Wednesday 22 June 2011

Card Challenge


This weeks card challenge ‘Anything goes’ over at Scrapbook Sisters.

For this I decided to have another go with my Tim Holtz Dress Form Die and Playing card embossing folders.

june 2011 010The dress form has been stamped and masked to create a layered look with Woodware Playing card stamps and coloured with copics.

I stamped a row of playing cards in black ink on copy paper and cut out the strip and scored and folded them to create the fan.

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Two background shapes cut using nestibilities – the black shape pricked and stitched.

june 2011 004A piece of red card for the playing card put through one of Tims embossing folders.

june 2011 006A piece of organza ribbon draped over the dress form and some plaited thread tied around the waist. A further piece of copy paper stamped in black ink for border background paper.

I hope you like.

Thanks for stopping by.

Gayle x

Thursday 16 June 2011

Part 3 ……..

of my Dancing couples digis.

For this one I have glittered her long gloves and added some glitter to the flower.

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The image was cut out using a nestibility die and the I used the remaining cut out frame as a stencil to ink and create  the shadow effect.

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may 2011 048I have cut out and layered parts of the flower and ribbon but it doesn’t really show on the picture.

Another version of the first image I showed you.

may 2011 055This time the man is coloured completely in black.

I coloured some white organza ribbon and heated it for the frill on the bottom of her dress.

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may 2011 056And the all important glittered shoes!

Thanks for stopping by

Gayle   x

Wednesday 15 June 2011

Buntings and Banners


This is the theme of this weeks challenge on Scrapbook Sisters Blog. The design team have come up with some lovely cards – make sure you check them out and add your own creation.

This is the card I made for the  challenge.

may 2011 106For this card I decided to keep to black, white and grey tones with the one red balloon.

The image is from Lily of the Valley stamps. I love the attitude of the little girl with this stamp.

may 2011 103I used Glamour dust on the skirt and tiara.

The papers were from a very large paper pad I have in my stash. The stamped image and diamond background paper have been cut using one of the Labels Ten Nestabilities.

may 2011 105I cut the bunting from the same diamond paper and used string to hang them from.

Thats all from me tonight. I should have had an early night tonight but I don’t think that will be happening.

Nite nite

Gayle x 

Tuesday 14 June 2011

More Dancing….

Hi. Hope everyone has enjoyed the bit of nice weather we have had today. Can’t believe how the temperature has been jumping up and down of late. Had my heating on Saturday & Sunday evening as I was so cold!

Part 2 of my dancing couples. This time a bit of Rock & Roll

may 2011 058Again coloured with copics and the guy is coloured in grey tones.

may 2011 059Tim Holtz ticket dies  stamped and inked and arranged on the front of the card and the inside edge.

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may 2011 062For the 2nd card I kept the colours to pink and black.

may 2011 063I left some fine line areas of the guys clothing white to suggest the line of the jacket and shirt.

may 2011 064A strip of the striped paper pleated and   fastened with brads.

may 2011 065I didn’t have any black brads so I coloured them with a black copic marker.

Thanks for stopping by

Gayle x

Sunday 12 June 2011

Dancing ………

Hi again

Three posts in three days! I don’t know what’s come over me. Too much time on my hands? No, nothing worth watching on the box, and I had a blitz yesterday on my day off and tidied up and sorted out a lot of my craft stash. I made my mind up to get rid of all of my old magazines – well I did keep some. The recycle men are going to have a fit when they see the amount of bags from one house! It does feel good when you’ve had a good clear out.

Anyway this post is showing the last class I taught at Scrapbook Sisters using one of my latest digital images from my Dancing Couples. These can be used for anniversaries, those ‘big’ birthdays, weddings etc.

may 2011 042This first one is coloured with copics and a piece of ribbon is threaded through the card for the shawl.

may 2011 044The chandeliers' stamped onto the   backing paper and Diamond Dust added to the them and the bottom of the dress and shoes. The gentleman is coloured with grey tones giving the empathise to the lady.

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I will share the other images over the next few days.

Thanks for stopping by again

Gayle x

Saturday 11 June 2011

Floral Birthday


Another of my Tattered Floral cards tonight.

These are very pretty and relatively quick to make which is a bonus.

The first one I did as a Black and White theme.

may 2011 083Most of the same elements as the previous post.

Apologies as the pictures seem to be coming out quite dark.

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may 2011 090The tag is from Tim Holtz new mini Tag & Tabs die.

The second card is a Thank You card and for this one I used some Oriental papers I had in my stash.

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Thanks for stopping by

Gayle x

Friday 10 June 2011

English Country Garden


This is theme of this weeks challenge on Scrapbook Sisters blog.

For this card I decided to use my ol’ faithful Tattered Florals dies by Tim Holtz. I love these dies they are so useful for girly cards.

may 2011 097The papers used are from Papermania ‘Blueberry Hill’ A4 paper pack. There are some really pretty papers in this pack and fitted the theme of the challenge.

may 2011 091may 2011 094The stamens are punched from copier paper coloured with light and dark grey copics.may 2011 093  

I used a La Blanche swirl stamp to stamp on the background paper in Grey Momento ink and doted around the swirls with Perfect Pearls.

I’ve had a little run with the tattered floral dies as I had some Thank you cards and a couple of Birthday cards to make. I will share these with you over the weekend.

Thanks for stopping by, oh and if you haven’t entered the challenge yet, why not?

Gayle x