Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Beach Girl

Another aquatic themed card:



I am entering my card into these challenges:
Sweet Sketch Wednesday - Sketch
http://sweetsketchwednesday2.blogspot.co.nz/2014/07/sweet-sketch-hump-day.html
Eureka Stamps - Swimming
http://eurekastamps.blogspot.co.nz/2014/07/eureka-stamps-challenge-100-swimming.html
QKR Stampede - Swimming
http://qkrstampede.blogspot.co.nz/2014/07/qkr-stampede-challenge-98-swimming.html

I have used some papers from my scrapbooking stash.  I've had these for quite some time!  The matting is grey cardstock from Rosie's Studio.  The image I have used is from Eureka Stamps and has been coloured with copic markers E00, B12, B18, E18, E15, B60.  I have added some blue and white twine plus a starfish embellishment and some pearls.

Monday, 28 July 2014

White on White with Gold

I almost forgot to do my own post for the challenge at Incy Wincy Designs this week!  The challenge is white on white with Gold - mine is mainly white!


I am entering my card into these challenges:
Robyn's Fetish Challenge - Weddings
http://robynsfetishchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/challenge-222-wedding-cards-7272014.html
Sassy Studio Designs - Monochrome
http://sassystudiodesigns.blogspot.co.nz/2014/07/dtbst-239-its-all-same.html
A Song In Your He{ART} - When you wish upon a Star
http://asonginyourart.blogspot.ca/2014/07/a-song-in-your-heart-challenge-12.html

I have embossed the background with an embossing folder.  I added some white lace.  The image is from Sassy Studio Designs and has been coloured with Inktense Pencils.  I added a gold star cut from glitter cardstock (DCWV) using a Memory Box Die and also some white pearls.


Sunday, 27 July 2014

Christmas with a hint of purple!

I have had this background paper and didn't really know how I was going to work it in with an image.  Decided that since it was mainly cream that it worked well when I was trying to incorporate a non-traditional colour:

I am entering my card into these challenges:
Penny's Paper - Anything Goes
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2014/07/welcome-to-pennys-challenge-187.html
Sentimental Sundays - Christmas in July
http://sentimentalsundays.blogspot.co.nz/2014/07/challenge-217-christmas-in-july.html
Just Inspirational - Three layers or more (3)
http://justinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2014/07/team-b-with-crafty-sentiments-zuri-vice.html
PINspirational Challenge - Photo Inspiration (Owl)
http://pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2014/07/pinspirational-challenge-117.html
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Jolly Holiday
http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/its-jolly-holiday.html
Clear It Out Challenge - Christmas + Glitter
http://clearitoutchallenge.blogspot.ca/2014/07/christmas-in-july.html
Glitter n Sparkle - Add Some Purple
http://glitternsparklechallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2014/07/challenge-95.html
D├ęcosse's Dynamite Doodles - Christmas Link Up
http://decossesdynamitedoodles.blogspot.co.nz/p/the-12-days-of-christmas-card-link-up.html

I have used a background paper from MME.  I die-cut a holly border from purple shimmer cardstock from DCWV and added some Stickles to the leaves and berries.  The image is from Stitchy Bear Stamps and has been coloured with copic markers plus Stickles.  I matted the image and then layered it over the top of some of the holly border.  I added a sentiment typed on the computer and three clear glitter domes coloured with copic marker V17.

Here is the inspiration picture from Just Inspirational Challenge:

Beach Dottie

Dottie is off to the beach - not here though as we had a frost this morning!


I am entering my card into these challenges:
Creative Colors - Red, White, Pistachio Green + Buttons
http://creativecolorschallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2014/07/creativecolorschallenge-15.html
Chocolate Coffee and Cards Challenge - Polka Dots
http://chocolatecoffeecards.blogspot.co.nz/2014/07/challenge-70-polka-dots.html
Catch The Bug - Photo Inspiration (Beach)
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.nz/2014/07/july-photo-inspiration-challenge.html

I have used a polka dotted paper from DCWV - this one came from a Pet themed matstack but the colours worked for the Creative Colors challenge so I decided to use it for this card!  The image is Beach Dottie from Bugaboo Stamps.  I coloured her with copic markers E00, R46, G21, E43, E41.  I die-cut using a Beaded Ovals die from Spellbinders and embellished the "beads" with rhinestones.  I added some white scallop ribbon from American Crafts and some white buttons.  The sentiment is from Sans Designs.

Here is the colour palette I worked from:

Mango Snowman

Our local paper and craft shop closed down at the weekend and had products really cheap.  SOme were from their classroom area and others were new.  I got three tubes of Kaisercraft paint for $1 per tube (brand new too!) and was keen to use them.  I managed to use one of them on this card:


I am entering my card into the following challenges:
From The Heart Sketches - Sketch + Twist
http://fromtheheartstamps.com/community/2014/07/07/i-heart-card-sketches-w-a-twist-no-74/
From The Heart Stamps - Monthly Progressive Challenge.
http://fromtheheartstamps.com/community/2014/07/03/july-free-stamp-of-the-month-winter-friends/

I used a white card blank with the image printed directly on it.  I coloured the image with copic markers and then added some Stickles to the snow.  The sentiment is also from From The Heart Stamps.  I coloured the strip of card with Kaisercraft acrylic paint - Mango.  I then added a  piece of washi tape to the top of the card.

Here is the sketch:

Monochromatic Owl

I found this paper among my stash and thought it would be great to create a bit of a scenery card with ribbon representing the branches!


I am entering my card into these challenges:
Eureka Stamps - Monochromatic
http://eurekastamps.blogspot.co.nz/2014/07/eureka-stamps-challenge-99-monochrome.html
PINspirational Challenge - Photo Inspiration (owl)
http://pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2014/07/pinspirational-challenge-117.html
Penny's Paper - Anything Goes
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2014/07/welcome-to-pennys-challenge-187.html

The paper is from DCWV.  I added grosgrain ribbon from American Crafts.  The owl image is from Eureka Stamps and coloured with copic markers.

Christmas Owls

I have kept the card fairly CAS - using one paper layered several times with red cardstock:
I am entering my card into these challenges:
Crafty Sentiments - Hand Coloured Image
http://www.craftysentiments.blogspot.gr/2014/07/hand-colored-image-challenge.html
PINspirational Challenge - Photo Inpsiration (Owl)
http://pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2014/07/pinspirational-challenge-117.html
Craft Your Passion - Christmas in July
http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2014/07/challenge-223-christmas-in-july.html
Just Inspirational Challenge - 3 layers or more
http://justinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2014/07/team-b-with-crafty-sentiments-zuri-vice.html

I have used a paper from MME pluse red cardstock to create several layers.  The image is from Crafty Sentiments and has been coloured with copic markers with the addition of Stickles.  I also added some red pearls.