Saturday, May 7, 2022

2 x Tulip birthday cards

I have found a new challenge to enter. It is called Daring Cardmakers. I loved the inspiration image.

I decided to make 2 cards. I loved the colour scheme so I chose that, plus pink tulips, black and white ribbon and sheet music.

Dale x

Friday, May 6, 2022

Thank You card

Hi there.

Here is my card for the Stick it down card sketch, May 2022.

This is the sketch.

Dale x

Sunday, May 1, 2022

Create a dynamic page or a subtle one

 Hello friends,

A new month and a new challenge. Archiscraps gives us an interesting one this month.

Create flying buttresses. One immediately thinks cathedral, yes?  Maybe not.  Check out what the other Designers did on the facebook page.

MAY- Flying buttresses.
Use a central picture (layout) or die cut/picture (card) and think of a way to have strips or curves coming out from it.

For me, I wanted something subtle. I chose to use vellum.  Here's my page.

I simply chose a single sheet of white A4 vellum and cut it using one of the cutting wheels on my American Crafts trimmer, (mini waves, like I said, subtle). I had two interesting photos so I used both, but put them in the centre of my page. Makes you focus on the photos, which I like.

Put your thinking caps on.

Dale x

Add paint to a scrapbook page

 ARTastic has mixed it up this year. They're going with shop windows as inspiration.  I love this theme. I also came up with it, hahaha.

ARTastic challenge for May 2022

I really adore this month's inspiration.  I immediately thought of washi tape. You could use that. It would look great.

When I chose my photo for it though, I changed my medium.  I decided upon paint. There are such beautiful blues in the photo so I got some acrylics and mixed up my own colours. I had a lot of fun doing it.

I needed to add the punches of colour from the rig, orange and yellow. So happy with the outcome.

Dale x

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Pink Thankful card

I quite like to make different sized cards, not just stick to the standard size.

Here is a slimline card I made for April's Stick It Down card sketch.

I've used a stencil with 2 different coloured chalks on white cardstock as my technique and chosen stickers that match the card base.

Here's the sketch.

Thanks for looking.

Dale x

Saturday, April 9, 2022

First cyber crop at ARTastic

Hey, there is a cyber crop going on right now at ARTastic. Go here to join in the challenges.

Today I did Challenge 2, set by Karen. It's really fun.  Here's the criteria you need to meet:

I challenge you to follow a recipe:
Choose one shape and use it as many times as you wish.
Use at least two pieces of Chipboard.
Die cut at least one shape.
Use a stencil.

Here's my layout.

The stencil I used was all diamonds. I used Pebbles Pearlescent chalk and made up a pattern. It just adds a little something extra and directs your eyes to the photos.

Get your layout in the album by 18 April to be eligible for a prize. It would be great if you could get behind this cyber crop.

Dale x

Friday, April 8, 2022

ARTastic are having a Cyber Crop!

Wow. ARTastic are having a cyber crop.  You will love this one. It is about shapes. Easy subject matter.

I wanted to do something really fun. I chose to make a mini album for my son's 22nd birthday. He has moved to Sydney to work.  Very sad about that, but a great opportunity for him.

I had a Kaisercraft circle chipboard album that I thought would work. I also chose a couple of 6x6 paper packs to draw from. Blue and red seemed a great colour combination for a 22 year old guy.

Firstly, I used some Semco soft blue acrylic paint to give 3 coats of paint to one side of each circle.

I chose complementary papers and covered the other sides using Mod Podge. I also punched some stars from the offcuts of the papers.

Last thing was to choose embellishments. I wanted to keep it simple.  I used die cuts, ribbon and stickers. I put the whole thing together using a jump ring.

I love how it turned out. I hope it make it to him in the post in one piece. I miss him a lot.

Dale x