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Friday, 24 May 2019

Celebrating The Victrian Era

This week Shabneez is hosting the challenge at Daring Cardmakers.  As Queen Victoria's birthday was in May (4th May 1819 -2nd January 1901)  she wants to see anything on your cards that celebrates the Victorian era. I was thinking steampunk, vintage style or something invented or popular in the Victorian era.

I didn't get a card done this week due to family health issues, and I may not be around much over the next 3 or 4 months but will try to blog if I can.  Although I didn't make a card I did start one.  Some Victorian style stamps, papers and  postcards were gathered together.  The Victorian gentlemen with a distress oxide background was my final choice but I didn't have the time to finish it.

Do pop over to Daring Cardmakers and check out the challenge and the design team inspiration, they would love to see what you come up with.

Sylv xx

Friday, 17 May 2019

Daring Cardmakers M A Y Letters Challenge

Today I have my design team card for this week's Daring Cardmakers challenge.  Kathy is hosting the challenge this week and wants you to use or incorporate one thing beginning with each letters of the word MAY.

I used a Mixed Media Style, an Aperture and the colour Yellow for my M, A and Y.

The background was created first, coloured chalk paints were smudged onto white card and stamps randomly stamped in black and yellow ink and a little stencilling using white ink.

A square card blank was made using white linen card and an aperture was cut out of a square piece of card  which was slightly smaller than the card blank.  A sentiment was stamped onto the aperture before layering it over the painted panel and attaching to the card with 3D foam pads.

A flower and bee were stamped onto a piece of yellow painted card and fussy cut.  These were attached to the card and a few dots of perfect pearls placed on the mount.

You can find details of the challenge and the DT inspiration on the Daring Cardmakers Blog.  

Sylv xx


Friday, 10 May 2019

A Moment In ""TIME"

Hello everyone, this week I am hosting the Daring Cardmakers challenge and have picked the theme "A Moment In Time".

We are into May already and nearly half way through the year, Where does time go!  This week I would like to see "Time" featured in your cards, it could be clocks, watches, hour glass, or a time such as fairytale once upon a time, or Victorian, swinging sixties, tea time, play time, work time.  Anything time related will do.

Here is my DT card inspiration.  I have been looking through some old digital images and came across this image by Rick St Denis from back in 2012 it goes well with the Tim Holtz pocket watch movers and shapers die so I just had to use it for this challenge theme.

The image was coloured with ProMarkers and cut out with a circle die to fit inside the watch.  The watch was coloured with distress inks before adding the image, I mounted the watch onto a piece of watch embossed card.  The watch panel was added to a card blank with the sentiment and a chain embellishment. The sentiment is from Crafter's Companion and all the card I used is from papermilldirect.

Do come and join us in the fun this week, we love to see your cards.  More inspiration can be found on the Daring Cardmakers blog along with the link to add your creations.

Sylv xx

Friday, 3 May 2019

Daring Cardmakers May Elemental Challenge

Good morning evryone, and welcome to my new followers.  Today I have my DT card for the Daring Cardmakers Elemental Challenge.  Shabneeze is hosting the challenge this week and has chosen this gorgeous inspirational picture for you.

As usual pick three elements (or more) from the picture when making your card, the colour palette being one.

For my card I chose  fairy wings, flowers, gold dust and pastel and peachy colours from the top flowers.

Who can resist a Lavinia Stamp fairy, I started by making the background with my Geli Plate using distress inks in yellow/peachy pink tones and pulled the print using papermilldirect 200gsm smooth white card.  

A little more colour was added to even up the print.  The fairy was stamped in black, some flowers in pastel coloured inks then more flowers in black.  I covered the fairy with a circle of card and blended ink round it to create the moon.  More colour was blended round the outside of the card just to darken it a little and gold and silver fine glitter added to the flowers.

I wanted to bring the pastel shades into the wings so removed some of the colour with a water brush and added pale pink, blue, green and yellow distress inks to the wings.

The finished panel was layered onto black card and then onto a papermilldirect hessian textured card blank.

We would love to see which elements you pick and how you use them in your cards.  Do pop over and join us this week at Daring Carmakers for this gorgeous challenge.

Sylv xx