Monday, 28 November 2016

Crafty Boots Challenges - MID-CHALLENGE REMINDER See the wood for the trees

Whew! Back with another card for our fab "See the wood for the trees" challenge at Crafty Boots Challenges

I have amassed a collection of backgrounds, using sprays, inks, Nuance powders, etc., so I'm trying to use them up. This background was made using Dylusions Spray Inks on watercolour card. The cute tree die is from Memory Box, and I've used the retired Cozy Christmas stamp set from Stampin' Up!, Stampin' Up! polka dots embossing folder, modern label and word window punch, Teeny, Tiny Sentiments, and white cardstock.

Thanks so much for stopping by! We have a great challenge (as always!) coming up next fortnight!

Monday, 21 November 2016

Crafty Boots Challenges - See the wood for the trees

The challenge this fortnight at Crafty Boots Challenges is a great one! Well, they all are, but I love this one because it's unique. A challenge that's outside the box deserves a card that is also outside the box. I've deviated from my current favourite style (*cough cough* mixed media) to go with some thing simple, clean, and suitable for any gender or occasion.

Stamps used: Stampin' Up! Lovely as a tree, Gift of love
Paper: kraft cardstock, SU soft suede, SU Very Vanilla, Bo Bunny
Ink: Tim Holtz Antique Linen, SU Soft Suede

Thanks so much for stopping by! I'll be back next week with more inspiration.

Monday, 14 November 2016

Crafty Boots Challenges - MID CHALLENGE REMINDER Things with wings

We're on the tail end of this great challenge at Crafty Boots Challenges for this fortnight. I have managed to bust out a few more cards


For my hummingbird card, I have used Kaisercraft papers, the stamp is Inkadinkado, the black panel is embossed with Stampin Up! Stylish Stripes, and the sentiment is Stampin' Up! Teeny Tiny Sentiments.

For my butterfly card, the dies are Stampin' Up! Bold Butterflies, Detailed Floral Framelits, and the cardstock is Stampin' Up! Island Indigo, and Whisper White.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Monday, 7 November 2016

Crafty Boots Challenges Things with wings

We are back with one of my favourite challenges at Crafty Boots Challenges; Things with wings. I'm a sucker for butterflies, I absolutely LOVE them! So much so, that I made two cards for week 1, and have a few more in the works for our mid-challenge reminder

Card 1

Card 1 is a sample for a technique demonstration I will be doing for my local craft group next year; negative masking. I have used gloss card and my kaleidoscope ink pad, along with a love heart to get a rainbow heart image, and sponged across it with Distress Ink Black Soot and a love heart stencil, finished off with Stampin' Up! Bold Butterflies dies, rhinestones, and alphas. The card base is Stampin' Up! Elegant Eggplant cardstock.
Card 2

Oh my lord, I had SOOOOOO much fun with this one! The background was done over a few days, as I started with gloss cardstock and Adirondack alcohol inks, then used the Adirondack blending solution and Tim Holtz stencils to add some more features. The dies are the same as for card 1, and I used the retired Stampin' Up! Feel Goods stamp set for the sentiment, matted on black cardstock, and Stampin' Up! Wisteria Wonder cardstock for the card base.

Thanks so much for stopping by, be sure to stop by next week with my mid-challenge reminder!