Sunday, July 28, 2013

Vintage with handmade flowers

Today started off nice and sunny so I decided to do some washing and hang it outside on the line. Bad idea - the rain came back again - AGAIN - I'm so over it.  Why can't it rain all week while I'm at work. Nope it's got to make the weekend all gloomy. Well at least I got some crafting done.

The following card was made with a die cut image.  The sheet has a lot of cute vintage images. I don't know the brand as there's nothing on the sheet and I've had it for a while. It originally had a gold border but that is behind the Spellbinders fleur de lis doily diecut.  The image is popped up on foam dots over a piece of material.  I picked up a lot of material pieces at a recent craft show as I really liked the texture fabric gives to cards. The background card was distressed and inked with distress ink. Penny Black letter background was stamped on some cream card. The card was very thin - really more like thick paper. No idea of the brands of card as they were just in my scrap drawer. I used a strip of the stamped card over another strip of the distressed kraft card under some sheer ribbon which I coloured with distress ink as well. Over this is some blue velvet ribbon - Websters pages I think - but don't quote me on that. My ribbons and trims just get shoved into jars of like colours - I don't record brands. The pretty scalloped lace was tucked under this panel. 

The flowers on top are handmade. The large one was made with the penny black stamped card. It was cut with the EK success retro flower punch the tips of which were then cut with deckled edges scissors (looks like the Tim Holtz tattered florals to me).  The centre is some paper from an old dictionary coloured with broken china distress ink.  The small flowers were made by wrapped thin twine round a cardboard die (the centre of the nellies multiframe die #10).  An idea I have certainly borrowed from someone else. I'll look for the original site and pop up a link when I find it. Then I just added some golden brown bling. The base card is pale blue.

Thanks for looking, cheers till next rainy day, Linda

I like to enter this card in the following challenges.

Krafty Girls - Anything goes challenge #22 (sadly this is the last challenge here)

Friends of speedy TV challenge #82 - No designer Paper

Creative Craft Challenges2 - A colour Challenge - Blue and Brown

Crafts-Too Challenge You - Challenge #1 Choose your decade or era, with twist 2 - three or more layers.  My era is the Victorian era.

A Creative Romance - No designer papers

AnMa Creatief - Challenge #22 punching

Whimsy Stamps Inspirationa Challenges - Challenge # 61 Ribbons and Lace

Paper Crafting Journey - Punches and or Diecuts Challenge

Charisma Cardz Challenges - #29 Make your own embellishments

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Summer Scene

While we are in the depths of winter here in Brissie and having some miserable rainy weather - its seems to be all fun in the sun in blog challenge land. It's making me jealous!  The following card was made with the boat and jetty stamp from the Mark's Finest Papers "Island life" stamp set.  This was stamped on watercolour paper and coloured with distress markers. I'm a bit of a learner driver when it comes to distress marker techniques.  Which is no doubt obvious from my card.  The yummy weathered wood  paper is from the country boutique 6x6 paper pad from Fancy Pants. This was cut out using the spellbinders labels 18.  The peace banner was made from the same paper, the peace word is from another Mark's Finest Papers set "Marsh Birds".  I really like this font - wish they would bring out an alphabet set. 

As always thank you to anyone who drops by my blog. I would like to enter this card in the following challenges.

Mark's Finest Papers Friends of speedy TV - Challenge 81 Summer Fun

Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge - Feeling Nautical

Frosted Designs - Fabulous Friday Challenge - The Great Outdoors

Crafts and Me Challenges - Anything goes

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - By the Sea

Stempelsonne - Challenge #93 Summer

Emergency Crafters - Summer Days and Holidays