Sunday, 18 June 2017

Li'l red wagon. has a cats or dogs challenge.
This card has a dog which I fussy cut from a scrapbooking kit packaging.
The word is made from left over alphas.
Overall a very economical Father's day card from a slightly sad looking dog.

CSI case #232

It has been a while since I've done a CSI challenge but I still enjoy them.
We recently went to Canberra Zoo and as I expected mainly smaller animals, it was a surprise to find giraffes.
This is the male named Hummer.

COLOURS: Used all
EVIDENCE: wood background, wood accents, animals, trees/foliage, stitching, buckles, enamel dots (sparkly).
TESTIMONY: Put your journaling in a pocket.

CKC challenge #1 and Stuck sketches

This is for Stuck sketches first sketch for June which looks like this
and also for the Tic tac toe challenge at CKC.
I've gone along the bottom row horizontally.

Friday, 16 June 2017

Give a crafter a cookie

At give a crafter a cookie there is a summer beach theme.
Cute cookies eh?
summer beach cookies:

I've started with paper from Fancy pants featuring board shorts ,t-shirts and thongs.
Next, I found a journaling card saying "Surf's up"
Across the top I added a black and white pennant then matted my sentiment on black card to match.
After adding some enamel dots, my card is done.
Living close to the beach, I'm sure someone will buy this.

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Scrapping Outback has this challenge.
Use white, orange ,gold and kraft and at least one piece of chipboard.

I've lately been trying to use ALL of my chipboard up. Looking in the drawer I found a Greek flag plus 2 swords from a pirate pack. All were from Memory Maze when I was on their Design Team.

It had to be a layout about Greece....I've been there 3 times (lucky me!) as I have a friend in Rhodes.

The photo of the old windmills in Mandraki harbour in Rhodes had some kraft and orange tones.
I had a gold doiley and used inca gold on the chipboard plus the corrugated card.

Luckily I found some Kraft Collections ornamental labels & the orange embroidery floss!
On the bigger label I intend to write more personal journaling.

Here's the finished layout. The photo is at an angle, the paperwork is straight.

Tuesday taggers

I've just made a 8x8 canvas for
It was tempting to spray it all brown but I wanted it to match my d├ęcor, hence the turquoise background.

I treated the chipboard cogs with rusting powder which involves modge podge then the rusting powder. Next you mist it with brown vinegar and bleach, allow it to dry then scrub the surface with an old toothbrush. This reveals the rust.
The gesso, inking stamps and gluing the key made the whole thing a rather messy business, but fun!

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

3 challenges.

I'm combining challenges.

Sketches in Thyme has this sketch. I turned it sideways.

Use your stuff wants warm colours and Challenge Yourself is based on this

The 2 photos are of Wagga Wagga cathedral and I was there by myself. I've cheated and collage-style added myself to the picture.
The small houses are cut from a strip of paper I was given.
I've used clusters of houses where the daisies are on the sketch.
I used enamel dots to highlight the strips.

It just occurred to me that it looks like the fires from hell burning the church! LOL