Saturday 9 May 2009

Artarazzi challenge 22

I've had a go at this week's Artarazzi challenge. This is the picture provided:

and this is mine after I applied filters to the original picture and then superimposed the leaf and fairy pictures, using transparencies to fade them:

Can get a better idea of the picture if you click on it to enlarge.


A very simple picture with a very profound quote.

This is for this week's 'black and white' on Sunday Postcard Art and also for Caardvarks 'don't quote me, but ...' and Mixed Media Monday: 'inspirational words', both of which ask for a quotation to be used.

Please click on the picture to enlarge so that you can read the quotation better.

I want candy

'I want candy' was the theme on 365 cards for day 68, so I've included a 'shaker' sweet on this card, which is based on the sketch given for challenge 30 on Crafts4eternity, which includes making the card 'child themed' (this is my first time of doing a challenge for Crafts4eternity).

The papers are K & Co Berry Sweet:

Embossed wedding card

This card is for four challenges.

Firstly, as it uses Forever Friends products - a card andm topper from their Elements range (for when a quick card is needed). The challenge this week on FF is to make a different shaped card - I'm not sure whether this qualifies, but I cut off the rounded bit at the top of the card.

I then Cuttlebug embossed a piece of Core'dinations whitewash card that had a pink core, so I'm submitting this for the Be Inspired 30 challenge on Cuttlebug: weddings.

Thirdly, challenge 9 on Creative Card Crew is 'everyone emboss', so it's good for that.

Lastly, challenge 50 on A Spoon Full of Sugar is 'touchy feely', so the two lots of embossing covers this.

Red, cream and chocolate brown

This card is for three challenges. Firstly, it is for Just Christmas and Birthday cards, where challenge 30 is this sketch (this is my first time taking part on this challenge blog):

I've used BG infuse papers, with the colours red, cream and chocolate brown, which is the theme for challenge 14 on Colour Create this week, with the option of using ribbons (hence those across the right hand corner).

And, thirdly, challenge 58 on Sunday Stampers is 'Happy Birthday'.

I don't know what the stamped image is, because I received it some time ago in a swap.

Glad for the grad

'Glad for the grad' was the theme on 365 yesterday (challenge 69). I've used the quickutz die for the mortar board (haven't used that in a long time):

It's also another green and blue card for Dewdrop Craftz.

This is also good for Secret Crafter 31 'brads or eyelets'

Get well card

For this 'get well' card I've used the sketch for Cutie Sunday 40:

I'm also linking for Cute Card Thursday challenges 58: mirror mirror (use something shiny - the surrounds of the tulips picture and the gems) and 59: Happy mail (make a card to cheer someone up or make their day - so 'get well' seems OK for that).

And as this card is predominantly pink, I'm submitting it for 365 cards day 67: think pink.

Papers are K & Co Berry Sweet.

Ad inspired card

This is the picture today on 365 cards - for us to make an 'ad inspired' card (yes, I know, I've missed several of the 365 challenges since John's been poorly and here I am doing today's!):

As soon as I saw the gorgeous labrador, of course, I was reminded of Josey and so I reached for the stamp that always make me think of her (for new readers of my blog: Josey is John's ex-guide dog). I also followed the patchwork theme with paper by SEI softy baby quilt - a few other little bits and pieces ...

The Lili of the valley challenge 27 this week is 'pink green blue', so this card does nicely for that as well.


I wanted to make some 'fruity' ATCs and cards and couldn't find the strawberry stamp that came with Craft Stamper a few months ago, so I bought a 'cherries' stamp on ebay and love it (and another one arrived in the post a little while ago, so I think you'll be seeing more cherries soon).

For this card I used Dawny's sketch on Papertake Weekly:

The background papers are K & Co Hannah, with a couple of strips from Brookfield. The cherries were coloured with copics and glossy accents added - so I'm linking for Alphabet Challenge G is for ... glossy accents.

It's also good for day 53 'fun with fruit' on 365 cards (still playing 'catch up' on there!).

Karen has asked about the cherries stamp - I meant to say that it is an exclusive KayCee Crafts unmounted clear polymer stamp (newly acquired this week from ebay).