ATSM Challenge 110

Hi Everybody,

it’s time again for another challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More: Challenge #110 – Photo Inspirations

 

Kylie has selected a real beauty of a picture to take inspiration from …

… well the dancer’s skirt certainly reminds me of daffodils, but you also have wood as texture, the black-grey-white colour scheme ….

here is what I made of it so far … I see some more projects coming up which I’ll have to add/post later as I was thinking again it’s Monday today when it actually is Tuesday! The joys of a Bank Holiday LOL

acetate flower

I have used black card stock which has a slight texture. The flower is embossed on acetate using Frantage powder, fuzzy cut and layered onto a black scalloped circle. The grey strip is Washi tape, and I used some silver glitter card to frame before layering on my black base card.

As you’ve probably noticed by now, in my interpretation I’ve mainly one with the flower and texture in general plus a little bit of grey/silver. The Frantage powder is actually a very pale blue which makes for a softer contrast than pure white would.

Look forward to seeing what you make of our Photo Inspiration, pop over to the ATSM Challenge Blog to see all the beautiful cards my teamies made and of course to link your projet(s) too.

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Back soon with more inspiration.

Have a lovely day and Happy Crafting!!! 🙂

 

what I used:

Everything Eleanor stamp set, scalloped circle punch and glimmer brad by Stampin’Up!

Heat resistant acetate from Crafter’s Companion

Frantage embossing Powder by Stampendous

Washi tape, glitter card, black card and gems from stash

Port Hole Window to the Open Sea

Hello Everybody,

first of all thanks for all your lovely comments and sorry for not being able to join in to last week’s challenges.

Anyway I am back from holiday now, and I got some real beauties for you today. They are two more shadow box cards with a nautical theme:

Open Sea Port Hole Cards

These cards were inspired by friends of mine who have a connection to water. Dianne owns a narrow boat, Sue’s partner is a river pilot and Tracey’s son wants to join the Navy … plus I do like the look of Tall Ships. They make me think of old times and explorers travelling the seas to discover what was out there … hence the old antique looking coins paper for the card on the right.

More recently, a sort of 28 years ago, I had a bit of a seafaring life working on a cruise liner .. didn’t last long tough … even more recently, we went on a couple of Narrow Boat holidays.

As you can see, there is definitely a connection to boating and travelling as far as I am concerned … and that’s why I enter both cards in the ‘Suitcase/Travel’ Challenge at Out of a Hat Creations.

Stamps I used for the cards were The Open Sea set by Stampin’Up!, Timeless Tags by Stampendous and the one with the World Map from the DoCrafts Travel Range (used for the back ground).

Enjoy!!!

Back soon … until then …

Happy Crafting!!! 🙂

Box in a Box

Hello Everybody,

first of all: Thanks for all your lovely comments!!!

Next week I am meeting up with a friend for some crafting and today was planning day. I thought I’d do something a bit unusual and took some inspiration from The Ultimate Pro DVD (Crafter’s Companion) to craft a Box in a Box. Given that I was just that bit too late for entering my ‘Stash Raider Boxes’ into last week’s challenge at ‘Out of a Hat Creations’, I designed the whole project in ‘Black & White plus silver’ … and now I am able and in plenty of time to enter this week’s challenge 🙂 … which is ‘Black & White plus one colour’.

As you can see I have gone for a Christmas Theme with embossed mirri card and glitzy embossing powder. I was quite surprised as to how well the mirri card embossed, it has a kind of foil look about it which I like. Again I have been raiding stash as most of the materials and tools I used have been sitting in my cupboards for at least a couple of years. I am really enjoying looking through my bits and appreciating what I got.

Of course there is also another twist to it, I am also sorting some things out to go on eBay, some bits are already on … fingers crossed ….

… now back to the box. I am sure you want to know what it is like on the inside .. here we go

I think this box definitely has the ‘wow factor’ and I shall be making more of them. …and because I enjoyed crafting today how better to end than by making a matching card

This time I embossed some black core-dination card rather than the mirri card.

Here is what I used: mirri card, silver satin ribbon, white organza ribbon, rhinestone gems, Stikkles white lace glitter glue, sparkly silver and white embossing powder, versamark, versafine black and silver background inks, white card stock, white card blank, mirri card, Sizzix snowflake embossing folder from my own stash; Stampendous Timeless Tags stamp set from Creative Pastimes; Black & White Designer paper (retired SU), Contempo Christmas and Mixed bunch stamp sets, blossom punch, white craft ink, rhinestone brad, black & white ribbon from Stampin’UP!; snowflake punch from Creative Memories; Wild Rose Studio snowflake stamp set from Handy Hippo

That’s it from me for today

Back again soon

Happy Crafting 🙂

Ouick Notes

Hi Everybody,

This week I am looking at how to make quick note cards. It is easy. All you need is a nice stamp set some coloured inks and some card …

… stamp the images on A4 or 12×12 inches card and cut to size. This is a good way if you need to make a batch of cards to give as a present. You can always embellish more than I did using some ribbon and die cut flowers for example. I made these to go into a box, and I tend to keep them relatively plain. This way it is possible to fit several cards into a smallish box. 🙂

Happy Crafting

supplies: stamps – SU, Stampendous; punches – SU; ink – SU; cardstock – SU, local craft shop