Inspired by a film

Hi everyone. Thanks for stopping by. It’s time for another DT challenge I’m sure you can guess the film that inspired this card in seconds.

On to the DT challenge and the sponsor for trimmies CRAFT challenge #632 is oddball Art Co. The theme this week is “Inspired by a film”. Each week we invite you to join us at Trimmies Craft Challenge going with the theme.

I coloured this image with pencils, not sure why but I’ve got a thing about pencils at the moment! I then die cut the image and a further layer using what I believe are crafters companion dies (though feel free to correct me if I’m wrong!) and mounted them onto some contrasting blue backing paper and glued the layers onto my base card.

So here’s a summary of the materials used to make the card:

  • Digital image
  • Backing paper from my stash
  • Colouring pencils
  • High tack glue
  • Dies
  • Card base – 300gsm

I hope that you feel inspired and it would be lovely to read you comments.

Debbie x


CRAFT challenge #520 – inspired by a film

Come and join us at Trimmies Craft Challenge. Our sponsor this week is Dr digi house of stamps. I chose to use ‘Ice Hockey Hugh’ for this challenge as I’ve watched ice hockey for years (I even saw game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals in Ottawa in 2003!) and one of the films I like it Mystery Alaska.

I coloured Hugh in using Chameleon pens (NU3, BK4, NU00, NU2, WG3, NG4, BL2, RG3), cut him out with my scanncut CM900 and layered him up onto a background I made using two distress inks (fired brick and candied Apple). To make the background I used the direct to paper technique, spritzed the card and added salt crystals. I let this dry naturally and love the mottled effect it’s produced. After cutting the background to size I stamped stars in blueprint sketch distress ink along with the sentiment. The white stars I stamped in versamark ink and added sea foam embossing powder and heat embossed them.

The thought behind this was that I wanted a red white and blue American theme. I know I didn’t get any stripes in there, but those are on the ice rink from the skates!

I mounted all of this up onto a blue base card and love love love this masculine card inspired by the film Mystery Alaska. I hope you like it too and maybe you’ll be inspired to go find the film and watch it or even to make a card of your own.