Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Christmas in July!

Hi folks! Well once again at Aud Sentiments we have a fab challenge - this time it's Christmas in July!

Now, I must admit that I'm not particularly happy with this card. It was my first attempt at a full image with the no line technique, and while I like parts of it, I don't think it is particularly great. Still, crafting is all about experimenting and pushing yourself to try new things, so here it is!

We are sponsored by the lovely QKR Stampede, who gave me this image to use! Thanks guys!

Please do pop over to the challenge blog to see the two free sentiments that are available this challenge!

MC x

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Alice in Wonderland and another challenge!

Many of you will know that my favourite theme of all time is Alice in Wonderland! I love it all - cute Alice, kawaii Alice, horror Alice, Malice, even spin off Alice! My hen night was an Alice theme too!

So when Aud Sentiments was sponsored by the brilliant Rick St Dennis I had to choose his Crazy Alice image to work with this challenge.

Here is my creation:

I used the rose background paper and distressed it with spattered inks in Serif, then printed my digi, cut all round it closely, coloured it using promarkers, and positioned it. Alice and the cat are raised on foam pads.

I created the sentiment using a font called Dead Secretary, printed it, then distressed it with Tim Holtz (mahogany and soot I think), then placed that down flat.

The roses are clusters of embellishments printed out and then raised on a double layer of foam pads to make them "frame" above and around Alice. I hope that makes sense!

BY THE WAY...I have my most favourite sentiment set available over at the challenge blog right now. It's a circle set with interchangeable words! PLEASE do check it out and leave me some comment love if you like it or save it for later. I feel as though I put lots of time in to the sentiments and adore when I get a wee comment to say that it has been useful! Especially this set which took me a long time to make!