Monday, September 6, 2021

September's challenge at Unstampabelles

Hi there,

Here is my DT example for Unstampabelles' challenge: 

#115: September - Salutations and Greetings TWIST stencils in background

I've used a 12x12 stencil on another project. It was bolder on that paper. This is the negative that I have used. I used spray inks on the stencil, then pressed it against this white 12x12 paper and used my brayer to press the ink on to it.  It is a subtle effect but I was happy for that for this project. I wanted all the focus to be in the middle on my son. That' where your eye goes instead of looking at the background. 

I picked up the colours from the photograph to use.

I keep a small box with altered backgrounds for use in future projects. Saves waiting for ink or paint, etc to dry.

Using stencils is really fun. Have a go!

Dale x

Saturday, September 4, 2021

Bright pink card

Hi everyone,

I've made a very bright pink card today.

I used this month's sketch at Stick it down.

For the strip I'ved used a misted white cardstock piece.

For the squares I've used 2 Heidi Swap acetate planner pieces. I don't do planner but happen to own these and I wanted a way to use them. As the sentiment is quite neutral this will be a handy card to have in my stash.

I've also got some pink gel flowers which are fun and a bit see through as well. 

Thanks for looking.

Dale x

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

2 x purple birthday cards

ARCHISCRAPS September challenge is here. Time for a new challenge. Are you ready?

Take inspiration from the picture below. It is a very purple door. Look closely at the window inserts, they're very ornate and pretty. There's also some black in there and brick too.

I went with black and purple and I took inspiration from the glasswork.  The criteria is to use shades of purple. We really want to see purple hues. Do not be spare with it.

See the blog for all the DT examples and upload your own at the Facebook page.

Dale x

ARTastic September layout

 Hi all,

Hope you're all doing well and getting lots of crafting done.

I've done a page for my DT position at ARTastic.

Here is my layout.

These are photographs from a 2019 trip we took with friends to Borneo - Malaysia. This is the first day of our trip where we stopped to get lunch.

Here is the inspiration painting.

It is by Robert Hagan called Big Guns.May be an image of bird and outdoors

There is also a sketch we need to use. Plus extra criteria is boys only.

This a great sketch that you could use over and over again.

I've picked up the colours from the painting, used a kraft background to represent the sand. I also used yellow and blue.

Jump on this. Head over to facebook and upload your layout there.

Dale x

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