Saturday, 28 February 2015

The Craft Barn: Weekly Challenge

The theme for the 2nd weekly challenge at the
Craft Barn is Tando.
I only own a stencil from Tando, which made it easy to decide what to use. I've recently learnt about a technique which is called Bokeh and thought this would go well with my splatter stencil. Well, I liked the end result, but I'm not sure if it's really Bokeh :) 

Here is what I did:
I've used 3 different Distress Inks for the background, let it dry completely and then sponged white Brilliance Ink through the stencil. I've overlapped the splatters from time to time and again let it dry. 
Then I've stamped the Happiness quote from PaperArtsy on a piece of cardboard, which I die-cut with my Cuttlebug, coloured it with Distress Ink and layered it on a blue piece of cardboard. I've layered the whole card on another piece of blue cardboard, added the ribbon and the charm and adhered everything onto a white card. 
Thanks for looking :)

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Merry Monday Christmas Challenge: Stars

This weeks challenge on Merry Monday Christmas is "Stars".

For this card I've masked of a strip on a white square panel with Post-Its and coloured it with Distress Inks. 
I found a stars stamp from Craft Stamper magazine, which I've stamped along the top of the coloured area. I've used a clear gelly roll pen for the stars, drew a small gold border and added the ribbon and the small "Wish" charm. Then used red paper as a layer and adhered everything on a gold square card.

Thanks for looking :)

Sunday, 22 February 2015

Merry Monday Christmas Challenge: Santa

I've found this Blog: Merry Monday Christmas where they are having Christmas Card Challenges throughout the year and I think it's a great way to get all your cards done without the usual stress before the holidays. Also it's a chance to use all the Christmas stuff, which I have been hoarding for years by buying new stuff every year and just using it once :) 

So the challenge this week is : Santa
To get some inspiration I went on You Tube and found this lovely tutorial for a plaid background card by Gina K.
I really like the overall look and technique, so I decided to use it for this card. 
For the plaid background I've used white card stock, a red Stabilo pen and a green and gold gel pen. I've found the image on Valerie Brincheck's craft blog. Check out her blog she kindly provided hundreds of free images to use. It's a real treasure trove if it comes to vintage images. The greeting is from a Viva Decor stamp set. 

Thanks for looking :)

Saturday, 21 February 2015

Journal 52 - Week 3

I finally finished the page for Week3 at Journal 52. The prompt this week is Conversation Starters.
The page is inspired by a short episode at work. A colleague had a rather erratic outbreak telling us that we should adhere to the house rules since she has to do it as well. It was a bit awkward to be honest. However another colleague send me a text asking "Who made her the Queen?" So I decided to use this quote for the page.  
I've added different acrylic paints to the background and stamped some Viva Decor elements around the page. I used some German Scrap for the borders, glued on the queen image and added the quote. 

Will work on the next prompts soon. 
Thanks for looking :)

Saturday, 14 February 2015

The Craft Barn: Weekly Challenge

This year the
Craft Barn team is hosting weekly challenges as well and the first one is to create a Mini Album.
I decided to make a Travel Album and it will be a birthday present for a friend of mine. For the covers I've used corrugated cardboard glued to strong cardboard. I've decorated the covers front and back with travel images using Papermania stamps (coloured with Distress Inks) and postage stamps. 

I've used Spellbinders papers for the insides of the covers and added some Crafty Individuals images and Washi Tape. The pages for the album are plastic pocket wallets and different note papers from Papermania. This was good fun.
Thanks for looking :)

The Cover

 The Insides

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

The Craft Barn: Calendar Challenge

Craft Barn prompts for February are RED and HEARTS.
I used Distress Inks for the background and stamped the script and hearts on it with VersaMark. After that I stamped the quote on another cardboard and cut it out. Then I glued the image of the smiling woman and the quote on the background and added another cut out heart.  Finally I used a Gelly Roll Pens for some highlights.
Thanks for looking :)