Had a great Crafting Swap last night with Dianne and Fanny. Many thanks to the two of you for your inspiring ideas!
Today is ‘Challenge Time’ for me. This week’s Out of a Hat Creations Challenge is based on a picture, now here is what I made of it:
… a card to say ‘hi’. There were many aspects I liked about the picture: the softness of the fabric, the funky patterned paper, the almost hidden circle -a lampshade maybe- the seventies feel and last but not least it was all in one colour – orange! Whilst I find it a bit of a challenge to work in shades of one single colour, my last crafting win as you well know was due to a one colour challenge. Oh by the way it is one of the winning entries published in the current issue of ‘Quick Cards Made Easy’ (page 10). Nevertheless at some point I got stuck in a creative block, luckily, due to the time of day, it was lunch to the rescue, and, after a little break, I quickly finished the project.
For the background I used what I tend to call the emboss-stamping technique which simply uses an embossing folder/texture plate to stamp and emboss at the same time. The withe vellum -looking a bit peachy here- re-creates the softness of the fabric from the original picture on Out of a Hat Creations Challenge . To creat the lay out I got some general ispiration from Keren Baker’s blog. Please let me know what you think.
Here is what I used: cream card blank, gem, glitter gel pen, cord, tonic studio punches (small flowers), crop-a-dile, vellum, Martha Stewart Border punch, brayer and PSX Sketch Box Lower Case Creative Characters (an alphabet I got ages ago) from your local craft shop; texture plate from sizzix; peach parfait, tangerine tango and cajun craze cardstock, tangerine tango and cajun craze ink, circle and large flower punches from Stampin’UP!
Back soon. Until then …