Sunday 24 May 2020

INTAAS Humorous

The theme this fortnight at International Art and Soul is 'Humorous' and the challenge was set by me. Why do I think of the theme before I think of what I can do for these challenges? I'm sure I get a perverse sense of pleasure from the struggle. lol

My card blank is a 7x7 by Craft UK  The brown and pink card is by Papermill. I embossed the brown card with an embossalicious folder from Crafter's Companion before setting it on to a pink mat as the background. I used a Clip Art image of a question mark and printed it in a large size in pink before cutting with a Spellbinder die. The quote is a stamp by PaperArtsy and I bought it a few years ago at Ally Pally and have never used it until now. It was stamped with Memento ink in cocoa which seemed appropriate. I cut it with another Spellbinder die and matted it on to pink card the same shape but slightly bigger before setting it an angle in bottom right.  My daughter in law spotted the stamp at Ally Pally and thought it was funny which prompted me to buy it - she loves chocolate! So - guess who is getting this card for her birthday?

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:

Alphabet Challenge - D is for Dry Embossing
Aud Sentiments - Anything Goes + a sentiment
Lavinia World Challenge - Anything Goes with a rubber or clear stamp
A Bit More Time to Craft - Always Anything Goes
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything Goes
Creations in Pink - Anything Goes in Mainly Pink
Love to Craft - Anything Goes
Sparkles Monthly Challenge - Use a real stamp
Crafty Sentiments  - Anything Goes + a sentiment

Sunday 10 May 2020

IAAS Flowers and Butterflies

Our latest challenge is Flowers ans Butterflies so come along to International Art and Soul to show us what you can do.

My card is a 7x7 by Craft UK. The pale yellow card was embossed with an embossalicious folder by Crafter's Companion. I used Spellbinder dies for the bright yellow card and for the red mat to the image. All the coloured card is by Papermill. I coloured the image, by Sarah Kay, with my Promarkers before cutting with a smaller Spellbinder die of the red mat shape. After matting the image on to the red mat I set it against the  yellow circular diecut. The large yellow butterfly is also a Spellbinder die and that was set to the upper right of the image. The tiny butterflies are out of the bright yellow circle die and I scattered them on the pale yellow embossed card. Usually I don't use these but they were perfect for this challenge. I was finished, or so I thought. When I looked at it again the next day the  pale yellow card wasn't showing very well against the white. I decided to use one of my Promarkers, in Poppy red, to outline the yellow card. It looks much better now.

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:

Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Simon Says Wednesday - Use Dies and/or punches
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes
Paper Minutes - Butterfly
AAA Birthday - Things with Wings
Use Your Stuff - Flowers and/or butterflies
A Perfect Tim to Craft - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes