Thursday, 2 April 2020

MORGAN'S ARTWORLD APRIL CHALLENGE #4: ANYTHING GOES

https://morgansartworld.blogspot.com/

Good Morning crafters!


Our April challenge is live on the blog and we're ready to see what you have on your craft desk this month!


I've used one of the images from the Flower Set Digi Stamp 2, and coloured the image with markers, using a technique from Kit & Clowder's Elements of Nature class. 

I really wanted the image to pop, so I've gone with a clean and simple card design (very unusual for me!).

I've used a Darice embossing folder for the background, a Couture Creations hotfoil stamp for the sentiment.  This is the first time I've successfully foiled something, after many frustrating practice runs.  I've used the Couture Creations Go Press & Foil machine for the job.

My image, sentiment and embossed page have been frames with plain red cardstock.


I've taken a 2nd pic of the sentiment, at an angle, to show the red foiling - it just doesn't show up on a straight-on photograph.


You can click our challenge banner at the top of the page to see what the rest of the team have created this month.  We also share our inspiration in our Facebook group, so to see more, join us there:


To head directly to the store though, you can click here:

https://creativeartdesignstudio.ecwid.com/

Thanks for popping over to see my card today!

Linda

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Jan's Digi Stamps Challenge #10: Anything Goes
Art Impressions Challenge: Bloom Where You're Planted
The Creative Crafters Challenge #26: Anything Goes
Ally's Angels Challenge #32: Anything Goes
Not Just Cards March Challenge: Anything Goes

Wednesday, 1 April 2020

PENNY'S PAPER-CRAFTY CHALLENGE #468

http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.com/

Good morning fellow crafters!


Our Anything Goes challenge this fortnight is sponsored by 

https://www.etsy.com/shop/pattiescreations

Who will be giving our lucky winner 3 digi images of the winner's choice.


The fun image on my card is called Mice with Presents.  I have coloured the image with markers and used a Poppy Crafts sitched edge die to cut it out, letting the two side mice extend beyond the die.  I have hand cut the border around them.

My papers are from the DCWV Bouquet de Fleur paper pack.  The two little tags are Bo Bunny die cuts, and the sentiment was just typed up on my computer.  I've added a ribbon and made a big bow with it.  I've also added a few buttons and pearls.




Pattie's has such sweet images!  Be sure to pop over to the store to see more.

Thanks for popping in for a look at my card today!

Linda

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Allsorts Challenge Week 565: Men and Boys
Gem of a Challenge Week 7: Anything Goes
Pattie's Creations Design Challenge 168: Anything Goes
Seize The Birthday Challenge #186: Cards for Kids
Arty Divas Challenge #18: Anything Goes

MY BESTIES AUSSIE'S APRIL CHALLENGE

http://mybestiesaussiechallenge.blogspot.com/


We have a super new set of images to share with you this month, and as always, an opportunity to win adorable Besties of your own.


This is Image 1847: Flower Hat Girl Bestie.  I have coloured her with markers and used a Poppy Crafts die to cut her out, allowing her ribbon to extend beyond the die cut.

My papers are from the Heartfelt Creations Floral Fashionista Collection.  I've added a strip of Birch Creative lace and a Bo Bunny die cut doily.  

The sentiment is an Altenew stamp.  I wasn't happy with the result of inking the stamp, so I went over it with a black marker, so it would be bolder.  I've used a Tim Holtz die to make the sentiment tag.




Be sure to pop over to the challenge blog to see what rest of the team have created this month, or head directly to Besties heaven for all the cuties.

Thanks for popping in for a look today!

Linda

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge #128: Anything Goes
Colouring in Scrapland Challenge #20: Spring
Lemon Shortbread Challenge #116: Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #253: Spring
Through The Craft Room Door 31 March: Anything Goes

Tuesday, 31 March 2020

PASSION FOR PROMARKERS CHALLENGE #536: LACE & FLOWERS

https://promarkerchallenge.blogspot.com/

We have a fun new challenge for you this week, so get your Promarkers out and get crafting!

This week we'd like to see
LACE & FLOWERS
on your creation. 

Up for grabs is a £15 store voucher from our sponsor

https://www.diestodiefor.com/



I've used an image from Sweet Escape Digis.  It's called Girl and her cat.  Unfortunately the image isn't currently in the Sweet Escape Digis Etsy store, but Berenice has previously added an image back to the store after I've used one that's been removed, so hopefully she'll do the same for this one.  It's so beautiful!

I've used the following Promarkers:

Skin: Coral; Oatmeal; Blush; Cocktail Pink
Hair & Eyes: Burnt Sienna; Cinnamon; Praline
Pink: Mulberry; Fuchsia Pink; Pink Carnation
White: Cool Greys 1 & 2; blender
Kitty: Cool Greys 1 - 5
Kitty Eyes: Pine; Lime Green

I used a Spellbinders die to cut out my image and then inked a bit around the image, with the die in place.

My papers are from the DCWV Bouquet de Fleur pack.  I've added a strip of Birch Creative lace along the edge and framed the inner paper with it.  My flowers are Prima.  I've also added a few pearls and a bow.



We're all looking forward to seeing what you create this week, and I'll be popping by to see each entry.

Thanks so much for visiting today!

Linda

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

QKR Stampede Challenge #391: Anything Goes
Creative Fingers Challenge #182: Anything Goes
The Southern Girls Challenge: Anything Goes
Colour Crazy Challenge Week 11: Anything Goes
Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenge 2013: Ribbon

Friday, 27 March 2020

THUMBS UP KID


When KennyK closed their doors, I went on a panic driven shopping spree.  I now have almost all their images, but haven't yet used quite a few of them.

This one is called Thumbs Up Kid.  I have coloured the image with markers.  My paper is from the Ella & Viv Graffiti Kit, and to that I've added 2 sentiment stickers.  I thought anything else would spoil the illusion of him popping through the hole in the wall, so I've left it at that.


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:


Thanks so much for popping in for a look!

Linda


MR SPEAKER


With so many Design Team cards to make every month, you'd think all my card needs would be covered, but ALAS!  Male cards are always in short supply, and non-DT cards are always a fabulous opportunity to use images from other stores, that have made it into my stash.

This fabulous image is from Dr. Digi's House of Stamps.  It's called Mr Speaker (birthday).  I have coloured the image with markers and added in a sidewalk background for him.

My papers are from the DCWV Honey Chic pack.  I have cut the 50 on my Cameo.  The gift bags and double layer stars are Little B stickers.




I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenge 2012: Anything Goes

Your Scrapbook Place March Challenge: Anything Goes

Hoping you are all safe out there.  Thanks for popping in!

 Linda

Wednesday, 25 March 2020

THE PAPER SHELTER CHALLENGE #420: FLOWERS OF SPRING

https://thepapershelter.blogspot.com/

Good Morning lovely crafters!

We have a super new challenge for you at The Paper Shelter this week!  Your theme is 
FLOWERS OF SPRING


This card very nearly didn't make it onto my blog!  I started with this gorgeous image called The Huntress, and coloured her with markers.  


I then used a Poppy Crafts die to cut her out.  From there I picked my papers, which are from 2 different Maja Design paper packs: the pink from the Vintage Romance pack, and the green from the Sofiero Collection.  I picked a bold green cardstock for borders and then the ivy laser cut from Scrapaholics, and THIS is where things started to go wrong!

The original laser cut cardboard is quite dark.  I tried colouring it using the same greens I'd used in the image, but they looked horrible, so I decided I needed to start from a white base.  I sprayed it with white Gesso, let it dry and then tried colouring again.  I've left the marker ink on the arrow along the top, so you can see what it was looking like.  Again, I wasn't happy, so I decided I'd need to paint it.  The only thing I could find in the colour I was looking for was Prima Finnabair Rust Effect Paint.  I was finally happy with the look, but it does have a gritty (sandy) feel to it.


When it came time to add flowers, I faced my next challenge.  I attached all my flowers (green Tara) and just didn't like the finished product.  At that point I decided to scrap the whole project, and started colouring a new image, but with a new morning came new inspiration and I added more flowers (Green Tara and 49 and Market), this time the blue, white and deep pink, and FINALLY the card looked good to me.  The new colours seemed to add some life to the image and card overall.


 Hopefully your creation this week will spring from your desk easier than mine did!

http://www.thepapershelter.com/index.php?main_page=

Up for grabs this week is a $30 store voucher if you've used a Paper Shelter product (it could be the black and white digi if you enjoy colouring, the pre-coloured image, if you don't, or one of the digi papers), or 3 digi images of your choice, if you've used another brand.  You can enter up to 3 times, provided you've used a Paper Shelter product on at least one of them.  

Let's see those flowers!

Thanks for popping in for a look today!

Linda

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge #112: Anything Goes
A Bit More Tome To Craft Extra Challenge: Anything Goes
Pearly Sparkles Challenge #49: For The Ladies/Girls
Craft Rocket Challenge #68: Flowers
Love To Craft Challenge #44: Anything Goes