#476 CRAFT challenge – Shabby Chic

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As it’s the end of the school year this is a thank you card for one of the teachers who is also leaving the school. She’s been there for the children so it’s sad that she’s leaving.

The colouring on this card is simply with colouring pencils. I don’t know why but that was what I wanted to use. The background rectangle was coloured with distress oxide inks, a diamond stencil from John next door and some pearl crafters companion spray. The oval mat was from a background making try out session and was from boho shimmer sprays I picked up while on holiday last year in Canada and some stencils. Finally the corner accent embossed pieces were again made on the background session, then later embossed and I used some guiding wax to tint them and some distress inks to tone the look together. The embossed background I then fussy cut to give me two corner pieces. I love this look and hope that it is well received! All of this was mounted up onto an A5 card blank I made along with a matching envelope.

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#475 CRAFT challenge – Inspiration Picture

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I took inspiration from the colours in the inspiration picture for this challenge for my DT creation this week.

The image was coloured with Chameleon pens and mounted up. As Edward elephant was the main focus I didn’t want to do too much to take away from him. I felt it needed to be framed though so I used a bubble stamp around the edge of the square mat to add some fun, as if he had been blowing bubbles at a party! CAS.

#474 CRAFT challenge – Thank you

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When I’d coloured in this image I realised that the last image I did as a DT challenge for Sheepski Designs was in a purple pallet too! Not sure if that is a significant coincidence!

For this challenge I coloured the image with Chameleon pens and I was able to use the blending chambers to make them blooms lighter or darker, as well as the stems too. The background was done with distress inks and scrunched inked, inked again and the colour built up. It gave me a colourful base to add the flower vase to as well as a thank you sentiment. The card was quite stark white so I chose to use some grey distress ink around the edge of the card, the topper and the sentiment. I felt this blended them all in together.

#472 CRAFT challenge – Christmas

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Such a cute image! I chose to colour this image with my Chameleon pens and chose to colour it in colours that aren’t necessarily Christmas related. I stamped some snowflakes onto some white card and inked that with distress ink as well a sinking just around the edge of the image mat. The hat I coloured just slightly around the edges and the fluffy bits and then I glittered this as well with some iridescent stickles. I though that this gave a little bit of depth to the furry rim and ball on the hat.

I then die cut a string and some individual snowflakes and added these along with a sentiment to the card. I quite like it and hope you do too.

#471 CRAFT challenge – add ribbon and sparkle

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I recently bought a Sheena embossing folder and ran in through with some velum. I felt this would give a great backdrop to this image which I had coloured the image with my Chameleon pens. As this challenge was about ribbon and sparkle I used some of the crafters companion silver sparkle spray. I sprayed this over both the image and the velum so that they sparked and to add a little more sparkle I matted the velum onto silver sparkle card and added silver sparkle ribbon. I hope that you think that this is sparkly enough!!

#470 CRAFT challenge – Come Play Outside

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I love this image! It was a pleasure to colour with my Chameleon pens. I felt that this image needed a simple finish so I die cut it into an oval around the image to give me a topper. I inked around the oval with distress ink (I only wanted a light colour so I just used what was on my blue inker).

Recently I spotted these really pretty little flowers so I lightly inked those too so that they weren’t stark white. I then added a backing paper from my stash.

I hope you like it!

#468 CRAFT challenge – Christmas

Come over and join us at the CRAFT challenge our sponsor this week is Little Miss Muffet Stamps. This is the card I’ve come up with. I decided to colour the bunny with Chameleon pens, and used the detail pens to add some zentangle to the hat. I’ve not used zentangle for a while and rather than using red and green I wanted to keep the colours simple. I actually used some zentangle with the grey pen as well in a basket weave type pattern and found that this gave a kind of fur like texture to the rabbit, but because the lines were so close you can’t tell!

I chose a paper with snowflakes for my backing paper, and I die cut some snowflakes to complement the winter/Christmas theme. I’d also got an embossed Christmas tree which I’d had embossed in my stash for a while which I’ve finally got to use. The snowflakes and the tree I went over with some sparkly iridescent paste. Finally I die cut the sentiment twice, once in white and once in silver and overlaid these.

I hope you like the card!