Wednesday 12 June 2019

Purple Christmas

     This is for the new challenge at Christmas At Sweet Stampin', to use a non traditional colour palette.
     I don't have any assembly pictures for this one, it's just the same gorgeous holly wreath die cut three times, a very simple but effective card.
     The holly was cut in lilac, purple and silver holographic card, i did lay it all up a few times before settling on the lilac at the bottom, then the purple, finally topped off with the silver. To make the purple pop I used the same card for the mat layer.
     A simple greeting in the centre looked alright, but looked much better when raised on foam pads. I don't have a stamp or die small enough (yet) so I used a peel off coloured with a purple alcohol pen.
     This would look effective in almost any colour combination but non traditional colours are what we are looking for at Christmas At Sweet Stampin', so please pop over and join us with your festive makes.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Christmas Crafts All Year Round - Garland, Leaves, Flowers
CraftyHazelnut's Christmas - Anything Christmas
The Holly and Ivy - Anything Christmas
Crimbo Crackers - Anything Christmas

Saturday 1 June 2019

Four Tiers and A Tattered Rose

     A new month, a new challenge at Altered Eclectics, the home of altered art, mixed media and recycling.
      We needed a fake wedding cake for display in the shop so when somebody kindly donated a set of stacking boxes the ideas started to bake.
       All the bases were stuck to the lids of the boxes below each other with hot glue. I found some crochet lace in a bargain bin, the only problem was it was blue.
      I tried several types of paint but found the only one to really cover well was some cream emulsion, two coates later and the blue lace was cream.
      The flowers were die cut from music score and coloured with Distress Ink, then attached to the cake with more hot glue.

      The lids will come off but they're a tight fit, good thing it's just a display item. If you are working on a recycling project, altered art or mixed media please pop over to Altered Eclectics and show us.

I would like to enter this project in the following challenges:
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes #391
Fab 'n' Funky - Recycling #442
Little Red Wagon - Recycle #499
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes 
Classic Design Team Challenge - Anything Goes
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes