Monday 31 October 2016

Power Poppy - Make It Move Challenge

There is a challenge over at Power Poppy which has pushed me to finally make a shaker card!
The challenge is "Make it move", so I have sort of followed a tutorial by Kathy Racoosin on Power Poppy and made a wreath as my housing for my shaker card. But instead of using circular dies, I have used the greenery from Glittering Glass Santa. I created a wreath in Photoshop Elements and then had my Silhouette Cameo print and cut from X-Press It paper.

I have then coloured it with the following Copics pens:
  • berries - R27, R59, clear Wink of Stella
  • leaves - G05, YG17, YG67, light green Wink of Stella, green Wink of Stella
  • background - B000, B02
I have then stamped the tree and ornaments from Bottlebrush Holiday using Black Tuxedo Memento ink on to X-Press It paper and fussy cut it out.
I have coloured this with the following Copics pens:
  • tree - G05, YG17, YG67, R27, R59, clear Wink of Stella
  • base of tree - E55, Y28
  • blue bauble - B000, B00, B02, clear Wink of Stella
  • pink bauble - RV00, RV63, RV66, blue Wink of Stella
  • purple bauble - BV11, BV13, BV17, clear Wink of Stella
  • banner - C0, C1, C2
I stamped "Be Merry" using bamboo leaves Memento Ink and I used a Tuxedo Black Memento marker around the edges.

I have then used a white square card from Envelope Solutions. I made the shaker pocket by using a Waterfall Photo Sleeve from We R Memory Keepers and the FUSE tool. I added sequins and little beads from my stash.
I adhered the filled and fused shaker pocket to the back of the wreath and then used dimensional tape to give it a bit of height before adhering to the centre of the card. I then adhered the tree and ornaments at the bottom.
Here is the finished card:

Let me know what you think?
I am also entering this card into the Rudolph Days Challenge and the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown challenge which is to pick a previous sketch. I picked the following sketch:

I am also entering this card into the Weekly Christmas Card Challenges, where the theme is "Anything Goes" and of course, the inspiration behind this card is the Power & Spark Make It Move challenge over at Power Poppy.

Thanks for looking!

Monday 24 October 2016

Flower Challenge - Trio of Peonies

I have found a new challenge this week - The Flower Challenge, which is brand new this month. Their theme for their first challenge is "Anything Goes with Floral".

So I had a look in my already coloured box and found the trio of peonies from Power Poppy Stamps.
I totally adore the drawings of Marcella and the sentiments.

Unfortunately I can not for the life of me find where I have written down the Copics Pens I used to colour these beautiful peonies, but after colouring the sentiment with V01 and V04, I think it is the same, plus one other from the V range. I think I have used Y11 and Y15 in the centre. Then the leaves are probably YG67, YG63 and maybe YG06??
(If I find the correct colours I will update this post, but more likely I will colour this stamp again and then write down the correct colours!)

I have digitally stamped on to X-Press It card and then used my Silhouette Cameo to cut out all the images (not a fussy cutting fan!)

Here is a close up of the colouring:

I have adhered it to a white square card from Envelope Solutions, along with the coloured sentiment:

I also coloured a single peony and adhered it to the inside of the card:

This card could also be used as a Get Well card, so I will also enter this card into the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge.

If I have time I may do another card for this challenge.

Thanks for looking!

Friday 21 October 2016

Frosty or Well Wrapped Up - Winter Wonderland Challenge for the 21st of October

This week at Winter Wonderland, we are hosted by Marie, who has decided on the themes:
Frosty - which means cold colours such as blue, silver and white, or an alternative is snowmen
Well Wrapped Up

We have two sponsors this week:
Marianne design, who are offering a special prize to the winner

and we are also sponsored by
Bugaboo Stamps, who have a prize of 7 images for the winner.

Please remember that to be in with a chance of winning a prize that it is Christmas projects only.

So on to my card!

I have dabbed Summer Sky Memento ink through my "Winter Snowflake Lace" designer stencil from Memory Box on to my white card from Envelope Solutions.
I have then digitally printed the snowman and sentiment from Let's Chill by Marcella at Power Poppy Stamps on to X-Press It card. I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut them out (I do not like fussy cutting!)
I have coloured the snowman with the following Copics markers:
  • scarf and hat: BG13, BG10, BG000, BG0000
  • buttons: BG13, BG000
  • carrot nose: YR07, YR04
  • arms: E37, E35,  R35
  • bird: R35, R32
  • snowman: C1, C0, RV00 (cheeks)
  • snow: C1, C0, BV0000
  • background: BV0000, BV000
  • eyes and mouth: black Wink of Stella
I have coloured the sentiment with BG10 and outlined in BG13.
I have added a bit of sparkle to the snowman and snow using my Wink of Stella brush pen.
Here is a close up of the snowman:

I am entering this card in the Sparkles Christmas Challenge - Show me a Snowman

There is inspiration from the Snowflakes DT over on the Winter Wonderland blog, so please pop over to everyone's blog by clicking on their name. We always appreciate a comment or two! :)
You can also find out what other challenges are out there, which could give you some ideas for your Christmas Card stash.

Enjoy the challenge and remember you now have two weeks to enter and you can enter up to 3 times - so why not make three cards! :)

Thanks for looking!