At Craft Your Passion this week the theme is Chevrons (we’d love to see a chevron pattern on your project).Here’s a little inspiration :
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For my card I’ve used this little cutie called Kai from Crafty Sentiments.She’s been coloured with Koh-I-Noor Gioconda Soft Pastel Pencils.Rather than reach for the usual ProMarkers I thought I’d use some of the other mediums I bought as ‘must haves’ that just end up mostly lurking amongst all the other unused craft stuff 😦 Oooh,I’m bad!These are so versatile.You can get a soft,smudgy chalk like effect but with more control but you can also get more fine detail too.I have to admit I did over work the hair first time but I just went back in and put the texture back with firmer more deliberate strokes.They were blended more for the rest of the image but to get a more intense colour I layered them twice.There’s no need to panic if the image outlines look a little chalky,once you spray the fixative they reappear like magic!To make her stand out from the frame I did decoupage her clothing,adding another bow to it,and her hairband.I’ve always wanted to create one of these types of frames but never been brave enough to try.Not sure why – they’re easy!I followed the instructions in Simply Cards & Papercraft magazine Issue 96.The only difference being I’ve used a whole 6 x 6 sheet to accommodate the image.Well,there’s no point having a beauty like this and making her too small to see!I did have to buy these papers for the challenge as I didn’t have anything with chevrons on but I’m sure they won’t go to waste as they’re all so totally gorgeous!I raided my die collection and embellishment stash to finish the card.
Supplies :Image : Kai from Crafty Sentiments Sentiment : Kaisercraft Life Clear Mini Stamp Set Mediums : Koh-I-Noor Gioconda Soft Pastel Pencils,Winsor and Newton Artist’s Fixative,Archival Coffee Ink Card & paper : DP My Minds Eye Indie Chic Citron 6 x 6 pad,Bazzill Basics Tools : X -cut guillotine,Marianne Design Creatables Florals 1,Joy!Crafts Assorted Leaves 1,Big Shot To embellish : Papermania Green Collection Button,4 mm Pearls,Ribbon from a clothing price tag,Coloured staples added with mini stapler (in a set from The Works)
Some challenges this is for :Catch The Bug : Anything Goes Crafty Calendar : Flowers in bloom Our Creative Corner : Embellished Frame Secret Crafter : Anything Goes Speedy Fox and Friends : Use Buttons Crafty Catz : Buttons & Bows Hotshot Crafts : Die Cuts Phindy’s Place : Pile it On Aud Sentiments Challenge : Any sentiment Crop Stop : Pretty pearls Shelly’s Images : Pick at least two (ribbon,flowers and a digi!) Crafts and Me : Add a ribbon Digistamps 4 Joy : Cute as a Button Divas by Design : Anything goes Penny’s Paper-Crafty : Anything goes Simon Says Stamp : Anything goes Stampavie and More : For a girl Tandastamps : Something new (luscious new papers) The Perfect Sentiment : Anything goes (sentiment must be stamped) Whimsy Inspiration : Bingo (top line) Crafty Sentiments : Anything Goes Die Cuttin’ Divas : Anything Goes Party Time Tuesdays : Anything goes! Kenny K Krafty Girlz : Pearls One Stitch At A Time : Use a Digi The Crafty Pad : Ribbon The Ribbon Girls : Use Ribbon or Lace
Thanks for looking and hope everyone’s enjoying the extra long weekend for the Spring Bank Holiday and Diamond Jubilee!