Saturday, 17 February 2018

2 for 1!

Hi Everyone, my card today is 2 cards! if that makes sense?

As I have said before I like entering the Outlawz Sketch Challenge, but time run out last week, so I have decided to add that card here too, for this week. You'll see I am quite literal with the sketches interpretation.
firstly this weeks card.
cat - Limited Runs FB progressive Challenge
coloured in PS with 3D gloss to eyes and nose
square frame - cut file from CD - BD A Walk in the Countryside
which I cut slightly too big on the Cameo!!
dp's - Chelle's Creations
flower die - Tattered Lace
all layered onto black paper

this is the sketch

now onto last weeks.
I was so lucky to win with this card, a marvellous CD of
 images, papers and card designs, a really impressive win from the Outlawz sponsor

WhoopsidaisyDesigns

image, just part of her used for the tag
coloured in PS
background dp from the same CD
ribbon and button, coloured with a marker to match - from stash


this is the sketch 


Friday, 16 February 2018

A little Sunshine

Hi Everyone, my card today is, apart from the paler colours, a blatant copy, Yep!  I loved it, I didn't have the dies, so I put everything together in my Silhouette Cameo, as I was cutting it all out I decided to see if I could start from scratch in Cameo and I'm thrilled I did it.

frame - I made the scallops by adding circles to the rectangle and welding them. I sketched around the edge with the sketch pens.
 rainbow - starting with circles, cutting them in half and adding an offset,
after cutting, I put the shapes in order onto washi paper to get them straight.
clouds - are a shape from the Sil store.
 I added the words into the clouds and wrote them with the sketch pens.
"sunshine" is Tingler Script font from The Hungry JPEG,
I did 3 layers to give it more strength.
A few sequins added
All cut with the Cameo
see the card here





Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Winter Sports!

Hi Everyone, my card today is for
The DT have outdone themselves for this theme for Male cards, 
the blog always a great place for inspiration.

I had a few ideas and went looking through my files, I came across these images and it was decided for me.
Images, papers, frame - Laurie Furnell at Hugware
sadly no longer available.
I designed it all in Photoshop adding a shadow to the two top images, I hope it looks like the top penguin is jumping over the bottom penguin. I also added the colours of the Olympic rings to the snowballs.

Then I  transferred all images to the Cameo to cut, 
I layered it all on silver card and added Cosmic shimmer "Glitter Jewels".
Sentiment is mine, I saw the "brake" one on the web.


closeup of the top images.

Monday, 12 February 2018

Heart bouquet

Hi Everyone, my card today is another using my Silhouette Cameo, with a fab freebie. I came across the paper in my files and thought it great to point out the sentiment. It's actually a heart on the paper, which I have covered up to put my embellies.

Heart Bouquet - Shirley's Cards more files here
sentiment - Create with TLC using sketch pens on the Cameo
dp - DigiDewi at Pixelscrapper
mirror card - Hunkydory
circle dies - Tattered Lace pindot





Saturday, 10 February 2018

Bird houses

Hi Everyone, I suppose today's card could be classed as a slight mixed media? and something a little different for me.

I made this for Beccy's challenge http://beccysplace.blogspot.co.uk/2018/02/february-challenge.html

bird houses coloured in PS - Beccy Muir
bird - Amastery Font extras (yep! from a font!) 
bird wing - made by me in Cameo
branch - Pixelscrapper blog hop
all above print and cut on the Cameo
bird perches - Birds Cards
birthday sentiment - magazine freebie stamp (a real one!)
oval die - X-Cut die
mirror card - Hunkadory
black card - Dovecraft
all 3D and layered onto black card for shadow effect

this is shown with less reflection and the layers



Friday, 9 February 2018

Roses

Hi Everyone, I have got into the Outlawz freebie progressive challenge, I haven't been part of it for a few months, but it has always given me a challenge with images I may not have gone with, today my card is an image that I love and would have bought, BUT as it's a freebie for the challenge even better LOL.

EDIT - seems I got it wrong and used the wrong image duh! I will use this card as an entry to Beccy's challenge.
https://beccyschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2018/02/february-challenge.html


roses - Beccy Muir
sentiment Create with TLC

I coloured the image in PS, then added an embossing effect, a curves layer, and a colour burn effect to the image.  I was just playing with different things and I loved how this made the "painted" image look, so went with it.

The rose layer has been cut and 3D'd and Nuvo drops added to the centre and just below the sentiment. The card was based on the Bugaboo sketch SSS602








Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Chinese New Year

Hi Everyone, when I saw this happy dog, I knew I had to play with him, isn't he adorable and as it's nearly Chinese New Year I used that as the subject for him.
Image - a freebie from Michael Strong digi stamps
coloured in PS
All Chinese elements - Marisa Lerin Pixelscrapper
I changed the colour of the Dog New Year character background paper in PS
The screen - I made a shape out of the image in Silhouette, cut out of red mirror card.
 I also used print and cut for the dog and gave him another layer for his head,  all laid onto a gold mirror card background  and a few gems for a bit of opulence.
3D gloss for his eyes, nose and tongue. 
the red layer character reads - good fortune
the yellow layer character reads - double happiness
I'm really pleased how this turned out, hope you like it too.



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