Monday, 30 March 2015

The Craft Barn Calendar Challenge - March

For the March calendar challenge we had to include the colour yellow and a rabbit (rabbits) in our task.

Now, yellow in nature is fine by me but it is not a colour I would immediately grab for a project and I certainly never wear it or would paint the walls with it. A very nearly all yellow finished article is an absolute first for me!

I used Paperartsy Fresco's to paint and stencil the tag and Distress Ink to colour the rabbit.

Card Recipe
Anna Maria Designs High White Card 300gsm
White card
Green Bazzill card
PaperArtsy Fresco Paints - Cheesecake, Banana, Haystack, Nougat, Tangerine Twist
Distress Ink - Pumice Stone
Burlap - Tim Holtz Layering Stencil
Flowers stencil - PaperArtsy JOFY PS008
Rabbit - Tim Holtz Alterations, Mini Bunny & Bow Set
Yellow paper flowers
Seam binding dyed with "Cheesecake" Fresco paint

Saturday, 28 March 2015

The Craft Barn Weekly Challenge - Creating a Background

The challenge set this week on the Craft Barn blog is to create an interesting background using Brusho, inks or paints.

I've had a set of  Brusho for quite a while now but only used them a couple of times. So time to dust them off and make a bright, cheerful background for a birthday card. I used Fresco paint to stencil the dots, add some rings and credit card lines. The flags, puffin and speech bubble were stamped onto card, cut out and coloured with Distress Inks before gluing to the background.

I'm also entering this card into the Crafty Individuals March Challenge .

Card Recipe
Card blank - Craftworkcards
Gold/black pearlescent paper
Craft Creations watercolour card
Anna Maria Designs Super Smooth Printer Card 200gsm
Brusho - Lemon, Orange
Paper Artsy Fresco - Nougat
Ranger Archival Jet Black
Distress Ink - Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade, Worn Lipstick, Festive Berries
Party Puffin - Crafty Individuals CI-376
Flags - Crafty Individuals
Sentiment computer generated - Asenine Wide font

Friday, 20 March 2015

The Craft Barn Weekly Challenge - Something Flowery

This week's challenge on the Craft Barn blog is to make something using handmade flowers, be they die cut, punched or hand cut.

With four Easter cards to make for our grandchildren this was the call I needed to stop procrastinating and get started.

I've used a digital stamp for my image and coloured it with alcohol markers. The leaves and flowers are die cut and coloured with Distress Stains and edged with Distress Inks. 

That's one down, three to go!

Card Recipe
Anna Maria Designs Super Smooth, Super White, Printer Card 300gsm
Anna Maria Designs Super Smooth Printer Card 200gsm
Blue pearlescent card
Distress Inks - Broken China, Spiced Marmalade, Mowed Lawn
Distress Stains - Peeled Paint, Wild Honey
Dies/Embossing Folder 
Leaves - Tim Holtz Sizzlits Decorative Strip "Spring Greenery"
Flowers - Tim Holtz Sizzlits Decorative Strip "Tattered Flower Garland"
Image from DigiStamp Boutique
Sentiment computer generated - Font "Please write me a song"
Flower brad