Saturday 7 November 2009

Textured poppies

This is the sketch on Crafts4eternity recipe 5:

The recipe called for:
1. use the sketch
2. use a paperclip (s)
3. include 2 ribbons all of which I've done

The colours I've used are good for Easy Breezy Kewl 10:

Also for Apron strings color inspiration 14 (my first time there): to use a minimum of three:

Paper Maniac Inspirations: die cuts - use in an unexpected way (the nesties frame)

Moving along with the times 20: 'remembrance day' (the poppies)

The poppy is a textured rub-on, the red PP is BG marrakech and the black spiky circle band was cut with nesties.

Red, green and gold Christmas card

This is the sketch for Cutie Sunday 66:

It's also good for:

Something completely different: holly and ivy, red green and gold, on a Christmas card
Magical Crafts fortnight first challenge: Christmas card, red, green and gold
Stampin' B's design team 31: 'Christmas card' (new challenge blog to me)
The Crafty Pad 44: 'red, green, gold'
Susie's sassy first challenge: 'Christmas'.
Christmas Stampin' 32: 'traditional Christmas colours' - red, green and silver or gold (now that challenges have finished on Christmas Stampin' we are encouraged to go back and do some of the challenges we missed)
Paper Maniac Inspirations: die cuts (the holly leaves, which were originally silver, so I swiped them with a green stazon ink pad.
My time to craft 84: 'so many scallops'
Crafty Catz 7: 'going dotty' - plenty of dots on here

I've used offcuts of red and gold foiled card and green spotty paper for the scalloped edges at the top of the card, a piece of vellum across the middle. The stamped ivy was stamped on to scrapperdashery 'the holly and the ivy - without the ivy' paper, coloured with a copic (lime green G21). The background is gold mirror card (although it looks a bit silvery here because of the flash photo).

Pink and purple

This card is for Sketch Saturday 75 (it's late because I just didn't get time to finish and blog last night):

In the cottage studio (a new challenge to me) rumble 18 asks us 'to come up with something creative with Inchies.'

La la 11 is 'pink' (I hope there's enough on here).

365 cards day 245 is: 'a matter of inches' - making/using inchies

I'm showing this as a follow up to the inchie on One powerful hour: 'something small'

It's a pity that the scan doesn't show up the sheen on the purple satin foil card - it has a lovely rich lustre. The card has been finished off with the pink PM ribbon on top of the wider one.

I've used the stamped dress and inchie (I made two more) that I showed here.

Gracious lady

This card is for challenge 29 on this week's Unscripted sketches:

I've used the colours given for challenge 41 on the Color Dare:

The card is also for:

Saturday Spotlight challenge 5: 'in so many words'
Our Creative Corner: 'vintage style'
Created by hand: times gone by
One stop craft challenge 53: 'newspaper/text/script/writing
SPCC finally Friday: the challenge is to use a favourite stamp - this one is one of my all-time favourites, although I haven't had it for long, I tried to buy it for ages and couldn't get it. There was a further option to use a favourite colour combo - tbh this isn't one I use very often, but I think it should be on my list of favourites, because I love it!

Edited to add:
Lots to do 45: 'distressed' (today's new challenge just gone up!)

The stamped image is Hero Arts 'gracious lady' coloured with copics. The turquoise core'dination card was run through the cuttlebug script embossing folder and then sanded and torn.