Friday, 31 August 2012

Blackboard easel

Our eldest grandson starts middle school next week - it seems no time at all since he started his school days! I made this easel card using a template from Cardmaking Paradise. A very simple card to make - can't say that the lettering was easy though . This is after my the sixth attempt and I think my school report would say "still room for improvement"!

Card recipe
Woodgrain effect card
Black card
Clip art image
Gelly Roll white pen
Paperartsy Fresco Finish Satin Glaze

Thursday, 30 August 2012

Tim Holtz Tag Challenge - August

For such a small project there wasn't a square inch left on my desk by the time I'd finished. I think I must have got out every crafting possession in the making of this tag!

Here's Tim's tag and here's my August offering -

Tag recipe
Xerox Colortech+
Core-dinations card
Upcycled envelopes
Alcohol inks
Distress Inks - Forest Moss, Rusty Hinge, Peacock Feathers, Broken China, Worn Lipstick, Wild Honey, Tattered Rose, Vintage Photo, Old Paper
Archival ink - Jet Black
Paper Artsy Fresco Finish - Mermaid
Detailed black embossing powder
Cosmic Shimmer - Rich Gold
Leaves from the Stitchels Dashy Dot ST002 set by The Artistic Stamper
Crafty Individuals CI-335
Leaves cut from Marianne's Bird on a Branch die
Spellbinders oval dies
Flower punch
Craft Concepts Venus embossing folder
Seam binding
Safety pin
Sentiment - computer generated - font Typewriter

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Subtle to Bright

During the Olympics I spent most of my time in front of the television cheering on Team GB and at times when things got a little tense just peering out between my fingers! However I did make a quick trip to my craft room to make a thank you card. Well the intention was that it would be quick but it took three attempts to the make a background that I was happy with! The best laid plans......

Card Recipe 
Craft Creations Centura Pearl Snow White
Xerox Colortech+
Purple card
Tim Holtz script from Papillion CMS106
Shaded Lilac Distress Ink
White detail embossing powder
Spellbinders butterfly die cuts
Flat back pearls
White Zig Posterman pen

Life seemed a bit dull once the Olympics were over so it seemed a good time to brighten things up by cracking open my new Dylusions ink sprays and inject some colour into my work space. I started by making the Linda Elbourne project in August's Craft Stamper. I only used the inks on the background - the flowers are coloured with Copics. It's a rubbish photo but my scan didn't show the true colours. The card is square!

Card Recipe
Anna Marie white smooth card
Xerox Colortech+
Black card
Dylusions - Cut Grass, Pure Sunshine
Memento - Tuxedo Black
Copic markers
Broken China Distress Ink
Hero Arts - Daisy Style E3272 & Zinnia Bloom E3346
Crafty Individuals CI-206
Zig Posterman white pen
That Special Touch mask - Large Polka
Sentiment - computer generated - font Anklepants

Monday, 6 August 2012

Friendship Bunting

I really enjoyed making this line of bunting for a forum friend. It was much more vibrant in real life.

Bunting Recipe
Xerox Colortech+
Copier paper
Versafine - Onyx Black
Archival - Jet Black
Distress Inks - Shaded Lilac, Picked Raspberry, Squeezed Lemonade, Peacock Feathers
Copic markers
Crafty Individuals - CI-206, CI-277, C-I182
Paper Artsy - mini script, mini circles SM15
Small Butterfly - Darkroom Door
Large Butterfly - Craft Stamper freebie
Crafter's Workshop - Mini Harlequin
That Special Touch - Large Polka
Flower sentiments - computer generated
Butchers twine

Thursday, 2 August 2012

Spots and stripes.

The papers I used on this easel card are a very delicate soft lilac colour but the photo makes them look grey. The bird is paper pieced.


Card Recipe
Xerox Colortech+
Helidot Fairy Paper Pack
Memento - Tuxedo Black
Personal Impressions - Swirly Birds PIC013
Personal Impressions - Mix and Match Sentiments PICSA6070
Nellie Snellen Square
Tim Holtz Tattered Florals
Flat backed pearls