I wanted to make a card for the Less is more challenge 'How Charming', so I've used a charm bracelet digi stamp. I've sewn some silver thread on part of the bracelet strands, and '3D'ed some of the beads. I've used a silver pen and stickles on some of the small beads, and Crystal Clear Lacquer on the red beads to make them stand out. I added 3 small silver plated beads and a silver daisy charm. I hope it is CAS enough, and not too fussy! I had fun making it, anyway, so I might make a couple more in different colours :)
A few weeks ago I had a go at making some glass beads, for the first time in nearly a year. I was really gutted that they turned out all wonky, and I'd forgotten how to make them. Anyway, I had another go a couple of days ago, and I'm much happier with them. I can't seem to do the flowers like I used to, but hopefully it will come back. At least these ones are rounder than the last batch :)
I've got a craft day at Crafty Distraction's on Saturday, so I might make a couple of bracelets with some of these :)
The Less is More challenge "Doodling" has got me thinking and scribbling. Inspired by the gorgeous cards on the Bits & Pieces blog, I've had a go at doodling over masking fluid, although it didn't work as well as I'd hoped :-s I had fun doodling all the flowers and leaves, though :)
The lettering isn't as clear as I'd hope - I'll have another go, making the lettering thicker.
I made another using stamps, which I think works better:
For the Less is More challenge I've given up with masking fluid for now, and gone for a large printed sentiment with doodled flowers:
I saw the Photo Inspiration challenge on Stamptacular, and thought I'd have a go. Here's the photo that the cards need to be inspired by.
I still haven't got over my ink dusters obsession, so I made a yellow version of the flower cards I've been making recently. I wouldn't normally think of making a yellow card, but I quite like how this one has turned out :)
It's taken me ages to get back on here. I intended to post some Christmas card photos, but I was even more disorganised than usual last Christmas, and barely got my cards finished and posted before New Year!
Since the NEC Hobbycraft show a few weeks ago, I've been obsessed with using brushes (ink dusters) to make inky backgrounds - it's much easier than battling with my brayer :-) Here are a few of the cards I've been making over the last few days: