Butterfly Card

Just a quick post today to share a card I made yesterday.
I am using up bits and pieces that I have, and the butterfly embossed background is one that was lying around waiting to be used.

I hope you are having a crafty day.
Happy stamping!
Chris

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Pattie’s Creations Design Team

And in some extra exciting news, I am now a Design Team member for the wonderful digital designer Pattie Gomez from Pattie’s Creations.  Such a huge honor to be chosen as part of her team.  Thank you, Pattie!

This month’s challenge at Pattie’s Creations is to make a Father’s Day or Graduation project.  I have chosen the Hang Thirty image for my project:

 

I printed the image onto white cardstock and then fussy cut around the edge and cut out all the little pieces so that the background would show through.  The image has been coloured with Copic markers and stamped using the Be The Star stamp set from Stampin’ Up!  The background was created by sponging some Pool Party ink around a cardboard mask cut from one the Word Bubbles Dies (now retired), and a layer of patterned paper from my stash for the water.  And the sand is a thin layer of cork.

I hope you will join us this month at Pattie’s Creations.
Happy stamping!
Chris

Paper Roses

When the Spiral Flower Die came out in the latest Annual Stampin’ Up! catalogue, it was one of the things right near the top of my list of “must haves”!  I have to admit, however, that it hasn’t had as much of a work out as it should have, until now.  I thought I would make up for it!
Continuing on with the current Crafty Boots Challenge theme of “Anything But A Card”, I have created a centrepiece using rather a lot of Spiral Flower Die roses! This could be used as a table centrepiece or a decorative piece in the home, or alternatively would be lovely for a wedding or special occasion.

I have used a lovely candle holder that was in the cupboard and definitely not getting enough use either, and stuck a foam ball into the top of it with some sticky strip.  Then I have cut heaps of flowers, sponged the edges and rolled them to create different sized roses, and glued them on to the foam ball using a hot glue gun.  And really, that’s all there is to it.  I needed something a little monotonous to do while I was watching a great game of World Cup cricket, and it fit the bill nicely – something I could easily do while watching TV. 🙂
Make sure you head on over to the Crafty Boots Challenge website to see all the rest of the inspiration for this challenge from the rest of the Design Team.
Happy stamping!
Chris

Wildflower Meadow

I finally got some time over the last couple of days to do some stamping, we have so much going on at present that finding the time to stamp has not been easy.
I wanted to do something a little different with the the Wildflower Meadow embossing folder, and here is what I came up with.

Lots of sponging on this one, however I like the vintage look.  The colours I have used are Blushing Bride, Pistachio Pudding and Baked Brown Sugar.  The butterflies are from the Papillon Potpourri stamp set and the greeting from the hostess set Banner Greetings.
Promise to be back soon with some more of my creations.
Happy Stamping!
Chris

Dynamic Duos #41

This week’s Dynamic Duo‘s colours are:

Yum… another gorgeous combination!
The colour reminds of a beautiful clear ocean, so I made my card using the new By The Tide stamp set.

I have also used the French Foliage set to add some “bubbles” in the background along with the Square Lattice embossing folder and some sponging around the edges, and paper piercing and faux stitching of course! 🙂

You can see what the rest of the Design Team have done with these colours here.  Please join us and share your wonderful creations.
Happy stamping!
Chris

 

Fall in the Circle

This week at Our Creative Corner, Meihsia has challenged us to create a circle card or project with a Fall (Autumn) theme – Autumn colours or objects.
I really like this challenge, even though it is Spring here in Australia, I love Autumn colours and the leaves falling from the trees.  And I rarely make circle cards, so it was good to do something a little different again.
I have used the Scallop Circle Die to make the card base in Whisper White, then done a reverse mask to colour the centre area.  The tree is from Serene Silhouettes stamp set and is stamped in Black Stazon ink. The Stazon ink allowed me to sponge the background colours over the top, without the black ink smudging and blending in with the colours.
The bow is made with Always Artichoke Seam Binding ribbon which is held together with a Vintage Brad, and the leaves around the edge are from the French Foliage stamp set.  I have inked the leaves in one colour (i.e. Old Olive), and then sponged around the edge using a different colour (Riding Hood Red) using a sponge dauber.
I do hope you will join in with this great challenge, we love seeing the projects you have made using our challenges.  And make sure you check out what the rest of the Design Team have come up with.
Happy Stamping!
Chris