I used an old image, papers, card and a stamp which were all from magazines and unfortunately I have no idea which magazines or the designers. I also used old ribbon and punches. I added new adhesive pearls and coloured them with a metallic red Promarker.
I used corner punches on my layers under the image. I used a holly punch and added more adhesive pearls coloured with a metallic red Promarker as berries.
I stamped and embossed the sentiment image onto card which I cut with a scallop edge circle punch.
I have put this together in about an hour- when I saw the sketch at the crafting when we can sketch challenge I just had to go for it! I grabbed some left over digital papers I had printed together with a matching freebie I had out from a previous card.Of course grabbing things on my desk this month has to involve pink!
The rose papers were made digitally and the damask paper was a freebie. My mat was pearlescent card with blended pink distress ink and then stamped with a damask stamp and flocked. The image is a Lili of the valley die cut but I recoloured the dots on the dress, shoes, bag, flower and background with pro and flexmarkers to match the card colours.
The ribbon was from stash and was coloured with Promarker to match the image- pink ribbon for the stamping boutique challenge. I added 3 pearls to the top corner, coloured with the same Promarker, and 3 flowers from Wild Orchid Craft to the bottom corner for a little embellishment.
This is the picture I made to accompany the card for a new arrival! Once again I blurred the picture for privacy. I used a box frame from Hobbycraft. I used some of the elements I had designed for the card. They are colour matched to the blanket on the baby. I used some bright DP from my First Edition Hideaway stash and used sage distress ink on the card edges. I wanted to use dots on the paper and pearls to match the button theme.
I used ribbons from stash and coloured them to match using soft green Promarker. The buttons were from stash.
I coloured all the pearls with Promarker to match and pull my elements together.
Hi! As you can see I’m getting back into my blogging every day! Another birthday card for Think Pink using Sweet Sketch (a really fun sketch to work with) hopefully I can raise some cash for cancer research with them. I’m finding the murky lighting difficult for photos at the minute- might have to build a mini studio when I have time!
I used the photo of the Stampin’ royalty colours to colour match my digital papers I made on Craft Artist. I used a pink frame with circles. as the basis of my patterns. I then used a pink Sakura glaze pen and orange Sakura souffle pen to add some detailing and to make it pop. I tore some pink fibrous paper and stamped orange circles on it using a wine cork.
I made circle embellishments by printing from Craft Artist and then adding pearls I had coloured orange. I mounted them and my image using foam pads. I then attached my sentiment using pearl brads I had coloured orange and fixed it with a curve on it to add dimension.
I also used a pink sakura glaze pen to highlight the middle of the sentiment.
I coloured the image with Promarkers and flexmarkers.
I designed a matching inside but put all the elements on 1 layer to print.
A good few hours of fun! I would like to enter the following challenges
I’ve been so bust crafting I haven’t had time to blog. Was determined to post one of my latest creations today so apologies that it is short and sweet!! This is a 60th birthday card for someone who loves the coast, sailing and used to go ballooning so the Ladybugs digi from Wee stamps was perfect. As usual I coloured with Promarkers, flexmarkers and also pearlescent ink. The edge of the card was blended with distress ink. The papers were created using Craft Artist.
Sorry I haven’t posted for a while. I had a few projects on the go that I couldn’t put on here! I’ve got a ton of cards to make now so I need to get back in the groove. This is a girlie card- Just one DP as it is so pretty I can’t bear to cover it up! I used pink distress ink on the edges of my card. I highlighted some of the flowers and the wings using pearlescent ink.
I added a butterfly gem landing on her hand and then punched a butterfly from black paper and added pearls. I made the flowers by punching pink scraps, colouring with inks, layering and then I used glossy accents and seed beads to make the centre.
I also decorated the inside.
I used a Martha Stewart punch and stamp kit for the flowers in the central panel. I used distress ink on the card for the sentiment and punched the edges with a MS flower punch.
Although I’ve finished my stash ban I’m trying to stay on a stash diet!! I seem to have tons of envelopes left over from our wedding and they can be made into cheap gift bags that are perfect for small light items such as jewellry. I also tend to add so much to my cards I end up having to make a box with them so I end up with spare envelopes such as this pretty pearlescent one which became the bag on the right.
I used a paisley stamp to make a random pattern. I used a MS flower punch to make the top and then added some ribbon from stash for handles. Just to prove it is the envelope I’ve shown the back as well!
My second envelope started life as a white envelope. I used lavender and pink distress inks to give a light background colour. Iused a butterfly border stamp in pink all the way across the paper and then added a lilac circular butterfly stamp. I used a MS butterfly punch to edge the top and tied a pretty pink ribbbon (from the inside of a jumper….you know the annoying ribbons they use to hang things up in shops!). I used a MS punch to make the butterfly on a bit of spare pearlescent paper, curled the wings and added adhesive pearls.
There were so many inspirations for this picture including the person it is for and these wonderful challenge photos (challenge detail at end of post). The pictures inspired my colours, flowers and swirls!
This is my creation with some words of wisdom.
I made the backing paper using Craft Artist and printed it out. I added some stickles to the clouds, butterflys and swirls.
I added glossy accents to my rain drops I’d designed and also to the beads hanging from my banner.
I used pearl and pink pearlescent ink to paint the edges of the petals on my flowers (which are from Wild Orchid Crafts). I added some pearl accents to my swirls.
I used a MS butterfly punch and curled the wings. I placed a couple of pearls in the middle.
I had a decent amount of crafting time for the first time in ages today. I wanted to make a thank you card for a friend.Time to try a new technique to use up scraps! I’m really pleased how this worked out as it is perfect for using small scraps.
I started by deciding I’d use pink and brown and sorted out some scraps in those colours and some cardboard packaging.
I took a piece of cereal packet. I tore up pieces of brown scrap papers and stuck them down with Mod Podge I used similar colours in a circular pattern. I then coloured the torn edges with brown distress ink.
I then used various scraps with two pink patterns on them to make my union jack patterned mosaic. I coloured the torn edges with pink distress ink.
I covered the mosaic patterned paper with two layers of Mod Podge.
I used a die cut from Lili of the Valley. I cut it out and highlighted the flower, mirror and pearls using glossy accents. I added some pearl embellies to the bag. I mounted them using foam pads to get some lift.