Monday, 21 May 2018

Use your stuff

The challenge at Use your stuff is to use orange. (Tis the season for pumpkin.)
I've made this card using another picture from Graphic 45 and it will be an exam pass card.

The card looks crooked because the butterfly is at an odd angle. I measured it and it is straight.

Cute card Thursday

At Cute card Thursday the theme is the great outdoors.

They must have known I had some Graphic45 birds and flowers to use. :)
Here is a card made with a bird and a sentiment saying near nature.
What a good place to be!
I glued some tiny blue Prima flowers to make it look prettier.

Sunday, 20 May 2018

4 crafty chicks & crafty friends

I've made a card using kit leftovers for 4 crafty chicks. The challenge there is to use buttons.

The 3 flowers are actually buckles but I left the centres in. You have to agree pink and brown go nicely together.

Next I have made a card for Crafty friends challenge where we are using the letter B.
My card features a Bone background and Balloons.
I'm thinking it could be either for a male or a bon voyage card.

Friday, 18 May 2018

Challenge #2 Trends

One of the current trends is using triangles on layouts. I have found these examples.

"Falling Leaves" layout by Tania Willis with "The Story of Fall" collection by #EchoParkPaper.  Tania used designer embossing folders to add texture to the leaves on her layout!

Peace & Joy - - Triangles on a Christmas layout mimic the iconic Christmas tree. Made with the Simple Stories DIY Christmas collection.

I don't think I'm wanting to cut my photos into triangles.

Triangles | Scraptastic Club

If you look hard at your embellishments you will find triangles within stars, pennants,tags etc.

For my layout I decided to scraplift an example I saw online, and used what I had in my kit that was big enough.
My trick was to draw one triangle then trave around it on several other scraps of paper.
The example:

My layout:

I'd like to enter this in Lasting memories challenge which is to use more than one triangle.

Scrap our stash

There is a combine 2 sketches challenge at Scrap our stash.

I've taken the small pieces of vertical paper and the placement of 2 embellishments from the left and the 4squares, one photo and brackets plus embellishment placement and title area from the right.

There are 2 wood veneer birds on this. I chose them to match the small bird elements on the Graphic 45 paper.

Here is a close up of the RHS cluster

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Brown sugar challenge and 2 crafty critter crazy

I've made this card for Brown sugar challenge where the theme is masculine or Father's day.
It is also for 2crafty critter crazy where you can feature any critter.

As my card features a chipboard tiger I'm thinking younger masculine,but I guess it could work either way.
I inked and used black gel pen to colour the tiger and mounted him on corrugated card inside a frame.

Monday, 14 May 2018

Daring Cardmakers

At Daring Cardmakers they have a bee themed challenge.
I found some yellow and white hexagonal paper to use as my background with tiny blue strips of other paper featuring bees in flight.
I then drew my bee on yellow cardstock and cut it out.
The sentiment was hand written.