Monday, October 27, 2014

The Artful Stampers Blog Hop Challenge #4 - Sketch Challenge

Welcome to my interpretation of this weeks sketch challenge, which was a great one. This is what we had to work with:

This is what I came up with:

I had a lot of fun making this card. I pretty much stuck exactly to the sketch, just flipped it on its side.

- Holiday Home - 135095
Cardstock & Ink
- Whisper White
- Kraft Cardstock - 133674
- Memento Tuxedo Black - 132708
- Tangerine Tango
- Bermuda Bay
- Daffodil Delight
Stampin' Up! Accessories
- Retro Fresh Washi Tape - 133001
- Brights Candy Dots - 130931
- Crystal Effects - 101055
- Aqua Painters - 103954
- What's Up Punch - 133781
- 3/8" circle punch - (retired)

I used Stampin' Write markers to colour in my house then blended the lines using the Aqua Painter brush with water. For the large dot I used the the 3/8" circle punch from the retired Itty Bitty Punch set but you could also use the largest circle from the Owl Builder Punch. I then covered it in Crystal Effects to make it shiny and give it more dimension.

Next on the blog hop is Anna Foster.

Here are the rest of this weeks contributors:
Jane Riches ---- YOU ARE HERE
Until next time :o)

Monday, October 20, 2014

The Artful Stampers Blog Hop Challenge #3 - Colour Combo Challenge

If you are visiting from Annette's Blog, welcome.
This week was another colour combo challenge and to be honest with you I found it quite difficult. We had these colours to work with:
Five colours was hard.

First I did this card:
But I didn't think that it showed the colour combo properly and the Very Vanilla seemed too dominant.

Then I did this card:
I was a a bit happier with it and I think it may have been easier if I had some DSP with the colours in it.
Project Recipe (for card #2)
- Flower Shop - 130942
- Petite Petals - 133155
- Wondrous Wreath - 135047
- Itty Bitty Banners - 126257
Cardstock & Ink
- Blackberry Bliss
- Wild Wasabi
- Crumb Cake
- Garden Green
- Very Vanilla
- Rich Razzleberry
Stampin' Up! Accessories
- Framelits - Labels Collection - 125598
- Framelits - Bitty Banners - 129267
- Wonderful Wreath Framelits Dies - 135851
- Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch - 119275
- Pansy Punch - 130698
- Petite Petals Punch - 133322
- Woodgrain Embossing Folder - 127821
- Pearl Basic Jewels - 119247

I embossed the bow and the Scalloped Ribbon, as I was trying to give the effect of real ribbon. In hind sight I think I should have embossed the Wild Wasabi background to give a bit of character.

I am hoping that next weeks challenge is a bit easier. I must admit though, that I did enjoy the challenge.

The next stop is Anna Foster.

This weeks participants are:
Jane Riches ---- YOU ARE HERE

Until next time :o)

Monday, October 13, 2014

The Artful Stampers Blog Hop #2 - Sketch Challenge

You may have come here from Kathryn's blog so welcome.

This weeks challenge was to use this sketch:

- Papillion Potpourri - 123759
- Delightful Dozen - retired
Cardstock & Ink
- Whisper White - 106549
- Motley Monsters DSP - 135819
- Colour Me Autumn DSP - 135820
- Blackberry Bliss Ink - 133642
- Hello Honey Ink - 133643
Stampin' Up! Accessories
- Elegant Butterfly Punch - 127526
- Bitty Butterfly Punch - 129406
- 1 3/4" Circle Punch - 119850
- Project Lief Corner Punch - 135346
- Decorative Dots Embossing Folder - 133520
- Tea Lace Paper Doilies - 129399
- 1 1/4" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon - Crushed Curry - 134555
- Thick Bakers Twine - Coastal Cabana - 135638
- Basic Metal Buttons - 133319
- Pearl Basic Jewels - 119247

I love layering patterned papers with strong colours under doilies, I think it gives an interesting effect. The butterfly has been adhered with stampin' dimensionals to give a bit of depth.

I look forward to what we are given next week.

The next stop is Tamsin Adams

Here is the full list of participants:

Until next time :o)

Monday, October 6, 2014

The Artful Stampers Team Challenge Hop

I am back. I can't believe it's been 3 years since my last blog post. Where did that time go?

A bit has happend in that time. I have changed jobs and am now working 4 days a week, my craft group finished up and I have also become an Independent Stampin' Up! demonstrator, although the later is really just as a hobby.

I seem to have gravitated to doing nearly all card making and paper craft these days, I guess because I am busier with more work hours and I enjoy the fact that it is quick to complete a project.

Speaking of projects I am pleased to be participating in The Artful Stampers Team Challenge Blog Hop. We are doing a colour combo challenge - make a card or paper craft project using the below colour combo.

This is my contribution:

- Wondrous Wreath - 135047
- Create a Cupcake - (Retired)
Cardstock & Ink
- Daffodil Delight
- Coastal Cabana
- Bermuda Bay
- Whisper White
Stampin' Up! Accessories
- 5/8" Organza Ribbon - Whisper White - 114319
- Rhinestone Basic Jewels - 119246
- Wonderful Wreath Framelits Dies - 135851
- Bitty Banners Framelits Dies - 129267
- Large Scallop Edgelits Die - 127019
- Delicate Designs Embossing Folder - 127023
- Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack - (Retired)

The next stop on this blog hop is Annette Sullivan of Lavender Thoughts

If you missed any of the stops here is the full list:
Jane Riches  ---- YOU ARE HERE

If you are interested in purchasing any of the the products that I have used, you can find them here.
Until next time :o)