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Monday 28 September 2020

CCM #264 Shabby Chic

Our challenge today at Crafty Cardmakers is Shabby Chic.

I have made a page for my Journal.

I made the background with cosmic shimmer pixie powders. I felt it looked like a water scene would belong on it so I stamped a gorgeous Studio Light Collage stamp directly onto it!

This turned out to be a disaster. I don’t know if the background was too busy for the stamp, or the stamp was too busy for the background, but the seahorse, amonite and flower were lost against it. So I coloured them in……. no better. It was all too dark. However, much as we all say ‘it’s only a bit of paper you can start again’ I seriously loved the colours in the background and didn’t want to just throw it away so I found a stamp that would more or less cover the disastrous bits! This was one of Emma Blake of Cleverprints beautiful mindful girls and one set of the wings.

I stamped them onto white linen card on the other side, the non textured side, and coloured them in with my new Koh-i-Noor woodless aqua pencils. Gosh they melt like butter when you apply water and leave NO trace of the original pencil line! I added some sentiments to her wings and a small filler stamp from one of the Mindful girl sets to create a pattern on her dress.

The lovely diecut elements are, I think, from La Blanche, and I coloured them with Pentart metallic wax pastes. A little bit of bleedproof white to add some highlights, some distressing around the edge of the background and stuck down in one of my black paper journals and I hope I rescued it.

I am entering it into:-

All Fun Challenges – #16 Anything Goes
Colour Crazy Challenge – #38 Anything Goes
Crafting Happiness – #68 Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar – Sept: Anything Goes
Crafty Creations – #413 Anything Goes
Creative Fingers – #193 Anything Goes
Elliebelle’s Craft Wednesday – Sept: Things With Wings
Kraftin’ Kimmie – #550 Things With Wings
Shopping Our Stash – #429 Make A Mess
The Corrosive Challenge – #09 Anything Goes
The Fairy and The Unicorn – Sept: Anything Goes
The Sisterhood of Crafters – Anything But A Card
Through The Craftroom Door – Sept 22nd Anything Goes
We Love Chocolate Baroque – Sept: Wings
We Love To Create – #10 Anything Goes

Monday 7 September 2020

DV #232 Embossing, Wet or Dry

Our challenge today at Dream Valley is embossing. This can be either wet, as in stamped and embossed or dry, as in with a tool or embossing folder. We are sponsored by All Dressed Up.

I have used their cute digi Little Patch Puppy, which I printed onto media paper and watercoloured, and then fussy cut out.

My embossing is the layer beneath the puppy which is a Creative Expressions 3d Embossing Folder. My green and mauve papers are from my stash and the lovely patterned paper is from a pad designed by Elena Guzinska, aka Zinski Art, of New Moon Craft. The sentiment came from the same pad.

I am entering this into:-

2 Crafty Critter Crazies – #42 Anything With a Critter
All Dressed Up – #108 Anything Goes with an ADU image
Allsorts Challenge – #588 Use A Hand Coloured Image
Country View Crafts – Sept: Complimentary Colours
Crafters Castle – #33 Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore – #79 Anything Goes
Crafty Animals – #42 Anything With an Animal Goes
Creative Craft Cottage – #133 Include an Animal
International Art and Soul – #91 Include an Animal
LeAnn’s World 101 – #30 Anything Goes
Love To Craft – #50 Anything Goes
My Time To Craft – #440 Embossing Wet or Dry
Not Just Cards – Aug: Anything Goes
Papercraft Challenge – #61 Animals
Sheepski Designs – #42 Use Layers
The Crafters’ Cafe – #250 Anything Goes

Tuesday 1 September 2020

CCM #262 Things With Wings

Our challenge today from Crafty Cardmakers is Things with Wings. We will be happy to see ANYTHING you care to enter, as long as there are wings in it, and preferably not a tiny insect in the corner of your project!

I have made a page in my tiny Art By Marlene Journal, using a cute new die I recently got. I made the background with distress oxides, first a watercolour wash of twisted citron, and then some stencilling with squeezed lemonade and more twisted citron. The borders are using two staedler fine point pens.

The wings on my dog are courtesy of Janet Klein’s Aall and Create range. The sentiment I made on my pc.

I cut the die a few times so that the dog, the cat and the lord knows what the other little creature is, could all be different colours. I did start off with the dog just being black as in the photo below, but sadly I managed to get glue all over it and it actually looked dreadful in real life, so I cut it again in pink glitter card. However, I do think I prefer the black version. What do you think?

I am entering this into:-

2 Crafty Critter Crazies – #42 Anything with a Critter
A Bit More Time to Craft – #123 Anything Goes
Classic Design Challenge – #9 Anything Goes
Craft-Dee Bowz – September Anything Goes
Crafty Animals – #42 Anything With An Animal
Heart 2 Heart Challenges – Anything Goes
Papercraft Challenge – #61 Animals
The Crafting Challenge – September Anything Goes
We Love 2 Create – #9 Anything Mixed Media Goes


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