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Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Ever since my twelfth, I’ve been looking forward to my sweet sixteen



I’m sharing a card today featuring Lisa’s Giraffe from Saturated Canary.


This is going out to my niece who is turning 16, which kinda makes me feel a bit old!  But it did give me the opportunity to mark the occasion by putting her age on the card thereby allowing me to play in the current challenge at Moving Along With the Times.

I fussy cut my image so I could remove the giraffe and have her holding on to a balloon instead.  I could have started with another image but this one actually looks a lot like my niece.  To match the floating balloon I decided on a cloud filled background.  I created some on the base using a Snow Marker although they don’t look so fluffy in the photo.  For the shaker window background I started by laying down the alcohol ink in shades of blue and then added in the clouds with Distress Paint topped with some Pearl Mixative for a bit of shine.  I then used white sequins to tie in with the white clouds.

Absolutely loving the Make it Crafty chippies, especially when topped with a layer of clear embossing powder to make them shiny.  This time I double embossed the top layer, first with gold embossing powder and then with clear.  Added the clear powder on top really toned down the gold, making it appear aged.

I’ve used the current board over at the Tic Tac Toe challenge to help with my card design.  I’ve gone with the left column and added accents in gold and dimension through my shaker window, layered chipboard and Snow Marker clouds.  The shaker window also gave me the final element of acetate.

With the shaker element I’ve added some wiggle to my card, it doesn’t show in the photo but the balloon is also wiggly thanks to an Action Wobble.  And all that wiggling matches the current theme at Southern Girls, where I’m also entering my card.

Ingredients:
Chalks & Powders etc
WOW! Embossing Powder ~ Metallic Gold Rich Pale
Dies, SVGs & Templates etc
Sizzix Tim’s Holtz Alterations Framelets ~ 660953 Crazy Stuff
Embellishments
Inks & Paints etc 
Kuretake Gansai Tambi Water Colours ~ No 33 Orange, No 36 Wine Red, No 42 Bright Yellow, No 46 Brown, No 51 May Green, No 63 Persian Blue & No 66 Menthol Violet


Marvy Uchida ~ Snow Marker
Tim Holtz Adirondack Alcohol Ink ~ Mermaid, Pearl Mixative, Sailboat Blue & Stream
Tim Holtz Distress Paint ~ Picket Fence
Papers
Arches Watercolor Paper ~ 185gsm Smooth
Bazzill Smoothie Cardstock ~ Bermuda Blue & Island Breeze
Couture Creations ~ Acetate
Yupo ~ 200gsm White
Stamps
Saturated Canary ~ Lisa’s Giraffe
Challenges

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Monday, 4 September 2017

… there is no such thing as separation



Sharing another farewell card I made featuring a die cut from Joanna Sheen’s Signature Dies’ range called Starburst.


The layout of my card follows the current sketch at Freshly Made Sketches, where I am just under the wire to enter.  I swapped out the three stacked stars for my die cut and filled in the negative space of the die with some chippies from Make it Crafty.

The colour scheme is taken from the current colour combo challenge at TGIF.  I’ve used the Stampin’ Up! colours they referenced in the cardstock and I coloured my chippies with Soft Sky ink.  To make the chippie stars and starburst really shine I topped them with clear embossing powder.  My sentiment was printed onto vellum to allow me to emboss it also, it is printed in brown to mirror the Early Espresso but it wasn’t as dark as it should have been so it doesn’t show up as really brown against the Soft Sky mat.

Over at Cardz 4 Guyz they are asking for something beginning with the letter ‘D’ on your project.  I have a die cut so I am entering my card in their challenge.


Ingredients:
Chalks & Powders etc
Dies, SVGs & Templates etc
Embellishments
Inks & Paints etc
Papers
Stampin’ Up! Cardstock ~ Early Espresso, Peekaboo Peach & Soft Sky
Challenges

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Saturday, 2 September 2017

…for those who love with their eyes



I’m sharing a card I made today featuring three images from Some Odd Girl; Hi Gwen, Hi Kaylee and Hi Mae.


To help me put together my card I’ve played along with the current board over at the Tic Tac Toe Challenge.  I’ve gone with the bottom row and have embossed my sentiment in gold on a piece of vellum with my image coloured in Copics.

I’m also playing along at House of Cards where I’ve taken the add text option; in this case lots of it.  I actually printed my rather long sentiment with my inkjet printer and deliberately didn’t dust with my Dust Buddy so the ink would stay wet and allow me to use embossing powder.  This card is going out to a colleague who is changing jobs, the sentiment covers off a few true statistics and some ‘fun’ facts about her time in our team.

As I’ve got not one but three Some Odd Girl images I’m also entering my card in their current challenge.  I’ve gone the anything goes without the optional twist.  I’ve coloured up the three ‘Hi’ images to resemble the three of us left in the team although, rather sadly, we’re waving ‘goodbye’ not ‘hello’.

Ingredients:
Copics
Skin E000, E00, E11, E21 (E02 cheeks) & E30, E31, E33, E50
Eyes E31, E35 & G03, G09, 0
Lips E04, R56, R59
Hair E23, E25, E27, E29 & T4, T8, 100
Outfits B00, B01, B02, B04, B06, C0, C2, C4, C6, C8, N2, N4, N6, T4, T6, T8, Y02, Y06, Y08, Y11, 100
Chalks & Powders etc
Wow! Embossing Powder ~ Metallic Gold Rich Pale
Embellishments


Inks & Paints etc 
Tim Holtz Adirondack Alcohol Ink ~ Gold Mixative, Honeycomb, Poppyfield & Valencia
Zig Painty Paint Marker ~ Gold
Papers
Vellum from stash
Yupo ~ 200gsm White
Stamps
Challenges

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