Draw Your Own Accessories

Any occasion, Cards, Love note

Welcome! It’s Wednesday, so that means it’s time for another Colour Me! challenge post. The challenge this week is to create a project using grey, yellow, and fuchsia.

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I’m not sure if I’ve ever mentioned this before, but grey is my favourite colour so naturally I was pretty excited for this challenge. As usual, I have a video tutorial to share. You can watch it below, or on my YouTube channel.

When I started out with my card, I had a vague idea of where I wanted to go. The most solid idea was to use the Waves Background stamp and Distress Ink to create a bold background. I also knew that I wanted to use the large elephant from the Critters in the Jungle stamp set as my grey element.

Once the card was close to being assembled, I realized that it really needed something else. I decided the something else was a tiny and silly hat for my elephant. So, I did something I’ve never done before, I drew my own accessory.

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I started in pencil, and once I was happy with the shape, I used a thin marker to trace the outline and coloured it in with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers. I fussy cut it out, and then used a glue dot to adhere it to my elephant friend. I think this simple detail is what really brings this card to life.

Here’s the thing though, I am not very artistically inclined, so this was a BIG leap for me. I feel like my whole world has opened up now since I feel more confident to add my own simple elements to my projects. If you’re not sure about where to start, I recommend Googling some images to get you started and just experiment. I know there are accessory stamp sets available, but if you’re like me and have a limited stash, I think drawing your own really opens up options and helps you get more out of your supplies.

There is tons more inspiration over at the Colour Me! challenge. Make sure to check out the other designers–

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Thanks so much for dropping by! Until next time,

julia

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Colour Me…! #56 – Merci Tag, Thank You Card

Cards, Challenges, Thank You Cards

Welcome! It’s a very colourful challenge this week over at the Colour Me…! challenge blog.

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I was really excited to put my Basic Grey, Grand Bazzar, patterned paper to good use. I received this paper in the October Simon Says Stamp card kit and hadn’t used it at all! The bold patterns and vivid colours are just perfect for this week’s challenge of teal, purple, orange, and yellow.

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I live in a small Franco-Ontarian town so I like to keep a stash of cards with greetings in French, just in case!

I cut the tag and merci sentiment, as well as the two stitched background panels, using my Silhouette Portrait machine.

Using my paper trimmer, I cut the Grand Bazzar patterned paper into strips of various widths. I adhered the strips to the top layer of my tag and used my scissors to trim the edges.

In order to give the sentiment a little extra dimension, I adhered three layers together (two white, and the top purple).

I assembled the back panel layers as well as the tag using my permanent glue runner. Before I used foam tape to adhere everything to the kraft cardbase, I finished the tag with a bit of brown ribbon and some twine.

Once everything was adhered to the cardbase, I added a few sequins to finish off the card.

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I hope I’ve inspired you to play along with the challenge this week. It’s so much fun to see all the submissions and creative colourful designs. Hope to see you here again soon!

julia

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