Tuesday, 28 July 2015

King Of The Jungle

    Hello, today I have a card to share with you that was inspired by the current challenge over at Try it on Tuesday, which is entitled Hot and Wild. For this challenge I was originally going to make a card using an elephant image, but the Design Team samples are stunning and the Lions especially appealed to me, and then with the very sad news recently about Cecil the Lion, I decided to use this image instead in memory of him.
    The Lion image is a wood mounted stamp from Stamps Happen Inc. and has been stamped with London Fog onto Watercolour card and painted with Spectrum Aqua Markers.
    The brown background was made by adding a thin coat of Gesso onto some white card. I then added some brown Water Colour paints to the background before over stamping with a Woodware stamp and 'Brushed Corduroy' Distress Ink.
    The leaves were made by sticking some tissue paper onto some more white card with watered down PVA glue. When the glue had dried I added some 'Peeled Paint' and 'Forest Moss' Distress Ink and sprite with water to blend the colours. I then stamped the leaves with 'Peeled Paint' and the leaf stamps are also from Woodware.
    The flourishes were made with texture paste and the 'Flourish' stencil from Tim Holtz. I then coloured this with 'Peeled Paint' Distress Ink and cut out.
    The 'Roar' sentiment was made with a scrap of the background paper and the Tim Holtz 'Schoolhouse Alphabet' stencil and a black fine liner pen.
    I have also added a scrap of Hessian behind the image, some black card for the layering, bronze brads and some African themed buttons from my stash.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Try it on Tuesday- Hot and Wild

Love To Scrap!- Anything Goes

I hope you like this card and thanks for taking the time to visit.

Monday, 27 July 2015

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #144- Anything But A Card

    Hello, the new challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers and more starts today and Carole is our hostess for this challenge. Carole's theme for the next fortnight is 'Anything But A Card'.
    For my 'Anything But A Card' project I decided to decorate a black frame which has been taking up room in my craft space for quite a while now. The frame was bought from my local £ shop and I have covered it with some gold Gilding wax and some Spray And Shine from Crafters Companion to seal the wax.
    The picture was created by printing out some book effect paper onto some cartridge paper that I took from my sketchbook. I then over printed the roses which is from a colouring page. I then stamped the Hobby Art butterflies with black Adirondack Ink. I then coloured the images with Copic markers and a hint of clear Wink of Stella for a touch of shimmer. I also used a Dutch Doobadoo stencil to colour through with my Copics to create the brickwork. I finished by adding a few sequins.

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

Monday, 13 July 2015

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge # 143- Water

    Hello, today sees the start of the new challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers and more. Lyn is our hostess for this fortnight and she would like to see your creations that include water.

    For my card I have chosen to make an Under The Sea themed card. The stamps I have used are from Creative Expressions and they have been stamped in Black Archival Ink onto Watercolour card and painted with Spectrum Aqua Markers. I also added some clear Wink of Stella onto the mermaid's tail for some added shimmer.
    The patterned papers I have used are from Joy Crafts 'Under The Sea' paper block. The sand was made by covering a piece of card with Versamark ink then heat embossed with some Stampendous Jeweled Gold embossing powder.
    The sentiment was floating around my stamp box, but I think it is from Personal Impressions and the circles were all cut using Spellbinders dies.
    I finished the card with some clear glitter, some fish buttons and sequins from my stash.

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