Monday, 27 July 2015

Chocolate Baroque challenge July



Hello again.


The second challenge card I have just completed is for Chocolate Baroque.

The colours are a bit out of my comfort zone and my sample has come out a little brighter than I would have liked!





I have only just started doing any challenges and I find that it really helps me to focus on using colours I may not normally use, and actually completing a card. Must be good.

The stamp used for the background is from the Floral Edges set.
I have stamped it all around the edge, to form a frame.

The butterfly and saying are from one of my favourite sets called Patchwork butterfly.
I have used the stamps in this set so often as they are a great size. It also has an oversized butterfly, which is good for home d├ęcor items.
Great used with metal too.

Two cards in one day. Whatever next!

Bye for now. Please visit again.

                                                                               Carole




Crafty individuals challenge-Face Value



Hello to anyone reading this.

I've been a bit slow in posting anything recently. Seem to have so many things churning around in my mind, so can't concentrate on actually getting anything finished!

But... I have actually managed to do a couple of challenges this month, very unusual for me.
I just hope I  get them in before the deadline!




The first is the Crafty Individuals Face Value challenge, and I am submitting the card below.



 
 
I think this image is so pretty and it is one of the first stamps I purchased from this company.
I have stamped it first and then embossed it with a Sizzix heart folder, swiped over with  Victorian velvet distress ink.
 
The other embossed panel is a Tim Holtz border, again swiped over with the distress ink, before embossing.
I like the effect this technique gives to the background.
 
The little flowers are also Crafty Individuals, a freebie I was kindly sent with my last order. They are very pretty and very detailed.
 
Hope you are having a good day and bye for now.
Carole