Freshly Made Sketches 191

My card this morning uses a combination of the sketch from the current Freshly Made Sketches challenge, which I have combined with the current Just Add Ink challenge of using Topography.  This is my second entry in the Just Add Ink challenge but I wanted to show a completely different way of using script or lettering on your projects.
Here is the sketch:

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I have kept my card very simple, and it really only took me a few minutes to make.

I have used a white card base, and separate white layer which I have run through the Big Shot with an embossing folder which came as a free gift with a magazine.  Then I have lightly sponged some ink on the area I wanted highlighted, just using a sponge dauber.  Then a couple of strips of patterned paper attached behind the white layer before adhere it to the card base.  It’s a great way of using up some of those thin strips of patterned paper, or coloured cardstock, that we all manage to collect.
Happy stamping!
Chris

Simply Papercraft Challenge 7

Our sponsor for the next fortnight at Simply Papercraft, is Lacy Sunshine.

I have chosen the very cute Sarah Jane image for my project.  Such a gorgeous girl!

Sarah Jane has been coloured with Copic Markers.  The background papers are all retired Stampin’ Up! papers, and everything else are bits and pieces from my stash.
Please share your projects with us at Simply Papercraft, we love to see what you have been up to.

Happy stamping!
Chris

Masculine Challenge Card

Just a quick reminder to share your masculine projects with us this week at Crafty Boots Challenges.

My card uses the Traveler stamp set from Stampin’ Up!, and I have inked up the steam train in Chocolate Chip ink.  The papers are (unfortunately) retired ones, but I loved the colours and thought it worked well with this particular image.
Hope you have a crafty week.  Happy stamping!
Chris

The Male Room Design Team

Very excited again today, I can finally let you know that I have been asked to be part of the wonderful team of designers with one of my favourite challenges at The Male Room!

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I have been holding on to that piece of information for a while now, but very happy to be able to share it now 🙂
This week’s challenge is to add a tag to your project:

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I thought I would keep my card quite clean and simple today, and use one of the gorgeous new Stampin’ Up! In Colours, called Tip Top Taupe!  Cool name!

The striped patterned paper come from the Cherry On Top Designer Series Paper Stack.  I have created a tag using the Scalloped Tag Topper punch, with some Faux Stitching around the edge and some Natural Chevron Ribbon through the top.  The globe image comes from the Traveler stamp set, definitely a favourite for making masculine cards!
Looking forward to sharing heaps of masculine cards with you, and to seeing all of your projects.  So please share them with us at The Male Room.
Happy stamping!
Chris

Simply Papercraft

Today is my first challenge with the Simply Papercraft Design Team, a fabulous papercrafting Challenge blog.

I have made a card using a digital image from Rosey Hearts called Spring Witch.

Such a cute image, but I thought she needed a lovely little black cat! 🙂  The kitty image comes from the Stampin’ Up! set called You Little Furball.  And the patterned papers are also retired Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Papers.  The gorgeous ribbon (which I was given as part of my Mother’s Day present!! Lucky me 🙂  ) is lovely and shimmery and shiny but doesn’t show up well in the photo.

Make sure you pop in and check out what the rest of the Design Team have created, and do share your own creations with us too, at Simply Papercraft.
Happy stamping!
Chris

Sketch Challenge Reminder

Posting up a card today, as a reminder to join us at Crafty Boots Challenges, for the current sketch challenge.

My card features the Flower Fair Framelits Dies and matching Flower Patch stamps. The flower shapes have been cut out of the black layer of cardstock, and then placed over some Melon Mambo cardstock.  Then some smaller flowers have been stamped onto the pink layer to look like the centres of the flowers.
I just love these lovely bright colours, especially on the first, snowy day of winter!  Yes, we had snow this morning, and our snow man is still standing!
Hope you will join our sketch challenge at Crafty Boots Challenges.

Happy stamping!
Chris

New In Colours

With the release of the new Stampin’ Up! catalogue only a few days away, I thought I would introduce you to the new In Colours for 2015-2017.

 

I have made a card using a combination of Mint Macaron and Tip Top Taupe.

The flower is from the Butterfly Basics stamp set, which has been heat embossed with white embossing powder.  The flowers have then had some Mint Macaron ink painted onto the cardstock to give a little depth of colour, using a Blender Pen.
I will be back with some more ideas using some new goodies over the next few weeks.  Contact me if you live locally (Canberra, Cooma area) and would like one of the new catalogues.
Happy stamping!
Chris

Washi Tape Challenge

The new challenge at The Male Room, for the next fortnight, is a stash challenge.  It’s time to use all that wonderful Washi Tape that we have in our stash – be as creative as you like.  Just remember, your project must have a masculine feel.  You can make a card, scrapbook page, tag, 3D project – just use Washi!!!!

My card uses a variety of different Stampin’ Up! Washi Tapes, in some lovely bright colours.  The “happy” has been cut out of the black layer using one of the Dies from the Hello You Thinlits Dies.  The Washi Tape is adhered to the layer below so that it shows through.

 

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The “Birthday” word was stamped onto some white cardstock and cut out with the Word Window punch then layered onto some washi tape which was adhered to a strip of white cardstock and then the flags cut into the ends.

This is my final challenge as Guest Designer with the team at The Male Room, so a big thanks for having me along during May.
Happy stamping!
Chris

Gingham, Checks, Plaid or Tartan

This week at Cardz 4 Guys, Helen has challenged us to use Check, Gingham, Plaid or Tartan on our projects, and it must be a prominent feature.

My card features once again, some of the some of the Adventure Bound Designer Series Paper Stack from Stampin’ Up! which has become one of my favourites for masculine cards.  And I have combined it with another favourite, the wonderful Lovely As A Tree stamp set. It must be one of the most popular stamp sets ever, great for all sorts of occasions, and again, wonderful for masculine cards.
This is my last week with the team at Cardz 4 Guys, I have enjoyed being Guest Designer for the month of May and just want to say thanks to the rest of the Design Team for having me along.

Happy Stamping!
Chris

Sketch Challenge

It’s my turn to host the challenge this week at Crafty Boots Challenges, and for the next two weeks my challenge to you, is to use this sketch to make a project:

There are one or two additional rules for our sketch challenge:
  • you can rotate the sketch and you can re size the elements if you wish.
  • do not move the elements around too much, the original sketch layout should still be recognisable.
  • you can use any materials you like to make anything you like, for example, a card, a box top, a gift bag, a scrapbook page, an ATC, an inchie, etc.  Just as long as the original sketch design is obvious in whatever you make.

I have made two cards this week, the first a Clean and Simple card:

and secondly, a more vintage style card featuring some different patterned papers and some lace:

I thought the teddies in this paper series were just too cute, so had to make them in to a card.  For this card I have turned the sketch side on, and used the teddy pattern on the papers to represent the circles of the sketch.  So you can see, there are heaps of ways you can use this sketch, and we would love to see your projects, at Crafty Boots Challenges.

Happy stamping!
Chris