Hi folks, it's time for another challenge over at the Artistic Inspirations Challenges blog. This week, the theme is 'Use some metal'. I have chosen to make two cards this week, but using the same sketch. My first card is using a digital image called 'Emma'. This is a fabulous vintage style image, and I wanted to create a card that had a period feel to it. I chose a colour palette of soft blues, browns and greys, and coloured the image with Copics. The background paper is a free digital download.
I embossed some pearlescent card with a metallic finish through my Big Shot, and then rubbed some Inka Gold in Silver over the raised areas. I added some more Inka Gold to the edges of my card. I added a watch charm to the ribbon to finish my card.
My second card is based on the same sketch, but would be more suitable for a child's Birthday card, or for anyone who likes a bit of magic! I've used an image called 'Starr', coloured with Copics, but added some Platinum Stickles to her dress for some sparkle. I embossed the purple circle with some gold stars, and added some punched stars from gold card. The sentiment is computer generated.
Our sponsor this week is Stitchy Bears, and the prize that they are offering is a shop voucher to spend in the online shop.
The Craft Stamping Quartet blog was set up by myself and three crafting friends when we decided that we wanted to 'craft together'. We live around the country, but keep in touch every day via the Internet. Each month, we choose a project from Craft Stamper magazine, and each make the project, putting our own slant on the project. We then post the finished item on the blog.
Married to Terry, with two children, Megan and Ryan. Born in Sunderland. Living in Norfolk in a beautiful house called Poppy Cottage. Love all kinds of crafting, mostly papercrafts, rubber stamping, and mixed media. I also make and sell jewellery too. I love learning new craft techniques, and have a craft room stuffed to the brim with supplies. I have three cats called Buzz, Poppy and Cody, who insist on getting into everything that I do. When I grow old, I am going to wear purple and become a mad cat lady.