I can’t say that I am big on completing card challenges but when three things coincided this week I thought I’d give this one a go.
I had just finished the card for Crafty Creations and opened my emails and saw Vicki was starting a new set of challenges, then Bevan, long suffering husband, arrived with my SU order. Why not I thought, the challenge looked straight forward and the supplies I need were on the desk.
I was happy to break out the new stamps Sea Side Shore, after all I live right next to the beach, so perfect for me. While there isn’t a punch for the set they are very quick and easy to cut by hand – fussy cut. I sponged the background in our new Dapper Denim Ink, stamped and coloured the seaweed in Emerald Envy Ink, then added some sand with Soft Sky from the Timeless Textures. Love this set as it adds just that bit of difference when needed. I popped up the fish and the shell on Stampin’ Dimensionals after stamping the star fish and bubbles, added Ahoy There and Pearls after putting card together.
All the dimensions and instructions are on Vickie”s Blog here.
Thanks Vicki! I enjoyed the play.
Another Monday is upon us and I’m pleased to say I FINALLY finished the challenge from the March 23rd. I must admit that I had the background done for quiet some time but the front elements just wouldn’t come.
Thanks to this Friday’s Crafty Creations class I had a couple of leaves from their card, out of the Botanical Builder Framelits Set, near the Big Shot and creation happened. OK girls now you have a hint!
Hope you like the card, I’m happy with it now. The creative struggle I think was worth it.
Remember the colours? Perfect Plum, Pumpkin Pie, Sahara Sand and Whisper White. – not colours I usually work with but they have come up a treat.
Kisses came from the Party Pants in the SAB. I added the ‘X’ with the Project Life Journaling Pen. The background was randomly stamped then cut into the strips using Timeless Textures.
Hope you all had a Happy Easter and didn’t eat too much chocolate! We had a great time with an Easter Egg hunt and a virtual Happy Easter with all the Tassie Relatives. How cute is this one. Our youngest Grandaughter Lauren in her Bunny Suit.
OK! Enough frivolity. The other week when I was doing the challenge cards one of the Shaver Cream Papers just begged me to create a landscape. So I did. I used the In The Meadow Stamp Set with Stazon. For me the motion in the lower part of the card just seemed to compliment the swirls at the bottom of the mountain. Then blue happened for the sky. I popped in a little bit of foreground, added the sentiment on Vellum and tucked ends under. To make it pop I placed it onto Basic Black card stock. How simple is that.
It is a fun technique and can have some happy surprises like this one
Enjoy your last holiday day.
Here I am as promised. Found a minute of time to upload the pictures for the template Challenge.
It was certainly fun with the Shaving Cream Technique for the backgrounds – my craft area smells real nice now- a very floral scented aftershave I seemed to have chosen. If you would like to know more information on how to do this technique please go to the Technique Treats page.
I love the surprise you get with each colouring, as you can see by the cards, no two backgrounds are alike.
The colours used here are Bermuda Bay, Blackberry Bliss and Watermelon Wonder with Whisper White. The flower is a 3 step image from the SAB Catalogue, What I Love. I stamped with the main colour then stamped off for the second. I only did two steps.
Reminder: You have one week to order this stamp set for your selves before it is whisked away never to be seen again.
Having adhered my flowers to a matching circle I popped the middle one up on Dimensionals and added a Wink of Stella and a pearl to complete. The Sentiment is from the same SAB – Perfect Pairings.
Things haven’t gone to plan the last couple days. Grandson Finley had a fall at school and an ambulance ride to the hospital. Suspected broken cheek bone and concussion. Cat scan later all OK and Nan transported all home. Today spent helping so needless to say not much crafting time. Had hoped to show you my challenge that I did from last weeks colours and sketch but later will have to do.
Our next set of colours and card
Now the sketch Continue reading
Apologies for no Blog Monday my friends, have had some dental procedures and just wasn’t up to it. I know poor me!!
BUT before you check out the weekly deals I thought I might give you a challenge. I just love this colour combination and plan to make a card next week using them and am wondering can you do the same? Click on the name for some added inspiration.
Perhaps this sketch might give you a base to start from. Be sure to bring your creations to Crafty Creations on Friday 19th March, we all love to share. I’m challenging myself to do the same.
Ok! Here are this weeks bargains. Enough chit chat!
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