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Sunday, 29 March 2020

INTAAS No Focal Image




 

Come along and join us at International Art and Soul with our theme of No Focal Image

I'm sorry that I haven't written up details of my card. I've been poorly and am not yet 100%. I will try to give details later.

Well, I'm here and feeling better today so I'll do my write up while I'm able.

My card is a 7x7 by Craft UK. The bones paper is by Teri Sherman of Delicious Darkness and I matted it on to a black foundation card by Sue Wilson. The border on the left side is by Hobbycraft and that was also cut in black card. I generated the sentiment on the computer and after cutting it out backed it on to the black card. Job done.

Sunday, 15 March 2020

INTAAS Use Green as your main colour





Come and join us at International Art and Soul and show us what you can make for our theme of 'Use Green as your main colour' which was set by Maggie.

My card blank is a 7x7  by Craft UK. I have to admit that I have no idea where I got the bright background paper which I matted on to the sludgy green card as the mat. The image is called  Grotesque Cupid and is by Teri Sherman. I coloured the image with two green Promarkers and a Sakura glitter pen. His teeth look really nasty with that glisten. lol After colouring the image I cut it with a large Spellbinder circle die. I used a green Distress Ink to colour the edge of the circle and then added a light green 50, again cut with Spellbinder dies. This card is for my 'baby boy' who will be 50 in June. Where did those years go? I had a freebie stamp of 'Happy Birthday' which I inked with another Distress Ink in a darker green and I stamped it above the head of the cupid.

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:

DL ART - Anything Goes
Through the Purple Haze - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
I Love Promarkers - Anything Goes with option of using sentiment
Simon Says Stamp - Use some Green
Digi Choosday - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes

Sunday, 1 March 2020

INTAAS -Use a Photo





It was Sall who set the theme over at International Art and Soul and it's 'Use a Photo'.

My card bank is 7 x 7 by Craft UK. I must apologise for the quality of the photo - it doesn't show the colours very well. The green card is by Papermill. I used a Spellbinder die to cut the background for the photo. The pale blue card is also by Papermill. I wanted to use a photo from my garden but they didn't really 'speak' to me. I got my camera out and braved the cold to take a photo of the Green Man plaque that hangs on the side of my garden shed. He's now keeping an eye on my garden for me. To me it looks greenish blue hence the choice of colours for the base. I fussy cut the image leaving the dark shadow round the edges and then set it on pads to raise it above the background. I'm sending this card to an old friend of mine who is an avid gardener.

I'm adding my card to the following challenges:

Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Creative Knockouts - Die Cuts/Punches
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes
Shopping our Stash - The Great Outdoors
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Try it on Tuesday - Go Green or Recycle something




Sunday, 16 February 2020

INTAAS Follow the Sketch





Come and join us at International Art and Soul and follow the sketch - the theme chosen by Christine. I'm sure she set this theme to tax my brain and it worked! 

My card blank is 7 x 7 by Craft UK. The papers used are all by Costco - I've had them for years and used loads but still have a case full. I can't remember how much it cost but it was well worth the money. They are all double sided too. The wooden embellishments are SnipArt.

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:

Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes
Alphabet Challenge - W for Wish, Anything you wish
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Through the Purple Haze - Anything Goes

Sunday, 2 February 2020

INTAAS -A Favourite Song





It was my turn again to choose the theme for the challenge at International Art and Soul and I chose 'A Favourite Song'. 

One of my favourite songs is Unforgettable by the unforgettable Nat King Cole. After choosing the theme I deliberated for a while between 'Somewhere' from West Side Story and Unforgettable and I eventually plumped for Nat. Actually I thought of loads more of my favourite songs and it was hard to choose.

My card blank is a 7x7 by Craft UK. I've had one sheet of this green paper in my stash for what seems like forever but I decided to use it on this card. The musical embellishments are by Joanna Sheen (I think, although they may be Memory Box). I typed Unforgettable in green before adding it to the beautiful SnipArt frame. I haven't made the insert yet but I think this could be used for a condolence card, what do you think?

I'm adding my card to the following challenges:

Aud Sentiments - Anything Goes + sentiment
Word Art Wednesdays - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments -  Hearts (central heart on top of frame)
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes


Most people seem to gain 'followers' but I seem to lose them. I can remember a short while ago I had just over 200 and now I'm down to 196. I wonder what I've done, or haven't done, for them to disappear. lol


Sunday, 19 January 2020

International Art and Soul - Recycle





Come along and join us at International Art and Soul with our latest theme of 'Recycle'. 

I decided to recycle a photo frame that my parents in law had at their home. When we were clearing their house we didn't want to part with their photographs. This one is of my family, from over forty years ago, but the frame, which was originally a beautiful cream leather, was worn and scuffed. I painted it with Hobbycraft bronze paint. The SnipArt embellishments were also painted in the bronze before I fixed them to the frame. Three flowers to the top right with a butterfly to the top left. Along the bottom I fixed a row of small hearts with a large heart to the right corner. The ornate key to the heart was fixed in the bottom left corner. It is now on display again in my home.

I'm entering my photo frame into the following challenges:

Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Through the Purple Haze - Anything Goes
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything Goes
Bleeding Art - Anything Goes mixed media
Crafts Galore - Anything Goes
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes



Sunday, 5 January 2020

International Art and Soul- Monochrome





Come and join us with our challenge of Monochrome over at International Art and Soul - the first challenge of 2020. 

I made a card with this sentiment just a few months ago but I decided to make another as I love this sentiment so much.

My card blank is a 7x7 by Craft UK and the red card is by Sue Wilson, the dark red card is by Hobbycraft. I embossed the red card with a Crafters' Companion embossalicious folder before matting it on to the dark red. I printed the sentiment on the computer and then cut it with a Spellbinder oval die. I used another Spellbinder die for the dark red mount for the sentiment. The butterfly die is by Joanna Sheen and I cut it in the dark red card and then added red mirri card behind each butterfly. The butterflies now look as if they have glistening wings. I set them to the left of the sentiment.

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:

Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
A Bit More to Craft - Anything Goes
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore - Anything Goes
Love to Craft - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes