Works, but you could easily fill it with the small Cadbury mini eggs. Warning – the mini eggs are not a good idea for small children – some have died after getting them stuck in their throats.
The basket was made using an SVG file that I found and cut out with my scan n cut, but you could use straight card and get the same effect. I put some shredded paper in the base of the basket for the chicks to sit on…
There were Eggs in the printed paper on the outside of the box, on the inner flaps were pictures of bunnies, and also on the small basket.
Good luck with the challenge everyone!
Judy is hosting today’s challenge, Go Green. In honour of St. Patrick’s day this coming Saturday, we would like to see your green creations. They do not have to be monochromatic, only green, but we would like to see the major part of your creation is green. Please don’t just stick a leaf in the corner and think it qualifies! We also don’t want St. Patrick’s day themed cards/projects unless the majority of them is green, as the challenge is about the colour green.
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 Go Green theme.
My card was made as a bon voyage card for my nephew’s girlfriend who went back to Canada and all the images came from a Debbi Moore cd. Sometimes, when you don’t have time to do the toppers and backgrounds from scratch a cd image can be super helpful.
I used a 6 x 6 base card, and onto that put a black mat. I layered the base image onto the mat and stuck the ribbon across it 2/3 of the way down. I cut the topper out and matted it onto the card using foam pads so it was raised. It hasn’t come out very well, but I coloured the clock faces with some clear wink of stella pen to give it some shimmer.
I used some bakers twine to hang my guardian angel charm, and attached it to the card using hot glue, and covered the centre of the bow with a flower gem.
Lastly, I stuck 3 gems in the top right hand corner of the card.
Good luck with the challenge – I look forward to seeing everybody’s entries!