Wednesday, October 27, 2010

JAI #40 - Colour Challenge

Oh gosh, I am so behind.  I started this post on Friday and I'm only just getting back to finish it now *eeek*

This was my DT submission for JAI #40, which is a colour Challenge - Sahara Sand, Bashful Blue, Pear Pizazz and Blushing Bride.  For some reason these colours screamed 'baby' to me, so that's what I made, a baby card.

I've stamped the Sahara Sand base with the Nursery Letters wheel using VersaMark and then clear embossed. I have actually unmounted this wheel and remounted onto EziMount foam as it is no secret that I am 'wheel challenged'.  Makes it SO much easier to get a good impression first time around. There is a small border of Pear Pizazz that I have punched using the Scallop Trim border and the striped DSP is from the Level 1 Hostess In Color DSP Patterns pack.  The scallop circle is retired chipboard that I have covered using Bashful Blue craft ink.  The cute little deer is from Forest Friends, which I have finally inked up after having for close to a year :)  It is also the first time I have used the White Organza ribbon which is just so soft and pretty.  The sentiment is from Tiny Tags, stamped in Pear Pizazz and punched out using the Jewelry Tag punch.

Well, that's it from me tonight - can't believe it's Wednesday already.  Hope the rest of your week is great - I'm looking forward to a 4 day weekend - yay for Melbourne Cup!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Forest Friends, Tiny Tags, Nursery Letters (retired)
Ink:  VersaMark, Blushing Bride, Pear Pizazz
Cardstock:  Sahara Sand, Whisper White, Pear Pizazz
Accessories:  Bashful Blue craft ink, Whisper White organza ribbon, Linen Thread, Scallop Trim Border punch, Jewelry Tag punch, Clear embossing powder, Heat Gun, Chipboard Scallop Circle (retired)

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Inkspirations Colour Challenge #44 - Butterflies

I have always wanted to participate in one Makeesha's challenges, but have never got around to it.  Harry had a birthday party to go to today which meant that I had a card to make and while going through my Google reader last night I came across the latest Inkspiration Colour Challenge and I thought what perfect colours for a little girl's birthday card.

This is what I made

And this is the interior

And a close up of the butterflies

So what do you think of my photos???  I have just finished Jessica Sprague's Photo Editing: Good to Great Workflow, class.  Who knew there were SO many steps in editing your photos.  Well, actually, only the 1st one has all the steps.  I accidently missed a few in the 2nd and whilst I remembered all the steps in the 3rd, I forgot to add my brand new watermark that I got from Karen Giron.  I have go back over the class again so I can take better notes and then I will need to rewrite my notes for it all sinks in.  I'm excited by the results I have gotten so far.

Anyway back to the card - it's pretty simple.  I used my ruler and Stampin' Write Journaler to make the frame and tried to stamp the sentiment in the middle of the gap I left.  I say tried cause this was the 4th one I made and I was SO over it by this time.  The 1stt time I used a different marker and it smudged, the next 2 times the sentiment didn't come out properly.  I was using StazOn and I think it was drying in the time I was taking to make sure the stupid thing was straight and centred. 

On the inside I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment (forget its name, sorry) in Pretty In Pink and then went over it with a Clear Spica pen to give it a bit of sparkle.  The butterflies were die cut using the Beautiful Wings Sizzlet and attached to some repurposed acetate using sticky strip and SNAIL.  To make the acetate spring, I cut a 2-1/2" circle of acetate using the Circle Scissor Plus and then cut into it, gradually moving towards the centre, kind of like peeling a apple with a peeler, a technique a saw ages ago on Lauren Meader's blog.

Well, that's all from me tonight, a rather intersting movie has started called Zodiac, starring Mark Ruffalo, Robert Downey Jnr and Jake Gyllenhaal and Anthony Edwards (Dr Green from ER :))  Looks good, anyone else seen this??? 

Supplies Used: Stampin' Up! unless otherwise indicated.
Stamps:  Birthday Wish (maybe, it's retired anyway), Birthday Basics (PaperTrey Ink)
Cardstock:  Pretty In Pink, Marina Mist, Daffodil Delight, Stamper's Select White (PaperTrey Ink)\
Ink:  Pretty In Pink, Black StazOn
Accessories:  Beautiful Wings Sizzlet, Big Shot, Basic Rhinestones, Sticky Strip, SNAIL, Acetate.

Friday, October 8, 2010

JAI #38 - Just Add Bling & Pink

This week, the challenge at Just Add Ink was to add Bling and Pink in an effort to raise awareness on Breast Cancer. The Cancer Council’s Pink Ribbon Day, which will be held on Monday October 25 this year, aims to help raise awareness about breast cancer, as well as raise funds towards research, education and patient support programs.  This year alone around 12,000 Australian women will be diagnosed with breast cancer, which is still a huge number.

So for this blinged up challenge, this is what I came up with:

It's a little hard to tell in this photo, but I have mixed Silver Embossing Powder with some Dazzling Diamonds, so it's really quite sparkly in real life - photos taken at 11.00 pm do not have the 'right light' so the don't show the real sparkle.  My mixing ratio was quite scientific - I used a scrap of cardstock to scoop up some silver ep and some dazzling diamonds and mixed on a acetate sheet till I got a colour I liked.  This one has a bit too much silver for my liking - the first one I made was better, however I dropped it and bent the front corner.  I tried to save it but ended up completely trashing it, so I had to start again.  I've also done one with pink glitter but couldn't decide what colour the sentiment should be, so I'll post that when I get around to finishing it.

Pretty simple, the embossed panel raised up on dimensionals, as is the sentiment, which is embossed using plain silver embossing powder.

Thanks for visiting and don't forget to check out rest of the Design Team's very gorgeous creations.

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Baroque, Congrats (both retired)
Cardstock:  Whisper White
Ink:  Versamark
Accessories:  Silver Embossing Powder, Dazzling Diamonds, Heat Gun, Embossing Buddy, Dimensionals, Rhinestones.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Catch Up!

Again I'm a bit behind with the whole blogging thing.  My baby, who is not such a baby anymore turned 4 last month.  I have absolutely no idea where those 4 years have gone, but here is the invitation I made for his party

It's a matchbox style, this is the inside

I masked the 3 back balloons and popped the Wasabi one up on a dimensional.  Also masked all the strings.  Hmmm, glad I only made 12 of these, lol!  The colour combo is Brilliant Blue, Bashful Blue, Pumpkin Pie and Wild Wasabi and came from some old DSP (East Coast Prep maybe??).  The blue circles on the front were made with the Circle Scissor, I used the 1-3/4" RD punch for the Wasabi ones.

This is the co-ordinating card I made:

This inside is decorated the same as the invitation but I took the photo after we gave the card to him so it has all the mushy stuff we wrote.  It also explains the dirty fingerprint on the front :)

Today was his little bestie's party, this is the card I made for him:

Colour combo for this is Real Red, Bashful Blue, Pear Pizzaz and Whisper White, taken from the rub ons, whose name escapes me at the moment.  The letters are diecut using Timeless Type Jnr sizzlet alphabet and covered with crystal effects.  They kind of look like stickers IRL, unfortunately we were in a rush and this is the best photo I have.  I also used my crop-o-dile for the very first time, whoo hoo!  This card is a DL sized card, 10 cm x 21 cm (finished) so I could fit his name in.

Well, that's it from me today.  Thanks for visiting.

Supplies Used:

Stamps:  Party This Way, Introducing (retired)
Ink:  Brilliant Blue (retired), Bashful Blue, Pumpkin Pie, Wild Wasabi, Black StazOn
Cardstock: Brilliant Blue (retired), Wild Wasabi, Whisper White, DSP (East Coast Prep? - Retired)
Accessories:  Circle Scissor Plus, 1-3/4" Punch, Staples, Dimensionals

4th Birthday Card:
Stamps:  Party This Way
Ink:  Brilliant Blue, Bashful Blue, Pumpkin Pie, Wild Wasabi
Cardstock:  Brilliant Blue, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, DSP (East Coast Prep)
Accessories:  Bigshot, Timeless Type Jnr Alphabet Sizzlet, Crystal Effects

Tristan's Card
Stamps:  Party This Way, It's Your Birthday (retired)
Ink:  Real Red,Bashful Blue, Pear Pizazz, Going Grey (retired)
Cardstock:  Real Red, Bashful Blue, Pear Pizazz, Whisper White
Accessories:  Bigshot, Timeless Type Jnr Alphabet Sizzlet, Crystal Effects, Crop-O-Dile, Linen Thread, 2 way Glue, Eyelets (non-SU!)