Sunday, 25 November 2012

Crafting When We Can Challenges #32 - Fairytales

This challenge we are sponsored by

Krista is giving away 2 images, to the Winner, from her wonderful store.  Krista was kind enough to let us choose our image for this challenge and I chose Pearl because I wanted to do The Little Mermaid (yes I went with the Disney version but I do love her hair).

I coloured my image with Distressed Inks and used a spellbinder die to cut it out as well as some swirls.  The ribbon is from Craft Den and the papers are from a 360 page pad by K and Co.  I never thought I would use paper but as soon as I saw this image I knew it would work.  The pearls were made with a Viva Pearl Pen and it only took me 2 goes to get it right.  The first lot I made I put my hand in, as usual but the second lot I managed to let dry without incident.  I also put some glaze drops in her hair.  


Clear It Out - Ugly Sweater (use up old paper ~ I never thought I would be able to use this paper I've had it about 4 years)
House of Gillis #46 - Die Cuts
Papertake Weekly - Ribbons & Pearls 

Sunday, 11 November 2012

Crafting When We Can Challenges 31 - Ribbons & Skulls

The Challenge for this fortnight is 
Ribbons & Skulls

Our wonderful Sponsor is the fabulous 

Megan is offering the Winner 3 images of their choice.

We also have a new DT member to introduce to you, so I would like to welcome Susan to our DT family.  To visit any of our wonderful DT you can either go to the page section at the top of my blog and click on Crafting When We Can Design Team and hop to any of the members pages or even better hop over to the challenge join in and leave them some love.

The image I chose from Dilly Beans is 415 - Pinkys skull bow and I really enjoyed colouring this and let go with several colours of brown on the hair.  I find this a hard thing to do as I always think it looks messy but this image just seemed to lend itself to the technique.  The papers and card are all from my stash as is the ribbon and gems.  I used Promarkers for the image and Uni Paint marker for the skulls and image background.


Catch the Bug (Stella says sketch - 123) - sketch
Simply Create Too #26 - use your stash 
(the paper/card and ribbon are at least 3 years old)
Papertake Weekly - anything goes
Creative Card Crew 23 - silver & blue