Monday, 30 January 2017

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #181- Love, Love, Love


Hello, today sees the start of the new challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers. Lin is hosting this challenge and her chosen theme for the fortnight is 'Love, Love, Love."

For my card I decided to use one of the sheep from Hobby Art's "Baa- Humbug" stamp set for my main image and the rose and sentiment from the "Thinking of Ewe" stamp set, also by Hobby Art.

I stamped the sheep and rose with Black Archival ink onto water colour paper and used Spectrum Aqua markers to colour them. The sentiment was embossed with sparkly silver powder.

I created a shaker element to my card using a Marianne Designs die to create the heart frame and aperture. I then embossed some acetate with a heart patterned embossing folder before filling with glitters and sequins.

The backing paper is from the 'Owls World' paper pad by Joy Crafts and the silver band is some Washi tape from the £ shop. I finished by adding some more glitter and some heart embellishments from my stash.

I hope you like my card and please check out my fellow DT's blogs as they have made some wonderful cards.

Thanks for stopping by.
Sally.x.

Monday, 16 January 2017

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #180- New Beginnings


Hello, today sees the start of the first challenge of at the year over at Crafty Cardmakers. But first I would like to welcome our new DT members, Jac, June, Margaret, Peggy and Chanya13, Jac is hosting this challenge and this fortnight's theme is 'New Beginnings'. 

For my card I decided to make a card to celebrate the arrival of a New Baby. I started by die cutting a circle into a piece of water colour card and creating a background with some Cerulean BlueCotman watercolour paint. 

I then stamped the branches which are from Hobby Art's Bird Song stamp set with 'London Fog' Memento Ink. I then stamped a feather from the 'Feather's' Stamp set, also from Hobby Art in the same Ink. 

I used Spectrum Noir Aqua Markers to paint the background and added some white gel pen dots and highlights. I also added some drops of Glossy Accents, which I sprinkled with clear Glitter. 

I made another background and this time stamped the branches and the chicks in the nest stamp, which is from Hobby Art's 'Spring Has Sprung' stamp set. I also used the Spectrum Noir markers to paint these and also added the highlights and glitter in the same way.

I layered the frame using two thicknesses of foam tape for extra dimension and added a hand written sentiment that I finished off with a few of the blossom stamps from the Bird Song stamp set. 

I hope you like my card and please check out my fellow DT's blogs as they have made some gorgeous cards. 

 Thanks for visiting.
   Sally.x.