Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Thursday, June 24, 2010
Ooh am I finally beginning to understand this vintage craze? I was tidying the room that my stash is slowly but surely taking over and I found a big reel of lace of my moms (hope she doesn't mind!) so I thought I'd have a go at the C.R.A.F.T. Sketch challenge which asked for strips of ...something across the design! I attacked a bit of graph paper with my new Tim Holtz Distress Ink (old paper flavour - not sure I bought the right shade but its too late now!) and some bronze ink then I attacked the lace too and stuck two lengths across the card. The oval is from DCWV Mango Frost cardstock - drawn around an aperture card, lol! - and the scallop is quite dodgily constructed from three Nesties circles which works ok at times but I found the position of my flowers was rather dictated by the dodgy side that doesn't line up!
I added a strip of narrow gold ribbon (recycled from somewhere!) to make the third stripe, added some paper flowers and some I die cut and sponged orange and blue ink across. The sentiment is stamped and heat embossed and raised up on foam pads...
...oh and after all that I missed the deadline! DOH!
Not sure where I got the butterfly image from, I put a search for colouring pages into google and again I printed it on white card and onto, well by the end four, different sheets of Funky Hand Dreams Come True paper and proceeded to cut each individual section out! The design kind of evolved as it went a long cos originally I was gonna use a proper patchwork effect but as the patterns were just a smidge too big, that wasn't very effective so I ended up completing whole sections in the same pattern! I got the letter stickers from Tesco and the antennae are those things you use in jewellery making whose name escapes me! Just one last thing to find out - is it a big mistake to give this to a two-year old??
p.s I think I'll enter this for the By The Cute & Girly June Challenge as its “something old (I've had the CD for a while), something new (my new technique that I love), something borrowed (I pinched the template for the diamond card from...somewhere...), and something blue..(my fave shade of teal/blue)”
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Really pleased with how these have turned out! I saw the idea on Kaths blog and thought it was beautiful but (as I heard a trimmie say) I'm on a 'stash diet' so I wasn't about to rush out n get that stamp... but as a real stroke of luck, later in the day I found this almost identical digi stamp freebie from Birds Cards (Theres a fair few good un's on there, I'm gonna use the VW van next, I think!)
In fact I liked it so much, I made two! The first one is actually more teal than the grey it looks in this pic and I spent AGES tying the blumming bows! Its not so easy to tell on the pic but the flower heads r actually paper pieced, the paper is printed from the Funky Hand Dreams Come True CD (using that LOADS lately!), I printed the design onto white card then onto the patterned paper and combined the two! I'm really gettin a taste for this cos laying the one design over the other hides the imperfections in my lack-of-cutting skills!
Monday, June 21, 2010
Sunday, June 20, 2010
Technically this is me trying to emulate someone elses style and I've really not succeeded! On the up side I don't know where all you's r gettin ur brown card blanks from so I made my own from the inside of a roll of wrapping paper (the cheap 'roll of card' kind, I'm not the hulk!!)
Entering this for The Shabby Tea Room - Fun In The Sun
My first entry is a card thats been in my Trimcraft gallery for a couple of weeks now but as I made it with The Funky Hand Challenge in mind I'd better get it blogged before I run out of June!