Thanks again to Nikki from Dewdrop Craftz for being our sponsor for the challenge and also for your kind comments on our digi tutorials. I'd love to see what you've done with your new found skills so let me know so I can come visit!
Onto the winners of challenge 14 (Digital Delights) We had 117 entries so thank you all very very much! Lynn Antill just a note that for some reason your comments have turned spanish or something and it wont allow me to post a comment so sorry, I did try several times!
Random.Org has chosen Number 39 which is Lisa Jane, well done Lisa, please email me to arrange for your digital stamps.
Our Top 3 for this challenge are (and Oh my whirly word was this so tough! Actually I'm going to have a Top 5 for 50 or more entries in future!)
In no particular order are....
Jodi for her Spring Ducks Card
Mary C - Spring Bathtime card
Nikki - Dolphin card
Well done ladies they were outstanding! Please grab your blinkie from the sidebar for Top 3!
CHALLENGE 15 - TRICOLOUR (COLOUR WHEEL)
For this challenge it is important you read the COLOUR THEORY tutorial as its not an own choice of colour.
Our challenge this fortnight is to use a Tricolour scheme on your creation based on the following colour schemes.
You can choose any colour combination you like so long as it follows one of the schemes listed. If in doubt please ask!
Please post what scheme & colours you have used on your blog.
TIP! There are a lot of spring challenges around just now so have a dabble with an analogous scheme using green/green-yellow/yellow ;)
We're sponsored again by the fabulous Joanna Sheen. You may have caught some of her create and craft shows recently, I managed to catch a couple and she was fantastic! New in at Joanna's shop are WOW WOW WOW pillar packs of prima flowers, one of them is all white so you can colour them with your promarkers (I'll be there on pay day lol!) and the NEW Martha Stewart "Punch around the page" punches
Joanna is again offering a £10 voucher for her online shop. She has soooo many goodies to choose from too and offers free P&P worldwide! (Excluding certain heavy items)
Here's what we've come up with (I think lots of us loved the purple/green/orange scheme!)
Just a note that Elly & Toria haven't followed the challenge as I didn't communicate to them effectively what was required so I've taken note, slapped my wrists and hope that I've explained the challenge properly here!
The three colours I decided to use were green, orange & violet.I used a square coloured card and after colouring the outside of a flower shaped pattern I stuck it to the card with double sided tape, I then coloured a digital picture which I had previously downloaded in the centre of it.
I have used a download from Pink Petticoat and coloured it in with Promarkers. I have printed it out 3 times and decoupaged it in 3 layers using 3D foam
The backing paper is by DCWV and I altered the colours of the flowers with a Promarker so they matched the colour scheme better. The flowers have also been coloured to match.
I used a Martha Stewart doily punch to make a black strip and attached spotty ribbon from Docrafts. To finish I added a spot of bling to the flowers on the chair and a sentiment from a magazine freebie.
So without further ado I shall hand you over to the very very talented Tracy Payne!
I started around 4 years I think, but Hubby thinks it's longer? I started making cards and then I moved onto scrapbooking, just so that I could keepsome of my work and so that cherished memories can be passed to my children and their children.
2. You make such wonderfully creative designs, where do you get inspiration from?
My Husband reckons from him.......but I think not. To be honest more often than not I start with a blank page, I never know what I'm going to create. Other times I get an idea in my head, for example I recently made my Daughter's 18th Birthday Card. I wanted to use the Step Card style as I hadn't done that before, but I also wanted to incorporate a large 18. The result is on my blog here.
I have a few.... flowers, ribbons, beads, stickles and wonderful distress inks.
4. Do you suffer from cardmakers block or lack of mojo? How do you overcome that?
Not very often, I find getting new stash helps! In the last two weeks I have done a couple of sketch cards, I think these are brilliant if your ever get stuck.
5. Your Top 3 tips
1. When using double sided tape, I apply a glue stick on top, (I useTombow), this makes it repositionable and when dries will become permanent.
3. I buy make-up sponges to use to apply distress inks to the edges of my cardstock, or to achieve graduated shading. They are a lot cheaper!