TTCRD anything goes challenge – 7th September 2021

The sponsor for this challenge is The Paper Shelter. Each week we invite you to join us at the Through the craft room door blog, the theme is always anything goes!

I’m using an image called Autumn Breeze. The windswept girl comes with a backing paper and I’ve chosen to reduce the size of her so that I could add a sentiment to the blank space. I have also inked around the outside of the image with some distress oxide inks and over stamped with some text in a pale colour to add a little more age and texture.

As always it’s lovely to see that you’ve stopped by to leave a comment. Thank you.

CRAFT challenge #602

Welcome to this weeks challenge at Trimmies Craft Challenge is for an easel card and our sponsor this week is TPS.

I’ve layered up this image from TPS and decoupaged it to make it a bit more 3D, so I printed it out several times. I’ve then added a bit of sparkle too.

I’m looking forward to seeing your entries, so let’s see what you can do!

CRAFT challenge #557 – 3D decoupage

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I love this image called ‘Teamwork ‘ it is indeed teamwork for these two to get up onto that branch!

No colouring needed this week as I used a pre-coloured image printed out several times to create the layers for my 3D decoupage card.

I hope this inspires you to create your own decoupage as you can choose your own layers!

TTCRD anything goes challenge – 5th May 2020

Come and join us for the latest challenge from Through the craft room door (TTCRD). Our sponsor this time is The Paper Shelter.tps_cake

For this I’ve coloured the cake with Chameleon pens (VO2, NU0, YL2, RD4, YO2, BL3, PK3, RD2, YO3, GR2, GR4). Of course the cake has a cherry on top! I chose a backing paper paper from Papermania which had cupcakes on it. I mounted this on a green mat and used the same paper to make a lacy overlay.

TTCRD anything goes challenge – 28th January 2020

Come and join us for the latest challenge from Through the craft room door (TTCRD) This time our sponsor this time is The Paper Shelter.

The images from The Paper Shelter are always ones that you can print and run with as they come with a background, coloured image layers or they come as a black and white line drawing which you can make your own. I’ve chosen to print this one off with the background and then two more layers so that I could decoupage some of the flowers and the VW camper van. It’s a cool fun summery image which was great to work with. I added the “don’t worry be happy” sentiment as I felt this summered up the care free summery attitude I saw in the image!

To frame this I have used one of the Clarity Stamps Doodleology Square frame stamps which I bought recently. I love them as they are quirky. The twisted strands in the frame stamp were coloured with Chameleon pens (RD2, GR1, GR2, YO3, OR3, NU1, NU4, YO2, PK2).

I’ve included this view so that you can see the decoupage in a little more detail!

I would like to enter this into the following challenge:

TPS challenge 412 – digital image

CRAFT challenge #526 – 3D decoupage

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This image from The Paper Shelter was chosen by the team to be made into 3D decoupage. I printed it out several times on Centura Pearl card so that the image had a shimmer to it. I decided on the layers cut and shaped these and then layered these up with some glue gel.

CRAFT challenge #514 – Fathers Day

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This image made me think of the exaggeration we sometimes hear about when a guy has been fishing…. I could just imaging him actually sitting against a tree thinking about how big the fish he just lost really was and this was the thought I wanted him to have on the card. I think he’s dreaming of the size he’d like to report back when he sees his mates!

I chose to mount this on a background paper which looked masculine and distressed, and to colour the digital image with some water colour pencils.

I’ve had these pencils for many years (since I was a teenager) and can remember my next door neighbour borrowing them to try them out. He was a well respected artist within Birmingham, an ex Head Teacher and a man who I respected greatly. He did me a picture with them of a jazz band which I still gave to this day. Sadly he himself is no longer with us.

I hope you enjoy playing along with this weeks challenge.

#494 CRAFT challenge – Christmas

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Decorating our mushrooms.

Christmas is coming and will be hear before we know it.

I coloured this image mainly with pencil crayons and then added som glittery lights to adorn the mushrooms. I cut around the image with the cut out corner square shape (is that a thing? Or does it have a proper name?) then matted it onto a slightly larger red mat of the same shape. It needed a bit of a background on the card base so I stuck to the same colour theme and stamped some holly to colour too. The sentiment stamp was one I had in my stash.