Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Floral card using Kaisercraft

This card is for CC73 challenge at Soul-scrappers.

I gave the card to my quartet, Artistry's, singing coach Gail last night.  Our tenor was sick unfortunately and could not join us.

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Thursday, June 6, 2019

Floral card

I made this sweet card today. I started with a yellow and white floral piece of patterned paper and used watercolour paints on it.
I've coloured in a floral die-cut using green ink and textas. I've added a fun centre to the largest flower.
I have a scalloped sticker across the top and the sentiment is a chipboard piece.

I've entered this in CC72 challenge at Soul Scrappers.

Thanks for looking.
Dale x

Monday, June 3, 2019

Glitter inlay birthday cards

June's challenge at Unstampabelles is quite a challenge. Well, it was for me. Here it is.

June #90: Stained Glass using Dies TWIST Inlaid Glitter

June - Stained Glass using Dies  TWIST Inlaid Glitter

I didn't even know what it was.  Luckily, Susan had provided an explanation and a link.

I took my inspiration from this link.

I have 3 marker pens, total.  So, I used them.  I went to buy Jac paper at Spotlight, but they had run out. They had a similar product X-Press so I bought that. I don't think it is as thick as it seemed a little bit flimsy to me.

 I cut a piece of it and then using my CM cutting system cut a diamond shape out of the middle of it.
I did this before applying the glitter.  The application of the glitter was a bit messy, not as neat and tidy as Jennifer's.  That's the main reason I don't work with glitter often. I'm a fairly neat crafter. I do like the effect though.

I decided to make two cards. One with the negative and one with the positive piece.  Therefore, I cut some pink cardstock so I could the inlaying part with each card.

For this card I used the large glitter part with the smaller cardstock diamond. I added a large pink flower with a silver leaf, a Girl's Paperie die-cut and the sentiment sticker. These last two are raised on foam.

For this card I coloured the glitter diamond using my 3 markers and Jennifer's technique. I quite liked the effect.  I used complementary paper flower colours and a sentiment sticker.

 Here are the two together.

What do you think?

I gave one of the cards to one of my closest friends and she just loved it.

Dale x

Saturday, June 1, 2019

Scrapbook layout featuring library pocket/book page

A new challenge is on at Archiscraps.  Here is my layout. Extra criteria:  JUNE-Use a book page or library pocket .  I have added both a book page (from a mini book) and a library pocket. You only need to choose one of course.

Trinity College Dublin.

Construction of the Trinity College Library in Dublin, Ireland, began over 420 years ago. This photograph truly captures the immense beauty of the historic library.

Julene, who runs Archiscraps is a Librarian and has been there. I'd love to go. I'm an avid reader, have been since I was a child. I've been in a book club now for 16 years. One of the ladies in the pic above has now joined it.

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Two sporty scrapbook layouts

Hello. It is June already. Oh my goodness.

Time for a new challenge at ARTastic.

Here's the inspo pic:

Russel Drysdale - "Children playing with ball"

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Criteria is children playing theme.

I have two layouts to inspire you. I have two boys, there is one layout for each of them.

They both played cricket and football throughout their youth.

First is of Mark playing footy. He was a fabulous footballer. Always knew where to be, a great skill to have. He was also a great all rounder at Cricket.

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Second is of Damon playing cricket.  He was a fantastic fast bowler, often opening. As for batting, well best not to talk of that.

I've done a double pager for him.  I did my own lettering for the titles.

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Why not join in?  It doesn't have to sport at all. It could be a tea party or on the playground.

Hope to see your entries.

Dale x