Sunday, October 2, 2011

A peek at my WCMD creations

I was quite busy yesterday for World Cardmaking Day, playing along with Pink Paislee and knocking 6 of 7 challenges out somehow...having the hubs home to occupy the boy child helps a LOT, and with Rileigh at a friend's house and Andraia on house arrest reorganizing her room for a bad progress report, it was super quiet. EERILY quiet. That doesn't bother me, though...more time for crafting!

One of the challenges was to stitch on your card, so I pulled out my Bayberry Cottage and stitched X's and that line above them, adding K&Co O alpha stickers. Random stretch lace from my stash.
A closer look at my X's and O's :)
Bayberry Cottage alpha, and a little freehand heart/flourishes which I stitched. This baby is ready to give to hubby on our anniversary this month! :)
I made this one for a friend with a birthday this week :) She'll love it! The challenge here was to make a shaped card so *of course* I pulled out my Ultimate Crafter's Companion and made this purse card. I used a sheet of House of Three, Bayberry Cottage pleated trim, and a Bayberry brad. A pearl strand seemed like a good fit for a handle.
Used some adhesive pearls from my Fairyopolis cardmaking kit for some extra flap detail (I don't think I'm ever going to run out of stuff from that kit! Seriously!)
Here's the inside :) (Yes, I know there's a stamping goof...) Studio G sentiment and Autumn Leaves flower stamps. Crafter's Companion pearlescent paper.
No real reason for this, it will probably end up in my shop. The challenge: a neutral base with colorful papers. I misted the base lightly with Shimmerz. House of Three and Bayberry Cottage papers. Black Soot Distress Stickles.
That cute flower die cut from House of Three collection. Sentiment stamp by Stuido G.

This one was created for a challenge requiring an upcycled item, which in this case is the "film strip" piece...I took the leftover packaging from the pleated trim I used on the purse card (so sad to part with such gorgeousness, but it had to be done) and punched out squares. After adhering it to the Crafter's Companion pearlescent cardstock, I punched squares out of different pieces of Bayberry Cottage and placed them inside the holes. Twine and Bayberry Cottage alpha complete it! I love this card, and it will make a great addition to my shop!

This one was a bit out of the ordinary, but I must say I love the finished product. About halfway through I found myself asking "what have I done?" but am pleased with the finished product. The challenge here was to use more than one stamp in layers. More Bayberry Cottage alpha/papers. Not sure if this will go in the shop or not...I think I have a recipient in mind!
This is a Fancy Pants stamp, from the Delight stamp set. I had to use the gold embossing powder! I couldn't get it to photograph well, but I used bubble wrap and a bit of black ink (very faint) to stamp some random circles all over the top. I then embossed with more gold embossing powder, and because it was a scant amount of ink, some of it is gold and some is black. Looks really neat up close!
All of the stamps here are from the delight set. when I stamped the turquoise SEI chalkbox ink flowers, I decided the whole thing wanted to be inked, and that was the moment it all came together :) I love how the layered stamps look. A bit out of the norm for me, but I'm trying to expand my crafty horizons. I'll be trying out cards like this more often I think !
See the bubble wrap imprints?
The final challenge I was able to complete was to create a mixed media card. I pulled out the Shimmerz and a mask from Hampton Arts and made the background. It is soooo shimmery in person!! I inked up the bubble wrap with some black dye ink yet again for the circles. TIP: You can create this look by using a piece of bubble wrap with dried paint on it. It gives it that "crackle" look. House of Three for the turquoise pieces, Bayberry Cottage made the medallion. More Distress Stickles :)
Love bubble wrap stamping!

That's how I spent my World Card Making Day, in between loads of laundry. Hope you were able to create something nice. My little man has the sniffles today, so we're hunkered down at home. Maybe I'll craft more, who knows? I know there's more laundry...that never ends here. (Good thing it's my secret-favorite chore!) The rain outside the window *again* is assuring I'm stuck inside I'm afraid :(

Have a great day!


Carole of Brum said...

Wow Khristen, you certainly were busy on World Cardmaking day! Can't believe how many projects you finished, good job you had a quiet household for once! they all look great, and I LOVE that bubblewrap stamping. CoB

Carole of Brum said...

PS tried to leave a comment on your monochrome card, but Blogger wouldnt let me leave one. Love the fun image and the ribbon, and it looks great in brown monochrome. CoB

Mel said...

Ohhhh wowsers!!
These are just wow! I love the papers, so fab and look so touch feely hee!
Lovely variety and styles! So talented lady hee
Hugs M xxx

Lynne in NI said...

Gosh these are all gorgeous Khristen, looks like you had a lovely crafty day!

Kathryn said...

You really got down to business on world cardmaking day! I really like the film strip-eque card, very innovative! :)

melsanford said...

Fab creations! You've been a very busy bee :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx