Couple of months ago, I had the privilege and opportunity as Penny Black designer to make a card for one of sketches from July Cardmaps by Becky Fleck. Becky makes sketches for both cards and scrapbook layouts. She calls them Maps - Cardmaps and Pagemaps. During my scrapbooking days, I have used several of Becky's Pagemaps for my layouts. And also had an opportunity to make a card for one of her Cardmaps ages ago. I love sketches as many of you already know. So I was excited to make a card using this sketch from Becky.
Versatile sketch. Stamp and make your own background for the sketch. Use different die cuts as you focal point. So play with the sketch and make your own custom card. There are more sketches for you to use HERE.
So glad you have joined me today at my blog. Hope you have having a great weekend especially my dear American friends who celebrated 4th of July American Day! I had an amazing weekend. Saturday was busy with cooking marathon and then hosting dinner party. Sunday has been quiet and relaxing with nothing much to do. So I caught up on my design team work and also couple of challenges. One of the challenges I played along is Ellen Hutson's Mix It Up Challenge. This month it is the fabulous Paper Smooches that they are mixing up with. Here is my card mixing Essentials By Ellen and Paper Smooches.
To make my card, I started with couple of stamps from Botanicals stamp set by Paper Smooches. I stamped them on the white card panel using Hero Arts Blue to Navy ombre ink pad. I really really love these inkpads. They really add a lot of impact by just stamping using these ombre inkpads. And by stamping and layering the images, I wanted to create that impact. I also stamped the same images on a scrap piece of cardstock to die cut my sentiment. The sentiment is from Essentials By Ellen Zipper Panel die set. I also die cut a few more using scrap piece of white cardstock to stack and glue under the stamped die cut for added dimension. Before I glued this stacked die cut in place, I sponged some Spun Sugar and Worn Lipstick distress inks towards the bottom of the card panel. This added colour and made the die cut sentiment pop out more. To bring the card together, I embellished with Orchid 6mm and 4mm sequins from Pretty Pink Posh. I also added some droplets of glossy accents as dew drops on the foliage. Here are couple of closeups
Days have been very dark and rainy for past week, I take photos with natural light. With not enough natural light, my photos are not as bright and sharp as it should be. Sorry for the bad photos. Hope sun shines through for me take better photos :)
Yes, It is Saturday morning for me in Western Australia. Since the school winter break has started, I caught up on my beauty sleep this morning. No early wake ups or school runs for the next couple of weeks. Yay! Downside is I will cooking and feeding a lot. Not just the two teenagers but plenty of socializing as well. I have 20 guest for dinner tonight. All prep work is already done. I just need to start cooking :) Two entrees, two desserts (done), three curries, two rice dish, one bread plus couple of baby food dishes as there are two toddlers in the bunch. All under control with three pairs of helping hands. After all this I will not eat for another couple of days. The smell of cooking usually makes me feel full. Gosh! I am ranting away.
I am here to say that I am over at A Blog Named Hero today sharing a card made using Hero Arts products and May Arts Ribbons our collaborative partner this month.
Here is my take on the Getting Dotty Challenge using Art Impressions stamp.
I started with stamping the image from Art Impressions called Cupcake Bff's and coloured with copic markers. I must tell you that I really enjoyed colouring this image. Made me smile a lot. I then covered the image with rubber cement and left it to dry. The image is now masked. I then placed the Tiny Dots Stencil from Simon Says Stamp over the image and sponged Black Soot Distress ink. I removed the rubber cement from the image by just rubbing my fingers over the image. The inner panel is die cut using Winnie & Walter's Essential: Audrey Cutaway. I sponged Soft Granite ink to the edges of the panel. Love the scallop edge. The black frame is die cut using Mama Elephant Femme frame die.