I have exceeded myself this week and managed a card for the Di Hickman sketch. I decided on a masculine card and have used a piece of encaustic work for added effect.
Thursday, 29 January 2009
I have used no stamping in this challenge instead I have used 3 peel off handbags which I have placed onto coloured card and cute out minus the handles, I then added decorative colour and made handles, two are seed beads on wire and the third is a crocheted ribbon.
Well the end result was not what I had in mind but I changed direction half way through and I am quite pleased that I did as I really like the end result.
Kept this one fairy simple. I embossed the card blank and added ribbon where the embossing folder would not reach. I then stamped, punched out and coloured my whiff of joy image and placed with foam pads. Finally adding an embossed tag with message.
I thoroughly enjoyed making this card, and was very pleased with the end result!
I have used punched flowers and leaves along with my sizzix parchment die, I have then embossed the elements using various embossing folders and sanded the backing parchment shape to distress it.
Wednesday, 28 January 2009
This is the second ATC I have made in recent weeks and I think I am now getting the idea of them, (still not sure about them though) . I was pleased to see the dt example featured an encaustic piece and decided I would do likewise, but using it as a backing paper and making the main feature the fish. I think I will probably end up using this as a topper for a mans card !
Thursday, 22 January 2009
For this card I rubber stamped onto acetate using black stazon, coloured with permanent pens and glitter and then placed into a sizzix cutout. I then attached the whole thing to a card blank including some butterfly punch outs to form a shaker card.
Well here we are again with this weeks challenges, I have had a go at most of them.
I seem to have been unable to get my act together today and am not very happy with what I have created so I have given up!
Maybe tomorrow I will find the Midas touch!
Meanwhile here are todays offerings,
(only fair to share good and bad)
Wednesday, 21 January 2009
This weeks challenge was to follow a colour combination (coral. rich olive & navy).
I have coloured the backing card using adirondak inks, the blue just swept across directly from the pad and the green sponged on. I then rubber stamped my image and coloured in using copic markers.
I decided that my little fellow was probably better minus his wings, Simply done with a textured backing card and then contrasting papers cut into shapes with my sizzix and embossed. The finishing touches a peel off greeting coloured with permanent pens and some scraps from peel offs again coloured.
I decided to do something a lit bit different today and rather than using a backing paper I have used very large fabric flowers along with loops of ribbon directly onto a card blank. I then used my little elf girl cut out and mounted as the centre of the flower!
Sunday, 18 January 2009
Yesterday I received a parcel from Tanda Stamps and couldn't wait to play with what I had bought......This dragon image was just screaming at me to be used.
I stamped him using black stazon onto silver mirror card and then coloured him in with sakura glaze pens, after several hours the ink still had not dried so I sprinkled with embossing powder and heat set. I am really delighted with the end result, it was difficult to scan as its one of those cards that need to be moved to appreciate, but I think you can get the general idea!
Saturday, 17 January 2009
Thursday, 15 January 2009
Wednesday, 14 January 2009
This card kills two birds so to speak, my new rubber stamps arrived from pollycraft at midday so I have used one of them to fit the cute card Thursday challenge and I have followed the sketch from the C.P.S. challenge.
I have used a new rubber stamp for this challenge which I stamped using stazon directly onto a hand coloured backing paper. I then used plain contrasting coloured papers which I embossed with my swirls folder and completed it all with a little lilac bow.
Thursday, 8 January 2009
Wow what a fantastic challenge this was, I was so impressed with the dt cards I really had to try it for myself, now I know what a fantastic effect it can have using plain paper & embossing folders I am sure I will be using it a lot in the future!
Wednesday, 7 January 2009
I have been busy today trying to get the house ship shape, you know what its like with men under your feet, any way I had to make a card for a very special occasion and I also managed to have a play with a few of the new stamps I have bought since Christmas. My first posting is a commissioned card for a lady whose friend is about to receive an M.B.E. and the 2nd is a new stamp of a mermaid . Both fit into this challenge criteria so take your pick.!
With any luck now the house work is up too scratch I will have more time tomorrow for the rest of the challenges awaiting!
Friday, 2 January 2009
I needed to make a birthday card for my son who is fast approaching his 30th, I found this dufex decoupage sheet which was ideal as he is a carpenter, I also found so,e metal numbers, the trouble was it just didn't seem to marry together, then I saw this challenge and decided that a bit of sanded embossed card was just right for the finished result, so here it is!