Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Interesting colour combination

This isn't a colour combination I would have chosen - orange, beige and teal.  It is the colour combination for the latest JustRite Friday Challenge.  However, I was pleasantly surprised at how much I liked it when they finally came together. Just shows my tastes are pretty boring.  I struggled to even find orange paper and elements.  I have followed the sketch on Sketchy Colours.

The tulips and border stamps are from an older Just Rite stamp set "Breath of Spring" coloured with copics YR00,02,04,07; BG10,13,15,18 & E31,33,35.  The papers are Kaisercraft and DCWV.  I have used a number of dies one Spellbinders oval and leaves from Marianne designs LR0117, LR0245 which I cut up into smaller pieces, one of the flowers from LR0192 and the CR1204 oval.  The final embellishments are some Kaisercraft pearls, seam binding and a paper rose.

Thankyou for looking

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges

Sketchy Colors - Sketch # 164 (see above)

JustRite Stampers Friday challenge - #97 colour inspiration ( see above)

Marianne Design Divas - Get your dies out

Simon Says Stamps Challenge Blog - Flower power

Card and Scrap - #55 Layers

CMC Copic Challenge Group - #68 Anything goes

Monday, May 20, 2013

Page Maps 1-2-3-4 Challenge

Page Maps the blog is having their 7th anniversary celebrations with great competitions and fabulous prizes all month long. The following card is for their 1-2-3-4 challenge - 1 button or brad, 2 patterned papers, 3 layers and the 4 colours shown following the gorgeous sketch. The image is from Beccy's Place (no not Becky Fleck) but a very talented Queenslander Beccy Muir who produces cute, cuddly and absolutely gorgeous images both in rubber and digi. Beccy is also very generous and often provides digi freebies and this is one of those. The image is Peonies in a Vase. I'd also like to enter this card into Beccy's Place May Challenge with the theme of anything goes.

The digi was printed on x-press it blending card and coloured with copic markers. The three dies used are all spellbinders and the two patterned papers are Kaisercraft. The happy birthday stamp is from Kaszazz. The embossing folder used on the spellbinders label is "in stitches" by Craft Concepts.

As always thank you to all who stumble upon my blog.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges
Page Maps the blog - 1-2-3-4 Challenge with Julie Koerber
Beccy's Place - May Challenge anything goes
CMC copic challenge group - Anything goes

Monday, May 6, 2013

Trying some CAS styling

I've been very attracted lately to the clean and simple styling on a number of blogs. I'm entranced by blogs such as  Moxie Fab World which are full of wonderful inspiration. I love the use of white space and the focus on design rather than embellishment.  Now don't get me wrong I also love to layer with all manner of flowers, bling, papers, ribbons, etc - I have a craft room overflowing with stash which will testify to that.  However, I thought I would really like to give this technique a try. The card below was inspired by the Case Study challenge blog which of course is exactly what this blog is about - to CASE someone in a CAS style. Case Study is owned by the extremely talented Chupa whose work I have admired for a long time.

A bit about the card - the background paper is Kaisercraft from the Lake house range, the flower is from Stampin Up's Every Moment - coloured with copics, the sentiment is from Hero Arts/Basic Greys Plumeria Collection, the embossing folder is Craft Concepts Hexagon Illusion.  As always thank you to anyone who stumbles across this blog and takes the time to check it out.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges

Case Study Challenge Blog - #139

Southern Girls Challenge - #68 You can say that again

Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog - Simon Says - " Happy Mail"

Sister Act Card Challenge - #5 Anything goes

One Stop Craft Challenge - #227 Flower Power

Lia Stampz - #40 Friendship

Sunday, May 5, 2013

All at sea over lighthouses

I love images of lighthouses.  I'm not sure why I have this fetish, but it is evident in the number of lighthouse stamps I have - both digital and in rubber. The image on the card below is one of the range of Michael Powell images from Urban Stamps.  I love his detailed stamps but they do pose a challenge when colouring with copics and trying to get some shading.  In this case I have trimmed the stamped image back to remove the background cityscape. The copics I have used are R22, 24, 27& 29 & B000, 00, 02, 05& 24 on the boats and lighthouse and some shading with the cool greys.  The stonework uses some of the warm greys and E25, 31, 33, 35, 47 &71.  The two ships wheel charms are actually from and old pair of earrings. I'm not sure of the origin of the papers but they were not branded.

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges

Cupcake Craft Challenges - All at sea

Delicious Doodles Challenge - Something for the boys

Moving Along with the Times - One for the guys

Party Time Tuesdays - Anything Goes

Bugaboo Stamps Catch the Bug Challenge blog - Anything Goes