Tuesday, 16 September 2014

The Paper Shelter: The Best Day of my Life

Today I want to share a lovely basket I made using this beautiful digital image from The Paper Shelter. It's called The Best Day of my Life.

The basket was inspired by a tutorial a friend shared with me at a Stamp Camp I went to a few weeks ago. My image was a little wide to fit the standard pattern, so I adapted it to make the basket 13cm wide by 10cm high and 10cm deep. It is a great size for filling with treats or gifts for a special person. Here is a view of the side showing the strips I cut out of white card and punched the edges before adding a strip of patterned paper. The strips are 11cm long, which is why they bow out and add another dimension to the basket. I then added a pretty bow to finish off the handle.

Across the back I added 4 strips.  I was careful to match the pattern paper to keep the stripes even.

Here is a closer look at the delightful dragon with her newborn:

I printed the image with my Canon inkjet printer onto Copic Xpress Cardstock and coloured it in with Copic Markers. The Copics used are as follows: Dragon mother: B05, B04, B02, B01, B000, B0000 Baby dragon: V06, V05, V04, Egg shell: YR20, Y26, Y23, Y21, G46, G43  Nest: E55, E53, E51, E50


The Paper Shelter is having a DT Call and I am entering with this basket, wish me luck, I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

I also am entering the following challenges:

Have a colourful creative day...


Stamps: The Paper Shelter - The Best Day of my Life
Paper: Tempting Turquoise and White cardstock, SU designer papers - Sweet Taffy
Accessories:  SU border Punch (retired), SU Tempting Turquoise ribbon (retired), Spellbinders Card Creator die: A2 Divine Eloquence

Monday, 15 September 2014

ABC Challenge - T is for Tic Tac Toe

Time for another challenge at The ABC Challenge. Today our theme is T is for Tic Tac Toe  and we want to see your gorgeous creations using three items or techniques from a line in a Tic Tac Toe board. 

The sponsors for this challenge are Wild Orchid Crafts and StampArt by KathryneToday I decided to use the top row from the Tic Tac Toe and use faux stitching, flowers and ribbon and a gorgeous digital image from StampArt by Katherine - Marie. Here is my card:

My image is printed onto Copic Xpress Card and coloured in with Copic Markers. The colours I used were: skin: E0000, E000, E00, E11, R20, hair: E39, E37, E33, E31, jeans: B97, B95, B93, B91,  Y21, Y23, Y26, Y29 shirt and hat: R85, R83, R81 bucket: E57, E55, E53, E50, worm: Y21, Y23, FYR01, shells:R0000, RV10, RV11, fish: G20, G40, YG05, YG23,YG25, G82, G94, FYG2,  sky, B0000, C3, C2, C00, B60, sea: BG0000, BG09, BG02, BG01, sand: Y0000, YR0000, Y00. 
I also added some sparkles to the fish.
Here is the card opened up.

I saw this idea over at Splitcoast Stampers and really liked the way the card could be closed flat for posting, but when it opened, it gave a 3D effect. I changed the size of my card and made the base card taller. Here is the card from the side showing you the depth.

Why don't you pop on over to The ABC Challenge blog and check out the other fabulous DT creations and join in the challenge.


Stamps: StampArt by Katherine - Marie
Accessories: SU  Framelits, SU Daffodil Delight ribbon, SU Marina Mist marker, SU Dimensionals

Paper: Copic Xpress card, Tempting Turquoise and Daffodil Delight cardstock

Monday, 1 September 2014

ABC Challenge - S is for Shabby Chic

Time for another fun challenge at ABC Challenges today. This time we are up to S is for Shabby Chic. Our sponsor for today's challenge are Live and Love Crafts. Here is my card.

For my card  I printed my image on Kryogen card stock and then coloured it with my copics. Then I cut around the image using Stampin' Up Oval framelits and mounted it on Nestabilities Floral Oval that I sponged with blushing bride and Sahara sand inks.

The Copic colours I used are:  skin: E0000, E000, E00, E11, R20, hair:E37, E33, E31, dress and bow:R0000, R81, R83, R85 picnic basket: B0000, B91, B93, G20, G82, YG23, YG25, YR0000, YR21, YR24, Y26, Y23, Y21, E55, E53.

I used a Martha Stewarts around the page punch to create a border on my base card, and layered it with papers, lace and a pretty butterfly die cut from my stash. 

I then added a bouquet of beautiful flowers, tied with a pink seam binding and added a charm.  Here is a closer look at this delightful Tilda from the new Pink Lemonade collection, Summer Buzz Tilda:

Why don't you pop on over to http://abc-challenge.blogspot.com.au/ and check out the other fabulous DT creations, and join in our challenge.


Stamps: Magnolia Summer Buzz Tilda from Magnolia's Pink Lemonade 
Paper: patterned paper from my stash, SU Very Vanilla and Sahara Sand cardstock, pink seam binding ribbon, SU brad charm, WOC flowers, lace, pearls
Accessories: double sided tape, Spellbinders Nestabilities Floral Oval, SU Oval Framelits


I am entering this card into the following challenges: