This week at City Crafter , Kirsty wants us to include a selfie or the word 'selfie'.
For my DT project I used a photo that isn't the clearest photo, but that for me captures the feeling of being at a summer evening open-air rock concert. Unfortunatley my title didn't photograph well either - it was cut on the Silhouette from floral paper and mounted on a silver outline - it says 'uplifted' - but I think it's hard to tell in the photo.
Our Guest Designer today is Mariken so I hope you'll come over to City Crafter and see what she and the rest of the DT have made, and enter your own selfie themed project.
I was lucky enough to win this stamp (part of an Art Impressions set) from Naughty or Nice challenges. I coloured it with alcohol markers, paper-pieced the dress and stamped the sentiments (Clearly Besotted) .
I used a polymer stamp from A Day for Daisies - I know you can get this same image on a digital stamp but for a while she was selling stamp sets although I don't think she does anymore. Then I just piled on the bling, feathers...anything I thought was glamorous!
Our Guest Designer this week is Joyce, so I hope you'll come over to Inkspirational and see what she, and the rest of the DT have made, and join in with your own glamorous project.
I've chosen this week's challenge theme at City Crafter and it is:
Pencil Me In
use a pencil either on or used to make your project.
I have only bought one coloured pencil - a white one - but I have a small selection of pencils that were all free with magazines and are a slightly strange range of colours. I've been trying to use them lately, to see if coloured pencils are something I want to invest in.
My favourite way of colouring images is with markers, but these don't work on black card, so I thought I'd try coloured pencils for this.
I white embossed the Penny Black dogs stamp and coloured it with the pencils. the small sentiment is by Avery Elle and I think the large sentiment is by Woodware.
Our Guest Designer this week is Gio, so I hope you'll come over to City Crafter, see what she and the rest of the DT have done , and enter your own pencil-themed project.
Although it's not obligatory, I always enjoy the humour on many of the creations at Snarky Stampers. I thought I'd have a go at making a little pun/joke on my card - I do realise it's a bit lame!
Anyway, I used 9 separate stamps here (2 different Clearly Besotted sets and the globe from Katzelcraft) , so had to mask like crazy. Of course this was not my first attempt! Actually on one of the discarded attempts I had stamped all but the girl in the middle and mucked it up with that final stamp. Maybe it's time to invest in a Misti!
I hope you'll join me by entering into Snarky Stampers 'A is for Argggh' challenge .
I made a white-on-white card using a glittery foam die-cut snowflake, 3 small, white,shiny snowflakes and white textured paper - all from the kit. I added lace, pearls and the die-cut 'peace'.
I'd like to enter: Shopping Our Stash - no stamps Sparkles Forum lace and pearls abc challenge pearls
In the kit was a panel with stamped and embossed sentiments in several languages. I cut this into a panel and coloured it with green Brushos. I added die-cut wreaths and dots of gold liquid Pearl. I mounted it onto the woodgrain paper from the kit.
I'd like to enter: Mod Squad sentiment focal point
The items from the kit were the angels ( with a stamped post-it to mask them with) and the off-white woodgrain paper at the back. I made a moon with a circular mask and distress ink, coloured and glittered the angels and stamped the French sentiment.
I really love this stamp of Nonni's - I also used it when I visited her in Finland - I must ask her which brand it is.
Regular visitors to my blog may remember that I did a Card Kit Swap over three months with Pia and Nonni . Well, now we are doing a round of Christmas Card Kit swaps, and here's what Nonni sent us:
I'm going to blog each of my cards separately so I can link them to some challenges when I get back from work,so I hope you'll look at my other posts and go and visit Pia and Nonni and see what they did.
This week at City Crafter, Stella has challenged us to add a leaf or leaves.
For my DT project I used a very old stamp by PSX (long gone I think ) , and embossed it using copper ep. Then I painted it with Twinkling H2Os so it shimmers in real life. I stamped the poem - I believe it's all about the beauty of nature , so I thought it would go well.
Our Guest Designer this week is Agnes so I hope you'll come over to City Crafter, see what she and the rest of the DT have made, and enter your own project.
Happy Birthday to Yvonne, my lovely teammie at Inkspirational. I hope this card has reached her, or will get there very soon.
As I made this a few weeks ago I can't remember exactly what I used! I used some kind of watercolours on the background - I used a Stampin Up layering flowers set and stamped them using the paints. I used either Brushos or Twinkling H20s or possibly both- Yvonne, if it shimmers, it's Twinkling H20s.!
The script stamp is an old unmounted, Brand unknown, and the fairy was an old magazine freebie. There are 3 sequins but they don't show up well in the photo. So, this is not a very illuminating description is it?!
Between Brusho backgrounds and 'lots of white space' , I've not been doing so well lately with reducing my paper mountain. So here, I am trying to use up a Christmas paper pad by matting onto patterned paper and using it to paper-piece.
I know it's hard to see but I used the sketch at 52 CCT in deciding how to stamp my carolling characters. I think the bear is proudly singing loud and clear at the front, unaware he is drowning out his smaller companions! They are from a set by Avery Elle. The music stamp behind them is a very old one from Toybox. I sprayed the panel with green mist.
The sentiment (if you can call falalalala a sentiment!) was designed and cut on the Silhouette electronic die-cutter.