Saturday 25 August 2012

Craftymessers Challenge - Animal with a blue colours theme (no insects)

Hello and welcome to my crafty blog.

Today I am posting a couple of DT cards for the new challenge starting to day over at  Craftymess Challange Blog .  Our theme for this fortnight is Animal(s) with a blue colour scheme and this was chosen by our teamie at Craftymess  Gemma .We are being sponsored for this challenge by  Crafty-Emblies .


The prize for the lucky winner of the challenge is a voucher for 10 pounds to spend in the wonderful Crafty-Emblies on-line store.

So here are my DT contributions for this theme.

It's a PAW TAY!

My first card uses a digital stamp I got from Meljen Designs and I have always had a soft spot for this particular party animal !   The digi images come in a .zip file with two formats - b&w JPG, and transparent PNG. I like the JPG format as I can resize the images to suit what ever size 'canvas' I am using. 
I've printed the image onto white card and coloured it with watercolour paints.  I cut the image to fit into a Nellie Snellen eyelet circle die and created the frame. I printed a second image but this time only colouring the hat and balloons. These were then cut out and popped up on dimensional adhesives to make them stand out from the main image. My base card is 5x5 dark blue cardstock with some Stampin' Up backing paper and a blue ribbon matted to it. The card was finished with a printed sentiment cut and adhered to the same blue card stock.

My second card is a bit more sedate.
Again a 5x5" tent-fold card in light blue card stock, with the bottom 3rd of the card embossed with Swiss Dots embossing folder. I cut two sizes of  Spelbinders  Labels 4 and used them as a frame for the bear. The stamped image is a Bumble Bear I got free with a crafts magazine and I have used Copics markers to colour him. The card is completed with three stamped dandilions from   Stamps of Life  embossed in white and a blue pola dot ribbon and bow embellised with a pearl button.

Baby Boy

Please take some time to pop along to the   Craftymess Challange Blog  and take a look at the other DT work. We have some very talented people on our DT. Make a visit and be inspired to join in.

Thank you for stopping by to read my blog. Your time and comments are much appreciate.

Angela xx


  1. These are both lovely, great layouts. xx

  2. gorjuss, you have such a talent and can pull anything together, lvoes it xx

  3. Great work. I liked both of your pieces. The right one was chosen for the DT though.

    Lisa xxx


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