CRAFT challenge #536 – make an embellishment

Come and join us at Trimmies Craft Challenge. Our sponsor this time is QKR Stampede.

I chose this cute fellow, I can imagine him floating down the river.

I’ve had this card blank cut and inked for a while, but what I wanted to put on it back then just didn’t fit. So when I came across it again this time around I felt it was appropriate.

Its a sliding easel card which folds flat (great for postage!).

I coloured this guy with my Chameleon pens and used some of the wet brusho to colour around the image mat, literally just by dragging it through the left overs. I didn’t waste the rest of the left over pigments either I made a background sheet for my stash.

So onto the embellishment which is what this weekends challenge was all about.

My embellishment was this dragonfly which I stamped, coloured with brusho and a spritz bottle. Once dry (you can use a heat gun to speed up the drying time) I cut him out and covered him in glossy accents. The glossy accents layer was quite thick so it curled the card slightly giving it some shape.

TTCRD Anything goes challenge – 19th November 2019

Come and join us for the latest challenge from Through the craft room door (TTCRD).

Our sponsor this time is KLM Digital Designs and the prize is a $10 gift certificate.

I coloured the cute gnome with Chameleon pens and gave him a frame but using a Tattered Lace harvest themed die. I had to extend the die cut as it wasn’t large enough to go around the image so I cut it out twice and joined it together at the sides. The part I cut out from the bottom of the top piece I used to decoupage the pumpkins at the bottom of the frame.

I then coloured the base card with distress oxide inks and stamped a tree stamp, from Stampers anonymous “Regal findings CMS014” set, at different angles to give the impression of texture to the background.

Dream Valley Challenge #214 – Favourite colour combo

Come over to the Dream Valley challenge and join us for our latest challenge. Our sponsor this time is Polkadoodles.

So for this challenge we were asked to use our favourite colour combo. As you can see my favourite colour combo is pink and purple (or blue and purple). It just depends on the day!

I coloured in this Polkadoodles digital image “heart on your sleeve” with my Chameleon pens. I’ve been wanting to use this die for a while and I knew I would need a background with a good contrast to the white 7×7″ 300gsm base card and also to the coloured mage. I inked this beautiful Spectrum Noir card with some Distress Oxide ink to tone it down so that it softened the harshness of the black. Then I buffed the background up with a dry baby wipe to bring out the glossy pattern and die cut the sentiment into it.

TTCRD Anything goes challenge – 5th November 2019

Come and join us for the latest challenge from Through The Craft Room Door (TTCRD). This week it’s the turn of Team B for the challenge, but it a weekly ATG challenge. The images I’ve used are using Kanban Crafts -All about her Collection – Moulin Divas – TrĂ©s Chic.

In both makes I used an embossing folder which I cut with a craft knife to feed the diva behind the flowers. The embossing folder was lightly inked in a coordinating colour and layered onto a coordinating coloured card.

For the red one I used the following Chameleon pens – RD5, RD4, NU00, NU2, RD3, BR1, RD2, BR5, BR3.

I would like to enter this diva into:

PIP challenge 1944

Digi Chooseday Week 45

Creative Fingers challenge #174

For the grey one I used these Chameleon pens – WG7, NU00, NU2, BL4, RD2, BR2, YO3, WG3, NU4, CG5, CG8, NG4, CG9.

I would like to enter this diva into:

Arty Divas challenge #8

LTCCB #40 November ATG

I hope that you love these divas as much as I do and come and join us for our challenge.

CRAFT challenge #534 – Winter

Come and join us at Trimmies Craft Challenge. Our sponsor this time is Pickled Potpourri Designs.

I was using Perky Penguins for this challenge and I printed off 3 individual penguins and a “warmest wishes” sentiment. I coloured these lovely little perky penguins with my Chameleon pens, using colours BR5, YO3, NU1, BL2, NG4, YG3, GR1, RD5, RD3, PK5 and BR3. I used some of my First Edition papers from the “Believe” paper pad and made these into the patterned ripped snowy slopes that the penguins are playing on.

So cute!

CRAFT challenge #533 – Halloween, Thanksgiving, Bonfire night

Come and join us at Trimmies Craft Challenge. Our sponsor this time is Bugaboo Stamps.

I really love this it’s kind of Halloween but subtle and the girl looks sassy! Sassy is a word my sister in law in Canada used to describe my youngest daughter and it’s stuck with me.

I used Chameleon pens to colour her and an old sizzix embossing plate which I ran through my cut n boss to emboss the cobweb background. I inked the embossed cobweb with some distress ink just to highlight and add interest. The same ink is what I’ve used around the edge of the image too before mounting it all up and adding the sentiment.

TTCRD Anything goes challenge – 22nd October 2019

I’m quite excited that I’ve just joined another design team – Through the craft room door (TTCRD), so this is my debut posting for them. I hope you’ll join us with our latest challenge using an image from our sponsor this time Hetty Clare – called Country Girl.

I’ve coloured ‘Country Girl’ with my Chameleon pens (BL3, BL7, YO2, YO3, NU2, NU0, CG5, NU00, GR1, BL4, NU3, BL2, BV4, GR2, YG3, NU1, VO2, CG9, PK2, PK4).

She so cute. I used an oval die to set her off on a pink centura pearl card as the background. I didn’t want a busy backing paper to take away from the beautiful image! I then stamped the sentiment ‘life is better with friends’ and added some flowers which I’d already got made up in my stash.

I think this is a really lovely digi Stamp and hope you do too!

Dream Valley Challenge #212 – Add a sentiment

Come over to the Dream Valley challenge and join us for our latest challenge. Our sponsor this time is Fabrika Fantasy.

I used Autumn Owlet for this challenge and added the stamped sentiment “Have a hoot on your birthday “.

After printing off this digital image I chose to colour it in with my Chameleon pens and then inked the background lightly with Antique linen distress ink just to take the whiteness away from being so harsh in the background.

I layered this up and made a card blank to fit from some centura pearl card. To finish I had a couple of feathers in my stash with similar colours which I made up some time ago, from a brusho and gold lacquer back ground, so I added these to the side for interest.