Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Krayzee Katz

The challenge this fortnight at I ❤️Promarkers is
 'Add a Ribbon'

and the sponsor for this challenge is IKEsART with $15 prize to spend in the store

For this card I have used an image I love and have used quite a few times, KRAYZEE KATZ, so much fun to colour especially on a day when I really did not feel like anything detailed.  The image was coloured with Promarkers, both alcohol and metallic and then fuzzy cut.  I then decided on a 'strong' background and opted for the burnt orange paper with added black trims.  Had a boo boo here, just when everything was going so well too hahahahaha.  I love the black die cut border and really don't use it enough so today it came out the packet to be played with, just a shame I did not engage my brain.  Grabbing some black paper I used a double sided glue sheet to line the back of the black paper which would make the laying down of the die on the card easier.  Sent it off through the die cutter and then set about trimming the edges expecting the lovely pattern without a border and not even thinking that without the border all the bits would fall out and the border would end up being just a bunch of loose shapes.  Oh I could kick myself for being such an idiot.  Well everything happens for a reason I guess and once I got over my hissy fit I weeded all the bits I did not need out of the die and replace the pieces I did want.  I then peeled off the backing of the sticking paper on the top piece and positioned it still in the die, on my card - perfect.  The process was repeated for each section and it was lovely and easy to line it up perfectly as the die slotted into position on the already placed sections.  Next I stamped my sentiment and cut it out using a tag die, attached it to the card and placed the cats in position.  Finally onto the bow and everything was done.  I just love the way this card has turned out so a happy bunny in the end :) :) 

I am entering this card in the following challenges : -

Sunday, October 25, 2020

Fairies Elves

 International Art & Soul, a challenge which has been put together to incorporate any type of craft, paper, wood, flowers, recycling, glass - the world is your oyster :).  Come on over an join us with you artwork :)

Challenge #95
Fairies and/or Elves

This fortnights challenge 'Fairies and/or Elves' has been chosen by Debbie.

For this card I used a fairy die cut from which I have had for years and years lol.  The fairy svg was the welded to the black frame I made and then I added the text which was also welded to both the fairy and the frame.  This part of the designing was done in Illustrator and the file saved as an .svg so I could bring it easily into my die cutting software, Sure Cuts A Lot (SCAL).  I wanted this card to be a bit touchy feely so cut the design out using sticky back felt. For the background I used alcohol inks, a bit of an experiment s I used wax paper instead of Yuppo.  Next was a bit of a boo boo but turned out to work well.  I stamped the leaves then the brain cell worked and I realised the ink would not fix well on the waxy paper so sealed with clear embossing powder.  That worked great and also melted some of the wax on the paper.  That got me wondering if the wax would melt enough to hold some silver and enchanted gold embossing powder just gently sprinkled on top - oh yes, that worked a treat and I was able to have my shimmering background too that I really wanted along with all the added texture the embossing powder gives.  As I scanned the card to get the image the sparkle did not show so I took the card outside to see if I could capture the effect - no really but hopefully you get the idea.

I am entering this card in the following challenges : -

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Stella Facebook Birthday

The challenge this fortnight at I ❤️Promarkers is


and the sponsor for this challenge is Bugaboo Stamps with $12 gift code for the Store 
I just could not resist using this image :) :) FB is annoying me at the moment, especially with the new changes and I now find myself only looking if I have been tagged or a message sent.  I do try to check out some groups so I can keep in touch but as for scrolling through my wall, well that is just not happening beyond the first few posts.  Image used is Stella Facebook Birthday  I coloured the Image with Pormarkers - Salmon Pink, Baby Pink, China Blue, Baby Blue, Ivory and Blush and for the background I made a mask of the 'f' placed that on my card and used Pan Pastels for the background.  The backing paper is a favourite of mine, I have a few sheets in different colours and it is made from pineapple leaves which I got in Thailand several years ago.  I went with a fairly empty suitcase and brought lots of paper back home with me as I was so cheap there :) Been a great purchase as the sheets are all A1 size, think I must have enough to last me a lifetime of card making lol.

This card is being entered in the following challenges : - 

Sunday, October 11, 2020

Plywood Web

 International Art & Soul, a challenge which has been put together to incorporate any type of craft, paper, wood, flowers, recycling, glass - the world is your oyster :).  Come on over an join us with you artwork :)

Challenge #94

This fortnights challenge 'Halloween' has been chosen by CraftyGirl.  I never know what to do for Halloween as I don't celebrate it but this year I came up with something useful lol.  Hubby recently bought me a K40 laser, it has been a nighmare to get working properly but he is a gem in that department and got it all set up for me - it did take nearly 2 months to sort all the issues of squiff guanty, bad mirrors, aligning mirror issues, fans, new board and software etc. but now I am having so much fun with it the wait has been well worth while.  For this creation I designed the web and used an image of a spider with I traced in Illustrator to change it to a vector image.  When all the design side was done I put my 3mm ply in the K40 who we have named 'The Bitch' and told her to cut it out.  Total awesomeness lol.  Once cut I sanded the pieces then painted with acrylic paint and gave to my grandson to hang up in his house on Halloween.  Fingers crossed the spider with glow in the dark as it was painted with glow in the dark paint.

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

So A-Tractored to You

Challenge 137

Welcome back to the IKEsWORLD challenges :)  do pop on over to IKEsWORLD to join in the challenge, it is always so much fun and  Ike produces the most amazing stamps, everything from off the wall to cute and fluffy :) :) :)

I had so much fun colouring this image of the Massey Ferguson Tractor from TRACTORS Set of 3, looking at the image before colouring it was a bit daunting but once I got started it all came together brilliantly.  The sentiment and hearts were added digitally when I printed the image, image coloured with Copics and metallic markers for the silver bits in the engine and the hearts.  To finish off a few brad hearts and then simple layering linking up the colours in the tractor.  Such a fun card to make and perfect for Valentine's Day :) :) :) 
I am entering this project into the following challenges:-