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52CCT September Technique – Partial Stenciling

Hello everyone. Can you believe that we are at the end of September! I think that this year is both flying by and also going slower than a sloth. But any who onto the reason that you stopped by – my design team card. This time around we get to do some partial stenciling; I can hear you say what is that well below I have included a link to a Youtube video by Jennifer McGuire who explains.

September technique

And this is the card that I created after watching this video.

09 Wk4 Tech

To make the star I got some copy paper and cut out the star with a die but kept the star for later use. I then temporarily adhered it to my main panel so that it wouldn’t move during the inking process. Next I chose a distress ink which was Mowed Lawn and used a Star stencil but I thought that it was a little sparse so then I chose a 2nd ink this time Wild Honey and a circle stencil.

When I took off the mask I didn’t like that the edges of the start weren’t really recognizable but this is where I used the star die cut and held it in place while sponging the edge with Black Soot Distress Ink. To finish off the card I used an Aussie Santa Die Cut from Paper Rose and a sentiment I’ve had for years. I am really pleased with how it all came together.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my design team card for 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge. I hope that you will pop on over to the blog and see what the other designers have been up to. Before you go over there though I would love to leave you with this last thought for this post.

Until my next post,
Be kind to Yourself and Others.
❤ Tracy

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MOJO no.546

Hello everyone, I have been fortunate to be able to get into my craft space in the last couple of days which has been nice. I have been working through another paper pad that has been sitting in my stash for quite a number of years. This time around it is a Christmas paper pad called Christmas Carol by Kasiercraft.

As you may know if you have been to my blog before I love working with card sketches because I see them as maps on how to put a card together. I may not fully follow the sizes but you can always see the sketch was my starting point. This card was no different – I went to one of my favourite sketch sites intending on using a previous sketch but Julie had uploaded a new sketch so I have gone with that instead.

Using this sketch, Mojo Monday #546, as my starting point this is the Christmas card that I came up with.

09 24 Mojo546

The images Birgitta and Presents are 2 separate digi images from a company called All That Scraps but they are no longer in business but I still love these images. The presents digi I love using with images from lots of different companies because they can be used for lots of different occasions. To colour in these images I used my Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencils, I am still getting used to using these pencils and I love using them.

Thanks for stopping by my blog and having a look at my card creation. I hope to put more posts up that are of my other crafting and not just my design team work. Before you depart from my blog I would like to leave you with this last thought for this post.

Until my next post,
Be kind to yourself and others.
❤ Tracy

Birthday, card sketch, Design Team

AHSC no.387

Hello everyone, It is time for us to play along with another sketch from Michelle over at the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (AHSC). I must admit that this sketch threw me for a while but then I started looking at the paper pad that I had on my desk and once I got the papers to work together it started happening. But this is the card that I made …

AHSC 387

And this is the sketch that I was using for my inspiration

AHSC 387 Sept 21st 2020

 

You can see that my angles are different to the sketch but I was trying to make the best use of the image paper that I had and my layers are smaller but I am still happy with how it turned out. The most trouble that I had with this card was actually with my photographing of it. I always struggle with photographing metallic objects on my cards – they never seem just right.

Thanks for stopping by my blog and looking at the card that I made as part of the AHSC Design Team. I hope that you will stop on by the challenge blog and see what the other designers have been up to with this sketch. Before you go there though I would love to leave you with this last thought for this post.

Life is

Until my next post,
Be kind to Yourself and Others.
❤ Tracy

Christmas Time, Design Team, Handmade Cards

52CCT September Theme Challenge

Hello everyone, here we are in the 3rd week of September which means we are up to having a theme challenge over at the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge. And this time around the theme is …

September theme

The card creations this time around need to feature a polar bear or a penguin or a combination of these 2 creatures. For my card, I decided that I would use both.

09 Wk3 Theme

I have had these stamps in my stash for quite a while and they get used quite regularly because I just love these critters. And I decided that I would put them onto a slimline card as well. To make the background I used a combination of distress inks and a blending brush over a simply cut mask from paper. My copic markers were used to colour in the critters; my polar turned out a little brown but I have seen some that are nearly this colour so I thought that it still suited.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my Design Teamwork for the Theme challenge over at the 52CCT. I hope that you will go on over to the blog and see what the other designers have been up to. Before you depart my blog though I would love to leave you with this final thought for this post.

Until my next post,
Be Kind to Yourself and Others.
❤ Tracy

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AHSC no.385

Hello everyone. Are you ready to play along with another fabulous sketch from Michelle from Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge. I love playing along with sketches and here is the latest from AHSC.

AHSC 385 Sept 7th 2020

I must admit that this one stumped me for a little while. But when I made this we were still leading up to Fathers Day here in Australia so I started with having to make this kind of card.

AHSC 385

I have a set of stamps that has images to use on both male and female cards and this set of tools is one of them. I decided to use some of the tools to hang on the line and then I had 2 left over so I put them just above the sentiment. The sentiment stamp comes from a set from Paper Rose Studios and it has some great Dad sentiments. Kasiercraft papers were used for the main elements all layered in brown layering cardstock.

Thanks for coming over to my blog to look at what I did with Michelle’s sketch. I hope that you will pop on over to the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge blog and see what the other designers have been up to. Before you go though I would love to leave you with this las thought for this post.

Click through to find more Father's Day quotes to let Dad know how much you love him.
VALE Norman 1940 – 1997 Miss You Always

Until my next post,
Be Kind to Yourself and Others.
❤ Tracy

 

 

 

card sketch, Christmas Time, Design Team, Handmade Cards

52CCT September Sketch

Hello everyone, oh my gosh we are in September already. On the calendar this month I have my Darling Daughters Birthday and then my Wedding Anniversary as well. But we are here because it is the first week in September which means we are getting to play with a sketch this week.

I turned this into a horizontal layout for my card using my usual card base and this is the card that I made.

09 Wk1 Sketch

I found this older Kasiercraft Christmas paper pad in my stash and then I saw that it had the ephemera with it. When I looked through it I found that it had these poinsettia flowers and these leaves. I combined that larger flower with the leaves to make it the centre image and then added the 2 smaller ones either side.

The flowers and leaves were a little on the plain side so I got out my Copic markers and did a little bit of shading on each just to make it stand out a little more. Then I used Liquid Pearls in the centre of each flower just to help it to pop.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my Design Team work. I hope that you will stop on by the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge blog and see what the other designers have been up to. And then maybe consider playing along with our challenge. Before you depart my blog I would like to leave you with this last image for this post.

Love

Until my next post,
Be Kind to Yourself and Others.
❤ Tracy

card sketch, Design Team, Digital Stamps, Handmade Cards, Men/Boy

AHSC no.383

Hello everyone, I am back with another sketch challenge from Michelle who is the host of the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge. If you have been to my blog before you know that I love playing along with sketches and this is the sketch that we get to use this time around.

AHSC 383 Aug 24th 2020

Don’t forget that you can flip this card or even use it in the portrait orientation we really don’t mind. But this is what I made with this sketch.

AHSC 383

You may be thinking that it’s a bit late to be making Dad’s Day cards but not here in the southern hemisphere. We don’t actually celebrate Fathers Day until the first Sunday in September. I am making some extras to donate to our Church’s marketplace so that others can send cards to their Dads.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my Design Team work for the AHSC this time around. I hope that you will stop on by the blog and see what the other designers have been up to with this sketch. Before you depart my blog I would like to leave you with this last image for this post.

My daily reminder that Lupus is not the end of the world and off course not the end of my life.
#myreality #strongerwithGod #notmanyunderstand

Until my next post,
Be Kind to Yourself and Others.
❤ Tracy

Christmas Time, Design Team, Handmade Cards

52CCT August Technique Challenge

Hello everyone, here we are at the end of August. Can you believe that we are here already? I can’t or at least some of the time I think the year is flying other times I feel like it’s being dragged kicking and screaming.

But anywho we are in the 4th week of August and its time for either a Technique or Stash Challenge and this time around …

So it’s a technique challenge and we are being asked to make shadows. Now this can be achieved in any form either by making shadows on a background, main motive, greetings..  using stamps, stencils, embossing powders….you could also draw shadows yourself. So how you achieve it is up to you. And this is the card that I created …

08 Wk4 Technique

I chose to use a stencil and some distress inks to make my shadows for one of the main panels on my card. But then I also did the same technique on the jumper of my Penguin. I masked off his sleeves so that I could stencil this without it going where I didn’t want it too.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my Design Team project for the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge. I hope that you will pop on by the challenge blog and see what the other designers have been up to with this technique. And then I would love to see your creation shared on our blog. Before you depart my blog I would like to leave you with this last thought for this post.

Until my next post,
Be Kind to Yourself and Others.
❤ Tracy

Christmas Time, Design Team, Digital Stamps, Handmade Cards

August Theme Challenge at 52CCT

Hello everyone, here we are with a theme challenge over at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge. And that theme is …

03 August theme

I must admit to this challenge throwing me for quite a while. So much so that I wasn’t sure if I was going to be able to get something up. Then I went searching through my stamps both digital and physical and found a couple of images that I thought may work together. I just started stamping stamps and after a couple of tries I came up with this.

08 Wk3 Theme

I decided that the coral stamp that I had looked like branches of a tree – BINGO!!! I had found my way of making a card for this challenge. I first stamped the stars and shells and put some masking fluid over these while I stamped the “coral tree”. Once this was completed I coloured everything in with Copic Markers and then I used a stencil and 2 distress ink colours to put it all under the sea. The sea floor was done with dotting Copic markers and doing a final covering with a very light yellow.

Once the main panel of the card was complete I then went to my computer and printed the mermaid image from Bugaboo. She is part of a set called “Under the Sea” but this is actually a Birthday set. I thought that the mermaid from this set would be the finishing touch to this card. By using the computer I was also able to print off my own sentiment that suited the card. I have also added some clear shimmer pen to the mermaids tail plus the sea stars and shells but it didn’t show up in the photo.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my Design Team work for the Under the Sea Theme Challenge over at 52CCT. I hope that you will stop on by the blog and see what the other designers came up with for this challenge. Before you depart my blog though I would love to leave you with this last thought for this post.

19 Fangtastic Vampire Puns perfect for halloween. If you love good or bad puns these vampire ones are just for you. #puns #dadjokes #momjokes #funny #hilarious #humor #silly #halloween #halloweenpuns #badpuns #vampirepuns

Until my next post,
Be Kind to Yourself and Others.
❤ Tracy

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AHSC no.381

Hello everyone, I am here to give you some inspiration for the sketch challenge that is happening over at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge at the moment. And Michelle has given us this sketch to play with

AHSC 381 Aug 10th 2020

I used some new products to me to create my card and this is what I came up with using this sketch.

AHSC 381

My interpretation is a little different to the sketch but not so much that you can not see the sketch in it. I love how this turned out – the sketch came first but then I got this die in the mail from one of my orders and that started off my card making. The die is called “Ella’s Rose Garden and Brick Wall” and it is from an Australian company called Paper Rose. I am slowly collecting their wonderful products and having such fun creating with them.

I first used several distress inks to ink up a piece of white card stock before putting it through my Gemini Jnr machine. Before I did this though I put some double sided tape on the back of the piece because I didn’t fancy trying to put glue on the little areas after it was cut. While I was using my machine I also put 2 pieces of brown layering weight card stock through with a stitched rectangle die. One of these was used full width and the other I cut down using strips from each side to keep the stitching element and put these behind the rose garden piece after I mounted it onto another piece of white cardstock. I found this pretty green branch paper on my desk and thought that it suited the die cut piece.

For the sentiment I cut a piece of card stock to the right size and cut a banner into one end. This piece I inked with some purple distress ink before stamping the anniversary sentiment in Sweet Plum Memento Ink. At the end of the banner I put some gold washi tape and cut a heart die and used my distress ink again to colour it up and once I mounted it to the card I put some pink stickles around the edge just for some sparkle. On the berries of the die cut I put some Shimmering Rose Nuvo Drops just to add a little more dimension.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my Design Team card for Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge. I hope that you will come on over and give the sketch a try we would love to see what you create with it. Before you depart my blog though I would love to leave you with is las thought for this post.

Beautiful Pictures Quotes That Give You Unforgettable Motivation

Until my next post,
Be Kind to Yourself and Others.
❤ Tracy