Sunday, 24 April 2016

Crafting When We Can Challenges 117 - Birthday

Over on CWWCC we have a wonderful new sponsor Nikki Burnette

Hello! My name is Nikki Burnette and I am a fantasy artist. I paint all sorts of fantastical creatures in watercolor. Fantasy art is where my heart lies. I love being able to escape the reality of our world for even just a few hours and enter a new fantasy realm where witches play tricks on Halloween Night, fairies fly around the sweet smelling rosebuds, and mermaids swim gracefully through the water with their dolphin friends. I sell my original paintings as well as a wide range of different products that I create myself in my studio.

Prize: 3 images from the store

Theme: Birthday
It could be a Birthday card, scrapbook page of a Birthday, Birthday book etc

I used the very pretty Cadence on my card. She was a pleasure to colour in. I fussy cut her with scissors as I couldn't get my scan n cut to recognise the outline and I couldn't be bothered to get out the acetate and redraw the outline. I used my Spectum Noir pencils and blending solution. I haven't used them for a while, I put them somewhere safe and couldn't find them. I found them when I was looking for something else I put in a safe place and still haven't found. I choose really safe places (or I have a really bad memory). I used my scan n cut to cut the mats and create the faux stitching and a sizzix texturz plate to emboss the mats.

You still have until Saturday 30th to enter our challenge so hop over and see the wonderful inspiration from our talented DT.


Catch the Bug Challenge - April colour challenge
Sketch Saturday #409 - Sketch by Debra
Simply Create Too #107 - Stitching real or faux
One Stitch at a Time 260 - Anything goes with wings
Little Miss Muffet #136 - Anything goes

Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Crafting When We Can Challenges 116 - Based on a song

I'm so late with this post but at least it's here now.  You still have a few days to enter our "Based on a Song" challenge over at the CWWCC blog.   We have a new Sponsor for this challenge.

Prize: choice of
1. choose any 2 digi's (value $5)
2. choose current color club (value $10)

I have used some old papermania card from my stash and my new Scan n Cut to cut the shapes.  I was really please with how this card went but then I've had another look and decided that it needs more texture/interest so hopefully I will have another go and use some of the numerous embossing folders I have.  We were generously given an image to use and I chose Miss Cherry.  The song that was going around in my head is "She wears short shorts"

I think I'm going to put my image as if she is leaning on a wall to ground her.  The colours are all in the image but as usual rubbish photo doesn't really show this.  I think I might also put short shorts on the big banner.  Why didn't these ideas come when I was constructing this card?


Tuesday Morning Sketches #347 - Sketch by Debbie Foster
Dream Valley Challenges 129 - Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet Challenges 135 - Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar Challenges - April Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes