#494 CRAFT challenge – Christmas

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Decorating our mushrooms.

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

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#493 CRAFT challenge – Sketch

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This is the sketch that my card is based upon.

The image I chose wasn’t circular, so this in itself was a challenge. Firstly I cut the image in a circle but I just felt it didn’t work. So then I came up with the idea of creating a circle wreath behind the image so keep to the theme. The leafy die I used is s tattered lace one.

The two strips are both inked/stamped rather than additional paper too. I taped the two areas individually and used various coloured distress inks and background stamps and layered them up.

The image itself is coloured with coloured pencils. I really like this digital image. I hope you like my card too.

#492 CRAFT challenge – Make Your Own Embellishment

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The embellishments I’ve made for this project as the die cuts at the bottom of the image and also the three dots to the top right of this card. I made the dots from a hot glue gun and coloured them with my Chameleon pens.

This is such a cute koala, I love him! He is coloured with Chameleon pens. They are so good for getting a gradient like on the watermelon.

The background is created using a splatter stamp in various orientations with second generation prints and various complimentary different colours of distress inks.

The “thanks” text is one of the standard words that I’ve cut out from my scan n cut machine and I’ve just filled in the heart holes with the red used for the mount.

#490 CRAFT challenge – Christmas Present

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This weeks challenge gave me another chance to make a Christmas card! Like last week I have used Chloe’s stamps and dies either side of this girl sitting on top of the Christmas presents.

I stamped, heat embossed and die cut the sprays either side of the ADU image and then created two separate poinsettias to layer up the centre flower on either side. The sentiment on this card is also one of Chloe’s. I kept the colours simple to make the main image stand out a little more.

I coloured this image with a variety of skin colour tone pens, just to show that you don’t have to use things as they are badged. On top of the wings and shoes I also added some quickie glue and some glimmer dust.

#489 CRAFT challenge – Winter

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For this winter challenge I chose to go Christmasy and chose the Christmas glass. All full of baubles to get the Christmas season started. I know I’m a little early but crafters need to start Christmas early otherwise we simply run out of time!

So for this card I chose to combine the glass with some of Chloe’s stamps and dies which I stamped, heat embossed and water-coloured. The glass I coloured with some sparkly pens and then added some glaze over the glass itself.

I mounted this all up to frame the image and set it off.

#488 CRAFT challenge – Monochrome

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For this Monochrome challenge I chose an image that I felt was classy and timeless. I added minimal colour in a pale pink just to highlight the flowers. The image itself I added a little bit of black pencil to just to tone the dress and the stockings in with the monochrome theme.

The pink I also coloured onto the back side of the velum just gently so as not to overpower the image.

I’m really pleased with the subtle finish. I hope you like it too.

#487 CRAFT challenge – use something wooden

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I chose the digi stamp “monster under the bed” as it appealed to me. It made me remember when the children were younger watching Monsters Inc. my eldest still wants the cupboard door in the corner of the room closed at night! When I chose the stamp I wasn’t sure what wooden item I’d choose to add, but I found a little wooden tag which I’ve coloured a little to tone it in and stamped on it.

I look forward to seeing your cards!

#486 CRAFT challenge – Christmas

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I can’t believe that this year is flying by so quickly, but being a part of design teams has at least meant that I’ve been able to start my Christmas cards! This is such a cute image, coloured with my Chameleon pens. I decided to stick to some greens around the border and added some holly for a Christmasy border. I wanted to make the snow, berries and holly glisten too so out came the glamour dust and the quickly glue pen.

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you liked my card.

#485 CRAFT challenge – sketch

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Our sponsor for this challenge is Digital Papercraft, and the image is called “Hattie girl”.

This DT challenge was based upon the sketch below.

My image was more rectangular than a square, but hopefully I’ve shown that this doesn’t matter and that s sketch can be interpreted as you wish. I coloured the image mainly in green tones, using my Chameleon pens, as I wanted these to be different to the backing papers so that she would stand out. The zentangle was drawn with the chameleon detail pen.

This image shows more detail of the zentangle and the glittering.

The glittering was using the gorgeous shimmer dust and a quickie glue pen. So simple but so effective!

#484 CRAFT challenge – Autumn/Weather

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Our sponsor for this challenge is eureka stamps. I chose this autumn themed digi stamp, but as I was putting the card together there was in death in the near family and I felt that this would be appropriate to send. So I chose to add the words to the floating leaves to let them know I was thinking of them.

I’d watched some videos using drawing gum and felt this was a card I could try out this technique with. So I masked off the tree and the leaves which allowed me to ink the background with distress inks. Once I was happy with the background inking I was able to remove the gum and water colour the tree, again with autumnal distress inks. It’s an alternate masking technique to post it notes which I’d use again, and is more appropriate for the leaves which are being scattered.

To make this into a sympathy card I added the stamped phrase in amongst the floating leaves. I then cut out the image and decided to keep it simple an mount this onto a car base that had similar colouring around the outside to extend the image. Inside the card I added “sending you a paper hug”. I hope you like it.