Friday, November 27, 2020

Guest Designer at Stick it Down

 Hello everyone,

My card was chosen as winner of the September card sketch challenge at Stick it down.

This means I was offered a Guest Designer position for November.

Here is the sketch I was given to work with.

Here is the card I made.

I started with some white cardstock on which I sprayed some green and purple ink.  I mounted that paper on some kraft patterned paper and then on to the base white card.

I chose some pretty resin flowers and some mustard coloured embroidery thread to make some "hanging baskets".

Lastly I added some Webster's Pages trim and a sentiment sticker.

It turned out quite sweet I think.

Thanks for looking. Why not head over and join in? There are also double page and single page sketch challenges to enter.

Dale x

Monday, November 16, 2020

November Unstampabelles' challenge

 Hi there,

I usually post in the first week for this challenge but was too busy this time round.

The challenge is:

#106 NovemberBelieve   to have confidence in the truth, the existence, or the reliability of something or someone, although without absolute proof that one is right in doing so. 

Can be in a person or a myth or fairy tale or yourself.

                    TWIST : use an unusual fold

Here is my card.

It is a 3 panel gate fold style. Very easy to make. 

I am very much in Christmas mode at the moment. I've been wrapping presents. So much fun.

Hope you join in.

Dale xx

Sunday, November 1, 2020

November ARTastic vintage theme

 You all are going to love this month's challenge at ARTastic.  The painting is divine.

Artist: Emily Hilda (Rix) Nicholas

 (Australian, 1884–1961

Title: Picardy girl

 , ca. 1913

Medium: oil on canvas

I thought to myself that I would like to use some paint on my layout.  I picked out the mint green colour as my main focus.

Here is my layout.

 I used a Diana Wakley stencil and Soft Moss paint by Kaisercraft mixed with some basic white.
There are an awful lot of little interesting things on this layout if you look closely.
For the flower elements I have one large sticker to which I added a button centre. Then there are some other tiny little paper flowers, which I just love.

Another fun element is the paper doll. I chose a mint green dress with ruffled sleeves like the one in the painting. It ties in perfectly with the page theme.

I'm sure there will be a lot of vintagey, floral pages but this one I think is a little different. Still vintage and a bit retro too, but a bit unexpected.

Hope you join in. Head to the facebook page to enter here.

Dale x

November DT creation for Archi-Scraps

This month I have a pretty full on layout for you to see.  It's a New Year's Eve fireworks layout.

This is my Designer project for Archi-scraps this month.

Above is the building inspiration and the criteria is to use triangles.

I used a stencil and 3 different papers and 3 different inks to create a starburst design, then I cut those pieces up into various sized triangles. The design really focuses the eye towards the photos. As my son pointed out, the photos are stacked like a building.  The background patterned paper resembles fireworks in a night sky.

Take a look at what the other DT members did and then off you go and create. Let's see what you choose to do.

Dale x