Monday 9 March 2009


The challenge on Wednesday Stamper this week is to make a skinny (3" x 5") - anything, as long as there's a stamped image.

I used part of one of my favourite floral stamps and watercoloured with Inktense - yes, I've used them again!

Mounted on to a piece of K & Co paper and then on to a piece of English Paper Company.

And, because I should be getting ready for Saturday instead of doing things that don't need to be done, I'll incorporate this on to a card.

Something tropical with watercolours

A couple of weeks ago on rosiedie challenge blog, Rosie set the challenge to use watercolours of some description - I intended to do this, but time went by ... This week challenge 21 on Cuttlebug is to use watercolours, combined, of course, with using a cuttlebug product.

Challenge 38 on Dutch Dare this week is 'something tropical'.

So I've combined these challenges for this card.

The panel that has been cuttlebug embo0ssed was a piece of white linen card on which I scribbled bands of colours of Inktense pencils and then waterbrushed over to blend. The paper that covers to the right and the bottom is a piece of K & Co Mira - the yellow is flocked, so this is a 'touchy feely' card.

I used bright colours and added the strawberry charm so it fits the 'something tropical' challenge.

Another one!

I decided to make another card using scraps, so will link this one as well for 365 as well as for Paperminutes 52: sketch:

I used a different Guy's Life Earthtones paper for the background, a HOTP paper for the triangles and an unknown piece of handmade paper for the buttons:

Another man's card for the box

Today's challenge on 365 is No. 9: Just the scraps - 'Use only scraps of paper - don't cut down anything new! Try to use 3 scraps on your card. You can trim up paper that has previously been cut down. '

I've used the sketch on Truly Scrumptious challenge 2 for this card:

Sharon on Truly Scrumptious added: 'but there is more. We would like to see some handmade buttons on your card. They can be made from anything; paper, card, fabric, shrink plastic, acetate, fimo.... but they must be made by you.'

So, to qualify for the 365 challenge I used three different scraps of Guy's Life Earthtones papers, including those used to cut the buttons using a Thin Cuts die 'buttons' (haven't used this for ages), adding the darts photo image and the computer generated Happy Birthday.

I'm pleased that these challenges helped me to make another man's card.