Sunday 30 January 2022

International Art and Soul - Hearts

This theme is 'Hearts' and was chosen by Debbie, our DT member, over at International Art and Soul.

The card is a 7x7 blank by Crafts UK. My first matt layer is a red card by Hobbycraft with another, pale yellow card by Hobbycraft that was embossed with a Crafter's Companion embossalicious folder, set as the second layer. On top of that I added the Spellbinders intricate Hearts dies cut in red again. I thought it did need a sentiment but didn't want to spoil the effect of the beautiful frame. I decided on the small Crafter's Companion 'Love' die which was cut in gold and was a perfect fit for the centre of the large heart.

I'm entering my card into the following challenges: 

Aud Sentiments - Anything Goes + a sentiment
Modsquad - Valentines
Arty Divas - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore - Anything Goes
Love to Craft - Anything Goes

Sunday 16 January 2022

INTAAS - Painted Background and/or Stamp

This theme is 'Painted background and/or stamp' and was chosen by Design Team Member Trish/Josephine over at International Art and Soul.

My card blank is a 6x6 by Crafts UK. I used Ayeeda Mists by 13 Arts via Craft Box UK to spray a piece of white paper as background. I hadn't used them for a few years so had to run the nozzles under a hot tap to release them but then they worked perfectly. I used pale blue pearl, golden pearl and orange pearl. After it was dry I backed it with cyan coloured card, by Papermill, as the base mat.  My Visible Image stamps came out for the Dance Off boy stamps as this card will be for a 17 year old boy. I stamped them in black Memento ink and then tore the image out before edging with a cyan Promarker. The sentiment was generated on the computer and again I tore it out and edged with the Promarker before setting it across the bottom left. It was raised on pads for a little dimension.

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:

A Gem of a Challenge: Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments - Anything Goes + a sentiment
The Male Room - For a Teenager
Arty Divas - Anything Goes
Classic Design - Anything Goes
Craft Galore Encore - Anything Goes
Love to Craft - Anything Goes

Sunday 2 January 2022

INTAAS - Anything But a Card

To start the New Year International Art and Soul have the challenge of 'Anything But a Card' which was the theme set by our Desing Team member Christine.

Who remembers making Tim Holtz's grunge board bracelets? This is a real blast from the past. I last made lots of these in 2008/9 for my friends' daughters and granddaughters. They weren't quite as grungy as this, they were much prettier. However I was quite chuffed that I remembered how to do them, once I found my grunge board. The first photo isn't very good - again taken with my camera which I think is on it's last legs. My son took the second one with his mobile and then emailed it to me so that I could save it on my laptop. The subject of his email read 'Wrinkly old arm'. He does love me I'm sure!

I've really made so many other objects during my crafting sessions over the years so have got into a rut of only cards recently. I've got a box in the garage with plaques, pictures and various other items but decided to take the plunge and attempt this.

The grunge board and fastener all by Tim Holtz. Promarkers, Distress Ink were used for the decoration with some Craft Box gems for the centre of the flowers. The flower stamp was a freebie from a magazine.

I hope you've enjoyed this step back in time. lol

I'm entering my bracelet into the following challenges:

I Love Promarkers - Anything Goes with Promarkers
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes
Passion for Markers - Anything Goes with Markers