Monday, 27 January 2014

Through the Purple Haze Challenge #26

Time for another challenge. This week for Through the Purple Haze challenge the theme is Die Cuts & Digi's. We had the great privilege of working with two fabulous digi designers and some even had some Tattered Lace dies.

I got to use use two digi's and here's what I came up with.

For the Lacy Sunshine image, I've done a tag for a change. Using background paper from one of Docrafts new range, I coloured the image to compliment the feathers on the paper. Bit crazy having blue hair, but hey, why not! The Iris was made with the new Spellbinders die which I had delivered this week. The image was printed onto white card and coloured, to tone it down I liberally applied Tim Holtz Tea Stain Distress ink all over the image. I finished the tag off with a lovely piece of lace ribbon.

Really chuffed with the end product of this one, it's finished up really cute with a vintage feel.

From Pink Gem's Designs, I chose a this cute little girl in a much more classic design. It felt like a real spring image, especially in good old blighty. Daffs blooming, but freezing cold and wind whipping up the leaves!

The extra leaves are all cut from a stamped image and glued on with 3D glue gel to give dimension. Mounted on my favourite colour mat a the moment (black) and finished with a ribbon across the bottom.

I used Spectrum Noirs to colour both images (listed below), 

Kraft card Tag - Craftwork Cards
Baking paper - Docrafts Papermania Madame Payrauds 8x8
Black mat card - The Range
Iris die - Spellbinders D-Lites Create an Iris
Purple & green card (iris) - Papermania colour stack
Lace ribbon - my crafty stash
Spectrum Noirs - LV1, LV2, LV3,
                           OR1, DG2. DG3
                           BT1, BT4, BT5, BT7
                           CT2. CT4, DR3
                           FS3, FS6, GB8, GB10 
                           PL2, PL4, PL5, TN2,TN7

Cream 8x8 - Craft UK Ltd
Green & brown backing paper - Kanban 'In the Garden'
Black mat card - The Range
Ribbon - Hobbycraft

I am entering the tag into the following challenges;

Monday, 13 January 2014

Through the Purple Haze debut card.

I am very happy to announce I have been made a Design team member for Through the Purple Haze Challenge blog. For the small time I've been with them, they rest of the team are a great bunch, with an eclectic mix of styles.
For the first challenge of 2014, we had the privilege of working with digistamps from Crafty Sentiments.

And here's the card I created with the provided image;

I chose to colour the image in soft shades and so used Promarkers. I find Promarkers are best for paler shades and Spectrum Noirs, for darker shades. (That is of course my own personal opinion). For her hair, I felt brown shades would best compliment the paler coloured clothes. I'm quite pleased with how the hair has turned out, the light effect's come out perfectly.

Mounting the picture on an ornate frame and then this on top of co-ordinating coloured matting and layering really lent itself to the classic vintage with a modern twist I love.
The sentiment I chose was from the spring Brambly Hedge stamps by Crafters Companion, it seemed to suit the picture with the flower connotation.

I then finished of with some classic flowers, made tonal with a brush of co-ordinating ink.
All in all pretty pleased with my first contribution to Through the Purple Haze Challenge Blog.

The creations the rest of the team have done are pretty spectacular, fly on over to take a look and while you're there why not take part, you could win some fab digistamps for your collection.

Through The Purple  Haze Challenges

A5 white card blank - Craft UK Ltd
Black matting card - The Range
Pink & green backing paper - DCWV the French Country Stack 12x12
Ornate frame die & sentiment die - Spellbinders 5x7 Elegant Labels 4
Flexmarkers - Skin: Putty
                      Hair - Saddle Brown, Cinnamon, Sandstone
                      Shirt - Yellow, Pale Citrus
                      Skirt & accessories - Aquamarine, Soft Green
                      Flowers - Pale pink
Ink on roses - Ranger Adirondack Salmon
Roses & ribbon - from my crafty stash

I will be entering this card into the following challenges:

Sunday, 5 January 2014

New year. new challenge.

Well as the title suggests, it is a new year (though how you could've missed it I don't know!) and a new challenge.
First one this year is for Challenges 4 Everybody, using a wonderful Sassy Studio design. After having been forced into watching The Smurfs several times over during the Christmas period by my eldest Smurfette! I thought I may as well go for it and use the Smurfette image from Sassy Studios. As you can see I have done it in true Smurf colours, how could I not.

With the bold colours of the Smurf, it really needed equally bold colours in the background, the trick was getting the sentiment to shine through so I used white heat embossing powder. After I finished the card, I felt the Smurf seemed to just float in mid air, so added a piece of ribbon which turned out to like a bit of a catwalk, better than I imagined.
To join in pop over to Challenges 4 Everybody, the challenges are now lasting a month, so plenty of time to create something gorgeous.

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Smurf Image - 
Spectrum Noirs - BT7 DR3 CT3
Tim Holtz Distress Markers - Scattered Straw, Stormy Sky, Spiced Marmalade
Sentiment stamp - Docrafts Wellington Bear
Papers - Docrafts Gorjus range 12x12
Dies - Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Paper Rosette
          Spellbinders Nestabilities Elegant Labels Four
          X Cut Large Nesting Rectangle Parenthesis
Embossing powder - Papermania Seafoam White

I will be entering this card into the following challenges: