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Sunday, 19 March 2017

…why don’t you show me the real Paris?



I’ve had a crafty weekend while the rain fell outside and this is the last card I made featuring Tim Holtz’s stamps from his Runway and Leaf Prints sets.


My inspiration comes from the current Fusion challenge where I’ve used both the sketch and the image.  I created my scene by first stamping the woman and the ‘trees’ in black ink then embossing ink covering them in clear embossing powder.  I ‘coloured’ the dress with a mix of yellow ink and embossing ink so I could also add in my clear embossing powder over the top.  Using the embossing powder meant I didn’t need to try and mask my images (particularly difficult for the thin parts of the trees) before adding in my watercolour background.  I used a Finnabair stamp for the background to help give me the grainy and splotchy effect I wanted.

Over at Craft Rocket they are looking for feminine projects, which mine certainly is, being rather chic and featuring an image of a woman.  I couldn’t resist adding a shaker element to this; it is the year of the shaker for me.  Rather than the background to the image I’ve just done the thin corner strip framing the focal element.  With all my foam tape creating my shaker I am also entering this in the current challenge at Southern Girls.

Ingredients:
Chalks & Powders etc
Embellishments
Craft Medley Cup Sequins Pailettes ~ Dazzling Metallics
Star Confetti from stash
Inks & Paints etc
Copic Various Inks ~ Y11
Stampin’ Up! Stampin’ Pad ~ Basic Black & Daffodil Delight
Tim Holtz Adirondack Alcohol Ink ~ Alcohol Blending Solution, Gold Mixative & Sunshine Yellow
Tim Holtz Distress Ink ~ Black Soot, Embossing, Hickory Smoke & Pumice Stone
Papers
Bazzill Prismatic Cardstock ~Black
Royal Langnickel 160gsm Paper ~ Watercolor
Stampin’ Up! Cardstock ~ Daffodil Delight
Stamps
Prima Finnabair ~ Dirty Walls
Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Collection ~ CMS273 Leaf Prints & CMS214 Runway
Challenges





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There are many people today who have, in fact, never seen an elf



This is the third Christmas card I’ve made on this wet and dreary weekend, featuring a cute image from Glimps called Surprise.


The inspiration for this card comes from Muse: Christmas Visions and the cute card by Cornelia Wenokor.  I used the image appearing from behind a design element, in my case flipping it sideways and having my elf appearing from behind a ‘north pole’.  I also picked up the texture of Cornelia’s brickwork and added in some True Snow on my pole, which I couldn’t help but make into a shaker.

With my image on the ‘edge’ as well I am also entering this into the E is for Edge challenge on at ABCChristmas.  Even after adding my sentiment I had lots of white space left but didn’t want to make my card too fussy so I added in a few snowflakes.  I stamped these with embossing ink and sprinkled on clear embossing powder so they are really subtle and are completely invisible in the photo!  Over at Jingle Belles they are looking for bling on your Christmas cards which gave me the idea of adding a gem to the middle of each snowflake to help them stand out a bit more.

Apart from the practice I need on my watercolouring I love this cute little elf; think I’ll be buying more images from Glimps.

Ingredients:
Chalks & Powders etc
Dies, SVGs & Templates etc
Embellishments
Inks & Paints etc
Posca Metallic Pen ~ Gold
Papers
The House of Paper Romanesque ~ Pearl
Royal Langnickel 160gsm Paper ~ Watercolor
Stampin’ Up! Cardstock ~ Cherry Cobbler
Yellow Vellum from stash
Stamps
Stampin’ Up! ~ Serene Snowflakes (retired)
Challenges

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Saturday, 18 March 2017

Shining in the East, beyond them far



Sharing the second Christmas card I’ve made today as the rain keeps tumbling down outside, this one feature some dies from Noor! Design and Clearly Besotted.


I’ve based my card on the current sketch at CAS(E) This Sketch.  Stars take the place of the cloud thanks to the current theme at Happy Little Stampers Christmas.  The largest star is actually a small shaker element, I’m loving making up little shakers to add a bit of interest to my CAS cards.

The colour scheme comes from Sparkles Christmas where they want to see projects that use silver or gold.  Using the metallic cardstocks makes for a lovely elegant card with just a touch of extra sparkle from the bitty gems, which replace the raindrops from the sketch.

Ingredients:
Dies, SVGs & Templates etc
Noor! Design Dies ~ 6002/2003 Sparkling Christmas
Embellishments 
Papers 
Core’dinations Kraft Core Tim Holtz Collection Metallics Cardstock ~ Gold & Silver
Couture Creations ~ Acetate
The House of Paper Romanesque ~ White Champagne 
Challenges 



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