Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Rainbow Lady's Challenge # 113 - Enjoy Life with Oranges and Lemons

This is an A5 card and the backing paper and topper, bottom left, are from Joanne Sheen RHS cd. The backing paper was matted onto gold mirri then mounted onto the card with 3D foam pads. The glasses are digi stamps from MCS and the sentiment was added using the Xyron design runner. I was thinking of cocktails in the sun!

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CD Sunday Challenge - Meow

The topper and backing paper are from Joanna Sheen's cd Pamela West Collection 1. The topper was mounted onto card cut with the edge scallops die from the Tim Holtz collection. "dream" was stamped onto the card using Dee Gruening blending box - Shades of Gray.

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Thursday, 22 July 2010

DragonsDream TIO # 48 Say it with Numbers

The background is Distress inks Wild Honey and Rusty Hinge. The stamps in black are from Avante-Garde sets 1 and 2. Dream number is off a lottery ticket! I wish. The metallic numbers are Elusive Images and have been stamped into copper UHT. The number 3 is from the same set and was topped with a Papermania epoxy dome.Posted by Picasa
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Monday, 19 July 2010

Sunday CD challenge- Looks like Summer

The backing paper here is from a Pattern source book- Japanese style, and it comes with cd and permission to use in whatever way you choose. There are some unusual papers on this cd and this one is "waves rendered on a Kaga yuzen print kimono". I thought it went well with the waves coming in behind the little girl topper. The topper is by Sandra Kuck off an A4 sheet of her toppers and the sentiment is K&Co.Posted by Picasa

Crafty Ann's Challenge #19 Cliff Richard Song

The song I have chosen is "Pointed Toe Shoes" released in 1959. I saw the song in the list and thought of this Clarity stamp, which I have had for ages, and not used. The shoes were stamped using Versafine onyx black one behind the other using a mask. The pattern on the shoes is a Clarity corner stamp and the shoes were lightly shaded using Black Soot. The mat was cut out using Spellbinders curved rectangle die. It was mounted on the next size die cut in black. The side panel is cut from a square of flocked paper, a freebie from inspire me papers. The sentiment stamp is from Papermania born to shop setPosted by Picasa

Rainbow Lady's Challenge - Lavender and Lace

As soon as I saw this challenge I thought of one of my all time favourite backing paper, it is Butterfly text from CreativeImaginations. This is matted on a purple metallic paper. The lace is a stamp from JS Victorian Doiley set and was stamped, on vellum, with Versamark and embossed with Sea Foam white. The lavender spray is a wooden stamp by Mary Hughes from Papercrafts4you. It was stamped on vellum using Dusty Concord and embossed with clear embossing powder. It was finished off with white and lavender ribbon as shown.
I really enjoyed making this card.
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Caroline's Digi Flower Challenge

The flowers are digi downloads from Caroline's Rubber Stamps. They are printed on Rey 160gsm text and graphics paper. The background paper is from MCS Watercolour CD, colour adjusted to match the flowers. The stamps are from Sheena's Lost Garden set and were stamped with Versafine onyx black. The word Escape was added using the Xyron design runner.
First time I have used digi flowers, will try them again.
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Saturday, 17 July 2010

DragonsDream T10 #47 - Shabby Chic

For the background the tag was painted with Rose Eco acrylic paint and this was dried. It was then covered with watered down PVA glue and quickly, before that dried, a coat of Clam shell was added. This was then dried with a heat gun to achieve the peeled paint look. The chair was a wooden stamp from a box of about 50 stamps bought as a set from QVC years ago. Challenges do make you look through your stash. The pink rose, from a page of Victorian scraps, was pasted on using soft gloss gel medium. The lace, red rose and metal charm were glued on as shown.

Thursday, 15 July 2010

CD Sunday Challenge: Kind Thoughts

Posted by PicasaI like using this stamp from Clarity as a sentiment and this peaceful backing paper is from Joanna Sheen's Puppies and Kittens. It is in the scenes section. The paper was matted onto gold mirri and the building decoupaged. The sentiment was stamped onto a piece of the backing paper and cut out using nesties circles then mounted onto the scalloped circles. A ribbon was added.
This is my first challenge and I am hoping that I can now link to the site!!!!
Thanks for having a look, all your comments are appreciated.
A Scrapbook page from my just completed Canada Album.

The layout for this page was scraplifted from Kick it Up by Greta Hammond and Angela Wigginton. The swirls were printed from MCS onto acetate, the background paper from K & Co.
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Tuesday, 13 July 2010

Pressed Flowers : I decided to have a go at pressing flowers in the Wizard as shown in the demo by Sue on C&C, I tried a few different flowers. The results were best using red geraniums, Alchemilla Mollis and Feverfew. I tried daisies but they did not come out so well. More experiments required.

The background to this card is a red geranium pressed onto cream card. The card was coloured using Distress inks Victorian Velvet and Bundled sage. The flower head was stamped using Victorian Velvet and then with Versamark and embossed with gold embossing powder. A ribbon was added and a sentiment, mounted on a nesties scalloped circle die cut.

The second card was a spray of alchemilla mollis, also pressed onto cream card. The card was again coloured with Distress inks, this time using Peeled Paint and Rusty Hinge. A ribbon was added and a sentiment, stamped from Elusive images Tall Trees stamp sheet.

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Monday, 12 July 2010

I missed this session, which was led by Lindsey Mason, on QVC day but Lindsey kindly talked me through it at the end of the day and I had a go at home.

The background was made by blending Distress inks, Dusty Concord, Faded Jeans, Bundled Sage and Pine Needles. I then dragged a wet paint brush along the bottom of the card and blotted . Some water was flicked onto the card and again blotted. I created some trees by painting the branches using just a wet brush and stamped the others using Clarity stamps and the two green ink pads. Mountains were suggested by lightly inking the edge of a piece of torn paper and finally Santa was stamped in black to cover a wayward water splodge!

Making this card was my favourite session at the QVC day. It was made using Silkies and a flower template. We had three colours from the Tropical Paradise set to work with and each was applied to gloss card, over the template, using cut and dry. The finished square was matted onto yellow card then mounted onto a bottle green card blank.

I attended the QVC day on July 1st. The afternoon consisted of a series of make and takes using some of the items that will appear on the shows in the next few weeks. These three cards were made as prescribed: the first from a Kanban kit, the second from Tim Holtz dies in the Big Shot and the third using Martha Stewart punches and Bazill card stock.