October 30, 2014

Triple-Up Thursday - Calling All Heroes!

I was going to do a Halloween card today, but let's save that for tomorrow - today is a great day for some superheroes! Anyone have little ones dressing up as superheroes this year? My favourite part about halloween is the tiny little people in their fabulous outfits!

I'm going to be adding a new feature to my blog called Triple-Up Thursday - it was an idea I had this weekend. The concept is simple - one stamp set, one set of ink pads, three 3x3 cards! I want to show that it's not difficult to create fab cards without a tonne of supplies. I've added a few simple embellishments, a bit of cardstock, and that's it. Easy peasy.

Today's Triple-Up is featuring Calling All Heroes, one of our awesome photopolymer sets.  I love photopolymer, especially for sets like this, where the images are layered or overlapping; it makes placement so easy!  The colour pallet called for bright, bold comic book colours, so I chose Real Red, Crushed Curry, Pacific Point, Old Olive, and Basic Black.

And here's what I created!  

Embellishments are kept simple and could be eliminated altogether - these really are fab cards to whip up in a flash without having a stocked-to-the-ceiling craft room like (ahem!) some of us.  :)  The only embellishments I've used are some Real Red 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon, our Mini Stapler, Candy Dots, and some extra scraps of cardstock.  So easy!  

And saving the best for last... this one's my favourite.  :)  Those bright red threads are the same Real Red Taffeta Ribbon - I've just cut it open and pulled the pieces out for a different look.  :) 

I love that Calling All Heroes comes with focal images, background images, AND a full alphabet - it really is the perfect all-in-one set! 

See you again tomorrow for a fun little halloween card!  

October 29, 2014

Colour Challenge - Watercolour Feathers

Phew, it's been a few days!  I had my blog set to update over the weekend, but in actuality I was away from home - twice a year, I join a group of ladies in Banff for a crafting retreat.  It is FABULOUS and my twice-annual reminder to take care of myself and invest time in my hobbies.  I come home feeling so refreshed (albeit usually VERY tired!)

Our team has a challenge each month, and I love participating!  Being given a set of "ingredients" to make a card forces me to go outside of my comfort zone and do something I might have never tackled otherwise.  As I said to some fellow crafters this weekend, it makes me feel like the Iron Chef competitors for a minute - here's your mystery ingredient, and you have one hour to make a masterpiece!

This month's challenge was a colour combination - Rich Razzleberry, Rose Red, Marina Mist, Sahara Sand, and Old Olive.  I wanted to do another watercolour cut out, so I pulled the brightest colours to attack those, then filled in the background with the darker Rich Razzleberry and the neutral Sahara Sand.  Clean, simple, and pretty!  Theres a couple of little touches in there, too - Old Olive threads from the holiday twine, and a little piece cut out of a paper doily.  Love!  

See you again tomorrow!