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?!

LSC bingo

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.

love to scrap gdt lacy sunshine full

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.

love to scrap gdt lacy sunshine flat 2

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.

love to scrap gdt lacy sunshine flat

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


Happy 1st Birthday!!

I have just changed my PC and am struggling to have the printer and my Silhouette plugged into the USB, along with a wireless dongle, so until the postman delivers my USB hub, it’s going to have to be coloured cards or diecut cards, but not both if I can help it!! That said, I have enjoyed leaving my Pro-Markers to one side and going back to my favourite style of card!!

The card I have to show you today is to celebrate a 1st birthday card, made for my best friend’s youngest daughter, who turned one last weekend.

beth 1st birthday full

Now, I know that such a deep purple isn’t a normal first choice of colour for a little girl’s first birthday card, but I’ve known her mum since we were in high school and she has always loved purple, so I thought it might be a nice touch! The die is from the Silhouette Online store, I simply cut it from a piece of white cardstock, added a little purple card behind the hole and then remounted the die on some very tiny 3D pads. I cut a second “1” from a lilac glitter card and popped that on top of the white diecut. I then added two panels of the purple cardstock to the sides, tied a little twine around the middle panel and finished off with two little silver beads.

beth 1st birthday flat

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

Hiding In My Craft Room – CAS

CAS-ual Fridays – Colour Blocks

Top Tip Tuesday – CAS

Aud Sentiment – Any Sentiment Goes

MilkCoffee – Monochromatic

As You Like It – Favourite CAS Style and Why: I love the CAS design of this card as the sentiment is the main  focal point of the card, very simply accentuated by the panels of colour on the side and the co-ordinating twine.

Thanks for reading x