Unstampabelles Stencil Play ….

Hello

Today I am popping in to share my creation for the current challenge at Unstampabelles here

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I started by sponging some blue ink through the stencil.  I then added Altenew antique gold spray over the top.  The blue ink now has a nice green tone. As you can see some parts of the stencil are gold only.  Now you will have to take my word for it it looks better in real life! I added my stencil to a cardstock mount of similar colour and then to my card base.  I finished by adding a sentiment die cut from Elizabeth Crafts in both cardstock and foam.  Now if you are like me and don’t really like the mess of sprays this went OK with minimal mess so have a play.  Might play with these again 😉  If you don’t have stencils or sprays there are some great tips and ideas on the Unstampabelles Blog take a peek.

Well I hope you are staying warm. If you around my part of the world we have had a touch of winter this last weekend.

Hope to see you in the challenge

Don’t forget no stamps!

Thanks for stopping

Cheers

Vicki

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Pick a Pattern…

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Today I’m sharing a quick thank you card.

I’m linking this up to the current challenge at Double D’s – Pick a Pattern here

 

GRAB OUR BADGE!

and never ending challenge at Stamplorations here

Miss S (19) and Ms A (14) are coaches of a local netball team and later today is the presentation day.  Of course at the last minute Ms S asked for a thank you card.  Fortunately I have been cutting my pattern paper into cardfront sizes in an attempt to use it up!  The card base with pattern papper and mount was sitting on top of the small pile on my desk top waiting for sentiment inspiration when the request was made and happens to match the colours of the potted tulips she purchased.  I added the die cut sentiment from Stamplorations popped up on fun foam and the flowers and leaves from my die cut stash also sitting on my desk.  So I feel I have used something up! unfortunately the tub still has loads of pieces in it!  I did finish up all the little leaves though.

Off to netball soon. Brrr looking at a wet and very chilly afternoon. Only 3 games to go for this season! We are currently sitting on the bottom of the ladder so no finals this year!.

Until next time

Thanks for stopping

Cheers

Vicki

 

 

Inlaid Glitter…

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Today I have an inlaid glitter card to share with you.

This is the current challenge at Unstampabelles Challenge #90 here

Stained Glass Techniques using Dies 

 TWIST Use some Glitter

 

 

I started by die cutting a piece of glitter cardstock (for a more translucent glass look I should have used vellum) using my Annabelle Stamps Cuts by Design Border 1 die.  I adhered this to some double sided adhesive paper.  In the gaps I then added red glitter and pressed firmly with a roller (inlaid glitter!).  This gave me a glittery piece of cardstock which I then die cut with a bauble die 3 times.  I also die cut the bauble hangers from silver foil cardstock.  I assembled my baubles and adhered to my card front.  I finished the baubles with some ribbon bows and strings drawn with a cool grey copic multiliner and ruler.  Finished with a die cut Christmas sentiment cut from silver foil and foam.

I am also linking this card up to the current challenge at Sweet Stampin Christmas here

Anything Christmas Goes with an optional twist of Non-Traditional Colours. 

Sorry no twist for me with this one!

grab button for Christmas at Sweet Stampin'

Thanks for stopping by

Cheers

Vicki

Playing with Garden Gate…

 

Hello

My Flourishes Garden Gate and water colour paints were well overdue for some love.  I got them out and made the following card which I will link up to the challenges below.

Double D Challenge – Rose Garden here

GRAB OUR BADGE!

Bizzy Becs – Anything Goes here

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Seize the Birthday – Anything Goes Birthday here

I stamped my image from Flourishes Garden Gate using my repositioning stamping tool.  Once I coloured my image with my water colours I then restamped the images. I think this gives a nicer result.  The sentiment is from Mudra Purely Sentiments brushed. Card front mounted onto watermelon cs before adding to my card base.

Thanks for stopping by

Cheers

Vicki

Boulevard Blanket…

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Popping in to share a throw (blanket) I completed recently for Ms S (19).

 

I grossly overestimated how much yarn I would need for this project! I purchased 25 balls based on meterage and used just over 8.  Better than playing yarn chicken. Luckily Ms A (14) has put in an order for a grey throw as well. However I have started another throw for Ms E (23) so she might have to wait a little bit!  I started this back in April so I don’t think it has taken me long considering it really wasn’t a project I could take to the pool and work on.  I had thought I needed to purchase new needle tips for this project however after taking my tips into the city (way back on the day I attended the Altenew workshop) I found I had what I needed.  Common sense should have told me if you double 8 ply which you normally knit on 4mm you will need 8 mm.  Really makes sense in hindsight and you probably already knew that!

 

You can find the pattern for The Boulevard Blanket here

 

The finished throw is 94 x 135 cm.  Just big enough to wrap up in which is exactly what Ms S did as soon as I gave it to her.

I have a few other projects on the go or waiting to go! – not all craft related though so fingers crossed I’ll be back to share some progress.  I recently unexpectedly finished my casual position.  So as I undertake the time consuming and painstaking task of finding another position I will hopefully have some extra crafty time.

Until next time

Thanks for stopping by

Cheers

Vicki

Unstampabelles…

Hello

I’m back today to share my creation for the current challenge at Unstampabelles. here

 

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“To Have and To Hold”

What better way to do that than with some glamour.
So the TWIST this month is
To use some ART DECO Glamour!
Remember, you don’t have to do the TWIST to enter
BUT ….. what is a challenge without a CHALLENGE!
What is Art Deco all about?
It is about STYLE!
It started about the 1920’s and finished in the 40’s. Based around geometric designs and patterns it was incorporated into buildings,manufacturing, clothing, furnishings and furniture and jewellery. It also was a big part of Art, as well as Crafts.
It was build through Art Nouveau and it’s sinuous curves, but was more fixated on smooth lines, geometric shapes, streamlined forms and bright, sometimes garish colours. It also incorporated lots of costly items such as gold and silver and jewels but after the depression of the 30’s it began to use cheaper, newer materials like plastic and chrome.
There are lots of images to be seen in Google Images and lots of things on Pinterest as well, but don’t just look for cards – look for items and boxes and materials and clothing……you will get so much inspiration!

There is a Random Number Prize, yes

$15 AU
Here is my first card
I used mounts of black and gold foil for the twist of Art Deco inspiration.  The wedding cake is Art Deco inspired. I created 3 tiers popped up with foam tape.  The bottom is scored lines to give the effect, the middle tier I hand cut triangles to form the shape often seen in art deco works and I left the top tier plain.
 I was inspired by this wedding cake you can find it here.
art deco wedding cake by GC Couture Cakes
I have also made a second wedding inspired card without the twist for my stash!
I have used a mount of silver foil and also used the same foil to die cut the sentiment.  I used various punched flowers with liquid pearl centres to create my floral cascade. You may think I spent ages punching flowers however I punch my scrap pieces before binning so I have a pretty good collection!  This a great way to use some of them up. 😉
Hope you can join us in the challenge.  You still have loads of time to join in.
Cheers
Vicki

Unstampabelles…

Hello

I’m back today to share my creation for the current challenge at Unstampabelles. here

 

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April – Krazy for Kritters
TWIST Bokeh Backgrounds
Bo what?
BoKEH
BOH-kay — also sometimes pronounced as BOH-kə,
The term comes from the Japanese word boke, which means “blur” or “haze”, or boke-aji, the “blur quality”. The Japanese term boke is also used in the sense of a mental haze or senility. That’s often me – I often have a very BOKE day!
The term bokashi is related, meaning intentional blurring or gradation.
So we want you to Bokashi your background so you get a Bokeh look to it.
Most people do it with light colours or white but that is not necessary as long
as the background is obscured or blurred.

If you Google Bokeh Background images you can get some amazing ideas!

There is a Random Number Prize, yes
$15 AU
I have used some Bokeh pattern paper to make a book mark.  You can find the pattern here.
bookmark Unstampabelles April 19 (480x640)
Do you read?  I am in a book club and my current book mark is starting look a little tired.  Perfect opportuity for an update.
and on the cover of a book
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Here is a pic of the paper I used the piece in the bottom right of this pic – the bokeh effect isn’t clear in the pics above
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Do you like his google eyes? I placed them unevenly on purpose.
Hope you can join us in the challenge.  You still have loads of time to join in.
Cheers
Vicki