Saturday, 28 February 2015

Classic & Classy

Hi Guys

I cannot believe it is already March here in Australia and the Easter Eggs are already in the stores. Sheesh!

The card I have to offer today is one based on a sketch by Just Add Ink and I thought I'd give it a twist (literally.) 

The sketch is super simple so of course I made it difficult for myself.

I Found this classic 40's pin up picture and cut it into a circle and matted it on black cardboard.

The sentiment is also printed onto basic card and cut out. The angular piece was a bit more difficult as it entailed rolling up (twisting) different patterned paper around a skewer stick and adhering them in a logical pattern over the angled piece of card stock to gain dimension. I waited for them to dry before turning it over and trimming the end bits off flush to the card shape. 

Not content with that, I decided to thread some gorgeous ribbon through the tubes of paper and tie them off in a simple bow to finish it off.

Here is a side view:-

Pink on black always looks great in my opinion.



Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Inspired By Peanuts

And we meet again.

My offering for today is a card that brings back fond memories of the Peanuts Comic Strip featuring the loveable flying ace.

I flipped the sketch provided by Cas(e) This Sketch and am entering into their challenge this time. This is the second time I have used the scrappy background technique courtesy of Stamp TV, only this time I have used 3 different patterns of washi tape instead of paper scraps (it was a lot quicker)

For the cross panel I used twine wrapped around the topper quite a few times (odd number seemed to work the best) and added the oval shaped backing for my Snoopy with the happy birthday sentiment taking the place of the heart.

It was a little unbalanced so I added a few bling dots to finish.

Crikey, I wasn't expecting it to look so good.



Monday, 23 February 2015

G'Day G'Day 2 Cards Today

We meet again.

I went all out today and made 2 cards using different techniques to make my own background papers.

The first one is a fun card where I've used some brown and cream stitched card as a base and the background paper was made using white photocopy paper stamped with a Kaiser Kraft Alphabet stamp using differing shades of ink ranging from dark brown to peppermint green. I cut the paper in half lengthways so I could use the greener half on another project. I then edged a piece of black card with a Martha Stewart punch and overlaid it to the side.
The horse is a free image from the internet and the greeting was stamped onto the sign in matching ink.

The second card is one where I have made the background paper from strips of other papers I had left over using a technique I learned from Gina K of Stamp TV. Very fiddly but fun to do. I put a self adhesive ribbon near the bottom and added the Pisces image and sentiment (again the image is from the internet) and layered that onto black card and onto a white card base.

They look much better in real life.

I would like to enter both of these cards into The Male Room's "Make Your Own Background Paper" Challenge and see what happens!



Saturday, 21 February 2015

Tick Tock You Rock

Hello blog friends,

I have a new card to show you that I believe has the elements that qualify for two challenges.

Feeling Sketchy's interesting sketch above and another Rock Around the Clock challenge which I was too late for (ggggrrrrrrrrr.)

The newspaper base to Feeling Sketchy's image inspired me to use alphabet background stamp and the flower I replaced with the funky girl's head. The text was printed using WordArt and I manipulated it to form a circle. I then cut the square down to smaller size and around the letters and placed a small bronze clock charm in the middle  (hence "Rock Around the Clock") I think the Tick Tock You Rock sentiment is quite contemporary and fun.

Hope you like it


Sunday, 1 February 2015

Light me Up

Hi all,

I trust you are all having a fabulous Monday/Sunday and are busy making time for yourselves to float away on the clouds of your ideas.

I have a fun card today...

which is a bit unusual. 

Here is another view of it to show the dimension on it...

The sentiment really is the basis of the whole thing, so I would like to enter this into 2 challenges being:-

Just us Girls Challenge BlogWildcard Week #278 - Sentiment as a focus

Cas(e) This Sketch    

Catch ya in a couple...