30 March 2012

Card Catch Up

I've been mega busy just lately so I'm playing catch up today with my finished DCM cards.

I'll start with this weeks dare set by Keilly to make a card featuring fabric. I ended up making two cards because I'm trying to use up leftovers so I kept going finishing off some paper scraps. :)

I'm enjoying layering fabric on cards right now so I used that as a starting point to making the fabric cards. There's a voile type fabric and then a organza with glitter dots layered on too. The jeans I figured could be another nod to fabric. It's a paper scrap from a sheet of Kesi'Art paper I've added colour to with Promarkers.

 The Easter egg on this one is made from fabric too - a layer of patterned fabric and a layer of calico stitched together. I've used another layer of voile in the background to make the paper more pastel coloured. Paper and the boarder sticker are both Crate paper Paper Heart.

This one was from the 'Lucky Green' dare set by Samm. I've not used so much green on a card before but I ended up really liking it. I did move the star to the bottom right corner though in the end. The other embellishment I made from Fimo that was stamped into then backed and painted over the top with watercolour pencils then when that was dry I rubbed white paint into it with my fingers to give it an aged look. The papers here are October Afternoon and the grey dot is fabric from the January/February Quirky Kit as is the star. :)

This one was from the dare I set to make a card featuring a tessellating pattern. I used hexagons and stitched them together like a quilt pattern. Papers are all leftovers from Quirky Kits so a mix up of LilyBee, American Crafts, MME and Pebbles. I thought making these kind of quilt pattern cards would be a good way to use smaller leftover bits and pieces. I used a template just printed from the computer to make the hexagon shapes. You could use anything with equal sides the same way.

Well that's the catch up taken care of!
x Leo

3 March 2012

Daring Cardmakers - March Colour Challenge

For every first week of the month this year we're set a colour challenge over in Daring Cardmakers HQ. This week it's Kathy's turn and here is the lovely colour combo Kathy has given us to work from:

I have to admit I did struggle a little bit finding the right colours but I raided my scraps folder and found some bits and pieces. Most of them were small scraps so I ended up using them as they were and layered all the paper bits and pieces up as the background. I also added a bit of gold washi tape. You can't tell from the photo much but the polka dot paper is also metallic gold.

Head on over to Daring Cardmakers HQ to check out this weeks dare and have a go, http://daringcardmakers.blogspot.com

xx Leo