Monday, 30 May 2011

Perfume - just for you

This is for Everybody art challenge 143 sketch:

It's also for Going grey with Scrap-creations challenge to use at least three different design papers - the papers are all Basic Grey marjolaine, with the edges sponged with bundled sage DI. This is also for Basic Grey 45: shabby chic, Paper sundaes 71: vintage or shabby chic, and Amber's crafts and stuff 11: vintage.

The background paper is just right for Alota 59 'check it out'. The next layer was cut with a nestie label and the image paper was torn around a rectangle.

The stamped image is a Kanban stamp, coloured with copics. I added the flowers with the gemstone - the outer flower was an odd one that I've had for ages and it seemed to be just right for this card - I added some bundled sage DI to that.

This is also for:

Paper romance 52: distressing
My time to craft 142: use a die cut
Let's craft and create 20: dies to die for
Paper players 49: anything goes

Restful colours

This week on Creative craft the challenge is to use 'restful colours' - blue, brown and cream.

I used the sketch for ICS 116:

And the colours are for ColorLab 42: soft suede, crumb cake and baja breeze.

I stamped the PM Clare Curd flowers with memento rich cocoa and coloured with copics aqua blue and frost blue, taking some of the colour out of the larger petals with a blender - this is for iCopic lover 32: translucent colouring. The sentiment stamp is from Hobbycraft.

Unfortunately, the photo makes the base card look more grey than cream - definitely cream irl (light is so poor as it's raining now - typical Bank Holiday weather!).


This is also for:

Stamp something: something sentimental
Dream valley 8: stamp something
Use it Tuesday 8: flowers - with a stamp not previously inked - I haven't used any of this PM set until now (although I bought it a while ago)
Top tip Tuesday 35: use two or more stamps
Nightshift stamping 68: clean & simple with flowers
Sukkersott 126: show us your style - I love stamping and flowers
Clear it out Tuesday: colors: any colouring medium
PaperPlay 21: blossoms and blooms
Inspire me Fridays 8: anything goes
Creative card crew: anything goes
The paper shelter 15: anything goes
Truly scrumptious 57: anything goes

Framed with acetate

The current challenge on Stampotique 31 is to use acetate, so I found up some that I bought long ago that has 'best wishes' foil embossed all over it and put this behind a die cut frame (this is for City crafter 58: I've been framed) , having stamped the Janet Klein butterfly stamp directly on the pale pink card - also the corners using Penny Black corner piece, all stamped with memento rich cocoa. The PB stamp was one that I received as a prize for April challenges on Penny Black at Allsorts. The flowers are Martha Stewart.

It was hard to get a photo without reflection on the acetate - but at least it shows that it is actually acetate!

Stamp man challenge 23 is a recipe to choose a line from a grid - I chose: die cut, homemade background and sparkle & bling (the flowers are glittered in the centres and the acetate shines).


This is also for:

Penny Black 153: one for the girlies
Use it Tuesday 8: flowers - with a stamp not previously inked (the PB corner piece)
Dream valley 8: stamp something
Top tip Tuesday 35: use two or more stamps
Word play 4: scallops
Stamptacular 113: bugs or boys
Flutterby Wednesday 156: CAS, including butterfly
Spoon full of sugar 153: things with wings
Allsorts 105: things with wings
Crazy amigo: insects
Nightshift stamping 68: clean & simple with flowers
Sukkersott 126: show us your style - I love stamping and flowers
Inky impressions 16: shine on (the acetate and glittered flowers)
Let's craft and create 20: dies to die for
My time to craft 142: use a die cut
Inspire me Fridays 8: anything goes
Creative card crew: anything goes
The paper shelter 15: anything goes
Truly scrumptious 57: anything goes
2 sisters 41: anything goes

Corner-wise

I was prompted to make this card by this week's Less is more challenge 17 to 'pick a square'. The idea is to pick one of these squares for the placement of your image.

So I chose to stamp in the bottom left hand corner.

I've used the colours for Cards & things 80:

The base card is slightly greener looking irl. I used a La Blanche stamp 'fence with roses' and am therefore entering this into the SCAD friends with heart challenge 8 (this is a stamp that they stock) 'anything goes'.

The stamp was bigger than the space I wanted to fill and this time I didn't want to stamp it off the edge, so I put some strips of masking tape across two sides of the stamp before inking it with memento tuxedo black, taking these off before stamping, to reveal the smaller inked image. As I've never done this before, I'm linking for Spotlight 'challenge yourself' to try something new.

Because it wasn't an acrylic stamp, the hardest part of making the card was placing the image in the right place.

This is also for:

Nightshift stamping 68: clean & simple with flowers