Friday, September 30, 2016

Gerda Steiner Designs Monthly Challenge

Parachute Piggy

The Freebie this month is this cute image of a pig parachuting and since I am on a roll this week with Christmas cards it had be a card to add to the pile. I printed the image twice, one for the base panel and one to colour and fussy cut. The base panel was cut to 5 ins and I masked an area at the bottom for the snow bank and used distress inks for the sky. When I was happy with the colour I stamped the tops of the trees from the SU Wonderland set in versafine black ink, removed the mask and added Shaded Lilac to the snow bank. Added snowflakes with MIC Falling Snow background stamp using SU Whisper White ink. Coloured piggy and the parachute with copics, fussy cut them out and adhered them on the card panel. The banner is from SU Hello December and the sentiment is from Papertrey Ink Vintage Ornaments and I used mounting tape to adhere it for some dimension. The panel was then mounted onto a 51/4 in white card base.

The distress inks used Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean, Fade Jeans, Chipped Sapphire and Shaded Lilac.


Piggy: R000,30,32,C1.
Top: G03,05,09.
Harness: W5,7,9.
Glasses: N5,W10.
Parachute: C0,1,R05,09.
Banner: R24.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Outlawz Progressive Freebie Monthly Challenge


Have been slack this month on my blog but a least I managed to get the monthly challenge card done, just kept forgetting to get it uploaded. Normally it's the last day but I'm 3 days early. For some reason this month has just flown and I can't believe it's three months til Christmas. Need to get a move on with my Christmas cards. The image this month is a beautiful one from Di's Digis and I had fun colouring it with copics. If you haven't checked out the store you are missing out on some adorable images and she also has a fortnightly challenge. The card is Cas but I think it packs a punch. I printed the image twice and after colouring them both with copics, fussy one and added it to the white card with mounting tape. Added the hello with a stamp from Inspired by Stamping, adhered it to a yellow card then to a green card base. Nice and simple.


Flowers: Y11,13,19,YR14,15,26,E19, Black Multi Liner 0.03
Leaves: YG11,13,17,67.
Mouse: W01.03.05,R30.
Shadow: C01
For the ground I used a grey pencil

Monthly Actsa 1-4-1 Trading Card Swap

September Swap Art Nouveau

This month was a tricky one and it took awhile for me to come up with a suitable design. Google was a life saver and I found plenty of frames for that period to download for free. Next was finding a stamp to use with it. As we are a stamping association there has to be a stamp on the trading card and it can be a sentiment, background or image. The lovely girl image on the Melody set from Darkroom Door  was a perfect fit for the frame and I love the finished ACT. I coloured the frame and image with copics then cut out the centre of the frame and placed it over the image. Kept the colours similar to the pictures I saw on Google.

Frame: G00,12,Y00,02,YR02,07,68.
Flowers: YR18,38,E08.
Skin: E000,00,01.
Dress: YR000,12,23.
Pipes: E55,57.
Background: BG000,00