Thursday, July 24, 2014

Be still my heart (Unity)

Here's a second card I made for the Unity {be inspired} monthly challenge.   I tried to use both the card sketch and the color challenge. The photo doesn't do the colors justice though. I shaded the inside of each petal light blue at the bottom and green at the top (watercolor pencils) and then lightly water-washed the colors to blend in the middle.

 Unity stamps used:
Sentiment - from a grab bag as prize
DP panel - Florals http://unitystampco.com/shop/strength-dignity-kom-1113/
and Butterfly http://unitystampco.com/shop/kind-beautiful/
Large flower - http://unitystampco.com/shop/strength-dignity-kom-1113/

Watercolor pencils from DERWENT

Also sharing with:
http://lawnscaping.blogspot.com/2014/07/lawnscaping-challenge-watercoloring.html
http://ttcrd.blogspot.com/2014/07/through-craft-room-door-challenge-july.html

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

DS4J challenge 97 Black and White

Desire is hosting our new challenge over at Digistamps4Joy and we dare you to stick to black and white!  See the awesome DT projects for more inspiration!  My card is a CAS approach as usual :D

When I told my daughter I had to make a black & white card, she said "oh!! Like a zebra!!". I immediately remembered that Margy had created this gorgeous image called "ZEBRA".

The beautiful sentiment is from Unity Stamp Co' Kit of the Month, November 2013 "Strength and Dignity"

Please join us in our challenge!

Here's a suggestion - think silhouette!

xxxxx
Riette

Sharing with:
http://www.ttcrd.blogspot.com/2014/07/through-craft-room-door-challenge-july.html
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.com/2014/07/welcome-to-pennys-challenge-187.html
http://cardsgalorechallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/use-stamp-or-digi-stamp-somewhere-on.html
http://bearlymine-challenges.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/july-2014-challenge-lets-go-digital.html

Sunday, July 13, 2014

DS4J Release Sunday

Digistamps4Joy have new images every Sunday and this weekend I was lucky enough to be able to share in the release!  I used "Bathroom Selfie":


Remember we have a "For The Boys" challenge going on so check that out too!!

>>>> Digistamps4Joy <<<<

xxx
Riette

Here is a special music video that I saw just yesterday and it perfectly fit my card. To all ladies, and especially young women and girls growing up trying to fit the mould of our vain society - watch this!

SKIP THE INTRO AD (I have no control over that)

Friday, July 11, 2014

Unity "Be Inspired" - Party Ice Cream Truck

Here's my first entry into this month's Be Inspired challenge over at Unity Stamp Co.

I had a lot of fun making the card. I love a good sketch because it really helps to get the creative juices flowing.
Here's my card using Simple Party (Itty Bitty) and More than Ice Cream (the truck).

I used quite a bit of paper piecing on the truck: the body, the door and the canopy (I flipped the edge up for dimension). When I cut the truck out I had to lose the notes that are part of the stamp but I loved that idea, so I hand-drew some notes in afterwards.

The "PARTY" sentiment was coloured using two shades and covered in Glossy Accents.

The striped strip is Washi Tape.

Here's the SKETCH:


xxx
Riette

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

DS4J challenge nr 96 For the Boys!

It's my happy turn to host the current Digistamps4Joy challenge and this time it's

FOR THE BOYS!

I know Father's Day was a short while back but I just love making cards for guys (young and old). I think there could be a lot of fun in them!

I used the gorgeous LIGHTHOUSE from DS4J and used Derwent watercolour pencils to colour it and then lightly waterwashed it.
Once again I kept it clean & simple within a reverse die-cut frame.

Sentiment: Unity Kit of the Month Spirit of Summertime

Please join us at Digistamps4Joy and make something for the guys.

Sharing with:
http://creativecardcrew.blogspot.com/2014/07/65-masculine.html
http://aaacards.blogspot.com/2014/07/aaa-cards-game-10-play-with-watercolor.html
http://www.ttcrd.blogspot.com/2014/07/ttcrd-challengejuly-8-july-14.html
http://www.allwayssomethingcreative.blogspot.com/2014/07/challenge-78-hauptfarbe-rot.html (Main color red)
http://liveandlovecrafts.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/challenge-25-by-sea.html


xxx
Riette

Monday, July 7, 2014