Wednesday, June 9, 2010

June ILWS Design Team

Well, here are two of my submissions to the June edition of the ILWS Design Team Challenges and Gallery.

The first is for the "stitching - real or faux" challenge.

I tore strips of black and white cardstock, and strips of the night and day DSP, then layered them, curled them with my fingers, and tore into the curled edge. I then added a strip of printed black grosgrain ribbon from my stash, and layered it all ontop of a piece of the dotted transparency that comes in the night and day DSP pack. The stitching comes into effect along the top. This is how I attached it all to the card base! Stitched it all together with black thread and my sewing machine!

This second card is based on the inspiration piece (here).

Very simple card, with clean lines. I started with a Kraft base, and took a strip of perfect plum DSP and tore one edge and adhered to the card base. I then took a second bit of Kraft cardstock, and tore an edge, and stamped my image onto it. I coloured my image with elegant eggplant and old olive markers. Then stamped my greeting with eggplant as well.

I then decided it needed a bit of sparkle to really make the plum strip of DSP stand out more, so I took my two way glue pen and ran it down the torn edges, and sprinkled on the dazzling diamonds to make it really....... well...... dazzle!

I hope you enjoy, and please do take a look at the ILWS DT challenges here!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

New product blog hop...


I hope you enjoyed the fabulous work of the wonderful Kim's blog.

Well, I have a few little samples lined up for you. First up is a mini album. This is a simple 4x6 mini album with 4 pages, plus a scrumptious cover using the Cottage Wall Printed transparent overlays. All I did was cut a 12x12 sheet of the transparent overlay into 3 strips, each 4x12, then scored and folded in half. The pages are one sheet of the A4 Razzleberry (new fav colour!) cut lengthwise into a 4" wide strip and then folded in half.

I used the crop-a-dial to punch two holes through everything, and threaded some of the spotty razzleberry ribbon through them and tied a little bow.

Finished off the mini album with some of the Cottage Wall DSP (new fav paper) and some photo mats for wallets and trimmed down 4x6 photos. Now all I need to do is add the photos - once those arrive from the printers!

This next project was done as I needed to create a luggage tag for my trip to Canada. Needed to be unique, so hand made fit the bill perfectly! And, what better excuse to play with new goodies then an "I HAVE to make this - I need to - honest!!!"

Very cute and simple. The base is some of the cottage wall DSP, and I stamped the greeting from Live your Dream across the top in Razzleberry ink. The circular tag in the centre is made by folding a strip of DSP in half, then punching it out, but leaving a gap at the top when you punch so when you open your punched shape, it opens like a card, with the two sides still attached at the spine. I stamped on the front of the punched circle again in razzleberry using the live your dream set. The inside I punched two smaller circles out of some plain sticky lable paper (you know - the ones you use for mailing lables) and wrote my contact details on there - Canada on one side, the UK on the other!

And, if you have stuck with me this long, here is the last project.

A nice and simple 6x6 card done with Kraft cardstock as the base, and stamped with white craft ink and soft suede ink using the little flower from the one of a kind stamp set. I then took a strip of melon mambo CS and punched one edge with the spiral punch, and then stamped the row of little flowers in white craft along the top, and tied a ribbon around it.

The large flower is stamped in soft suede onto Kraft cardstock, and then the centre is stamped in suede onto some melon mambo, then cut out and mounted ontop. The greeting is simply stamped and cut by hand. A very quick and easy card, but I do love the tone on tone of the Kraft and Suede colours, and adding some melon mambo to really make it pop. A little goes a long way with this colour!

I hope you are enjoying the blog hop - Sarah is up next!