Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Retro Sketches #114

The challenge this week at Retro Sketches is based on this sketch:

For my card I have used a colour scheme of Marina Mist, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso and Naturals White.  This colour scheme is one of my favourites lately, and I keep coming back to it along with the butterflies from the Backyard Basic stamp set and matching dies.


Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Retro Sketches #113

For the challenge this week at Retro Sketches I have used the Retro Fresh DSP (how apt) and the stamp sets Simply Stars and Bring on the Cake.  The filmstrip is from the On Film Framelits die set. 


Friday, 2 May 2014

Quilted Background

I cased this background idea from a card I found recently in blogland using a diamond pattern with zigzag stitching.

I did not have a diamond shaped punch, so I used the 1 1/4" square punch to make the small squares which were then embossed using a variety of embossing folders.  These were then adhered to a Whisper White card base and finished with the zigzag stitching between each square.  I inked all the edges with Baked Brown Sugar to give it a vintage feel.  The centre panel was raised slightly from the card base using dimensionals.  The edging on the strip across the card was made using the Finishing Touches Edgelits.  The small flowers were made from scraps of Coaster Board using the Petite Petals punch and inked with Baked Brown Sugar, pearls added for centres.


Thursday, 1 May 2014

The Paper Players #193

Last weekend I attended a Stamp Camp at "Avalon" Toodyay organised by a friend of mine, Pat Carr.  I had a really great time meeting everyone and learning new techniques, methods and making all the projects on offer.

I have been so inspired by this camp that I have been entering some of the great challenges that I have not had time to enter lately.

I made this card using the Fresh Print DPS for the challenge at The Paper Players.  The challenge this week is a sketch by Anne Marie.


White Vellum Flowers

I made this card a few weeks ago for the Mojo Monday Challenge #341 but did not get around to posting it.  I loved the sketch layout so I thought that I would share my card with you.

I took inspiration from this card for yesterday's post using the same colour scheme of Marina Mist, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake and Naturals White along with the white embossed flowers made using the Flower Shop stamp set and the matching Pansy punch.



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