Monday, 29 June 2009

Truly Scrumptious Challenge #10 - Flower Fairy Vintage

Another family birthday coming up and I thought I would use the sketch created by Sharon over at Truly Scrumptious. The twist, was to use stash that had been forgotten and I had forgotten a lot. I buy things because they are pretty but when I get them home there doesn't seem to be anything that will go together. I know this is my own creative block but I spend days looking for the right paper and embellishments and usually miss the challenge completion date! When time allows I like to view other craft blogs and see some fantastic creations. I am always drawn towards the vintage style so thought I would have a go. This is my first attempt and although I have a long way to go I quite like the result. I only hope it's not too old fashioned for my Niece! The items I forgot I had and used were: Fairy sticker sheet Wedding and Romance papers from Hot off the Press Lace With Love brad I also used Tim Holtz Distress Inks, Pale yellow card, Papermania Signature Regency paper Silk cream rose, Grosgrain ribbon Hot Foil Wizard for the words. I'm off to the Newbury Stamping Craft Show at the weekend so no doubt I will come home with more goodies. Thanks for taking the time to check out my design.

Saturday, 20 June 2009

Sunday Sketch & Stamp Challenge #4 - Steph's Sketch

This sketch is a challenge over at the Sunday Sketch and Stamp blog. I have less than an hour to enter my design. I really enjoyed using this sketch designed by Steph and will definitely use it again as I have managed to complete this card in an evening and in plenty of time for the person's birthday I intend to send it to. I have used: Card/Paper - Black Gloss card, Cardcraft Plus Trailing Leaves card, black card to mount the stamped images on and a handmade silver paper from my stash of goodies. Stamps - Foam backed animal stamps purchased from QVC some years ago and never used until today. Medium - Copic pens, Tim Holtz Distress Ink - dusty concord & Brilliance Dew Drop - Platinum Planet. I used my hot foil wizard to write the Happy Birthday sentiment. Ribbon - Satin 10mm - plum Hope you like the card and thanks for looking.

Sunday, 14 June 2009

Old Challenges - Truly Scrumptious #8 & Copic Colour Challenge #15

I haven't blogged for a few weeks, not because I didn't want to but because I couldn't get any projects finished. My life has been taken over by two ducklings that are gorgeous but require a lot of love and attention. Unfortunately, mum is not on the scene so I am their new mummy. They are worse than children for crying when you leave them alone. This weekend they are 3 weeks old and have allowed me some time to finish a project I started over two weeks ago, for the Truly Scrumptious Challenge no. 8 and the Copic Colour Challenge no. 15. I combined the challenges to make a folded card and colour it using C3 Cool Grey, R59- Cardinal Red & YG63 - Pea Green and a few other colours to get shading.
Card Front
The wall was created using the copic ciao pen C3 along with C1, W1, W3 W5, E33 and the blender pen. This is the first fold to open. The image is a magnolia rubber stamp and I have decoupaged his trouser legs. The picture doesn't show that so you will have to take my word for it!
1st Fold
Everything on this page has been made. I started with a pale blue piece of paper that has a gingham effect. I then made myself a cloud from a scrap piece of card and then positioned it randomly over the paper. I found the technique on the StampArtic blog. Which was lucky because up until this point I didn't know how to finish it. I used Tim Holt Distress Ink - China Blue to colour around the shape. I stopped part way down so that I could colour in some hills using various green copic pens. The tree I drew myself, coloured with copics and cut out. The foliage I made from a piece of scrunched tracing paper and two different green ink pads. To make the grass I ripped strips of green paper and then coloured it with copic pens.
Final Fold
More clouds and hills. The plane I found on the web (sorry can't remember exactly where from) I added Happy Birthday to the banner and coloured using copics. The verse I found free on the web and then layered it with silver paper and blue bazzill card. All finished just in time for my Nephew's birthday. Here are a few photos of the ducklings. Eight days old and now 23 days old. Thank you for the lovely comments and my first two followers. Thanks for looking.