Tuesday 16 February 2010

One Stop Craft Challenge

Good morning Tuesday followers. It's grey and miserable here but my crafting keeps me happy and I have been working on a card to submit to the One Stop Craft Challenge site. As some of you know this is all a new venture for me and I am relishing the challenges which make me think and are getting my creative juices flowing again.
This card has inspiration from the One Stop Craft Challenge and their sketch for the week. A lovely simple design but made me think about colour as well. ( http://onestopcraftchallenge.blogspot.com/2010/02/challenge-67-sketch-challenge.html )
I also found Totally Papercrafts challenge of 'Buttons and Bows' and think it will fit in nicely with that too.
( http://totallypapercrafts.blogspot.com/2010/02/challenge-3-buttons-bows-and-wags.html )

I used a 6x6 scrapbook paper by 'Papercraft 4 You' and distressed it with Adirondack Denim ink and then edged it with Waterfall Stickles. The stamp is from Personal Impressions and the first time I have used it. I used the Denim ink to stamp it but I only have a limited number of Promarkers for colouring (must invest in some more but spent so much money on bits and pieces lately, perhaps I could ask for some for my birthday he he) I used chalk pencils for the skin tones and for some of the shading in the coats and gloves. I then distressed with Tim Holtz Distress Ink Antique Linen and edged again with Holly Stickles. On the border at the bottom I used a Martha Stewart punch, distressed it with Shabby Shutters and Denim and added a bit of bling. I have a reel of the blue and green ribbon and I cut down the edges and frayed it to give it a more distressed look, I also added the green and blue cotton knitting wool, which is great for some different texture. The buttons and thread are from my stash and I punched three flowers using a MS punch, used the Shabby Shutters and a glazing pen to finish them off. The sentiment is from a set of six I acquired from Ebay and on this one I used Peeled Paint with the Denim and edged using a Sakura clear sparkle pen.  Hope you like it. Have a good day. Love Bxx