Sunday 28 November 2021

AAA Cards Challenge #204 Along the Edge + Snow, with video

 This fortnight we are playing Along the edge and possibly in the snow as the twist was chosen by our DT member Ceal.

I made a side folding card, so I could diecut the snowflake border from it, It's from StudioLight (StencilFF16, Frozen Forest series).

Then I measured how much space I need behind it, applied Versamark ink and Heat embossed the back of the cardbase with Wow Embossing powder Midnight Dream. I had others out, but I liked the dark blue, with silver tones the best as I thought it looked very stylish and elegant. You can do any colour of course, maybe red and or green for the Christmas feel.

The sentiment is from My Favorite Things ( Bitty Holiday Wishes) and I stamped it with Versafine ink.

For more information, or to play along the AAA Cards Challenge, see this.

Saturday 27 November 2021

Kraft Christmas


This fortnight the Less is More Challenge is a photo  inspiration.
The Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge is: Anything goes.

For my card I used  the Create a Smile set Santa and colored it with my markers. ans embossed details with Wow embossing powder . Same metallic gold rich  powder for the sentiment. The sentiment is from Clearly Besotted  (Tiny Type).

I matted a piece of kraft card and adhered the image on top.

For more information on the Less is More Challenge, see this.

For more information on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, see this.

Sunday 14 November 2021

AAA Cards Challenges #203: One Inchie + Masculine, with video

 This fortnight the AAA Cards Challenge is: ONE Inchie, plus the optional twist of Masculine, if you'd like, this was chosen by our Admin Jane.

I resorted to my window trick again, I found this kinda masculine image from My Favorite Things (Magical Dragons), I  mean it's a Knight, he's 1 inch,the feather makes him a tad taller, but I don't care. But there's no room for the sentiment, hence the window trick, with things hidden on the inside. Works great actually.

I diecut the window with a one inch square, to decide on it's position I placed the stamps in the stamp positioner, then the die below them and stuck it down with masking tape, ran it through my machine.

I stamped the images with Gina K Amalgam ink, then smudged it, so cut down the panel. The sentiment is from the same set and I stamped that with Versafine ink, heat set it.

Marked the cardbase with a pencil so I know where it has to go once coloured, it moved slightly up, but it's still OK.

To colour the images I've used the Graph-it Brush and fineliner alcohol markers.

For more information or to play along the AAA Cards Challenge, see this.

Saturday 13 November 2021

Get well orchid


There's e new Less is More Challenge: Silhouettes.

I have to admit I forgot to check this morning and then I had a visitor and then I had to watch Strictly .

I like the dances  but all the falafel  or is it döner between I used to make the card.

I inkblended Distress inks: Wilted Violet and Mermaid Lagoon through a mask I made by ripping a hole in the masking tape.

Then I stamped the orchid silhouette from Nellie Snellen (SIL053) and the sentiment from Clearly Besotted (Tiny Type) with Versafine ink. Let it dry until the finish of Strictly  ;-)

For more information on the Less is More Challenge, see this.

Friday 12 November 2021

Time to say Thanks


The Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge and the Wednesday Challenge are about Thanks/Thanksgiving.

For my card I used the sketch from the Facebook Group: Clean and Simple Cardmaking.

And I just got these Sizzix/Tim Holtz  leaf Fragments dies.  For my leaves I ink smooshed loads of Distress inks on watercolor paper, then diecut. I don't remember all the colors but some are: Aged Mahogany, Fossilized Amber, Rustic WIlderness and Ground Espresso, let is dry.

Then I used the embossing dabber, also Tim Holtz and Wow clear embossing powder ultra high for the glossy finish and wet look.

For the banner I masked off and area on the cardbase and applies Distress inks: Wild Honey, Crackling Campfire, Fired Brick and Aged Mahogany.

The sentiment is from Clearly Besotted (Tiny Type)

For more information on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, see this.

For more information on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, see this.

Wednesday 3 November 2021

The Male Room Challenge November: Gnomes


This month the Male Room Challenge is all about Gnomes.

For my cards I used a Digit from Twistoon Digis and  I added the sentiment in Photoshop.

I coloured the image with alcohol markers, all of the ones I have lol CopIcs, Spectrum Noir and  Graph-it markers.

There's a lady Gnome in the digi, but the male ones and I think of coffee as a male drink mostly, like cowboys  brewing it on the campfire ;-) just me I know, I don't drink it. Also it reminded me of that chIldrens story about the cobbler, I think they weren't gnomes but I thought these might be gearing up to help, maybe in my garden?

I tried to keep the colours more manly, blues, green purples and a white gel pen for the highlights.

Cut the panel smaller and adhered it to a cardbase with taperunner.

For more information or to play along the Male Room Challenge, see this.

Monday 1 November 2021

AAA Birthday Challenges #31: Animals

 AAA Birthday Challenges #31: Animals.

For my card I stamped the Giraffes and sentiment from Whimsy Stamps ( Giraffes Peeking and Simple Sentiment Strips) onto watercolour paper with Versafine ink.

Coloured the image and background with Talens Ecoline. I tried a whimsical background, with a variegated leafy feel. I'm not very good at loose watercoloring, but I try, I kept creeping closer and closer to the girfaafes though hehe, but I tried ;-)

Let the panel dry and adhered it to the cardbase.

For more information or to play along the AAA Birthday Challenges, see this.