Sunday, 21 February 2016

Crafting When We Can Challenges #113 - Use a digital stamp

Over at Crafting When We Can Challenges we have a new sponsor in Nikki from
Melonheadz Illustrating

The prize is 1 Bundle from the store

Theme is Use a digital stamp
The DT were given a choice of a bundle of images from the store.  I chose Bugs.  I thought this could be used for many different projects.  I chose to make a banner by using all 14 images, boy is it long.  I can't find a place big enough in the house to hang it up.  I will make it into 2 banners and take another photo when the light gets better or it stops raining and I can hang it on the washing line.  I used a watercolour back ground from CraftArtist and then I had to 'paint' the inside of the images white as they were line drawings you could see the background through the images.  Once I did this I printed them out onto card and cut a V shape into the bottom to add a bit of interest.  I really enjoyed making this and the images were so easy to colour.  The other project I was thinking of was upcycling a baby cardboard book and sticking the images on to the pages.  Or printing the images onto printable cotton and making a baby quilt from them.  The ideas just keep coming from these images.  Anyhoo here is the really bad pictures of the project.  Will update as soon as I can.

This is a montage of the images I used on the banner.

Hop over to CWWCC and leave us your "digital stamp" projects.  As you can see it doesn't have to be a card.


Addicted to Stamps #181 - Anything Goes
Whimsy Stamps Challenge 91 - Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations Feburary - Anything Goes
SweetStamps February - Anything but a Card
Simply Papercraft Challenges 23 - Anything Goes

Sunday, 14 February 2016

Crafting When We Can Challenges 112 - Add hearts - half way post

We have a new sponsor over at Crafting When We Can Challenges.  The wonderful Sami from 
Sami Stamps

Theme: add hearts

I chose Little Cloud Angel and as soon as I saw her I knew what I wanted to do.  My friend Gina, who is a wonderful mixed media artist is always trying to get me to get my fingers messy.  I don't like messy fingers but on this occasion I could find no other way to make my project.

Firstly I bought a canvas and paints from Home Bargains and then proceeded to use baby wipes to make a background on the canvas (very messy fingers Gina).  I then printed the image onto A3 paper and painted it.  I'm not really good a painting so no shading but I tried to make the wings look colourful.  The image had 3 hearts dangling from it at various lengths but I cut them off and replaced them with 4 pegged, padded hearts bought from the Range.  As you can see from the picture below I made this for my daughter to use to keep her gig and train tickets safe and where she can find them.

You still have until Saturday 20th to join in the challenge.  Hop over to the blog to get loads of inspiration from our wonderful DT.  CWWCC 112.