Friday, 24 April 2015

Steampunk Cindy To the Ball

I tried something a  bit different with this time - I used Gelato to colour the image.  It was a bit tricky with the brush I was using but I'm pleased with the result.



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Lacy Sunshine - Steampunk, Shabby Chic and/or Vintage (Steampunk)
http://lacysunshinechallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2015/04/challenge-56-steampunk-shabby-chic-or.html
Chocolate Coffee and Card Challenge - Use A Die-Cut
http://chocolatecoffeecards.blogspot.co.nz/2015/04/chocolate-coffee-cards-challenges-89.html
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
http://ema-ginationstation.blogspot.co.nz/2015/04/AG-30.html

I have used a lightly patterned paper from Creativ for the background.  The image is Steampunk Cindy to the Ball from Lacy Sunshine.  I used three colours of gelato and a brush and some water to colour the image.  The skin tone is done with copic marker E00.  I also added some black mesh ribbon  and some cogs which I cut from white cardstock offcuts coloured with gelatos using a couple of Memory Box dies.

Fairy Jar

I thought I'd include the original item in the photograph too!  I drink alot of hot chocolate as I don't drink tea or coffee so I have quite a few of these.  I thought it was about time I bought one of them to some use!





I would like to enter my project into these challenges:
Open-Minded Crafting Fun - Recycle Something
http://open-mindedcraftingfun.blogspot.co.nz/2015/04/challenge-34-recycle-something.html

I painted the Drinking Chocolate container with a couple of layers of Gesso.  I then sprayed three different colours of Dylsusions Spray over the container.  The image is from Dr Digi and is coloured with copic markers with some Stickles added to the wings and some Glossy Accents to the star.  I also added some layered stars around the container but didn't photograph these (I probably should have though!)

Christmas Book

I bought some new sheets for the beds and they came with a piece of cardboard in between.  I looked at the piece which was folded sort of like a ringbinder and knew I just had to use it to create a book cover.  I have another five of them that I haven't used yet too!



I would like to enter my project into these challenges:
Open-Minded Crafting Fun  - Recycle Something
http://open-mindedcraftingfun.blogspot.co.nz/2015/04/challenge-34-recycle-something.html
Glitter n Sparkle - Anything But A Card
http://glitternsparklechallengeblog.blogspot.co.nz/2015/04/challenge-133.html

So as well as the recycled cardboard packaging, I have used a Memory Box Stencil along with two colours of Distress Ink to create the background on some white paper which I then used to cover the front.  I added some strips of washi tape and a length of self-adhesive tape across the front.  To the left is some white self-adhesive "lace" - imitation lace really.  The image I used comes from Limited Runs and has been repeated to create a strip of three ornaments.  I coloured with copic markers and then matted onto some red cardstock from Rosie's Studio.

Thursday, 23 April 2015

Christmas Candle

I like the simplicity of this image - just a sprig of holly next to the candle.





I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Completely Christmas - Sketch
http://suzysmarty1.blogspot.co.nz/2015/04/18-april-challenge-59-anything-goes.html
CHNC - Something beginning with F (flame)
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2015/04/chnc-challenge-225-something-beginning.html
PINspirational Challenge - Anything Goes
http://pinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.co.nz/2015/04/pinspirational-challenge-138.html
The Outlawz Monday Challenge - Add Fabric
http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/monday-greetings/forum/topics/outlawz-monday-greetings-challenge-april-20-2015-add-fabric

The paper I have used for this card comes from a christmas paper pad by Kaisercraft.  I used an image from Deedee's Digis and coloured it with copic markers.  I added some stiching around the image, the tag printed on the paper and also the outer edge of the card using a Distress Marker (Peeled Paint).  I die-cut a double ended pennant from some self-adhesive fabric and added a button over the top.

Thinking of You

Sometimes it is nice to send a Thinking of You card -  just because!



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Friday Sketch Challenge - Sketch #92
http://fridaysketchchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2015/04/sketch-92.html



I have used some mulberry paper with three pieces of offcuts from a paper by Nitwit Collections over the top.  The image is from Zuri Artsy Crafty and is coloured with copic markers.  I decided I would also add some bling to the top right - even though that isn't in the sketch!

Spring Flowers in Navy, Pink and White

A bit of a different colour scheme for this one - inspired by the challenge at Brown Sugar.



I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
Brown Sugar - Navy, Pink and White
http://brownsugarchallenge.blogspot.co.nz/2015/04/challenge-142-navy-pink-white.html
QKR Stampede - Spring Flowers
http://qkrstampede.blogspot.co.nz/2015/04/qkr-stampede-challenge-135-spring.html

I have used a patterned paper from Kaisercraft for this card.  The image is from QKR Stampede and is coloured with copic markers RV06, RV02, RV23, RV21, B39 with some Glossy Accents on the flower centres.  I have used some blue ribbon and white flowers I bought at the weekend - I've created a post here showing the bargains I bought!  I also used some pearls in two different sizes.

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

My wonderful purchase at the weekend

My daughter is studying costume design and construction so was interested in attending the Open Day of the Opera Company particularly as she could look at their costume department.  As part of the day they had some costumes that were no longer required on sale for $1 - she bought six and some of those only for the fabric in them!  They also had a table of "trims" and things for 50cents per bag (although some things weren't in a bag such as ribbon on a spool).  We managed to spend $10 on these - $8 of that was items I thought I could use in my cardmaking!

I decided to take a couple of pictures of my purchase:


Looking at the ribbons in the bags there appears to be at least five pieces of ribbon per bag and a piece I pulled out of the yellow bag is about 2 metres long!  I know that the rhinestones are normally $2 per packet and this one is unopened.

I wish we had made it there earlier in the day as there may have been more to choose from but we had another committment first!   I'm very happy with what I did find though and look forward to using it on my cards.