Monday, 16 March 2015

Crafty Boots - Spring time

Hi and welcome back to another challenge at Crafty Boots Challenges. There were so many amazing entries! Actually, I should say every single entry was just amazing! So much inspiration there, so thank you so much for joining in the challenge.

We have a new challenge this fortnight; spring. It's now Autumn in Australia, so this challenge is a nice reminder of what I have to look forward to in September :)

Here is my project

This is attempt number 2 at watercolouring with Distress Markers. Let me tell you, I enjoyed it a whole more this time, and I can't wait to practice some more! The stamp is from an old Stampin Up! Set, Summer By The Sea, which I got for a steal in a buy-swap-sell group. I've used Archers watercolour paper to colour it in. The DSP is Echo Park Up, Up, and Away, and the sentiment is also from Summer By The Sea. The card is made using Baked Brown Sugar cardstock.
I can't wait to see what you create! Thanks for joining us this fortnight :)

Monday, 9 March 2015

Crafty Boots mid-challenge reminder - Anything but a card

So have we spooked you with the challenge this fortnight? If so, fear not! We have even more fab DT inspiration for you over at Crafty Boots Challenges

Here is my project

I have used the Lotus Blossom stamp set (currently available in the Stampin Up! Saleabration catalogue), Elegant Eggplant and Wisteria Wonder inks, and the sentiment is from Stampin Up! Summer by the sea. I have finished it off with some pearls and Wisteria Wonder ruffled ribbon.

This isn't the first candle I have altered, you can check out my other project here, and there is a tutorial for it here which was my inspiration.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, 8 March 2015

Creative Card Crew - #82 Green as main colour

Gah, computer troubles again! Am I the only one having issues with Blogger and Internet Explorer 11? I hope they resolve it quickly!

Anyhoo, I was really excited for this challenge at Creative Card Crew, as green is my all-time favourite colour! We have two great sponsors for this challenge

Marianne Designs
Prize: Surprise!

Prize: 5 lb. Gift Voucher
Here is my card for the challenge
I wanted a vintage feel for this card, because the image seems to vintage, so once it printed, I dabbed off some excess ink.
The background was create with Kaleidoscope Autumn Leaves and a brayer on gloss cardstock. I have used Adorning Hearts framelits and Hexagon embossing folder on Wild Wasabi cardstock, backed on to Baked Brown Sugar, and finished of with Wild Wasabi ribbon. The sentiment is Maya Road.
I hope you get a chance to play along if you haven't already done so :)

Monday, 2 March 2015

Crafty Boots Challenges - Anything but a card

He he... I told you this challenge would be a doozy! I LOVE creating Beyond The Page projects, so when it was my turn to choose a challenge for Crafty Boots Challenges, I couldn't go past this one!

I have created a corner bookmark (tutorial available here ). I created it for my uni textbooks; it was a great chance to use one of my Tim Holtz motivational quote stamps.

The paper selvedges are always the first part I cut off, but I'm fairly certain the paper is Echo Park, the brass and resin embellishments were gifted to me, the stamp set as mentioned is Tim Holtz, the butterflues are Stampin' Up! Cottage Garden (inked with Pool Party and Crushed Curry), the white cardstock is actually a Project Life card that I chomped down. The black strip was cut using the Martha Stewart Butterfly Edging punch, and the bottom of the bookmark was punched using the EK Success Notebook Edge (?) punch.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I can't wait to check out your creations :)