Tuesday, 23 August 2022
Monday, 22 August 2022
Uniko BA Inspiration
Afternoon crafters, I'm sharing a couple of cards I made for a BA post over at Uniko using the Winter Foliage stamp, die and stencil together with the Christmas Wishes stamp set.
I was inspired by the latest challenge at CAS Christmas Card Challenge where their cue word is PINE, hence the use of Winter Foliage!
Here are the two cards I created, full details are over on the Uniko blog.
Tuesday, 16 August 2022
Color Hues #47
Good afternoon, it's the middle of the month so it's time for a new colour combination at Color Hues.
Here's my take, CASEing one of my own cards here.
Mmm, those colours conjure up mint choc chip ice cream for me, nothing nicer on a hot day and we've had plenty of those recently here in the UK! I was going to go down that route then went off it and decided on butterflies. The sun has been ideal for butterflies, but not for us humans, there have been loads fluttering in the tall grasses and landing on the flowers, painted ladies, gatekeepers, tortoiseshells, peacocks, commas and some huge red admirals amongst others. Some are showy and some, like mine, are a dull brown.
I made my own background for the panel background using the faux mother of pearl technique, using a satin paint to resist the ink, leaving a shimmery effect.
On a panel of white card, I added some white pearl paper effects with a piece of scrunched up snappy wrap. After leaving it to dry, the panel was inked with Altenew's Minty Mint and Sweet Leaf ink. Putting to one side, I cut a frame and some leaf sprigs from white card, then glued the sprigs to fill the frame. The inked panel was then added behind.
From a scrap of dark brown card, I cut out some butterflies and added them to the panel. The large MB butterfly has a lacey companion which I cut out from some shimmery brown card and added over the top. On an off cut of matching card, I stamped the sentiment in Memento Rich Cocoa. and slipped it under the panel then added it to an A6 base card.
So where will these new colours take you? We'd love to see your takes in the Color Hues gallery. There's plenty more inspiration from the rest of the team over at Color Hues!
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Sunday, 14 August 2022
Tuesday, 9 August 2022
Grunge meets CAS
Good morning, time for a new challenge at Cardz4Guyz. This time we would like you to:-
GET A LITTLE DIRTY
In other words, include a distressed or grunge element in your project. Here's my take, though I couldn't go completely grunge!
I used a couple of Uniko Background Blocks, Cogs and Splatter to create the inner panel. Stamping the cogs with Versamark on cream card and embossing with WOW Brass EP. The Splat was then stamped over the top in Vintage Photo DI and the excess blended over the rest of the panel to soften the contrast.
Tuesday, 2 August 2022
Thelma and Louise
Monday, 1 August 2022
Color Hues #46, Celebrating a Life
Here are a few of her favorite things:
humour, cats, gardening, flowers, love of reading, friendship, wine, tea
If you are a regular at Color Hues you might also know that Lindsey loved Clean and Simple cards too.
For today's Special Challenge, we are being joined by our Sister Challenge team mates from Seize the Birthday. Lindsey was an intricate part of that Design Team as well.