Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Pinch Punch... and You Can Create It


Hello there :),
I have been so slack with the blogging again but hey new month new challenge to do better right? :) 
This is our first month of the You Can Create It monthly Challenge and we had a lot of subscribe to receive a kit in the post each month. 
Here's what this month's ingredients looked like 
Now I have to admit it was a little tough this month. Packs had card stock in three colours Baked Brown Sugar, Pistachio Pudding and Crisp Cantaloupe, some sequins and a piece of window sheet (thick acetate) 
Here's my card 
Photography leaves a bit to be desired so I apologise for that. I started thinking about the acetate and I kept wanting to make a shaker card given that the sequins were part of the kit as well. And because that was the obvious idea that popped in my head I wanted to make it even harder and find another idea. And it came to me, I ended up embossing the acetate with white embossing powder (and yes Stampin'Up! window sheets are fabulously thick and heath emboss beautifully) 

My overall card ended up very romantic as result of me using the Lovely and Lacey background stamp. I paired this window with the beautiful cherry blossom stamp from the set Indescribable Gift. This was also embossed in white powder then coloured using inks and an aqua painter :). 

And then I fussy cut the lot :o !!! what do you think? 


And here's Teri's project this month 



I thought it was funny we both used the same stamp! I love the way she used the acetate, makes the front of the card looks like its floating :) 
Now I can't wait for you to head over to Teri's blog and see what our participants created with the same kit this month. And of course if you want to take part in next month's challenge you can join right now. For details read this post then contact us to get you signed up and ready to play :) 

And you can go and see what the others in other countries have created with the same kit




Thank you so much for visiting today I hope you have a fab rest of the week :) 
xoxoxo
MONICA 

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Sunday, 1 March 2015

You can Create it !!!

Helloooooo,
How is your weekend going? I am excited as today *You can Create It* our new monthly challenge goes live here in the UK. If you don't know what I am talking about please see this post

And this month's kit looked like this

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the SAB Free papers called simply irresistible, so many possibilities and so many techniques to try. However the colours had me stumped a little because the kit included two purples Elegant Eggplant and Perfect Plum and I had a hard time seeing another colour after that LOL.
Here's what I came up with :)
I paired these purples with daffodil delight but in a diluted version. 

I used my Daffodil delight ink pad and an aqua painter to add a wash of colour over the designer paper. And I loved the spotty dots popping up afterwards. From then on I used one of my favourite stamp sets in the Spring catalogue and overstamped the fern in always artichoke ink and the background in daffodil delight. The butterfly was stamped in elegant eggplant and the sentiment in memento black.
Here's a little close up for you

I added some pearls to the body of the laced butterfly and yes I did cut the flutter by hand (yeah I know, badly) even though I have the framelits but they were hiding from me at the time so I did what I had to do. What you don't loose things in your stamp room? oh you do as well? I thought I was the only one :)
So there you have it !! My first challenge is done and dusted. What do you think fancy want to be challenged with a little kits once a month? fancy joining us? then get in touch at 
youcancreateituk@yahoo.co.uk

And this is the lovely project Teri created, I have to admit I love what she made from this kit it just shows what can be achieved when you stretch yourself creatively :) love this cute box 



 And you can go and see what the others in other countries have created with the same kit




Right enjoy the rest of your Sunday we have a play date planned with Olly's little brother and we both really excited. Thank you for stopping by 
xoxoxo
MONICA 


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