My card-making mojo has deserted me just lately but the Color Inspiration Link Up, for images which have been hand-coloured, caught my attention this week because of the sheer simplicity of the challenge. Frames also seem to be cropping up in a number of cards, too, so I combine both sources of inspiration to create the card above.
The frame was created using square dies by Gummiapan & Tonic; the car stamp is by Visible Image, coloured in my only 2 Copic markers! The greys are Promarkers, and although it isn’t obvious in the photos I used Anita’s Clear Gloss on the headlights. The greeting is by Simon Says Stamp, stamped in Versafine Onyx Black then embossed with clear embossing powder. Done!
A last minute entry for the 300th Freshly Made Sketches challenge. Congratulations to Lesley & the rest of the design team, that’s an amazing achievement! The dog image was a freebie from Craft Stamper a few years back, minus the flower in his mouth but I added “wallpaper” & “carpet” in Promarkers to match the patterned papers from my stash & a little Anita’s Clear Gloss to give him a shiny nose.
Apologies for the blurry pictures, I’d sent the card off to the recipient before I noticed!
Whenever I’m struggling for ideas it’s usually sketch challenges I turn to for inspiration, and this week is no exception. The sketch over at Paper Craft Crew was the basis for this card, which was created with the digital stamps available from Kate Hadfield Designs. I used Craft Artist II to create the multi-bloom image, printed it then coloured it with Promarkers & coloured pencils. Then it was fussy cut. The papers & bling were from my stash.
This card is for my nephew’s 25th birthday – where on earth did the years go? It doesn’t seem like 5 minutes since he was a toddler, sitting in the bath making up silly songs! Anyway it’s based on the sketch at Case This Sketch, albeit changed around a little bit to accommodate the partial die cutting I did for the greeting. This turned out to be way trickier than I thought it would be & involved lots of extra cutting with craft knife & scissors. A bit of patterned paper & a Kaisercraft stamped image coloured with Promarkers finishes it off.
I’ve not done much crafting lately as my mojo has been on its holidays for a while! A few recent crafty purchases have inspired me a little, and this card for my aunt is the result.
The rose stencil is by Birds Cards, cut from Bazzill Basics card on my Sizzix Eclips. Unfortunately I removed it from the tacky mat without checking first that the blade had cut all the way through, so I spent a very long time finishing it off by hand but I was pleased with it in the end & it kept me out of trouble for a while! I mounted it on a piece of patterned paper by My Mind’s Eye.
The roses stamp is by Clearly Besotted, coloured in Ruby & Soft Green Promarkers, and the greeting is by Paula Pascual. I decided to add a few sequins to fill in a bit of white space. I’m entering this into the challenge over at Stamping Sensations where the theme is One for the Girls.
I loved these Altenew butterfly stamps, which I’ve inked in Versamark onto a panel of aqua cardstock and embossed in white detail embossing powder. Then I’ve coloured the butterflies in Promarkers in Cool Aqua and Duck Egg before painting over the top with Wink of Stella. I cut around the edges of the butterflies then layered the panel onto a strip of striped paper with an added strip of glitter cardstock.
A greeting embossed in white on vellum and a few sequins were all it took to finish it off. I’m entering this in the “Glitter” challenge over at CASology.
Long time no post (again!). I’m hoping that eventually hubby will be well enough to get back to work and earn some money so that life – and crafting, of course – can return to normal. Well, I can dream can’t I?!
Anyway, I finally got around to making a card this week. My boss retires on Tuesday and this is the card I made for her:
The picture was painted using Winsor & Newton watercolour paints; the stamps are by Inkylicious, Elzybells, and the deckchair one was free from a magazine. I cut it out using a craft knife to give a little bit of dimension. The border was embossed & coloured with a Promarker, here’s a close-up:
I’m entering this into the challenge over at Crazy 4 Challenges as it’s loosely based on one of the sketches on there.