Monday, 30 September 2013

CAS Autumn Tree

I wanted to make an Autumn card for my brother's birthday on Friday and taking inspiration from some of the CAS challenge blogs came up with the following design. My main inspiration came from sketch #10 on Less is More. I used a circle aperture card blank and created a background using my Ink Dusters, a moon mask and Distress Ink Pads (Peeled Paint, Bundled Sage, Dried Marigold, Antique Linen and Frayed Burlap).

I stamped the image (Oak Tree/Lavinia Stamps) in Frayed Burlap/Peeled Paint and used gilding flakes (Yorkshire Dales/Indigo Blu) to highlight part of the tree trunk and branches. The card was finished with a simple sentiment from Craftwork Cards.

Happy birthday Neil and enjoy your holiday!

I would like to enter it into the following challenges:
Less is More: Week 139 Sketch #10
Addicted to CAS: #23 Code Word - Autumn/Fall
Addicted to Stamps and More: #64 CAS
Crafty Little Fairies: Autumn Colours


Wednesday, 11 September 2013

CAS Crochet Flower

I have made single layer crochet flowers and put them onto my cards in the past but have never mastered the art of making double layer flowers before. It is my friend Angela's birthday today and as she makes a lot of crochet baby blankets, I thought it was about time I had a go. Two blog challenges gave me all the inspiration I needed for the design of the card. I finished the flower with a dark green button and stamped and cut leaves using a lovely set of stamps from 'Clear Choice' and coloured with sepia and pine green 'Whisper' ink pads.

I would like to enter my finished card into the following challenges:
CAS(E) this sketch #44 using the following sketch from Chrissy Larson

And also into:
Less is More: Week 136 Colour Challenge where the colours are Dark Green and Rust.

Happy birthday Angela, I hope you like the card!