Saturday, 28 September 2013

Cakes .... cream tea

Something totally different ......
I haven't had much time recently to take part in any challenges.
I have to look after my disabled / elderly father & have no other family to help, 
and have had a lot of running around for him lately
So I thought I would see if I could make a card quickly.....
Then I remembered some decoupage sheets I made.. 
A while ago I had a go at making my own decoupage sheets
I saw a number of challenges which mentioned food, 
so I thought I'd make a card with one of the sheets.
This time my card is totally printed and no colouring.
I printed the image out so it had five layers, cut them out and mounted them on to a lacy background,  I was seeing it as being the lacy table cloth.    
To finish it off I added a sentiment
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Stamp N Doodle

I have recently been invited to join the DT over at Stamp N Doodle

The challenges over at the Stamp N Doodle this month were :
11th September : Spots N stripes
18th September :  Stitching - Real or faux
25th September : In the garden
We were given 3 images to choose from.
   Cry Babies,    You're Joking right!   and  I dressed all by myself
When I first looked at the images,  I thought of what papers I could use, then I remembered, I have a pile of papers that have come out of the centre of craft magazine, so I challenged myself to use them for these challenges.
I decided to use  "I dressed all by myself"  for Spots and Stripes.
First I found the papers and tried to pull some colours from the backgrounds.
I covered half the card blank with the spots and the other  half with the spots.
Then a sprit of black card across the join, which I also mounted the image on
The colours I used for this one where:
Skin : vanilla, satin & almond.
The Tutu: Bright orange, peach and honeycomb
The top and leggings were: Gold, pastel yellow & sunflower.
I used the cry babies image for Stitching - Real or Faux.
I found some blue gingham papers and a contrasting blue paper.
I mounted a piece of the gingham into a grey card blank.
I took inspiration for the colours from the papers.
The colours I used :
Skin : vanilla, satin & almond
For the dresses :Powder blue, pearl blue & denim
& sky blue, cyan and Artic blue
Boots: Indigo blue
seat:  mint & pastel green
After colouring the image I matted it onto the blue paper and then on to a piece of green card.
I then added Faux stitching around all the layers. 
and finished off with a sentiment mounted on to a circle of the green card.
In the Garden  -the image I used was  You're Joking right!
I searched through my papers and found some with flowers in which said in the garden to me.
one sheet also have a flower and butterfly on it.
Again I decided to use the colours in the papers as inspiration for the colours
The colours I used for this one where :
 Skin : vanilla, satin & almond
Dress : Peach Gold & Pastel yellow.
I mattered the border on to the bottom half of the Kraft card,
and then added a piece of contrasting green to the top part.  
then matted the image on to a piece of green card
and then onto a piece of Kraft card.  
The image was then stuck onto the front of the card. 
To finish off,  I added the butterfly and the flower,
which i added a gem to the middle. 
To finish it off i added a butterfly shaped gem to the girls hair
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Thursday, 26 September 2013

The Stamping Chef vs Simply Betty Stamps #2 Bite me

For this challenge  I picked the TSC image to use ...  "Bite me"
The image it not one I would normally use, but I like to challenge myself to use different images..

The latest thing I am doing in my challenges, is challenging myself to use the pile of papers
I have that have come out of old craft magazines,
and use their colours as an inspiration for the colours I use to colour the image.
I found some papers that were green with pink roses, the reverse side was plain green.
I covered the card blank with the roses, and then mounted a strip of the green on to a piece of black card, and the stuck to the middle of the card. 
I wasn't sure what colours to use for the hair / top, but as I had use the black card, I decided to use black for the hair, and a lighter shade (grey) grey for her top.
The colours I used were
Skin:  vanilla, satin & almond
Hair:  Black & cool grey 4 & 5.
Top :  Cool grey 1,2 & 3
Roses:  Fuchsia & carnation pink.
I went around the edges of the skulls and web with cool grey 1.
Once coloured in, I cut the image out using a oval die and then cut a mat out of black card.
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Friday, 6 September 2013

The stamping chef  
"Put a ring on it challenge"

The image as it suggests shows a bride with her ring.
The  colours used to colour the image were
Dress :  blossom, pale pink and baby pink
Skin: Vanilla, satin, almond.
Hair: Tan, Gold, Pastel Yellow
Leaves:  leaf & grass green
Rose : poppy & berry red.
Eyes: powder blue & Lips: baby pink

Once I have coloured In the image I cut a frame
from silver mirror board using
a Tonic Diamond swing ovals die set.
and cut the centre of it out using a spellbinders oval die.
I then cut the image so the flowers would be in front of the frame
and the lady behind, (cutting along the petals of the flowers)
I then embossed a sheet of A4 pink card
using an  embossibilites folder - floral vines.
And folded it in half to make an A5 card blank.
And mounted the frames image on to the
card, and added a sentiment
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The stamping chef   "Put a ring on it challenge"

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Creative Moments Design Team 
 Challenge 25: Birthdays
I have recently been invited to be on the Creative Moments Design Team 
For my first challenge I was sent a 
Digi image and given the theme of  birthday.
this challenge is sponsored by :
Stamp N Doodle

The image I was sent was one of some penguins
I immediately thought of snow and so to of Christmas.
So, off I went to look for my silver glitter spray
and sprayed a sheet of A4 copier paper
I sprayed a bit spotty, but it added to the effect.
I then tore the paper and placed in front of the penguins
so it looked like they were standing in the snow.
I then took a piece of sliver mirror board
to mount the image on.
I then mounted that onto another piece of the glittered paper
I then took an A4 sheet of a silver/ grey card
and an Embossalicious let it snow
A4 embossing folder
This was folded in half to create an A5 card
I then mounted the image into the card
and added 3 snowflakes, made using a
Martha Stewart  snowflake punch
Finally as it had to be a birthday card, I added
a sentiment strip along the both of the image

Things I used:
Sheet of a4 copier paper
Glitter spray (CC)
Silver Mirror board
Martha Stewart snowflake punch.
a4 grey/ silver card
A4 snowflake embossing folder

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Monday, 2 September 2013

Delicious Doodles with Dies

Through the purple haze challenge for this week was...
Delicious doodles with dies

 The image I used was Just Purr-fect
The first thing I did was select the colours to use.
so I choose the following colours from my promarkers:
Hair: Tan, Gold, Pastel Yellow
Skin: Vanilla, satin, almond
Cat: Caramel, Cinnamon, Oatmeal & Pastel beige
leaf green for his eyes.
Dress: Powder, pastel & artic blue.
Lips: Antique rose
After I had coloured the image in
I mounted it on a piece of pale blue card
Then I selected :
a sheet of A4 brown card,
a sheet of A4 Trellis card (anna marie designs)
and die cut some tattered lace ivy dies from a sheet of dark green card.

I folded the A4 Brown card in half, and then cut a piece of the trellis
to fit to the front of the card. I then added the image on top of the trellis
using foam tape,
and then stuck the pieces of ivy on to the trellis.

I then looked at it and  realised I needed something else, so to finish it off
I looked for a sentiment and added it to the bottom left hand corner of the card.

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I am entering this into the following challenges:       Always anything goes             Anything goes