Time to kick off the challenge for the swap group I organise where the challenge this month is “journey”.
I also teamed it with the Birgit Koopsen gel printing challenge on Instagram.
As prompt for yesterday was colours of our flag and so I created a background using candied apple and faded jeans distress oxides and the small square gel press onto mountboard.
I added stamping in the background using some travel themed stamps.
Then die cut the circles and edged them with the faded jeans distress ink.
I then stamped and fussy cut and coloured the focal images.
I also added wink of Stella and some glossy accents to some parts of the campervan.
I love how these came out.
Now to see how others interpret the prompt.
The challenge this week at CHNC is “no stamps”. So this challenge is always difficult for me as I rarely make a card without using stamps…But I did it!I used die cuts, stickers, patterned papers and the fab Tim Holtz paper dolls as the focal image instead!So something a little different but I liked it!
For Christmas I gave my parents and my auntie a calendar I had made with a postcard sized piece of art on each month… so today I am sharing their August artwork.
I decided that I wanted to use the Tim Holtz wildflower dies so built this around that idea.
I created a background using Paperartsy fresco finish paints and stencils and stamps. Then I added the wildflowers stamps using dye based inks and heat embossed them with clear powder.
This gave a subtle layered effect to the background.
Next I did cut some of the flowers and then added paint to them in the same colours using a sponge to create a mottled effect.
I adhered them and then added shading using Big Brush Pitt pens.
I then heat embossed the sentiment and edged the panel with versamark and added more embossing powder to that too.
Love these … so many details and layers.
Hazel challenged us to use ribbon or twine for this week’s CHNC challenge.
I decided to do a vintage style card and use some twine as an embellishment.
The paper is Polkadoodles paper I have had in the stash for ages. I coloured the tag using distress inks and added some splashes of water to distress it.
I then used a Dylusions stamp for the sentiment before glueing the twine in place.
For Christmas I gave my parents and my auntie a calendar I had made with a postcard sized piece of art on each month… so today I am sharing their July artwork.
I wanted to use this fab rainbow stencil with black embossing paste to create a funky panel.
Once it was dry I added the colour using stampin up inks and a waterbrush and made sure I also splattered each colour on too.
I finished with some doodling and the month stamp white heat embossed onto black cardstock.
Love this stencil… makes such a funky rainbow!
Gosh I really haven’t been blogging regularly… just not been feeling well enough to sit and craft and so out of the habit I guess. Thankful I have some DT things that make me get my creative time in and also that some of them I have prepped ahead of time! This is one of those kind of posts…
This week the theme Hazel has set us at CHNC is to use washi tape so I kept my card really simple and let the sparkly washi tape do all the work!
I chose the three colours of sparkly washi I had and laid them down in strips. Then I added the First edition die cut wreath which I layered up 3 times to give it dimension.
Then I added the Tim Holtz sticker sentiment onto a strip of red cardstock and called the whole thing done! Sometimes simplicity is best!
Hello! Have another set of coins to share today where I used the time theme.
This time some distress ink backgrounds which I then added some glass bead gel through a stencil. I then added the stamped image and then added a stamped word.
Some fun dimension for these.