Saturday, 1 November 2014
Wednesday, 1 October 2014
We are sponsored this month by the fabulous Kenny K and we have two prizes, both are for two digis of choice from the Kenny K website, one will be chosen at random and the other on merit!
We look forward to seeing all your entries but PLEASE REMEMBER TO CHECK IF YOU ARE A WINNER!(See the tab above!)
This month we also have another bonus prize of a set of Christmas stamps which will go to a chosen winner.
Monday, 1 September 2014
Friday, 1 August 2014
I began by covering the canvas in Gesso, once that was dry I tore masking tape up to mask the edge of the canvas, creating a ragged border. I then took my finishing brush (which is a 1950's 4" Badger haired brush) and lightly brushed the canvas with Paper Artsy Chalk Paints, brushing horizontally and then vertically to create texture. I used Claudine Hellmuth matt medium to adhere pieces of old book pages to the canvas, some of which I sprayed with water when dry and then peeled off to leave the text transferred beneath. I stamped my canvas using Stazon and a range of stamps from Dyan Reavely (Dylusions) and Tim Holtz. I also used various stencils which had artists texture paste roughly smeared through them. Both the stamps and the texture paste areas were then coloured in with Faber Castell Pitt Artists pens (both big and small) and I added more colour with gelatos. At the end when everything was dry I used a black pen to add dots and outline the stamped areas,
Finally I glued some randomly placed green dew drops on and ran washi tape around the edges of the canvas.
I have to say that I am really pleased with it and will be trying more!
This month's challenge is sponsored by Di's Digis and the prize is a whopping $12 to spend on Di's gorgeous digi stamps so do please enter our challenge HERE the design team have really come up trumps and their beautiful creations are well worth a look!
Hobby Book Lots of Circles
Inky Impressions Anything Goes
Moo Mania Texture
The Paper Shelter Anything Goes
Penny's Paper Challenge Anything Goes
Deep Ocean Challenge Summer Colours
Our Daily Bread Sponging or stencils
Through The Craftroom Door Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown Other than a Card or Tag
Sparkling Black Rose
Tuesday, 1 July 2014
The theme is, "Use a stamp or digi stamp Somewhere on your Project", and the prize is a fab $15 gift certificate to the Fred She Said store.
I coloured my truck using B91- B99 , B41, B32, W0-W5 and C00 - C09 of my Copics. I picked random G's and YG's for the grass and YR's for the flowers.
I used a glaze on the glass and headlights and used my Cameo to cut out the digi image and the signpost and vinyl lettering.
It reminds me of the lazy, hazy days of summer!
A Girl who Crafts Anything Goes
Bearly Mine July Digital Challenge
Copic Spain Challenge Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew Masculine
Fantastic Tuesday Anything Goes
Paper Take weekly Anything Goes
Stampart papel Anything Goes/summer
Through the classroom Door Anything goes
Lady Bug Crafts Anything Goes
Sunday, 8 June 2014
It is "Anything Goes", over at Scribble and Scrap and I used the fantastic In the Pink set 1 and Fabulously Feminine Set 1 papers with my LOTV stamp (which is one of my all time fave stamps)
Once again I used coloursoft pencils to colour in on Kraft card!
Tuesday, 27 May 2014
I used Vintage Beauty 4 for my card. I decided to try something different this time, I printed the image on to brown kraft card and coloured it in using Derwent Coloursoft pencils. I just love how you can use the pale colours so effectively!I haven't used them before and got much better results than with my polychromos!
I cut the frames mats and feathers on my Cameo and coloured the feathers with the pencils too.
I love the effect and will be messing about with pencils for a while I think!
Sunday, 11 May 2014
"As proud(and beautiful) as a Peacock".
The image that I chose to work with is IkesArt Peacock
I decided to try and give the image a "Film Cell", feel. The image was printed by laser printer, foiled in black and coloured with Copics. I then reversed the image and set it in a frame cut on my Cameo. The feather and lettering were cut on the cameo, the feather coloured in Copics and the letters in vinyl.I thought the whole design was a little, "Art Nouveau", so I went for a font that I thought would match. I created a small folded spine which I attached to the front of a 6 x 6" card, and then attached the front of the card to that. This allows the light to shine through the acetate.
I think it would make a lovely window decoration!
My image is from Art by Miran , I coloured using Copics, cut the flowers and mats on my Cameo and rolled the flower using the papers from the set. I hot glued a ruffle to the back of the flower, and added gems too. I wanted to create a turned back effect so I cut two triangles to achieve this, and rolled back the paper!
Thursday, 1 May 2014
If you would like to join out DT please enter the challenge, "Anything goes", and put DT after your name.
I didn't get a chance to work with the Bluemoon images as I had samples to prepare for Stamp Addicts.
There are some stunning grunge stamps available to buy now and at the moment there is 20% off everything (except for magazines) online and instore with the discount code SPRING. This great offer is available until 5th May!
Here is one of my DT pieces. I created a frame on my Cameo and covered it with book pages, it was then inked with gelatos and distress pens. I created a mask for the large and smaller Grunge flowers and stamped them in stazon onto white card, over laying them. Gelatos and Big Brush Pitt pens (both from faber Castell) were used to colour the flowers. The image was backed with black card and before sticking down, some of the flowers were pulled out from behind the frame.
Sunday, 27 April 2014
I was inspired by the beautiful lemon papers in the Soft Lemon and White digi paper set and as I love bluebells I decided to use the Bluebell Sprite 2 digi stamp from Aurora Wings.
I laser printed the stamp and foiled it in black. It was coloured with my Copics and I also used my polychromos pencils (which I blended with a paper stump dipped in Sansodor).
I cut the bluebells, image and lettering and mats on my Cameo. To get the right colour to match for the bluebells I cut the heads and mat in textured white and coloured them in the same way that I coloured the character. I did the same with the lettering, it was a bit painstaking but I think it was worth it. Finally everything that had been coloured was covered with a clear wink of stella brush pen ... and boy does it twinkle!
I am still learning to use my new camera , so the colour isn't quite right in the photos, but I think I will try again in daytime , when the sun is shining!
Thursday, 24 April 2014
This is the card I made for her. Everything (including the scrapper's delights digi stamp) is cut on my Cameo. the image is coloured with Copics. I am experiencing issues with my HP desk jet and my Copics, so I have been laser printing my images and then foiling in black, which i think is a great effect anyway!
Sunday, 13 April 2014
Once again it is time for the Scribble and Scrap and challenge, which is always anything goes.
I am particularly excited this week as I have actual designed my own Silhouette files!
I wanted to create an Easter treat bag and to incorporate the lovely Archie digi stamp. I used Serif draw to create a top and bottom to my bag, and also the mats. I drew the flower, egg and zigzags myself in the program and exported them.
I traced the Archie digi, used print and cut and then coloured using my copics.
I measured a piece of cellophane to the width of the bag and adjusted the height to suit the number of eggs that I had to wrap. I created a tube with double sided tape running down the middle at the back (the bag could be made from Acetate!)
The top part of the bag features a v shaped (book cover)piece of card and then the handle piece (which sticks on to the v shaped piece). The bottom of the bag is just a v shaped (book cover) piece with a mat. I decorated with my flowers, which were printed from the Scribble and Scrap papers, One for the Boys (I LOVE that paper pack!) and Soft Lemon and White
So here is my Easter treat bag, with for the very first time my own Silhouette Files :)
Tuesday, 1 April 2014
There are two prizes of two digi stamps each, one will be drawn at random and one will be picked on merit!
I coloured Susie with my copics (I just love turquoise) and used a fab paper from Scribble and Scrap (One for the boys) as my background "wallpaper". The tickets, image, mats, chandelier, hole reinforcers and wain skirting were all cut on my trusty cameo and I finished it off with some screw type brads and a vintage looking pin.
I would like to enter this for:-
Sunday, 30 March 2014
Well life has been a little hectic for me, which has meant my blogging has been put on the back burner for a while, so I am pleased to say that I am getting back into the swing of things and returning to, "Duties", for the Scribble and Scrap Design Team. Whilst I have been away Lexie has been busy designing some really fabulous paper sets. I love having lots and lots of digi papers as they are always there when you need them and don't take up space!!
For my project I decided to use the "One for the Boys", paper set, for £5 you receive 62 patterned 6 x 6 papers and 8 plain papers!
As you can see the papers are extremely versatile and not just for the boys (girl power too!) I used a digi by Miran (her work is so fabulous and exceptionally colourable) which I just love because of the bubble blowing.
As always the theme of the challenge is, "ANYTHING GOES", and there are £15 worth of Scribble and Scrap vouchers available to the winning entry :)
I cut the papers on my Cameo and coloured the image with my copics, it was a challenge to try and get the right effect where the bubbles are in front of the hair. As an embellishment, I made a bubble wand from wire. I twisted it into shape added beads to the handle and glued tissue paper to the head. I typed "Make a wish", in Silhouette studio, reversed it and cut it in vinyl. This was then stuck on the back of the tissue paper. The front was heat embossed with UTEE and some frantage glitter was sprinkled in before it set.
Hope you like it!
I would like to enter this for
Fairytale Stampers Favourite Colour (Turquoise)
Quirky Crafts Spice up your life with colour
Friday Challenge Sheer/transparent the bubble wand has been made with glossy accents and glitter
Art By Miran Anything Goes
The Crazy Challenge Bling it Up (I put pearls onto the handle of the bubble wand which I made)
Saturday, 1 March 2014
I chose to use the Skull-tastic stamp set from Stamp Addicts. I stamped the hat using Stazon ink, on to shrink plastic masked it and then added the top hat. I cut them out, punched a hole heated them with my heat gun and added earring findings. I made the box and inserts on my Cameo, stamped & inked the flat cut out before assembling the box and adding a ribbon pull.
The challenge is sponsored by Glamoureyes and the prize is 5 digis and a surprise clear stamp!
Friday, 28 February 2014
Saturday, 1 February 2014
Our sponsor is the fabulous Scrappers Delights and the prize is 3 digis of your choice from the Scrappers Delights Store.
Wednesday, 1 January 2014
I haven't been in blog land much of late so I apologise for that but to make up for it I have some very exciting news! Isobel Hunter and I have taken over the Cards Galore Challenge Blog as of today!
We have renamed it Cards Galore Encore, although the blog address remains the same.
Our first challenge is, "Anything Goes", and is sponsored by the fabulous Lexie at Scribble and Scrap. Lexie has generously donated a £15 prize for the winner and there are blog badges for the top three chosen projects.
As I have been otherwise engaged I am going to show you some work that I previously created using Scribble and Scrap digis.
Wishing you all a very Happy New Year and if 2013 was a bit of a 13 for you, I hope that 2014 isn't!!