Sunday, 19 August 2012

Dream Valley Challenge 39 - Steam Punk


Hope you are all well :-)

It's time for another challenge at Dream Valley.  Our challenge this time is:


To be honest I've been dreading this challenge as I really haven't a clue! It's a fair distance from my usual style but I guess that's the point of a challenge, isn't it!

Here is my offering:

The image is called Steampunk Josephine and colouring her was probably the easiest part of this card! I have no steam punk style papers, embossing folders or dies cos it's not really my thing.... and I wasn't going to buy anything that I was unlikely to use again so I called upon my pal Stacey who does some fab demos at my local craft shop and she introduced me to some new techniques using distress inks so I could make my own background instead of buying papers!

I applied a couple of different shades of ink to my base card with sponges, sprinkled it with a little water and left it to dry.....

I then used a text stamp from Inkylicious in the lighter shade of ink.....

And then it was just layering on my other bits and bobs. The clock stamp only cost £1 from hobbycraft, so I didn't mind that. I cut the cog free-hand (yes! Free-hand! It took aaaaages!) from silver card, the gold wire and pearls were from one of the buttonholes from my wedding, and then a few brads and the image.....

Here's a close up of the image.....

Please pop over to Dream Valley and have a look at the beautiful creations the rest of the DT have made. They obviously didn't struggle quite as much as I did! :-)

Love 'n' hugs,

Monday, 6 August 2012

Dream Valley Challenge 38 - Die cuts and punches


I'm back from a lovely rainy week in a tent for another challenge from Dream Valley and this challenge is all about

Die Cuts and Punches!

I love this challenge :-) A chance to get out my lovely nesties and border punches.....

The image is Love Grows from LOTV - perfect for an anniversary card!

The rest of the DT have produced some beautiful creations so please pop over and have a look!

Love 'n' hugs,