Saturday, 23 April 2011

Make it Sassy

Well it's another week over again and hope everyone has enjoyed the sunshine. 

Over at One Stitch At A Time the challenge for this week is Make It Sassy and it is also Christmas Club week.  The image is a digi stamp from the Stitchy Bear Store and is Kelley Kid's Chrissy Christmas Pixie.  I must admit this is the first time I have ever used a digi stamp and they have some gorgeous images in their shop.  I'm not too happy with what I've done with the image and don't feel I've done it justice but I was rushing it as I wasn't able to do any crafting during the week.

What I Used

5 x 7 card
Papers from Hot Off The Press
Image coloured with Promarkers
Ribbon, sentiment and glitter from stash

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

New Baby

This week at One Stitch At A Time the theme is New Baby.  It is being sponsored by The Stamping Boutique. I was making a card for my friend at work who has just become a Granny for the first time so this challenge tied in nicely.  Thanks to all the DT's cards for the inspiration.

What I Used
5 x 7 Ivory Card
Bright Pink card for mat and 'shadow' on stork: textured cardstock from American Crafts
Striped backing paper: Spring Fever Collection, free from Scrapbook Magazine, edged with Martha Stewart punch.
Storks cut using Cricut & Nursery Rhyme cartridge.
Edges inked with Brilliance in Pearlescent Coral, and also glittered.
Baby feet brads from Anna Griffin Kit.
Ribbons, buttons & flowers from stash.

I would also like to enter this into:
Crafty Sentiments Glitter it Up, (glitter on baby feet, round storks and on flower)

Thanks for visiting my blog and any comments are much appreciated.

Sunday, 3 April 2011

Grungy Monday #1

I was excited when I read a retweet (from Mario Rossi) about Grungy Monday Challenge on Linda Ledbetter's Studio L3 blog. Each week you can explore the techniques & products of the genius that is Tim Holtz. This being the first it is Grungy Monday #1 and we were to take inspiration from 12 Tags of Christmas 2008, Tag 10 and make it your own.
I have not been collecting Tim Holtz/Ranger products for very long so it was definately a challenge considering I didn't have half of the products used but wanted to have a try anyway.
To start with I didn't even have a tag or a flourish mask for the background but improvised & cut my own tag using a cricut (hence the two holes at the top) & also cut a similar style of flourish.  The background was made using Distress Ink Pads (don't have bottle of distress reinker) in Vintage Photo & Brushed Corduroy with the masked part then coloured with Fired Brick; brushed with Perfect Pearls in Heirloom Gold then flicked with water droplets as Tim did in his tutorial.  The reindeer stamp I had was too small so I abandoned the Christmas theme & used a bird one instead, coloured with Promarkers; Fired Brick & Vintage Photo inkpads mixed with Perfect Pearls.  The strip was Idea-ology Tissue Tape in Nostalgic.  The flower I had already made using gilding flakes.  Button & metal embellishment from Crafty Bitz 'Memories' ATC kit.  Sentiment from K & Co Embellishment kit coloured the same as the background.

So, I even surprised myself how much I was able to improvise using the products I did have.
Thanks for visiting my blog and any comments are much appreciated.