CRAFT challenge #545 – Christmas

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This is a great image, quite quirky and modern and playful. I hope you like it too.

I simply coloured this image with pencil crayons and a Sakura gelly roll pen golden star. The image was matted and layered onto the base card and a coordinating paper and a simple die cut added, with gold card behind the “merry”.

CRAFT challenge #541 – New

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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.

Dream Valley Challenge #217 – Spots and Dots

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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 #539 – Christmas

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This is the last challenge of 2019, and also the last challenge of the decade! I’ve used a combination of techniques for this card, and the plan didn’t start out that way it just evolved! So there’s the cute digital image, there’s stamping and inking, there’s die cutting, there’s even a peel off strip and some glitter on top of a 2-way glue pen.

Firstly I coloured the image with some alcohol markers. I think used a 2-way glue pen to cover the hat brim and the Pom Pom and covered these in glitter. I then die cut the image to make a topped and inked around the edge with some distress oxide ink. With the same ink I stamped snowflakes onto the card blank. I stuff an off cut of a First Edition paper onto the left hand side of the card and cut this to follow the scallops around the card base.

Where the edge of this met the snowflake stamping I added a black glitter peel off strip. Onto a spare piece of card I stamped 3 baubles which I coloured with the distress oxide ink, and glittered the pattern on them. Onto the base card I stamped the hanging strings and stuck the baubles at the bottom of each string. The topper image was stuck below these and the pink glittery die cut was stuck towards the left along with 3 gems. Finally in the bottom right hand corner I stamped a sentiment.

I hope that everyone has a happy festive break and that 2020 brings you all that you wish for.

CRAFT challenge #536 – make an embellishment

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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

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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.

CRAFT challenge #534 – Winter

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I was using Perky Penguins for this challenge and I printed off 3 individual penguins and a “warmest wishes” sentiment. I coloured these lovely little perky penguins with my Chameleon pens, using colours BR5, YO3, NU1, BL2, NG4, YG3, GR1, RD5, RD3, PK5 and BR3. I used some of my First Edition papers from the “Believe” paper pad and made these into the patterned ripped snowy slopes that the penguins are playing on.

So cute!

TTCRD Anything goes challenge – 22nd October 2019

I’m quite excited that I’ve just joined another design team – Through the craft room door (TTCRD), so this is my debut posting for them. I hope you’ll join us with our latest challenge using an image from our sponsor this time Hetty Clare – called Country Girl.

I’ve coloured ‘Country Girl’ with my Chameleon pens (BL3, BL7, YO2, YO3, NU2, NU0, CG5, NU00, GR1, BL4, NU3, BL2, BV4, GR2, YG3, NU1, VO2, CG9, PK2, PK4).

She so cute. I used an oval die to set her off on a pink centura pearl card as the background. I didn’t want a busy backing paper to take away from the beautiful image! I then stamped the sentiment ‘life is better with friends’ and added some flowers which I’d already got made up in my stash.

I think this is a really lovely digi Stamp and hope you do too!

Dream Valley Challenge #212 – Add a sentiment

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I used Autumn Owlet for this challenge and added the stamped sentiment “Have a hoot on your birthday “.

After printing off this digital image I chose to colour it in with my Chameleon pens and then inked the background lightly with Antique linen distress ink just to take the whiteness away from being so harsh in the background.

I layered this up and made a card blank to fit from some centura pearl card. To finish I had a couple of feathers in my stash with similar colours which I made up some time ago, from a brusho and gold lacquer back ground, so I added these to the side for interest.