#474 CRAFT challenge – Thank you

Come and join us at Trimmies Craft Challenge, our sponsor this week is Sheepski Designs.

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.


#178 Dream Valley Challenge – Add ribbon and/or lace

Come join us at the Dream Valley Challenge. Our sponsor this time is SheepSki Designs.

For this challenge I created two cards as I liked two of the images the Dream Valley DT were given.

The background for the first card using “perfect pointe” card was created on one of those experimental afternoons where I covered a large area on the dining room table with newspaper, got a box and some spritzing inks and a bunch of card and just played at creating different backgrounds. I saw the image and wanted to go for a ballerina that wasn’t pink! After colouring it I knew that I had to try it against the background I’d got sitting waiting for an appropriate project. It couldn’t be more perfect. I found some coordinating ribbon and hey presto the card came together quite quickly. I wanted to go for something other than a rectangle too, so ended cutting the lozenge shapes for the mats and the decided to cut the card base in the same shape too. I’m really pleased with the result 🙂

I would like to enter this into the Sheepskin design challenge #14 – favourite colours.

The second image was “flower bouquet”. This image I felt leant itself to a thank you, thinking of you or get well kind of card. I really enjoyed colouring the bouquet and it could be adapted to any colour scheme you choose. The challenge is ribbon lace so I trawled through my bag of ribbons to see what toned in with the coloured image. There were quite a few pieces, but they were all thin and none of them seemed enough on their own which is why I ended up choosing several and lining them up behind the image. I also used a die to go around the mat and give a paper lace finish there too.