Monday, 22 July 2013

Hello Crafters and  welcome to my crafty blog.

My post today is my DT project for the 'On the Beach' challenge  which started on the 19th July over at the Stamping with the Dragon  challenge blog.
For this DT card I am using on of the digital stamps from Stamping Dragon Designs - Beach Scene.

 Wish You Were Here

I printed the digital stamp onto good quality paper as I wanted to use my Copics to do some of the colouring and some papers are just not up to it.  I then used my Reeves soft pastels to add the sky and the sand  and blended colours to create a soft almost faded look. I then mounted the image onto a  pale blue polka dot backing paper and then onto a light brown piece of card. I looped a piece of orange RickRack ribbon along the bottom and added a luggage tag and a ticket element with the sentiment 'Wish you Were Here'. The ticket and luggage tag com from a 6x6 paper pack from Papermania 'All Aboard'.

Stamping with the Dragon are also our sponsors and the winner chosen from the entries that comply with the challenge will receive a voucher to spend here

Now its your turn. Time to get crafting, and once your projects are ready, dont forget to come back and link up to our challenge.
Thank you again for stopping by to read and comment. I appreciate your time and your comments.
Angela x

Monday, 1 July 2013

New Crafts Galore Challenge for July - 'Copy That'

Hello and welcome to my crafty blogg.

my post today is for the new challenge starting over at  Crafts Galore and the theme is 'Copy This'. each DT member  has to create project for the entrants to copy for the challenge. And we've got some great inspiration here.

Our sponsor for this challenge is  Stamping Dragon and the lucky winner of the challenge will receive a voucher to spend in the SDD on-line store.

This months challenge will be sponsored by the fabulous
Stamping Dragon Design -
Prize: £5 voucher to the store.

From the great selection of digital stamps at Stamping Dragon,  I chose Jiggy the little dragon with a slice of lucious cake. I had in mind to use a backing paper I'd bought from Printable Heaven where the word 'chocolate' was the main theme.

I am in the middle of relocating and my crafting stash is in storage, so I have been resisting the need to go out and buy new stuff until I am finally installed in my new craft space.  The 'New Home' thingy has gone on too long and I have had no choice but to go craft stuff shopping.  First thing I bought was some new Copics ( how can I resist) and some paper that is Copics friendly and some new cardstock.

The digital image was printed directly onto the special paper and I used a selection of Copics to colour the dragon and cake. I'll add the list of markers at the bottem of the post.

I found the quote on Pinterest and I thought is suited my card idea very well. The speech bubble was created in Photoshop and resized to fit the front of a standard A5 card. The 'chocolate' backing paper was cut to fit the card front just leaving a small border and the coloured image was mounted onto the card with dimensional tape with a few strand of dark brown fibers to create some texture. I made a backing for the speech bubble from some dark brown card to help pop it out from the background.  To complete the card, this was also adhered to the card front using dinensional tape. And there you have it.

I seem to be back in the card making business regardless of my lack of supplies :-) But it did feel good to be able to complete the card using  with resources I have.

The challenge runs until the end of July and you can check out the other DT projects for inspiration over at the  Crafts Galore Challenge Blog.   Looking forward to seeing your entries.

Thanks for stopping by to visit and read my blog. Your time and comments are appreciated.

Angela x

Copices Colours Used
Cake  -Y11, E09, E29, E35, E43
Jiggy -  YG03, G14, G17, G28
Plate -  Boo, B14