Thursday, 3 July 2008

Coining It In

This weeks In My Pocket Challenge over on Hels blog is "Coining it in". For this weeks challenge you have to use a coin in your pocket. I had a few thoughts for this challenge and I came up with the idea of the nursery rhyme Sing a Song of Sixpence.

I used Crafty Individuals music papers on the outside of the front flap and also on the inside of the pocket. I stamped a Paper Artsy stamp onto a piece of card and then coloured it in using watercolour pencils - I then went around the edge of the image with a gold krylon pen. I stamped a Cats Life crown stamp in gold and cut it out and put it onto the boy's head. I mounted this image onto the front flap.

For the inside of the pocket flap I used distress inks to colour a piece of white card and then when this was dry I printed the start of "Sing a song of sixpence" onto it. I then mounted it onto a piece of black card.

For the inside of the pocket, I stamped the bird from Stitchels stamps set directly onto the music paper and then stamped it again onto some vellum. I coloured the bird with a black watercolour pencil and then cut it out and popped it on top of the stamped one. The pie is a clip art which I printed, cut out and then coloured with watercolour pencils. As the sixpence piece has been out of circulation for many years, I improvised and used a 5 pence coin.

Think Pink

Another Tilda card from me today. Tilda was stamped onto white card and I watercoloured her. I used a square cream card for the main card and covered it with some scrapbook paper. I matted and layered pink, brown and pink dotty papers and then matted Tilda onto some brown, pink and brown papers/card. The sentiment is stamped and the deep pink flower is stamped onto vellum and then coloured with acrylic paint and it's attached to the card with a little pink heart brad.

The challenge on Caardvarks this week is "Think Pink".
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This Old Heart Of Mine - SS Week 23

The Sunday Stampers challenge this week is "Hearts"
I used a lovely golden brown shiney card for my base card and I covered 3/4 of the front with some scrapbook paper. I then took some calligraphy paper and tore the bottom edge. I then stamped a floral stamp onto the left hand side of the card using black ink and I stamped a crackle background and heat embossed it using gold powder. I then stamped a heart stamp onto gold card using stazon and cut it out. To finish off I used a sizzix key, cut out of black card and then I stamped the sentiment onto white card and sprayed it with a little glimmer mist in gold. A final touch was to use a piece of black grosgrain ribbon and cover up the work "key" in the sentiment and I stamped it again onto white card and mounted it onto the ribbon.

Tuesday, 1 July 2008

Tilda Says Thank You

One of my crafting friends sent me a couple of Tilda stamps as I must have been one of only a few crafters who didn't own any.

My base card is cream and I used various scrapbook papers and I followed the sketch over on ISMAKI challenge blog. I stamped Tilda onto some cream card and I paper pieced her top, trousers and shoes. I watercoloured her hair, face and hands using Sakura glitter gel pens and I used some glamour dust (fine glitter) for her wings.

The Papertake Weekly challenge is Thanks a Latte and basically you had to make a thank you card.