Monday, 24 August 2015

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge # 146- No Patterned Papers


    Hello, today sees the start of the new fortnightly challenge at Crafty Cardmakers and more and the theme this time around is 'No Patterned Papers'.

    For my card I decided to use this stamp set by Laurence Llewelyn Bowen called 'Retro Rose'. I have had this set for quite a few years now, but have only ever used the little swirl stamp, but I thought it would be perfect to use for this challenge. 
    I started by stamping the main image with 'Tuxedo Black' Memento ink into the bottom lefthand corner. I then applied a Sticky- Note mask over the image and masked a frame around the outside. I then stamped the border with Versamark ink and applied 'Queens Gold' embossing powder from Ranger. The Hibiscus were also embossed with 'Queens Gold'and cut out.
    I coloured the Hibiscus and the image with Spectrum Noir Blendable Pencils, Gamsol and Blending stumps. I added used the swirly stamp, Versamark ink and some pale gold decorating chalk to add some interest to the background. I then stamped the Hobby Art sentiment with Black Archival ink. I finished by adding some gold micro beads to the centres of the flowers.
   
    I hope you like my interpretation of this fortnights theme and please stop by my fellow design team mates blogs and check out their gorgeous projects.
    Sally.x.

Monday, 10 August 2015

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #145- Warm Summer Colours


    Hello, today sees the start of the new challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers and more and Bec is the hostess for this fortnights challenge and the new theme is Warm Summer Colours.

    For my card I chose to make an Indian Summer inspired card which uses rich, warm golds and oranges. All the stamps I have used for this card are from the 'A Taste Of India' stamp range by Sheena Douglass.
    The archway scene was stamped with Black Archival Ink onto some watercolour card and painted using Spectrum Aqua markers. I also used the White and Black Spectrum Noir pencils to add a bit more shading and highlights to the picture.
    The Tiger was stamped with 'Tuxedo Black' Memento ink onto some white card stock and coloured with the Spectrum Noir Blendable Pencils, some Gamsol and a paintbrush.
    The ornate frame and leaves were stamped with Versamark ink onto some black card stock, then cut out, as was the sentiment.
    The backing paper was made by applying some texture paste through Tim Holtz's 'Flourish' stencil. When the texture paste is dry I covered the surface with yellow and orange watercolour paints. I then added some gold gilding wax to the raised areas and buffed this to get a good shine.
     I added this onto a black card base and added some gold beads.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenge: Try it on Tuesday- Use Stencils

   I hope you like my interpretation of this fortnights theme and please pop over to my fellow DT's blogs and check out their gorgeous cards.
      Sally.x.