Well, my post today is my DT sample for Challenge 21 at Crafting from the Heart. As usual it is 'Anything Goes' and
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Eureka Scarecrow & Sunflower digi stamp
Copics - E30 | E31 | R37 | Y15 | Y11 | G29 | G94 | G99 | B24 | B28 | B26
Embossing folder - couture 'encaustic'
Tattered lace dies - lavish blooms aster | leaves | cherished centres
Spellbinders labels 23
Tim Holtz distress inks - gathered twigs | forest moss | wild honey
C5 plain white card base
piece of white card
piece of pale orange card
That special touch mask
- I always start with my image, print that out a couple of days before I want to use it and then colour it in using my copic markers as listed above. I find this the best way for me because I can use whatever colours I feel like at the time and then design my card from there.
- I nearly always use a plain white base card and in this instance it is a C5 in size followed by a piece of pale orange card as a mat.
- I then took another piece of white card and using a mask and wild honey distress ink I inked through it - sorry but I have thrown the packet away so can't tell you exactly which one it was.
- I then ran that through couture encaustic embossing folder extending it because of the size of the card and matted that onto my pale orange card.
- Sometime ago Joanna Sheen was selling two lots of rafia type ribbon in green and red in her specials section and I bought some, as you do, this is what I have used behind my image, hopefully it will give my card that rustic look.
- I die cut my image using spellbinders labels 23 and inked around the edges with wild honey distress inks.
- I then cut a 'faux' mask out of the pale orange card. (for beginners, a faux mask is simply drawing around the around the outside of your die and hand cutting it out, this way you have a slightly larger mat). I affixed my image to my card using pinflair so this would also help the rafia stick too.
- Now onto my embellishments. For my followers and regular readers you will know I am flower mad. So going through my flower die stash I used my tattered lace lavish blooms aster, leaves and cherished centres.
- I die cut two large asters in green and two lacey astors in yellow followed by the cherished centre in green. I always use hot glue to put my flowers together after shaping them a little.
- The leaves I die cut out of plain white card and coloured them using distress inks listed above and affixed them around my lavish bloom.
Can I also say that we have a Facebook page, where there is other ' just for fun' challenges, so if you are not already a member of the group, I urge you to pop over and join us.
The winners and Top 3 from the last challenge can be found here.
Thank you for stopping by. See you again I hope and do take care.