The Sky’s The Limit

Hello. I have a card to share which took a lot of die cutting and layering – but I am pleased it turned out so bright and cheerful:

The card base is 5×7 inches so I could get all the elements on comfortably.

The white panel was die cut with the three cloud dies from Heffy Doodle, and placed onto a Distress Oxide panel (Saltwater Taffy) with foam tape, creating some gaps between each cloud bank.

The balloon was die cut – watching the Heffy Doodle video to see what goes where – and the little rabbit from Time For Tea designs added. I had to cut round his arm a little as I wanted it hanging over the edge of the basket.

I added the sentiment, then some sequins from my stash which seemed to go with the colours I had used on the balloon.

I shall be entering the following challenge:

TTCRD anything goes

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challengelayer it up

Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge anything goes – option to use some pink

Crafty Calendar Challenge anything goes

Cards Galore Challenge – anything goes

Cut It Up Challenge out in the country – include a die cut

I Hope Your Day Is Fabulous

Hello there. I was lucky enough to be picked as random winner for The Color Throwdown recently, and was given the opportunity to be Guest Star Stamper. Well, of course I jumped at the chance. Here are the colours for the new challenge:

Pink, Orange, yellow, green

And here is my card:

I used a combination of Time For Tea Designs stamps and dies to create the scene.

The car, paper plane, and panda’s were stamped then coloured with Copics., and die cut with their matching dies. The little paper plane has a little slit in the middle so you can insert your critter.

The background has clouds stenciled with Kitsch Flamingo. The first sky I stenciled I was a little heavy handed with the ink, so I did that again with a lighter hand.

The hillside scene was stamped and then coloured with Copics. Colouring larger areas with Copics is a struggle for me – I never know when to stop with the darker shades – how much to do – but I went with it – just a little darker shade when the hills seem to merge, and a little darker in the centre of the trees.

I hope you manage to come and play this week with the bright and fun colours. As usual, the Color Throwdown Team has a variety of inspiration for you.

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Creative Knockoutsuse die cuts

Just Add Ink choose two – sky, trees, sea

Beyond The Blue stencil time

Creative Fingers anything goes

Time For Tea Designs July Challenge anything goes with using their products