Dandelion Dream – CCK guest designer

I was so very lucky and was chosen as the winner of the guest designer spot after the May challenge at Ching-Chou Kuik’s challenge blog! So here is my card for the July Challenge of Sparkles and Shine! I am not very good at using glitter and such, so it was quite the challenge! Thank you for having me!

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The image I chose is Dandelion Dream, by Ching-Chou Kuik, obviously. I absolutely love these images and it was hard to choose something that I thought might be good with the theme. Everything is coloured with copics. I’ve added lots of pink and yellow dots with liquid pearls for extra shine (which is hard to capture in a photo) and used silver rhinestones as the centre of the dandelions.

All the flowers are by Wild Orchid Craft, apart from the purple berry looking thing which is by Live and Love Crafts. I’ve used a ton of glitter glue and papers from First Edition Papers, Lili of the Valley and Papirdesign. The sentiment is by Pink Pettycoat and the butterflies from a Martha Stewart puncher. Lastly, the shiny pink circles are candi from Craftwork Cards.

I am terrible at trying to take photos of something shiny or sparkly, therefore I have taken quite a few, with different light sources, and instead of just picking one I’ve decided to share four of the photos. I think it’s a good example to show how different light sources can make the photo look different as well.

This first one shows the colours best, but a bit heavy in contrast. Daylight and flash.

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The second photo shows the sparkles a bit better, but the colours are also duller. I used the camera on my phone for this.

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This photo is truer to the colour of the card, but it doesn’t show the sparkles and shine as good as the other photos. Lightbulbs and flash.

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And lastly, here is a darker photo to show off the sparkles even better! Daylight, no flash.

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Copics used: (hair) E51, E53, E43, E44, (skin) E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, (dress and wings) V99, RV00, RV02, RV04, Y04, Y08, YR02, (greens) YG03, YG97, G94.

Frozen inspired

I admit it: I have scheduled up a few posts. I thought I’d grab hold of that mojo for blogging and use it while it lasted as it’s tended to only last an hour every few weeks as of late, heh.

This is a card I made in late November for a young girl. It is frozen inspired, as the colours may suggest, and as she is a December baby it seemed like a good idea with a winter theme. I used a Saturated Canary image and coloured it in with copics. I added sparkles to the wings and used both frantage and glitter around the various parts of the card. The border die is Tim Holtz, and the punches are by Martha Stewart. All the flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.

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Colourful party

Before I made this card I was told it should be colourful and give a party feeling. So I had to use this pre-coloured image by Lili of the Vally. I think it’s a fun one! I used a colourful background with shiny silver text as well as a lot of flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts which I added glitter to. I also added glitter to the letters in the name and used lots of varied colours on rhinestones.

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Guest appearance and a tangled reindeer

This week I have the honour of being a guest at Digital Delights. As this has never happened to me I had no idea what to do, whatsoever, haha. Exciting, though! Thankfully they were nice and informed me of what to do and let me pick one of their stamps to make a card with. I only had a few days, so I didn’t have time to nip to the shop and top up my stash, but I managed to get two cards done before the post went up. Here is the first one. The second will be posted tomorrow.

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