Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Trying my hand at Illustration!

Hello all!
Today I decided to do an illustration on my card for the Moxie fab "Foxy Foxes Challenge". This is way way out of my comfort zone...never tried this before!
I was inspired by this illustration by Lauren Minco, that I came across on Instagram.

I wanted to make this a One Layer Card, so I first drew the image in pencil and then using my Versamark pen  I heat embossed the image in Black. 
I then coloured the image with Camel Watercolours. I then added the sentiments from Hero Arts All Occassion messages and Everyday Sayings stamp sets.

The border is from the Hot of the Press Delicate Patterns stamp set.

I am also submitting this card for the Catchy Challenges watercolour challenge.

I like my illustration...what do you think?

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Quick tags

I have been struggling  with a creative block for the last couple of months and it is really frustrating!
So, I decided to try making some tags...a smaller and less daunting project!
Here is what I came up with for my official Craft Adda Blog post....

To make these tags, I used Spellbinders Nestabilities dies,  rubber stamps from PTI, Hero Arts, Lawn Fawn, and sentiment and shape dies from Spellbinders, Penny black and Paper smooches.
I used inks from Memento and Versafine and Derwent watercolour pencils.
Hope these tags inspire you to create!

Thanks for stopping by...
Have a good night!

Mint cupcake and macarons!

My mojo has gone for a walk and is taking its time coming back!!!
I am trying to cope by making tags!(among other things!)
They are smaller projects which seem less daunting!

So, I made this tag today for the "Less is More" Chocolate and Mint challenge.

The tag was cut using Spellbinders nest abilities. The Chocolate cupcake wrapper was cut from a paper I downloaded from Sandra's blog 'MeinLilaPark'. It was a free DIY print.
Perfect for this project I thought!!
As I did not have mint coloured paper, I cut out the 'cake' from white paper, covered it with versa mark and heat embossed it with mint embossing powder.
The entire cupcake and rose bud etc is cut using the Scrapping Cottage Cottage Cutz 'Stacked candies' die.
The sentiment is from Kaisercraft and the background is from Hero Arts 'Designblocks'.
I used chocolate coloured Rafia and mint coloured bakers twine to finish the tag.
Fun, isn't it?!

Oh dear...I just realised I have used colours other than the specified chocolate and mint.

So, I made another card for the same challenge...

For this card, I heat embossed the macarons (from the Avery  Elle 'bonjour' stamp set.)with mint embossing powder. I coloured it in with brown water colour and stamped the sentiment from Hero Arts (Be happy today) stamp set with Rich cocoa ink from Memento. The paper is the same I used above and for the mint coloured strip, I used a technique which I learnt from the awesome Jennifer Mcguire...to heat emboss a piece of paper with the required colour and then cut a strip from it. 

I am so happy with this card!!!!!

Am also entering the tag for the Case Study challenge.

Thanks for stopping by...
Have a good evening!

Friday, September 5, 2014

CAS card

Hi Everyone! 
I have been away for a while, but am back with this CAS card  for my official post on the Craft Adda blog.

To make this card, I stamped the image from the Paper Smooches Wicked Nauticool stamp set onto white card stock and coloured it with Steadtler sketchpens, and cut it out. I then stamped the wave on the card as well as on the 'life saver' and cut it out.
Then, using my xyron sticker machine, I made it into a sticker and adhered it to the card to make it appear like it was coming out of the water.
I added the sentiment and my card was done.

Fun and easy, don't you think?

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a good evening!

Am submitting this card for the Paper smooches Sparks Anything Goes challenge.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Rainbow Bows

My third card for the PTI Stamp-a-faire challenges...A card using a rainbow for the 1980's theme!

To make this card, I stamped the big bows form the PTI Friendship Jar, Summer fillers stamp set and coloured them in rainbow colours using Derwent watercolour pencils. I then run a wet brush over the colours to blend.
The background was created using a sentiment from the Friendship Jar stamp set. The sentiment is from the same set. The sentiment is stamped on a die cut (rounded labels) from PTI.

I finished the card by adding some buttons for pop!

Thanks so much for stopping by...
Have a good night!

SAF antique frame

One more card before I go to bed!
This technique on Stamp-a-faire is really fab!

To create the gilded frame, I used the Cuttlebug star frame die and embossing folder to create the frame.
I then embossed it with gold embossing powder and went over it with Tim Holtz Aged Mahogany, Vintage Photo and Black Soot distress inks to create an antique look.
The background is Hero Arts newspaper background stamped in Vintage photo ink.
The printed paper is from Creative Imaginations, Warm Dots and Stripes pack which I die cut using my Spellbinders Nestabilities die.
The sentiment is from PTI's 'Amazing' stamp set.
to create the extra stars, I heat embossed a piece of paper with gold embossing powder and punched out a few stars with my Fiskars hand punch.
I then finished off the card with a white organza ribbon.

I like the way it turned out!

Thanks for stopping by!
Good Night!

PTI Stamp-a-faire

I have been struggling with my mojo for the past few weeks hence no blogposts!
But, tonight, I started watching the videos of the PTI Stamp-a-faire event and just had to make this card and blog about it!!
Is my mojo coming back?!!!
I sure hope so!!

The challenge was to use Rhinestone and glitter to create a 1920's look...I didn't have glitter so I used glitter card stock. I like it!! :-)

The die is from Spellbinders and the sentiment is from PTI's new 'Amazing' stamp set.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a good night!