Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Anything but Square Challenge #72 at Anything Goes

Hello bloggers. I have been computerless as the harddrive died in my laptop. I was in such a panic as I hadn't backed up for a while - I know, that's a cardinal sin and working for a software house I should know better! Anyway, our fab engineer has manged to recover all my pics, files, etc phew! Problem is now I have to reinstall all my programmes, settings, connections  and check up on licenses what a pain!

Right this week our challenge at Anything Goes is Anything but Square - easy peasy.

My contribution is a card I made for my stepson's birthday using IndigoBlu stamps from the Craft Den.

The ships compass from the Grand Tour set was used for the background  and stamped with versamark and then embossed with clear embossing powder. The main image was done using DIs to colour the sky and ground and I sprayed the cloud stamp from Nature 1 with water, stamped it on the sky and blotted with kitchen paper. Cool technique this to get more realistic looking clouds. The balloon is also from the Grand Tour 3 collection and this was stamped and embossed then the ballon was coloured with chipped sapphire. I used torn paper and a blending tool then  the trees stamp to create the hedging. The chap with the binoculars is the IndigoBlu stamp 'I spy' which I stamped, embossed,  coloured with chipped sapphire, cut  out and sat him on top of the main image. The card was finished with the suitcase decoupaged and a metal compass embellishment.

I am entering this card into the following challenges: Anything Goes but must be for a Dude One for the Boys

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Lavender and Lace Anything Goes Challenge #71

It's time for a new challenge at Anything Goes and this week we have gone all feminine with Lavender and Lace. Pop over to the Anything Goes site to check out the great designs my fellow DTs have come up with.

My contribution uses the lovely  Kanban Couple stamp from the Craft Den.

This card was made for a wedding, I love this stamp which I coloured with Promarkers and die cut with spellbinders. The background was embossed using the Creative expressions lattice embossing folder. The flowers on the lace look rather like bells so seemed appropriate. The floral bouquet uses flowers and ribbon from my stash, and my favourite embellishment at the moment are the lace leaves I bought at Happy Stampers recently. I also added a wire heart which I made with beaders wire.

I am entering this card into the following challenges: Always anything Goes Layers Favourite embellishment Ribbons and Lace