... Morning all - I've been so excited and it's been really hard to keep this under my hat, but I can tell you now - I've been invited to be Guest Designer at DYSU Challenge - thank you ladies!! Sadly, this is the last DYSU challenge - but we're going out in style and the theme this week is Turquoise - one of my favourite colours. I was given a digi image from Rhoda Design Studio - teacups!! I made two cards.
Stamps: Rhoda Design Studio - Teacups Digi Image; Waltzingmouse - Afternoon Tea, Afternoon Tea Sentiments
Inks: Distress - Antique Linen, Tumbled Glass, Broken China
Dies: Spellbinders - Labels 20 (S5-026) #3
Accessories: Promarkers - Marine, Petrol Blue, Turquoise, Ivory, Warm Grey 1, Cool Aqua; Turquoise paper and card from stash
I like playing with digi images - you can make them fit whatever size card you need. I printed this onto white card and cut it out with my Spellbinder die using the "out-of-the-box" technique. I decided to have ivory teacups with the patterns in turquoise and just a touch of orange. I mounted the image on some turquoise paper from my stash. I decorated the card base with various stamps from Waltzingmouse - they were made to go with these teacups! And the sentiment is just fab.
I was having so much fun with the teacups that I made another card! I decided to go a bit bolder this time.
Stamps: Rhoda Design Studio - Teacups Digi Image
Inks: Distress - Tumbled Glass
Dies: Spellbinders - Labels 18 (S4-310) #5; Simon Says - Folded Banner (S116)
Accessories: Promarkers - Marine, Petrol Blue, Turquoise, Ivory, Warm Grey 1, Cool Aqua; Stampin' Up Design Paper - Tempting Turquoise, Crumb Cake; Sentiment computer generated; Card from stash
I opted for portrait style this time - so the teacups were printed bigger! I used Promarkers to colour the cups and then fussy cut them out! I mounted them onto a pretty label that I cut from Crumb Cake DP; I inked the edge of the label while still in the die. The sentiment is a quote from C S Lewis and seemed appropriate - I printed it on the PC and cut it out with the super folded banner die (a present from my buddy Tara). I inked the edges and then attached it to the card.
Thanks again to the DYSU team for asking me to join them - I've had such fun! That's all for now. See you soon.
- Deborah Frings
- Northville, Michigan, United States
- I'm married to my best friend, Jonathan, and he's very supportive, or should that be tolerant, of my crafting addiction!!! We have two wonderful children, Ben and Kathryn. I am blessed with a loving family and am surrounded by friends, both virtual and real-life. I believe in life-long learning and graduated a couple of years ago with a BSc in Chemistry. If I'm not in my craft room making cards, then you might find me reading, taking photos, or simply being with the family.