Tuesday, 17 June 2014
I decided on a shaped card for my 'Piping Tilda' image & so have her popping out of one of the pockets of an apron, cut using my Silhouette Cameo. That particular pocket is actually paper-pieced so that it fits around the piping bag shaping perfectly. The two pockets, plaid aprons (there is one on the inside too) & all the kraft shapes have inked edges. The checked dps also have 'stitching' added using a fine Promarker nib before being layered up to include lacy ''broderie anglaise' borders (the one towards the bottom is a double layer of 2 designs), again cut using my Cameo. Tilda herself was coloured using my Promarkers but I kept the image on the front of the tag (which goes into the larger pocket) without any colour so it didn't detract from the main image. That image of a row of cakes is from Beyond the Fringe & on the reverse of the tag is a simple 'birthday wishes' sentiment.
I love making flowers but can never make up what my favourite style & design is. These ones were given Promarker-ed petals & pearly centres before being set on a heart-shape - again this shape was given an inked & 'stitched' edge.
The inside of the card echoes the apron design & 'lace-work' and features a circular sentiment from Bird's Cards.
Divas By Design - anything Magnolia
Stamp & Create with Magnolia - Spring Fancy Folds
Inky Chicks - special shapes
Tip Top - shaped card
Bunny Zoe - layers
Crafting For All Seasons - don't be square
Sweet Stamping - say it with flowers
Crafty Calendar - petals & pearls
Craftitude - flowers &/or lace
Craft for the Craic - something summery or with flowers
Bloggers Challenge - flowers
Marvelous Magnolia - punches
Gem of A Challenge - gingham papers or ribbon
Ink On My Fingers - patterned paper
Savvy Handmade Cards - mad about plaid
Delicious Doodles - stitch it
We Do Doobadoo - ribbon
Whimsy - tic tac toe (ribbon, flowers, sentiment)
Craft Your Passion - 3 or more embellishments
Crafty Bloggers - bingo (die-cut, ribbon, pearls)
Crafty Ribbons - anything goes (with ribbon)
Inky Impressions - for the girls
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - anything goes (with pattern paper)
Penny's - anything goes
Word Art Wednesday - anything goes
Creative Cutting - anything goes (using cutter).
Friday, 6 June 2014
This card is for my Father-in-law, my own father having passed away a number of years ago now. Firstly, I created a dual-layered rosette using my Cameo - (the orange paper does have a pattern to it but it doesn't show!) and I used my glue-gun to secure the folds together, setting the folded 'circles' onto circular bases making them very sturdy before adhering together and adding the centre-pieces. I used the glue gun for it's immediate 'grab' - necessary for the 'jumpy' nature of a concertinaed circle. The 'DAD' banner, again evidence of the Cameo again, created by welding the chosen font onto the created frame-work and a similar-sized banner placed behind it to form a navy base layer - with another cut from orange spotted paper for the other 'ribbon' of the rosette.
Following the design layout at MOJO, I then created the required 'rounded-off' square giving this a chevron design using all the colours suggested by ColourQ. I chose the orange colour as the main 'pop' not just because it is 'bright & happy' but also because it is the team colour of Blackpool's football team, the team he supports. The extended version of this shaped layer was embossed using the chevron embossing folder from Die-sire Embossalicious in white card. I think that all the white gives the card a very clean, crisp fresh look & really sets off the given colourway. Hope he likes it!
Mojo Monday - design sketch
Simon Says... - Father's Day / Masculine
CRAFT - father's day / male
Moving Along With The Times - father's day
Fab 'n' Funky - father's day / for the men in your life
Bearly Mine - one for the boys
Country View Crafts - only men allowed
Crafts 4 Eternity - for the boys
QKR Stampede - father's day
Crafty Catz - inspired by a song ( Luther Vandross - Dance With My Father...still miss my own father after all this time)
Aud Sentiments - any sentiment for a guy
Dies R Us - one for the boys / father's day
ColourQ - colour palette
Addicted to CAS - texture
As You Like It - favourite embossing technique (dry embossing)
Paper Mill June challenge - anything related to a June celebration
A Creative Romance - anything goes (optional birthday)
Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper - anything goes using patterned paper
Corrosive 200 Celebration - anything goes.