Thursday, 30 July 2015

MFTWSC239 - Tickled Pink


Here's my card for this week's MFT Wednesday Sketch challenge:



It's a little frillier than my usual style, but it's also fun and feminine and perfect for my sister who loves pink and will be celebrating her birthday soon.

I used
-pierced circle frames
-Blue Prints 25
-Tickled Pink stamp set
-Modern Blooms stamp set
-Modern Blooms dies
-Razzle Berry ink
-Limelight ink


Tuesday, 28 July 2015

CASology 157 - Wings


This week's CASology Cue Card is Wings



Lots of ways to go with this one, but wings in my house always means something mechanical! For this card I used a Stampin' Up sun (Kinda Eclectic), A Hobby Arts plane and a Clearly Besotted sentiment.

Here's what makes this card CAS
1) one-layer
2) no embellishments
3) stamp a large image off one edge to preserve white space
4) limited colour palette

Now it's your turn - I can't wait to see how wings inspires you!

Monday, 27 July 2015

Happy Birthday Geri!


Today is Geri's Birthday! I love Geri's clean and graphic style and decided to case this card she made a little while ago:



I used Lawn Fawn's Owen's ABC and matching die and a small unknown 'happy'.

Happy Birthday my friend - I hope you have a wonderful day!

Sunday, 26 July 2015

MCV12 - Merry Christmas


Here's my card for this week's Muse: ChristmasVisions challenge, where we have the extremely talented Marika Rahtu as our guest. Here's her inspiration card:




I focused on these elements:

1) whimsical outline image including a gift
2) backwards "L" shape of image
3) similar colours
3) LOTS of white space
4) black sentiment with script and block font in upper left corner

My image is an old Sunshine Designs elf. He is tiny and my eyes were literally crossing trying to colour him in with my copics. Don't look too closely! lol!

Since my focal image was so small, I chose an equally small PTI sentiment and created a frame by cutting it out with a MFT Pierced Square and popping it up.

The deadline for this week's challenge is Wednesday morning at 8 am. Voting starts then and continues until Thursday morning at 8. Voting results will be posted on Thursday at noon.

Friday, 24 July 2015

Muse 125 - Thanks


Here's my card for this week's Muse challenge, where DT Member Anita has provided us with this funky inspiration:




I took it a step or two further down the 'graphic' scale and simplified by focusing on 3 main elements

1) dots (although I kept all mine the same size)
2) colours
3) black sentiment in similar font, placed on the right

I used a Simon Says Stamp row of circles die, placed off to the right so only 6 holes were cut. I coloured the dots with copics - my colours aren't exactly right (should have tested them first! lol!) but I like them. I then inlaid them back into their holes so there's minimal dimension.

You have until Monday morning to join us  - at that time voting will open and you can vote for your three favourites until Tuesday morning. Voting results will be posted on Tuesday at noon.

We are just about to head up to pick up Kate from her horseback riding camp - expect pictures in my next post!

Thursday, 23 July 2015

MFTWSC238 - High Impact Happy Birthday!


This is my card for this week's MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge.


I decided to use the colour combination of the back pack I just bought for my nephew's birthday to make his card - Limelight and black.

I used the new Birthday Centre Piece die and cut an extra circle around it. I used the tiny star confetti dies that come with the birthday die and Memory Box numbers to personalize it.

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Dino-fun!





Look what I did! I took MFT's Piece of Cake (which I bought mostly for the fantastic, cheeky sentiments) and Stampin' Up's No Bones About It and made these fun cards!

I knew as soon as I saw the No Bones set, with its bones and solid bodies, that I wanted it even though I'm running out of little boys to make dino cards for. But once I paired it with these sentiments, I think they'll work for lots of people!

Awesome - I used the 'spots' that are supposed to be used on the dinos to create my awesomeness in bright colours.

How Old - I used a Laura Bassen technique to create my ground and sky with distress inks and some masking.

The World - I created my earth  by masking off a circle and then sponging with Salty Ocean and Chipped Sapphire and then adding some Mowed Lawn land formations. I emphasized T-Rex's short arms by including a Poppy Parade heart, coated with clear WoS.

Alone - I double-stamped the dino bones and did something we all did a LONG time ago - tore the sides and sponged with Antique Linen.