Sunday, April 30, 2017

Vintage at International Art & Soul

Our theme this fortnight at the International Art & Soul Challenge is Vintage. Any craft is welcome! I tried my hand at a Concertina card with some beautiful Graphic 45 papers.





Inspiration/Challenges:
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge: Anything Goes with Patterned Paper (2nd entry)
Try It On Tuesday 2WC5, 2nd & 4th weeks -  Transport

WordArt Wednesdays - 2W, 5E, scriptural word art freebie (Week 1 of 2) Anything Goes




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Friday, April 21, 2017

Dragonflies at Crafting with Dragonflies

Our theme this fortnight at Crafting with Dragonflies is Use a Dragonfly. I've had the pleasure of being on Hilde's fabulous team for almost 3 years, so I'm always collecting a dragonfly-themed items for our yearly Dragonfly challenge. This year, I used silver outline stickers & a silver charm.


The frames & sentiments are from a Heartfelt Creations set. It's all heat-embossed onto mirror/foiled cardstock. I also added some embossing powder to the dragonfly charm.

http://tuesdaymorningsketches.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/tuesday-morning-sketches-399.html
Inspiration/Challenges:
Crafty Cardmakers: #186 Things with Wings
Ooh La La Creations: #226 Happy Birthday
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Splash It On (background created with ink & alcohol spritz on a blue foil cardstock)
Tuesday Morning Sketches: #399 Sketch

Update: I was the lucky winner at Tuesday Morning Sketches!
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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

A Spring Walk -- Graduation Shaker Card

I created the shaker window with the frame from the "Build a Scene - Calendar" set by Taylored Expressions. The black frame was made with real black satin material that I harvested from a very old winter coat! I filled the shaker with gold stars; the black & gold are my nod to graduation, as I made this for my neighbor who is graduating from High School next month. The sentiment is from Art Impressions' Flying High Clear Set. I used a pastel color palette for the balloons with Copic markers (R20, B12, YG41, Y02, YR61/E95, BV000, V12, E41). I doodled the outer frame.



Inspiration/Challenges:
Less Is More #324: CAS + Spring Walk (pastel colors; clear days; Graduation)
Paper Players #340: CAS + Vehicle (hot air balloons)

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Wings at International Art & Soul

Our theme this fortnight at the International Art & Soul Challenge is Wings.



I made a shaker card using this beautiful DP and for jar stamps my Mom fussy-cut for me a few years ago. I filled the shaker with plastic butterfly confetti. I stamped the sentiment onto a vellum label stamp. I die-cut the word "hello" from a watercolor-patterned paper. I added baker's twine to the edges of the popped panel.

http://stamplorations.blogspot.com/2017/04/april-challenge.html
Inspiration/Challenges:
Pink and Main Challenge #20: Moveable Parts (shaker card)
STAMPlorations Challenge: Sketch and theme: Stamps & Wings



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Sunday, April 16, 2017

Pilin' on the Birthday Action

The theme this month at Pile It On is Interactive Card (moving element, pull tab, pop-up, pocket, etc.) Our mid-month optional bonus theme is Birthday. The only really rule is to be inspired by more than one papercrafting challenge. We're sponsored by Gerda Steiner Designs.

I tried my hand at an envelope fold card.

The sentiment on the front is a rubber stamp from The Artful Stamper. The papers are from a paper pad collection called "Going Potty" designed by Paula Taylor.



Inspiration/Challenges:
Aud Sentiments Challenge #177: Use Birthday Sentiment
Fairy Tale Challenge #16: Cards with more than 1 fold
Fusion Card Challenge: Photo Inspiration
Scor-Pal Challenge #36: Interactive Project + More than one score
Star Stampz Challenge: Fun Folds
Tuesday Throwdown #338: Something Clear (acetate tab & translucent thread to hang watering can)


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