Sunday, August 20, 2017

Everybody is a Star, again & again -- Pilin' On the Childish Recycling

The theme this month at Pile It On is Recycle and/or For a Child. The only real rule is to be inspired by more than one papercrafting challenge. We're sponsored by MelonHeadz Illustrating, and I used their Stars Clip Art set to make this Card-in-a-Box.


The card design is based on on Keren Howell's Tuxedo Box Card tutorial, but I made mine smaller at 4 x 5.5 inches. I made the sentiment using the fonts Midnight Constellations and Willow by Kingthings.

I looked up the sentiment "Everybody is a Star in Someone's sky" and discovered this wonderful video from 1973:


Inspiration/Challenges:
City Crafter Challenge: No Flowers
Craft for the Craic: Include Triangle Shape
Crafty Calendar: Shaped Card
Crafty Gals Corner: Add a Star
More than One Score at Scor-Pal #40: 3D Cards + more than one score
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Add a Sentiment

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Wildly Thankful -- Layers at International Art & Soul

Our theme this fortnight at the International Art & Soul Challenge is Layers. I made an easel card for my mom & dad!

The sentiment stamp is from Scrapper's Paradise. The animal silhouette image is cut from an envelope Mom got in South Africa. The Safari papers from Graphic 45, and Mom has used them many times to make beautiful cards, so this is sorta my homage to her.

Inspiration/Challenges:
Cardz 4 Guyz #176: Fancy Folds
Dragonfly Dreams: Animals
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Add a Sentiment
Sunny Day Crafting #47: Giraffe


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Friday, August 18, 2017

Fresh-faced Recycling -- Multimedia Collage with the UnstampaBelles

The UnstampaBelles August challenge is Collage with the optional twist of multi-media. You can make whatever you like without using any stamps.
I wasn't sure how to approach this challenge at first, but it ended up being really fun! While flipping through a Good Housekeeping magazine, I was inspired by some beauty product images (compact makeup, emery boards, painted toes) to create this beachy card.
I cut/tore out the backgrounds and sentiments from Good Housekeeping. The base is grungeboard covered with a blue face mask that I flattened. It's all put together with layers of Mod Podge glue. I added glitter & shine to the images with different nail polishes (and yes, I even painted those tiny toes!) The card is finished with some yellow mesh.

Inspiration/Challenges:
Love to Craft #13: Anything Goes
Shopping Our Stash #316: Chillaxin' and Relaxin'

Be sure to check out the fabulous projects by my teammates the UnstampaBelles this month!

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Friday, August 11, 2017

Fishy Slider -- Embossing at Crafting with Dragonflies

Our theme this fortnight at Crafting with Dragonflies is to use Embossing (wet or dry) on a card.

I used SCAL3 to create the frame with SVG Cuts' Polaroid Frame and a wave shape SVG Attic's Just Beachy set. I cut it four times; once with the small top slit and 3 layers with a wider slit to accommodate the folded-paper slider. I used all rubber stamps: the fisherman is from Art Impressions, the fish is from Recollections, and the sentiment is from Lili of the Valley.

http://mytimetocraftchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2017/07/challenge-351-sketchy-time.html
My Time to Craft #351
Inspiration/Challenges:
Fashionable Stamping #125: Gone Fishing
My Time to Craft #351: Sketch
Stinkin' Inkers: Guy Talk
Tuesday Throwdown #355: Interactive Card (slider)

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Sunday, August 6, 2017

Pilin' On the Recycling


The theme this month at Pile It On is Recycle. The only real rule is to be inspired by more than one papercrafting challenge. Be sure to stop back on the 3rd Sunday of the month for a bonus theme! We're sponsored by MelonHeadz Illustrating, and I used their fun Earth Day image & sentiment. These are freebies from way back in 2012; for more fabulous Earth Day ideas, check out the MelonHeadz Index.


This card is made from cardboard boxes with my Accordion/Fancy Label die by Karen Burniston/Elizabeth Craft Designs.
The center block, with the lovely pastoral scene, is from a box of cereal that's been languishing in my pantry since, going by the "sell by" date, 2006! The Kind bar box I used for the rest of the card is much more recent; now we have loose Kind bars in the pantry!

http://callingallsistahs.blogspot.ca/2017/07/cas03-july-challenge-post.html
Inspiration/Challenges:
Calling All Sistahs: Colour Palette (It reminded me of the packaging I used as the card base, and I built the colors from there)
Crafter's Cafe #178: More than one fold
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper: Anything Goes with Patterned Paper
Just Us Girls: Use Something Old and/or Something New (I've owned the die set & enamel stickers for several years; the papers are recent purchases)
Kreativeinkauf-challenge: Punches / Die Cuts



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