Saturday 22 December 2012

Challenge time again at The House

The new Designer’s Choice Challenge over at 
The House that Stamps Built is a colour challenge 
Use two or more shades of Blue.

I even named my card for this challenge - Blue Blue my card is Blue.

Here is what I came up with.

The card base is white and topped with dark blue cs and I distressed the edges. I followed with a lighter  blue and embossed it with CB Textile folder. I also sanded the surface to bring out the white then distressed and tore a few edges. 
I then layered the same dark blue paper, distressed the edges and curled one corner. The white cs on top has been inked in a very light blue with SU Vintage Vogue stamp set.
I stamped the small flowers in a dark blue on the white cs and cut out a further 2 the same and popped them on top.
Finished off with some sprigs from my MS punch and added a larger lighter blue flower which has dots of liquid pearls and a touch of glitter around the centre.
Added a small piece of light blue ribbon and a tiny sentiment from Gina K's stamp set Stippled Nature.

This is a closer view of the light blue flower which show the glitter a little more clearly. 


Since this will be my last posting till the New Year I would like to wish all my blogger friend a 
Very Merry &  Safe Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year.

Thanks so much for all your comments throughout the year. 
They are so encouraging and appreciated. Ina.

Sunday 16 December 2012

Repeat Impressions Sketch Challenge D1212

The House That Stamps Built

Over at one of my favourite craft sites The House that Stamps Built -  the Current Sketch Challenge is 


Here is what I made .

I made it simple starting off with brown cs. The flower is from Repeat Impressions Iris Window
I used cream cs as a background after embossing it. I also used dp and inked edges with Tim Holtz Peacock distress ink. The iris was also inked with the same colour. This was backed by dp and embossed. I added a button and twine to the cream strip. The iris flower has startdust and purple stickles added for a glittery effect and the leaves I added dimentional magic for a little shine. Finished with 3 pearls.