Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Pink Romance

It's time for another Peep of the Week challenge at Power Poppy.  This time, I have used the gorgeous Gladioli digital image created by the amazingly talented Marcella Hawley of Power Poppy.  I decided that I wanted a very romantic feel for this one so I chose my background paper from The Romantic Garden paper pad by Meg's Garden and layered it onto pinky red cardstock.  I wrapped heart shaped lace plus pink seam binding around and added a bow.  The Gladioli image was printed onto blending card, coloured with copics and die cut with a Spellbinders Classic Oval die.  I layered the image piece onto black cardstock die cut with a Spellbinders Opulent Oval die, then onto white cardstock die cut with a Spellbinders Lacey Oval and then onto the pinky red cardstock die cut with another Opulent Oval.  I added a black bling flourish for a bit of zing and it was finished.

Copic Colours used were:  R81, R85, YG61, YG63, YG67.

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Friday, 22 August 2014

Train Travel

This months challenge at Scrapbook Boutique is a masculine one in colours of blue, green and dark brown.  I chose papers from Kaisercraft's Pack Your Bags Collection, layering the stripes and green papers plus one of the diecuts onto dark brown cardstock.  I added some dark brown May Arts net ribbon down one side and a strip of the ticket paper. I stamped the train image from Stamp-It's siset075 with Memento Rich Cocoa ink onto blending card, coloured it with copics, cut it into a square and layered it onto green and blue cardstock.  The sentiment is from Stamp-It's siset046 set and was also stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa.  I guess this challenge is to remind us that it's nearly Father's Day, but this is a birthday card  for my wonderful Dad who actually turns 96 on Father's Day this year!!

Copic Colours used were:  YG11, YG13, YG17, B00, B02, C1, C3, C5, C7.

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Sunday, 10 August 2014

Riviera Review

This months "Pop Goes the World" challenge at Power Poppy takes us to the Italian Riviera.  I immediately thought...........Geraniums!!  The inspiration picture features turquoise, rusty red, buttery yellow and grassy green.  I chose my background papers from Prima's Zephyr collection paper pad and layered them onto turquoise cardstock, punching along one side of the vertical piece with a Martha Stewart border punch.  I wrapped some satin edged organza ribbon plus some rusty red seam binding around the bottom of the card front and added a bow.  The Power Poppy Geraniums were printed onto blending card, coloured with copics and die cut with a Spellbinders Marvelous Squares die.  I die cut some rusty red cardstock with the next size Marvelous Square die, added it to the card front and popped the image piece on top with foam tape.  I have to say these are not my usual colours, but I'm quite pleased with the way it turned out.

Copic Colours used were:  R22, R24, R27, YG95, YG97, E11, E13.

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Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Peace


The latest Friday challenge at JustRite Papercraft is to use a negative die cut - i.e. the piece left after die cutting.  Well, I immediately thought of this Couture Creations die called Venetta Intricutz Sophia Collection that I bought on sale at the Brisbane Papercraft Expo in June - you die cut a flourish but the negative part looks really great.  So, I cut a rectangle of X-press It blending card, punched a short side with Martha Stewart's doily lace border punch, then placed the die on one side and cut and embossed it.  I stamped the bunch of flowers from JustRite's Black-Eyed Susan Vintage Labels Five stamp set with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured it with copics.  The sentiment is from JustRite's With Sympathy set.  I added a black and white check ribbon and bow, then layered the card front onto black cardstock.

Copic Colours used were:  C1, C3, C5, C7, C9.

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Wednesday, 23 July 2014

A Pitcher of Roses

I made this card for this weeks challenge at Power Poppy.  I chose this gorgeous digi image called Arranging Roses, printed it onto blending card, coloured it with copics, die cut it with a Spellbinders Classic Oval and sponged on some blue ink.  The background papers are from First Edition's Floral Pavilion paper pad.  I added a little strip of lace and narrow pink check ribbon across the join and layered it onto blue cardstock.  Then I die cut more blue cardstock with Spellbinders Lattice Pendant and added the image piece with foam tape.  Finally, I popped a little bow in the centre of the ribbon and it was done.

Copic Colours used were:  RV00, RV02, RV04, R22, R24, G21,G24,G28,C1,C3,C5,C7,B0000,B00.

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Thursday, 17 July 2014

Beautiful Browns

This months colour challenge at Scrapbook Boutique is for rich browns and cream - lovely!  The image I chose is from Flourishes Sweet Peas set, stamped with Memento Espresso Truffle ink onto blending card, coloured with copics and die cut with the oval from Spellbinders Radiant Rectangles.  I sponged it with Versacolor Vanilla ink to tone down the stark white.  Then I die cut dark brown cardstock with the next size Radiant Rectangle die and mounted the image piece to it with foam tape.  I die cut a piece of  Stampin' Up!'s Very Vanilla cardstock with a Spellbinders A2 Bracket Borders One, cut it to size for the card front and embossed it with Couture Creations Intrinsic EF.  Next, I die cut dark brown cardstock with one of the edge dies from the Bracket Borders set and layered the card front onto it.  I stamped the sentiment from Flourishes Winter Blossom set with Versacolor Pinecone ink onto the vanilla cardstock, cut it into a notched tag, layered it onto brown cardstock and added it to the card front plus a strip of dark brown grosgrain ribbon.

Copic Colours used were:  E23, E25, E27, E29, E41, E43.

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Bouquet Calendar

This weeks challenge at Power Poppy is to use any Power Poppy stamp - that was easy, but the trouble was...........which one to choose?!  Well, every year, I make these simple little calendars (this one has a Couture Creations tear-off calendar) and I thought the gorgeous new Countryside Bouquet stamp would be perfect for one of these.  I cut heavy cardstock 4" x 5 1/2", covered it with this multicoloured stripe paper from my stash and covered the back with plain white cardstock, including a little ribbon hanger.  I simply printed off the stamp, coloured it with copics, die cut it with a Spellbinders Standard Circle and mounted it with foam tape onto yellow cardstock die cut with a Spellbinders Scallop Circle.  I add a magnetic strip to the back for those who like to keep this on the fridge and it was done!

Copic Colours used were:  RV00, RV02, Y11, Y17, V04, V12, YG11, YG13, G40, G43.

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