A Natural Dilemma!

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At Craft Your Passion this week the challenge is Natural Materials.We have the fabulous DRS Designs and The Robin’s Nest as our sponsors too.Head on over to check how to play and win.Don’t forget to take a look at the DT inspiration,they’ve done a wonderful job.

For my card I’ve used the adorable Doggie Dilemma With Fence by DRS Designs and tried to get some texture going with some Soft Pastel Pencils.I’ve coloured the doggy to look like our own,Socks,as this is exactly the sort of thing she would do!Well,that is if she wasn’t afraid of sticks!!She is such a baby it’s hard to find anything she isn’t scared of!!!Seriously tho’ it does make me wonder what some of these poor little creatures have been through in their previous lives when they’ve come from animal shelters 😦 Luckily for my girl she’s now well cared for,extremely well loved and,of course,thoroughly spoilt! 😀 Anyways…back to the card…Following on from the theme and image I chose some leafy papers,some kraft card(the inner vertical pieces are embossed and flipped so the back side is showing) and roughed up the edges.I cut two triangles,in different sizes,from hessian.Whilst thinking of more natural stuff to add to my card I suddenly remembered a selection of dried,pressed flowers (and other flora) I bought a long time ago.The orangey/brown squished things are,I believe, kumquats – but don’t hold me to that…LOL.The greenery is definitely made up of herbs.I added a trio of wooden buttons threaded with Jute Twine,one of which being placed on the hand cut tag.This card is going to be for Father’s Day from my DS1.Now,I’m not sure if the sentiment applies to our sweet,crazy dog or my DH!

Supplies :

Image : Doggie Dilemma With Fence by DRS Designs
Mediums : Koh-I-Noor Gioconda Soft Pastel Pencils,Winsor and Newton Artist’s Fixative,Jet Black Archival Ink
Sentiment : From Hero Arts Anytime Messages clear stamp set
Papers & Card : DP Paper Adventures (discontinued),Papermania 12 x 12 Kraft Pack
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Tim Holtz Paper Distresser,Craft Concepts Woodgrain Embossing Folder,Big Shot
To Embellish : Hessian,Jute Twine,Wooden Buttons,Selection of Dried,Pressed Herbs and Fruit from my stash

 

Some challenges this is for :

City Crafter Challenge : Burlap Love (use burlap) – Altho’ I mention Hessian that is the UK name for Burlap – it is the same thing 🙂
Creative Craft Challenges : For The Fellas
Party Time Tuesdays : Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes
Digi Darla Challenge : Father’s Day
Eureka Stamps : The Great Outdoors 
Kaboodle Doodles : Anything Goes
Melonheadz Friends Challenge : Father’s Day and/or Male-inspired
Ooh La La Creations : Inspired by Nature
Pause, Dream, Enjoy : Use Foam Tape (the image is mounted on some)
Songbird Challenges : All Creatures Great & Small
The Crazy Challenge : Use Sentiments
613 Avenue Create :Anything Goes 
Dream Valley Challenges : Animals
Lacy Sunshine : Anything Goes
Sentimental Sundays : Outdoor Fun
2 Sisters : Outdoor Fun
Hiding in my Craft Room : Father’s Day
Brown Sugar :  Father’s Day
Stampin With The Dragon : Tags
Totally Papercrafts : Buttons
4 Crafty Chicks : Critters
Chalk N Stock : Anything Goes (image coloured with pastel pencils)
Cute Card Thursday : Tie it Up
Moving Along With The Times : Embossing
My Heart Pieces Digital Stamps Challenge : Be Sentimental

 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x

Stop ‘foaling’ around!

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At Craft Your Passion this week the theme is Gone Country.We have the fabulous DRS Designs and Doodle Pantry as our sponsors too. Head on over to check how to play and win.Don’t forget to take a look at the DT and GDT inspiration,they’ve done a wonderful job!

For my card I’ve used the wonderful Silhouette Horse by DRS Designs and created the illusion of him galloping off into the sunset with Distress Inks.I chose to use a hazier,more tranquil effect rather than dramatic orange and purple shades.I started with a light dusting of Scattered Straw before adding the ‘Sun’ mask then built up the layers of colour.For the clouds I swirled a waterbrush over the areas I wanted to remove colour from and dabbed the ink away with a tissue.Next I added shadows back in by watercolour painting with Broken China and Scattered Straw.This is my first attempt and I’m quite pleased with the results 🙂 All edges have been inked with Vintage photo and then distressed.I punched a fence along the bottom panel then adhered a strip of jute ribbon onto it.It’s gotten a little scruffy due to me not being careful enough when storing it but I think it adds to the rustic charm 😉 The boots are cut from a sheet of paper from the same collection as is the sentiment.Once the sentiment was mounted I set some eyelets and threaded some thin hairy string I salvaged from a clothing tag.Lastly I added some of my favourite screw top brads that I try not to use…lol 🙂

Supplies :

Image : Silhouette Horse by DRS Designs
Medium : Distress Inks in Scattered Straw,Dried Marigold,Tumbled Glass,Broken China,Vintage Photo
Papers & Card : DP DCWV All About Boys 8 x 8 Pad,Papermania 12 x 12 Kraft Pack
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Martha Stewart Fence Edger Punch,Tim Holtz Paper Distresser,Crop-a-Dile,Decoupage Scissors
To Embellish : Creative Expressions Antique Copper Screw Top Brads,Small eyelets,Jute Ribbon and Hairy String from my stash

Some challenges this is for :

ATCs & Cards With Attitude : Add a tag or sentiment/Anything Goes
Fairy Tale : Animals & Pets
Fat Pages & Cards with Attitude :Tags or sentiments/Anything Goes
Stampin With The Dragon : Anything Goes
Paper Crafting Journey : Anything Goes
Shelly’s Images : Anything Goes
Divas by Design : Anything Goes 
Freshly Brewed : Anything Goes
Inky Impressions :Add a Sentiment
Paper Pretties Wednesday Challenge : Brads
Penny’s Paper-Crafty : Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes!
Top Tip Tuesday : Fur Or Feathers
Di’s Digis Designs : Try something new (sky created with Distress Inks)
613 Avenue Create : Anything Goes 
One Stitch At A Time : Anything Goes
PanPastel UK Challenge : New Technique  (sky created with Distress Inks)
Scrappy Frogs : Try Something New (sky created with Distress Inks)
The Squirrel & the Fox : Anything Goes 

Thanks for looking

Lisa x