Tuesday 24 April 2012

Papertake Weekly - To Have and to Hold

Afternoon crafters.
I am back again and this time it's for our sketch challenge over at Papertake Weekly kindly sponsored by Simon Says Stamp.

I've used the sketch to make a wedding card but I'm not sure I like it very much. I think I should have used different papers but never mind you live and learn.

The image is a peel off from Little Claire Designs which I've coloured with Copics.
The papers are a mixture of Basic Grey, GCD Ella Blue and JilliBean Soup.
Embellishments - Tulle, lace paper roses, ribbon, metal heart and a sentiment from Little Claire Designs

That's it for this week. Thanks for stopping by.

EAC - Wedding Wishes

Happy Tuesday Crafters.
Today I would like to share a wedding card I have made for this weeks challenge over at Everybody Art Challenge.

The picture isn't great as I had to take it in the evening. The card definitely looks better in real life.
I decided to move away from my comfort zone of colouring an image to try a clean and simple card. I don't think I managed it too well but it's not bad.

Materials Used:
Kraft Card 
Damask Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
Paper Roses and Prima flowers
Heart - stamp from Magnolia
Sentiment - LOTV
Vintage Distress ink

That's about it for now. Be sure to check out my fellow Design Team mates.


Tuesday 17 April 2012

Papertake - Find Joy Everyday - Saturated Canary

I'm back again for my second DT card of the day, this time it's for Papertake Weekly.
This week we are very kindly sponsored by the Ribbon Girl and in order to be in with a chance of winning we would like to see stitching, real or faux on your projects.

Once again I have used the freebie digi from Saturated Canary called Boobie Love but this time I have coloured her with black skin. This was a first for me and was a nice change. I think I will try a few different skin colours over the coming weeks/months.
Here's my card and I've used a combination of a sewing machine stitch and faux stitching.

I've used Jillibean Soup Blossom pad, pink paper, cream and cranberry card.
As mentioned above, the image is from Saturated Canary and has been coloured with Copics.
Skin - E43,E53, E57, E59, lips R37,R22
Hair - BV29,C7,C5,C3, Prisma black pencil
Top - Pinks V000,V01,V12, w1,W3 
Trousers - B93,B45,B99
Embellishments - Tim Holtz metal leaves, pearl gems and tulle

I have also made my first paper rose with vellum. I seem to have a lot of vellum but it's something that I never use on a card. When I saw the technique shown on Create and Craft by a very talented lady who's name escapes me, I just had to try it. To make this I started with a circle of white vellum and to it I added a swirl of RV34 to give the flower a two tone effect, before cutting into a spiral shape.
It's nowhere near as good as the examples I see out in blogland so me thinks a lot more practise is needed, but this one has just passed my scrutinising to make it onto the card!

Be sure to check out my fellow DT buddies for lots more inspiration.


EAC - Yong Rebel - Yippie Yeah

Good morning crafters.
At the weekend I visited the Alexandra Palace craft show and boy did I spend a lot! If I hadn't run out of time I think I could have kept spending.
Obviously there were the estentials that always seem to run out at the same time so after purchasing that I then added to my bag with a few LOTV stamps, paper from Craftwork Cards, Nellie Snellen stamps, loads of sentiment stamps and other bits and bobs.
Oh well, it will get used at some point.
Two of the items on my DT card for
Everybody Art Challenge today are new.
The first being a cute image from Nellie Snellen and second, one of sentiments I purchased from Little Claire Designs.
Our challenge this week is to see your "Masculine" cards/projects and here's mine....

I think the Cowboy is such a cutie, I couldn't resist him.
The papers are from the Complete Boy stack from My Minds Eye and gave me the colours for the image. These have been mounted onto Kraft card.
I've used Copics and a few Prisma Pencils to add more definition/shading.
The colours used are:
Skin - E000,E00,E21,R11,R20
Hat - E50,E31,E71, Sepia Prisma, YR04 or 7
Dungarees - B95,B45,B12, Cool Grey Prisma
Top - E40, W2
Scarf and Shoes - YR04 or 7 and Y38 can't remember exactly
Green - YG11, YG23?
Sentiment - Part of  Little Claire Designs sentiment set
Final Touches - Distress ink around the edge of the paper and scissors to roughen and a very small amount of brown polka dot ribbon.

That's about it for now and hopefully you will get some time to join us over at Everybody Art Craft.


Tuesday 10 April 2012

Papertake Weekly - Saturated Canary Rainy Days

Afternoon crafters.
Our challenge over at Papertake Weekly  is "April Showers" which is fitting for the weather the UK is now suffering with.
To encourage you to participate we are kindly sponsored by
Whiff Of Joy

I've used another Saturated Canary image, this one is called rainy days.

Now I've got to admit I did find this beautiful image difficult to colour, originally I started with a green dress but couldn't get the shading right so that one ended up in the bin. This is my second attempt and I'm pleased with it

The backing paper has umbrellas on it but its difficult to see them with all the other layers and to soften the edges I've embossed with white powder. The other paper used is from a Jillibean Soup pad.

Copics used - Dress - B000, B00,B02, B45, Apron & Umbrella - Y11, Y02, (I can't remember the darker colour), Wellies - Y11, Y03, G21, Skin - E000,E00, E21, E02, Hair - E53, E31 highlighted with Sepia Prisma Pencil.

Other embellishments - ribbon, flowers, Memory Box fence die, Martha Stewart punch.

I am going to enter this card into the following challenges:
Cupcake Craft Challenge - Spring is in the air

Thanks for stopping by today.