Thursday, 31 October 2013

Little Girl Birthday Card

I went to the local craft show, and amongst all the normal stuff, I managed to find a stamp that I have wanted for a while.  She is a little girl, opening hat boxes and she is super cute!

She was just what I wanted to make a card for a little 2 year old!  I am still loving my Spectrum Noir Pens, and having heaps of fun colouring each stamped image to be and individual creation for each card.

The lacy circle die set the colouring off and a little bit MORE than the usual scalloped circle I would use.

I find it really hard to get a nice shade of pink when it comes to colour matching for pink paper and pink cardstock, so I was feeling particularly happy with this one.

Sunday, 27 October 2013

CSI - 94 - spooky party

Here is how I solved case 94

So here is the challenge for the week, and when I saw the colours I thought I would use the photos from Katies birthday party last year!

This was definitely a Halloween inspired colour scheme!
94 - spooky party
Scheme - the colours are all there
Evidence – Cat Accent, Something Furry (cat made from felt), book pages, stacked items, Black Background, Silver metal, wood & woodgrain.
Testimony – Typewriter font and Journal as a poem.  IW: end, bold, laugh; “I thought it really was quite bold, when you turned seven years old.  You wanted a party designed to fright, so we made it like Halloween night.  We had a laugh – we had a scare, with all your friends in spooky gear.  What a lovely end to being six, with frightfully more treats than tricks.”

Saturday, 19 October 2013

CSI - 93 - A trike for 2

I was dreading this page - yet another page challenge with orange in it!  But I decided to play up the green, and minimise the orange!  I love how it turned out!  Here is the CSI challenge for 93:

I ended up dulling the colours a little, and didn't do as much layering as I would normally.

Here is how I solved case 93
Scheme - the colours are all there (but not to spectrum)
Evidence – Numbers, something dangling, pinwheel, stripes, mixed media background, book pages, string.
Testimony – IW: Daring and unexpected; “You both wanted a turn on the trike at the same time.  The solution was an unexpected one!  You both rode it at the same time.  What a daring approach you had to give each other rides!”

The sketch – I really loved this sketch so I was very literal with it!
93 - A trike for 2

Sunday, 13 October 2013

CSI - 92 - all that Sparkles is you

After last week being taken up with Katie Rose's birthday, I left my CSI weekly challenge till the last minute, but I really love how it turned out!

The colours were really me, and I already knew the papers that I wanted to use - the hardest part was finding a photo that fitted into the testimony theme!  I found the perfect photo though:

It was taken at a birthday party for Aisha that Maddy went to:

92 - all that Sparkles is you
Here is how I solved case 92
Scheme - the colours are all there (but the teal is a little off)
Evidence – Rhinestones, Pearls, Book Pages, Cabochon Flower, Heart, Ribbon, something that dangles, Charm, Cameo, Handmade Flower, Lace, Distressing, stacked embellishments.
Testimony – Tuck journaling between layers; IW: Sparkle, Secret, Quiet:
There is a pull-out tag with the metal brad tucked into the layers: “It’s not very often that Madison sits so quiet, but she did today at Aisha’s birthday party.  Madison loves to have her face painted and she didn’t want to wash it off afterwards.  Her face lit up when she saw the glitter on the wings of the butterfly.  She just loves the sparkle, but the biggest secret of all is that she shines brighter than any glitter! – 24 May 2006”.

Saturday, 5 October 2013

CSI - 91 - Gotta Scrap

This weeks CSI challenge took me a while to decide on what photo to do, but I kept thinking about what I do everyday (which was one of the journalling points), and I kept thinking how I do a little scrapping, or card making every day.  So I got Katie Rose to take a photo of me while putting the page together!

I really loved the colours, and maybe if I had these colours again, I would do more of the coral red.  This is what I came up with:
91 - Gotta ScrapHere is how I solved case 91
Scheme - the colours are all there.
Evidence – Leaves, Wet Medium, Stripes, Bird, Metal Accent, Something Iridescent, Border Punch, Teapot Accent (stamped and embossed in iridescent powder), Ribbon, Tearing, Speech Bubble.
Testimony - Journal about something you do every day; IW: enjoy and need:
There is a pull-out tag with the metal brad (to the left of the title and bird: “I think I might be a spectacular scrapaholic! I really enjoy being creative and find myself at my crafting table everyday. It takes me a while to do a layout as I do a little bit at a time, always moving papers around, until I get it just right. If I don’t get time to craft, I get a bit stir crazy and need to make something. As far as addictions go, mine at least produces pretty pages – 02 October 2013”.