Cards and Craft, Challenge Entry, Off The Page

Laughter Imagination Dreams

Hello Everyone. The project that I have to share with you today is a little bit different. I love making cards and I love using sketches but I have started getting into art journaling and mixed media. So when a challenge came up from Just Add Ink I checked if they accept off the page creations – and they do 🙂

This is a close up of my final piece. Because the influences for this piece also came from a card sketch that I had been creating as a design team member of the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.

So which elements did I chose from the Just Ink Challenge – well you could say I chose all 3. But I would mainly say flower and paper. The flowers are made out of an old book which I stamped the flower image onto and then cut out with my small scissors. The leaves I drew freehand in pencil before cutting them out.

I roughly figured out where I was going to place the flowers and painted some black flower outlines with black acrylic paint and then I edged each with a white acrylic pen. I glued all of the elements down with Mod Podge and once this was dry I drew around each of the flowers and leaves with coloured acrylic paint pens.

Looking at this now I think that I would put a wash over the area where the quote is just to help it to stand out more. I don’t like my handwriting but I am getting braver in using it instead of just using my computer and printer to do quotes for projects.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my off the page project. If you have any tips on how I can improve my writing on these kinds of projects I would love to hear them.

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

CHALLENGE LINK:
Just Add Ink Choose 2 Challenge – which I am entering
Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #467 – which you can enter

Card Project, Cards and Craft, Challenge Entry

Made with Heart

Hello everyone. It was so nice to be able to be in my craft space and do some crafting just for me. Well, it’s for others but not for any other reason than creating.

This card was crafted using the inspiration from 2 challenges

Try Stamping On Tuesday #546

Tic Tac Toe Challenge #153 – Using Left Column – Bird Die Cut Button

Now that I am looking at the card the button stamps may be a little big but I do like them. They and the sentiment are from a Fiskars stamp set which has been in my stash for the longest time but rarely used. Instead of cutting these by hand, I found that the smallest circle die I own actually was the correct size so I used my Gemini Jnr machine to cut them out. I also used this to cut out the bird and foliage dies from Paper Rose Studio these are favourites of mine.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my card project for the Try Stamping On Tuesday Sketch and the Tic Tac Toe Challenge. I hope that you think I got the design right in combining these 2 challenges together; let me know your thoughts. Before you go from my blog I would like to leave you with this final thought for the post.

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

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Stay Unique

Hello Everyone,
I loved the combination of the challenges from my previous post that I actually made a 2nd card to share with you all.

I used the same line again as well which was Animal(s) & Friendship Sentiment & Dry Embossing/Scoring.

The 2 pieces of patterned paper are from the same paper pad as my previous card as well but you would think that they weren’t with them being so different. This time though I cut a piece of Lavendar lightweight cardstock to just a bit bigger than the card front and ran this through my Gemini Jnr using an embossing folder. I wanted the design to stand out a little more so I used a large ink blending foam and some Sweet Plum Memento Ink. I also used this ink to stamp the sentiment from the same stamp set as the unicorn. The unicorn I stamped with Black Hybrid Ink from My Favorite Things as this ink allows me to colour with either Copics or Pencils. In this case, I used my Copic markers.

When putting this card together I did add paper shims under a lot of the elements just to help it all stick and stay level on top of the embossed panel. For the embossed panel, I used some wider double-sided tape to make sure I had enough contact points with the mat layer. Once I had all of the elements together I add some gold circle holographic stickers from my stash just to finish off the card.

Thanks for stopping in to look at my card using the 2 challenges together again. Before you leave my blog I would love to leave you with this last thought for this post.

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

Challenge Links
Just Add Ink #591 Sketch
Tic Tac Toe Challenge #149

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Just For You

Hello Everyone.
I am making cards for a charity and they have asked for some general cards so I have been using more general sentiments. This card was made by combining 2 challenges.

For my card making, I went with Dry Emboss/Scoring & Friendship Sentiment & Animal(s).

I scored some of the ombre paper from the paper pad that I am working through at the moment with a scoring tool and a ruler. Unfortunately, my ruler slipped but I still used the piece as this was the last piece of this paper. The sentiment arrow is one that was included in the paper pad. I found this cute little butterfly sticker in my stash and it was a great size for the circle element. I added some gold circle holographic stickers to finish off the design.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my card design that combined two challenges together. Before you leave my blog I would love to leave you with this last thought for this post.

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

Challenge Links
Just Add Ink #591 – Sketch
Tic Tac Toe Challenge #149

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Birthday Greeting

Hello everyone. This afternoon I have had the opportunity to get into my craft room to do both some crafting and some computer work as well. First onto my card creation and it started with a sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Tuesday Morning Sketch #641

I didn’t 100% follow the sketch but the reason for this is that I wanted to make a card with the 2nd half of my image that I used on my “Thinking of You” card that I shared last week. Plus also the paper pad that I had on my desk worked with the colours that I had used in the image. I had coloured this image in with my Copic Markers before cutting the first part of the image. This sketch suited the piece that I had leftover. To give a little definition to the image I used some Love From Lizi Gold Glitter Pin Stripe Peel Offs. And some Gold Star Stickers from my stash; not sure who made these.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my card made with the sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches. Before you depart I want to leave you with this last thought for this post.

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

Challenge Link – Tuesday Morning Sketch #641.

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Birthday Penguin

Hello, everyone. As I mentioned in my previous post I made 2 cards using the same challenges but with this card, I decided that I would include the twist version from the Double Trouble Challenge. And just to remind us of the challenge they are …

So it is to use 3 different patterned papers but this time include a Penguin

So once I found out about the twist I went searching in my images to see if I had something that I could work with. And I found this cute but unfortunately no longer available digi image from Meljen Designs. I fussy cut around the ribbon part of the image before using a circle die to cut both the image and the black mat as well with my Gemini Jnr machine. Then I matted all the other papers with black paper before adhering them to my card base. I found this gold washi tape in my stash as I wanted to break up the very purple card that I had created. By adding this to some cardstock before adhering it to the card it helped to make sure it didn’t have any marks from the papers beneath.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my 2nd make using the challenges from Try Stampin On Tuesday and Double Trouble. Before you go I would like to leave you with this final thought for this post.

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

Challenge Links
Try Stamping or Not on Tuesday – Sketch#539.
Double Trouble Paper Crafting – Challenge#101.

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Thinking Of You

Hello everyone. I have been able to get into my craft space and make some cards and I have 2 cards made for the same set of challenges. I must admit that making more of 1 card design in 1 sitting is very unusual for me. But I loved the sketch and the challenges that were put together that I made 2 cards.

Use 3 different patterns on your project for Double Trouble.

The 3 different patterns weren’t a problem for me and I loved the sketch. This is what I did with these challenges.

I had to change the placement of the sentiment as I cut and placed the papers before I checked the sketch sitting on my computer. The sentiment strip from the Black & White Sentiment Sheets from Paper Rose Studio even though thin wouldn’t have fitted.

The image is called Vintage Anglers/Fishermen by Delicious Doodles on Etsy is a digital image. This comes as a Black and White image but I decided to add some colour to it using my Copic Markers. Because of the size that I printed this image; I actually have the other half to use on another card. The colours I chose were in relation to the papers that I chose to use for the card.

Thanks for stopping in and having a look at my card design for this combo of different challenges. Before you go I would like to leave you with this last thought for this post.

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

Product Links
Sentiment – Black and White Sentiment Sheet Paper Rose Studio
Image Link – Vintage Anglers/Fishermen Delicious Doodles

Challenge Links
Try Stamping or Not on Tuesday – Sketch #539.
Double Trouble Paper Crafting – Challenge #101.

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Sending Hugs

Hello everyone. Today I am sharing with you a card that I made to just bring some joy to a resident in a residential facility. I have been sending cards to this place on and off for a little while now with a friend who works there. She tells me that these cards do bring some joy and smiles which is what I hope that my crafting does for those that receive something that I have created.

Anyway onto the card design; this card started with a sketch from Try Stampin’ or Not on Tuesday. This is sketch no. 538.

This is definitely one of my cleaner designs but these papers were so wonderful that I didn’t really want to do much to them. There is some gold embossing on some of the papers which I really love but it was this marbled paper that caught my eye as I was going through the paper pad. The sentiment is from an older set and I came across it as I was looking for sentiments to use on cards that are just uplifting. Everything was matted with some royal blue layering weight paper which helped to set everything apart. The only extra thing to the sketch that I added was the 3 Shimmering Rose Nuvo Crystal Drops in the top left corner.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my card design for TSOT #538. I hope that you like what I have done with the sketch design. Before I go I want to leave you with this last thought for this post.

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

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Birthday Wishes

Hello Everyone. As I write this I am away for a couple of days with family but it is very wet because we have a cyclone called Seth that has turned into a rain depression sitting just off the coast. Hopefully, we will get some periods of dry weather so that we can enjoy some time outside. For now, though I am using the craft supplies that I have brought on camp with me 🙂

But onto my card making. This card I got to make just before we departed for camp and I still wanted to share it so I took a photo and uploaded it to my computer before we left.

I am here with a design using a card sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches. Their design team is taking a look back at previous sketches and we have this one to use in our creations.

This time around I decided to turn the sketch on its side to suit the image that I found in my stash. But this is something that I love about sketches they can be used in different orientations to suit the supplies that you are working with.

These papers were the last from the paper pad that I was trying to finish off. I didn’t like the plain design of the main paper so I went to my stencil supply and found this net design. Then I went to my drawer of distress inks and pulled out my Dried Marigold and a blending brush. This helped this paper be more cohesive with my image of the fishing village. Everything was matted with dark blue layering weight paper and to finish off the card I added some Ebony Black Nuvo Drops with a sentiment from the Black & White A5 Sentiment Sheets from Paper Rose Studios.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my card design. I hope that you have found this post helpful and I hope that you will have some time today to be crafty – I plan to be. Before I go here is my final thought for this post.

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

CHALLENGE LINK: Tuesday Morning Sketches #638

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New Beginning

Hello everyone. I have to say that I love public holidays because I get to spend time in my craft space. I was in here earlier as you can see from my previous post but after some lunch and playing a little bit of Animal Crossing: New Horizon I wanted to get back into my craft space and take advantage of feeling good today. So I went looking for a card challenge that was up and running this week and I found a fun challenge over at Time Out Challenges.

What a great challenge – I found some new to my craft room supplies so I decided to try to use something from this stash. Within this stash, I found the Dark Room Door Collage – Steam Locomotive stamp so I decided to try and use this in my creation.

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My stamping attempt wasn’t 100% successful but I still liked the look of it. I didn’t put this into my stamping tool which meant that I couldn’t have a 2nd try at stamping – I knew that I should have but I thought no it will be fine! I kept this card on the simpler side as some people don’t like a lot of fuss on a card but I couldn’t resist adding a little bit of gold in both the star and scallop stickers. The sentiment is from Paper Rose Studio and it’s from their Black and White A5 Sentiment Sheets. These are great for adding a quick sentiment to a card and you know that they are going to be crisp.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my card creation for the Time Out Challenge. I hope that you find yourself doing something that you love today and each day.

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

CHALLENGE LINK – Time Out Challenge #204 – New