A quick post to share the card I have made for the photo inspiration from (Pin)spirational:
I have been thinking about the photo inspiration for quite a few days now, and was going along the sparkles and the word ‘love’ – but then I saw how beautiful the tree was in the corner of the photo – and remembered this stamp from Altenew – ‘Moments in Time‘.
I began by cutting a circle out of some masking paper, and using the cut-out to ink blend two distress oxide colours. I used the circle shape to kinda represent the ‘o’ in the word love…..
Once dry, I then stamped the tree, then the sentiment, in Altenew Obsidian ink. I didn’t smudge anything! I am so pleased with myself!
Hello again everyone. I have a card to share today which – even though looks quite simple – took ages to sort out the angles and design:
I did another card whilst I was at it, using the off-cut, and placing the sentiment in a slightly different place:
trying to show the colours:
I took one of the shapes from the Altenew ‘Simple Shapes XL‘ stamp set, and Catherine Pooler inks – because they give fabulous coverage on such a solid stamp – and just stamped a design. I then die-cut that piece of card, creating two triangles as you see.
It took me ages to try and get the correct shaped triangle for this card – I first die-cut the rectangle, then played with the final cut.
I shall be entering the following challenges:
AAA Cards – CAS one corner – option of flowers (obviously not using the option!)
Hello again. After a couple of days at work, I’m looking forward to a few days off – and to the better weather promised us.
I have a card to share using inspiration – once again – from the Altenew 3D Floral Focus course by Therese Calvird. This time I swapped some of the layers around, using an alcohol ink background to die cut some layers, and using vellum:
I’ve so far missed the alcohol revolution – I have some inks, and some Yupo paper, but not yet got into the groove – until a couple of days ago. I played around with some colours, finding which ones I liked.
I created a few panels, and when I saw day 5 of the course, and then the colours for the current challenge at Color Throwdown – this card came together quite quickly……….in my head, anyway!
It actually took quite a bit of sorting – which layer would be the alcohol ink, which would be the vellum, how to arrange them, what to put the flower onto, what colour for the leaves……..well, I am sure you get the picture.
Anyhoo – using the Altenew 3D Peony Dream, I made the flower as you see. I used another blue base layer for the flower, slightly off-set, as I thought the vellum kinda got lost….
The white panel is using the Altenew water-colour stripes cover die, the leaves using a couple of shades of grey card-stock.
As Altenew currently have a discount on their courses – I’m off to have a look to see if there is anything else I want to do – even though I have a few I haven’t even started yet! And – this time next week I’ll be travelling down to Coventry ready for the Altenew UK show on the Saturday – can’t wait for that one!
I have another card to share today as I had a few left-over white roses die cut from Altenew ‘Wild Rose 3D die set‘, and took the opportunity to make a card inspired by the colours at Color Throwdown:
I die cut the flowers and leaves out of white card stock, with double-sided sticky tape of each layer, but inserting a mint coloured layer into the rose.
The background is the Altenew ‘Leaf Frame Cover Die‘ and cut out of a pink and a lavender card. I used the fall-outs of the pink, and jig-sawed into the lavender. I didn’t want too much dimension on the background, as the flowers and leaves were enough.
Another variation using the opposite ‘jig-saw’ pieces:
The colours to be used were pink, aqua, lavender, and mint……….which I thought looked quite muted and gentle, which is why I did the white flower and leaves.
I hope you’re having a good day, and I’ll see you again soon. 🙂
Hello again. I am still creating as part of the Altenew 3D Floral Focus course, and this card is for Day 2 of that course:
Day 2 is about monochrome, and I feel even though the background die is quite complicated, the card itself has a clean and simple feel about it.
I first die-cut all the images from the Altenew 3D Rose Flurries out of white, then decided to cut a few more layers out of the light brown/kraft card and played around with the layers until I was happy. I did originally plan for three flowers, but I am pleased how this turned out with one flower.
I’ll just have to make another card – or two – with the remaining flowers!
I’ve also been trying Day three – using in-lay on the dies – but am really, really, struggling to get that right – I’ll keep at it – you may get to see an end result – but you may not!!!!
Hello there. My weekend didn’t go according to plan, so I have been at home – therefore time to craft. I am taking the Altenew 3D Floral Focus course, and have already created cards for the first couple of days. I am sharing a couple of cards I made based on the first day:
a different angle for each:
I used a Catherine Pooler stencil and some Cosmic Shimmer paste – one in a pearl white, and the other in gold for the background. I have had these pastes for absolutely years – and they still looked brand new and juicy in the pots.
The flowers are die cut using the Altenew 3D Peony Dream die-set, in a variety of different colours. I played around with the images and layers until I was happy with the colour combination, added some of the leaves from the same set, and even added some Tim Holtz leaf die-cuts too.
I must say – I would never have put these colours together – not in a month of Sunday crafting days (!!) – but I think they work.
Thank you so much to Altenew and Therese Calvird for the inspiration – and it’s Day One!!!!
Hi there. I have a veritable feast of flowers to share on a card today. It is the new challenge at Cardz 4 Galz, and the theme is to use your favourite colours:
I couldn’t decide on one or two colours – so I did a few more! 🙂
I like pink and purple flowers, and I actually like when I stamp the flower layers using browns, too. The black leaves added as I do like black – is black a colour?
Anyhoo – these are my favourite colours when doing a card, especially with floral images – unless I am following a colour challenge – then the flowers become whatever is required.
I used a background stamp from Neat and Tangled, cut it down to put on the bottom half of the card, then added the flowers and leaves from Altenew ‘Always There’ with 3D glue – that way I can move them around a little until I am happy with the placement – and then push the black foliage underneath.
I hope you can come and join us with this challenge, and I see my fellow DT have come up with some very different creations – lots of different colours.
I shall also be entering this card into the following challenges:
Hello again. I have a card to share with you today which took a little bit more planning than I thought it would:
The flower is Altenew ‘Floral Fantasy‘ – quite a large floral image – and stamped using three of he Altenew pink inks. I used a light grey for the solid leaves.
The sentiment is from Mama Elephant ‘Hilly Hello‘ and die cut as you see.
The planning part of it was the die cut sentiment – I did the first die cut and then looked around for papers I had which matched the pinks, but as I didn’t have any, I made my own background by stamping the solid leaves from the stamp set in the lightest of the pinks I used for the flower, with the added smaller star shape from Altenew ‘Build a Flower Daffodil‘ as I had a few white areas I wanted to fill-in.
I was going to just layer the background, but decided to ‘inlay’ the two layers together, as I knew the flower and leaves would have some dimension using my 3D glue. I didn’t want too much height on the card.
Hello there. I have a card to share with you today as there is a new challenge starting at The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge. The theme is – anything goes as long as it’s Christmas.
I took the opportunity to use my Copics again – kinda getting into the colouring, but I still don’t see it as relaxing – just a way of getting more from my stamps, and allowing me to use digital images…..I’m going to be doing a Copic Colouring course in September with Faye Wynn-Jones – the first of four such classes, but in the meantime I’m Googling and You-tubing and basically using all kinds of resources out there – and there are loads!!
This card is using the stamped images from Honey Bee ‘Snow Birds’, the base and tree and house images from Lawn Fawn, with a Distress Crayon sky background……..The sentiment is die cut four times and stacked for dimension.
I have a couple of packs of these crayons – but never used them – I don’t how to!
Anyhoo – I saw a Create and Craft programme which spent an hour using them, so I had a go. I used water-colour card-stock, drew the two blue colours down, them after moistening my finger in a damp baby wipe – smooshed it through the colours……….it looked easy on the programme.
My colours didn’t really move that much – but I could see they were trying. So – I took the moist baby wipe and blended them with that! Hey presto – ink smooshed baby-wiped background……..
I kept the base card bigger than the frame, because I think it looks like a frame too – and I do like to flout the rules – having a wider edge on the sides than at the top! I could have cut it down – but I like it this way………