Friday, 30 December 2011

Faye Whittaker Garden Decoupage

This was an A5 Cream card blank originally which I colour tinted using distress inks in tattered rose and worn lipstick. I then used a decorative Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper from We R Memory Keepers in Scallop.

I then printed off a backing paper sheet which coordinated from the Josephine Wall Enchanted Dreams CD Rom from Joanna Sheen and placed this in my spray booth and used Crafters Companion Spray and Sparkle on it in Multicolour, before mounting this on to the base card. I then took some red silk ribbon and placed a border at the top and bottom of the floral backing panel. 

I then mounted the Faye Whittaker Garden Decoupage base image on to a small mount of red mirri board and attached all the decoupage layers using pin flair glue gel.  The two sentiment panels were also mounted on a small matt of red mirri board before using glue gel to mount these at the top left and bottom right of the card. 

To add some dimension to the card a small red silk ribbon bow was placed in the top left hand corner sentiment and a bouquet of red paper flowers and pink rose buds were added to the bottom left.

I hope you like it.

Thursday, 29 December 2011

Tuesday Blog Challenge - Have a purrfect day!

This card was put together using a sketch from Tuesday's Blog Challenge, as you can see I chose a plain cream A5 base card and decided to build the design around a burnt orange, dark peach and peach card stock paper pieces interweaved together, the image is from Penny Black which I stamped using memento black and coloured using promarkers before mounting on a burnt orange frame and adding some paper flowers for dimension.

Mojo Monday - Have a Mice Birthday

This card was designed using a sketch from the Mojo Monday Blog Challenge.  Unfortunately the colours in the top three pieces of card appear to be coming out more grey than teal in this photo but I can assure you that they are three graduating colours of teal with the darkest layer punched with a Artemio loop punch.

The image used is a spring House Mouse unmounted stamp and sentiment from Joanna Sheen the sentiment was stamped in an Encore Ultimate metallic inkpad using those colours that closely fit the card.  The image was stamped in black memento ink and coloured using an assortment of Promarker and Flexmarker colours.  Finally to complete the card I attached two paper flowers in the same teal colours on top of each other and added a centre made up of cream pearls.

I hope you like it.

Friday, 23 December 2011

Tuesday Morning Sketches Challenge

So this time I decided to challenge myself by entering a Sketch Challenge using a stamp set I had bought and not yet had the opportunity to use from Stamp Addicts and also some paper and accessories from my crafty stash.

As you can see I adapted the sketch to suit a 6x6 Square Card, which I decorated with a corner punch.  I then made a paper ribbon using a burnt orange card stock and a loop border punch and adhered this to the bottom of the card, the next layer added was a green matt. 

The gnome stamp was done in memento black ink and the image coloured in using promarkers Satin/Blush for the Skin, flex marker light fawn and promarkers tan and caramel for the arm chair.  The hat and trousers were stamped on to a peach card, cut out and pieced to the stamped image, the same was done with the jacket which was in the same green shade as the matt above.  The beard was given dimension using liquid applique applied sparingly in circles to add texture and then heated with a heat gun.  The image then had decorative corner punches applied before attaching to a peach card matt. This was then mounted to the card using glue gel.

The sentiment was handwritten and mounted on a fine matt of the burnt orange card stock and a second matt in the green cardstock with the top edges rounded and slotted behind the stamped image to create a tab look to the sentiment.

Finally in keeping with the sketch I selected coordinating colours from the image and found three  small buttons which were adhered to the top right hand corner with glue gel.

I hope you like this card.

Sunday, 18 December 2011

CD Sunday Blog Winning Card

With great thanks to the CD Sunday Blog challenge for selecting this House Mouse Image for its winning blog entry, I have been fortunate to get the Rachel Anne Miller Collection CD Rom winging its way to me in the New Year, what a fantastic Christmas surprise.

A new challenge starts today for the next two weeks with a 50's theme please take the time to view the blog and enter this new challenge.

Wishing everyone all the best for this Christmas Season and an amazing New Year.

Em xx

Thursday, 1 December 2011

Joanna Sheen Blog 1 Entry

This is a card I have made for submission to the first Joanna Sheen Blog entry.  As you can see this is using the House Mouse Ginger Bread image and a couple of smaller images from other sets.

Firstly I made the background paper using some of my xmas paper scraps and my 2" square punch, on cutting these out I prepared a piece of card with strips of double sided tape and began laying the patchwork in a diagonal design as better seen in the picture below.

To create the faux patchwork effect I used a promarker fine liner pen to go along all the edges using a zigzag faux stitch pattern and around the edge of all the faux patchwork a dash line pattern.  I then mounted this on a matt of gold and then red mirri board to bring out the colours of the patchwork.

I then stamped the house mouse images on to Neenah cardstock and coloured them using blush and sandstone for the mice, ginger, honeycomb and oatmeal for the gingerbread house and pale flex marker colours for the sweets, the candy cane and sweet used berry promarker, to tie this in with the patchwork effect I also put a faux stitching effect around the outside of the main image.  This was then mounted on a red mirri board mount and a further gold and red mirri board mount to raise the image from the card.

The sentiment was stamped using Red Versafine ink and mounted on a piece of red mirri board and placed at the bottom of the card, I cut out the two mice and mounted these either side of the sentiment using pinflair glue gel for dimension.

Lastly to complete the card I wrapped a plain red satin ribbon around the spine of the card and then a textured red ribbon over the top which I tied in a central bow and accented the roof of the gingerbread house with crystal stickles for a bit of sparkle.