Once again, I used a digi image from Beccy's Place, a Peacock feather, from the "Feathers" digi set for a challenge in the wecraftcard crop that required we use feathers in an unusual way. One thing that I love about digis is that I can enlarge or reduce the image, in this case I did both. Fussy-cut just the eyes of the feathers and adhered them to a diecut swirl to make a flower. Mounted it onto a scrap of a greeting card that had blingy swirls to create a whimsical card! The sentiment is a freebie from createwithtlc.blogspot.com
Beccy’s Place Challenge- February (beccysplace.blogspot.com)
We Craft Cards Monday Challenge- CROP: Feather Imagination (wecraftcards.com/forum)
Doing Life- Create with TLC Challenge (desiref.blogspot.co.za)
I used a Bugaboo digi named "Best Wishes Dandelions" and sponged ink on the scene to reflect the colors on the current challenge's mood board. Made the dandelion fluff with dots of Liquid Pearls and a shake of Polar White Flower Soft mixed with micro-fine glitter. (I provided a close up to show you how pretty the fluff looks. You can't really see it very well, but they sparkle nicely.) Because I wanted to send a card to encourage an amazing friend who is going through a rough time I covered the Best Wishes sentiment with one from Beccy's Place "True Beauty" digi set. Am also entering the card into the Butterfly Challenge that requires using things/things that start with the letter P. This card includes Pink (large butterfly) and Patterned paper (the lavender background) and the Power Poppy Challenge that requires sparkle.
Bugaboo Stamps- Color Challenge (catchthebugblog.blogspot.com)
Simon Says Monday Challenge- In My Garden (simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge)
Butterfly Challenge- #95 Letter P (butterflyspotchallenge.blogspot.co.uk)
Power Poppy- Love to Sparkle (powerpoppy.blogspot.com/2018/02/february-power-spark-love-to-sparkle.html)
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge (craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com
The current Simon Says Wednesday Challenge is "Create your own background." I decided to use an old technique of repeat stamping an image to fill in the background of a card. For my card I used unmounted teapot border stamp and sentiment. I think they are from SU but am not sure. Wanted to add a feminine feel to the card so added some sheer ribbon and embossed the sentiment in gold. Decided the card needed a bit more elegance so trimmed a scrap of wine colored paper with Victorian decorative scissors, bounced the cut edges onto an embossing pad, pulled them through gold embossing powder and finished with a heat gun. (I provided a close-up so that you can see the pretty gold edging. This simple technique provides an extra special detail.) The final touch was to punch two hearts out of the wine colored paper so that the background paper could peek through.
Entered into: teacup card background
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Make Your Own Background (simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge)
Artistic Inspirations Challenge-Challenge #194 (artisticinspirationschallenges.blogspot.com.au)