Monday, 27 May 2019

The library craft challenge

At the library craft challenge they have a theme based on Death on the Nile.
Image result for agatha christie book covers death on the nile

We are to be inspired by the book in some way.
I chose colours to reflect the heat of Egypt including oranges, browns, sand tones plus a small amount of blue for the Nile river.
I copied a small hieroglyph that appeared on Google recently and used it as a strip across my card.
I tried not to use black, as it would be too heavy with the papers I chose.
Hopefully my card will be a creditable inspiration!

Cardz4galz and Time out

At Cardz4galz they want a graduation card.
I made this to be for female or male as I don't sell many graduation cards.
The microscope and spectacles inspired me. My daughter has a friend who recently got her science PhD,it made me think of her.

Time Out challenges has this beautiful picture to inspire us

I started by doing a patchwork background in pale blues and turquoises.
Next using paint, I stamped 3 big flowers.

After they dried, I fussy cut and added them to the front of the card.

I'm also entering it at Dare to be artsy where they want flowers

Saturday, 25 May 2019

Colour my heart dare and Jo's scrap shack

At Colour my heart dare they have this picture

The challenge is using red,white and blue.(plus a little black or brown if needed).
My card is for a man.

Also it is anything goes at Jo's scrap shack so I have used some scraps on this card for a male.

Cardz4guyz plus others

At Cardz4guyz challenge the theme is beside the seaside.

This enabled me to use something I've been hoarding for 2 years. I was in Hawaii 2 years ago and bought some souveneirs which came in a paper bag featuring snoopy and a surfboard.
I knew it would come in handy!

I tore some pale yellow paper to look like sand then carefully tucked the picture behind it.
I can imagine a teenager who surfs getting this card.

At The Male Room it is anything goes with optional origami.
I'm hoping pinwheels qualify, it is after all paper folding.
The background cardstock is shimmer and I thought too pretty to totally hide.

I'm also entering this one in A gem of a challenge

Friday, 24 May 2019

Sketches in Thyme

At Sketches in Thyme this is their latest sketch.

While we were in Christchurch we visited the museum.
One of the exhibits was this 24 gold  plated speedway bike on which Ivan Mauger won 6 World speedway championships.
Read about it here.

I started with a cream paper that featured gold circles.
Next I tore 2 scraps of patterned paper featuring circles that looked to me like wheels and inked the edges with "old paper" which comes out looking like gold edging.
I had 2 smaller photos so adhered them one on top of the other and matted on a neutral coloured background.

I hand stitched 2 rows at the top and one at the bottom in black to resemble tyre tracks (?)
Yes there is a row of stitching at the bottom cut off by the scanner.
The tickets made good journaling as all the necessary words were there. After adding a couple of arrows, I'm done!

Wednesday, 22 May 2019

Sketchy Boards Challenge.

My daughter buys unusual things.
She loved Frida Khalo so anything Mexican or ghoulish appeals to her.

If you look at this post, you will see her garden ornaments

I've chosen the Day of the dead skulls and made smaller copies of those photos for my Sketchy Boards layout.
Here's the sketch

You can see now why I chose them!

The background paper has been turned sideways so that the black runs up the right hand side. I traced a white circle with gel pen to even it up.
Next I added bits and pieces but didn't overdo it.

Scrap room

The Scraproom facebook group has a starter  sketch.

I've used Bella papers from their New York range on this layout and kept it true to the sketch as it is a sombre theme.
The Peace bell stands in Christchurch NZ in the middle of the Botanical Gardens.
You can read about it here:

Now here is my layout