This was a busy sketch to do but I am so pleased with the finished result!
I have prepared the card blank with a sponge assorted adirondak inks and a rubber stamp, I then cut various size circles from blue paper which I then sponged and stamped, Finally I rubber stamped a rectangle with a mermaid stamp and sponged the edge.
I spent a lot of time on this card, initially it was just going to be for the Di Hickman sketch challenge, but at the finish I felt that although it had taken a lot of work it was all backing papers and brads so I decided to combine the challenges and add a little rubber stamped Tilda image so that it would fit the Cute Card Thursday challenge too.
Double Whammy & just right for my sisters birthday!
I thought I had better do a masculine card to even things up so I chose my transport stamps from Tanda for this challenge. I prepare the card blank with adirondak inks and a sponge, I then stamped images directly onto the card blank. Finally I stamped the train image onto a square of brown paper and mounted.
I have tried to get a subtle effect with this card, I have had this rubber stamp for some time and this is the 1st time I have used it, still not sure if I like it or not but think the backing papers carry quite well.
I have done a fun card for this challenge, which I am going to send to my big brother!
The red pepper character is a plush toy thing which was given to me by my future daughter-in-law who saw it and said it reminded her of me, ( you press the button on his foot and he sings feelin hot hot hot and shakes his whatsits)....Any way I took a photo of him printed it off cut it out embossed it and placed it on the prepared card blank, ( prepared using adirondak inks and a sun rubber stamp). The reason I am going to send it to my big brother is because he was stupid enough to try to burn hedge trimming with the help of petrol and succeeded in setting light to himself, After diving into his garden pond to put himself out he was taken to hospital and is now having an extended holiday while going to and fro to have dressing changed etc.........
Well I am always up for a challenge so here is my take on the serendipity challenge.
I covered the card blank with floral backing papers & then covered it with torn scraps of pink and purple glittered wrapping fabric. Mounted the image onto matching backing papers and finished with a flower made from backing papers.
For this challenge I have used a pretty clipart picture and mounted it on to a card blank prepared with a butterfly backing paper which I have further stamped with assorted cute fairy & butterfly stamps.
For my final card today I had a bit of fun with the computer and an old photo of my sister & I, having turned us both into beautiful blooms I used a funky flower backing paper to prepare the card blank, I then rubber stamped and embossed a vase, cut a couple of stems out using a sizzix die and put the whole thing together!
I have used this challenge as an opportunity to make a hundredth birthday card for a lady who comes to the shop where I work.
She will be 100 on the 12th July but if you saw her you wouldn't think her a day over 70!
She was tickled pink yesterday because she has just been told that she is going to be a great-great- grandmother, she says she cannot get her head around the fact that her grandson is going to be a grand-dad.
For this challenge I have covered the card blank with backing paper and then made a bookmark as the focal point. Quite pleased with the effect and the fact that it is a useful pressy as well as a card.
A friend very kindly loaned me the use of some of her Tilda stamps, so I have stamped up a batch and look forward to being able to do the Tilda & Co challenges in the future. For the swirls challenge I have used a piece of swirly patterned ribbon along with a swirl cuttlebug embossing folder. The finishing touch a paper flower & brad.
Another one to share, a friend saw the 21st card I made last week and wanted a 50th for her friend, but wanted a "near the knuckle verse inside". I am not too great on verses but came up with this which is my view on different sayings I have heard.
As always a great sketch challenge from ismaki this week with the options of only 2 or 3 colours.
No inks used this time except to rubber stamp the cat image. Simply used a patterned backing paper along with a plain paper and some ribbon, the finishing touch a coloured peel-off sentiment & a paper flower.
I have gone for just one bird for this sketch. I needed a masculine card and the person concerned is into both wildlife & music so I thought this rubber stamp appropriate. Simply stamped & embossed and then mounted onto card blank that has been prepared using (you guessed it) adirondack ink pads and a sponge, the finishing touches peel-off strips & corners.
I have again been playing with coloured inks and a sponge, this time I sponged the card blank, rubber stamped the image once directly onto the card blank and a second time onto scrap paper which I cut out roughly to form a mask over the top of the original, I then added more sponged colour to the card front before removing the mask.
I have kept this very simple, using a pearly card blank. I covered the bottom section in a patterned paper, the top section I used a tiny little flower stamp randomly, I then put a little spot in the centre of each flower and separated the top & bottom with a pink ribbon. I then used some more pink ribbon and a strip of patterned paper which I rubber stamped with a heart and finished with a coloured peel-off sentiment.
Well this challenge took me well outside of my comfort zone as I really am no good with a paint brush ( and doesn't it show ) ((LOL)). Any way I tried to paint a watery background with some bull rushes, ( thought I had better explain what it is supposed to be .) Once dried I rubber stamped a little fish directly onto the card blank , I then coloured and cut out the little fishing character before fixing him to the front with a little glue.
My chosen colour this time is red and I have used 3 shades of adirondack reds to sponge onto red card blank and also rectangles of red card, I have then rubber stamped the image and sentiment using mulberry ink, clear embossed the image and coloured the poppies using a red glaze sakura pen. I finished off by sewing it all together with a red embroidery cotton.
I am afraid I cheated on this one and have used a card I made last year,,,,,,I just cannot bring myself to think about Christmas let alone hunt out my Christmas stamps stash.....I think this one is quite a cutie though!
Well I decided to use a peel-off bodice for this challenge and lace the front, I also needed a 21st birthday card, after quite a bit of playing I have ended up with this, it is a large card A4 folded width wise so I also had to make a box to put it in......Still I am quite pleased with the end result.
I just could not resist getting the adirondak inks out once again for this challenge, sponging the backing colours directly onto the card blank before adding a ribbon the 3 rectangles ( 2 cuttlebug embossed and 1 rubber stamped and embossed) and a coloured peel-off greeting.
I have fallen back on my good old sizzix tools dies for this challenge, Having prepared a card blank with a grey marbled paper I rubber stamped coloured and cut out the little d.i.y. man and the tool frame. I then mounted it all up together and finished with a coloured peel-off.
I opted for paisley brads for this challenge and a gardening theme.
I rubber stamped & embossed the image onto a hand made paper cut out and mounted using the paisley brads onto a paisley cuttlebuged piece of card. I then mounted it all onto a prepared card blank using paisley backing paper.
For this challenge I have kept things fairly simple....No Rubber Stamping.... I took 2 chipboard letters which I coloured and embossed black before putting little diam ante's on. Next I cuttlebug embossed a piece of black card and cut out a happy and a birthday which I mounted onto white card and placed on the prepared card blank with the chipboard letters. The finishing touch a black silk flower with a diamante centre.
For this challenge I have used my hydrangea stamp but in a different way from how I have used it previously. I stamped it onto a parchment, coloured and then used a stylus to emboss from the reverse, I then mounted it onto white card and then gold board.The other two cards are ones I have just completed, one for a lady who is going to be 80 and the other just playing with techniques and colour.