Wednesday, 6 July 2011


If the answer's yes then what are you waiting for!  DT CALL currently going on at SUNDAYS WITH CRISSY. 

As I've said in my previous posts I would love the opportunity to be part of this talented design team and who wouldn't want to be able to use Chrissy's images - I for one do better work when using stamps that inspire me.  I am finding that I want to push my boundaries and aim higher to achieve cards I'm really proud of.  Being fairly new to Card Crafting everything I do is fresh and new which is one of the wonderful things about crafting, there is always more techniques to try and always skills to improve on.

After spending nearly 3 hours trying to get my sewing machine to work (bobbin threading) last night - that's what happens when you haven't used your machine for over 4 years!  Decided to use this technique again before putting machine away.

Thought I'd try colouring dark skin for this project which I find extremely hard to do!  I thought I'd cracked it once but forgot what colours I used and have never hit upon the combo since!  I went for the pinky browns for Maya's skin tone which I think gives a softer look.

In my eagerness to get myself noticed and hopefully be picked to join Chrissy's team I have been trying lots of different techniques and really pushing the boat out so if you score points for effort then I'm way up there!

To date I have attempted reptile skin and  a lighter africian skin tone which has definitely stretched me as I found both quite difficult to do but being determined I persevered.  Machine sewing which was a biggie for me as I haven't used my sewing machine for several years and a bit more layering than I'm used too.  I've also changed the way I do things by finding the papers I want to use first instead of colouring image and then looking for papers that will match!  I've had a go at dying ribbon with distressing inks which is a technique used on this card.

Included both photo's - light one is too light - not like original.  Darker one is more true but not sure if detail show up.

Digi stamp - Maya blowing bubbles

Copics and Promarkers
Primsa and Polychromos just on hair on skin
Spray varnish
Gel pen
Diamond glaze - on bubbles
Distressing inks
Free Vintage papers from Far Farhill
Plain Cardstock - Crafters Companion
Gold - Create and Craft
Faux brads
Americian seam ribbon
Beaded pins
Best wishes,
Challenges I'm entering this into

Sundays with Crissy - DT Call
Simon Says Stamp - Stitching
Stampavie and more - more than 3 layers
A spoonful of Sugar - Stitching
Papertake Weekly - Anything goes
Partytime Tuesday - Anything goes square cards