Tuesday 31 May 2011

Offbeat violets

The current challenge for ABC is V for violet. I've recycled some stamped flowers from a card I received, mounting on a couple of nestie label shapes, the yellow paper being BG offbeat.

This is also for:

Make it colourful 20: yellow & purple

A life on the ocean wave ...

There are a few challenges around atm asking for us to use the colours of our country - so, being in the UK, the colours are red, white and blue:

For fun: patriotic colours
Kaboodle 69: show your colours
Daisy doodles 34: red, white, blue
The stamping boutique 7: red, white and blue
Stamp insanity 60: red, white and blue
Fun at fairy knoll: Memorial day - red, white and blue

I used the sketch for Pixie cottage 71, which has the optional theme of 'here comes the sun':

Papers are English Paper Company 'all aboard', the printed ribbon has been in my box for ages (I think it came in a scrapbooking kit) and the photo was in a Kanban 'men's collection.

This is also for:

Polka doodles 21: male theme
Scrapbook sisters 37: row, row, row your boat

Just for you

I've used a collage stamp - 'timeless memoirs' by Stampendous - one that I love using from time to time. This time I stamped a pen from an Inkadinkado stamp that actually has three pens on it - I stamped with brilliance galaxy gold and embossed with detail gold powder. I coloured with copic cardinal and gold for the nib, cut it out and placed it over the original pen that was part of the collage.

I think this card would be equally suitable to send to a male or female - I'm always being asked for male cards. The gold embossing looks much richer irl, as does the pearlescent card blank.

This is for:

Charisma cardz 21: boy oh boy
Aud sentiments 29: for a male
Stamp something: something sentimental
Stampin' B 112: make a collage card

Pastel rainbow

I wanted to use up some scraps of Tutti Frutti papers (bought these long ago and they have seemed to go on forever - not that I'm complaining, because I really like them).

I also had this lovely rainbow tag with an organza overlay - it was originally a label with a top I bought - far too good to get rid of -and the manufacturer's name is on the reverse. I printed out the Happy Birthday on my dymo letratag. This is for C.R.A.F.T. 104: alter/recycle - and Challenge up your life 44: recycling.

The flowers were cut with nesties and the 'buttons' stamped with a lovely little button stamp from the PM Clare Curd set. You can't really see it here, but I lightly distressed edges with Victorian velvet DI.

I made sure that I had six layers altogether, which makes the card OK for Shabby tea room challenge 54 '2-4-6', which has this inspirational picture:

and there is a recipe to use 2 patterned papers, 4 buttons and 6 layers.

And on Inspiration Avenue this week the theme is 'over the rainbow', so I'm linking for that - also for Papertake weekly 'pale, pretty pastels'.

This is also for:
Shelly's terrifically thrilling Thursday: let it all hang out - over the edge
HLSC 24: lots of embellishments
Ladybug: make your own embellies
Tuesday throwdown 51: DIY embellishments
Use it Tuesday 8: flowers - with a stamp you have not previously inked (the button)
Oldie but a goodie 20: lots of layers (the button stamp is over 6 months old, but this is the first time I've used it)
Let's craft and create 20: dies to die for
Ooh-la-la 81: happy birthday
Paper pretties 155: birthday card
PaperPlay 21: blossoms and blooms
Party time Tuesday 18: anything goes
2 sisters 41: anything goes