May 20, 2017

Fancy Party Dress Celebrate

Do you ever play sketch challenges? I’m a huge fan; there is so much you can do with them compared to other challenges! And I always get a chance to use any new products I have!

c4c dress celebrate

These stamps and dies from Hero Arts were part of the April kit. I just love all of the mix and match clothes and accessories. I’d only played with a few of the stamps before and hadn’t actually made a card with them yet. The black cardstock frame was sprayed with a clear glitter mist. The white focal panel was inset into the frame. I die cut the left edge of the card so it would match my die cut border. This scrollwork border comes as part of a set with a plain border die and some other different borders. So it was easy to get the card edge to match. The card base is pink so I allowed a portion of it to show along the left edge. Last I added some details: flowers, sequins and gems along with some Wink of Stella on the top and skirt.

Come on over and play with us this week at Crazy 4 Challenges!

Enjoy, Rebecca

May 13, 2017

Crazy 4 Challenges Cards

I’m afraid I dropped the ball last week when it came to posting my card for Crazy 4 Challenges! I went to a Copic class Friday and Saturday. I had an amazing time; a huge Thank You and lots of Hugs to Cindy Lawrence! But I hadn’t slept well before and during so I was exhausted which made me forget to post! Sorry about that! So today I have both cards to show you!

c4c green

First up, this week’s challenge which was to use green! I used Mint Julep with a vellum overlay for the leaves and aqua mist for the card base. The sentiment is a mix between Vintage Jadeite and Hawaiian Shores.

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I tried adding some flowers but it just didn’t look right. Sometimes you need to know where to quit! The Nuvo drops are the loveliest pale aqua called Duck Egg Blue. So subtle but perfect for this soft card.

c4c no line get well

For last week’s challenge I made this card with No Line Colouring on it. I guess I had Copic on the brain before my course! Even better I was able to get an expert opinion from Cindy! Very helpful as I don’t do a lot of no line colouring. (A bit more shading on the left side of the coat and hat. The challenge was to make a Thank You card because it was Nurse’s Day, this month’s hostess is a nurse (so am I by the way), but I decided instead to make a nurse-themed card! I have way too many thank you cards in my stash already. It’s a good thing I make quite a few cards with no sentiment; so much more versatile that way.

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This week is perfect for you to join our challenge right? The world is starting to get pretty green around here, finally, so make something green! Haul out those leaves, trees and froggies!

Enjoy, Rebecca

April 29, 2017

Vintage Music Card

It was super exciting to see this week’s challenge at Crazy 4 Challenges! I love music and have a friend who will love this card.

c4c music

The background is a dark grey with translucent embossing paste stenciled on it. I also added some stamping on it with black ink. Gorgeous papers right?  From a Theresa Collins pack called Summer Stories.

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This is for Crazy 4 Challenges but I’m also entering it in a couple more challenges. Mojo Monday and Simon Says Stamp are both faves of mine. I hope you can play with us this week. Did you know we pretty much have no rules? You can make any type of project, join as many other challenges as you want and no follow or commenting rules. We do love comments though!

Enjoy, Rebecca

Entered in: Mojo  Monday sketch, Simon Says Stamp Monday-Use Numbers, Sister hood of Crafters-Letter B [blush, blossoms and bling]


April 25, 2017

Big Rose Bouquet

I was very inspired by last week’s Fusion challenge. The flowers are so beautiful don’t you agree?

Fusion truck bouquet

My card uses three sets, from Altenew and PTI, to create my own version of the bouquet.

big rose bouquet cut out card

Even though I obviously wasn’t able to create nearly as many flowers as in the bouquet, I tried to recreate the colours found in the bouquet. It’s funny, I rarely try to recreate an inspiration photo but this time I just wanted to try it. The silver that you see at the top is actually the inside of the card. The card base is white but I added a Soft Stone full sized panel inside. It didn’t seem to have enough contrast with the card base so I sponged on some silver ink.

big rose bouquet cut out card2

The sparkle from the silver ink was just enough to make this card pop. The colours in this photo are much more like it looks in real life. For some reason the other photo is much more faded looking. Maybe because I forgot my lens hood?

Enjoy, Rebecca

Entered in: Fusion Challenge

April 22, 2017

Tea Cup

This week we were challenged to make a tea or coffee themed card. I love making tea cards; I had quite a few stamp sets and papers I could use. But I finally decided on this tea set from Altenew for our Crazy 4 Challenges blog post.

c4c best wishes tea cup 1a

I embossed this stamp set with platinum embossing powder on Prima paper then hand cut it. I used Copic markers to shade it for some depth. The tag was stamped with Tiny Tags by PTI; I just got it, so cute! The rest is pretty simple; some patterned paper, die cut leaves and frame, flowers and sequins.

c4c best wishes tea cup2

I hope you get a chance to play along with us at Crazy 4 Challenges. We have such fun themes don’t you think?

Enjoy, Rebecca