Monday, 16 November 2015

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #152- Winter Birthday

    Hello, the new challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers and more starts today and Josephine is our host for this challenge. She has chosen the theme of Winter Birthday.
    For my card I didn't want to have an overly Festive feel, but I still wanted to include aspects of winter, such as the cool colours and snowflakes. I also new that I wanted to include some handmade flowers and this Hobby Art sentiment.
    I started with my card base, which is a new size for me at 5 x 8 inches. The background was made with 'Weathered Wood', 'Tattered Rose' and 'Bundled Sage' Distress Ink and some Pearl Mica Spray. I then used some home made texture paste and the 'Bricks' stencil by Dutch Doobadoo. When the paste was dry I used some 'Pearl Moon' gilding wax by Cosmic Shimmer to give the bricks a Frosty feel. I distressed the edges and added some glitter.
    I added some white organza ribbon, some grey gross grain ribbon and some seam binding that I coloured with the same colours of Distress ink that I used for the background to a strip of white card that I had also edged with glitter and used as a band across my card.
    The dove is from a stamp set from Woodware and has been stamped with a Dark grey ink and coloured with Spectrum Noir blend able Pencils.
    The birdcage has been cut using a Prickly Pear Die and embossed with Silver embossing powder.
    I have used the 'Fancy Flourish die' by Cheery- Lynn and coloured it with 'Bundled Sage' DI for the base of my floral display. I then added some grey twine underneath the roses and for the rope on the bird cage. The large white rose was made with the 'Floral- STL039' die by Pinflair. The two largest pink flowers (which were coloured with 'Tatered Rose' Distress Ink) and the three smallest white flowers are made by a set of flower dies by Elizabeth Crafts Designs and the two smaller pink roses were made with a Petal Pairs punch from Tonic.
    The snowflakes are from a stamp set by Hobby art and have been stamped with Versamark onto acetate and embossed with White detail powder and cut out. The sentiment is also from Hobby Art and has been embossed with Silver onto a Distress Ink coloured panel.
    I finished the card with some clear gems in various sizes and more glitter.

    I hope you like my card and please check out my fellow DT's blogs as they have made some beautiful cards.
    Thanks for taking the time to visit.

Monday, 2 November 2015

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #151- Thank You

    Hello, today sees the start of a new challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers and more. Julie is this fortnight's host and would like to see your 'Thank You' cards.

    For my card I started by cutting the butterfly frame using my Silhouette and a cutting file from the Silhouette Store. I cut the frame from thick white card and used some 'Dusty Concorde', 'Stormy Sky' and 'Bungled Sage' Distress inks over the frame. I then added some DoCrafts Artiste 'Crackle Medium' and White Acrylic paint to create a crackle effect. I then added some Artiste 'Glitter Glaze' by DoCrafts.
    The background was made by using the same colours of Distress Inks over another piece of white card. I then applied a coat of White Acrylic paint through the 'Flourish' stencil by Tim Holtz. I then watered down some more of the Acrylic White paint and painted it over the entire background paper to mute the colours slightly and used some gold gilding wax on the edges.
    To accent centre of the butterfly frame I painted some paper roses with the White Acrylic and added some Distress Ink to the edges of the petals. The leaves were cut from a Crafts- Too die and coloured with some 'Bundled Sage' ink. I also added  a torn strip of the backing paper and some lace. The sentiment and butterflies were stamped with Versamark onto Acetate and embossed with Ranger 'Queens Gold' embossing powder. I finished the card by adding some Aurora Borealis effect sequins.

    I hope you like my card and please check out my fellow DT's blogs as they have made some wonderful projects. Thanks for taking the time to stop by.