Sunday, July 05, 2015

New Challenge #144 at Glitter N Sparkle

Hi everyone,
Well not sure what the rest of the world is like at the moment,
but we are having a heatwave over here in Sunny England.
I think I have been well and truly cooked this week,
and that is without trying.

Well I officially have my Open Day
for College in August,
all ready for me to start my Course in September.
 I am so looking forward to it,
I can't wait.

Now here's a little Something for all you Crafters
These two amazing and lovely Ladies,
Debbie and Linda are having a Crafty Weekend.

(you may recognise them if you are a G'n'S regular)
Please go visit their Page 
and see all their wonderful creations, and leave a little love.
Hopefully you will want to go join them at The Lindum Hotel
for the Craft Weekend.

The Theme at
Anything Goes

Our Sponsors this week are:-

Crafty Sentiments who are offering
3 Images from their store.

Ike's Art who are offering
3 Images from their store.

Lacy Sunshine who are offering
3 Images from their store.

My Project this
week is:-
Far East Enchantress Digi Stamp
(our sponsor)

To begin with I used a Pre-cut White Card
which I covered with Turquoise Glitter Card
and cut out the corners following the Base-Card Design.
on the Inside of the front I placed Marbled Pink Paper
so that you could see it through the cut-outs.

Next I Die cut out some Salmon Pink Card
and the Oriental Dragonfly Paper
(which I found in a Paper-tray which was gifted to me)
using the 10.3cm and 9.5cm Circle Dies

Next I printed the Image out

  on White DC Paper
and coloured it in
using my Promarker Pens
                                                           Satin                   - Skin
                                                           Blush                  - Cheeks
                                                           Almond              -Fans/Wrap
                                                           Putty                  - Skin
                                                           Pale Pink           - Wrap
                                                           Salmon Pink      - Blossom Flowers
                                                           Rose Pink          - Blossom Flowers/Lips
                                                           Magenta            - Blossom Flowers/Lips
                                                           Sandstone          - Bamboo Sticks
                                                           Caramel             - Bamboo Sticks
                                                           Meadow Green - Leaves
                                                           Pear Green        - Leaves
                                                           Marsh Green     - Leaves
                                                           Pastel Green      - Dress
                                                           Turquoise           - Dress
                                                           Marine                - Eyes/Dress
                                                           Ice Grey 1          - Hair
                                                           Ice Grey 2          - Hair
                                                           Ice Grey 4          - Hair
                                                           Ice Grey 5          - Hair
                                                           Black                   - Eyebrows/Hair
Then I fussy cut the Image out and placed it in the Circle.

To make my Fan I used a 2 x 12cm Strip of Cherry Blossom Paper
(Japanese Pattern - Digital Magic Shop)
and folded concertina style in 0.5cm folds.
Then I pinched one end together and bound it with String.
 Using 5mm Turquoise Ribbon
(Boyes Haberdashery)
 I wrapped a piece around the handle
then Handmade a small Bow with long ends to go on the top.
then I just Fanned the Top edge out.

I have some Iridescent White Flower Ribbon
(Boyes Haberdashery)
which I cut 4 individual Flowers from 
and placed on the Card.

To add some sparkle I added some
 Holographic Mint Green Glitter
(Glitter Magic) 
to the Belt and Under-layer of the Skirt
And finally some 3mm AB White Pearls
to the center of each Flower and the Bow.

I'd like to enter this Card in the
following Challenges:-

Saturday, July 04, 2015

New Challenge #40 at Open-Minded Crafting

Well this is some sad news,
Unfortunately the Open-Minded Crafting Fun Blog
is closing down its Challenges.
So this post is early, and is also my Penultimate post for the site.
I have had the pleasure of working with some
truly remarkable Ladies, 
and seeing their amazing creations.
Hopefully I will be able to work with them all again
someday soon.

The Theme at
Photo Inspiration

Our Sponsors are:-

Bugaboo Stamps who are offering
7 Images.

Fairy Ink who are offering
3 Images.

Kenny K who is offering
3 Images.

Oak Pond Creations who are offering
3 Images.

My Project for this
week is:-
Hollaback Girl Digi Stamp
from Kenny K 
(one of our sponsors)

To begin with I chose a pre-cut Tri-fold White Card
Then I cut some Pearlised Light Blue Card
to cover the front of the Card.
for the Base I used Dark Green Card
and I cut and extra 1.5 Wide strip so that
the front could stand up.

Next I printed off the Image 

on White DC Paper.
coloured the Images
using my Promarker Pens.

                                               Satin                   - Skin
                                               Putty                  - Skin
                                               Blush                  - Cheeks
                                               Dusky Rose       - Lips
                                               Sunkissed Pink - Mouth
                                               Coral                   - Tongue
                                               Red                     - Nails/T-Shirt
                                               Amber                - Shoes
                                               Sunflower          - Shoes
                                               Tan                     - Hair
                                               Cinnamon          - Hair
                                               Cocoa                 - Hair
                                               Henna                - Hair
                                               Walnut               - Hair
                                               Pastel Green     - Wall
                                               Grass                 - Bracelet/Belt
                                               Holly                  - Trousers
                                               Aubergine         - T-Shirt
                                               Cool Aqua         - Wall Bricks
                                               Sky Blue           - Wall Top
                                               Azure                - Eyes/Bracelet/Wall Top
I then backed the Image on to a piece of stiff White Card
and cut the Image out with the Scalloped Oval Die
(X-Cut XCU503406)

I then went around the edge of the Die-Cut Image
 with my Azure Promarker Pen.
and to give it a touch of Sparkle
I went over the top of the pen with
Multi-Mix Blues Glitter
(Glitter Magic).

 to fit inside oval of the Die Cut.
 And then fussy cut out the Frame 
to fit on top of the Image,
over the Die cut Cream Card.
I went around all ot the edges 
with Frayed Burlap Distress Ink
(Tim Holtz)

 Using some Scraps of Pearlised Red, Orange and Yellow Card
and some Pearlised Purple and White Paper
(all from my scrap box)
I used 2 Flower Punches
(Petal Pair, Set 3 - Tonic)
and added them to the Blue background.
Using the Holly Promarker Pen 
I scribbled on some Grass, Flower Stems and Leaves,
under the flowers.
and drew on 2 Bumblebee's using
Sunflower and Black Promarker Pens.


To finish off I added to the center of the Flowers 
6mm Dotted Yellow Rhinestones

I would like to enter this card in
the following Challenges: