This week’s Dynamic Duos challenge is to use the colour Primrose Petals and combine it with a colour of your choice. Well, now that just leaves it too open for me, too many possibilities and ideas……
I decided on combining my favourite colours of all, pink and purple….. so I have added Elegant Eggplant to the Primrose Petals.
My card uses two techniques that I haven’t played with for a long time. Firstly, the Stained Glass technique, combined with the Tissue Paper technique.
To do this, I have embossed the Swallowtail in white embossing powder onto the smooth side of the Crepe Filter Paper (page 6 Seasonal Catalogue) – if you feel the paper really carefully you will notice that one side is slightly smoother and the other side a little more rough. The Stained Glass technique is usually done onto Vellum, which is much stronger than the crepe paper, so I wasn’t sure how this would turn out.
Then on the back, behind the butterfly image, I have coloured using inks and a blender pen, in the two colours, blending them together.
I embossed an extra butterfly to experiment with, and gave this one to my son. He coloured the back of the butterfly directly with brightly coloured markers, and that worked really well too, so you could do either of these. However, it does work best if the colouring is on the back of the embossed image.
I have then wrapped the crepe paper over a piece of Shimmer White cardstock, and stuck it behind the cardstock using glue to keep it in place. If you are using standard tissue paper for this technique, it is nice to scrunch up the paper to give it more texture, and then smooth it out again, but this crepe paper is a little heavier and I thought it would detract from the image, so I left it flat.
While you can’t see it in the photo, the shimmer of the cardstock does show through the crepe paper.
The lace, seam binding ribbon and gorgeous resin rose, are all from the Artisan Embellishment Kit (page 10 Seasonal Catalogue).
As always, heaps of inspiration from the rest of the Design Team at Dynamic Duos, all using different colours for their creations.
Happy Easter everyone, I do hope you are having a crafty Easter, and spending time with loved ones.
I have to apologise for my lack of posts recently, things have been rather busy in our household. I have been doing a little crafting so I will try to catch up and share some of them with you.
Today I will share a card that I made using the new Oval Framelits. I just love oval shapes, especially on cards, but have only just had the chance to try them out. Need a few more hours in the day, I feel. Or perhaps I just need to sleep less 🙂
This card uses the Everything Eleanor, Papillon Potpourri and Apothecary Art stamp sets, along with the colours Bashful Blue and Midnight Muse and a half of one of the pretty doilies.
Promise to be back soon with more of my creations.
Well, here it is, my first challenge with the wonderful Design Team at Dynamic Duos.
Each week we will have two colours to use to create a card, scrapbook page, craft or digital project. Only the two colours, otherwise known as “The Dynamic Duo”, may be used for the project. Neutrals such as black, white, vanilla, skin colours and kraft are ok to add to those two colours.
So here is the card I have made using this week’s colour combo. For most people, the colours probably say “make a Christmas Card!” but I thought it would be good to see those colours used in a different way.
I have used the Delicate Doilies Sizzlit, and Papillon Potpourri stamp set, and for the greeting an individual stamp called Beautiful Birthday.
Make sure you check out the rest of the fabulous creations from the Dynamic Duos Design Team:
In this post here, I shared with you this week’s challenge at Our Creative Corner, which is to create a project using a Resist Technique, so today I am going to share with you a YouTube link, which will show you some different Resist Techniques and how to do them.
I have used the Emboss Resist technique for my card, and you can see some other techniques used in the fabulous creations from the rest of the Design Team. So check out the YouTube, and lets see your creations too 🙂
Another really great challenge this week at Our Creative Corner.
So, what did I recycle?
Well, I had an old tin that originally had some yummy chai tea in it, and I didn’t want to throw away the tin once the tea had been used, but didn’t quite know what to do with it. But it has had a makeover and now holds my paper clips!
So the tin has been recycled for a new use, and I have used some denim from the pair of my son’s old jeans that I started cutting up a few weeks ago!
Actually I think I have also “recycled” some of the recent challenges as well 🙂 – last week’s challenge was to use some office supplies (check – there is a paper clip on the lid), and the previous week was to use denim (check).
I have also used the very yummy Twitterpated patterned papers, and a tiny bit of the new Comfort Cafe patterned papers, just poking out from under the denim. And of course, those butterflies… the top two layers use the Beautiful Wings Embosslits, and the larger blue butterfly is the Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Die, through the Big Shot.
Check out what the rest of the Design Team have made for this challenge, and if you have any questions about this project, feel free to send me an email.
“Sparkly Stuff” – you know, rhinestones, glitter… 🙂
This week’s challenge comes from Paula McClane at Scrap Addict’s Attic.
So this is Paula here, one of the newbies to the Design Team, I’m so excited to be on the team! Let’s get to it then, my first challenge! I am not a girly girl, I’m mostly found wearing a tee shirt and capris or jeans. But sometimes you just gotta whip out the shiny sparkly stuff & make it dazzle! Use rhinestones, stickles, glitter, etc along with items found in nature (plants, animals, etc)! A bit of bling mixed with nature..”
Well, who doesn’t like a bit of bling?
This card was inspired by one I saw… well, somewhere! There are so many ways to get inspiration these days that it gets difficult to know where you saw things…
Anyway, I have used the Shaving Cream technique to colour some white card stock. I haven’t used this techniques for a long time and thought it would be fun to give it a go again. My son had fun too! 🙂
Butterflies have then been cut out using the Beautiful Wings Embosslit Die, through the Big Shot. And I admit that some of the Rhinestone bling is not from Stampin’ Up! You could, however, use the clear rhinestones and colour them using a Sharpie or other permanent marker, in the colours you want.
Another fun challenge, so I hope you play along with us this week. Check out what my fellow Design Team members have created for this challenge. Now there’s some inspiration!
Get out your glitter and rhinestones and anything else that qualifies as bling! And happy stamping!