Monday, September 18, 2017

A card for Dad

I've made this masculine card for my DT submission in the September Unstampabelles challenge.

You need to use one or more sets of 3 and add cardboard as the twist, all without using stamps.

I've added 3 papers and 3 chipboard button embellishments.

If you're wondering what the red netting is, it is part of the packaging from a bunch of oranges. Adds great texture don't you think?

See how simple this month's challenge is?  You should enter. Here is what you could win.

Monday, August 7, 2017

Multi media scrapbook page

It's August.  That means all the horses have a birthday on 1 August.  It also means new challenges.

Here is the Unstampabelles challenge for this month:

#71 Collage, collage, collage... TWIST venture into multi- media here

August Collage, collage, collage... TWIST venture into multi- media here (multimedia means using two or more ideas so paint and texture paste or glue and paper or seed beads and paste/glue or ribbon and flowers and paint......)

I'm not a huge fan of multi - media, simply because it takes so long to finish a page.  I do find it fun though.

What I did to create this page was:
  1. Selected co-ordinating scraps of paper and adhered them to my page mostly on the right hand lower section of my brown cardstock.
  2. I used a pallete knife to spread texture paste over the same area.
  3. I pressed a piece of corrugated cardboard into the paste area.
  4. I pressed some bubble wrap over the paste area.
  5. I used several different mists over most the page.
  6. I adhered some buttons and two plastic tile separators (they look like crosses) on to my page.
  7. I matted my photo with patterned paper.
  8. I added some pretty pink Thickers as a title.
  9. I chose a co-ordinating journal paper and wrote on it and adhered it to my page.

What do you think?  I like it.  Now it is your turn!

Here is the prize up for grabs.

Monday, July 31, 2017

Set of 3 cards

I have chosen to make 3 cards using the flowers, circles and grey card stock row.

Here they are.

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Thank you card using pen work


The July 2017 inspiration at Artastic challenge blog is:

Abstract by Robert Klippel

JULY inspiration is Abstract by Robert Klippel

I chose to make a card.  Here is what I did.

I chose a stencil that I thought I could work with.  Then I picked a number of pens in similar tones.

I got my trusty little CM clips and attached the stencil to white paper and cardboard to hold everything in place.

Then I proceeded to very carefully use my pens to trace along the lines in the stencil. I alternated colours. I used the ruler to hold the stencil still.

I used the paper as a backing paper for my card.  I showed my son and he thought it was a patterned paper so I thin it has been successful. I have also coloured in the thank you stamp.

Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Congratulations card

Just a quick little Congratulations card from me today for the challenge at Soul Scrappers, CC64.

Thanks for looking.

Dale x

Monday, July 3, 2017

A layout on pink

Hey, it's July. It has finally become wintery in Western Australia. Cold and a bit rainy.

The new Unstampabelles challenge is up.

So, that is our challenge: recognise the special......

#70: Every Day is Special 

TWIST lots of colour

I chose to do a layout.  It's of my lovely Nanny.

I hope you can join in with us.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Luxe gold card with leaf element

I have created another card for this month's Archiscraps challenge. You had to have something moveable or dangling.  I've used another unpaired ear ring on my card to meet the criteria.
It's a very pretty gold leaf.  I have decorated the inside and outside of the card in a very similar way. This card has a luxe look as the base is a shimmery gold cardstock and the other paper I have added has a vintage feel. Paired with gold washi and ribbon I think all of the elements match well.