Friday, 8 February 2019

Christmas already?

It's Miri's turn to set us a challenge over at Daring Cardmakers this week and she's asking us to use candles.

The only candle image I could think of in my stash was in a lovely set which is definitely a Chistmas set and my brain failed to come up with an alternative use for it so it's Christmas in February! Still, making some cards throughout the year is a good thing, reduces the panic come November!

I picked up a scrapling from the pile and made a wee card with just stamps and ink. I did add a tiny bit of shading to the leaves and berries with a couple of markers but that's as exotic as the supply list got!

Stamps:
Bright Season (Waltzingmouse Stamps, no longer with us)
Woodgrain background (Darkroom Door)
Sentiment pieced together from Festive Foliage (Waltingmouse Stamps, now available at Gina K) and Peace Stamp & Cut (Hero arts)

Ink:
Versafine by Tsukineko (Onyx Black, Olympia Green)
Memento Luxe by Tsukineko (Love Letter)
Adirondack dye ink by Ranger (Sunshine Yellow)
Tim Holtz Distress ink by Ranger (Antique Linen, Vintage Photo)

Other:
Corner Chomper 
Copic markers

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, 2 February 2019

Link in the chain - January

The first  Card Chain Challenge for 2019 has its reveal today. My card went to Lucille in Colorado this month and from the options I chose the theme of New Year and the sketch. I started out following the colour scheme of denim, cornflower and white but none of my blue inks were quite right for cornflower so I went with a purple instead.

I painted over the clocks with water to blur them a bit with the idea they’d represent the old year receding behind the new one represented by the big numbers - not quite sure it worked but hey ho! Splattered ink breaks up the white and gives a sort of party feel, I thought! A few iridescent sequins seemed to be called for to finish it off.

Stamps:
A & P Numbers (Ma Vinci’s Reliquary, no longer with us)
Asian Garden Additions (Waltzingmouse Stamps, no longer with us)
Time to Stamp (Cornish Heritage Farms, no longer with us)
Clocks Plate 6 (Paper Artsy)

Paper:
Bristol board 

Inks:
Versamark by Tsukineko 
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide by Ranger (Blueprint Sketch, Wilted Violet)
Versafine by Tsukineko (Onyx Black)

Other:
Silver detail embossing powder 
Corner Chomper 
Grey Copic markers
Sequins

The Card Chain Challenge has a fun community of international card makers - why not sign up for a few challenges in 2019? You get the fun of sending your card somewhere you know it will be appreciated as well as receiving a lovely card too! There are still a few days left to sign up for February here.

Friday, 1 February 2019

February elements

It's my turn to set the challenge over at Daring Cardmakers this week - it's the first Friday of the month so we're going "Elemental". Just choose at least three elements from the inspiration picture to kickstart your project. Colour palette counts as one choice so if you go with colours, choose at least two other elements as well.

For inspiration this month, I photographed a few things from my craft room and used a chunky sweater as a background for some extra texture - picture at the end of this post if you didn't arrive here from DCM!

I chose three circles, denim texture, pearlescence, lines reminiscent of the rib knit and the turquoise/blues/greys from the colour palette and made a CAS, masculine kind of card. The "washi tape" strip is made with a stamp that is probably intended to be twill but has always made me think of denim when it's stamped in blue.

Stamps:
Pic Nic Patterns (Waltingmouse Stamps, no longer with us)
Fine Lines Backgrounder (Cornish Heritage Farms, no longer with us)
Happy Samp & Cut (Hero Arts - for the die cut "Happy" as well)

Paper:
Bristol board
Silver pearlescent
Silver glitter

Ink:
Tim Holtz Distress ink by Ranger (Tumbled Glass, Broken China)
Adirondack dye ink by Ranger (Denim, Sronewashed)
Brilliance by Tsukineko (Graphite Black)

Other:
Circle Nestabilites by Spellbinder 
Corner Chomper

Here's our inspiration pic for February:


The team made some lovely things and very varied - why not hop on over for a look! Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, 25 January 2019

Colourful!

Ruth has set today's challenge over at Daring Cardmakers - she'd like to see lots of colour on our projects this week.

I'm afraid my week went rather pear-shaped so I decided I'd share this rainbow scrapling I made for a Splitcoast event last year since rainbows are about as colourful as it gets!

Stamps:
Sentiment from Wild Mushrooms by Power Poppy

Paper:
Bristol board
Smooth black

Ink:
Versafine by Tsukineko (Onyx Black)

Other:
Umbrella Man die cut (Tim Holtz/Sizzix)
Timeworks mask (Tim Holtz/Alterations)
Pan Pastels and chalks to make rainbow
Spectrafix Degas fixative
Black fineliner
Corner Chomper
Black Enamel Accents by Ranger
Charcoal pencil


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