Alphabet Challenge – 10 year anniversary – Anything Goes

There is a new challenge beginning at The Alphabet Challenge – we are back to the letter ‘A’ for ‘Anything Goes‘ – and……….it’s the 10 year anniversary for this challenge!

Jan’s Digis pre-coloured sentiment

10 years! Isn’t that marvellous? I have only been a part of the Design Team since August last year – a veritable newbie – but I am loving this tour through the alphabet – and the Design Team always has great makes, which inspire me for other and future challenges.

I hope you can come along and play in this mile-stone challenge – we would love to see you create any handcrafted item, any theme, any layout – just come along and play with us! You can even play 3 times – I know, I know – only 3 times!!!!!

Here is my card:

I stamped lots of images from the Lawn Fawn and the MFT stamp sets listed, coloured with Copics, then cut them out with the matching die sets.

Here are the Copics I used:

I then found a spare piece of green grassy border left over from a previous card so placed that down, them played around with the layout of the images until I was happy with it. That actually took me quite a while – which squirrel goes on which branch, which mushroom goes where, which flower goes next to which other element…………the possibilities were endless.

I toyed with the idea of blending a background, or even colouring a background, but as I can;t seem to get the hang of that – I left the background to the imagination of whoever is looking at the card.

I think I’m getting a ‘Copic thumb’…………….is there such a thing? Some periods of colouring and my thumb hurts and cramps – I may have to try holding the marker differently, as I’m kinda getting into the colouring groove…….I still find colouring a chore – but less so these days! The tide is turning!

So – come and play and help us to celebrate the 10th anniversary – I can’t wait to see your creations. Hope to see you there………… xx

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Craft Sentiments Challenge anything goes

Digi Choosday anything goes

Arty Divas anything goes

A Perfect Time To Craft – anything goes

Crafty Creations Challenge anything goes

Craft Rocket Challenge furry animals

Happy Little Stampers anything goes with dies

Or Friendship is always and Adventure

Hello. There is a new challenge beginning at The Alphabet Challenge. We are at the end of the alphabet, so the letter is ‘Z’ – and we want to see your Zoo Animals.

Here is my card:

I stamped the leopards, trees, and tree trunk from several MFT stamp sets, with Gina K Amalgam ink, then coloured with my Copics. Here are the colours I used:

Once die cut with the matching dies I started to plan my layout – wanting to create a scene – but without adding a background – if you get my drift.

The sentiments are from the Leopard stamp set, and as I had stamped the images twice, I made another card with a slightly different layout:

This time I added two extra tree branches from the ‘Squirrel‘ stamp set.

I’m getting to grips with Copic colouring, but still use any hints and tips I can get from anywhere I can get it!

My go-to colour combinations are from Yana Smakula – and you can find the combinations here. These combinations are what I tend to use most of the time, and are a great way to start and gain more confidence in the colouring – and the choice of card-stock for colouring is always the Make It Colour Blending card-stock – it blends well, and again is a confidence builder.

The right tool for the right technique, right?

I hope you can come and join us for the ‘Zoo animals’ challenge and I look forward to seeing you in our gallery. xx

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Crafty Sentiments anything goes

Addicted to Stamps and Moremake your mark

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge anything goes

Digi Choosday anything goes