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