Thursday 9 March 2017

My Mum's Craft Shop Guest Designer Spot

Hello and good morning everyone ---

I'm here this morning feeling very excited, as I was asked to guest designer for My Mum's Craft Shop (MMCS) by Kitty, so of course I said yes. Woo hoo!
For my 1st MMCS post I immediately chose a stamp from the Dreamerland Crafts range as they're so cute...I love the retro feel of them. The one I finally plumbed for is called 'Surrounded By Love, I adore the little puppies they're just so sweet. I used Spectrum Noir pens and Illustrator pens to colour with, some Echo Park patterned paper and a few MFT dies and stamps.  Thanks for looking 💖

Here's What I Did
I covered a 5" x 5" scalloped card blank with pretty patterned paper, leaving a slim border. Next I cut down a piece of strong white card and die cut a arch shaped in the centre and adding a stamped sentiment just below it.

Using the left over die cut arch clouds were added using a die cut cloud template and blue distressing ink. fancy circle from white card and 2 pieces of funky foam, these were all glued together to create a frame.

The image was stamped onto colouring card then coloured with alcohol pens. When the image was completed the top section was cut away, but making sure that a generous section was left on the bottom under the girl. The image was stamped again onto the same patterned paper I used previously, then pen was added to the dress and bow areas to create shade, then cut out. The two cut out pieces were paper pieced onto the coloured image and the whole image strip was glued behind the arched window.

The cloud arch was glued flat onto the card blank and the aperture panel containing the image was also added to the card front using foam tape. To complete the card, stamped and die cut paw prints were added along with a few enamel dots.

Here's What I Used
Stamps: Dreamerland Crafts 'Surrounded By Love', MFT 'BB You Have My Heart'
Dies: MFT 'BB You Have My Heart', MFT Die-namics 'Stitched Arch STAX', Lawn Fawn 'Puffy Clouds'
Paper & Cardstock (CS): 5"x 5" Scallop Card Blank, Echo Park 'Summer Spots & Stripes', 'Sheena Douglass White Stamping CS, Beige Card
Spectrum Noir (Old) & New Illustrator Pens: Skin - FS9. FS7, FS6, TN3, RB1, FS3 / Hair - RB1, RB2, EB1, EB2, EB3 /Dress - CR1, CR8, DR8 / Puppies - EB1, GB2, GB4, GB7 / Underskirt - TB2 / Grass - LG1, LG2, LG4. DG3. CG4.
Other: Enamel Dots, Foam Tape, Distressing Ink - Tumbled Glass Memento Ink, Die Cut Cloud Template, Misti, Foam Pads

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x Janine x


Ali said...

Congrats on your GD spot!! Lovely card as always xx

Squirrel x said...

Yay for you hun!.what a fabulous debut, gorgeously cute image and your colourwork is simply wow! Hope you are ok. Big hugs xx

Christine L said...

So fabulous Janine... I love the little scene in the arched window! And big congrats on your GDT!

Christine x

Juls said...

Beautifully card xx

Marilyn said...

Congtrats on the GD spot Janine. Such a cute card and I love how you used the die with the image... just perfect!