Sunday, 15 February 2015

Crafting When We Can Challenges 88 - Stitching real or faux

This fortnight over at CWWCC we have a new sponsor.  The wonderful 
Lizzy Love from
Oddball Art Co
The prize is 3 images from the store

Theme:  Stitching real or faux

The image I was given to colour is Big Eyes Kendall Collector of Hearts.  As soon as I saw her I knew I wanted to go red.  I orginally designed and cut a filligee heart to use as my background but I couldn't make it fit with the bats at the side so I decided to go for a sketch (sketch Saturday see below) and I really like how it worked out.  I coloured Kendall and the gems with my Spectrum Noir pens in corals and dark reds.  I think I made the skin a little dark but I like how it looks with the reds.  The faux stitching was made with a fine liner and ruler.  I don't usually use a ruler but I will from now on I like the straight lines, mine usually go wonky.   I really like how this card turned out and my even send it to someone.

Hop over to CWWCC and leave us your stitching projects.  Remember the stitching can be real or faux.


Sketch Saturday 348 - sketch by Alex
Simply Create Too 79 - Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet 104 - Anything Goes
Clear it Out - Colour RED ~ stash RED EMBELLISHMENTS

Monday, 9 February 2015

Challenge 87 - Favourite Saying or Quote

This post is very late but you still have 6 days to join in Challenge 87.  All you have to do is use your favourite quote or saying on your project and follow the rules to be in with a chance of winning the great prize on offer by our wonderful sponsor.

Prize - 3 images from the store

You know how you have an idea in your head but your brain just won't play ball and put it down on paper.  Well this is just such an occasion.  When I planned out this card I quite liked the simplicity of it but in reality it came out Pants with a capital P.  I loved colouring the image, Heartfelt and I really like the quote.  I found a bat image for free and I thought this is going well.  Then I started to put it together.  I'll use wet glue thought I.  What a numpty idea.  Everything looked alright at first then the glue soaked in and everything buckled.  I put too much glue on and the base card got too wet.  I wasn't go to show it but these things happen.  I think I'll go back to the drawing board with this card and use double sided tape instead.  

Hop over and leave your projects with the linky at the bottom of the page.