#466 CRAFT challenge – Colour combo

Come over and join us at Trimmies CRAFT challenge one of our sponsors for this challenge is Pickled Potpourri . The colour combo for this challenge was to use these colours (pink, purple, white, aqua (greenish-blue), royal blue/dark blue).

Here’s my interpretation using these colours using Water lily.

Once again I used my chameleon pens to colour the image. The image already had shading which gave a clear indication as to where to layer the colour, I know that crafters can find this difficult. I curved the image and raised it up on some silicone glue.

I hope you play along with the challenge and liked my card!


#178 Dream Valley Challenge – Add ribbon and/or lace

Come join us at the Dream Valley Challenge. Our sponsor this time is SheepSki Designs.

For this challenge I created two cards as I liked two of the images the Dream Valley DT were given.

The background for the first card using “perfect pointe” card was created on one of those experimental afternoons where I covered a large area on the dining room table with newspaper, got a box and some spritzing inks and a bunch of card and just played at creating different backgrounds. I saw the image and wanted to go for a ballerina that wasn’t pink! After colouring it I knew that I had to try it against the background I’d got sitting waiting for an appropriate project. It couldn’t be more perfect. I found some coordinating ribbon and hey presto the card came together quite quickly. I wanted to go for something other than a rectangle too, so ended cutting the lozenge shapes for the mats and the decided to cut the card base in the same shape too. I’m really pleased with the result 🙂

I would like to enter this into the Sheepskin design challenge #14 – favourite colours.

The second image was “flower bouquet”. This image I felt leant itself to a thank you, thinking of you or get well kind of card. I really enjoyed colouring the bouquet and it could be adapted to any colour scheme you choose. The challenge is ribbon lace so I trawled through my bag of ribbons to see what toned in with the coloured image. There were quite a few pieces, but they were all thin and none of them seemed enough on their own which is why I ended up choosing several and lining them up behind the image. I also used a die to go around the mat and give a paper lace finish there too.

#465 CRAFT challenge – Add a charm

Come join us at Trimmies CRAFT challenge this week. One of our two sponsors for this challenge is Star Stampz.

I chose this Star Stampz image and had a metal flower which I chose to add as my charm. I coloured the digi stamp with Chameleon pens. I’ve been so pleased with my Chameleon pens that I just ordered and received the other 22 colours! Next I need to order a large case to house them all together!

I cut the image out with my scan n cut machine and chose a coordinating backing paper. The sentiment I die cut and added onto a green background which is made from distress inks with a water spritz over the top. I love the mottled effects you can get. I then inked very subtly around the edge of the shape with a pale blue distress ink. To finish off I added a blue gem into the centre of the charm flower.

#464 CRAFT challenge – new baby

Come and join us at the CRAFT challenge this week. Our sponsor for this challenge is Bugaboo Stamps.

One of the girls at work has just left on her maternity leave so this card was ideal for me to make and I love the image and sentiment. I didn’t know when I made it whether she was expecting a girl or a boy so I stuck to yellow and green to be neutral.

The yellow card is adorable scoreable and the green dogtooth and grey I had in my stash. The image was coloured with Chameleon pens. The image is ‘Bentley on the inside’.

#463 CRAFT challenge – Christmas

Come and join us at the CRAFT challenge this week. Our sponsor is The Paper Shelter.

The background and foreground images are both from The Paper Shelter and the image is called ‘Flight Plan’. I coloured the image with Chameleon pens and cut some ferns and snowflakes to put behind the main image. You can imagine all of the little children awaiting Santa’s well planned visit on Christmas Eve.