I decided to use both types of embossing for my card for CHNC this week.
I used the woodland embossing folder and a shim to leave the centre part flat and then used my clarity brush to add ink to the cardstock and show the texture.
Then I stamped the sentiment and embossed it with a blue powder. I then added some stickles and the die cut silver tree.
I couldn’t resist using this 2 Turtle doves knitting image when I saw the prompt was to create for a woman/girl over at CHNC. So many of my crafting girls are knitters so this is made with them in mind.
I coloured the image using my Prismacolour pencils.
I used papers and cardstock to layer up the image and the sentiment.
I also added the sequins to finish off.
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 chose the theme of reindeer for this week’s CHNC challenge and I was very torn on which reindeer to use for my card as I have so many different stamps to use. In the end I went very different and chose a modern and non traditional image and colour scheme.
Never seen a pink reindeer before… but hey why not? I think she looks fun, especially as with the wink of Stella on top she is all sparkly!
The reindeer and sentiment are both Woodware stamps and I added sequins to the paper to finish off the card.
Yesterday was Mum’s birthday so we celebrated with a meal out.
Here is the card I made for her…
I loved this bold and bright paper from art by Marlene and knew it was perfect for my Mum. I teamed it with the Happy Wishes white embossed sentiment and some light grey cardstock.
I also added in the Happy Celebrations stamp to finish the sentiment and then a scatter of sequins to embellish.
Today starts another month challenge at Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge blog and I am using the same papers I used last month but never got round to doing more than one card until now…
This time I made a few cards.
I kept most of them simple with a little stamped sentiment and a mix of the papers and cardstock behind the large focal images.
I embellished with either sequins, gems or card candi!
Again plenty of this set left… going to try had to get some more made this month.