TTCRD anything goes challenge – 1st June 2021

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

He’s so cute! I coloured this guy just using coloured pencils. I love the effect of the overlapping balloons.


Dream Valley Challenge #214 – Favourite colour combo

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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.

#198 Dream Valley challenge – let’s get krafty

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My card this week started life as a kraft card base, but I’ve used distress oxide inks (pickled raspberry, seedless preserve, broken china, evergreen bough and black soot) to create a background along with some stamps I had in my stash. The distress oxide inks give a more opaque background and I like that the black soot isn’t a harsh black. Onto this background I added some die cuts and a sentiment stamp which I created in the same way, with kraft card and distress oxide inks, as the background.

The image from Polkadoodles that I chose to use is “balloon days” with the character “Winnie” as my focal image. I coloured her with Chameleon pens, masked around the balloon and stamped a word stamp over the balloon itself.