Love To Scrap GDT

I’m delighted to share with you today the card I have made for my first GDT post with Love To Scrap!

The challenge this week is “BINGO” – simply pick a column from the grid below and make a project that includes all the elements listed in that column…simple, eh?!

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I choose the final column for my project, so I needed to include purple, brads, twine, embossing and any sentiment.  My image, Emmilou Boo, came from one of this week’s sponsors, Lacy Sunshine, who are offering 3 images for the winner of the challenge!  In addition, there is also the chance to win 3 images from the challenge’s other sponsor, The Stamping Chef!

I coloured Emmilou Boo using Pro-Markers.  I hadn’t thought about the lack of straw coloured markers in my collection….so I ended up spending a good while patch testing a variety of colour combos!  In the end I settled on Mustard, Tulip Yellow, Pastel Yellow and Putty, but to create some texture I tried my hand at Pointilism, putting down dots of colour rather than blending the inks.  I’m not 100% happy with the grass – I picked the colours in daylight, but it was late by the time I coloured and the end result is slightly more neon than I’d hoped, and not really in keeping with the pastel colours I’d used in the rest of the card, but on a positive note, I like the texture that the different shades of green have made!  Can’t win them all, eh?!  Stickles for the dandelion clocks and a glittery purple frame finished the image off.

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I was originally planning to base the card around the curent sketch over at Crafting When We Can, but I couldn’t find an element for the top corner that I was happy with – I tried a few options, but they either made the card feel to cluttered or they looked insubstantial.  For the base layer, I have embossed some white cardstock using a freebie flower folder that came with a magazine, then blended some Dusty Concorde Distress Ink and mounted it on a pearlescent purple Bazzill cardstock.  The next layer just uses half a doily, mounted on the same cardstock.

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The flower border is from the Silhouette Online Store, cut from a darker shade of purple cardstock.  The sentiment was created in Silhouette Studio, edged with Distress Ink, backed by some glitter cardstock and secured with a purple flower brad that has been living in my stash for a good few years, along with the butterfly beads, which I have secured using twine.

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I have to confess that I had pretty much finished the card and was running through the list of required elements when I realised I’d missed something off – it went something like this “purple, check; embossing, check; sentiment, check; brad, check; twine……..ooops!”.  Luckily I was able to take the brad off, add the twine and butterflies and pop it all together pretty easily 🙂

Anyway, that’s just about it for now, make sure you head over to Love To Scrap for a look at the DT makes!  I’ll be back with another Love To Scrap GDT post later this month.

I’d like to ente this card into the following challenges:

Make My Monday – Seasonal Colours

 Perfectly Rustics – Bling, Bling, Shine and Sparkle

Melonheadz Friends – Circles

Incy Wincy – 4+ Papers/Brads

Bunny Zoe’s – Distress

Card Mania Challenges – Embossing

We Do Doobadoo – Layers


Best Friends!

Hello again!  I’m back this afternoon to share my DT card for the new challenge over at Sentimental Sundays.  This week, we’re fortunate to be sponsored by All Dressed Up and our theme is “Bling It Up!”.

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The All Dressed Up illustrations are always such a treat to colour and create with! I chose to use Wear With Style for my card, as I’ve had my eye on some of the more grown up girls in the collection – as you know, I love Abi Ballerina for a little girl, and I had great fun with Little Bookworm recently, but it was time to crack open the ProMarkers on a new image!

I coloured the girls using ProMarkers, as they were so tiny, I mainly stuck to two shades of colour to avoid the ink bleeding into the surrounding area.  For the red/pink tunic dress, I used tried several reds and pinks, but couldn’t get anything delicate, but strong enough, so I used Carmine and a blender pen, drawing some ink onto the blender and working from the darker areas to the lighter areas.  Once they were coloured, I added some Tumbled Glass Distress Ink to the edge of the image to soften the edges and create the illusion of sky in the background.  I had cut a Silhouette file of a Polaroid type picture, and popped the girls into their frame.  To make it seem more realistic, I added a sheet of acetate between the frame and the image, so that the picture is glossy, like a real photograph!

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The background papers are all from the DUDS Camera Summer papers, available on Etsy.  I found the colours in these papers were the perfect complement to my image, drawing in the colour from the girls’ outfits.  I mounted two panels on some green glittercard for a little sparkle, then mounted the three panels on the card base as if they had been thrown down (very carefully!).  Adding a couple of 3D pads to the top two panels created a little depth to the card.  Finally, I added two flower shaped brads that I have had stashed away for years!  I simply folded them around the corner of the panels, rather than piercing the card.
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I think that’s about it….can’t explain how excited I was about creating a fake Polaroid!!  Shame you can’t really see the effect in the photos, it’s more of a “had to be here” kind of thing!!

I’m going to enter this card into the current challenge over at All Dressed Up, which is Love Is In The Air….I hope that the fierce love and loyalty among a group of girlfriends counts….!

Make sure you pop over to Sentimental Sundays to see what my team-mates have created to inspire you this week!  I look forward to seeing your sparkly, blinged-up creations in the challenge!

I’d like to enter this card into the following challenges:

All Dressed Up – Love Is In The Air

Come and Get It – Girly

Color Me Creative – Make It Girly

Cards Galore Encore – Bling It Up

Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper – Patterned Paper

Alphabet Challenge – Z for Zesty

Card Makin Mamas – Make It Sparkle

Wags ‘n’ Whiskers – Bingo (I used the top row: pink, die cut. glitter)

Thanks for reading x