Edited to add: I was so happy to be chosen as the TOP SPOT at Art Impressions – Challenge #230 Good Goes Round! Thanks so much!
I was also fortunate to be selected as a Happy Little Stampers – April Mixed Media Challenge – Travel.
Hello and welcome
Here we are back again with Kath’s new challenge over at Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.
I have just returned from a holiday in South Australia, where I visited a couple of lighthouses, which I just love. As I had also recently received the wonderful new Lighthouse Circlet Mini Tryfolds stamp set from Art Impressions, I decided it was perfect for this week’s challenge.
As it is a trifold card, it is really difficult to photograph clearly.
On the back of the packet are very clear instructions for the using the 3 stamps and 2 mini die cuts to create the look through circle card.
My card is slightly taller (5″), rather than the 4″ suggested, as I wanted to play around with a background.
After stamping and die cutting each of the 3 circles, I water coloured the scenes using Distress Inks. I then added a little white paint to the wave caps to make it a bit more realistic.
Front panel Middle inside flap
Inside back panel
I wanted my card to give the impression of looking through an old brick wall across to the wonderful views.
Unfortunately, when I checked, I didn’t have a brick stencil, but I found a Kaisercraft die.
So I cut a stencil using an old piece of packaging – not too strong, but perfect for a decayed look.
Using white Ranger Texture Paste, I added some bricks to the front, the second panel and on the inside of the back panel.
To give the impression of the wall decaying, I used Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations die to cut the top RH corner of the front and top LH of the middle panel. As I didn’t want the shapes, I just cut off the die cuts to leave an uneven shape.
On the back panel, I added a circle using Mama Elephant – Sew Fancy Creative Cuts. I used the banner die from this set and stamped the sentiment from MFT – All Smiles set. To finish, I added three small, craft die cut shells from Memory Box Seaside Treasures.
Sorry this has been such a long post!
Now it’s over to you! Don’t forget to check out the clever creations from the rest of the talented Design Team members at our blog.
Die Cut Divas – April’s challenge theme is to make a project you associate with April (such as Easter, Rain, Storms, April Fools Day, Spring, Autumn, IRS/Taxes) or April holidays (www.holidayinsights.com)
Have a wonderful week and happy creating