Abbie’s 21st birthday

A card for my daughters friends birthday who is 21 today.

The background I made a while ago, on one of those days when you are playing and creating backgrounds. This time I had been playing with brusho. I put my background through an embossing folder and then used some pearl lustre cosmic shimmer metallic gilding polish over the top. I cut the 21 from the same background paper but inked it with a distress ink salty sea to darken it slightly and then used guiding flakes to accent the numbers. The lady, which is a Kanban stamp, was coloured with Chameleon pens NU00, BL3, WG3, NU2, BR1. As this was for a birthday I stamped a happy birthday sentiment and mounted both this and the image into some pale gray adorable scoreable card.

Design Team cards for Stamp Addicts – using Harmony by Sherry West

These are 3 of the cards I made using Harmony for my first time as a DT member for Stamp Addicts. I was sent 4 stamps to create cards and this is one of the stamps, see my other posts to look at the other cards I created which were featured on Hochanda on Friday 7th February 2020 at 7pm.

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This is the first card of three I made with Harmony. She was coloured with Chameleon pens (NU00, NU2, NU3, NU1, CG5, CG8, BL2, NG4, BR1, WG3, GR1, VO2, BL3). The image was cutting out on my scan n cut machine and mounted onto some vellum with a gold honeycomb pattern. The stamps for the phrase “Dream” are from a Papermaina set “Bellissima” alphabet and were used with versamark ink and gold embossing powder. The base card was covered with some paper from a paper mania set. Finishing touches were done using a Sakura jelly roll gold pen.

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The second card was coloured with Chameleon pens (YO2, NU2, BR1, NU00, NG4, WG3, NU0) plus new touch markers (134 raw silk, 109 pearl white, 26 pastel peach, 132 milky white, 107 sand). The image was cut into a square topper, inked around the edge with Distress Oxide ink pumice stone, mounted onto black and a backing paper. Finally the sentiment “dare to dream” was added to the topper.

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The third card was again coloured with Chameleon pens (WG3, WG7, CG5, BR1, NU2, BL2, PK2, VO2, NU00, NG4). The image was again cut into a square topper and inked around the edge with Distress ink seedless preserves. A background was also stamped in the same ink with Elizabeth craft designs planner essentials – patterns1.

Dream Valley Challenge #218 – Love

Come over to the Dream Valley challenge and join us for our latest challenge. Our sponsor for this challenge is The Paper Shelter and the theme is Love.

for this challenge the design team were all given one image. It’s amazing how many different creations come from one image. This hopefully gives you some inspiration to take an image and make it your own.

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 #541 – New

Come and join us at Trimmies Craft Challenge. Our sponsor this time is Crafty Sentiments Designs.

The theme this time was “new” and although this image would conjure up thoughts of valentines I decided to make it in the theme of a new baby. This is such a cute image that it lends itself to a cute cuddly bear that a new baby would hug.

it is coloured with Chameleon pens (NU2, NU1, PK3, PK4, PK5, NG4, BL2) and Spectrum Noir pens (IG1, IG2, IG4, IG6, IG8, IG10).

Letters to form the phrase “New Baby” were die cut from a strip die I’ve had for ages. To tone in the die cut letters and the hearts which were cut from white card, I used a Versa Colour ink pad (152 Ash Rose).

The image mat was matted onto a background, both with their corners rounded, and these were matted onto the base card.

Freddie’s motorbike

A friend at work asked me to make a card for her son who is into motorbikes. This is what I came up with.

I’m really pleased with it. the motorbike is from a men’s set that was on a magazine a while ago along with the background stamp which I’ve used to create the card background. I stamped the background stamp in three colours, slightly offset from each previous colour to give the background effect.

The letters for Freddie’s name were die cut from black card and then randomly inked with blue and then some gold finger wax added. I think they’re great and look kind of rusty.

I stamped the sentiment onto the mat “time to celebrate” and die cut the “just for you”. Then finally I drew some lines around the mat and the card edge to frame.

Dream Valley Challenge #217 – Spots and Dots

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

For this challenge I’ve chosen to use a combination of Spectrum Noir and Chameleon pens to colour this cute image. The Spectrum Noir pens I used were IG1, IG2, IG4, LV3, LV2, LV1, PL5, PL4, PL2 and the Chameleon pens I used were PK4, PK5, VO4, PR4. I’ve stamped a sentiment onto the corner of the image mat and then drawn some framing lines with a Zig pen. The image and the grey spotted mat are both matted onto black card and then the base card (which is also spotted).

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.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:

PIP ATG 1946

LTCCB #40 ATG November challenge

Creative fingers challenge #175

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.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Pip 1946

Digi Chooseday ATG Week 47

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.