Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Sir Stampalot September Challenge

All Distressed.
I've used a set of Kanban stamps for the main image and two decorative swirls in the corners.
I started by taking some cream card and spritzing it with Glimmer Mists before stamping the main image and colouring with promarkers. I then mounted this onto some Cordinations card that I die cut using Nestabilities Beaded Circles. The backing paper is off a CD (can't remember which one as this was in my 'bits box'). I scrumpled it up and then ironed it flat so that I could use Tea Dye Distress Ink on the edges and then stamp the swirls using Versafine Vintage Sepia.
The lower circle with the flowers I made using three layers of toilet paper spritzed with Glimmer Mists and while it was still wet I put it through the Cuttlebug in an embossing folder. I then left it overnight to dry before die cutting the circle out.

Sunday, 12 September 2010

The Sugar Bowl Challenge 43 - Judy's Sketch

This is one of my favourite images for Christmas from Sugar Nellie.

Penny Black Saturday Challenge Week 118

This card is for the Penny Black Saturday Challenge with a theme of Men/Boys.
I've used backing papers from The Games Men Play CD by FeeJ Designs.

CD Sunday Challenge - Shades of Blue

I've used a backing paper from the Artylicious Seaton's Greetings CD by Glenda Waterworth and the main image from Glitter & Glitz by Debbi Moore Designs for this week's challenge of Shades of Blue
That's another one ready for Christmas!

Friday, 10 September 2010

CD Sunday Challenge - Animals

I can't believe the trouble I've had trying to post this card for the CD Sunday Challenge this week!
Anyway finally! I've used another CD by Debbeescds called Dayze of Innocence which uses artwork by Pamela West.

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Crafters Companion Challenge 4

Another sketch challenge from Crafters Companion this month and I've used the Swalk CD and one of the rubber stamp images for this card.

Saturday, 4 September 2010

Penny Black Saturday Challenge Week 117

Purple, Cream and Brown

was the challenge for this week.
The scan hasn't worked very well as the paper roses in the middle of the flowers are quite raised.

The Sugar Bowl Challenge 42

This card is made using Lilian's Sketch with a theme of pearls for the Sugar Bowl Challenge this week.

For the embossed background to this card I used a technique I saw demo'd by Ali Reeve recently. First of all you need to layer three sheets of toilet paper (!) then spray it with mica colours. While it is still wet I then put it in an embossing folder and passed it through my Cuttlebug then left it to dry. It gives the look of handmade paper and an interesting texture to a card.