Thursday 30 May 2019

Foiled Fox "Trio of Colours" challenge

Hello crafty friends!

I have a cheerful card to share today. 
My creative friend Heather Telford suggested I enter it in the Foiled Fox's current challenge, so here goes:
I used the "Doodle Garden" background stamp from Catherine Pooler, heat-set with WOW's "Silver Pearl" embossing powder onto water-colour card-stock.
Next, I wet the panel and dropped Distress inks into the various areas, picking the colour up with a water brush, and adding successive layers of colour. Picked Raspberry, Cracked Pistachio and Wild Honey were the colours used. Further spritzing with water and Ranger Perfect Pearls Mist ensured lots of blending and shine.

The waterfall card designs was inspired by a recent Youtube post by Ingrid Blackburn. You can see a video of the inside elements on my Instagram post @canadianliner.


Enjoy the sunshine and flowers!


Monday 21 January 2019

Atlantic Hearts Sketch #300

Hello there, crafty friends!

I'm back on the blog, playing along with The Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge, at the invitation of my friend Michelle Stewart. It's the 300th sketch!!

Here's this week's design:

This past weekend, I've been at a scrap-booking retreat with my bestie crafty girl-friends in Wisconsin. So as I was doing lay-outs, I decided to use the sketch to create a scrapbook page, rather than a card, to demonstrate it's versatility.  Here's what I came up with:

I first flipped the sketch as it suited the companion page better.
I incorporated the title and journaling box into the layered banner elements from the left and right. I also used a chipboard CTMH "complements" piece as one of those layers (TODAY).
I used a PML card for the "80, " covering up the original printed message with a stitched circle die, and then cutting out the little 3x4 card with another circle die, to suit the sketch.
This birthday was celebrated during a holiday in England with my parents, so I included the business card from the pub where we ate. Incorporating ephemera like that is a great reminder of the event.
Lastly, I cut a 4" circle as a place-holder for the photo of the birthday girl. I may make the eventual photo a little larger so it doesn't get lost amidst the other elements of the page.

Off you go, to see some inspiration from the other team members. HERE

If anyone's interested, I will happily include more lay-outs from this trip on the blog. I found using the colour theme from just one paper pack (with extra card stock and coordinated mix-in patterned paper) helped to tie the album together. 

Happy crafting,
Great to be back in the creative "saddle," thanks Michelle!