Sunday, 26 June 2011

Crafters Companion Monthly Challenge 13 - Here Comes Summer

The CC monthly challenge for June is "Here Comes Summer" and looking out of my window today, summer seems to have truly arrived, along with a massive attack of thunderflies or thrips. My computer screen looks like it is has a serious case of acne! I don't know how they manage to get in between the glass but once there you can't get rid of them.

My entry is a card I made for my dh's gran and children's great grandma.

The card is based on my favourite CC character - Popcorn the Bear. The images and backing papers are from the floral (I think) CD in the original set.

I just love the joyous feel of little Popcorn dancing in the sunshine!

Saturday, 25 June 2011

Less is More - Week 21 - Sketch

OK. A bit more organised this week. I have managed to make a card for the Less is More challenge and upload it to my blog. IN ONE DAY!!!

The card base is glossy holographic card. I cut out three scalloped circles using nesties which I embossed with dots. I distressed the edges using wild honey distress ink.

The flowers were die cut from some acetate that I had left over from THAT challenge using flower shapeabilites. I then stamped over the acetate with a creative expressions stamp and heat embossed with copper meltdust embossing powder.

Close up of the flower
The flowers were attached to the circles with some copper gem brads.

I stuck the three shapes on top of some copper coloured ribbon.

I finished the card with a sentiment from the Xyron design runner. I originally tried to print the sentiment directly onto the glossy card, but no joy so I printed it onto some scrap card from the card I used for the circles and cut it out and edged with more wild honey ink.

I am entering the card in the following additional challenges:

Charisma Cardz Challenge - white and one other colour.
Secret Crafters Saturday challenge - embossing

Friday, 24 June 2011

Less is More - Week 20- Monogram

Another last minute entry to the Less is More challenge. Note to self "must get more" organised!

The monogram is Dimension Forth stamp which I have stamped onto the card and then masked and created a background from a Creative Expressions collage stamp. The image and the letter were embossed in copper and I have added a glaze to the letter.

Thursday, 16 June 2011

Less is More - Week 19 - One Layer

The Less is More challenge this week is to create a one layer card 'In The Frame'.

I am still enthralled by my Stampers Anonymous stamps and so I came up with the following card:

The frame was embossed on the card with a Spellbinders Nestie. I then made a mask using the same die and placed it over the card.

I created the background using distress inks and the leafy swirly stamp and then overstamped with the bird image.

With the mask still in place I used Crafters Companion glitter spray which really brings out the colours of the distress inks.

The sentiment is from the Crafters Companion Popcorn range.

Friday, 10 June 2011

Less is more - Monchrome

Bit late with my entry to the Less is More challenge again this week, even though I made the card last weekend!

The challenge this week is monochrome. Choose a colour and stick to it but still keep to the general principle of clean and simple.

The last bit is always the hard bit when you have so much stuff in your stash and you want to put it all on your card.

I cut out two oval nesties in dark brown and light brown card and scalloped oval nestie in bronze mirror card.

I then made some flowers and leaves using shapeabilites from some brown patterned paper and distressed them using tea dye distress inks. I sprayed the flowers with Crafters Companion gold glitter spray and finished them off with a gold gem.

The sentiment is from the Clearly Handstamped collection and was stamped using walnut stain distress ink.