Friday, 9 December 2016

Crafty Cupcakes Crafty Challenges for October

Jillian Selwood, Purple Jelly Designs, Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator

I took part in two card challenges in October with the Crafty Cupcakes group. The first challenge was to make a card using only the colours Wild Wasabi, Delightful Dijon, Chocolate Chip, Cajun Craze and either Whisper White or Very Vanilla. They are probably my least favourite colours and as I didn't have any of the inks I needed to be very creative!

I recently watched a video by Jennifer McGuire and she made a card base out of small strips of different coloured cardstock. I really wanted to try it out so here was my opportunity.

This is the card I made.

Creative Challenge card, Wild Wasabi, Delightful Dijon, Cajun Craze, Chocolate Chip

I cut out the word thanks from the strippy cardbase and also from a piece of Chocolate Chip Cardstock and then placed the Chocolate Chip piece in the space on the strippy cardbase.  I thought it looked ok and certainly fitted the brief but to be honest I wasn't that impressed with it.

So I decided to use the strippy 'thanks' cut out on the Chocolate Chip cardstock and then mounted this on a piece of Delightful Dijon and Cajun Craze cardstock. I was really, really pleased with this, I just love the effect of the strippy 'thanks'.

Thanks, Autumn colours

The second challenge was to make a card for a Fall Theme.  Fall, or Autumn for me is all about leaves and the different colours so I had to use some leaf die cuts which are distressed with different inks. I'm really pleased how this turned out.

Botanical Blooms thinlets, Autumn, leaves

Thank you for stopping by this week and reading my blog, I do hope you’ve enjoyed it. Until next week.

Jillian xx

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