Thursday 26 March 2009

Stamping without a stamp

'Stamping without a stamp' is a challenge set by Nikki on CBC: 'We are all very used to picking up an ink pad and a stamp... but what if you had an ink pad... and NO stamps.. I want to see what you could do without them...'

I used a Colorbox chalk ink pad - the cat's eye shape - azurite - to 'stamp' the petals of the blue flowers.

I made this card with orange, pink and blue to fit the challenge 12 on Keryn card blog: 'Today's combination is: - Pumpkin Pie, Regal Rose, Ballet Blue and a neutral.' I'm not sure whether my colours are near enough, but irl the main part of the card is a lot more orange than it looks here - once more it's a piece of K * Co BW Mira. The gingham ribbons are Papermania sticky ones.

This is another one for today's 365 as well - 'color me anything but that' - another orange card.

Art Creations Friday: challenges 17 and 18

I've crated a digital picture for Art Creations Friday 17th and 18th challenges combined (17 was the picture of the girl and 18 was the background).

This is what the picture of the girl looked like originally:

And this is my version, using various elements within Picture It:

365 day 26: color me anything but that!

On 365 today, Pam said: 'I know I have my favorite colors to work with, but I find that I shy away from others, and I suspect that you do, too. I asked DT member Amy to work with her least favorite color to scrap with, and she said that this particular color of purple is one she doesn't use very often.

Okay, now it's your turn to dig around in the bottom of your stash for that color that you don't often use.'

I found this quite difficult, because I love crafting with every colour of the rainbow and like experimenting with different combinations, but the colour that I least work with is orange, so that's what I chose.

I used a sheet of K & Co BW Mira doubled sided paper, so the background was created with one side and the bottom right hand corner was cut from the reverse and stuck over a folded bloom. The orange ribbon on the left was run through the xyron (I think I got this ribbon in a swap - it's been in my box waiting for inspiration). The swirl was cut on the cricut.

The main paper on here looks a bit yellowy, but irl it is definitely orange through and through!

I'm enjoying these 365 challenges and, as well as others, they are helping me build up some stock following my sale for Tearfund that has left it a bit down in parts.

Clowning around

I've used the sketch from Friday Sketchers 44 for this card:

I'm linking for TGIF 77: 'keep smiling' and Theme Thursday 'circus and/or clowns. It's also good for CBCC090 'child's play' on CBC. Also for Rainbow Lady's challenge 53: 'balloons'.

The papers, Happy Birthday and balloons are all DCWV and the clown image is clipart.

Tag and card

The challenge on Tag you're it this week is 'as easy as 1 2 3: 1 Piece of Ribbon, 2 Buttons, 3 Eyelets or brads.

For my tag and card I've used a Scrapworks Fastcard as the basis, which includes a put-together-yourself envelope to match. I made Ellison thin cut buttons and added the necessary ribbon (it is just one piece, but cut) and brads:

I've then used the tag to put on a card for Rosie's challenge 27 on Rosiedee this week, to use 'naturals or neutrals'.

The challenge this week on Crazy Amigo is 'stripes', so I'm linking for that and also for challenge 21 on One Stop Craft 'tag it'.

Salt: getting to know our design team

With the addition of a few new faces to the team, we thought it would be a good idea to get to know them better! With that in mind, they will each have a chance to introduce themselves to you during the week in-between each challenge, so please go on over to Salt and meet Melita, who tells us a bit about herself.

While you're there, please scroll down and look at the recent crafting of the team and perhaps take part in one of our challenges - there's still a prize up for grabs for the Friendship challenge sponsored by A Faith Perspective.

Cos I'm a woman

'Cos I'm a woman' is the topic this week on DCM and I've also used the sketch from Sketch Saturday for this card:

The stamped image was done with one of my QVC foam stamps - quite a large stamp, so I had to use a 7 x 5 card blank. I inked with Brilliance coffee bean, clear embossed - stamped on to an unknown background and then mounted on a piece of paper with gold dots, hence the Ellison thin cuts buttons in gold.