Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Target Easel Card with Circle Framelits

The challenge at Just Add Ink this week was a circular sketch shown on a square base with horizontal lines & a vertical line across the circle.  Although I couldn't incorporate the vertical line, the sketch totally inspired this card:-

Here's the sketch (click on the image to take you to the challenge):-

I made the card for my sister, who has field archery as one of her many hobbies.  Here is a shot of the card closed:-

The concentric rings were created with SU's circle framelit dies, I lengthened the arrow from the label flip card die & the sentiment die is from the itty bitty banners set.  The sentiment is from Just Sayin'.  A black candy dot supports the easel when it is open.

Thanks to the lovely ladies at Just Add Ink for the inspiration!  :)

Card Components 
All Stampin' Up!
Cardstock colours are Whisper White, Basic Black, Pacific Point, 
Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Silver Foil & Vellum

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

The Paper Players #201 & Just Add Ink #219

This week I have used both Nance's sketch from The Paper Players & Trish's inspiration challenge from Just Add Ink to create this card:-

Here are the challenges (just click on the picture to go direct to each challenge):-

It's a great layout & I love the navy, yellow, grey & white palette, & especially those navy & white stripes!

I've used some new SU goodies including Hello Honey cardstock (paired with Night of Navy), a Project Life by SU photopolymer stamp to create the dotty stripes, the large rotary stamp to create the "ransom note" style sentiment, the cute itty bitty heart punch & some new Moonlight DSP. 

The tee shirt was created by using the new baby onesie die.  I stamped & layered two stripey ones to create the raglan sleeve seams.  Then I enlarged the neck opening by using a 1/2" circle punch.  I trimmed a strip from the bottom of each sleeve, then layered the white onesies onto a navy layer to create the neck & arm trims.  Then I cut off the bottom of the onesies to create a straight edge for the bottom of the tee shirt.  The whole lot has been popped up on dimensionals.

The sentiment strips were attached with glue dots to create a little bit of height off the background DSP.

Thanks for looking!  :)

Card Components
All SU
As listed above, plus Basic Grey ink, Pennant Punch, Dimensionals
& Whisper White Cardstock

Saturday, June 21, 2014

The Paper Players 200th Challenge - A One Layer Watercolour

Well, I couldn't let this week go by without joining in the celebrations at The Paper Players!  It is their milestone 200th Challenge & each member of the Design Team has chosen a favourite past challenge.  I chose to use both Ann's single layer & Jaydee's CAS with watercolouring to create this little notecard:-

Here are the challenge banners:-

I think one layer cards are the hardest to create, so I challenged myself to work with a single layer of watercolour paper, adding some texture by dry embossing lines on my card front.  I left a section unembossed for the sentiment.  I love the range of colour you can achieve with watercolouring, as opposed to other mediums, & used black, basic grey & smoky slate, as well as new SU colours hello honey & tangelo twist to colour the butterfly.

A big thank you to the Design Team for their fabulous challenges & inspiration each & every week.  It was a huge honour to be able to work alongside you as a Guest Designer for a while! ♥

Ann, Anne Marie, Jaydee, LeAnne, Nance & Sandy - Ladies you are AWESOME!!!!  :)

Project Supplies
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Thursday, May 29, 2014

The Paper Players #197 - Starburst & Chevrons

This week the lovely Ladies at The Paper Players have an awesome challenge which inspired this card:-

Here is LeAnne's sketch, which I have rotated 90 degrees:-

I created the centre panel by die-cutting several chevron shapes in my DSP like this (using a middle sized framelit from the Banner set):-

I overlapped each chevron to make a strip, then layered the entire strip onto gold foil paper & then onto white to get a fine border.  The tag has been all over stamped with the thanks sentiment from Petite Pairs, using Cabana & Gold Encore ink to echo the arrow shape of the chevrons.  The tag is finished off with a gold brad through a gold sequin.

I followed the chevron theme through to the inside, using the border punch to expose the gold layer underneath the white:-

I love how crisp the gold, white & cabana colour combo is!  :) 

You can check out the DT samples & gallery, as well as play along HERE.

Thanks for dropping by!  :)

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LeAnne liked what I did with her sketch, & awarded me this:-

 Woohoo!  :)

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

The Paper Players #180 - A Sketch Challenge

Well hello!!!  It's certainly been a long time since I've blogged anything!  :(

I saw a fabulous sketch at The Paper Players this week & just had to play along. It ended up being a double challenge for me. First challenge (the easy part) was the sketch, which was perfect for a card I needed to make & the second challenge was remembering how to get on & blog, lol!

Here is my card:-

& here is the awesome sketch that inspired it:-

I've used the new SU tag topper punch & some yummy SAB paper. The scrunchy bloom is made from four different punches with foliage from the bird punch. The black mat is raised up on dimensionals & I used the slide out tag as a spot to attach some cash to "make a wish" come true!

If you would like to join in too, you can find the awesome DT inspiration & challenge details here.

Card Components
All Stampin' Up!

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

The Paper Players #164

Goodness me, look how long it's been since I've been here! It's been over a month since I have even made a card, & two months since I posted anything, so I thought I would play along with The Paper Players this week to rectify that situation.  :)

I need a big batch of thank you cards, so this is the first of many:-

I have used some of my favourite tools - the Big Shot, embossing folders & dies, as well as some favourite cardstock colours - Crumb Cake, Coastal Cabana, White Shimmer & Silver Glitter to make this card. You can't really pick  it from the photo (night-time photography), but I inked my woodgrain embossing folder with Illuminate ink & then Craft White ink to soften the woodgrain texture & get a bit of a shimmery "white wash" look happening.

I've used all three of the Expressions Thinlits Dies to create the script sentiment & the "so much" comes from the Simply Sketched Hostess set.

Here is Sandy's awesome sketch:-

& you can find the challenge, as well as the fabulous array of DT samples here.

Card Components (All SU)
Crumb Cake, Coastal Cabana, White Shimmer & Silver Glitter cardstock,
Versamark, Illuminate & Craft White Ink, White embossing powder, Circle Framelit & Expressions Thinlit Dies, Woodgrain & Perfect Polka Dots embossing folders, Coastal Cabana Ruffled Trim & Rhinestones

Monday, July 22, 2013

Just Add Ink #174 - Chalk & Clay

Another fabulous challenge from the Just Add Ink Team this week had me keen to join along!  With gorgeous colours & new toys to play with, I created these little boxes:-

I used a chocolate mould to create the seahorse & cone shell from Simply Pressed Clay. They were coloured with an aquapainter & ink, then spritzed with shimmer spray.

Both the box lids & bases were stamped with images from the Going Grunge set & the sentiment panels came from the Chalk Talk set.

The best part (other than being able to give them to the two lovely ladies that I had lunch with today :) ), was that these sweet little boxes of Guylian chockies fitted perfectly inside. (I could say it was cleverly planned that way, but it was just a very happy coincidence!)

(oops, a fuzzy phone camera photo, but you get the idea!)  :)

You can play along in the Challenge & check out the wonderful inspiration from the JAI Team here:-

Project Components (all SU)
Baked Brown Sugar, Very Vanilla & Coastal Cabana cardstock, Baked Brown Sugar 
& Coastal Cabana inkpads, Chalk Talk stamp set & framelits, Going Grunge stamp set, 
Simply Pressed Clay, Pearls & dimensionals