Friday, 22 April 2016

Polkadoodles Challlenge- Swirls and Flourishes

This fortnight's challenge at Polkadoodles Challenge Blog is inspired by Swirls and Flourishes.
I chose to add die cuts (Sizzix Alterations- Elegant Flourishes) and bling to my card to meet the challenge.
The digi image, paper, flowers and butterflies are all from the NEW Winnie Sprinkles Springtime CD. I can't believe how much there is packed into this collection!

I coloured Winnie using Copic Markers:
Hair: E50, E31, E33, E25, E29
Skin: E00, E11, R20
Red: R11, R22, R17, R39, E29
Dress: T2, B63, B66, V28

I hope I have inspired to get crafting, Jackie x

I am entering my card into the following challenges:
Crafty GirlsCreations-Always Anything Goes
Cre8tive Hands Friends- Anything Goes
Southern Girls- Patterned Paper Free For All

Friday, 15 April 2016

Polkadoodles Challenge- Floral Frenzy

The new challenge at Polkadoodles Challenge Blog is Floral Frenzy.
I have used floral paper, a digi and embellishments from the NEW Winnie Sprinkles Springtime CD.
The embellishments are easy to resize using your computer.

I printed out Winnie to colour using my Copic Markers.
Blue: B21, B91, B34, B97
Green: YG11, YG 82
Skin: E00, E11, R20
Hair: YR12, YR15, YR14, E19, E18, E79

From another patterned paper I cut a narrow backing strip and punched it using Martha Stewart's Daisy Rings Border Punch. A piece of ribbon finished it off.
Happy Crafting, Jackie x

I am entering my card into the following challenges:

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

The Open Road- Bizzy Bec's Challenge

My card today features stamps from Darkroom Door's Classic Motorcycles Collection . There are five bikes and captions in the set so heaps to choose from!

I started by die cutting a tag and then inking it with Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink. I stamped the image using black Archival Ink and then added some twine to the tag. 
The background used an Alterations embossing folder. I used core card so that I could sand it back and have some colour variation. The other side is page out of a map book.
I had some bronze metal corners from Bizzy Bec's Store and decided to make cogs to match these. I cut them from black cardstock using two different Memory Box Dies- Steampunk Corner and 
Antique Gear Set. Bec is able to order these in for you from the store link here. They have had gilding wax rubbed over them to make them look metallic.
Don't forget you can make your own paper creation and add it to Bizzy Bec's April Challenge by clicking the link here- you could win a mystery die!
Happy Crafting, Jackie x

I am entering my card into the following challenges:
Die Cutting Divas- Use A Book Library Day (Map Book Page)
Lemon Shortbread- Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown- Use Your Die Cuts
Bunny Zoe's Craft- Travel/ Transport

Thursday, 7 April 2016

Add Some Layers Challenge- TTPH

Welcome to a new challenge at Through The Purple Haze. This fortnight you are asked to add layers to your paper creation. I have used different patterned papers and dies to create my layers- adding bling and mulberry paper flowers.

The image that I have used is from Lacy Sunshine's collection of digis. She is called Rory Lets Here Hair Down and you can find her here. There are so many great images to find in the store.
I have coloured her using Copic markers.
Thanks for stopping by, Jackie x

I am entering my card into the following challenges:
Inspiration Destination- Anything Goes

Tuesday, 5 April 2016

April Challenge at Bizzy Bec's

My collection of Darkroom Door stamps is steadily growing. They are beautifully detailed red rubber stamps and Bec is able to order them in for you. I like how they all have their own storage case and you can see the contents on the cover. They are also foam mounted so all you have to do is cut them out and start stamping.
Today I have played with the set called Classic Motorcycles. Both the sentiment and the bike can be found here.
I stamped them onto watercolour paper using Black Archival Ink and then coloured the image using distress ink ( I simply stamp some colour from the ink pads onto an acrylic block and then pick up the colour with a water brush.). 
My rusty cog background was created by running a piece of card covered in metal tape through my Cuttlebug using a cog embossing folder. I then painted the card with gesso and left it to dry. Once dry I put alcohol ink on the gesso but distress stains also work. Let it dry again and then sand back some of the coloured gesso.
I am planning on playing with this set some more for my Inspiration Post this month so please stop by again if you'd like to see what I come up with.
Happy Crafting and I hope you all enter the challenge her this month for Bizzy Bec's Store,
Jackie x
I am entering my card into the following challenges:
Inspiration Destination- Anything Goes
Morgan's Art World- For The Men
Simply Papercraft- Anything Goes