How are we all doing? I must admit I found this week slightly easier than last and have sort of settled into a bit more of a rhythm. That being said I am living with much higher levels of anxiety than I have been used to in the last year or so, and that brings it’s own level of exhaustion of course. But the good news is I am safe and well, and that’s what is important right now.
Right back to the crafting… this week’s CHNC challenge is to create something funny. So I decided to team the Clare Lloyd sentiment stamps with a Making Cards magazine stamp.
I stamped the sentiment and the image and used my promarkers to colour the image and provide the border to the card.
I thought this quite apt for the challenge this week!
This week I have another cute card for the CHNC blog and I used lots of different types of Green as per Hazel’s instruction to the design team. Note you don’t have to follow the challenge to join in on the blog… you just need to make a Christmas card!
So I chose some green coloured cardstock and paper that went with it. I layered them up and added some string as it looked quite rustic to me.
Then I searched through digi images I had printed, found this cute turtle and decided he would be perfect as the focal image.
Using promarkers to colour him I also added wink of Stella to the bubbles and the present bow.
Love how cute this is. Not my usual style but it’s always fun to play with something different!
Today I have two ATCs I made for the Artful ATCs group where the theme for February is City Life.
I used a couple of stamp sets I got from The Range and did an exercise in masking and stamping and then colouring with promarkers.
I chose the stamps because they remind me of Amsterdam. The girl on this landscape one came with the buildings stamp. The second girl on the portrait one comes with a different set with windmills…. perfect for a country life but not for city life so I used the buildings again but created more dimension with more Stamping and varying the grey colouring.
As I had kept the cards flat I decided to make them into postcard style pics so I framed them with a black pen and then gave them each two coats of embossing powder. This both strengthens the card and adds gloss and I think makes the colours richer.
Hopefully the recipient likes these City Life ATCs. I certainly enjoyed making them!
I have a card I made to share with you today which uses all Darcy stamps which I had on the desk from making the heart coins I shared last week.
I started by masking off a section of a card blank with washi tape and then stamping and masking the word hearts. This really is one of my favourite stamps.
I then coloured the stamps using watercolour pencils and a water brush. There is a bit of shimmer to the hearts because I hadn’t cleaned my brush out from using it in my shimmer paints! Ooops! Happy accident!
Next I stamped one of the Darcy characters and coloured with promarkers and fussy cut them out to add to the card.
I finished the card off with one black gem.
Love this! Such a simple card to make really… might do this again with other stamps to make an interesting panel on the background.