Wednesday, August 08, 2012

A Little Nautical

I have 2 posts today ... If you are looking for my post for Papercraft Star ... Please scroll down ... Thanks!

I made this next card for 2 challenges ... First up I used this week's sketch at Just us Girls which finishes on Thursday ... hence the reason I am posting it today ... Here is the sketch

It's been ages since I played along here and I loved the sketch ... Though I ended up flipping it ...

I used the colour combination from CR84FN60

I found these colours really tricky ... But what started my card was this gorgeous image from The Graphics Fairy ... 

I just fell in love with this little boy and his surroundings ... and this is what resulted

The blue papers are digital papers By Chrissy W at Two Peas ... The green is Core'dinations 
and the grape coloured tissue tape was made by me ...

When it came to embellishments ... though my grape coloured roses looked lovely ... they were just not appropriate ... so I took a button and glued rope around in a circle leaving the end loose and popped an eyelet in the centre ... dunno why ... just like it!

The shells I have are ... well ... 'shell' coloured ... and I was highly delighted to discover that I could change them to green and grape using TH distress Stains ... The green one really look like they have algae on them

A piece of netting and some plastic 'twigs' (snapped of from a piece of home decor) and it was good to go! ... 
Here's a little close up of those shells ... Jeez I'm thrilled with them

... and that I managed to stick to the sketch AND keep to those (difficult for me) Colours!

Phew! That's it for today ...

Thanks for stopping by

~ Ros ~

Papercraft Star

Happy Wednesday friends ...
I had a lovely lunch and catch up with my GF's yesterday ... We really don't do it often enough and I always feel so much happier when we've had a relaxing few hours together ...

So today I have my DT project for this weeks challenge at Papercraft Star

As you can probably guess from this photo ... the theme this week is 

Whilst those strawberries look so delicious ... my preference are raspberries ... though having suffered from kidney stones in the past ... I have to be very careful ... seems the seeds in fruit can cause these stones ...
Anyway ... I found a lovely vintage image on the web for this challenge 

and used papers from Websters Pages 'Cherry Pie' as my background

I made the flower with burlap, tulle and fabric ... and a little help from a TH die
The button is from my supplies 

A sticker from October Afternoon and some lace just finish it off

The girls at Papercraft Star have some more inspiration for you and Steph is our featured designer this week using digitals from our sponsor THATB.
You have till Monday 13th August 6am EST us time to link up your entries ... so I hope you'll join us and have fun!

Keep safe

~ Ros ~