Tuesday, 20 August 2019

Paper Issues moodboard Pinspire me.

This is the mood board.
I started with a photo of lichen that I took while in New Zealand.
The watermelon seeds led me to use 2 spotted papers one green, one dark red.
I added some stitching on the layering strip, using yellow because the green wouldn't show up.
The 3 butterflies were inspired by the dragonfly (I didn't have any of those)



Monday, 19 August 2019

Freshly made sketches and Simply create too.

At Freshly made sketches they have this sketch



I've made a Christmas card using 2 robins I have cut out. I mounted them on foam so they stand up.
The white background is sparkly.


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My next card is for simply create too where anything goes.
I also saw an oriental challenge on My time to craft


Sunday, 18 August 2019

Crazy 4 challenges and Sketch Saturday.


This is the latest sketch at Crazy 4 challenges.
I've been using up some 6x6 papers so this suited my requirements.
It will work for either males or females.


And at Sketch Saturday there's this one :
Using similar tones I constructed this card.
I used a square paperclip from my Counterfeit kit.


Saturday, 17 August 2019

2 crafty Critter crazies

Here is my card for 2 Crafty Critter Crazies.
It is anything goes with a critter.
I've chosen a penguin as it is a Christmas card.
It is a modern look but I know it will sell.



At Animal Friends challenge they want either a lion or a giraffe.
I re-used a picture from a thank you card I received after giving a donation to WWF.
I fussy cut the zig zag edge at top and bottom. My sentiment was cut from some patterned paper.




Jingle Belles and Winter wonderland.

Yesterday I made this layout, featuring Flourish with a bling and flowers for Mystical August cybercrop.
It is the penultimate layout for my 2 NZ albums. (one to go)


As I was putting the central piece on it occurred to me to cut out the centre behind it to save the green paper.

I've used that scrap as my background for this card.
It is for Jingle Belles where they want a tag as the main feature.
I constructed my card using a rectangle, washi tape, a circle tag, vellum with my sentiment and paper lace just for fun.



At Winter wonderland they want a Christmas ornament.

I chose a bauble for the tree which I mounted on magic mount to make it 3D on the card.

I added a strip of holly paper across the base to add to the festive look.



Friday, 16 August 2019

Lasting Memories

At Lasting Memories they want us to use a cactus on our layout.
My mind instantly went back to my Arizona trip 2 years ago. We visited Sedona.

I used lots of tearing and bent back papers to distress them. I even stapled some corners.


The required cactuses are there top right.

Li'l red wagon

At Li'l red wagon the theme is songs and music.
The idea is to use song lyrics to inspire a card.

The song I chose is I love my wife by Frank Sinatra.
https://www.lyrics.com//lyric/967537/Frank+Sinatra/I+Love+My+Wife

One verse goes "Upon so sweet a sigh and if I shake,
                             Break out in spots, don't fret it's not swine fever dear"

I chose this because I had red spotted paper and thought I might use it.


A reminder as well 

.At my challenge blog Archiscraps we also have a musical challenge.

Cards from Li'l red wagon can also be linked there.