Wednesday, June 15, 2011

June Challenge-a sketch

This month's challenge over at Creatalicious is a sketch. I use sketches a lot in scrapbooking so it was fun to use one for a card. This card was done quickly just before we went to the Gold Coast for a week. As it turned out, our escape to the sun became an escape from the sun as we had cold grey days for almost the whole time we were there. Anyway, to make a quick card I decided no stamping and hand colouring this time-lots of die cutting instead. The paper is Pink Paislee Butterfly wings, cardstock is Stampin Up. I've used Spellbinders Lotus and Tim Holtz Tattered Florals dies to make the centrepiece. Martha Stewart's Butterly punch was used to add extra butterflies and Kaisercraft pearls were added. Ribbon from my stash. Everything was edged in Vintage Photo Distress Ink. It's a great sketch, so visit the challenge page and view what the other DT members have come up with. It's amazing to see so many interpretations from the same sketch.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

atc challenge-tickets please

This month's theme for the atc challenge at paper Flourish was "TicketsPlease". After quite a bit of mulling over and changing of mind I decided to make an interactive atc. Then I had to draft out the measurements to make it work. I decided on a circus theme using Graphic 45 papers.
Each atc was constructed like an envelope with a window and open top. I layered an image from the paper inside and covered the outside with striped paper to resemble a circus tent.
I then adapted a digi stamp from Bizzy Bec and printed it on cream card. I attached a strip of the paper as a tab. Cardstock is Stampin Up.