15 Dec 2012

Scrapology Card Design

I'm guest designer over on the Scrapoolgy blog for this month

The card challenge was to recycle something - use packaging or twigs or leaves. I decided to do something a little Christmassy with twigs collected from the garden.

I dried them out in the oven and then painted them with gesso. Then I used some old pizza box and removed the top to reveal the corrugated bit and then painted this lightly with gesso.

I layered lots of papers and then arranged the twigs and finished off with a bow.

Its finished off with a stamp from SU and a bow. Quite a simple and easy card


1 Dec 2012

December Scrapology Challenge - Monochromatic ( Guest Designer LO )

I was so pleased to be asked to be a guest designer for this month for the Scrapology challenge blog. I knew whatever the technique or theme was going to be I would have to do something wintery or Christmassy as I just love this time of year.

The theme this month is monochromatic and we had to lift this gorgeous LO from Pam - have a look at her blog HERE and this is her LO

To do my LO I gathered together lots of white bit and bobs and then cut some trees, snowflakes, branches and frames with my spellbinders and other dies. I did a little embossing on the frames to add some definition. I carefully painted all the embellies with perfect pearls to make them stand out a little more. I punched around the edge of the page with a Martha Stewart punch around the page and then placed this on another piece of cardstock on foam pads. I've used more perfect pearls on the trees, snowflakes and all around the edge of the page.

The photo is of my granddaughter a couple of years ago

Thanks for looking and please have a go at the challenge. There is a fab prize from Jill at Cardinal Colours