CRAFT challenge #530 – Sketch

Come and join us at Trimmies Craft Challenge. Our sponsor this time is Eureka Stamps.

The sketch for this challenge is:

I chose an image that would work in a circle for this challenge, and I loved this tree. It’s great and and hopefully shows that love grows over the years like it has for my parents.

I coloured the tree with reds and browns from my chameleon pen set (RD2, RD3, RD4, RD5, BR3, BR4 and BR5). On top of the hearts I added glossy accents.

The background I made from a white sheet of card, some Cosmo Cricket pixie paint (Ruby), some Brusho paint (black) and a mini water spritzer. The blocks to follow the sketch design were all pieces in my off cuts box. I cut the hearts as well for the corner features and then I added some gold onto the plain red panel and hearts. The same gold I gently added to the main feature circle with a dry wet wipe to give a subtle colour which just takes the edge off the stark white circle. Finally I die-cut a sentimental add to the bottom right. I hope you like the card.



I’m so excited to post this as I am posting as a guest designer for SID since I won their April card design with my Lego card that I made for my nephew James in Canada.

The card sketch I was given is this one

And these are the cards I’ve made

For the first of these cards I’ve created a process video (below) and with the left over triangles I created the second card for my younger daughter. She’s a Dumbo fan so although she was turning 13 it was appropriate for her.

Take a look at the Card creation video for the first card and I hope you find this useful it’s on my YouTube channel. I hope you found this useful, if so let me know by leaving a comment.

#504 CRAFT challenge – Sketch

Come and join us at Trimmies Craft Challenge. Our sponsor for this challenge is Morgan’s Artworld.

For this challenge I chose the poppy design and my colour scheme of reds.

I coloured the poppy with Chameleon pens (which I love) and felt the red needed to go onto a black and white background. I found the backing paper which had both of these colours on it and instantly knew that was the one. Then I went through my stash of off cuts to find other papers that would tone in with the scheme. Putting it all together I felt that the background needed to have a black boarder mat so make it stand out a little. I felt the poppy lent itself to the ‘thinking of you’ sentiment. The card base was a white 7″x7″ card blank which I’ve stamped with a circle/target stamp in the ‘fired brick’ distress ink.