Thursday, September 22, 2016

Get Creative Challenge #48

I'm back again with a new challenge for Get Creative Challenges blog. The challenge this time was to use embossing, either heat or dry. I went the full hog and used both. hahahaha!


This challenge was sponsored by Star Stampz and the Winner's Prize is 3 images of the winner's choice. 

For my card I used an embossing folder on some white cardstock, that was then inked over with some distress ink. To finish off, I went berserk with some water sprinkled very liberally over it and then mopped up. I love the way the swirls are really pronounced across the top, but gradually fade to match the background around the girl. I thought this embossing folder sort of looked like wind swirling in the sky.

The image was from Sarah at Star Stampz and is called "Autumn Fall Girl Reading". She was coloured with Copic markers and fussy cut around. The sentiment was heat embossed with white EP. To complete the card, I applied Spectrum Noir Glitter Brush over her hat, pumpkins and cat. The matt is some bronze glimmer cardstock - mmmmmm - yummy!

Anyway, head over to Get Creative and see the lovely designs posted and perhaps join in the fun.

Bye for now.


Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Fall Colours for Simply Create Too Challenge #117

Welcome back. I'm here today with another challenge from Angie at Simply Create Too. We're midway through this challenge and some of the entries we've received are AMAZZZING! 

My card was based around a die cut tree I designed from an illustration I found on the net. I redrew a lot of it to add peepholes so that the background could show through. I then changed it into a cuttable file for my ScanNCut. I'm amazed by the very fine cuts it was able to achieve.

The background was made using alcohol inks and blending solution on some glossy cardstock. I used Adirondack Lettuce, Rust, Cranberry and Sandal. Once that was dry, I lightly sponged on a little Perfect Medium ink and dusted with some gold Perfect Pearls powder. That's the sheen you can see in the photo. Somehow I never seem to think about Autumn without thinking of gold.

The sentiment was die cut using Sizzix/Tim Holtz Alterations Friend die set from some gold glittered cardstock, that was then layered on matching white die cuts. To finish it, I added some small light green, red, orange and yellow rhinestones.

I saw the idea for this card on someone's blog (sorry I forget who) and then Darnell from did a variation of it on her blog here. 

Be back soon with some more autumnal cards.


Tuesday, September 6, 2016

A Brand new Blog Challenge

I'm here today for the very first blog challenge from Angie's Digital Stamps. Angie, the proud and talented owner of Angie's Digital Stamps, has decided to start showcasing her own designs. Click on the link above to see her designs at her shop on Etsy. Each challenge will run for a month.

The theme for Challenge #1 is "Anything goes" and I chose the pretty butterfly on a toadstool digi stamp.

I coloured this using Copics markers and then die cut the image using the MFT Die-namics Inside/Out Stitched Rectangles. Nothing finishes off a card more than a touch of glitter cardstock, some Spectrum Noir Glitter brush and some Glossy Accents. I also die cut the sentiment from some matt gold cardstock using Sizzix/Tim Holtz Alterations Celebrate cutting die set. Several layers were glued together to form a stacked die cut. It didn't stand out enough though, so I applied Glossy Accents. Super cool! You should see it IRL.

Anyhow, why don't you head on over to Angie's blog and see the great Design Team creations and add a creation of your own for a chance to win digi stamps to own and colour.

Anyway, that's it for now.