Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Just Add Ink sketch challenge

Sketch challenge 223

I am going through a bit of a "Christmas in July" phase at the moment, so I thought I would use the sketch for a festive card. I am pretty happy with the actual sketch part of this card, but how to mount it and background had me stumped for ages. I tried SU starburst framelits in gold and silver mirror card, a scalloped circle in white glitter but none of it seemed quite right. Then I found a doily that was just a bit bigger than the image which I am happier with.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Merry Monday 116

This week the challenge is white and green.

I have die cut a large foliage image from green card, cut the image again in white glitter card and inserted it in the green. Next, I mounted this on a thin mat of silver, stamped my sentiment and then adhered it to my card. To finish off, I have added some large white sequins and gems with a greeny hue.

I found this card difficult to photograph as I kept getting the shadow of my hand with the camera reflected in the silver mat.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Glitter and Shine

Here is another card I made for Merry Monday challenge 114 but rejected in favour of the gold snowflake.

I am now on a break from work for a week, so I am hoping to catch up with some of my much neglected scrapbooking. With the advent of Project life/pocket page scrapping I do seem to be getting more photos into albums (still years behind though). I have been scouring Pinterest for inspiration for my next few pages. If I am happy with the results and may even post a few.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

More white and silver

I was happy with the design of my card for the Merry Monday Challenge 115, so I decided to make a few more ready for sending during the festive season.

I have varied them all slightly.

This one has the Merry and snowflake adhered to the base card and the embossed card raised on foam squares.
For this card I have covered the Merry in white glitter
White glitter Merry slightly offset on a silver Merry with the addition of a silver Christmas and no shaping to the card. Silver and pearl gems added.

 Sparkly silver card used for the Merry and snowflake with the addition of sparkly gems.
Silver glitter card and silver gems.

Monday, June 30, 2014

Guest Designer for Merry Monday

I am thrilled to say that today I have a guest designer spot for the Merry Monday Challenge #115.

The challenge is to create an all white Christmas card (the sentiment can be in silver). Here is my take on the challenge.

I cut a piece of card slightly smaller than my card base and used a Stampin Up framelit die to cut the shape. Next, I die cut the word merry from this piece of card and stamped my sentiment underneath.Then I ran it through an embossing folder. Altogether I cut 4 "merry's" and stuck them on on top the other to provide some depth and then placed the in the previously die cut slot in the card. I used a Simon Says Stamp die for the snowflake and layered this up four times too. The top layer I covered in white glitter. Finally I cut one more snowflake but just used the centre for added dimension. I adhered the cut shape to the card base with raised foam squares and added a few pearls to finish it off.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Merry Monday 114

This week's challenge was to use glitter, shimmer or shine on your card.

Here is my offering.

I die cut a large snowflake in gold glitter card and mounted it on an embossed card base. Finally I added small pearls and a gold embossed centre piece. I was dithering whether to add something else, but then I decided on the "less is more" approach.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Merry Monday Challenge 113

I was inspired by the colour challenge this week, white, pink and silver.

Here is my take on the challenge. I used a Papertrey Ink stamp as a basis to apply my bling.

Here is another card I made for last weeks challenge but rejected it in favour of the dog tag.