Wednesday 17 August 2011

Happy birthday, with love

This is for the colour challenge for Creative sketches 43C:

Basic black, poppy parade and basic grey.

I've used items from a redline kit - when I bought this I thought the items were die cut, but they weren't, so I put them away and had forgotten about them, but thought it was about time I used them.
This is also for:

365 cards day 168: vintage plus red
Come and get it: red, black and white colour challenge
Crazy amigo: black, white, red
Pixie cottage 83: big on birthdays
Anything goes 47: happy birthday
Spoon full of sugar 162: happy birthday
Tuesday throwdown 62: non-stamped sentiment
The crafty pad 134: cute n girly
Paper creations ink 7: show us your flowers
Jellypark friends: your favourite embellishment - flowers
Challenge up your life 50: no patterned paper
Paper Playtime 53: anything goes
Whoopsi Daisy: anything go's
Lothian crafts 17: anything goes
AiFactory: August anything goes
Aud sentiments 35: anything goes

Christmas window

This card is for Christmas challenges with sketches 7 - please follow the link to see the sketch.

It's also for CCEE 1132: glass - I used the photo for Papercraft Star 58 as inspiration, concentrating on a window frame:
I've used a vintage Santa topper from a kit I bought a few years ago; papers are BG wassail and the scalloped circle was cut with a nestie, a few gems and Craftwork sentiment added.

This is also for:

365 cards day 168:vintage plus red
Ooh-la-la 86: oh Christmas!
Secret crafter Saturday 147: Christmas in coming
Phindy's Friday 68: vintage look
Jingle belles: bling on the holidays - the topper is very glittered
Gingerloft 22: make it sparkle
Scrappy frogs: time for some bling
Tuesday throwdown 62: non-stamped sentiment
Crafty Ann 47: scallops and/or fancy edges
Created by hand: what's the point? (triangles)
Whoopsi Daisy: anything go's
Paper playtime 53: anything goes
Try it on Tuesday: anything goes

CAS blues

In the post below I've shown how I made this card and the items I used - you can see and read about it here, so I won't repeat the process.

This is for the sketch for a special CAS-ual Friday/FTL 153 on Clean and Simple:

This is also for:

Less is more 28: one layer, use inks - something you haven't done before
Pile it on 33: blue, blue, blue - three different shades of blue


There isn't a lot that's different in my workspace today (in fact, it's quite tidy after yesterday's crafting), so I thought I'd show what's in my immediate space - the stages of the card I've been working on this morning for a special CAS-ual Friday/FTL 153 (I'll be blogging the actual card after this, so I won't show the sketch now, but you'll be able to see it when I show the finished card in the next blog post).

I masked off an area that I wanted to ink with ice blue chalk ink:

I then masked so that I could ink the strip that had previously been masked, this time using stormy sky DI:

This is what the card then looked like:

I then stamped with blue iris chalk ink, using one of my favourite Penny Black stamps 'sparklers' - unfortunately, this didn't quite stamp fully at the top, but I'm leaving it because I think it givess a whimsical look to it (well, that's my story ... and I'm sticking to it - lol!). The little 'for you' sentiment is part of a Stamping Up set.

Why not go over to Julia's WOYWW 115 and see what others are up to today ... and perhaps join in and show us your workspace.