Friday, 30 October 2015

The Craft Barn Calendar Challenge - October

Another month, another tag completed for the Craft Barn Calendar Challenge. For the month of October  the colour orange and pumpkins or fruit have to be used.

The leaves here started turning the most glorious colours weeks ago but they have only really started to fall from the trees in earnest in the past few days of wet and windy weather. It does seem to have been a protracted autumn but I'm not complaining! I have therefore taken autumn again as my starting point for my this month's tag.

I started by stamping the image of the pear (I don't have any pumpkin stamps) and then masking it before brushing over the tag with Distress Inks. The script background was stamped with Dried Marigold Distress Ink but the stamp wasn't quite big enough and I finished up with a gap, so infilled it with the little arrows stamp (very useful!). The pear was coloured with Spectrum Noir pencils and the tag completed with computer generated words and seam binding coloured with Distress Ink.

Tag Recipe
Anna Marie Designs Smooth Stamping 300gsm
Anna Marie Designs Super Smooth Printer Card 200gsm
Memento Tuxedo Black
Distress Inks - Dried Marigold, Spiced Marmalade, Vintage Photo
Spectrum Noir Pencils
Pear - maker unknown
Script - PaperArtsy Backgrounds 6 BG6
Arrows - Kaisercraft Edges CS155
Words - computer generated "Aria  Script SSi"
Seam binding coloured with Distress Inks

Saturday, 24 October 2015

The Craft Barn Weekly Challenge - Good Luck

The Craft Barn closed their brick and mortar shop last weekend and to tie in with this the Craft Barn weekly challenge theme is "Good Luck" to Sandy and Ian as they expand their online site.

Attending the Craft Barn Extravaganza weekends I was able to meet up with members from the Cardmaking Paradise forum. Members come from around the world including Australia, New Zealand and Germany. It was great fun and so many lasting friendships forged for which I thank Sandy and Ian. I wish you both well on the next stage of the Craft Barn's journey.

I've used a Cardmaking Paradise template to make my card. I started by dusting Distress Ink over the front of the card and then stamped flourishes and added the sentiment.

Card Recipe
Anna Marie Designs Smooth Stamping Card 300gsm
Anna Marie Designs Super Smooth Printer Card 200gsm
Distress Inks - Wild Honey, Rusty Hinge
Ranger Archival - Coffee
Flourish - Inkadinkado Sketchy Flourishes 97632
Sentiment- PaperArtsy Hot Picks HPXT03
Good Luck Clover - Cardmaking Paradise

Friday, 16 October 2015

The Craft Barn Weekly Challenge - Light

This week's subject for the Craft Barn weekly challenge is light.

My entry is another Christmas card. I need to lie down - two cards made now and it's only the middle of October! That's never happened before.

I stamped second impressions of a snowflake for the background using Brilliance Pearlescent Sky Blue. The strings of lights were stamped with Archival Watering Can, coloured with Copic markers and then I drew the wire with a fine liner pen. The sentiment was stamped with Brilliance Pearlescent Poppy. Die-cut snowflakes were brushed with Distress Ink to match the mat behind the panel and the card was completed with a little sparkle of Stickles to each light.

I'm finding it difficult to take a decent photo -  the pearlescent card is not helping and it is a rather gloomy day which is rather ironic considering this week's challenge subject!

Card Recipe
White Centura card
Anna Marie Designs Super Smooth Printer Card
Brilliance Pearlescent -  Sky Blue, Poppy
Ranger Archival Watering Can
Distress Ink Broken China
Snowflake - Craft Stamper freebie
Lights - PaperArtsy Urban Snapshots Yuletide 2 - USYT2
Sentiment - Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous
Snowflake die - Joy Crafts 6003/0051
Flat back rhinestones

Sunday, 11 October 2015

The Craft Barn Weekly Challenge - People

Life took over last week and I failed for the first time this year to take part in the Craft Barn weekly challenge but I'm back this week with a couple of cards that fit into the current challenge which is "people".

I had made some panels to go on a project only to find they were too big and there was no way I could cut them down to fit.  Not wanting my hard work to go to waste I used them on these of cards.

Card Recipe
Card Blank - Craftwork Cards
Xerox Colortech+
Tim Holtz Vintage Shabby
Distress inks – Peacock Feathers, Squeezed Lemonade, Seedless Preserves
Memento Tuxedo Black
Ranger Archival - Coffee
Copic Markers
Figure – Crafty Individuals – CI-322
Style is Eternal - Hero Arts C2533
Chicken Wire – Creative Expressions
Diamonds Kaisercraft CS152
Crackle – Kaisercraft
Flutter – Kaisercraft CS853
Flat back pearls