Saturday, April 30, 2016

Actsa April Artist Trading Card


Ancient Civilizations

This month at Actsa we had plenty of choices for the April ATC. Roman, Creek, Egyptian, Mayan, Inca, Aztec or any other ancient civilization. The choice for me I thought was easy as I had two Egyptian rubber stamps till I realized I didn't know the name of one and no idea the maker as it is not marked. Thank goodness for Google search. Nefertiti was the wife of the Pharaoh Amenhotep 1V and mother-in-law of  King Tutankhamon. Found some great pictures so was able to colour the image in similar colours. I cased the background from a post on Andrea's Happy Place and it is so much like hers I hope she doesn't mind. I saw it on the April challenge over on Make it Crafty and knew it was perfect and had to give it a try. I scanned the coloured background after it was done, softened it with photoshop and added the title with papyrus font. It just all fell into place for once. The image can be found here  on Make it Crafty and Zoe has so many scenes to choose from for all sorts of  occasions. I used distress inks and Prisma pencils for the background, copics for Nefertiti then fussy cut her out and mounted her on the base card. Love the way it turned out.


Skin: E000,02,11,YR20,R59.
Head Piece: BG53,72,75,YR,21,24,R46,G16, Gold Wink of Stella.
Necklace: R46,G16, YR21,24, Gold Wink of Stella.

Friday, April 29, 2016

Gerda Steiner Designs Monthly Challenge.

Hanging Around.

The free image this month is this cute monkey and just had to make a fun birthday card with it. Coloured him with my copics and used some Broken China distress ink around the edges to darken the background before gluing it to piece of wood panel PP. Drew the balloons, coloured them and then fussy cut them out and added thread before adhering them to the image panel. This was then mounted to green PP and onto the light brown card base. Had to add some sparkle with my new Spectrum Noir clear sparkle pen to the balloons. A card has to have some sparkle somewhere.

 Monkey: E11,13,15,17,18,RV02.
Branch: E23,25,27.
Leaves: G82,85.
Balloons: YG07,G03,Y06,08,R05,08.

Outlaws Monthly Progressive Challenge

Happy Birthday Mum

This month the freebie for the challenge is a lovely image from Andrea Norris of Sheepski Designs. I decided to make a birthday card and will give it to a friend for her Mum. The image is coloured with copics and I kept it clean and simple The sentiment and banner die are from the Hero Arts March kit. Used silver embossing powder on the sentiment, die cut it with the matching die and adhered it to the card with foam tape for some dimension. Added a few sequins and adhered it to a pink card base.

Flowers: RV000,21,23,91,YR14,YG07.
Mum: B34,37,39.
Background: G0000,000.
Added Spectrum Noir Crystal Clear sparkle pen to the Mum. 

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Let it Shine Altenew Academy On-line Class

Glitter, Glitter, Glitter.

Decided to do an on-line class with Altenew Academy called Let it Shine to try and use up some supplies that have been gathering dust. I have sooo much glitter and it's not something I use very often so thought I'd get some inspiration and put a dent in my stash. I am enjoying it but this is my only card I have made so far.  Mogo is not in top shape at the moment. The frame was a gift and has been sitting on my desk for ages and was perfect over the distress inked and stamped background. I stamped a flower and leaves from Altenew's Lacy Scrolls then fussy cut them and adhered them over the frame. I embossed the sentiment  from the Big Hello set from Inspired by Stamping on black card with Zing green embossing powder by American Crafts.The glitter backing was made using a sticky sheet and Saffron Micro fine Glitter from Elizabeth Craft Designs. Added the extra lime green mat as I thought it needed a Lift. Not my usual style but I like it and I have used up some of my glitter stash. The card was cased from Carissa Wiley, our very talented Glitter Queen Teacher.