Saturday 23 April 2011

Forgotten Friday 13

I hope you are all enjoying the wonderful weather we are having at the moment. Friday came around so quickly this week that I missed it but I have managed a card for Judith's challenge Forgotten Friday  albeit a day late. I realised I was a bit short of New Home cards so I dug out my Cottage stamps by Elusive Images (now Chocolate Baroque) which I bought when they were issued and I'm sure I've not actually used all of the lovely designs yet.  Background paper is from  the Echoes of Italy collection and has been overstamped with a Tall Trees image (also Chocolate Baroque).  The image was stamped onto watercolour paper and coloured with Polychromos pencils.  The sentiment was computer generated and popped onto a fancy tag from Spellbinders.  An EK Success punch was used on the lower layer.


Friday 22 April 2011

Vintage Forever Friends

Who doesn't like Forever Friends images?  This one is from a stamp set by Papermania and I used the 'outside the box' technique with a Nestabilities die and coloured with pencils.  Background papers are from my stash and a Cuttlebug swiss dots embossing folder was used for one of the layers.  Sentiment was stamped onto a Tim Holtz die cut ticket.

Tuesday 19 April 2011

Bah Humbug Challenge 15

The challenge over at Bah Humbug this week is stockings - and yes they mean Christmas stockings!! This had to be a fairly quick card this week as I'm still playing catchup after my busy schedule recently.  I printed the image  and the word from Docrafts Forever Friends CD.  the image was printed twice and the stocking and ribbon have been cut out and layered up and of course I had to add some glitter.  Background paper is from my stash and I think it is Papermania from a few years ago.

Sunday 17 April 2011

Forgotten Friday 12

My card for Judith's Forgotten Friday Challenge this week is a twisted easel using several 'forgotten' elements.  I was looking for something amongst my stash last week when I came across a large pack of twelve by twelve papers which I bought as a special offer at least two years ago, put them away tidily at the time and would you believe the pack hadn't even been opened!!  Another thing I've been using again recently is my alcohol inks which had been sitting on the shelf unused for ages.  So - background paper from my stash; a tag cut out in mirri card embossed with a text embossing folder and then dabbed with alcohol inks. Onto this I've popped a paper rose which I made for a demonstration this time last year and has been sitting in my 'flower' box since then; a strip of card stamped using a text stamp by Hero Arts (again unused for a while) and finally some eyelash yarn left over from a scarf I knitted a couple of years ago - I knew I would find a use for the oddment some time. All these forgotten elements have been put together to make this twisted easel card, adding a swirl and sentiment.  Thanks Judith for encouraging the use of these neglected items and I know I have many more buried away in my craft room.