I wanted to play with paints for this week’s CHNC challenge and Hazel had challenged us to make our own background.
So I created a green background with a few different colours of fresco finish paints and stamps and stencils. I also added some splashes and doodles.
Then for the focal I used some kraft cardstock and embossed the flower from a Creative Stamping magazine set. I also added the sentiment in white embossing. I then used mats and layers to build up the card.
It’s always a bit weird celebrating fathers day as it’s so close to my dad’s birthday… So he gets all his days in one go! Ah well! He knows he’s loved all year, doesn’t need a special day for it really!
Here is the card I made for him.
I used the gelli plate to add distress inks and then a little bit of stencilling and the boat image stamped. I then found some sentiments to create the little word labels.
Next I made some paper that matched for the mount and added this to the dark jade cardstock with the little gems as accents.
Love how peaceful the card is.
I made a similar style of card for the hubby too… but a different focal image.
This month we have another ‘virtual challenge over at my coin swap group… maybe next month I will move back to postal ones … but will make that decision nearer the time.
So the theme for this month … circles. This was inspired by the stamp and stencils I recently bought from Aall & Create.
I used a gelli print that I had leftover from another project and added the stamping on top in black.
I added some details with pink posca pen and then added the die cut wonky circle which was cut from some funky wallpaper. I then added the title from a magazine cut up.
I then decided that the coin needed a bit more so grabbed some black gems.
I decided once I had made the coin to turn it into a little notecard as a little hello for a friend.
I decided that a pink panel would be a good idea … but then grabbed my pokey tool and some thread to add some sewing around the coin. I used a template for the holes which I recently rediscovered. Perfect fun!
This week’s challenge from Hazel is to include bells in our Christmas card design for CHNC.
I chose to add stars through a stencil using modelling paste and then stamped the bell inage in the centre. I added colour using watercolour pencils. Then I stamped the sentiment onto the banner and added it using foam pads.
It’s quite a simple but elegant design. I’m very happy with it. Love how the stencilling works and how clean and simple the design looks.