Monday, March 31, 2014

Fabric Strips

I hardly ever use fabric for anything. I don't sew except for borders on layouts. This week's challenge at Off The Rails was a real struggle for me. I bought this material so long ago I can't even remember where or when and it has sat in a drawer doing nothing because although it was very pretty it was an impulse buy with no thought of what I was going to do with it! So I should say thank you to the design team for making me use some of it up, lol. I had to keep it as easy as possible which is why I went with strips of material.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Green Swallowtail

Challenge card for Off the Rails Scrapbooking, this time green with a bit of bling. I have heat embossed the butterfly, coloured with old olive, daffodil delight and island indigo and then sponged gold over the whole lot when dry. There was also a lot of wiping with tissues between each colour!

Project Recipe
Stamp: Swallowtail
Card: Old olive, bermuda bay and whisper white
Ink: old olive, island indigo, daffodil delight and gold encore
Accessories: white embossing powder

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Sale - A - Bration Card

The challenge this week at Just Add Ink is to use something from the sale-a-bration catalogue. Yesterday i received the simply sent kit so I thought I would have a go with the elements in there. I love the spotty card bases, but found the cards shown a bit bland. One of the first things I did with the kit was cut the gold envelope liners in half. I still have liners, but they don't go all the way to the bottom of the envelope and I also now have pretty gold paper! I teamed this with one of the SAB stamp sets and a circle punch to offset all the banners.

Project Recipe
Stamps: Petal parade
Ink: tangerine tango
Accessories: SAB Good as Gold simply sent kit, self adhesive rhinestones and circle punch

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Geometric Card

Second one for today! This one is for Off the Rails Scrapbooking card challenge. I have had this stamp set and matching punch for a while but hadn't used them much (too many other new stamps to play with!).

Project Recipe
Stamps: Six sided sampler and perfect pennants
Card: Whisper white, real red, bermuda bay and crushed curry
Ink: real red, bermuda bay and crushed curry
Accessories: hexagon punch, lattice embossing folder, real red grosgrain (retired)

Sunbursts Challenge


This week's challenge at Just Add Ink is to add a sunburst, which is perfect for this embossing folder. Combined with a bit of sponging and a flower silhouette, this card makes a lovely sunset image.

Project Recipe
Stamps: Happy watercolours (sentiment)
Card: Cherry cobbler, crushed curry and basic black
Ink: crushed curry, cajun craze, cherry cobbler and black stazon
Accessories: Backyard basics framelits, oval and scallop oval punch, black grosgrain ribbon (retired) and Tim Holtz embossing folder