Friday 12 June 2020

Retro geek

Dr Digi are our sponsors this time, over at the
I got a fabulous set of sentiment images... Comic sentiments. 

The set has 6 uncoloured images as well as a bunch of coloured images! 
I chose to use 2 (uncoloured) images to make 2 cards.
For this first card, I chose to colour the image with my promarker alcohol markers
and I used a fab retro backing paper behind it. 
A small red border underneath the sentiment and some balloons fussy-cut
 from a piece of docrafts paper, finished this card.
Oh, I wanted a clean, crisp edge around each of the  parts of this card, 
so carefully edged each element with a dark brown promarker.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Cute card challenge - masculine - 18 June
I love promarkers - atg / for a boy - 23 June
Digi choosday - atg - 19 June

For this card,
I fussy-cut around the sentiment, after colouring it with my alcohol markers
and mounted it onto a black / red / white strip combo. 
I found the retro backing in my stash - 
it is actually a sticky-backed sheet! 
I have no clue where I got this from, only that I've had it for a long time
and I thought it was retro enough to go with the coloured sentiment. 

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Creative knockouts - atg - 19 June
Crafty Gals - you're the man  -  10 July
Jans digi stamps - atg - 6 July

Friday 5 June 2020

Fathers Day

At Patties Creations this month, 
we challenge you with:  "Things that fly."
I used the image "Hot air balloon" and the freebie hot air balloon.

I was really struggling to make a sky background for this card.
Then my hubby asked if he could use my desk in my craft room
to do some encaustic art.
He's not done any for ages, but seeing as we have had a fair bit of time at home and done plenty
of jobs, he thought he would have a play.
Encaustic art (incase you don't know) is
painting with wax on an iron! I'm rubbish at it! 
He has all the stuff and I cleared my table:
on the premise that he made me some background pieces. 

So here is the background he made for me. Perfect for sitting the 
balloons on, which I coloured with my promarkers and 
other alcohol pens. I dry embossed the edge of the card. 

I love this card - and that its a combination of both
of our creative skills. 
I'm giving this to Dad for Fathers Day.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Crafty creations - atg - 1 July
Simon says stamp - masculine - 18 June
Paper funday - atg / masculine - 1 July
Crafty catz - atg - 12 June
Simon says stamp - its a man thing ( make your own background) - 16 June
Cardz 4 Guyz  - fathers day - 16 June
Through the craft room door - atg - 17 June